This week on the blog, we look at an analysis method of an alternate form of coastal protection: The inflatable membrane barrier. This flexible barrier can dissipate the energy of the oncoming storm surge but poses analysis challenges such as the need to consider fluid/structure interaction. Continue reading Staying Dry: Numerical modeling of flexible pressurized storm surge barriers
The 2nd annual IABSE Future of Design 2018 conference was held in New York City on Saturday, April 28. With Victor Charpentier as a leading member of the organizing committee, students from the Form Finding Lab were able to attend the event. This year’s conference sought to bring together structural engineers, architects, artists, fabricators, and builders in order to explore new ways of designing, building, … Continue reading RECAP: IABSE’s Future of Design 2018.