Architectural and Construction Fabrics - A Review

Tarafder, N; Banerjee, S.
November 2006
Man-Made Textiles in India;Nov2006, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p429
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the architecture and construction textile fabrics. It notes that textile architecture involves flexible membranes that offer unlimited design possibilities, natural interior lighting and attractive roof surfaces. Textile membranes are modern composites, most of which consist of highly stable glass or polyester fibres coated with synthetic PVC or PTFE materials. A fabric structure's material selection, proper design, engineering, fabrication and installation all work interdependently to ensure a sound architecturally pleasing structure.


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