How tensile structures work is a very common question for those who get into the subject of textile architecture.
And it is that until a few decades ago, architectural projects used to be carried out only with materials such as bricks, concrete, wood and steel.
In general we are used to seeing more buildings in towns and cities than seeing Membrane lightweight structures.
Although you are not an expert in architecture, it is much easier to understand the principles of gravity and rigidity, which are applied in buildings, houses and other buildings with the materials mentioned above.
However, in tensile structures these principles are not those that necessarily give structural strength to a Membrane lightweight structures.
To begin with, a tensile structure is very light and, on the other hand, its components are usually flexible, contrary to the rigidity that we traditionally see in buildings of traditional architecture.
How a tensile structure works is through the tension force.
To achieve structural strength in Membrane lightweight structures, the components of the tensile structures are arranged in specific geometric shapes while being subjected to a certain pattern of stress or tension.
Vital part for the installation of a Membrane lightweight structures lies precisely in calculating the specific tension force that it must carry.
This principle is vital to explain how tensile structures work and why they can withstand winds, rains, hail or other types of weather events.
In our engineering department we have the best team to calculate the tension force of any project.