Analysis of the Structural Behavior of Flat and Circular Self-supporting Roof Using Finite Elements

David Patricio Guerrero Cuasapaz, Milton Bolivar Guerron Figueroa, Jose Luis Pilamunga Guallpa, Cristhian Daniel Paez Redrovan, Nelson Andres Lopez Machado

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The development and innovation of Science, specifically in the branch of construction in Civil engineering, has led theimplementation of new alternatives in analysis, design and construction of industrial buildings. For this reason, in this research it was proposed to carry out a study of structural behavior of two types of self-supporting roofs: flat and circular, which were analyzed using computational tools for simulation through finite elements, in which initially the structure made up of columns, beams and steel sheets was completely modeled with an equivalent cross section, which made up the self-supporting roofs; then only the steel sheets with real cross section were discretized, and it was noted that in the extremes were the greatest stresses generated by the application of horizontal and vertical loads; and the maximum displacement of the circular roof was 14.32% of the flat one.
Translated title of the contributionAnálisis del Comportamiento Estructural de Cubiertas Autoportantes Planas y Circulares por Elementos Finitos
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-240
JournalRevista de la Universidad del Zulia
Issue number13
StatePublished - 13 Jan 2022


  • Ingeniería de la construcción
  • Diseño estructural
  • Cubierta autoportante
  • Peso

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 237A Construction and civil engineering


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