TensiNet Symposium 2019 âSoftening the habitatsâ

06 2019

TensiNet Symposium 2019 ‘Softening the habitats’

The 6th TensiNet Symposium ‘Softening the habitats’ was organized from 3 to 5 June at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. VUB Architectural Engineering was represented by six participants. Marijke Mollaert and Lars De Laet were part of the scientific committee. Evi Corne contributed to the coordination of the program and the joint IN.TENSION exhibition. Maarten Van Craenenbroeck and Elien De Smedt presented their research in the session on ‘Performances and reliability of soft materials’, which was co-chaired by Marijke Mollaert. Jimmy Colliers presented his work in the session on ‘Design and simulations of soft structures’. Evi and Marijke represented the TensiNet Association in the TensiNet Partner meeting.

Presented papers:

  • Van Craenenbroeck, De Laet, De Smedt & Mollaert (2019), Experimental assessment and interpretation of biaxial material parameter variation of a polyester-PVC fabric.
  • De Smedt, Mollaert, Van Craenenbroeck, Caspeele & Pyl (2019), Reliability-based analysis of a cable-net structure designed using partial factors.
  • Colliers, Mollaert, Degroote & De Laet (2019), Pressure coefficient distributions for the design of hypar membrane roof and canopy structures.