Design and Engineering of Tensile Structures
In contrast to conventional structures the final shape is decisively determined by the membrane structural performance in the case of textile roofing.
The jointly developed conception should take account of the following criteria:
- aesthetic design as per the builder´s and architect´s wishes
- geometrical shaping possibly adapted by the Ceno specialist engineer
- structural required elements (positioning of supports, bracings, anchoring etc.)
Apart from the planned shaping, the final verifiable structural calculations must take the technical data and the biaxial expansion behavior of the membrane material as well as the load assumption contained in the respective building code into account.
Following the approval of the structural calculation by the building authority, the design drawings will be prepared in cooperation with the architects plan and builders implementation.
Typically, the bearing structure and the membrane will be prepared by Ceno Tec so that it is ready for assembly, just like a prefabricated house.