Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Faculty Advisor

Rahbar, Nima

Faculty Advisor

Van Dessel, Steven

Abstract

The goal of this project was to create the structural design for a lightweight dome frame structure for the 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa competition in Morocco. The design consisted of developing member sizes and joint connections using both wood and steel. In order to create an innovative and competitive design we incorporated local construction materials and Moroccan architectural features. The result was a structure that would be a model for geodesic inspired homes that are adaptable and incorporate sustainable features.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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