Wayne Rendely, PE
is a Licensed Professional Structural Engineer
who provides original engineering analysis and design of unique special structures. He offers original engineering analysis and design of unique special structures, including:
- Tensile Membrane Fabric Structures
|Air HousesFabric Covered BuildingsFabric PatterningAluminum Extrusion|
Mr. Rendely offers peer review of structural engineering analysis and design as well as professional engineering direction and supervision. He is an active member of the ASCE committee to write the “ASCE Standard for Tensile Membrane Structures,” a Director of the Lightweight Structures Association, ( LSA ) a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and a speaker at IFAI's 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Expo.
Mr. Rendely has authored technical papers on Fabric Membrane Clad Buildings and Tear Propagation in Structural Fabrics.
Selected Project List
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- Nissan Manufacturing – Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi - Two unique hail protection systems covering several dozen acres each, using steel and cable structures over 1,000 feet in length.
- AT&T Olympic Global Village Pavilion - Two fabric covered steel frame covered 3 story pavilions with fabric covered joining bridge. IFAI Building of the Year
- Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada - Glass clad, aluminum frame pyramid, atop pyramid shaped hotel.
This paper reviews and compares the results of ASTM Standard fabric tests and my Bi-Axial Rip Test (BART) to introduce a formula that can be further developed to provide for factors of safety (FOS) in designing tensile fabric structures that take into acount fabric tears and tear propagation.
This paper reviews the design and engineering of fabric membrane clad buildings. As these structures become more prevalent, larger and used in structures of higher importance, it is essential that engineers consider the unique forces imposed onto the structural framing by the membrane cladding.