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1.1 Aims and scope
1.2 General structure of thesis
2.1 Historical review
2.2 Structural systems
2.2.1 Simply suspended cable structures
2.2.2 Pretensioned cable trusses
2.2.3 Pretensioned cable net structures
2.2.4 Tensegrity systems
2.3 Roof erection
2.4 Cables
2.4.1 Products
2.4.2 Strength
2.4.3 Axial stiffness
2.5.1 Fabrics and foils
2.5.2 Metal sheets
2.5.3 Panels
2.6 Structural details
2.6.1 End fittings
2.6.2 Intermediate fittings
2.6.3 Saddles
2.6.4 Anchorages
2.7 Roof loads
2.7.1 Wind load
2.7.2 Snow load
2.7.3 Earthquake load
2.7.4 Other loads
2.8 Analysis methods
The initial equilibrium problem
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 Physical modelling
3.2 Literature review of initial equilibrium solu-
3.2.1 The non-linear displacement method
3.2.2 The grid method
3.2.3 The force density method
3.2.4 Least squares stress determination methods
3.2.5 A combined approach
3.2.6 Initial equilibrium of tensegrity structures
3.3 The force density method
3.3.1 The linear force density method
3.3.2 The non-linear force density method
3.4.1 Smaller cable nets
3.4.2 A large cable net
3.4.3 Cooling towers
3.4.4 A structure composed of both cables and struts
3.4.5 Cable dome
3.4.6 Tensegrity structures
3.4.7 Conclusions
Finite cable elements
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Analytical cable solutions
4.2.1 The inextensible catenary
4.2.2 The elastic catenary
4.2.3 Effect of cable bending stiffness
4.3 Literature review of cable elements
4.3.1 Elements based on polynomial interpolation functions
4.3.2 Elements based on analytical functions
4.4 Straight and parabolic elements
4.4.1 Straight bar element
4.4.2 Elastic parabolic element
4.5 Catenary elements
4.5.1 Elastic catenary element
4.5.2 Associate catenary element
4.5.3 Convergence of solution
4.6 Comparison of elements
4.6.1 Comparison example 1
4.6.2 Comparison example 2
4.6.3 Comparison example 3
4.6.4 Conclusions from the comparisons
Static analysis
5.1 Static analysis of the Scandinavium Arena
5.1.1 The Scandinavium Arena—background
5.1.2 Prestressing forces
5.1.3 Finite element model
5.1.4 Calculation results
5.1.5 Calculation results from 1972
5.1.6 Comparison of the results
5.2 Sensitivity of bending moment to the shape
5.2.1 Description of the structure
5.2.2 Different shapes of the ring beam
5.2.3 Results and discussion
5.3 Comparison with a simplified method
5.3.1 Results and discussion
Conclusions and further research
6.1 Conclusions
6.1.1 The initial equilibrium problem
6.1.2 Finite cable elements
6.1.3 Static analysis
6.2 Further research
6.2.1 Failure analysis—background
6.2.2 Failure analysis—further research
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