Objectives

FORM and FORCE 2019 incorporates

The IASS 60th Anniversary Symposium (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2019)

9th Int. Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2019)

Following the customary celebration of the IASS Symposium every ten years in Spain and the Structural Membranes Conference every four years in Barcelona, the organizers have found an outstanding opportunity to merge both communities into a joint international conference that aims to provide a forum for state-of-the-art contributions and fruitful discussion in the broad fields of shell, spatial, tension and inflatable structures.

FORM and FORCE 2019 will be held at a modern hotel in downtown Barcelona with very good connections to the airport and the city centre. An attractive combined accommodation-registration package will be offered to all participants.

The city of Barcelona offers a privileged canvas for this joint scientific-technical meeting, as it gathers a large number of outstanding historical and contemporary spatial structures, as well as world-class cultural and recreational attractions.

The conference will cover all aspects related to material, design, computation, construction, maintenance, history, environmental impact and sustainability of shell, spatial, tension and inflatable structures in all fields of application.

The conference topics will include (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Conceptual Design
  • Computational Form Finding
  • Optimization  
  • Computational Methods for Analysis
  • Detailing and Construction
  • Damage, Fracture and Fatigue
  • Testing Procedures
  • Maintenance Techniques
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced and Bio-based Materials
  • Environmental Compatibility
  • Historical Structures 
  • Teaching and Education
  • Shell Structures
  • Tension and Membranes Structures
  • Inflatable Structures
  • Framed and Lattice Structures

  • Gridshells and Bending-Active Structures
  • Tensegrity Systems
  • Adaptive System
  • Deployable and Origami Systems
  • Temporary Structures
  • Metal Spatial Structures
  • Plasticity in Additive Manufactured Materials
  • Timber and Bio-based Structures
  • Glass Structure
  • Applications: shell roofs, shell structures for power
    technology, masts, and towers, tile vaults, membrane
    roofs and covers, sails, inflatable pavilions and
    buildings light-weight bridges, airships and
    airspace structures inflatable, antennas, high
    altitude platforms furniture, bio-medicine
    textiles for clothes, etc.

In addition to incorporating the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), FORM and FORCE 2019 will be proposed as a Thematic Conference of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).


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