scientific publications

03/31/2016

Application of a Rotation-Free Triangular Element for Finite Strain Analysis of Thin Shells and Membranes

This paper shows applications of a recently developed shell element to the analysis of thin shell and membrane structures. The element is a three node triangle with only translational DOFs (rotation free) that uses the configuration of the three adjacent elements to evaluate the strains. This allows...


03/31/2016

Experinces in the Design Analysis and Construction of Low Pressure Inflatable Structures

Inflatable structures have become increasingly popular in recent years for a wide range of applications in architecture, civil engineering, aeronautic (airships) and airspace situations. Inflatable structures have unique features. Because of their foldability and air- or helium pneumatic stabilisati...


03/31/2016

HANDBOOK for sustainable construction with tensile structures

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03/31/2016

Membranes Structures Formed by Low Pressure Inflatable Tubes. New Analysis Methods and Recent Constructions

This paper shows applications of a recently developed thin shell element adequate for the analysis of membrane and inflatable structures. The element is a three node triangle with only translational degrees of freedom that uses the configuration of the three adjacent elements to evaluate the strains...