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Liuti, A., D'Amico, B. & Pugnale, A. (2016). Building timber gridshells with air: Numerical simulations and technique challenges. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits. ISBN 9781138026513
Construction has always been a fascinating and challenging aspect of timber gridshells. So far, only three techniques have successfully been used for the erection of such stru...
Tokede, O. O., D'Amico, B., Gupta, N. K. & Wamuziri, S. (2013). Developing a fuzzy new -generation whole-life cost model for medium-sized office buildings.
Purpose of this paper
The purpose of this paper is to explore the investment appraisal aspects of the new-generation whole-life cost (NWLC) model and develops a fuzzy new-gene...
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2013). A form finding method for post formed timber grid shell structures. doi:10.13140/2.1.3949.8888
Timber grid shells provide efficient ways of covering large openings with relatively small amount of materials. With three-dimensional CAD software, it is now possible to mode...
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Situated at Sheffield’s Hallam Square, Sheffield, the Magnolia Gridshell, is
a design collaboration by Sheffield Hallam University with experts in this
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D'Amico, B. (2013). Form-finding and structural optimisation of timber gridshell structures.
Pone, S., Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Fiore, A., Lancia, D. & Parenti, B. (2012). Timber Post-formed Gridshell: Digital Form-finding / drawing and building tool.
Summary: This research deals with design, structural analysis and construction of timber post-formed gridshells. Starting from the scale modelling experience, from 1:20 to 1:1...
Pone, S., Colabella, S., Parenti, B., Lancia, D., Fiore, A., D'Amico, B., …Ceraldi, C. (2012). Construction and form-finding of a post-formed timber grid-shell. In Cruz, P. J. D. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications and Challenges, 245-252. doi:10.1201/b15267-32. ISBN 978-0-415-66195-9
In this paper, the design procedure and construction phases of a post-formed timber
grid-shell are described. For form-finding and verification of structural safety, two diffe...
Portioli, F., D Lorenzo, G., D'Amico, B., Landolfo, R. & Mazzolani, F. M. (2011). Contact buckling effects in built-up cold-formed steel beams.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of contact interactions on local
buckling of a built-up cold-formed steel member assembled by mechanical fasteners. To this...
Portioli, F., D'Amico, B., Di Lorenzo, G. & Landolfo, R. (2010). Modelling of geometric imperfections in numerical simulations of built-up cold-formed steel beams. ISBN 9789291471027
This paper is concerned with the modelling of geometric imperfections in the finite element analysis of a built-up cold-formed beam assembled with mechanical fasteners. The ob...
D 'amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Dhonju, R. & Zhang, B. (2016). Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique. Construction and Building Materials. 129, 148-158. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106. ISSN 0950-0618
A new method to assess the raking performance of Platform timber framed walls, is provided in this study: each component of the unit wall assembly is assumed as rigid, hence a...
D'Amico, B., Zhang, H. & Kermani, A. (2016). A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures. Engineering Structures. 117, 518-527. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.034. ISSN 0141-0296
A discrete formulation of elastic rod has been tailored for the particular design task of geometric modelling, form finding and analysis of actively bent structural systems. T...
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Shepherd, P. & Williams, C. J. K. (2015). Optimisation of cross-section of actively bent grid
shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints. Computers and Structures. 154, 163-176. doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2015.04.006. ISSN 0045-7949
The use of bending as self forming process allows the realization of shape-resistant
systems, such as grid shell structures. Here, a numerical method for optimisation
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Pugnale, A., Colabella, S. & Pone, S. (2015). Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure. doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2015.05.002
Timber gridshell structures, such as the Multihalle for the federal garden festival in Mannheim or the Downland
Museum, have been the result of a creative–generative process t...
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2014). Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells. Engineering Structures. 81, 195-207. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.09.043. ISSN 0141-0296
Grid shells are efficient structural systems covering large open spaces with relatively small amount of materials. Also, post forming techniques allow realization of geometric...
D'Amico, B. Timber Grid-shell Structures: form-finding, analysis and optimisation. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9833
This thesis aims to provide a set of tools for analysis and design of free-form timber grid-shells. It provides a brief introduction on the relationship between shape and stru...