Unique skills for a specific field
The design and engineering of Tensile Structures is a specific field within the Engineering profession. Tensile Structures are unique in their design. Within certain constraints the design of Fabric Structures is only limited by the designer’s imagination. Design Freedom and Uniqueness are just two engineering services Lightweight Structures can provide.
Catering for Free Form Design
Often the free form design of a tensioned roof structure results in canopy profiles that do not fall within the guidelines of international engineering codes. In successfully engineering tensile structures Lightweight Structures utilizes linked Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Form Finding software.
Designing to Code
Lightweight Structures has developed a Fluid Structural Interface (FSI), which is a process to pressure map from the CFD software to the FEA model. Furthermore in developing optimum design configurations for tensile structures the company has written custom calculation sheets to streamline the structural calculations used to determine support members, concrete foundations, and connection details. Our Calculation sheets cover the following codes:
Lightweight Structures' proven capability in the design, engineering and installation of tensile fabric structures is applied to projects including:
Scope of Work
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