Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II / Edition 1

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The book contains 14 invited contributions written by distinguished authors who participated in the Second International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflated Structures held in Stuttgart, 2-4 October 2005. The book includes state-of-the-art contributions written by international experts in the field of design, analysis and construction of textile composites and inflatable structures. The different chapters discuss recent progress and future research directions the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402068553
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences Series, #8
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Innovative Developments in Fiber Based Materials for Construction   T. Stegmaier   H. Planck     1
Finite Element Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Textile Composites at the Mesoscopic Scale of Individual Fibers   D. Durville     15
A Predictive Fabric Model for Membrane Structure Design   B.N. Bridgens   P.D. Gosling     35
Modelling Fabric-Reinforced Membranes with the Discrete Element Method   D. Ballhause   M. Konig   B. Kroplin     51
Introducing Cutting Patterns in Form Finding and Structural Analysis   J. Linhard   R. Wuchner   K.-U. Bletzinger     69
Kinematics in Tensioned Structures   R. Wagner     85
Pneumatic Formwork for Irregular Curved Thin Shells   P.C. van Hennik   R. Houtman     99
Static Analysis of Taut Structures   R.M.O. Pauletti     117
Analysis of Free Form Membranes Subject to Wind Using FSI   R. Wuchner   A. Kupzok   K.-U. Bletzinger     141
Membrane Structures Formed by Low Pressure Inflatable Tubes. New Analysis Methods and Recent Constructions   E. Onate   F.G. Flores   J. Marcipar     163
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis ofInflatable Prefolded Membrane Structures under Hydrostatic Loading   M. Hassler   K. Schweizerhof     197
Advanced Capabilities for the Simulation of Membrane and Inflatable Space Structures Using SAMCEF   P. Jetteur   M. Bruyneel     211
Structural Air - Pneumatic Structures   B. Stimpfle     233
Recent Developments in the Computational Modelling of Textile Membranes and Inflatable Structures   D. Strobel   P. Singer     253
Author Index     267
Subject Index     269
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