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Development of timber reciprocal frame structures in the UK

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dc.contributor.author CHILTON, John
dc.contributor.editor Domingo Cabo, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.editor Lázaro Fernández, Carlos Manuel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-08T13:04:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-08T13:04:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-08T13:04:48Z
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-8363-461-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/6844
dc.description p. 1877-1884 en_EN
dc.description.abstract Although the structural principle of closed circuits of mutually supporting beams was known by Leonardo Da Vinci and has been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years (Popovic Larsen [8]), its rediscovery and renaming as the Reciprocal Frame, by the designer Graham Brown in 1987, has led to more structures of this type being built in the UK over the last 20 years. This paper briefly traces the development of reciprocal frames in the UK from Brown¿s first simple gazebo structures, through its use in houses and commercial applications. It concludes with a description of the conception, design, analysis, manufacture and installation of a ten metre diameter reciprocal frame roof, completed in early 2009, which is composed of locally-sourced Douglas Fir roundwood trunks and constructed as part of the Woodland Community Hall at Hill Holt Wood, near Newark in the UK (Chilton et al [6]). This final project demonstrates an interesting juxtaposition of `low-tech¿ materials (selected green de-barked timber) with `high-tech¿ processing (CNC cutting and drilling of lap joints and fixing holes) and illustrates the collaborative processes necessary to ensure trouble-free erection of the `woven¿ timber grid. en_EN
dc.language Inglés en_EN
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (50th. 2009. Valencia). Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures : Proceedings en_EN
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos en_EN
dc.subject Reciprocal frame en_EN
dc.subject Timber structures en_EN
dc.title Development of timber reciprocal frame structures in the UK en_EN
dc.type Comunicación en congreso en_EN
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Chilton, J. (2010). Development of timber reciprocal frame structures in the UK. Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/6844. es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate 2009 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia es_ES


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