Symposium Programme

All sessions in Great North Museum: Hancock, The Hall, First Floor, except the parallel sessions.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

08:45-09:30 Registration at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle University
09:30-09:45 Welcome Prof Phillip Wright (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Newcastle University); Prof Peter Gosling (Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics, Newcastle University)

From Material to Structure and Limit States: Codes and Standardization

09:45-09:50 Introduction Marijke Mollaert and Jean-Christophe Thomas (Chair)
09:50-10:35 Wind Impact on Textile Structures [abstract and presentation] Keynote Speaker: Jürgen Wacker (Wacker Ingenieure)
10:35-11:00 Collating Wind Data for Doubly Curved Shapes of Tensioned Surface Structures (Round Robin Exercise 3) Jimmy Colliers, Marijke Mollaert, Jan Vierendeels, Lars De Laet
11:00-11:25 Background to the Science and Policy Report for Tensile Membrane Structures Natalie Stranghöner, Jörg Uhlemann, Marijke Mollaert
11:25-11:50 Existing Eurocodes Applied to a Membrane Structure Lincy Pyl, Xiduo Wang, Elien De Smedt, Jimmy Colliers, Marijke Mollaert, Lars De Laet
11:50-12:15 Tarso Design Framework: expert views on standardization and best practices Simon K. Chiu, Eve S. Lin
12:15-12:40 Non Linear Behaviour of an Inflatable Beam and Limit States Jean-Christophe Thomas, Alexis Bloch
12:40-14:00 Lunch

Open Session: Built Projects

13:00-13:30 Open Session delegates registration and guided tour of The Key building, the University's new fabric structure working space
14:00-14:05 Introduction Peter Gosling (Chair)
14:05-14:50 Formfinding and Tectonic Articulation: making performative logics speak [abstract] Keynote Speaker: Shajay Bhooshan (Zaha Hadid Architects, UK)
14:50-15:35 Pushing the Boundaries of Textiles in Architecture [abstract and presentation] Keynote Speaker: Julian Lienhard (str.ucture GmbH, Germany)
15:35-16:00 KAPSARC: tensile fabric building skin Benedict Whybrow
16:00-16:25 Climate Ribbon™, Brickell City Center Miami, Job Report Bernd Stimpfle, Michael Schäffer
16:25-16:50 Cable Erection of Krasnodar Stadium Suspended Roof Daniela Lombardini, Silvia Geyer
16:50-17:15 Break
17:15-18:00 How to Build Lightweight: advances in computational engineering [abstract] Keynote Speaker: Al Fisher (Buro Happold, UK)
18:00-18:45 The Potential of Stone [abstract and presentation] Keynote Speaker: Steve Webb (Webb Yates Engineers, UK)
18:45-19:10 Kinetic Roof Structure: Msheireb Heart of Doha Gregor Grunwald, Thomas Hermeking, Thomas Prang
19:10-19:35 Recent Work on the Design and Construction of Air Inflated Structures Bob Barton
19:35 Drinks and Canapes

Thursday 27 October 2016

  • Parallel Session A: The Hall, First Floor
  • Parallel Session B: The Cloire Suite, Ground Floor

Materials and Analysis

08:30-08:35 Introduction Natalie Stranghöner and Peter Gosling (Chair)
08:35-09:20 Bespoke Materials for Bespoke Textile Architecture [abstract and presentation]

Keynote Speakers: Raul Fangueiro (University of Minho, Portugal), Martin Tamke (School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark)

Parallel Session A
09:20-09:45 MULTITEXCO: high performance smart multifunctional technical textiles for the construction sector Pieter Heyse, G. Buyle, Paolo Beccarelli
09:45-10:10 A Project Oriented Approach to Determine Membrane Properties Bernd Stimpfle, David Günther
10:10-10:35 Including Shear in a Neural Network Constitutive Model for Architectural Textiles Peter Gosling, Giada Colasante
Parallel Session B
09:20-09:45 Quantitative Study of the Impact of Biaxial Test Protocols on the Derived Material Parameters for a PVC Coated Polyester Fabric Maarten Van Craenenbroeck, Silke Puystiens, Lars De Laet, Danny Van Hemelrijck, Marijke Mollaert
09:45-10:10 Refined Biaxial Test Procedures for the Determination of Design Elastic Constants of Architectural Fabrics Jörg Uhlemann, Natalie Stranghöner
10:10-10:35 Computational Cutting Pattern Generation using Isogeometric B-Rep Analysis Ann-Kathrin Goldbach, Michael Breitenberger, Armin Widhammer, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger
10:35-10:55 Break
Parallel Session A
10:55-11:20 Beyond Static Analysis: investigation of membrane structure performance using time stepping, transient and progressive analyses Adam Bown, Tom Makin, David Wakefield
11:20-11:45 Advances in the Form-Finding of Structural Membranes Benedikt Philipp, Roland Wüchner, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger
11:45-12:10 Viscous Characteristics of ETFE Film Sheet Under Equal Biaxial Tensions Tatsuya Yoshino, Shiro Kato
12:10-12:35 Fibrous Tectonics: a rethinking of composite production through innovation and exploration of molding techniques and methodologies David N. Costanza
12:35-13:00 On the Mechanical Behaviour of ETFE-films: elastic range, yielding conditions, break determined by different test methods and the influence of the results on the analysis of ETFE-structures Rainer Blum, Heidrun Bögner-Balz, Jochen Köhnlein
Parallel Session B
10:55-11:20 Surface Modification of Natural Fibers: a review Juliana Cruz, Raul Fangueiro
11:20-11:45 Variation of Reference Strategy: a novel approach for generating optimized cutting patterns of membrane structures Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Armin Widhammer
11:45-12:10 Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation Of Pre-Stressed Flat Membrane Structures Raham Zarfam, Alexander Michalski, Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah, Atis Degro
12:10-12:35 Multi-Scale Simulation of Textile Mebrane Structures Thomas Gereke, Matthias Hübner, Oliver Döbrich, Chokri Cherif
12:35-13:00 On the covering of the Gas Storage Terminal Bergermeer with TX30 material: test and analysis of tangential forces Rogier Houtman
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis of Structural Skins

14:00-14:05 Introduction John Chilton and Alessandra Zanelli (Chair)
14:05-14:50 Sustainability: the art of modern architecture [abstract and presentation] Keynote Speaker: Carl Maywald (Vector Foiltec, Germany)
14:50-15:15 Elspe Grand Stand Canopy: Mehler replaces Mehler after 37 years Katja Bernert
15:15-15:40 Special Fluoropolymers Provide Exceptional Performance in Innovative Architecture Helmut Frisch, Sebastian Zehentmaier
15:40-16:05 Life Cycle Design and efficiency principles for membrane architecture: towards a new set of eco-design strategies Carol Monticelli, Alessandra Zanelli
16:05-16:30 A Study on the Durability Properties of Textile Membranes for Architectural Purposes Luís São João, Raquel Carvalho, Raul Fangueiro
16:30-16:50 Break

Building Physics and Energy Performance of Structural Skins

16:50-16:55 Introduction John Chilton and Alessandra Zanelli (Chair)
Parallel Session A
16:55-17:20 Analysis of a Translucent Insulated Triple-Layer Membrane Roof for a Sport Centre in Germany Jan Cremers, Nansi Palla, Doris Buck, Andreas Biesinger, Swen Bordkorb
17:20-17:45 Comparative Study of a New IR-Absorbing Film to Improve Solar Shading and Thermal Comfort for ETFE Structures Jan Cremers, Hannes Marx
17:45-18:10 The Effect of Water Spray Systems on Thermal and Solar Performance of an ETFE Panel for Building Envelope Andrea Giovanni Mainini, Alberto Speroni, Andrea Zani, Tiziana Poli
18:10-18:35 Understanding Light in Lightweight Fabric (ETFE Foil) Structures through Field Studies Benson Lau, Dawa Azad Aziz Masih, Abdulquadri Adesoji Ademakinwa, Siew Woon Low, John Chilton
Parallel Session B
16:55-17:20 Performance analyses of the D’adif Pavilion Mariangela De Vita, Pierluigi De Berardinis
17:20-17:45 Applicability of Flexible Photovoltaic Modules onto Membrane Structures Using Grasshopper Integrative Mod Hend Ibrahim, Ayman Wagdy, Paolo Beccarelli, Robert Carpenter, John Chilton
17:45-18:10 Acoustic Conditions in the Atrium of Slovak Philharmonic Monika Rychtáriková, Vojtech Chmelík, Daniel Urbán, Andrea Vargová
18:10-18:35 Acoustic Comfort in Atria Covered by Novel Structural Skins Daniel Urbán, Júlia Zrneková, Peter Zaťko, Carl Maywald, Monika Rychtáriková
18:35-19:05 TensiNet Annual General Meeting in The Hall, Great North Museum
18:40 Coaches depart from Clarement Road for The Key, Firebrick Avenue, NE4 5TQ
18:45-19:15 Optional Guided Tours of The Key, the University's new fabric structure working space
19:10 Coaches depart from Clarement Road for The Key and Partner Meeting, Firebrick Avenue, NE4 5TQ
19:15-19:45 Optional Guided Tours of The Key, the University's new fabric structure working space
19:45-20:15 TensiNet Partner Meeting to be held at The Key
19:45 Symposium dinner: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, NE1 4JA - drinks from 19:45, dinner served at 20:30

Friday 28 October 2016

  • Parallel Session A: The Hall, First Floor
  • Parallel Session B: The Cloire Suite, Ground Floor

New Applications of Structural Skins and New Concepts

09:00-09.05 Introduction Lars De Laet (Chair)
09:05-09:50 Fibres Rethought: towards novel constructional articulation [abstract] Keynote Speaker: Jan Knippers (Institut für Tragkonstruktionen und Konstruktives Entwerfen, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
09:50-10:15 Structural Membranes Used in Modern Building Facades Christoph Paech
10:15-10:40 Ontario Celebration Zone Pavilion: a large pneumatic structure Hauke Jungjohann, Walter Woodington
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:25 Innovative material for major long lasting construction projects Farid Sahnoune
11:25-11:50 Exploratory Topology Modelling of Form-Active Hybrid Structures Anders Holden Deleuran, Mark Pauly, Martin Tamke, Ida Friis Tinning, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
11:50-12:15 Calibrated Modeling of Knitted Fabric as a Means of Simulating Textile Hybrid Structures Michel Schmeck, Christoph Gengnagel
12:15-12:40 Deployable Textile Hybrid Structures: design and modelling of kinetic membrane-restrained bending-active structures Stijn Brancart, Lars De Laet, Niels De Temmerman
12:40-13:05 Deployable Structures Using Non-Singular Rigid Foldable Patterns Ruud van Knippenberg, Arjan Habraken, Patrick Teuffel
13:05-14:05 Lunch
14:05-14:50 Unlocking the Potential of Insulated Fabric [abstract and presentation] Keynote Speaker: Gordon Mungall (Arup)
Parallel Session A
14:50-15:15 The Sustainability of Adaptive Envelopes: developments of kinetic architecture Marta Barozzi, Julian Lienhard, Alessandra Zanelli, Carol Monticelli
15:15-15:40 Development of a Flexible, Light Weight Structure, Adaptable to Any Space Through a Shape Shifting Feature Fenando Cunha, Carlos Mota, Ana Reis, Paulo Marques, Rui Pinto, Raul Fangueiro
Parallel Session B
14:50-15:15 Adaptive Arch: active stress minimization in a thin arch structure R.J.T. van Bommel, A.P.H.W. Habraken, P. Teuffel
15:15-15:40 Halar® High Clarity ECTFE Film: a highly transparent film for new buildings structures Paolo Toniolo, Serena Carella
15:40-16:05 Thermal and Optical Analysis of a Passive Heat Recovery and Storage System for Greenhouse Skin Xiao Liu, Hao Gao, Yanyi Sun, Yupeng Wu, Benjamin Martin, John Chilton, Parham Mirzaei, Xingxing Zhang, Paolo Beccarelli, Benson Lau
16:05-16:25 Break
Parallel Session A
16:25-16:50 How an Innovative Membrane Brought a Vision to Life Wiktor Kowalski, Sławomir Pastuszka, Paul Romain
16:50-17:15 Design and Manufacturing of the Linko Demountable Fabric Pavilion for the Motorsport Sector Paolo Beccarelli, Roberto Maffei
17:15-17:40 Insulated Membrane Kit for Emergency Shelters: product development and evaluation of three different concepts Salvatore Viscuso, Alessandra Zanelli
Parallel Session B
16:25-16:50 Structural Membranes for Refurbishment of the Architectural Heritage Josep Llorens, Alessandra Zanelli
16:50-17:15 Unprecedented Structural Skins: experiments towards an intelligent tensegrity skin Alberto Campesato
17:15-17:40 Night Image of Tensile Facades Beata Polomová, Andrea Vargová
17:40-18:00 Closure