As a building system, membrane structure has its character ristics mainly depending on its unique morphology and the properties of the membrane itself. Because of this, the membrane structure can create a design that cannot be achieved by traditional building systems.
1.Lightweight: The reason why the tension structure is small in weight is that it relies on the prestressed form rather than the material to maintain structural stability. Thus its self-weight is much smaller than the traditional building structure, but it has good stability. Architects can use their light and large span to design and organize structural details to unify their light and stable structural characteristics.
2. Transparency: Transmittance is one of the most widely recognized characteristics of modern membrane structures. The light transmission of the film can provide the required illuminance for the building, which is very important for building energy saving. The transparency of the film is determined by its base fiber, coating and its color. The standard film has a spectral transmittance of between 10% and 20% and has a light roofing Iook.
3.Flexibility: The tensioned membrane structure is not rigid, and it will be deformed under the action of wind /snow load. The membrane structure is adapted to the external load by deformation, and the radius of curvature of the membrane surface in the direction of the load is reduced during this process until it is more effective against the load.