ETFE

Glossary Term

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)

ETFE is a high-performance plastic material with many favorable properties for membrane structures. The up to 95% translucent foils made of the ETFE material are mainly convincing due to their resistance to weather conditions and aging.

The material is often used for pneumatically supported foil cushions. Due to their low weight and the ability to compensate high loads by plastic deformations, these foil cushions under pressure are used for building roofs and envelopes.

The nonlinear material behavior of ETFE dependent on the temperature and load exposure time can be simulated in RFEM by using the RF‑MAT‑NL add‑on module.

Keywords

ETFE Membrane Foil cushion Viscoelasticity Pneu

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RFEM Tensile Membrane Structures
RF-FORM-FINDING 5.xx

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD