Seidel, Michael Tensile Surface Structures. A Practical Guide to Cable and Membrane Construction Materials, Design, Assembly and Erection Translated by Sturge, David S.
1. Edition March 2009 99.- Euro 2009. XI, 229 Pages, Hardcover 368 Fig. (196 Colored Fig.) - Handbook/Reference Book - ISBN 978-3-433-02922-0 - Ernst und Sohn, Berlin
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Short description The mechanical characteristics of the materials used raise 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.
From the contents 1 INTRODUCTION The importance of manufacture and erection Ambition, aim and scheme of the book 2 MATERIALS FOR TENSILE SURFACE STRUCTURES Introduction Structural composition and manufacture Linear load-bearing elements Surface load-bearing elements Material behaviour of coated fabrics Mechanical properties Fabrication of coated fabrics Development Compensation, strip layout Criteria for the patterning Cutting out the pieces Methods of jointing surfaces Permanent surface joints Reusable surface joints Methods of transferring force at the edge Geometry of the edging and effect on bearing behaviour The detailing of edges and their anchorage at corners Edge details Corner details 3 CONSTRUCTION OF TENSILE SURFACE STRUCTURES Introduction Construction management Aims and tasks of construction management Scheduling Modelling erection procedures Construction engineering Design detailing for erection practicality Erection equipment and machinery Cranes and lifting devices Tensioning devices and equipment for ropes Tensioning devices and aids for membrane sheets Scaffolding working platforms and temporary construction Erection procedure Criteria affecting the erection procedure Remarks about the erection of the primary structure Erection procedures for membrane structures Construction Preparation work and preassembly Lifting and hanging structural elements Introduction of loads - pretensioning Control of the forces in flexible structural elements Determination of force in ropes Measurement of membrane stresses 4 SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK References Illustration acknowledgements Projects (1989-2007)