Design Considerations for a Rotating Retractable Stadium Roof

Jenkins, Charles S (2014) Design Considerations for a Rotating Retractable Stadium Roof. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Elizabeth Ervin from Civil Engineering, The University of Mississippi.

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This thesis presents a novel type of retractable roof, adapting the pivot-based retraction system used in Miller Park to a stadium without a circular geometry. Existing stadiums with retractable roofs are reviewed, and lessons learned are used to present theoretical structural engineering design for a roof truss and recommendations for carriers. The presented concept likely requires light-weight structural systems and closely-spaced roof trusses to minimize loads on roof carriers. Actual mechanical designs of the roof carriers are quite complex as they must be able to roll in two directions and pivot about a third. The design herein is incomplete for real-world application but can inform future designers about considerations for the presented architecture.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Jenkins, Charles S
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Elizabeth Ervin
Thesis Advisor's Department: Civil Engineering
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Depositing User: Charles S Jenkins
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 14:24
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 14:24

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