Group 7

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Prototype, Year 1
Group Members
Peter Ballantine, Joshua Gant, Thomas Lees, Billie Pavey

Supervisors
Alastair McDonald, Carl Leroy-Smith, Dr Mehdi Kashani

This descending structure hangs from an elevated walkway and comprises an internal timber frame and external plywood skin acting compositely to create a stiff structure. The structure is held in place by generating rotational force; the upper section pushes against the walkway handrail and a ‘foot’ projects and sits on the walkway surface to resist both vertical load and provide lateral stability. To prevent damage to the site, the structure has been designed to fail at a lower force than the handrail’s permissible lateral design load.

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