HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 4/5  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Outside the building box
Ann R. Thryft   5/7/2013 12:45:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I agree about the mechanical properties. I was surprised to see these materials used in this app, but I probably shouldn't have, seeing what's been done with them elsewhere: seawalls, pontoons, etc.



AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Carbon composite to strength pipelines
AnandY   5/7/2013 6:26:01 AM
NO RATINGS
Can carbon composite sheets be used to provide strength to water pipelines which run underground? These pipelines face the problem like corrosion, breakage, etc. If these carbon composites in anyway strengthen the pipelines then it will be great.

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re: Outside the building box
AnandY   5/7/2013 6:21:51 AM
NO RATINGS
True, that technology get outdated within few years. But maintenance is also one of the major factor. In conventional structure maintenance is very less once constructed. Is this the same with carbon structures?

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Outside the building box
Debera Harward   5/7/2013 5:51:15 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Elizebeth, you are correct these days technology is changing soo rapidly that after some times it completely seems to be outdated.What if some issues comes in a buildiing constructed with carbon composites after some years and ths technology becomes outdated then wht will  be the user doing in this case .

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Outside the building box
Debera Harward   5/7/2013 5:51:15 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Elizebeth, you are correct these days technology is changing soo rapidly that after some times it completely seems to be outdated.What if some issues comes in a buildiing constructed with carbon composites after some years and ths technology becomes outdated then wht will  be the user doing in this case .

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Outside the building box
Elizabeth M   5/7/2013 3:51:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Ann, you're right. Things that seem so cutting edge during one era seem completely outdated and strange 10 or 20 years down the line. With how quickly things move these days that time frame could be even sooner.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Curvy buildings, today's fad application
William K.   5/6/2013 9:40:14 PM
NO RATINGS
So the very most trendy architects are designing all sorts of curvy buildings for  the very rich. That is fine, but I wonder who will be the ones revising these buildings in five years when the fad has passed and a different style is in vogue. 

I also wonder about space utilization efficiency. which I guess does not matter yet in Duabi. Probably we would not see these in HongKong, at least not may of them, and none at all in tokyo, for certain.

But it is a good show of what can be done with the new materials. I wonder what they will look like after ten years of bright sunshine, though.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Outside the building box
Rob Spiegel   5/6/2013 6:42:17 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, these curvy building are a relief from the typical blocks. I'm curious about whether the insides of the building are also curvy or whether what we're seeing is mostly a facade.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Outside the building box
Rob Spiegel   5/6/2013 6:04:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, that occurred to me as well, Chuck. Even if the composites don't bear weight, they have weight of their own they need to support. One would guess this has been taken into consideration, including wind stress.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Outside the building box
Ann R. Thryft   5/6/2013 2:02:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Cabe. Of course, fashion changes always make buildings look outdated sooner or later; remember all those "futuristic" styles of the 50s in industrial design, cars, and buildings?



<<  <  Page 4/5  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
SpaceX has 3D printed and successfully hot-fired a SuperDraco engine chamber made of Inconel, a high-performance superalloy, using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The company's first 3D-printed rocket engine part, a main oxidizer valve body for the Falcon 9 rocket, launched in January and is now qualified on all Falcon 9 flights.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
UK researchers have come up with a method for machining aerospace-grade, carbon fiber-reinforced composites, along with high-strength aerospace alloys, using an ultrasonically assisted machining device. It also works on high-strength aerospace alloys.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 18 - 22, Embedded Software Development With Python & the Raspberry Pi
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service