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Developing the two patterns needed for a Lamella Zollinger roof.

Developing the two patterns needed for a Lamella Zollinger roof.

Developing the two patterns needed for a Lamella Zollinger roof.


Evening folks.

I recently saw a post featuring a Lamella Zollinger rhomboid pattern reciprocal roof structure and I'm intrigued.. I'm looking for a calculator, or a long hand method (it's been years since Ive used algebra) to develop the two patterns required to build one. I tried messing around with this software, but it's french. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsPME1vgV0IRgfEVlyDF57O2Pw_dzA...

There's more pro's than con's with these structures imo, and does anyone have any suggestions on how to figure out the two structural shapes, short of hiring a engineer proficient with Rhinoceros CAD 3D?
Yes, I tried to contact rural sw Alabama auburn studio because their Hale county animal shelter is the shape and diameter I want.

My site is in Iowa County Iowa where there are no codes or inspections. But I don't need high winds, which these structures are known to be susceptible to due to lift, or snow loads causing any failures.



RE: Developing the two patterns needed for a Lamella Zollinger roof.

if i was thinking of creating one, i'd definitely field visit, and measure inspect first. nice thing about that one in alabama is it is close to the ground - easy to measure.
there is a beautiful roof in ventura, ca, if you're ever out that way.
i may have an old book that has some general info ...

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