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The present article is a review of ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) material, with emphasis on the mechanical and fractural behaviour, considering that the material is becoming one of the most promising façades and roof materials due to its advantageous properties. This paper examines the basic chemical makeup of this copolymer and details the e...
In technical textile engineering, macro-level phenomenological modelling effectively describes the material’s highly nonlinear behaviour. However, existing material laws concentrate on the normal stiffness in the orthotropic yarns and simplify the shear effect because of the two orders of magnitude difference between shear and normal stiffness. Thi...