Date:

06-07 May 2002

Local:

Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo

Hosts:

Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo

 

School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo

 

 

Sponsors:

School of Architecture and Urbanism, Mackenzie University

 

IAB/SP — Brazilian Institute of Architects — São Paulo Department

 

IESP — São Paulo Engineering Institute

 

ABMEC — Brazilian Association of Computational Mechanics

 

ILEK — Lightweight Structures Institute — Stuttgart University

 

LSRU — Lightweight Structures Lab — University of New South Wales

 

FAPESP — São Paulo Research Foundation

 

CNPq — Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development

 

FINEP — Projects and Studies Financing Foundation

 

CAPES Foundation

 

ABECE — Brazilian Association of Engineers and Structural Consultants

 

IDEA — Institute for Advanced Design

 

 

 

Brazillaser Ind. e Com. Ltda.

 

CIMAF — Companhia Industrial e Mercantil de Artefatos de Ferro

 

Ferrari — Composite Textile Membranes (France)

 

ImageWeaver Studios Inc. (USA)

 

Pistelli — Engenharia de Armazenagem

 

Tensotech Coberturas Tensionadas Ltda.

 

Fiedler Tenso-estruturas

 

Verseidag-Indutex GMBH (Germany)

 

Siva-Ind.e Com. de Art. de Arame e Aço Ltda.

 

Du Pont do Brasil

 

Mehler Haku (Germany)

 

Licano (Italy)

 

Ind. Brasileira de Inflaveis Nautika Ltda.

 

Sansuy S.A. Ind. de Plasticos

 

Cannobbio (Italy)

 

Metalica

 

Finestra

 

IFAI— Industrial Fabrics Association International

 

Seminar Goals

To foster the state of the art and the interest of the Brazilian society on tension structures, exchanging experience among international experts, local researchers, designers, suppliers, customers and students interested on the area.

 

Motivation

Flexible structures, such as cable nets, tensegrity systems and membranes (tension structures) are known for the simplicity of their elements, easy of assembling, minimal material consumption, minimal waste, and energy efficiency. They overcome any other structural system in terms of lightness and capability of covering large spaces. With its seductive forms, unobstructed views and lightfull interiors, tension structures are generally notable architectural manifestations, impregnating the public with a sense of wonder.

Although their spontaneous use goes back to the early ages of mankind, tension structures are eminently modern. Their construction requires sophisticated materials, as is the case of synthetic membranes and high resistance steel cables, and sophisticated design theories. With the technological progress witnessed by the last decades, tensile structures are used today in projects of high architectural and urban significance, from transitory to permanent spaces, from single houses to gigantic stadium, from an airport roof to the walls of a skyscraper.

Besides an overview of the works under development in the Brazilian context, the I Brazilian Symposium on Tension Structures will facilitate the direct exchange of experience, not only among Brazilian engineers, architects, academics and professionals, but also with some of the most world renowed experts in the field.

 

Organizing and Scientific Committee

President: Ruy Marcelo de Oliveira Pauletti (USP/PEF)

Vice-President: Paulo de Mattos Pimenta (USP/PEF)

Vice-President: Reyolando M.L.R.F. Brasil (USP/PEF)

Athail Rangel Pulino Filho (UnB)

Célio Fontão Carril (USP/PEF)

Celso Lomonte Minozzi (FAU/Mackenzie)

Claudia T.A.Oliveira (USP/FAU)

Edson Humberto Viero (UCS)

Eduardo C.C. Leite (UFC / ILEK-Stuttgart)

Jesse Salgado (BrazilLaser)

Fernando Lara (PUC-Belo Horizonte)

Hélio Pistelli (Pistelli Eng. Armazenagem)

Minoru Naruto (USP/FAU)

Roberto Luiz de Arruda Barbato (USP/EESC)

Vitor Faustino (UEL)

Voldemir Fakri (Tensotech)

 

Deadlines:

July 2001:                     Preliminary program / Invitations

September 2001:           Call for Papers / Program Detailing

October 2001:               Responses from invited lecturers

January 2002:               Papers acceptance / Sponsors definitions

February 2002:              Final Program

 

Call for Papers

We invite researchers, designers, architects, engineers and other professionals interested in cables or membrane structures to present their works. We welcome engineering and architectural papers, discussing historical, formal, computational, economic and technological aspects; related to the design, the analysis, the construction, and the experimentation of materials and of structural systems. An abstract of not more than 400 words (one page), in Portuguese or English, should be sent before 12/31/2001 by e-mail to: tenso@acquacon.com.br. Please include in separate lines: (1) first author’s name, telephone and e-mail for future contact; (2) title of the work, (in capital letters); (3) other author’s name; (4) institutional affiliation.

 

Preliminary Program

Time

Monday 05/06/2002

Tuesday 05/07/2002

08:00

Registration

X

08:30

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Paper presentation

09:00

Opening Ceremony

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09:30

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10:00

Lecture: Em. Prof. Frei Otto

Coffee break

10:30

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11:00

Coffee break

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11:30

Lecture: Prof. Todd Dalland

Lecture: Prof. Massimo Majowiecki

12:00

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12:30

Lunch

Lunch

13:00

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13:30

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14:00

Lecture: Prof. Vizenz Sedlak

Lecture: Prof. Balthazar Novák

14:30

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15:00

Paper presentation

Round discussion

15:30

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16:00

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16:30

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Final Plenary

17:00

Round discussion

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17:30

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X

18:00

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X

18:30

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X

19:00

X

X

19:30

X

X

20:00

Cocktail Reception

X

20:30

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X

21:00

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Dinner: Closing Event

 

Accomodations

 

For a list of hotels and prices, please contact tenso@acquacon.com.br