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RA1, RA2 and RA5c: Staff and output details and Category C staff circumstances


Burford, N K - Category : A

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4


A Very Rapid Deployable Canopy System

Output type: Chapter in book
Editors: Kronenburg, R. and Klassen, F.
Book title: Transportable Environments 3: Theory, Context, Design and Technology 
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Year of publication: 2006
Pagination: pp.158-71
ISBN: 0-415-34377-1
Co-authors: Gengnagel, C
Other relevant details: Development funded by Arena Seating Ltd and through a Teaching Company Scheme grant titled: “To develop to production stage a new design of canopy for use with modular demountable grandstands” (TCS Contract No. 3001) to the value of £245,000. PCT / GB 0002519.7 patent awarded for a restrained elastical bending truss for use in rapidly deployed grandstand canopies, Burford N.K. & Smith F.W. Originally published: in Conf. Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. In Portable Architecture and Design, Toronto, ISBN 1-894503-28-7. The design was also published in Baglin, P., Wilkinson, K., Burford N.K., & Smith, F.,W. -'ARIES: A Demountable Canopy' Space Structures 5, Conf. Proc., Volume 2, Thomas Telford, London, 2002, ISBN 0-7277-3173-4, pp. 1237-1246. Cited in Design Architecture & Art, March/April 2004, Azure Publishing Inc., Niagra, Canada, ISSN 0829-982X, p. 43. Cited in Ein Dach der Besonderen Art, Mitteilungen der TUM., Munchen, 03/04. Cited in the database for the Tensinet Association Communications Network for Tensile Structures in Europe, Brussels -

Output number: 2 of 4


Tensile Restrained Arches (Zugversteifte Bogentragwerke)

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Stahlbau
Month/year of publication: August 2006
Pagination: pp 633-642
Volume: 75 (8)
ISSN: 00389145
DOI: 10.1002/stab.200610065 ?
Co-authors: Gengnagel, C, Smith, F.W.
Other relevant details: Collaboration between Lightweight Structures Unit, Professor Dr Ing. Rainer Barthel, chair of structural design at the Technical University Munich, and Professor Dr Ing Christoph Gengnagel, Chair of Structural Design at the Universitat Der Kunst, Berlin.

Output number: 3 of 4


Transformable Structures for Mobile Shelters

Output type: Conference contribution
Conference: Adaptables 2006: Proceedings of the Joint CIB, Tensinet, IASS International Conference on Design and Engineering of Adaptable Building Structures, Delft 4th-6th July 2006, Volume 2.
Month/year of publication: 01/07/2006
Number of pages: pp 280-284
Media of output:
ISSN: 90-72152-03-4
Co-authors: Gengnagel, C.
Other relevant details: This work was also published in a poster presentation in the Conf. Proc Int. Symposium of Shell and Spatial Structures, Montpelier, 2004, ISBN 2-912261-22-8.

Output number: 4 of 4


A Morphology of Mobile Shelter Systems: two Case Studies in Innovation

Output type: Conference contribution
Conference: Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2004 'Shell and Spatial Structures from Models to Realisation', Montpelier, France 2004.
Month/year of publication: 01/09/2004
Number of pages: pp 8
Media of output:
ISSN: 2-912261-22-8
URL: Original article on web ?
Co-authors: Gengnagel, C.