Defects of tensioned membrane structures (TMS) in tropics

Show simple item record Wang, C en Abdul-Rahman, H en Wood, Lincoln en Mohd-Rahim, F en Zainon, N en Saputri, E en 2016-04-29T04:49:30Z en 2015-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 2015, 29 (2), pp. 04014049-1 - 04014049-9 en
dc.identifier.issn 0887-3828 en
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dc.description.abstract The wide use of tensioned membrane structures (TMS) is prominent in many designs because of its aesthetic, ergonomic, and economical nature. Recently, TMS has been applied in the tropics with success, yet defects specific to this region have received little attention. Through a questionnaire survey of 890 users and technicians of TMS in three different areas in Malaysia, this study identified the most frequently occurring TMS defects in the tropics, such as “deterioration of roof coatings,” “corrosion or fatigue in fixings,” “fungal decay, mold growth, and dirt in membrane,” “corrosion in anchor cables,” and “degradation of fabrics.” These defects are quite different from those in other climatic zones. The top five causes of TMS defects in the tropics are weather, aging, design, construction/installation, and material selection. However, only “corrosion or fatigue in fixings” is a significant predictor for “deterioration of roof coatings.” While this is not a causal effect, a practical implication is that TMS maintenance workers do not have to climb up to the roof to check the deterioration in coating but only need to predict the deterioration through the corrosion levels of the fixings. Further, seven countermeasures for TMS defects in the tropics are recommended. This study is the first comprehensive study examining tensioned membrane structure defects in the tropics. en
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dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities en
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dc.subject Tensioned membrane structure en
dc.subject Defects in tensioned membrane structures (TMS) en
dc.subject Deterioration of roof coatings en
dc.subject Membrane structure en
dc.subject Tensioned structure en
dc.title Defects of tensioned membrane structures (TMS) in tropics en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000530 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 04014049-1 en
pubs.volume 29 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Society of Civil Engineers en en
pubs.end-page 04014049-9 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 516306 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1943-5509 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-01-08 en

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