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Vol. 50 (2009) No. 2 August n. 161


Methods for Determining Pseudo-Elastic Properties for Tensioned Fabric Membrane

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 50 (2009) No. 2 August n. 161
  • Pages: 71-77
  • Title: Methods for Determining Pseudo-Elastic Properties for Tensioned Fabric Membrane
  • Author(s): S. Gellin
  • Keywords: Pseudo-elastic properties, orthotropic properties, modulus testing, bi-axial testing
Abstract
A series of methods for determining the pseudo-elastic properties of tensioned fabric membrane for use in analysis software is presented. The methods presented are tailored to the test information available to and the priorities set by the user. Results obtained herein are compared with established test methods in Europe and Japan and the results of bi-axial tests. The apparent variability in what appears to be equally valid results is also explained.

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