Eugenio Oñate, interviewed about Structural Membranes by Espazio Magazine
Eugenio Oñate, director of CIMNE, has been recently interviewed by Espazio, Indexed magazine of textile architecture, tensile structures and tents at its section "Events". CIMNE is co-organizer, jointly with the Technical University of Munich and TAO GmbH, of the international conference Structural Membranes 2017.
Structural Membranes is a specialized conference with an emphasis on presenting the state of the art on computational methods for analysis of tensile and inflatable structures for a variety of applications in engineering and architecture. As such Structural Membranes is complementary to other conferences in the field, being the only conference that blends the world of tensile structures and inflatable structures at academic and practical levels.
About Structural Membranes 2017
CIMNE and membrane structures
CIMNE has a long standing experience in the development of numerical methods for analysis and design of membrane-type structures for a variety of applications. Researchers at CIMNE have developed innovative finite element methods for analysis of shell and membrane structures under static and dynamic loads. Among those we note the 3-noded rotation-free shell triangular element that allows the analysis of thin shell and membranes using displacement degrees of freedom only as nodal variables. The first version of this finite element was published in 2000 (Oñate E. and Zárate F., Rotation-free triangular plate and shell elements, Int. Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 47, pp. 557-603, 2000). Since that date, the 3-noded rotation-free shell triangle has evolved to become a reference for finite element analysis of shells and tensile structures.