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Brief Review of the Membrane Structure Context

  • Paolo BeccarelliEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

This chapter offers a brief introduction to tensioned membrane structures and describes the recent developments in their design. The most relevant international associations operating in this field are presented together with the most significant research projects funded in the last decades in order to promote the use of membrane structures. The current design codes and testing standards are described in detail with a focus on the structural design and the mechanical performance of architectural fabrics and foils.

Keywords

Membrane structures TensiNet IFAI LSAA ASCE MSAJ Eurocode Biaxial tests 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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