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Membranes 2021

13 - 15 September, 2021
Online Event

The tenth edition of the conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2021) will be organised on 13-15 September 2021 online. The previous conferences of these series were held in Barcelona (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), Stuttgart (2005, 2009) and Munich (2013, 2017). The last edition of the Structural Membranes conference took place in Barcelona on October 2019, in conjunction with the conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Imternational Association for Shell and Space Structures (IASS).

The objectives of Structural Membranes 2021 are to collect and disseminate state-of-the-art research and technology for design, analysis, construction and maintenance of textile and inflatable structures. The conference will address both the theoretical bases for structural analysis and the numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust computer implementation. A significant part of the conference will be devoted to discuss advances in new textile composites for applications in membrane and inflatable structures in the building and construction sectors, as well as in innovative design, construction and maintenance procedures.

Structural Membranes 2021 aims to be a forum for discussing recent progress and identifying future research directions in the field of textile composites and inflatable structures.

Structural Membranes 2021 will be supported by the IASS. It will also be 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).


Conference Topics

The conference topics will include

  • Adaptivity

  • Bio-inspired Membranes

  • Climate Impact

  • Construction Methods

  • Design Methods

  • Energy Aspects

  • Environmental Aspects

  • Hybrid Structures
  • Maintenance Techniques

  • Manufacturing

  • New Membrane Materials

  • Numerical Methods for Structural Analysis

  • Pressure Management

  • Smart Membranes

  • Testing Procedures

Plenary Lecturers

Confirmed plenary lecturers

Katja Bernert

Low & Bonar GmbH, Germany

Knut Goeppert

Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Germany

Josep Ignasi Llorens

UPC, School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain

Natalie Stranghoener

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. Helmut Pottmann

Center for Geometry and Computational Design KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mette Thomsen

CITA, Denmark

Supporting Organizations