by Michael Seidel, Tensile Surface Structures Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tensile Surface Structures book, Tensile surface structures are the visual expression of an intensive rethinking of the topic of building envelopes by designers. Advances in design methods, materials, construction elements and assembly and erection planning in the field of lightweight construction are enabling ever more exacting applications of tensile structures with envelope and structural functions, especially in roofing over large clear spans without internal support. However, the particular mechanical characteristics of the materials used in the construction of textile structures demand consideration of the question of "buildability". This book provides answers by discussing the fundamental influence of material manufacture and assembly in deciding the most suitable type of building or structure and its detailing in the design process. The fundamentals of material composition, manufacturing process, patterning and the behaviour of flexible structural systems are all explained here, as well as their use as structural and connection elements, and special attention is given to the erection of wide-span lightweight structures. The erection equipment is described, as well as the lifting and tensioning process and the construction methods used to erect the characteristic types of tensile structures, illustrated with a selection of example projects.
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers ISBN: 9780784410974 Size: 76.28 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi Category : Technology & Engineering Languages : en Pages : 42 View: 7142
by American Society of Civil Engineers, Tensile Membrane Structures Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tensile Membrane Structures book, This Standard provides minimum criteria for the design and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, collectively known as tensile membrane structures.
by Craig G. Huntington, Tensile Fabric Structures Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tensile Fabric Structures book, Tensile Fabric Structures: Design Analysis and Construction summarises the range of tensile membrane structure forms and their applications and documents the current state of knowledge regarding loading form finding and nonlinear analysis of membrane structures. Structural forms and details are generally left exposed in tensile membrane designs and are strongly tied to architecture and aesthetics. These environmentally friendly and economically competitive structures are found in a wide range of recreational and transportation facilities. This report updates the earlier Tensioned Fabric Structures: A Practical Introduction.Topics include: history of tensioned membrane structuresmechanical lighting and thermal properties of membrane materialsfire safety and durability of membrane materialsshape determination and analysisfabrication and erection process attachment to supporting structuresstructural design and aestheticsThis report will provide practical guidance to structural engineers architects and builders of tensile membrane structures.