Bt-1 Membrane Structures Quiz

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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  • 1. 
    First tensile structure in the Middle East that resembled the modern day structures
    • A. 

      Teepee

    • B. 

      Sheep skin Tent

    • C. 

      Black Tent

    • D. 

      Wigwam

  • 2. 
    It is the most durable architectural fabric available today, has a lifespan exceeding 30 years.
    • A. 

      PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

    • B. 

      PVC (PolyVinylChloride)

    • C. 

      Woven Fiberglass

    • D. 

      Polyester

  • 3. 
    The shortening of a membrane between its prestressed an unstressed condition must be ______ differently in warp and weft conditions.
    • A. 

      Patterned

    • B. 

      Alternating

    • C. 

      Compensated

    • D. 

      Replaced

  • 4. 
    A woven fiberglass coated with polytetraflouroethylene. it is an extremely lightweight, transparent film with similar light transmission to glass while only 1% of the weight. It also has excellent weathering properties.
    • A. 

      PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

    • B. 

      ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene)

    • C. 

      Polyester membrane

    • D. 

      (PVC) PolyVinylChloride

  • 5. 
    The precise geometrical description of a surface or parts onto a flat plane which becomes the basis for the production of spatially curved surfaces.
    • A. 

      Patterning

    • B. 

      Alternating

    • C. 

      Compensation

    • D. 

      Replacement

  • 6. 
    Any material which is applied to a fabric substrate to improve an important property. mainly used to protect fabric fibres.
    • A. 

      Laminate

    • B. 

      Covering

    • C. 

      Warp

    • D. 

      Coating

  • 7. 
    Crosswise yarns in woven fabric.
    • A. 

      Weft

    • B. 

      Fore

    • C. 

      Warp

    • D. 

      Aft

  • 8. 
    A seam made by welding the overlapped edges of two lengths of a membrane.
    • A. 

      Butt Seam

    • B. 

      Fore Seam

    • C. 

      Warp Seam

    • D. 

      Lap Seam

  • 9. 
    A join between the edges of two fabric pieces formed by covering the meeting by one or two cover strips.
    • A. 

      Butt Seam

    • B. 

      Fore Seam

    • C. 

      Warp Seam

    • D. 

      Lap Seam

  • 10. 
    The most common jointing technique used for structural membranes.
    • A. 

      Nuts and Bolts

    • B. 

      Welding

    • C. 

      Casting

    • D. 

      Rope Connection

  • 11. 
    A pair of masts hinged at the top which is used to lift the tent cloth by drawing the mast feet together to achieve the desired membrane prestress.
    • A. 

      Scissor Mast

    • B. 

      Prestressed Column

    • C. 

      Steel Mast

    • D. 

      Membrane support

  • 12. 
    A threaded element used to adjust the length of ropes and tension rods.
    • A. 

      Turnbuckle

    • B. 

      Fabric Clamp

    • C. 

      Cable Fitting

    • D. 

      Rod Screw

  • 13. 
    Attached to the end of ropes to connect them to other construction elements.
    • A. 

      Turnbuckle

    • B. 

      Fabric Clamp

    • C. 

      Cable Fitting

    • D. 

      Rod Screw

  • 14. 
    A metal profile fixed at the end of a length of fabric, use to join pieces of fabric.
    • A. 

      Turnbuckle

    • B. 

      Fabric Clamp

    • C. 

      Cable Fitting

    • D. 

      Metal Clamp

  • 15. 
    Intersection points of structural elements which allow the edges and surfaces of the structure to be geometrically mapped in space.
    • A. 

      Turnbuckle

    • B. 

      Angle

    • C. 

      Cable Fitting

    • D. 

      Node

  • 16. 
    A narrow eyelet at the end of a cable through which other cable is inserted then looped and pressed together.
    • A. 

      Shackle

    • B. 

      Swage

    • C. 

      Scalleped Edge

    • D. 

      Node

  • 17. 
    A U-shaped fitting used to anchor the end ropes and straps that allow limited movement in various directions.
    • A. 

      Shackle

    • B. 

      Swage

    • C. 

      Scall0ped Edge

    • D. 

      Node