Geometric Nonlinear Structures or Why it’s Good to be a Lightweight

The Surrey Regional Group's first Technical Meeting after the summer break will be held on Monday 9 September 2019 at the University of Surrey, where Peter Debney will talk about geometrically nonlinear structures.
Traditional structures are linear, stiff, restricted, heavy, and inefficient; lightweight structures on the other hand, whether in fabric, cable, timber, or stone, are non-linear, long spanning, flexible, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly. When form follows force as well as function, the result is a structure that soars.
Spend an evening examining Olympic structures, shells, tensegrity, and beyond.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30 start


Lecture Theatre M, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

Peter Debney BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Event Association

Event Contact
Edward Bromhead

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Additional Information
Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 18:00
One and a half hours of CPD

Regional Group

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