CUBIC space frame

The CUBIC space frame is a modular system in which an orthogonal grid is formed from Vierendeel girders in both directions, and joints are introduced in the top and bottom chords midway between each chord intersection. The grid can be constructed of modules 'X', 'T' or 'L' shaped in plan. These are the basic modules of the CUBIC space frame system which uses both tubular and open sections.

In 1988, the roof of a maintenance hangar for Boeing 747 aircraft at Stansted Airport was constructed from the system. The modules were 4 m deep and the space frame covered a diamond shaped plan of 98 m x 170 m on the major axes, without internal supports. (The CUBIC space frame is no longer available.)

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  • galileo
    What is the CUBIC space frame?
    2 years ago

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