Conference Announcements


8th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 – Thu, 10 Oct 2019

FORM and FORCE Conference 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.

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


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.

International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering;
Conference Website:
Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center 

Av. de Rius i Taulet, 1, 08004
Barcelona, Barcelona

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