2011 Technical Workshop
Design of Tensioned Shadecloth Structures

Venue: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park October 12 2011

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A PDF file from the PowerPoint Presentations are available from the LINKS in the program.


9.30 Registration, Coffee and Networking
10.00 Welcome and Introduction Dr Kourosh Kayvani
10.10 Brief History of Tension Fabric and Shade Structures
in Australia
Peter Kneen
10.30 Solid Fabric, Shade Cloth Materials, Threads
Engineering and other properties
Bob Cahill
11.00 Where's the Shade?
Site and Orientation issues
John Greenwood
11.30 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Examples of structural issues to be encouraged or avoided
Joseph Dean
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Engineering Design Factors
Support structures, panel edge and corner attachment details
Joseph Dean
13.50 Software for shade structure design.
Brief overview of two systems

Alan demonstrated the MPanel Software.
Trevor demonstrated the Formfinder Software

Alan Stewart
Trevor Scott
14.40 Fabrication
Alan Stewart
15.15 Afternoon Tea
15.45 Overview and application of Draft LSAA Design Guidelines
to the design of a shade structure.
Link to PPT

The following are DRAFT Documents issued for COMMENT
Email comments to technical (at) LSAA (dot) org
Link to "Guidelines"
Link to "Draft Handbook"

Peter Kneen
16.45 Summary and Closure Dr Kourosh Kayvani

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