Load Bearing and Design
The Tensairity concept is the idea for applications which require new shapes and innovative technologies able to optimise the transportation and assembly of the structure. The Tensairity system combines the lightness and simplicity of an airbeam with the load bearing capacity of a truss structure. The result is an attractive design, with light and aerodynamic girders which can be integrated with LED lights and sensors in order to enhance the impact on the users and adapt the structure to the environmental conditions. Tenairity roofs has been successfully used in the main motorsports events and became the new paradigm for this market. The list of the current users of a Tensairity® pavilion includes Yamaha MotoGP, Ducati Superbike, Imperiale-Lamborghini Blancpain GT Series, Audi Tron Sailing Series and ISAF Sailing WorldCup. Tensairity bridges has been successfully used for permanent applications, such as the bridge in Val-Cenis designed by Philippe Barbeyer in 2005, and the emergency bridges developed by PSTech, CIMNE and Buildair in collaboration with Tensairity Solutions.