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Tensile performance of construction membrane materials under multi-axial loads
Author(s): Shouhui Chen; Xin Ding; Raul Fangueiro; Honglei Yi
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Paper Abstract

The tensile performance of construction membrane materials under multi-axial loads is focused on the present study. Two groups of experiments are carried out to investigate the influences of the configuration of the specimen and the displacement speed on the multi-axial tensile properties of the materials. The configuration of the specimen for the multiaxial tensile tests is identified as gear-shape with large arm widths. It is validated that a displacement speed of lower than 20mm/min is preferable to obtain the tensile properties of the construction membrane materials under multi-axial loads. The tensile performances of construction membrane materials under uni-, bi- and multi-axial loads are compared. It shows that the tensile performances under bi- and multi-axial loads are much better than those under uni-axial loads. Therefore, for the application of construction membrane materials in lightweight structures, bi-axial or multi-axial loading conditions will be necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 73755V (25 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839358
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Shouhui Chen, Zhongyuan Univ. of Technology (China)
Donghua Univ. (China)
Ministry of Education Key Lab. of Textile Science & Technology (China)
Xin Ding, Donghua Univ. (China)
Ministry of Education Key Lab. of Textile Science & Technology (China)
Raul Fangueiro, Univ. of Minho (Portugal)
Honglei Yi, Jiaxing Univ. (China)


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ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008

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