Air Structures by William McLean

By William McLean

Air can be utilized in quite a few how one can make light-weight, versatile constructions. it may be used to make inflatable buildings, cellular buildings, and transitority structures, it might additionally turn on movable parts and act as a way of making structures that may be most unlikely with traditional building tools. This e-book seems to be at each aspect of the topic, reading the different sorts of air constitution: tremendous strain constructions, air beam constructions, buoyant buildings, inflatable constructions, and lots of extra. It additionally seems to be on the building tools that use air, resembling air-inflated metal, aerated concrete and blow moulding. jam-packed with images, versions, drawings, and diagrams, this can be the proper booklet for curious scholars, designers and designers.

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They also require connections for air intake and extraction. The fans used in air cell-structures normally operate on full power during inflation, but will then switch to intermittent mode and react only in response to a drop in pressure. While some of these structures look similar to air-beam structures, the air cells are cross-connected and are not separately pressurized. Bubble Wrap® was invented by the Sealed Air Corporation in 1960. It was originally intended to be used as a type of textured wallpaper, but the inventors quickly realized it was an excellent cushioning material, and Sealed Air is now a global company.

36 AIR: STRUCTURES AIR-BEAM STRUCTURES 39 Angus Brown’s Loose Geometry and Memory Joint project. 40 AIR: STRUCTURES Loose Geometry: Memory Joints Angus Brown University of Westminster, London. 1975 A geodesic structure is created with a series of inflated members forming the struts. Angus Brown’s Loose Geometry project explored how the effectiveness of geodesic frame structures for temporary events and shelters could be improved with the use of a universal ‘Memory Joint’. A 12-node ball-and-socket connector was designed to accept structural members from all directions and be mechanically set to ‘memorize’ their positions.

The fans used in air cell-structures normally operate on full power during inflation, but will then switch to intermittent mode and react only in response to a drop in pressure. While some of these structures look similar to air-beam structures, the air cells are cross-connected and are not separately pressurized. Bubble Wrap® was invented by the Sealed Air Corporation in 1960. It was originally intended to be used as a type of textured wallpaper, but the inventors quickly realized it was an excellent cushioning material, and Sealed Air is now a global company.

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