-Provides a concise and representative overview of the opportunities available for textile, polymer and composite fibres to be used in construction
-Provides an insight into how high-tech textiles already influence our daily lives as well as potential applications in modern buildings
-Features a thorough discussion of technical characteristics and requirements of textiles used for buildings and construction
Textiles, polymers and composites are increasingly being utilised within the building industry. This pioneering text provides a concise and representative overview of the opportunities available for textile, polymer and composite fibres to be used in construction and architecture.
The first set of chapters examine the main types and properties of textiles, polymers and composites used in buildings. Key topics include the types and production of textiles, the use of polymer foils and fibre reinforced polymer composites as well as textiles and coatings for tensioned membrane structures. The second part of the book presents a selection of applications within the building industry. Chapters range from the use of textiles in tensile structures, sustainable building concepts with textile materials, innovative composite-fibre applications for architecture, to smart textile and polymer fibres for structural health monitoring.
With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, Textiles, polymers and composites for buildings is an important reference for architects, fabric manufacturers, fibre-composite experts, civil engineers, building designers, academics and students.
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 and textiles for architecture and design
The role, properties and applications of textile materials in sustainable buildings
Learning from nature: lightweight constructions
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