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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 91
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, L.F. Costa Neves and R.C. Barros

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Preliminaries
STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
SESSION ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES AND L. LIMA
1 Evaluation of the Resistance of RHS "T" Joints under Axial Loading: A Parametric Study
R.M.M.P. de Matos, L.F. Costa-Neves, L.R.O. de Lima, J.G. Santos da Silva and P.C.G. da S. Vellasco
2 The Influence of the Chord Axial Load on the Resistance of RHS "T" Joints with Axially Loaded Braces: A Parametric Study
R.M.M.P. de Matos, L.F. Costa-Neves, L.R.O. de Lima, J.G. Santos da Silva and P.C.G. da S. Vellasco
3 Resistance and Stiffness of Welded Rolled Hollow Section Beam-Column Joints with Concrete Filled Chords
J.K. Szlendak
4 A Parametric Analysis of Composite Beams with T-Perfobond Shear Connectors
J.C. da C. Vianna, L.F. Costa Neves, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and S.A.L. de Andrade
5 Numerical Modelling of Non-Linear Behaviour of Timber-Concrete Composite Structures
S.M.R. Lopes, L.F.C. Jorge and H.M.P. Cruz
6 Numerical Evaluation of Stainless Steel Joints subject to Tension
A.T. da Silva, J. de J. dos Santos, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, S.A.L. de Andrade and J.G.S. da Silva
7 Numerical Behaviour of Steel Columns subject to Localized Fire Loading
A. Santiago, C. Haremza, L. Simões da Silva and J.P. Rodrigues
8 Design of a Steel Apparatus for Experimental Torsion Tests of Concrete Hollow Beams
L.F.A. Bernardo, A.M. Jorge and S.M.R. Lopes
9 The Influence of the Semi-rigid Behaviour of Column Base Plates and Beam-to-Column Joints on the Non-linear Dynamical Response of Steel Portal Frames
F. da R. de C. Lopes, J.G.S. da Silva, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima and L.F. da C. Neves
10 Vibration Analysis of Composite Floors Induced by Human Rhythmic Activities
N.A. dos S. Langer, J.G.S. da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.F. da C. Neves
STABILITY AND NON-LINEAR BEHAVIOUR OF THIN-WALLED MEMBERS AND STRUCTURES
SESSION ORGANISED BY D. CAMOTIM AND L. DUNAI
11 Dynamic Analysis Based Seismic Performance Quantification of a Steel Corrugated Shear Wall System
L.G. Vigh, G.G. Deierlein, E. Miranda, A. Liel and S. Tipping
12 Generalised Beam Theory based Local and Global Dynamic Analysis of High-Speed Railway Bridge Decks
R. Bebiano, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim
13 Dynamic Buckling Estimation for Beam-Columns with Open Cross-Sections
T. Kubiak
14 Dynamic Stability of Bowstring Arches
J.M. Martínez, O.R. Ramos and M.A. Serna
15 Finite Element Simulation of Slender Thin-Walled Box Columns by Implementing Real Initial Conditions
L. Pavlovcic, U. Kuhlmann, B. Froschmeier and D. Beg
16 Determination of the Patch Loading Resistance of Girders with Corrugated Webs using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
B. Kövesdi and L. Dunai
17 Analysis of Scaffolds with Semi-Rigid Connections exhibiting Looseness
U. Prabhakaran, R.G. Beale and M.H.R. Godley
18 The Effect of Local Geometric Imperfections on the Non-Linear Analysis of Stub Columns
M.M. Pastor, M. Casafont, F. Roure and M. Ferrer
19 Numerical Investigation of Adjustable Telescopic Steel Props
J. André, A.M. Baptista and D. Camotim
20 Numerical Analysis of Compressed Cold Formed Steel Members considering Initial Geometric Imperfections
S.J. de Castro Almeida, J. Munaiar Neto and M. Malite
21 Non-Linear Generalised Beam Theory Formulation for Open-Section Thin-Walled Members with Arbitrary Support Conditions
C. Basaglia, D. Camotim and N. Silvestre
22 On the Relevance of Local-Distortional Interaction in the Post-Buckling Behaviour and Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Lipped Channel Columns
P.B. Dinis, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim
23 Local-Global Buckling Interaction of Steel Cold-Formed Members: An Integrated Approach of Effective Width and Direct Strength Methods
E.M. Batista
24 Local and Global Buckling and Post-Buckling Analysis of Thin-Walled Members using Enhanced Beam Finite Elements
R.M. Gonçalves, D. Camotim and M. Ritto-Corrêa
25 Updated Lagrangian Formulation for Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Flexibly Connected Thin-Walled Frames
G. Turkalj, J. Brnic and D. Lanc
26 Large-Deflection-Theory Analysis of the Effect of Web Initial Curvature on the Ultimate Strength of Steel Plate Girder
J. Kala, Z. Kala, J. Melcher and M. Škaloud
27 Dynamic Response of Conical Shell Structures subjected to Pulse Pressure
R.J. Mania and K. Kowal-Michalska
28 Dynamic Crushing of Thin-Walled Beam-Columns: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis
M. Kotelko, R.J. Mania and Z. Kolakowski
29 Buckling Sensitivity Analysis of Thin-Walled Structures using Shell Finite Elements and Nonlinear Computational Methods
Z. Kala and J. Kala
30 On the Calculation of the Critical Moment for Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Beams
S. Ádány, A.L. Joó and D. Visy
31 First-Order, Buckling and Post-Buckling Behaviour of GFRP Pultruded Beams: Part 1 Experimental Study
J.R. Correia, F.A. Branco, N. Silva, D. Camotim and N. Silvestre
32 First-Order, Buckling and Post-Buckling Behaviour of GFRP Pultruded Beams: Part 2 Numerical Simulation
N.M.F. Silva, D. Camotim, N. Silvestre, J.R. Correia and F.A. Branco
33 Buckling Analysis of Thin Sections using the Finite Strip Method with a Coupled Stiffness Matrix
D.D. Milašinovic and I. Milakovic
34 Linear Buckling Analysis of Compressed Members combining the Generalised Beam Theory and the Finite Element Method
M. Casafont, M.M. Pastor, E. Caamaño and F. Marimon
35 Buckling Analysis of Plates Stiffened by Parallel Beams
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos
36 The Effect of Rounded Corners of Cold-Formed Steel Members in the Buckling Analysis via the Direct Strength Method
Z. Beregszászi and S. Ádány
HIGH SPEED TRAINS: VEHICLE TRACK DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
SESSION ORGANISED BY J. POMBO AND Z. DIMITROVOVÁ
37 The Dynamic Design of High Speed Railway Tracks using a Combined Multibody and Finite Element Approach
S. Bruni and S. Alfi
38 Influence of Track Conditions and Wheel Wear State on the Loads Imposed on the Infrastructure by Railway Vehicles
J. Pombo, J. Ambrósio, M. Pereira, R. Verardi, C. Ariaudo and N. Kuka
39 Development of the Next Generation High-Speed Trains for Scandinavia
S. Stichel, R. Persson, G. Himmelstein, E. Andersson and A. Orvnäs
40 Interaction of High Speed Train and Railway Structure during an Earthquake
M. Tanabe, H. Wakui, N. Matsumoto, M. Sogabe and Y. Tanabe
41 Vibration Reduction for Railway Bridges Travelled by High-Speed Trains
M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, J. Lavado, J. Nasarre and A. Doménech
42 Vibrations of Beams on a Random Foundation due to a Moving Load: Wavelet Approach
P. Koziol and Z. Hryniewicz
43 Assessment of the Significance of the Bridge-Train Interaction in Dynamic Analysis of Bridges subjected to Moving Loads
M. Majka and M. Hartnett
44 Transverse Vibrations in Beams Supported by a Piece-Wise Homogeneous Visco-Elastic Foundation
Z. Dimitrovová and L. Frýba
45 Behaviour of a Ballasted Track under Cyclic Loading: Numerical and Laboratory Investigations
O. Jirousek, L. Hornicek, J. Jira, J. Kunecky, D. Kytyr and J. Vycichl
46 Longitudinal Vibration Analysis of the Deck of a Floating Type Cable-Stayed Railway Bridge subjected to Train Braking
W. Qu, J. Liu and Y.L. Pi
47 Prediction of Structure-Borne Vibrations induced in a Large Structure by Train Passage
F. Braghin, S. Bruni and A. Collina
48 The Cancellation Phenomenon for Simply Supported Beams and Plates subjected to Moving Loads
P. Museros and M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo
49 Wavelet Analysis of Multilayered Ground Vibrations as a Result of High Speed Trains
P. Koziol
CLIMATE CHANGE AS AN ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
SESSION ORGANISED BY Z. TURK
50 Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on Runoff to and Diffuse Phosphorus Loads in Lake Balaton
A. Clement and Á. Kovács
51 Using the Deep Oceans for Energy Retrieval and for the Burial of Carbon Dioxide
C.T.F. Ross
ROBUST OPTIMAL DESIGN BY STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURES
SESSION ORGANISED BY K. MARTI, G.I. SCHUËLLER AND T. VIETOR
52 Reliability Based Optimal Design of Frames with Limited Residual Strain Energy Capacity
J. Lógó, M. Movahedi Rad, T. Tamássy, J. Knabel and P. Tauzowski
53 Reliability based Limit Design of Skeletal Structures
J. Knabel, P. Tauzowski and R. Stocki
54 Methodological Support for the Early Stages of Vehicle Body Development: A Stochastic Design Approach for Passenger Vehicles
K. Kirchner and T. Vietor
55 Maintenance Strategies for Uncertain Mechanical Systems considering the Effects of Fatigue
M.A. Valdebenito and G.I. Schuëller
56 Comparison of Several Approaches to the Linear Approximation of the Yield Condition and Application to the Robust Design of Frames for the case of Uncertainty
S. Zier
57 Uncertainty and Robustness in Structural Design
M. Beer and M. Liebscher
58 Stochastic Optimal Structural Control: Active Control Actions
K. Marti
TOPOLOGY AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS
SESSION ORGANISED BY V. POMEZANSKI
59 Computational Techniques for Effective Structural Performance Design of D-Regions
S. Yindeesuk and D.A. Kuchma
60 A Shape Optimization Method of a Body Located in Viscous Flow using Acoustic Velocity
K. Terachi and M. Kawahara
61 Shape Optimization of a Body located in Incompressible Flow using the Adjoint Equation Method
M. Sakamoto and M. Kawahara
62 Heuristic Features of the Extended SIMP Algorithm in Topology Optimization
V. Pomezanski
63 Application and Validation of Topology Optimization for the Design of D-Regions in Reinforced Concrete Structures
S. Yindeesuk and D.A. Kuchma
64 Optimization of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Units using a Genetic Algorithm
L.C. Sousa, C.F. Castro, C.C. António and H. Sousa
OPTIMUM DESIGN OF SKELETAL STRUCTURES
SESSION ORGANISED BY M.P. SAKA
65 An Improved Harmony-Search Algorithm for Truss Structure Optimization
L. Lamberti and C. Pappalettere
66 Optimum Design of High-Rise Steel Buildings using an Evolution Strategy Integrated Parallel Algorithm
O. Hasançebi, T. Bahçecioglu, Ö. Kurç and M.P. Saka
67 Topology Optimization of Tall Skeletal Building Frameworks using a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
C.M. Chan, K.M. Wong and C.F. Yiu
68 Optimum Structural Patterns for Vertical Buildings
E.K. Julistiono and D.J. Gunaratnam
69 Ant Colony Optimization of Irregular Steel Space Frames including the Effect of Warping
I. Aydogdu and M.P. Saka
ROBUST OPTIMISATION FOR STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
SESSION ORGANISED BY A. EL HAMI AND N. BOUHADDI
70 Optimization Safety Factors for the Design of an Ultrasonic Motor
B. Radi, A. Makhloufi and A. El Hami
71 Analytical Approximation to the Reliability of Linear Systems for Robust Design
A.A. Taflanidis
PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
SESSION ORGANISED BY A. EL HAMI AND M. KARAMA
72 Structural Reliability Assessment using a Direct Determined Probabilistic Calculation
P. Janas, M. Krejsa and V. Krejsa
73 A Probabilistic Approach to the Fatigue Life Estimate of a Temporary Steel Bridge
M. Rieger and P. Marek
74 Coupling Global and Reliability Based Optimisation
R.H. Lopez, E.S. Cursi and A. El-Hami
ASSESMENT OF STRUCTURES USING NUMERICAL MODELS
SESSION ORGANISED BY F.J. PALLARES AND J.M. ADAM MARTINEZ
75 Structural Damage Assesment aided by Modal Testing
S. Ivorra, C.M. Gisbert, P.A. Calderón and F.J. Pallares
76 Gothic Belltower Assesment using Dynamic Analysis
S. Ivorra, F. Pallarés and J.M. Adam
77 Dynamic Analysis of a Steel Column under a Vehicle Impact Load
B. Ferrer, S. Ivorra, E. Segovia and R. Irles
78 Concrete Porosity Measured using Image Processing Techniques
J.T. Assis, J.R.C. Pessôa, R.A. Einsfeld, G. Carvalho, Á.S. Bourguignon and R.L.B. Breder
79 Poundings of Seismically Isolated Buildings with Adjacent Structures
P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos
80 Parameters Influencing the Seismic Response of Ancient Columns and Colonnades
L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos
81 Dynamic Identification of Reduced Scale Masonry Bridges
A. Brencich, S. Lagomarsino and G. Riotto
82 Influence of Track Irregularities on the Dynamic Behaviour of Medium Span Viaducts
C. Rigueiro, C. Rebelo and L. Simões da Silva
83 The Impact of a Bump on the Response of a Bridge to Traffic
A. González, D. Cantero and E.J. OBrien
84 Numerical Modelling of the Dynamic Behaviour of Masonry Arches
M. Girardi, C. Padovani, A. Pagni and G. Pasquinelli
85 Assessment of the Static Behaviour of Heritage Masonry Buildings using Numerical Modelling
M. Betti, M. Orlando and A. Vignoli
86 Non-linear Analysis of the Soil-Structure Interaction of Baldornon's Church, Spain using the Finite Element Method
J.J. Del Coz Diaz, P.J. García Nieto, A. Lozano Martínez-Luengas and F.P. Álvarez Rabanal
87 Use of Mixed Time Integration for Efficient Welding Simulation of Steel Plate Girders
J. Nézo, L. Dunai and B.H.V. Topping
COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS
SESSION ORGANISED BY D. BORZA
88 Assessment, Measurement and Monitoring of the New Bridge crossing the Danube in Bratislava
J. Bencat, Z. Bergerová and D. Papán
89 Experimental and Computational Full Data Fields of Thermally Stressed Composite Structures
I. Nistea, N. Benmezian and D. Borza
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING
SESSION ORGANISED BY Y. ARAYICI
90 Radio Frequency Identification and Building Information Modeling: Integrating the Lean Construction Process
J.M. Taylor, S.A. Coady and J. Chesser
91 A Building Information Modeling Platform for Analysis Software in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry
Z.L. Ma, Y. Feng and Y.L. Zhao
92 Building Information Modeling Integrated to Multi-Performance based Generation Design
M.L.V.X. Andrade and R.C. Ruschel
93 Integrating Building Information Modelling and Geographic Information Systems for Large-Scale Facilities Asset Management: A Critical Review
X. Zhang, Y. Arayici, S. Wu, C. Abbott and G. Aouad
94 Using Building Information Model Data for Generating and Updating Diagnostic Models
G. Provan, J. Ploennigs, M. Boubekeur, A. Mady and A. Ahmed
MESHLESS, MESH-FREE AND MESH REDUCTION METHODS
SESSION ORGANISED BY S.M. HASHEMI
95 In-Plane Analysis of Arches by using the Element-Free Galerkin Method
R.E. Erkmen and M.A. Bradford
96 Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to solving Problems with Exacting Conditions
P.P. Prochazka and S. Peskova
97 A Dynamic Stiffness Element for Vibration of Cracked Composite Timoshenko Beams
S. Borneman, S.M. Hashemi and H. Alighanbari
98 A Super-Convergent Formulation for Dynamic Analysis of Soft-Core Sandwich Beams
E. Adique and S.M. Hashemi
99 On the Boundary Integral Element Method for a Solution of Shallow Tunnels using Neumann Series
Y.S. Karinski, M.Y. Antes and D.Z. Yankelevsky
100 Radial Basis Function Solution of the Lid-Driven Cavity Problem using the Stream Function Formulation
M. Kindelan and F. Bernal
101 The Natural Neighbour Radial Point Interpolation Method: A Non-Linear Analysis Review
L.M.J.S. Dinis, R.M. Natal Jorge and J. Belinha
102 Meshfree Structural Analysis using the Modified Radial Point Interpolation Method
S. Nakata, K. Hasegawa and S. Tanaka
COUPLED MULTIFIELD PROBLEMS
SESSION ORGANISED BY R. SCHMIDT
103 On Nonlinear Thermo-Electro-Elasticity Theory and Finite Element Analysis of Piezolaminated Thin-Walled Structures
R. Schmidt and S. Lentzen
104 Stress Dependent Magnetic Hysteresis implemented in an Electromagnetic Field Computation
A. Sipeky, I. Jancskar, Z. Sari and A. Ivanyi
105 Coupled Salt and Moisture Transport in Cement Mortar: Modelling Desorption Isotherm using a Neural Network
M. Koniorczyk, M. Wojciechowski and D. Gawin
GREEN STRUCTURES: MODELING, DESIGN AND SIMULATION
SESSION ORGANISED BY N.S. AL-KAABI
106 Design and Analysis of Insulation Blocks for Masonry Structures
J. Pencik and L. Matejka
107 Thermal Improvement of Lightweight Façades containing Slotted Steel Girders
J. Varadi and E. Toth
108 An Application Model for Green Building Implementation: The Civil Engineer's Role
N.S. Al-Kaabi, H.D. Imran, A.A. Al-Harmoudi, A.S. Al-Maamari, I.N. Al-Amirah and B.N. Rajab
109 Global Warming and the Thermal Performance of Light Steel Residential Buildings: Parametric Study
P. Santos, H. Gervásio, L. Simões da Silva and A. Gameiro Lopes
110 Design and Analysis of Window Sub-Frames from Recycled Polymers
L. Matejka and J. Pencik
ALGORITHMS BASED ON DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS
SESSION ORGANISED BY J. KRUIS AND V. VONDRAK
111 The Schwarz Domain Decomposition Method for Analysis of Geocomposites
R. Blaheta, O. Jakl, J. Starý and K. Krecmer
112 A Simple FETI-Based Approach to Homogenization of Debonding Composites
P. Gruber and J. Zeman
113 Improving Convergence of Scalable FETI-DP for Contact Problems
D. Horák and Z. Dostál
114 Parallel Adaptive Finite Element Computations with Dynamic Load Balancing
B. Patzák and D. Rypl
115 Effective Algorithms for Implementation of FETI-Based Domain Decomposition Methods
P. Kabelíková, T. Kozubek, A. Markopoulos and T. Brzobohatý
116 MatSol: Parallel Algorithms based on Domain Decomposition Methods
V. Vondrák, T. Kozubek, A. Markopoulos, T. Brzobohatý and R. Kucera
117 A Non-linear Dynamic Parallel Domain Decomposition based Algorithm
J. Dobiáš, S. Pták, Z. Dostál, V. Vondrák and T. Kozubek
REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
118 Developing a Life-Cycle Management System for Reinforced Concrete Buildings based on Fully-Probabilistic Deterioration Models
K. Lukas, A. Borrmann, M. Zintel, T. Mayer and E. Rank
119 Comparison of Alternatives for Remodelling of Laboratory Tests of Concrete
J. Brozovsky, P. Konecny, M. Mynarz and O. Sucharda
120 Time-Dependent Analysis of Concrete Bridges with Creep, Shrinkage and Cable Relaxation
X.T. Si, F.T.K. Au, R.K.L. Su and N.C.M. Tsang
121 Approach to the Assessment of Concrete Structures based on Non-Linear Elasto-Plastic Analysis
O. Sucharda and J. Brozovsky
122 Nonlinear Analysis of Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns
S.L. Pires and M.C.A.T. Silva
123 Softening of Joints in Reinforced Concrete Structures: A Non-Linear Dynamic Approach
Y. Timsah, H. Basha and A. El Souri
REINFORCED CONCRETE: DESIGN
124 Minimum Cost Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams using a Nonlinear Programming Approach
I. Merta and S. Kravanja
125 Concrete Stability Achieved by Confinement in a Reinforced Concrete Column
P.G. Papadopoulos, H. Xenidis, D. Plasatis, P.D. Kiousis, C. Karayannis and A. Diamantopoulos
FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE
126 Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Based Materials under Static and Dynamic Loading
A. Materna and J. Brozovský
127 Elastoplastic Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Samples
A. Materna, J. Ciganek and J. Brozovsky
128 Optimization of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Mixture Design
B. Miculka, J. Cigánek, A. Materna and J. Brozovský
NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT
129 Finite Element Computation of Early Age Thermal Cracking in Concrete Supercontainers for Radioactive Waste Disposal
B. Craeye, G. De Schutter, H. Van Humbeeck, W. Wacquier and A. Van Cotthem
130 Finite Element Simulations of the Thermal Conditions in a High-Level Waste Repository
J. Novak and M. Hokr
131 Computer Simulation of Concrete Structures subject to Cyclic Temperature Loading
T. Krejcí, T. Koudelka, J. Šejnoha and J. Zeman
132 Analysis of a Nuclear Power Plant Containment
T. Koudelka, T. Krejcí and J. Šejnoha
STEEL STRUCTURES
133 Buckling of Geometrically Imperfect Thin-Walled Circular Cylinders under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A.P.F. Little and T. Bowler
134 A New Rigid Saddle-like Connection suitable for Retrofitting of Existing Buildings
M. Foroughi, M.A. Barkhordari and M. Shojaeefard
135 Normalization of Moment-Rotation Axis for Comparison of Connection Rigidities
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi
136 Computational Frame Analysis of Partially Restrained Connections with Strain Softening Effects
S. Taufik, S. Baharom and R.Y. Xiao
137 A Single Equation Yield Surface of an I-Section for Bimoment and Biaxial Bending Moments
A. Shoaib and R.P. West
138 Reliability Assessment of Steel Frames Allowing for Corrosion Effects
V. Krivý
139 Buckling Behaviour of Slender Pin-Ended Circular Steel Arches under Pressure using the Dynamic Relaxation Method
T. Van Roosbroeck and S. Adriaenssens
MATERIALS MODELLING
140 Identification of Material Parameters from Nanoindentation of Heterogeneous Structural Materials
J. Nemecek, K. Forstová and J. Nemecková
141 Combining Nanoindentation and Real-Time Tomography for Micro Finite Element Models of Materials with Complex Inner Structure
O. Jirousek, J. Nemecek and P. Zlamal
142 Modeling of the E-Beam Periodic Poling Process
A. Nagyváradi and G. Almási
DISCRETE MEDIA MECHANICS
143 A Variational Approach to Non-Local Energy Minimization of Random Elastic Lattices
J. Zeman, R.H.J. Peerlings and M.G.D. Geers
MASONRY STRUCTURES
144 Development of Design Software for Plain Masonry Buildings
R. Marques, J.P. Gouveia, P.B. Lourenço and C. Leão
145 Buckling Analysis of Uniform Nonlinear Masonry Members under Combined Load and Different End Conditions using the Collocation Method
I. Mura
146 An Interface Model for Multi-Scale Nonlinear Analysis of Masonry Structures
L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin
ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES
147 Stress Reduction in Redesigned Aluminium Lifting Brackets
J.W. Bull and C.H. Woodford
TIMBER STRUCTURES
148 Simulation-Based Reliability Assessment of Timber Structures
A. Lokaj and P. Marek
149 Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis of Two-Layer Timber Beams considering Interlayer Slip and Uplift
A. Kroflic, I. Planinc, M. Saje, G. Turk and B. Cas
150 Shape and Discrete Sizing Optimization of Timber Truss Girders
S. Šilih, E. Kozem Šilih, S. Kravanja and M. Premrov
151 Robustness Evaluation of Timber Structures with Ductile Behaviour
P.H. Kirkegaard, J.D. Sørensen and D. Cizmar
152 Experimental and Finite Element Vibration Analysis of Floor Systems with Rotated I-Joists
J.M. Wolfe, K. Shrestha and A. Ebrahimpour
STRUCTURAL MONITORING AND DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS
153 The Influence of Temperature on the Deformations of St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica in Prague Castle
P. Beran and J. Máca
154 Improvement of a Dynamic Model for the Study of a Damaged Flexible Pavement
B. Picoux, G. Lefeuve-Mesgouez, A. El Ayadi, A. Mesgouez and C. Petit
155 Non-Destructive Testing of Stone Masonry using Acoustic Attenuation Tomography Imaging
G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, C. Piga and V. Popescu
156 Structural Health Monitoring with Ambient Vibration and Photonic Sensors
V. Albert Pérez, J.V. Fuente Ramírez, R. Fernández Díaz, R. Martínez Barea, N. González Roura and J. Yuste Navarro
157 Health Monitoring of Partially Instrumented Structures
M.P. Limongelli
158 Novel Methods in Condition Monitoring of Large Scale Structures
P. Archbold and S. Liu
CONTROL OF STRUCTURES
159 Parameter Identification of Large-Scale Magnetorheological Dampers in a Benchmark Building
A. Bahar, F. Pozo, L. Acho, J. Rodellar and A. Barbat
160 Semi-Active Control of Base-Isolated Structures using a new Inverse Model of Magnetorheological Dampers
A. Bahar, F. Pozo, L. Acho, J. Rodellar and A. Barbat
161 A Finite Element Model for the Analysis of Viscoelastic Sandwich Structures
J. Moita, A. Araújo, P. Martins, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares
162 The Use of Tuned Mass Dampers for Structural Vibration Control: Numerical Studies of Shear Buildings under Earthquakes and of a Pedestrian Bridge
M.M. Paredes and R.C. Barros
163 Reliable Multiple Model Adaptive Controller for Vibration Handling
X. Zhong, F. Gillot, A. Saidi and M. Ichchou
164 Static and Dynamic Analysis of Functionally Graded Material Panels with Piezoelectric Layers under Mechanical and Electrical Loadings
B. Behjat, M. Salehi, M. Sadighi, M.R. Khoshravan and A. Armin
165 Adaptive Active Damping Control Strategy for Residual Vibration Free Positioning of Linearly Actuated Robots
M. Bachmayer and H. Ulbrich
166 Design of New Materials for Passive Vibration Control
Z. Dimitrovová and H.C. Rodrigues
167 Passive and Semi-Active Seismic Protection of the ASCE Cable-Stayed Bridge
M. Domaneschi and L. Martinelli
EARTHQUAKE AND SEISMIC ENGINEERING
168 Loss of Structural Capacity of Frame Type Buildings affected by Tunnel Induced Settlements
S.U. Dikmen and A.M. Turk
169 Seismic Response of Buildings with Uncertain-but-Bounded Mass Distribution
P. Cacciola, G. Muscolino and C. Versaci
170 An Innovative Computing Environment for Seismic Risk Assessment
M. Dolenc and R. Klinc
171 The Effect of Ground Water Depth on the Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings
S.U. Dikmen and A.M. Turk
172 Shortcomings of the Winkler model in the Assessment of Sectioned Tunnels under Seismic Loading
L. Andersen and J.H. Lyngs
173 A Distributional Approach to the Dynamics of Rigid Blocks
A. Baratta and O. Corbi
174 Seismic Protection of Sliding-Rocking Non-Symmetric Rigid Blocks through Base Isolation
A. Di Egidio and A. Contento
175 Rocking Motion of Rigid Blocks and their Coupling with Tuned Sloshing Dampers
A. Baratta, I. Corbi and O. Corbi
176 Computational Methods for Identification of Vibrating Structures
F.J. Cara, J. Carpio, J. Juan and E. Alarcon
177 On Fling and Baseline Correction using Quadrature Mirror Filters
A.A. Chanerley, N.A. Alexander and B. Halldorsson
SEISMIC DESIGN
178 Time-History Dynamic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Strengthened using Steel Shear Walls
A.C. Masri
179 Seismic Buckling Analysis of Steel Anchored Tanks
M.A. Al-Kashif, H.M. Ramadan, A. Rashed and M. Haroun
180 On the Influence of Openings in the Seismic Response of Structural Walls
Y. Timsah
181 Base-Isolated Structure Response using Friction Dampers with a Coupling Mechanism
A. Mateo Alay, N. Hori and N. Inoue
182 Assessing the Suitability of Equivalent Linear Elastic Analysis of Seismically Isolated Multi-Storey Buildings
E. Mavronicola and P. Komodromos
183 Inelastic Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Buildings under Seismic Forces
H.S. Basha
PLATE AND SHELL PROBLEMS
184 Collapse of Thick-Walled Stainless Steel Circular Cylinders under Uniform External Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A. Spahiu, G.X. Brown and A.P.F. Little
185 An Unsymmetric Eigenproblem governing Vibrations of a Plate with attached Loads
M. Stammberger and H. Voss
186 Elastic-Plastic Buckling of Cylinders and Tubes under Torsion
J. Blachut
187 Prediction of Sheeting Failure by the Theory of Fictitious Elastic Strain at Failure
M. Rosmanit
188 Vibration Analysis of Rectangular Mindlin Plates with Mixed Edge Supports
Y. Xiang, S.K. Lai, L. Zhou and C.W. Lim
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
189 Symmetry in Structural Systems and its Recognition
A. Zingoni
IMPACT AND IMPULSE LOADING
190 Rigid-Plastic Beams under Impulsive Loading
A. Khan, D. Lloyd Smith and B.A. Izzuddin
191 Three-Dimensional Discrete Element Modeling of the Damage Behaviour of Cross-Ply Laminate under Low-Velocity Impact
D.M. Yang, Y.Q. Tan, J.Q. Ye and Y. Sheng
FRACTURE MECHANICS
192 Two-Parameter Fracture Analysis of Wedge Splitting Test Specimens
S. Seitl, P. Dymácek, J. Klusák, L. Routil and V. Veselý
193 Numerical Approach for the Crack Growth Process in Bituminous Concrete
F. Dubois, R. Moutou-Pitti, B. Picoux and C. Petit
194 Cracked Volume Specified Work of Fracture
V. Veselý, P. Frantík and Z. Keršner
MODELLING COMPOSITES
195 Nonlinear Variational Bounds for Composites
P.P. Prochazka and S. Peskova
196 Nonlinear Transient Analysis of Viscously Damped Laminated Sandwich Composite Plates subjected to a Blast Load
Z. Kazanci
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
197 Collapse of Carbon-Glass Composite Circular Cylinders under Uniform External Pressure
P.T. Smith, C.T.F. Ross and A.P.F. Little
198 Dynamic Analysis of Composite Structures made from Viscoelastic Frequency and Temperature Dependent Materials
E. Barkanov
199 Finite Element Modelling of Axially Loaded Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes
H.S. Basha
200 Dynamic Relaxation Creep Buckling Analysis of Annular Sector Composite Plates
S.R. Falahatgar and M. Salehi
201 Fire Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Slabs with Interlayer Slip
T. Hozjan, M. Markovic, I. Planinc, M. Saje and S. Srpcic
202 A Three-Dimensional Beam Element for Nonlinear Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Members
M.A. Bradford and Y.L. Pi
203 Finite Element Stability Analysis of Damaged Composite Shell Structures
W. Wagner
204 Cyclic Behaviour of Axially Loaded Laminated Composite Beams
B.G. Tugay and H.S. Türkmen
205 Numerical Modelling of the Effect of Openings in the Composite Beam Flange of Composite Connections
S. Baharom, S. Taufik and R.Y. Xiao
206 Numerical Evaluation of Mixed Steel-Concrete Structures including Joint Behaviour
J. Henriques, L. Simões da Silva and I. Valente
207 A Simplified Analysis of the Brazier Effect in Composite Beams
L. Damkilde and B. Lund
208 A Displacement Solution for Transverse Shear Loading of Composite Beams using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
209 Dynamics of an Inclined Cableway with Moving Cars: Modelling and Computation Method
M. Knawa and D. Bryja
WIDE SPAN STRUCTURES
210 Aerodynamic Analysis of Textile Roofs Combining the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Textile Architecture Software
J. Tejera Parra
211 Integrated Digital Design Tool for Form Finding
P.H. Kirkegaard
212 Aerodynamic Behaviour of Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shaped Roofs: Wind Tunnel Tests, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
F. Rizzo, P. D'Asdia, M. Lazzari, G. Olivato and L. Procino
213 Numerical Simulation for the Wind Pressure Distribution of the Large-Span Roof of a Velodrome
Z.H. Liu, J. Li, L.L. Chen and L.M. Tian
214 Analysis of Large-Span Steel Suspended Members subjected to Tension and Bending
S. Kmet and M. Tomko
BRIDGE ENGINEERING
215 Dynamic Interaction of Pedestrians and Footbridges
J. Máca and M. Valášek
216 The Estimation of Traffic Characteristics for Bridge Loading with the introduction of Long Combination Vehicles
C. Carey, B. Enright and C. Caprani
217 Vertical Crowd Load Models for Vibration Serviceability Assessment of Footbridges
P. Archbold
218 Discrete Analysis for Classical and Single-Pylon Suspension Bridges
J. Idnurm, M. Kiisa and S. Idnurm
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF FRAMED STRUCTURES
219 Solutions for Progressive Collapse Mitigations in New Designs
O.A. Mohamed
220 Stiffness Reduction Factors for Geometric and Material Nonlinearity of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Columns subject to Short Term Loading
A.C. Sousa, M. Pereira and R.C. Barros
221 A Simplified Procedure for the Assessment of Second-Order Effects in Three-Dimensional Framed Structures
A.C. Sousa, M. Pereira and R.C. Barros
TALL BUILDINGS
222 A New Pre-Stressed Bracing System for Tall Buildings
R. Fojtík and M. Rosmanit
223 Space-Time Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Transfer Plate Structures in Tall Buildings
H. Zhang and J.S. Kuang
DAM, ARCH AND EMBANKMENT ENGINEERING
224 Using an Artificial Intelligence Method to Model the Behaviour of Embankment Dams
C. Curt, M. Le Goc and R. Tourment
225 Hydrodynamic Distress of Liquid Containment Systems
G. Papazafeiropoulos, Y. Tsompanakis and P.N. Psarropoulos
226 Buckling Strength of Concrete Arch Dams of Single Curvature
A. Zingoni, K. Mudenda and V. French
ROCK ENGINEERING
227 Numerical Simulation of the Fracture Process in Layered Rock
B. Debecker and A. Vervoort
228 A Straightforward Algorithm for Acoustic Emission Localization in Anisotropic Media
B. Debecker and A. Vervoort
229 Evaluation of the Joint Roughness Coefficient using the Digital Image Correlation Method
S.H. Tung, M.H. Shih and J.C. Kuo
230 The Microscopic Mechanism associated with Mechanical Behaviour of Sandstone: Using a Bonded Particle Model
M.C. Weng and H.H. Li
PAVEMENT ENGINEERING
231 A Comparative Study of Roughness Indices for Monitoring the Performance of Thin Seal Flexible Pavements subjected to Low Traffic Volumes in Australia
R. Hesami, K.J. McManus, R.P. Evans and R. Hassan
232 Network Level Pavement Condition Preparation with Minimum Message Length
M. Byrne and A.R. Parry
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
233 Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Seismic Mitigation of Geostructures
Y. Tsompanakis, I. Tzavara, V. Zania and P.N. Psarropoulos
234 Convergence Acceleration Techniques in Computer Aided Design Systems for Grounding Analysis in Layered Soils
I. Colominas, J. París, F. Navarrina and M. Casteleiro
235 Bearing Capacity Evaluation of Shallow Foundations using the Distinct Element Method
M.C. Weng, S.H. Tung, C.C. Yu and C.I. Ho
236 Technology Support for Improved Construction Plant and Worker Safety
Z. Riaz and D.J. Edwards
237 GroundXML: An Addition of Aligmnent and Subsoil Specific Cross-Sectional Data to the LandXML Scheme
M. Obergrießer, Y. Ji, T. Baumgärtel, T. Euringer, A. Borrmann and E. Rank
238 Monitoring and Engineering in the Design of Large Offshore Driven Piles in Hard Soils
E. Nicolini
239 Numerical Modelling of Large-Diameter Steel Piles at Horns Rev
A.H. Augustesen, K.T. Brødbæk, M. Møller, S.P.H. Sørensen, L.B. Ibsen, T.S. Pedersen and L. Andersen
240 Face Deformation of Masonry Retaining Walls Reinforced with Geotextiles
M.I.M. Pinto, A.S.C. Correia and M.L.C. Lopes
241 OpenSlope: An Open-Source Object-Oriented Approach to Slope Stability Analysis
A. Keshavarz and M. Tabarroki
242 Characterising Soil Moisture as an Indicator of Transport Corridor Slope Instability using Remotely Sensed Data
A.J. Hardy, P. Miller, J. Mills and S. Barr
243 Site Response Analysis using the Preisach Formalism
P. Cacciola, G. Biondi and E. Cascone
244 Evaluation of the Load-Displacement Relationships for Large-Diameter Piles in Sand
S.P.H. Sorensen, K.T. Brodbaek, M. Moller, A.H. Augustesen and L.B. Ibsen
245 Numerical Analysis of the Deformation of an Embankment Reinforced using a Geogrid
J. Jíra, J. Jírová and M. Micka
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
246 Simulation Based Design of Optimal Phasing Plans for an Intersection with Semi-Actuated Signals
M.L. Simões, A. Pires-Costa and P. Milheiro-Oliveira
WATER ENGINEERING
247 The Use of Error Dynamics for Calibration of Water Distribution Systems
T. Koppel and A. Vassiljev
BATHYMETRIC STUDIES
248 Numerical Depth Inversion of the Entrance of Leixões Harbour
A. Mesquita and P. Avilez-Valente
HYDROLOGY MODELLING
249 Investigations into Flushing of Pollutants in the Irish Sea
T. Dabrowski and M. Hartnett
250 Modelling Heavy Metals in the Mersey Estuary
M. Hartnett and A. Berry
251 An Optimal Control of Dissolved Oxygen in Shallow Water Flow
T. Sekine and M. Kawahara
252 An Adaptive Mesh Solute Transport Model
S. Nash and M. Hartnett
253 A Nested Hydrodynamic Model Incorporating Flooding and Drying
S. Nash and M. Hartnett
254 A Bi-dimensional Shallow Water Model with Polynomial Dependence on Depth
J.M. Rodríguez and R. Taboada-Vázquez
SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION
255 Fourier Amplitudes of the Foundation Motion connected with Soil-Structure Interaction
A. Hayir and V. Gicev
256 Nonlinear Soil-Linear Structure Interaction: Energy and Strain Distribution
V. Gicev and A. Hayir
FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION
257 Hybrid Elements in Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Plates and Shells
Y. Kerboua, A.A. Lakis, M. Thomas, L. Marcouiller and M.H. Toorani
258 A Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Hydraulically Damped Rubber Mount
L.R. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z.H. Lu and I. Hagiwara
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
259 Holistic Simulation of the Suppression of Sand Transfer in Deserts
S. Ishikura, T. Yuasa, Y. Kawaguchi and M. Yamamoto
260 Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of the Mixing of Sewage Sludge in an Anaerobic Digester
J. Bridgeman
261 Experimental and Numerical Evaluation by Computational Fluid Dynamics of Wind Loads on Sheeted Scaffolds
H. Irtaza, R.G. Beale and M.H.R. Godley
262 Interactive Design of Hydraulic Turbomachinery
H. Hérenger, S. Roller and E. Göde
MODELLING ACOUSTICS PROBLEMS
263 A Visualization Method for Acoustic Wave Propagation
S. Weyna
264 A Note on the Prediction of Airborne and Impact Sound Insulation between Contiguous Acoustic Spaces using the Boundary Element Method: T vs. Cross Junction
P. Santos and A. Pereira
OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS
265 A New Design Method for Machine Tools Frames using the Finite Element Method and Genetic Algorithms
J. Kosmol, K. Lehrich, P. Wilk and M. Niedbala
266 Local and Global Strategies Applied to Waterflooding Optimization
B. Horowitz, S.M.B. Afonso, R.B. Willmersdorf and L.J.N. Guimarães
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
267 Design Intent Oriented Surface Reconstruction
V. Berkhahn and K. Kaapke
268 An IFC-Based Framework for Optimizing Prefabrication Configurations
A. Khalili and D.K.H. Chua
269 Three-dimensional Models applied to Building Rehabilitation
A.Z. Sampaio, J. Neves and B. Martins
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
270 Virtual Testing Environments for Composite Materials and Components in Civil Engineering
E. Dado, E. Koenders and S. Özsariyildiz
PARALLEL COMPUTING
271 High Performance Parallel Computing in Structural Topology Optimization
I. Colominas, J. París, F. Navarrina and M. Casteleiro
272 Designing Inherently Parallel Software for Finite Element Analysis
R.I. Mackie
273 Numerical Analysis of Coupled Problems with Discontinuities
J. Kruis and J. Madera
274 Distributed Parallel Computation of Three-Dimensional Incompressible Flows using an Implicit Monolithic Finite Element Formulation
A.R.E. Antunes, R.S. Da Silva, P.R.M. Lyra and R.B. Willmersdorf
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
275 An Object-Oriented Programming Approach for the Analysis of Spatial Reinforced Concrete Frames
J. Schenk, T. Löhning and U. Starossek
276 On XFEM Integration within an Object-Oriented Finite Element Code
R. Chamrová and B. Patzák
277 An Object Oriented Framework for Isogeometric Analysis
D. Rypl and B. Patzák
278 An Architecture for an Environmental Process Controller based on Geoprocessing
L.A.O.L. Roque
MODELLING AND SIMULATION: COMPUTATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
279 Modelling and Simulation of a Two-phase Flow Network with the MATLAB - COMSOL Numerical Packages in the .NET Environment
Z. Sari, I. Jancskar and A. Sipeky
MESH GENERATION
280 Analysis of the Flow around a Windmill using the Finite Element Method
R. Hoshiko and M. Kawahara
281 Generation of Delaunay Meshes
D. Krybus and B. Patzák
282 An Investigation of the Convergence of Mesh Smoothing
J. Radó, F. Hartung and P. Iványi
FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY
283 Finite Element Technology in Modelling of Constant-Variable Boundary-Interface Conditions
D. Kovacevic and I. Matijevic
284 Profile Reduction for Sparse Matrices using an Ant System
A. Kaveh and P. Sharafi
285 Mixed Finite Element Formulations with Volume Bubble Functions for Triangular Elements
I. Caylak and R. Mahnken
286 Closed-Form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements
S.E. McCaslin, P. Shiakolas, B. Dennis and K.L. Lawrence
287 Control of Expression Growth in Symbolic Processing of Finite Element Stiffness Matrices
S.E. McCaslin, B. Dennis, P. Shiakolas and K.L. Lawrence
288 Three-dimensional Implementation of the Ahmad Shell Element: Derivation and Performance Assessment
L. Jendele and J. Cervenka
FINITE VOLUME METHOD
289 Numerical Simulation of the Pressure Load on Step Spillway Surfaces
S.R. Sabbagh-Yazdi and M. Abbasifard
BUILDING DESIGN
290 A Systematic Analysis of the Vulnerability of Buildings to Localised Collapse
V. Janssens and D.W. O'Dwyer
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
291 Programming for Field Engineering Quantity Collection: A Case Study
F. Peterson and M. Fischer
292 An Automated System for Mobile Crane Selection, Swing Control and Ground Pressure Calculation
S. Hasan, M. Al-Hussein, U.H. Hermann and H. Safouhi
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
293 An Information System for Project and Risk Management of Public Projects
A.P. Chassiakos
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