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Talk Prof. Block at NEY + Partners, Belgium

Talk Prof. Block at NEY + Partners, Belgium

19.03.2015

Invited by Kenny Verbeeck, Prof. Block will give a lunch talk on March 30 at NEY + Partners in Brussels, Belgium.  

RhinoVAULT workshop at the Brussels Faculty of Engineering

RhinoVAULT workshop at the Brussels Faculty of Engineering

18.03.2015

Invited by Prof. Lars De Laet and Prof. Marijke Mollaert, Prof. Block will on March 27 at the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel give his by-now-yearly contribution to the Brussels Faculty of Engineering (Bruface) course "Spatial Structures: Design and Analysis", using RhinoVAULT to teach about equilibrium surface structures.

Keynote lecture Diederik Veenendaal at Novel Structural Skins

Keynote lecture Diederik Veenendaal at Novel Structural Skins

15.03.2015

Invited by Prof. Lars De Laet, Diederik Veenendaal will present the BRG's fabric formwork projects in a keynote lecture at the COST Action TU1303 - Novel Structural Skins meeting on March 25 in Denkendorf, Germany.

CEE Department Seminar Prof. Block at Princeton University, USA

CEE Department Seminar Prof. Block at Princeton University, USA

01.03.2015

Invited by Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Prof. Block will give a lecture on March 19 in the CEE Departmental Seminar Series at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University.

all publicationsSelected Publications

Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.On the Equilibrium of Funicular Polyhedral Frames and Convex Polyhedral Force Diagrams,Computer-Aided Design,2015.
Van Mele T. and Block P.Algebraic Graph Statics,Computer-Aided Design,53: 104-116,2014.
Adriaenssens, S., Block, P., Veenendaal, D. and Williams, C. (editors)Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization,Taylor & Francis - Routledge,London,2014 (April).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Funicular Analysis of Masonry Vaults,Mechanics Research Communications,56: 53-60,2014.
Panozzo D., Block P. and Sorkine-Hornung O.Designing Unreinforced Masonry Models,ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH 2013,32(4): 91:1-91:12,2013 (July).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Rethinking Structural Masonry: Unreinforced, Stone-cut Shells,Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials,166(6): 378-389,2013.
Veenendaal D. and Block P.An overview and comparison of structural form finding methods for general networks,International Journal of Solids and Structures,49(26): 3741-3753,2012.
Van Mele T., Lachauer L., Rippmann M. and Block P.Geometry-based Understanding of Structures,Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures,53(4): 285-295,2012.
Davis L., Rippmann M., Pawlofsky T. and Block P.Innovative Funicular Tile Vaulting: A prototype in Switzerland,The Structural Engineer,90(11): 46-56,2012 (November).
Rippmann M., Lachauer L. and Block P.Interactive Vault Design,International Journal of Space Structures,27(4): 219-230,2012 (December).
Van Mele T. and Block P.Novel Form Finding Method for Fabric Formwork for Concrete Shells,Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures,52(4): 217-224,2011.
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