Barrel Vault Space Structure – A Popular Industrial Space Frame Application
A Space Structure is structural system with three-dimensional assemblies of linear elements, in which the forces are transferred in a three dimensional manner. The usage & popularity of space frame structures is due to its ability to resist heavy loads & redistribute the large concentrated and unsymmetrical loading. The space structure has higher reliability and stability. They have become known for their aesthetical view, light weight, ease of fabrication, reassembling and their higher percentage reusability. The space structures are used in construction of wide application such as Community Halls, Industrial Buildings, Bridges, Railway platforms, Sports stadiums, Barrel vault Structure, Dome structures etc.
Barrel Vault Space Frame Structure:
Barrel vaults are a popular way of spanning large open areas with few intermediate supports. These structures are generally developed as economic solutions for the construction of industrial buildings.
Barrel vault Space structures have been built with many different configurations involving different arrangements. Barrel Vault Space structures allows structural design to incorporate arching theory and the use of steel offers great axial and bending strength so that long clear spans and low rise barrel vaults are possible for roofs, entrance canopies and curved glass walls. Followings are the key advantages of Barrel Vault Space frame structures-
· Fast Installation: The design / manufacture / installation of barrel vault space structure can be accomplished with in a very short interval of time due to the use of pre-fabricated components.
· Cost Effectiveness: One of the greatest advantages of using space frames in Barrel Vaults is that it is comparatively cost effective.
· Accuracy in Installation: Another essential feature of using Space frames is that there is a high degree of accuracy in the process of designing and installation of space frames.
· Flexible design structure: It is one of the most flexible and sturdy structure used for constructing commercial buildings and residential properties.
· Eco-Friendly: These space frame structures are 100 % recyclable. Therefore it is known to be eco-friendly.
· Light in weight: One of the most important advantages of Barrel Vault space structure is its lightweight due to the uniform material load distribution spatially.
· Versatile Structure: Space frame possess a versatility in shape & form and can utilize a standard module to generate various flat space grids, latticed shell, or even free-form shapes.
Since last few decades the company, Metalkarma emerged as best space frame manufacturer in india. Metalkarma Limited pays special attention towards adhering to the highest standards of quality & offers complete solutions right from the design to the erection phase to ensure creation of Barrel Vault Space Structures.