Tensile Membrane Structures

Tensile Membrane Structures

A tensile structure is a construction of elements carrying only tension and no compression or bending. The term tensile should not be confused with tensegrity, which is a structural form with both tension and compression elements. Tensile structures are the most common type of thin-shell structures.

Most tensile structures are supported by some form of compression or bending elements, such as masts (as in The O2, formerly the Millennium Dome), compression rings or beams.

A tensile membrane structure is most often used as a roof, as they can economically and attractively span large distances.

Read more about Tensile Membrane Structures:  History, Tensioned Cable Oscillations, Notable Structures, Gallery of Well Known Tensile Structures

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