Vuk Milošević, Biserka Marković
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Niš

 

ABSTRACT
The properties of membrane structures are mostly defined by characteristics of the membrane material. One of the most important characteristics of membrane material is its tensile modulus. This paper presents a research about the relation of the tensile modulus of membrane material and membrane deflections under point load. The research was conducted on numerical models in specialised software. The value of the tensile modulus of the membrane material was varied and deflections under point load were recorded. Additionally, the orientation of the membrane material was altered and the type of membrane edges was changed. The obtained results helped better understanding of the influence of tensile modulus of the material on membrane deflections under point load.

KEY WORDS
membrane structures, tensile structures, tensile modulus, deflections, point load

 

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SAJ Vol. 9, 2017, No. 1