Textiles, Polymers and Composites for Buildings

Textiles, Polymers and Composites for Buildings

by G Pohl

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ISBN-13: 9781845699994
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/27/2010
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Goeran Pohl is Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Saarland and Guest Professor at the International Master for Membrane Structures in Dessau, Germany. He leads the ‘Leichtbau Institut’ (Institute of Lightweight Constructions) in Jena, Germany. His research, as well as building experience as a designer, is focused on advanced concepts for sustainable buildings. Professor Pohl’s research has led to developments in the fields of textile constructions, fibre-composite structures, shell-systems and bone-like constructions. He has contributed to many publications on biomimetics in architecture and lightweight constructions.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Main types of textiles and polymers used in building and construction: Types and production of textiles used for building and construction; Technical characteristics and requirements of textiles used for building and construction; Fibre reinforced polymer composite materials for building and construction; Developing and testing textiles and coatings for tensioned membrane structures; Polymer foils used in construction. Part 2 Applications of textiles and polymers in construction: Tensile structures – textiles for architecture and design; The role, properties and applications of textile materials in sustainable buildings; Learning from nature: Lightweight constructions using the ‘technical plant stem’; The role of textiles in providing biomimetic solutions for construction; Smart textile and polymer fibres for structural health monitoring; Textiles for insulation systems, control of solar gains and thermal losses and solar systems; Sustainable buildings: Biomimicry and textile applications; Challenges in using textile materials in architecture: The case of Australia; Innovative composite-fibre components in architecture.

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