Barcelona, Spain  /  October 07, 2019  -  October 10, 2019

FORM and FORCE 2019

FORM and FORCE 2019 incorporates the IASS 60th Anniversary Symposium (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2019) and the 9th Int. Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, held in Barcelona.

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.