Tensile Architecture Structure Design Process

TE Membrane focuses on developing and converting your ideas and creativity to life. Our unique and advanced tensile fabric designer creating free form solution by adopting membrane natural form. Over the years of experience, we have the best design team that able to meet even the most complex tensile fabric structures design. Tensile fabric design is not an easy task as it involved non linear solution. It combines knowledge on theories, experience and technical of tensile membranes. TE Membrane has the well-versed in-house design and engineering team.

How Does Our Tensile Fabric Design Works?

Below are the steps we follow during our initial tensile fabric design stage:

Tensile architecture structure, first Phase: Sketch and 3D Model

We start with discussing the concept visual form of the fabric roof structure with the architect, designer or project owner. Our highly competent architects and engineers help out with the improvement of intended concept with possible form in sketch format, follow by creating parameter in 3D model in CAD before exporting to form finding software.

Second Phase: Form Finding Analysis

After the visual look in sketched and the parameter in 3D model in CAD, we then run the finite element analysis and form finding to finalize the actual membrane shape and form of the fabric tensile structure. The input of loading information is necessary at this stage such as stress, wind loads, snow loads, rain loads, cable loads and etc. The form finding process will normally takes times, if the process is not successfully re-evaluation of concept and parameter is necessary. When the final form of the tensile fabric structure has been achieved we will be able to perform another stage to retrieve and generate the reaction forces and preliminary steel sizing for the tensile fabric structure.

During the second phase, we also analyze wind loads, reaction loads and steel structure in tensile fabric. We also conduct rain and snow resistance analysis to ensure sufficient tensioned on the fabric of tensile structure.

Tensile fabric design is all about creativity, knowledge and expertise and hard-work followed by dedication. TE Membrane has all these qualities to bring all your structural visions and imaginations into reality. We inspire, visualize and create for your best benefits when it comes to tensile fabric engineering analysis.

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