IASS 2015 in Amsterdam interest group

The IASS 2015 conference (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures) will be organized in Amsterdam in 2015.

It will be organized by Arno Pronk (TU Eindhoven), Andrew Borgart (TU Delft) and yours truly, who will be supported by a larger organizing committee from The Netherlands (if you are interested, let us know).

Please subscribe to the LinkedIn interest group if you are interested in being up-to-date with the latest developments, or join any discussions:

The theme of the conference is still under discussion, but I am sure that the topics of computation, geometry and the latest design developments will have a prominent place.



New study group: Active Bending

First of all, happy new year to you all!

We have some great news! The SMG has a new study group on Active Bending. For more information, please contact the study group leader: Christoph Gengnagel, gengnagel@udk-berlin.de or read more below.

On behalf of the SMG board,
Jeroen Coenders

Active Bending

Study group leader: Christoph Gengnagel, gengnagel@udk-berlin.de
co – leader : Julian Lienhard, j.lienhard@itke.uni-stuttgart.de

The study group ‘Active Bending’ aims at uniting structural engineering researchers and practitioners that share the approach of exploiting elastic bending as a means to generate curved geometries from initially straight or planar building elements. This newly formed Study group presents itself as a new subject within the Structural Morphology group, seeking to provide an active exchange platform for fellow researchers. The Study group will officially start at the IASS conference in Seoul 2012, the general aims of the group will be presented by the study group leaders together with a review of the current state of the art of active bending approaches in various application fields.