Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II

Editors: Oñate, Eugenio, Kröplin, B.-H. (Eds.)

  • Includes state-of-the-art contributions written by international experts in the field of design, analysis and construction of textile composites and inflatable structures

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Textile composites and inflatable structures have become increasingly popular for a variety of applications in – among many other fields – civil engineering, architecture and aerospace engineering. Typical examples include membrane roofs and covers, sails, inflatable buildings and pavilions, airships, inflatable furniture, airspace structures etc.

The ability to provide numerical simulations for increasingly complex membrane and inflatable structures is advancing rapidly due to both remarkable strides in computer hardware development and the improved maturity of computational procedures for nonlinear structural systems. Significant progress has been made in the formulation of finite elements methods for static and dynamic problems, complex constitutive material behaviour, coupled aero-elastic analysis etc.

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 meeting was one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS, www.eccomas.org ).

The different chapters discuss recent progress and future research directions in new textile composites for applications in membrane and inflatable structures. Part of the book focuses in describing innovative numerical methods for structural analysis, such as new non linear membrane and shell finite elements. The rest of the chapters present advances in design, construction and maintenance procedures.

This volume contains state-of-the-art research and technology for design, analysis, construction and maintenance of textile and inflatable structures and will be of interest to civil engineers, architects, and materials scientists.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Innovative Developments in Fiber Based Materials for Construction

    Stegmaier, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Finite Element Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Textile Composites at the Mesoscopic Scale of Individual Fibers

    Durville, Damien

    Pages 15-34

  • A Predictive Fabric Model for Membrane Structure Design

    Bridgens, Benjamin N. (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Modelling Fabric-Reinforced Membranes with the Discrete Element Method

    Ballhause, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Introducing Cutting Patterns in Form Finding and Structural Analysis

    Linhard, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II
Editors
  • Eugenio Oñate
  • B.-H. Kröplin
Series Title
Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6856-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6856-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6855-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7739-4
Series ISSN
1871-3033
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 272
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