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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Tension & Membrane Structures

Review of membrane tension maintenance system through membrane tension measurement

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Tension & Membrane Structures
  • Pages: 9
  • Title: Review of membrane tension maintenance system through membrane tension measurement
  • Author(s): Sang-Wook Jin, Don-Woo Lee, Seung-Jae Lee
  • Keywords: membrane structure, membrane tension, tension measurement, portable measurement equipment, initial tension, maintenance, re-tensioning system
Abstract
Membrane structure is a system that is stabilized by maintaining a tensile state of the membrane material that originally cannot resist the bending or pressure. Tension relaxation can transpire to the tension that is introduced to the fabric over time, due to the innate characteristics of the membrane material. Thus, it is important to accurately understand the size of the membrane tension after the completion of the structure. Jin and Ohmori have proposed the principle of theoretically and indirectly measuring the tension by vibrating the membrane surface with sound waves exposures against the surface. The authors of this paper measured the tension of pre-existing membrane structure for its maintenance by using the developed portable measurement equipment. Through analyzing the measurement data, we propose the points that should be improved and the technical method for the new maintenance system of membrane tension.

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