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Vol. 47 (2006) No. 2 August n. 151


Tension Structures in China

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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. 47 (2006) No. 2 August n. 151
  • Pages: 125-134
  • Title: Tension Structures in China
  • Author(s): S. D. Xue
  • Keywords: Tension structures, Cable structures, Membrane structures
Abstract
Tension structures are classified as cable structures and membrane structures. In past few decades, tension structures have been used in a variety of building structures. This paper presents a current review on the developments of tension roof structures in China. Both cable-roof structures and membrane structures are discussed by introducing some practical engineering projects. Four types of cable roofs are presented: single curvature cable-suspended roofs; cable trusses; cable nets; and cable-stayed roofs. Achievements for membrane structures are summarized. Applications of membranes to various types of buildings are introduced.

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