Funicular structures

Funicular structures have only axial forces in either tension or compression for the loading case they have been designed for. Their shape is determined by the magnitude of the horizontal thrust in it, which can be controlled in the force polygon, and the boundary conditions.

http://block.arch.ethz.ch/equilibrium/
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/
http://www.geogebratube.org/
http://n.ethz.ch/~lballo/index.php?id=2216


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