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Tensile Surface Structures: A Practical Guide to Cable and Membrane Construction

ISBN: 978-3-433-60027-6
240 pages
May 2009
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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.
Forword by Werner Sobek.
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Table of Contents

EINLEITUNG
MATERIALIEN BIEGEWEICHER TRAGELEMENTE
Struktureller Aufbau
Materialverhalten beschichteter Gewebe
Konfektion beschichteter Gewebe
Arten der Fügung in der Fläche
Arten der Krafteinleitung am Rand
Eckausbildungen
MONTAGE BIEGEWEICHER TRAGELEMENTE
Montageplanung
Montagemittel
Montageverfahren
Montagedurchführung
Kontrolle
PROJEKTE
LITERATUR
STICHWORTVERZEICHNIS
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Author Information

Der Autor ist Architekt und promovierte 2005 an der Technischen Universität Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung. Seit mehreren Jahren lehrt er dort an der Abteilung Hochbau, Konstruktion und Entwerfen (Institut für Architektur und Entwerfen) u. a. zum Themenschwerpunkt "Membrankonstruktionen". Sein Büro in Wien ist inhaltlich fokussiert auf die Entwicklung von Leichttragwerken sowie auf Beratung bei der Umsetzung von weitgespannten Flächentragwerken.
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Reviews

The great value of the book is the well-founded analysis, classification and evaluation of the complex process of planning and creation of tensile structures. .... The book can be warmly recommended to all architects and engineers concerned with the design and construction of membrane structures.
CHRISTOPH GENGNAGEL
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