1st Edition

Recent Advances in Analysis, Design and Construction of Shell & Spatial Structures in the Asia-Pacific Region

    180 Pages
    by CRC Press

    178 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This edited volume features a collection of extended versions of 13 papers originally published in the proceedings of the 12th Asian Pacific Conference on Shell & Spatial Structures held in Penang, Malaysia in October 2018. All chapters in this book have been written by experts from Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, China and Japan, and compiles recent advances in the analysis, design and construction of shell and spatial structures specifically in the Asia Pacific region.

    The contents of the book include (i) the application of advancement in analysis technique and computer technology to the realization of complex and iconic spatial structures, (ii) advanced stability analysis of novel structural forms, (iii) lessons learnt from the health condition of existing spatial structures and damaged spatial structures, (iv) promising ideas and new structural concepts, (v) fundamental study on numerical method for analysis, (vi) design of large-scale and space smart structure system and (vii) educational instructions for beginners in structural design.

    Researchers, practitioners and contractors in structural engineering, architecture and the built environment with a special interest in shell and spatial structures will find this book useful as it contains a wealth of information on their analysis, design and construction. University students will also find this book a valuable reference for their research studies.

    1 Design and construction of complex large-span structures
    Jat Yuen Richard Liew

    2 Iconic roof of Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Penang, Malaysia – architectural and engineering aspects of organic form single-layer latticed-grid steel shell roof
    Hin Cheong Saw, Kok Keong Choong, Veng Wye Tong, Sik Kwang Wong, Khai Seng Chew, and Song Teik Tang

    3 Application and recent research on direct analysis with completed projects in Macau and Hong Kong
    Siu-Lai Chan, Y. P. Liu, and S. W. Liu

    4 Structural design of free-curved RC surface – new crematorium in Kawaguchi
    Toshiaki Kimura and Mutsuro Sasaki

    5 Stability analysis and monitoring for the construction of a steel spatial hybrid structure stadium
    Hai-ying Wan, An-ying Chen, and Ji-po Yu

    6 Structural health monitoring of some space frames in China
    Jinzhi Wu, J. Hu, Y. G. Zhang, M. L. Liu, and X. W. Song

    7 Collapse analysis of space-frame gymnasiums damaged in 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
    Shogo Inanaga, Toru Takeuchi, Yuki Terazawa, and Ryota Matsuivi Contents

    8 Nonlinear bifurcation behaviours of Incheon International Airport Terminal-2 by substitutional method of boundary rigidity
    Seung-Deog Kim

    9 Roof covering effect on the structural behaviour of an annular crossed cable-truss structure
    Suduo Xue, Renjie Liu, Xiongyan Li, and Marijke Mollaert

    10 Proposal of reusable kinetic structure – about the concept and structural characteristic for String Crescent Structure
    Akira Tanaka and Masao Saitoh

    11 Minimal surface search by the tunnel method on the Plateau problem
    Toku Nishimura

    12 Robust design for a large-scale, highly precise space smart structure system
    Nozomu Kogiso

    13 Instruction for beginners in studying design
    Sun-Woo Park


      Kok Keong Choong is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his BEng from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MEng from Gifu University, Japan and DEng from The University of Tokyo, Japan. His main research interest is on topics related to computational analysis of shell & spatial structures. He also collaborates with industry on research studies or projects related to tensioned fabric structures, vibration of structures, dynamics of steel bridge structures and precast concrete structures. He is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

      Mustafasanie M. Yussof received his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2003; Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2007;  and Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, in 2015. In 2007, he joined the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, as a Lecturer and in 2017 became a Senior Lecturer. His current research interests include finite element applications, computational fluid dynamics applications, space structures, structural glass façade systems and structural fire engineering.

      Jat Yuen Richard Liew is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Engineer registered in Singapore and UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering and the Past President of Singapore Structural Steel Society. His research interest is on steel and composite structures with applications to offshore and marine, protective, and building structures. He provided specialist advice to the design of tall buildings and complex steel structures. He is a key person responsible for the development of codes of practices of steel and composite structures in Singapore.