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Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II

  • Eugenio Oñate
  • Bernard Kröplin

Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas Stegmaier, Heinrich Planck
    Pages 1-14
  3. Benjamin N. Bridgens, Peter D. Gosling
    Pages 35-50
  4. Dirk Ballhause, Manfred König, Bernd Kröplin
    Pages 51-67
  5. Johannes Linhard, Roland Wüchner, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger
    Pages 69-84
  6. Rosemarie Wagner
    Pages 85-97
  7. Petra C. van Hennik, Rogier Houtman
    Pages 99-116
  8. R. M. O. Pauletti
    Pages 117-139
  9. Roland Wüchner, Alexander Kupzok, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger
    Pages 141-161
  10. Bernd Stimpfle
    Pages 233-252
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


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, ).

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Oñate
    • 1
  • Bernard Kröplin
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institut für Statik und Dynamik der Luft- und Raumfahrtkonstruktionen (ISD)University of StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II
  • Editors Eugenio Oñate
    Bernd Kröplin
  • Series Title Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6855-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7739-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6856-0
  • Series ISSN 1871-3033
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Materials Science, general
    Solid Mechanics
    Building Construction and Design
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