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Fabric Structure Engineering Expert Witness Wayne Rendely

Wayne Rendely, PE
phone: 631-351-1843
Wayne Rendely, PE is a Licensed Professional Structural Engineer specializing in Fabric Structures. The Engineer of Record on more than 350 projects, he has also offered significant contributions on over 700 projects, both nationally and internationally.

A former Director of the Fabric Structures Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, Mr. Rendely has experience on numerous types of buildings including stadiums, amphitheaters, hangars, tents, pavilions, storage buildings, and temporary buildings.

Mr. Rendely provides Litigation Support services to attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. His cases involve inspection of tents and forensic engineering of tent failures. Mr. Rendely's services include fabric strength analysis, fabric testing, bi-axial testing, non-linear analysis, and safety factor analysis.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tensile Membrane Fabric Structures
  • Spaceframes
  • Tents
  • Domes
  • Air Houses
  • Fabric Covered Buildings
  • Fabric Patterning
  • Aluminum Extrusion
  • View Wayne Rendely's Consulting Profile.
    8/18/2015 · Materials
    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.

    7/10/2015 · Engineering
    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.