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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.
Preface; Innovative Developments in Fiber Based Materials for Construction, by T. Stegmaier and H. Planck; Finite Element Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Textile Composites at the Mesoscopic Scale of Individual Fibers, by D. Durville; A Predictive Fabric Model for Membrane Structure Design, by B.N. Bridgens and P.D. Gosling; Modelling Fabric-Reinforced Membranes with the Discrete Element Method, by D. Ballhause, M. Konig and B. Kröplin; Introducing Cutting Patterns in Form Finding and Structural Analysis, by J. Linhard, R. Wüchner and K.-U. Bletzinger; Kinematics in Tensioned Structures, by R. Wagner; Pneumatic Formwork for Irregular Curved Thin Shells, by P.C. van Hennik and R. Houtinan Static Analysis of Taut Structures, by R.M.O. Paulett; Analysis of Free Form Membranes Subject to Wind Using FSI, by R. Wüchner A. Kupzok and K.-U. Bletzinger; Membrane Structures Formed by Low Pressure Inflatable Tubes. New Analysis Methods and Recent Constructions, by E. Oñate, EG. Flores and J. Marcipar; Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Inflatable Prefolded Membrane Structures under Hydrostatic Loading, by M. Hassler and K. Schweizerhof; Advanced Capabilities for the Simulation of Membrane and Inflatable Space Structures Using SAMCEF, by P. Jetteur and M. Bruyneel; Structural Air — Pneumatic Structures, by B. Stimpfle; Recent Developments in the Computational Modelling of Textile Membranes and Inflatable Structures , by D. Ströbel and P. Singer; Author Index; Subject Index.