Structural behavior of the suspen-dome structures and the cable dome structures with sliding cable joints

  • Liu, Hongbo ;
  • Chen, Zhihua
  • Received : 2012.01.09
  • Accepted : 2012.05.17
  • Published : 2012.07.10


Sliding cable joints have been developed for the cable dome structures and the suspen-dome structures to reduce the cable pre-stressing loss and obtain a uniform inner force in each hoop cable. However, the relevant investigation is less addressed on the structural behavior of the cable dome structures and the suspen-dome structures with sliding cable joints due to the lack of analysis techniques. In this paper, a closed sliding polygonal cable element was established to analyze the structural behavior of the cable dome structures and the suspen-dome structures with sliding cable joints. The structural behaviors with sliding cable joints were obtained.


cable dome structures;suspen-dome structures;sliding cable joint;closed sliding polygonal cable element;structural behavior


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