What would you like to do?

Why is a lorimerlite structure the strongest under compression?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

In architecture and engineering a lorimerlite structure is a lightweight support framework made up entirely of tetrahedral joints (four beams meeting at 109.5 degree angles). Lorimerlite structures are used to withstand compressive loads with the least amount of structural material. This is achieved through the inherent geometry of the support system; for a predefined volume of space to fill and predefined number of joints in the structure, each beam finds the shortest unbraced path through space (in the same way as a hexagonal grid in two dimensions). The smaller the length of individual beams the greater the resistance to axial compression, reducing the danger of lateral buckling and thus enhancing the compressive strength of the entire structure. Loads are distributed at each joint evenly with every beam meeting at 109.5 degree angles.
4 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What is the strongest glue for balsa wood structures in the world?

The best glue for balsa wood is contact adhesive. ANS 2 -the best glue for balsa wood is yellow carpenter's glue. Use pressure (a clamp) to hold it together at least 4 hours.

What fault moves under compression?

Earthquake faults has four types which are the normal fault,  reverse fault, thrust fault, and strike-lip fault. The fault that  is formed when plates are compressed is the

Structures that allow the baby's cranium to compress during childbirth?

At birth, many regions of the newborn's skull have not yet been converted to bone, leaving "soft spots" known as fontanels.So the baby's head is not hard but can be shaped aft

When building a structure what is the strongest load bearing angle?

  "Vertical, with zero declination for loads under compression;" no intention to flippant, but more information is needed about the structure or load for a useful answer t

What is the strongest structure design?

in a structure like a building an arch is the strongest in a simple geometric structure a sphere would be the strongest because there is not week point such as a corner

What is the strongest structure?

It depends on the kinds of stresses the structure is expected to resist. To resist cantilever stresses (bending - a combination of compression, tension, and sheer), the octet-
In Ontario

what is the strongest structure for a tower?

Think of it this way, unquestionably the strongest structure is a solid. But now the compromises begin: Is weight a factor? Is material cost a factor? Does it need to be hollo