An Experimental Study on Biaxial Tensile Characteristics of ETFE Film and Stress Relaxation of Tension Typed Membrane Structures

ETFE 필름의 2축 인장특성 및 텐션방식 막구조물의 응력완화 거동에 관한 실험적 연구

  • Received : 2016.02.12
  • Accepted : 2016.03.04
  • Published : 2016.03.15


Until recently, almost all ETFE film structures that have been erected is the cushion type because there are problems at lower allowable strength under elastic range and viscosity behaviour such as creep and relaxation of ETFE films under long-term stresses. But the number of tension type structures is currently increasing. This paper proposes the stretch fabrication of ETFE film to verify the applicability of ETFE films to tensile membrane structures. First of all, to investigate the possibility of application on tensile membrane structures, the stretch fabrication test is carried out, and it is verified that it is possible to increase the yield strength of the film membrane structures. After simulating the experiment also carries out an analytical investigation, and the effectiveness of the elasto-plastic analysis considering the viscous behavior of the film is investigated. Finally, post-aging tension measurement is conducted at the experimental facilities, and the viscosity behavior resulting from relaxation is investigated with respect to tensile membrane structures.


Supported by : 국토교통부


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