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PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XVI.3

Practical Applications of Program SUSP for Cable-Suspended Roofs

T.T. Lan*, T. Ji+, H. Qian and R. Qian#

*China Academy of Building Research, Beijing
+Harbin Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute
#Hehai University, Nanjin, China

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
T.T. Lan, T. Ji, H. Qian, R. Qian, "Practical Applications of Program SUSP for Cable-Suspended Roofs", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 127-131, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.16.3
Abstract
SUSP, an analysis program for geometrically non-linear problems, is used for cable-nets with arbitrary shape and structures consisting of a combination of cables and trusses. The efficiency of the program is enhanced by means of three measures which are 1. Parallel consideration of design requirements and computational features; 2. Providing rational design parameters; 3. Ensuring correctly computed results. The design procedures for two practical structures, a transversely stiffened single curvature cable-suspended roof for Anhui Province Gymnasium and an orthogonal cable-net roof for Sichuan Province Gymnasium in China, are described using SUSP and incorporating the measures mentioned above.

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