Form-finding of surface in the form of enneper minimal surface / Hooi Min Yee and Kok Keong Choong

Hooi, Min Yee (2012) Form-finding of surface in the form of enneper minimal surface / Hooi Min Yee and Kok Keong Choong. Esteem Academic Journal, 8 (1). pp. 9-14. ISSN 1675-7939


Form-finding is carried out for tensioned fabric structures in order to determine the initial equilibrium shape under a prescribed support condition and a pre-stress pattern. Experimental form-finding using soap film model is frequently used to investigate the possible forms of uniformly stressed surfaces. Soap film models also provide a means for checking the accuracy of computational form-finding results. In this study, a soap film model is used to determine the surface form corresponding to a boundary shape defined by the mathematical equation for Enneper minimal surface. The obtained soap film models are compared with the computational form-finding results for a certain range of parameters. The study shows that within certain limits of the parameters defining Enneper minimal surfaces, results of computational form-finding are in good agreement with mathematically defined Enneper minimal surfaces.


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Hooi, Min Yee
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Esteem Academic Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Academic Journal (EAJ)
ISSN: 1675-7939
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 9-14
Keywords: soap fil; minimal surfaces; form-finding; Ennerper minimal surface
Date: 2012
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