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diagrid

Line breaks: dia|grid
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪəɡrɪd
 
/

Definition of diagrid in English:

noun

British
A supporting framework in a building formed with diagonally intersecting ribs of metal or concrete.
Example sentences
  • Within the principal diagrid established by the 36 steel columns that spiral around building (which form an independent self-bracing structure), each floor level is broken down into 72 five-degree modules.
  • Because of the inherent stiffness of the external diagrid, the central core is required to act only as a load-bearing element and is free from diagonal bracing, producing more flexible floor plates.
  • Ends of the shell are stiffened with laminated timber arches braced by a diagrid of tension cables from which hang enclosing cardboard honeycomb panels.

Origin

1940s: from diagonal + grid.

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