Space frame


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space frame

[′spās ‚frām]
(building construction)
A three-dimensional steel building frame which is stable against wind loads.

Space frame

A three-dimensional structural framework made up of interconnected triangular elements that enclose a space; as opposed to a frame where all the elements lie in a single plane.

space frame

Any three-dimensional structural framework (e.g., the rigid frame for a multistory building) as contrasted with a plane frame all of whose elements lie in a single plane.
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masonry and architectural work to accompany the restoration of the spacers and renovation of the space frame, Z.
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The space frame system needed a rigid boundary supporting element.
A 10-storey braced steel space frame example taken from literature [36] is studied considering four different types of bracing such as X, V, Z, and eccentric V.
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Based on the V10 plus model with its mid-mounted 10-cylinder engine, double wishbone suspension and Audi Space Frame aluminium body, it will be available exclusively as a coupe with a production run limited to 99 vehicles.
The park, which was previously set to complete in December 2013 , has now completed its completed on its massive (1.5mn ft 2 ) space frame and cladding of its walls and roof has begun.
Summary: Construction work on Dubai's newest entertainment facility, the IMG Worlds of Adventure (IMGWOA), is on-track as a mega space frame has already taken shape on-site.
In the May issue of the magazine the exploded image of the Audi A8 space frame was obscured with too much ink on the page.
With a Multimaterial Space Frame, the vehicle concept breaks new ground in terms of weight, costs and energy usage over its lifecycle, and is an evolutionary stage of Audi ultra - the lightweight construction principle from Audi.