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dc.contributorMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
dc.contributorCaitlin T. Mueller.
dc.contributor.authorKhouri, Noor K
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-25T20:06:12Z
dc.date.available2019-10-25T20:06:12Z
dc.date.created2017-09-28 23:27
dc.date.issued2017-09-15
dc.identifieroai:dspace.mit.edu:1721.1/111282
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/111282
dc.identifier1003490449
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/1501875
dc.description.abstractGeometric patterns, pioneered centuries ago as a dominant form of ornamentation in Islamic architecture, represent an abundant source of possible topologies and geometries that can be explored in the preliminary design of discrete structures. This diverse design space motivates the coupling between Islamic patterns and the form finding of funicular grid shells for which structural performance is highly affected by topology and geometry. This thesis examines one such pattern through a parametric, performance-driven framework in the context of conceptual design, when many alternatives are being considered. Form finding is conducted via the force density method, which is augmented with the addition of a force density optimization loop to enable grid shell height selection. A further modification allows for force densities to be scaled according to the initial member lengths, introducing sensitivity to pattern geometry in the final form-found structures. The results attest to the viable synergy between architectural and structural objectives through grid shells that perform as well as, or better than, quadrilateral grid shells. Historic and cultural patterns therefore present design opportunities that both expand the conventional grid shell design vocabulary and offer designers an alternative means of referencing vernacular traditions in the modern built environment, through a structural engineering lens. Key words: grid shell, structural topology, Islamic pattern, parametric design, performance driven design, force density method, form finding.
dc.description.abstractby Noor K. Khouri.
dc.description.abstractThesis: S.M. in Building Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2017.
dc.description.abstractThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.
dc.description.abstractCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.
dc.description.abstractIncludes bibliographical references (pages 81-84).
dc.format.medium84 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology
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dc.subjectArchitecture.
dc.titleStructural grid shell design with Islamic pattern topologies
dc.typeThesis
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