5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2018)


RESEARCH ON THE NEW FERRIS WHEEL STRUCTURE FORMS IN CHINA

 

Ming Ma 1*, Junjin Liu 1 and Tao Song 1

1 China Academy of Building Research, Beijing, China

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DOI:10.18057/ICASS2018.P.096

ABSTRACT:

Ferris wheels have been the landmark of many cities. More and more people worked hard to design unique Ferris wheel. The progress on the Ferris wheel in China is introduced and some thinkings on the core definition of Ferris wheel are discussed, too. As representative works, the design details of Tianjin Eye and Weifang Bailang river bridge wheel are introduced in the paper. The Weifang Bailang River Bridge Wheel is a totally new kind wheel. In this project a fixed steel wheel is used instead of the traditional rotating wheel. By the added driving system, the cabins carry the tourist to rotating around the wheel. A space structure was used as the wheel and displayed more architectural expressions. The complex and large slew bearings were saved. More design details and analysis results are introduced in the document, too. In the end of the document, the prospects of the Ferris wheel are also given out.

Keywords:

Ferris wheel; Structure form; Fixed wheel

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IMPORTANT DATES

First call for paper:
1 January 2018
Abstract submission: (CLOSED)
1 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
on or before 16 April 2018 
Full paper submission: 
15 July 2018
Online Registration Begins:
1 August 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance:
31 August 2018
Early bird registration:
on or before 7 September 2018
Online Registration Closes:
31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
ICASS2018 December 05, 2018 08:00 AM