CATEGORIES2013 Conference Papers Construction Material & Technology
In this paper, the authors discuss research on the structural properties of textured stainless steel sheeting, which typically is used for skinning and other non-structural purposes. Investigators conducted performative analyses of the material, and verified the results through full-scale prototyping. Structural studies relied on scale shifts that began with molecular composition and culminated with large-sale geometric systems. The work provides evidence of the adaptability, rigidity, and high performance of thin-gauge, textured metals; it establishes the groundwork for new structurally-based design possibilities using sheet steel.