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Corner plates

It is common to have a plates (usually galvanized steel or stainless steel) in the corners of the perimeter of the textile membranes, . See the blog post: Corner plates. The function of this plate is twofold: On one hand it reinforces an area of the membrane that the membrane tissue cannot support the concentrated loads. It also serves to collect pocket cables (or load belts), lacing type cable which in turn …Read More

Corner plates

Tensioned membrane surfaces need a perimeter capable of counteracting the tension of the membrane. To do this, you can opt for different possibilities: A fixed edge. Membrane stresses go to another structure: a building, soil,… A hard edge. The membrane stresses are transferred to a component that can support them. The most common one is a beam of rigid bar: a tube, a beam of wood,… A flexible edge. The …Read More