A simple analysis of the physical loading of model basswood columns, beams, and trusses.
This project is based around the design of a trellis system on the edge of a solid plain. The trellis is constructed out of lightweight stress-skin panels. The stress-skin panels are constructed out of foam laminated wood. Each stress-skin panel acts as a single module and is attached at slowly increasing angles via an L-bracket and a steel dowel pin connection. The system of panels also slowly begins to bend upwards to exemplify its lightweight nature. This allows light to filter through in an increasingly dramatic fashion. The trellis is supported by a solid steel column and a cambered steel beam.
“Tetris House is derived from turning very pragmatic parameters into a spatially engaging concept: multiple programmatic demands (five self-contained units, parking space and other covered exterior areas) have initiated two volumes. L-shaped in plan and section they are spatially interwoven as to produce a range of dynamic in-between spaces.”
-Plasma Studio architects
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority prepared a major Coastal Permit to widen nearly 50 miles of Garden State Parkway between Milepost 30 and Milepost 80. This includes replacement of the Bass River Bridge. This project was performed in coordination with my employer, Hardesty & Hanover LLP.
The Route 52 Causeway reconstruction project in Ocean City, NJ involves the replacement of existing bridges supported on combination of timber and pre-cast reinforced concrete piles. This project was performed in coordination with my employer, Hardesty & Hanover LLP.
The Civil Engineering students are first broken into teams. There are building teams with structural engineers and geotechnical engineers and then there are teams of environmental engineers and transportation engineers. The goal of each building team is to develop a structure in its entirety, ours being a hotel. Analysis of zoning codes for our plot of land was the first element researched before even thinking about loads. A full analysis of the live and dead loads to be expected in a hotel were to be calculated and allowed us to find and locate where the steel skeleton beams and columns should go. This project required a lot of teamwork and cooperation as the transportation teams were designing the roads and parking lots for the hotel and the environmental team did site analysis. Finally, after the loads were known and the steel columns and beams had been sized, the geotechnical portion of our team developed the foundation. We utilized computer programs such as RISA 3D, Revit, and Robot Structural Analysis to aid us in the design.