PoliMI SpringerBriefs

Biaxial Testing for Fabrics and Foils

Optimizing Devices and Procedures

Authors: Beccarelli, Paolo

  • Describes the state of the art for biaxial testing equipment and procedures
  • Provides an overview of testing standards and design codes currently under development
  • Includes the results of an inter-laboratory comparison of biaxial tests for architectural textiles
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This book offers a well-structured, critical review of current design practice for tensioned membrane structures, including a detailed analysis of the experimental data required and critical issues relating to the lack of a set of design codes and testing procedures. The technical requirements for biaxial testing equipment are analyzed in detail, and aspects that need to be considered when developing biaxial testing procedures are emphasized. The analysis is supported by the results of a round-robin exercise comparing biaxial testing machines that involved four of the main research laboratories in the field. The biaxial testing devices and procedures presently used in Europe are extensively discussed, and information is provided on the design and implementation of a biaxial testing rig for architectural fabrics at Politecnico di Milano, which represents a benchmark in the field. The significance of the most recent developments in biaxial testing is also explored.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Brief Review of the Membrane Structure Context

    Beccarelli, Paolo

    Pages 1-7

  • The Design, Analysis and Construction of Tensile Fabric Structures

    Beccarelli, Paolo

    Pages 9-33

  • Biaxial Testing Apparatuses and Procedures

    Beccarelli, Paolo

    Pages 35-72

  • The Development of Biaxial Testing Devices and Procedures for Architectural Fabrics

    Beccarelli, Paolo

    Pages 73-118

  • Recent Applications and Potentialities

    Beccarelli, Paolo

    Pages 119-134

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02228-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02227-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biaxial Testing for Fabrics and Foils
Book Subtitle
Optimizing Devices and Procedures
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02228-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02228-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02227-7
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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