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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY
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STABILITY, NON-LINEAR BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
ORGANISED BY D. CAMOTIM AND C. BASAGLIA
1 The Influence of Residual Stresses on the Buckling Behaviour of Rack Uprights
M.M. Pastor, J. Bonada, F. Roure and M. Casafont
2 Interactive Buckling of Thin-Walled I-Section Columns
M.A. Wadee and L. Bai
3 The Behaviour of Beam-Column Elements with Variable I Cross-Sections considering Lateral Restraints
I.M. Cristutiu and A.I. Dogariu
4 Finite Element Analysis of Failure Modes for Cellular Steel Beams
B. Dervinis and A.K. Kvedaras
5 Numerical Evaluation of Column Base Rigidity
J. Razzaghi and A. Khoshbakht
6 Computational Non-Linear Buckling Analysis of an Elastically Restrained Steel Beam
I. Misiunaite and A. Juozapaitis
7 Calculation of Initial Post-Buckling Behaviour of Moderately Thick Plates using an Exact Finite Strip
S.A.M. Ghannadpour, H.R. Ovesy and E. Zia-Dehkordi
8 Finite Element Analysis of Light Gauge Steel Plate Shear Walls
E.B. Machaly, S.S. Safar and M.A. Amer
9 Thin-Walled Structures: Warping Modes
R.F. Vieira, F. Virtuoso and E.B.R. Pereira
10 Shear Strength of End Web Panels
S.S. Safar
11 Numerical Analysis and Measurement of Non-Uniform Torsion
J. Murin, T. Sedlar, V. Kralovic, V. Goga, A. Kalas and M. Aminbaghai
12 The Torsion Effects on the Non-Linear Behaviour of Thin-Walled Beams: A Finite Element Approach
F. Mohri, N. Damil and M. Potier-Ferry
13 Progressive Collapse and Robustness of Steel Framed Structures
A. Formisano and F.M. Mazzolani
14 Axial-Shear Force-Bending Moment Interaction in Elastoplastic Analysis of Steel Frames
M.M.S. Manola and V.K. Koumousis
15 On the Imperfection Sensitivity of Thin-Walled Frames
S. Gabriele, N. Rizzi and V. Varano
16 Imperfection Sensitivity Analysis of the Behaviour of Single Storey Frames with Tapered Web Members
I.M. Cristutiu and D.L. Nunes
17 The Influence of Elastic Boundary Conditions on the Stability of Steel Frames
P. Luhakooder and I. Talvik
18 Structural Design of Frames Able to Prevent Element Buckling
F. Giambanco, S. Benfratello, L. Palizzolo and P. Tabbuso
19 Nonlinear Flexural-Torsional Dynamic Analysis of Beams of Variable Cross Section using the Boundary Element Method: Application to the Analysis of Wind Turbine Towers
E.J. Sapountzakis and I.C. Dikaros
20 Non-Linear Dynamic Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Floors subjected to Human Rhythmic Activities
E.D.C. Lopes, S.G. Gonçalves, C.M.R. Gaspar, J.G. Santos da Silva and S.A.L. de Andrade
21 The Effects of Seismic Loading on Pallet Rack Semi-Rigid Joints
K.O. Kwarteng, R.G. Beale, M.H.R. Godley and S.D. Thomson
22 Computer-Based Nonlinear Analysis for the Seismic Performance Assessment of Three-Dimensional Steel Frameworks
C.G. Chiorean, G. Tarta, I. Marchis and M. Buru
23 Finite Element Analysis of Walking Vibration Problems for Tubular Steel-Concrete Composite Footbridges
G.L. Debona, J.G. Santos da Silva, A.C.C.F. Sieira, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.R.O. de Lima
24 A Hysteretic Displacement Based Fibre Beam Element
I.A. Gkimousis and V.K. Koumousis
25 Direct Strength Method to Predict the Resistance of Cold-Formed Steel Columns against Local-Distortional Interactive Failure
P.B. Dinis and D. Camotim
26 Numerical Analysis and Model Calibration for Perforated Pallet Rack Uprights
A. Crisan, V. Ungureanu and D. Dubina
27 The Optimal Drift Design Method to Control the Elastic and Inelastic Performance of Steel Moment Frames
S.W. Choi, J.H. Lee, Y.S. Kim and H.S. Park
28 Buckling, Post-Buckling, Collapse and Design of Thin-Walled Steel Continuous Beams and Frames
C. Basaglia, D. Camotim and H.B. Coda
29 A Finite Element Study of the Severe Temperature Effect on the Behaviour of Elliptical Hollow Section Columns
N. Goodfellow, F. Ali, T. Scullion, A. Nadjai and J. Gardner
30 Application of Direct Strength Method Design to Distortional Buckling Resistance of Thin-Walled Steel Columns Exposed to Fire
A. Landesmann and D. Camotim
31 Local and Global Stability Analysis of a Large Free Span Steel Roof Structure
Z. Nagy, M. Cristutiu and Z. Kiss
32 Numerical Evaluation of Chord Failure Resistance for Multi-Intersection Tubular Joints with Non-Regular Geometry: A Case Study
R. Gori, A. Mastropasqua and M. Zanchin
33 A Parametric Study of Cold-Formed Steel Bolted Joints in Pitch-Roof Portal Frames
Z. Nagy and P. Pernes
34 A Study on the Behaviour of H-shaped Beam-to-Column Connections with Newly Reformed T-Stubs
S.M. Shin and D.K. Lee
35 Nonlinear Finite Element Modelling of Welded Pinned Connections with and without Web Angles
J. Razzaghi and A. Pourali
36 Introducing an Innovative Column Splicing Technique for Steel Structures
M. Foroughi and M.A. Barkhordari
COMPOSITE, SANDWICH AND ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES: MODELLING, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION AND TESTING
ORGANISED BY C.M. MOTA SOARES, A.L. ARAUJO AND F. MOLEIRO DUARTE
37 A Finite Element for Bending Analysis of Sandwich Composite Beams
P. Belbute, A.L. Araújo, S. Teixeira de Freitas and M. de Freitas
38 Finite Element Modeling of Shear Deficient Beams Bonded with Aluminum Plates
A. Abu-Obeidah, R. Hawileh and J.A. Abdalla
39 Multiscale Design and Optimization of Bi-Material Laminated Structures
P.G. Coelho, H.C. Rodrigues and J.M. Guedes
40 Local and Global Pareto Dominance in Multi-Populations Evolution applied to Optimization of Composites
C.A.C. António
41 A Two-Node Finite Element for Linear Magneto-Electric Laminated Timoshenko Beams
A. Milazzo and C. Orlando
42 A Mathematical Model of a Five Layer Sandwich Beam
K. Magnucki, M. Smyczynski and P. Jasion
43 Collapse of Carbon and E-Glass Composite Tubes under External Hydrostatic Pressure
P.T. Smith, A.P.F. Little and C.T.F. Ross
44 Analysis of Cracked and Notched Composites applying a New Formulation of the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method
R. Dieringer and W. Becker
45 Modelling of Piezocomposite Functionally Graded Plates for Active Vibration Control
M. Pietrzakowski
46 Numerical Analysis of the Initiation of Delamination in Fibre Composites
J.-W. Simon and S. Reese
47 Large Deformation Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates
T. Yildiz, Y. Olcay and H. Darendeliler
48 Analysis of the Mechanical Behaviour of Composites and their Bonded Assemblies under Tensile or Compression Shear Out-of-Plane Loads
L. Sohier, J.Y. Cognard and P. Davies
49 A Finite Element Model for Analysis of Laminated Soft Core Sandwich Structures
A.L. Araújo, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares
50 Elastic Solids Reinforced with Random Fibres Developing Large Deformations: A Finite Element Approach
M.S.M. Sampaio, H.B. Coda and R.R. Paccola
51 Thermal Postbuckling Behaviour of Rectangular Functionally Graded Plates using the Finite Strip Method
H.R. Ovesy, S.A.M. Ghannadpour and M. Nassirnia
52 A Passive Approach to the Development of High Performance Composite Laminates with Improved Damping Properties
J.M. Silva, M. Piriz, P.V. Gamboa, R. Cláudio, N. Nunes and J. Lopes
53 The Dispersion Function of a Quasi Two-Dimensional Periodic Sandwich using a Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map
N.T. Bagraev, G.J. Martin, B.S. Pavlov, A.M. Yafyasov, L.I. Goncharov and A.V. Zubkova
54 Impact Resistance of Metallic Cellular Materials: Effects of Cell Shape and Base Material Ductility
E. Law, K.K. Tan, S.D. Pang and S.T. Quek
55 A Mixed Mode Cohesive Law for Z-Pinned Composite Delamination
H. Cui, S. Koussios, Y.-L. Li and A. Beukers
56 Investigation of Lightweight Composite and Hybrid Primary Aircraft Structures
A. Shanygin
57 Accurate Stresses for Homogeneous and Composite Beams
J. Aalto, R. Syrjä and C.A. Ribas
58 Sequentially Linear Analysis applied to a FETI-Based Model of Quasi-Brittle Interfaces
P. Gruber and J. Zeman
DERIVATIVE-FREE METHODS FOR ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION
ORGANISED BY J.F. AGUILAR MADEIRA AND H. PINA
59 Handling Linear Constraints in Genetic Algorithms
H.L. Pina and J.F.A. Madeira
60 Optimization of Tendon Geometry of Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridges using Genetic Algorithms
L. Dlouhý and M. Lepš
61 Application of Genetic Algorithms for Approximation with Energy-Based Models
W.B. Bonczyk
62 Deterministic Global Optimization Methods for Solving Engineering Problems
D.E. Kvasov and Y.D. Sergeyev
63 Searching for Multiple Minima of Bound Constrained Optimization Problems using Derivative Free Optimization Techniques
U.M. García Palomares
64 Damping Optimization of Viscoelastic Laminated Sandwich Structures using the Direct Multisearch Method
J.F. Aguilar Madeira, A.L. Araújo, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares
65 Optimization of Materials Selection in a Multi-Part Environment with Direct Multi-Search
M. Leite, J.F.A. Madeira, A. Silva, E. Henriques and R. Roth
66 Multi-Objective Ant Colony Approaches for Structural Optimization Problems
J.S. Angelo, H.S. Bernardino and H.J.C. Barbosa
67 Particle Swarm Optimization for Non-Convex Problems of Size and Shape Optimization of Trusses
Y.J. Xu, M. Domaszewski, D. Chamoret, W.H. Zhang and J.G. Korvink
68 A Comparison of Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimisation for Theoretical and Structural Applications
Z. Wang, T.J. McCarthy and M.N. Sheikh
69 Structural Optimization of Tall Buildings using NSGA-II and Resizing Techniques
E.-M. Kwon, S.-W. Choi and H.-S. Park
70 An Evolutionary Structural Optimization applied to Fluid-Structure Problems
W.M. Vicente, R. Picelli and R. Pavanello
71 Design Optimization of Moment Resisting Steel Frames using a Cuckoo Search Algorithm
M.P. Saka and E. Dogan
72 Optimum Detailing Design of Reinforced Concrete Plane Frames to ACI 318-05 using the Harmony Search Algorithm
A. Akin and M.P. Saka
73 Discrete Design Optimization of Space Steel Frames using the Adaptive Firefly Algorithm
I. Aydogdu, A. Akin and M.P. Saka
DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION METHODS
ORGANISED BY J.V. ARAUJO DOS SANTOS AND H.M.R. LOPES
74 Improvement in Damage Localisation using Speckle Shearography
H. Lopes, J.V. Araújo dos Santos, P. Moreno García and F. Ferreira
75 Damage Localisation in Composite Laminated Plates using Higher Order Spatial Derivatives
P. Moreno-García, H. Lopes, J.V. Araújo dos Santos and N.M.M. Maia
76 Detection of Localized Damage for Beams using a Frequency Based Method
F. El Khannoussi, A. Khamlichi, A. Hajraoui and A. Limam
77 A Method to Detect and Assess Damage in Beams based on Frequency Changes
G.-R. Gillich, Z.-I. Praisach and D. Amariei
78 Detection of Multiple Cracks in Beams using the Superposition Property
Z.-I. Praisach, G.-R. Gillich and D. Amariei
79 Damage Detection for Beams subject to Moving Loads based on Wavelet Transforms
J.M. Machorro-López, A. Bellino, S. Marchesiello and L. Garibaldi
80 Structural System Identification in the Presence of Resonant Non-Structural Appendages
E. Matta, R. Ceravolo, A. De Stefano, A. Quattrone and L. Zanotti Fragonara
81 A Subspace Fitting Method based on Finite Elements for Identification and Localisation of Damage in Mechanical Systems
G. Gautier, R. Serra and J.-M. Mencik
82 Damage Detection of Truss Structures using an Improved Charged System Search Algorithm
A. Kaveh and A. Zolghadr
83 Statistical Multi-Objective Structural Damage Identification based on Dynamic Parameters
R. Perera, E. Sevillano and A. Ruiz
84 Damage Detection in Beam Structures using a Combined Genetic Algorithm and Nonlinear Optimisation System
S. Aktasoglu and M. Sahin
85 Influence of Incomplete Modal Data on the Performance of a Vibration-Based Damage Detection Methodology
J.E. Laier and J.D. Villalba
86 A Structural Health Monitoring System Based on an Analysis of Changes in the Static, Dynamic and Magnetic Properties of the Structure
J. Maczak
87 Early Failure Detection in Large Scale Civil Engineering Structures
S. Radkowski and J. Maczak
88 The Passive Electric Potential Computed Tomography Method for Identification of a Part-Through Three-Dimensional Crack
S. Kubo, K. Nakamura and T. Sakagami
EIGENVALUES OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS
ORGANISED BY S. ILANKO AND D. KENNEDY
89 Higher Order Beam Equations
H. Abadikhah and P.D. Folkow
90 Free Vibration of a U-Type Liquid-Contained Rectangular Container with Simply Supported Boundary Condition
K.-H. Jeong
91 A Comprehensive Dynamic Model for Axial, Flexural and Torsional Vibration of a CANDU Fuel Element
S.D. Yu and M. Fadaee
92 Dynamic Analysis of a Timoshenko Beam on a Semi-Infinite Elastic Subgrade using an Ordinary Differential Equation Method
Y.Q. Gong and F.H. Xu
93 The Eigenpairs of a Coupled Rectangular Cavity
N. Tanaka
94 An Equivalent Isotropic Model for Functionally Graded Plates
D. Kennedy and R.K.H. Cheng
95 Exact Dynamic Stiffness Matrix for a Class of Elastically Supported Structures
W.P. Howson, A. Watson and B. Rafezy
96 Computation of Eigenvalues for Thick and Thin Circular and Annular Plates using a Unified Ritz-Based Formulation
L. Dozio
97 Sets of Admissible Functions for the Rayleigh-Ritz Method
L.E. Monterrubio and S. Ilanko
98 Free Vibration Analysis of Shallow Shells using the Superposition-Galerkin Method
Y. Mochida and S. Ilanko
99 Dynamic Stiffness Analysis of Graphene Sheets and Carbon Nanotubes
D. Kennedy
100 Solving Homogeneous Trees of Sturm-Liouville Equations using an Infinite Order Determinant Method
A. Watson, W.P. Howson, C. James and C. Williams
101 Free vibration Analysis of Laminated Plates using Wavelet Collocation and a Unified Formulation
A.J.M. Ferreira, E. Carrera and L. Castro
102 Free Vibration of a Functionally Graded Timoshenko Beam using the Dynamic Stiffness Method
H. Su and J.R. Banerjee
FATIGUE ASSESSMENT AND DAMAGE CONTROL OF RAILWAY BRIDGES
ORGANISED BY W. SALVATORE AND G. DE ROECK
103 The Non-Linear Influence of Ballast on the Vibrations of Railway Bridges
J.-M. Battini
104 Fatigue Assessment of a Riveted Plate Girder Railway Bridge: Numerical and Experimental Investigations
V. Zabel, A. Schmidt and I. Reichert
105 Dealing with Uncertainty in Advanced Frequency-Domain Operational Modal Analysis
B. Peeters, M. El-Kafafy and P. Guillaume
106 Fatigue Assessment of a Bowstring Railway Bridge
C. Albuquerque, R. Calçada and P.M.S.T. de Castro
107 Experimental Analysis and Fatigue Assessment of a Railway Steel Viaduct
L. Vincenzi, M. Savoia and W. Salvatore
108 Vehicle-Bridge Interactive Analyses on the Lagoscuro Viaduct
L. Vincenzi, M. Savoia and F. Rossi
109 Assessment of Dynamic Loads on Railway Bridges
H. Bigelow, B. Hoffmeister and M. Feldmann
110 Local Fatigue Analysis using a Long Term Monitoring System at the Trezói Railway Bridge
F. Marques, C. Moutinho and Á. Cunha
111 Weigh in Motion Measurement and Experimental Fatigue Assessment of a Railway Bridge
G. Chellini, M. Orlando, W. Salvatore, G. Sorrentino and M. Tisalvi
112 The Assessment of Riveted Railway Bridges in accordance with Swiss Codes SIA 269
M.A. Tschumi
113 Stochastic Modelling of Fatigue Crack Progression using the DOProC Method
M. Krejsa
114 Train-Bridge Interaction and Fatigue on Railway Bridges
A. Bekö and L. Rossbacher
115 A Numerical Approach for Local Fatigue Analysis of Bridge Details: Analysis of Two Portuguese Case Studies
A.L.L. Silva, A.M.P. Jesus and A.A. Fernandes
MASONRY MODELS
ORGANISED BY L. PALLARES AND F.J. PALLARES
116 A Study of the Out-of-Plane Behaviour of Unreinforced Masonry Walls using a "Unit and Interaction" Micro-Modelling Approach
E. Bultot and L. Van Parys
117 A Rigid Block Model with Cracking Units for Limit Analysis of Masonry Walls subject to In-Plane Loads
F. Portioli, L. Cascini, M. D'Aniello and R. Landolfo
118 Numerical Methods for Slender Masonry Structures: A Comparative Study
M. Girardi, M. Lucchesi, C. Padovani, G. Pasquinelli, B. Pintucchi and N. Zani
119 Masonry Walls under Membrane or Bending Loading Cases: Experiments and Discrete Element Analysis
T.T. Bui and A. Limam
120 Network Analysis of Masonry: Indicator Computations for Detecting Soil Defect Impact
L. Van Parys, T. Descamps, J. Noël, E. Bultot and S. Datoussaïd
121 Numerical Modelling of Reinforced Masonry Arches
J. Brozovsky, M. Jasek and D. Mikolasek
122 An Unabridged Push-Over Approach: Beyond POR Analyses for Three-Dimensional Masonry Buildings
O. Corbi
123 Structural Safety Control of Masonry Buildings: Non-Linear Static Seismic Analysis with a Non-Linear Shear Strength Criterion
D. Foti, M. Debernardis and V. Paparella
124 Coupled Limit Analysis and Topological Optimization for Masonry Wall Reinforcement
A. Baratta and I. Corbi
125 Strengthening of Masonry Buildings by Post-Stressing: The Verticalisation Method
A. Morais and S. Sazedj
126 A One-Dimensional Evolutionary Masonry Model with Low Tensile Strength
A. Baratta and O. Corbi
127 Masonry Vaulted Staircases: Interpretation of Equilibrium Paths
A. Baratta and I. Corbi
RAILWAY RESEARCH: VEHICLE DYNAMICS, INFRASTRUCTURE RESPONSE AND THEIR INTERACTION
ORGANISED BY J. POMBO AND V. MARKINE
128 Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth of a Contact Wire in a Catenary System
S.H. Mai and M.L. Nguyen
129 Development of a Computational Tool for the Dynamic Analysis of the Pantograph-Catenary Interaction for High-Speed Trains
P. Antunes, A. Mósca, J. Ambrósio, J. Pombo and M. Pereira
130 Application of a Special Sensing Sleeper for Dynamic Interaction within the Boundary Layer between a Sleeper and Ballasts
A. Aikawa
131 Experimental Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of Railway Turnouts
V.L. Markine and I. Shevtsov
132 Railway Earthworks: Integrating Ground Investigation Data into Ground Models
D.A. Gunn, H.J. Reeves, J.E. Chambers, P.B. Wilkinson, C.J. Munro, P.I. Meldrum, G.A. Williams, M.J. Raines, E. Haslam, S.J. Holyoake and J. Wragg
133 The Influence of Deck Flexibility on the Dynamic Response of Railway Bridges
P.G.C. Amaral and C.E.N. Mazzilli
134 Modeling Shakedown Plastic Strains of Subballast and Subgrade Materials in the Concrete Slab Track System of High-Speed Trains
Y.H. Jung, C.Y. Choi and E. Nsabimana
135 Multi-Objective Design Optimization of the Nose of a High-Speed Train
M. Suzuki and K. Nakade
136 Dynamic Optimization of Ladder Track Components to Minimize the Subway Vibration
Z.Q. Yan, V.L. Markine, A.J. Gu and Q.H. Liang
137 Assessment of the Dynamic Characteristics of a Ballasted Railway Track subject to Impact Excitation using Three-Dimensional Composite Finite Element - Discrete Element Modelling
A. Aikawa
138 A Three-Dimensional Calculation for Dynamic Pantograph-Catenary Interaction
N. Cuartero, E. Arias, T. Rojo, F. Cuartero and P. Tendero
139 A Study on Multiple Pantograph Operations for High-Speed Catenary Contact
J. Pombo, P. Antunes and J. Ambrósio
COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS IN CONTACT AND INTERFACE MODELING
ORGANISED BY S. DUMONT AND F. LEBON
140 The Influence of the Geometry of Coaxial Adhesively-Bonded Joints on the Transmitted Load
J.Y. Cognard, L. Sohier, R. Créac'hcadec, F. Lavelle and N. Lidon
141 Finite Fracture Mechanics for the Assessment of Failure Loads of Adhesive Joints
P. Weißgraeber and W. Becker
142 Analysis of Stress Concentrations in Adhesively-Bonded Assemblies subject to Thermo-Mechanical Loads: Application to the Characterisation of the Adhesive Behaviour
J.Y. Cognard, C. Badulescu, N. Carrère, R. Créac'hcadec and P. Védrine
143 On the Modelling of the Direct Bonding of Two Silicon Surfaces
N. Cocheteau, F. Lebon, I. Rosu, A. Maurel, S. AitZaid and I. Savin DeLarclause
144 An Asymptotic Approach to Thin Film Adhesion
F. Lebon and R. Rizzoni
145 The Influence of the Geometric Curvature on the Mechanical Behaviour of the Adhesive Joint
F. Ascione and G. Mancusi
146 Numerical Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical Wear Problems for Reciprocal Punch Sliding
I. Páczelt and Z. Mróz
147 Numerical Simulations and Experimental Investigations of Contact Phenomena in a Mechanical Friction Clutch
J. Awrejcewicz and D. Grzelczyk
148 A Space-Time Finite Element Method for Elastodynamics Problems with a Moving Loading Zone
S. Dumont and F. Jourdan
149 On Higher Order Approximation for Nonlinear Variational Problems in Nonsmooth Mechanics
J. Gwinner
150 Three-Dimensional Cohesive Crack Propagation using Hybrid-Trefftz Finite Elements
G. Edwards, C.J. Pearce and L. Kaczmarczyk
COMPOSITE AND HYBRID STRUCTURES OF STEEL AND CONCRETE
ORGANISED BY L. PALLARES
151 Structural Response of a Composite Beam subject to Cyclic Loading Conditions considering the Interfacial Slip Effect
J.W. Hwang, H.G. Kwak and Y.H. Lee
152 Nonlinear Finite-Element Analysis of the Shear Behaviour of Stud Connectors
Q. Wang, Y.Q. Liu and J.P. Lebet
153 Computational Modelling of Deconstructable Composite Steel-Concrete Beams
M.A. Bradford and Y.-L. Pi
154 Creep and Shrinkage Analysis of Curved Composite Beams Including the Effects of Partial Interaction
X. Liu, R.E. Erkmen and M.A. Bradford
155 Analysis of Steel-Concrete Beams: Influence of Time Dependent Effects, Cracking and Connection Flexibility
R.F. Vieira and F. Virtuoso
156 A Study of Modelling Composite Connections in Two and Three Dimensions
M.N. Kataoka and A.L.H.C. El Debs
157 A Parametric Study of the Development of Transverse Deck Cracking
A. Abdel-Mohti and A. ElSafty
158 Rheological-Dynamical Limit Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Folded Plate Structures using the Harmonic Coupled Finite-Strip Method
D.D. Milašinovic, D. Goleš, A. Borkovic, D. Kukaras, A. Landovic, Z. Zivanov and P. Rakic
159 Ductility Demand on Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete Buildings
A. Braconi, F. Braga, S. Caprili, R. Gigliotti and W. Salvatore
160 Automatic Calculation of Optimum Reinforcement for Flexural and Axial Loading
A. Tomás, G. Sánchez and A. Alarcón
161 Finite Element Modelling of Steel-Caged Reinforced Concrete Columns subjected to Combined Bending and Axial Loads
J. Garzón-Roca, J.M. Adam, L. Pallarés and P.A. Calderón
STRUCTURAL STABILITY: MODELLING, SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTS
ORGANISED BY J. BLACHUT AND A. LIMAM
162 Stability, Breathing and Design of Steel Girders subjected to Repeated Loading
M. Škaloud, M. Zörnerová and Sh. Urushadze
163 Elastic Buckling of Conical Shells under the Combined Loading of Axial Compression and External Pressure
J. Blachut and D. Stanier
164 Non-Linear Buckling of Conical Shells under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, T. Eeeles, C. Fraser, J. Burt, M. Fitzgerald, C. Knipe and A.P.F. Little
165 The Effect of a Thermal Barrier on the Buckling and Post-Buckling Behavior of Pressurized Aluminum Cylindrical Shells subjected to Shear
A. Limam, J. Didier, A. Da-Silva, F. Marteau and F. Lorioux
166 Assessing the Effect of Two Entering Triangular Initial Geometric Imperfections on the Buckling Strength of an Axisymmetric Shell subjected to Uniform Axial Compression
A. Khamlichi and A. Limam
167 Effects of Approximations on the Lateral-Torsional Buckling and Postbuckling Analysis
Y.-L. Pi and M.A. Bradford
168 Analytical and Experimental Investigations of Crippling in Multiplate Rods and Panels
G. Zamula and I. Kondakov
169 Dynamic Instability of Circular Cylindrical Shells subject to Base Excitation
F. Pellicano
170 Buckling of Structures with Interacting Propagating Cracks
D.C. Tran and A. Limam
171 Tripping Instability of Ring Stiffened Cylinders induced by Underwater Explosions
Y.O. Shin and Y.S. Shin
VIBRATION EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES AND ENVIRONMENTS
ORGANISED BY J. BENCAT AND K. STYPULA
172 Measurements and Prediction of Pedestrian Walking Loads on an Aluminium Catwalk
J. Fernández, A. Fraile, E. Alarcón and L. Hermanns
173 Measurement and Prediction of the Dynamic Behaviour of Laminated Glass
L. Hermanns, J. Fernández, A. Fraile and M.S. Gómez
174 Train Induced Free Field Vibrations Experimental and Numerical Analysis
J. Bencat and M. Škarupa
175 Numerical Analysis of Railway Track Vibrations
J. Bencat and J. Konar
176 The Design of Rail Tracks including the Influence of Vibration on People in Buildings
J. Kawecki, K. Koziol and K. Stypula
177 Methods of Assessment for Vibration Impact on People in Buildings
J. Kawecki and K. Stypula
178 Paraseismic Loading of Bridge Structures
D. Papán
179 Dynamic Stability of a Non-linear Continuous System Subjected to Vertical Seismic Excitation
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer
180 Dynamic Identification of a Pedestrian Bridge using Operational Modal Analysis
D. Foti, S. Ivorra, D. Bru and G. Dimaggio
NOVEL NUMERICAL METHODS IN SOLID MECHANICS
ORGANISED BY L. GODINHO AND D. DIAS DA COSTA
181 A Quadratic Ten Node Tetrahedral Cosserat Point Element for Nonlinear Elasticity
M. Jabareen, E. Hanukah and M.B. Rubin
182 Axisymmetric Large Deflection Analysis of an Annular Circular Plate subject to Rotational Symmetric Loading
M. Altekin and R.F. Yükseler
183 Bipenalty Methods for Single-Point and Multi-Point Constraints in Computational Dynamics
J. Hetherington, A. Rodriguez-Ferran and H. Askes
184 A New Method for Solving Random Vibration Problems
M. Grigoriu
185 A Hybrid Approach for Modelling Wave Propagation near Hollow Elastic Pipelines
P. Amado-Mendes, L. Godinho and A. Pereira
186 Simulation of a Crack Detection Method for Concrete Structures using SH Waves
L. Godinho, D. Dias-da-Costa, E. Júlio and P. Areias
187 Efficient Linear and Non-Linear Finite Element Formulation using a New Local Enhancement of Displacement Fields for Triangular Elements
L. Damkilde and R.R. Pedersen
188 Biomechanics of the Willis Circle Arteries
D.V. Ivanov, L.Yu. Kossovich, Y.E. Salkovsky and N.G. Chernyshevsky
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LOW-FREQUENCY VIBRATIONS IN LIGHTWEIGHT BUILDINGS
ORGANISED BY L. ANDERSEN AND P.H. KIRKEGAARD
189 A Modular Finite Element Model for Analysis of Vibration Transmission in Multi-Storey Lightweight Buildings
L.V. Andersen, P.H. Kirkegaard, K. Persson, N. Kiel and B. Niu
190 Different Modelling Approaches to Coupling Wall and Floor Panels within a Dynamic Finite Element Model of a Lightweight Building
N. Kiel, L.V. Andersen, B. Niu and K. Persson
191 Model Reduction in Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Lightweight Structures
O. Flodén, K. Persson, A. Sjöström and N. Olhoff
192 Accurate Finite Element Modelling of Chipboard Single-Stud Floor Panels subjected to Dynamic Loads
A. Sjöström, O. Flodén, K. Persson, P.H. Kirkegaard, D. Bard and J. Negreira
193 Evaluation of Various Joints between Studs and Plates on Flanking Noise Transmission within Lightweight Periodic Structures
P.G. Domadiya, K.A. Dickow, L.V. Andersen and S.V. Sorokin
194 Vibration Transmission in a Multi-Storey Lightweight Building: A Parametric Study
B. Niu, L.V. Andersen, N. Kiel, O. Flodén and G. Sandberg
195 Accuracy of Dynamic and Acoustic Analysis of Lightweight Panel Structures: A Comparison of ABAQUS and ANSYS
P.H. Kirkegaard, K.A. Dickow, L. Andersen and A. Sjöström
SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
ORGANISED BY G. DE ROECK AND H. FRIEDL
196 On the Contribution of Experimental Data to the Reduction of the Uncertainty of Fragility Curves
M. Perrault and P. Gueguen
197 Vulnerability Assessment of Structures in a Low-To-Moderate Seismic Region based on Ambient Vibration Test Modal Data
T.T. Bui and G. De Roeck
198 Seismic Reliability of Eccentrically Braced Frames
I. Mansouri, N.M. Mirzai and H. Saffari
199 Seismic Behaviour and Retrofitting of the Poggio Picenze Historical Centre Damaged by the L'Aquila Earthquake
A. Formisano
200 Seismic Performance Assessment of a Reinforced Concrete Building designed using the Albanian Seismic Code
E. Zhulegu and H. Bilgin
201 Evaluation of Seismic Energy Demand of Reinforced Concrete Moment Reistant Frames Considering Soil-Structure Interaction Effects
S. Gharehbaghi, E. Salajegheh and M. Khatibinia
202 Dynamic In-Situ Assessment for Seismic Analysis
H. Friedl, K. Alten and A. Lechner
RELIABILITY BASED OPTIMIZATION: STATIONARY AND DYNAMIC PROBLEMS
ORGANISED BY K. MARTI, G.I. SCHUËLLER AND H.A. JENSEN
203 An Open Computational Framework for Reliability Based Optimization
E. Patelli and M. de Angelis
204 Reliability Assessment and Reliability-Based Design of Plastic Shallow Curved Plates
L.M.C. Simões
205 Deterministic and Reliability-Based Optimization of a Belt-Conveyor Bridge
L.M.C. Simões, J. Farkas and K. Jármai
206 The Coupling of Robust Metamodel and Heuristic Methods in Reliability Based Design Optimization
N. Rabhi, M. Guedri and N. Bouhaddi
207 Topology Optimization for the Case of Probabilistic Loading
J. Lógó, E. Pintér and D.B. Merczel
RECENT ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION FOR ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATIONS
ORGANISED BY M. MATOS NEVES
208 A Finite Element-Boundary Element Approach for Sound and Vibration Reduction using Piezoelectric Shunt Damping
W. Larbi, J.-F. Deü and R. Ohayon
209 Two Scale Modelling of Acoustic Waves in Phononic Plates using Homogenization of High-Contrast Media
E. Rohan, R. Cimrman and B. Miara
210 A Time-Domain Methodology for Rotordynamics: Analysis and Force Identification
P.V. Paulo, Y.E. Lage, M.M. Neves, N.M.M. Maia and F.J.P. Lau
211 Transient Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler Pipes
T. Grätsch
212 Efficient Calculation of the Added Mass Matrix for Vibration Analysis of Submerged Structures
L.E. Monterrubio and P. Krysl
PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
ORGANISED BY A. EL-HAMI
213 A Variability Study on the Response of Composite Structures based on Sensitivity Indices
C.A.C. António and L.N. Hoffbauer
214 Firefly Metaheuristics for the Size, Shape and Topology Optimization of Truss Structures
L.F. Fadel Miguel, R.H. Lopez, A. El-Hami and L.F.F. Miguel
215 Reliability-Based Design Optimization for the Analysis of Vibro-Acoustic Problems
M. Mansouri, B. Radi and A. El Hami
216 Derivation of Deterministic Design Data from Stochastic Analysis in the Aircraft Design Process
U. Armani, S. Coggon and V.V. Toropov
STRUCTURAL WAVEGUIDE MODELLING METHODS
ORGANISED BY J.R.F. ARRUDA AND J.-M. MENCIK
217 Wave Spectral Finite Element Analysis of Two-Dimensional Waveguides
P.B. Silva and J.R.F. Arruda
218 Wave Finite Element based Strategies for Computing the Acoustic Radiation of Stiffened or Non-Stiffened Rectangular Plates subject to Arbitrary Boundary Conditions
J.-M. Mencik and M.-L. Gobert
219 A Study of Waveguides with Sections of Proportional Sizes: Application to Wave Radiation
D. Duhamel
NEW APPLICATIONS OF ISOGEOMETRIC METHODS TO STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
ORGANISED BY M. CUOMO, L. GRECO AND A. REALI
220 Shape Optimization using Isogeometric Analysis and Particle Swarm Optimization
A. Pospíšilová, M. Lepš, D. Rypl and B. Patzák
221 Isogeometric Shell Formulation based on a Classical Shell Model
A.H. Niemi, N. Collier, L. Dalcin, M. Ghommem and V.M. Calo
222 Multi-Patch Isogeometric Analysis of Space Rods
L. Greco and M. Cuomo
BUCKLING AND POSTBUCKLING OF LAMINATED STRUCTURES
ORGANISED BY A.J.M. FERREIRA
223 Buckling of Laminated and Functionally Graded Plates using Radial Basis Functions
A.M.A. Neves, A.J.M. Ferreira, E. Carrera, M. Cinefra, C.M.C. Roque, C.M. Mota Soares and R.M.N. Jorge
224 Stability Analysis of Laminated Composite Thin-Walled Beam Structures
D. Lanc, I. Pešic and G. Turkalj
PLATE ANALYSIS
225 The Spectral Method for Moving Load Analysis of Thin Plates
I. Kozar and N. Toric Malic
226 On the Convergence of a Refined Nonconforming Thin Plate Bending Finite Element
R. Flajs and M. Saje
227 Formulation of Thin Plate Finite Elements using the Galerkin Boundary Integral Approach
M. Mazza and F. Mazza
SHELL STRUCTURES
228 Dynamic Equations for a Spherical Shell
R. Okhovat and A. Boström
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
229 Estimation of Critical Flutter Load of a Non-Uniform L-Shaped Beam subjected to a Follower Force
I. Takahashi
MULTI-LEVEL OPTIMISATION
230 Gradient-Enhanced Metamodels and Multiparametric Strategies for Designing Structural Assemblies
L. Laurent, P.A. Boucard and B. Soulier
SHAPE AND TOPOLOGY OPTIMISATION
231 On the Design of a Compliant Mechanism with Non-Uniform Thermal Effects using Evolutionary Structural Optimization
E. Vegueria, R. Ansola, J. Canales and A. Maturana
232 Generating Structural Configurations Having a Number of Specified Eigenfrequencies using a Level Set-Based Topology Optimization Method
T. Yamada, T. Matsumoto and S. Nishiwaki
233 Shape and Topology Optimization of Elastic Contact Problems using the Piecewise Constant Level Set Method
A. Myslinski
234 From Optimal Structural Configuration to Truss Optimization
C.Y. Lin, J.F. Chang and J.Y. Juang
235 Optimal Fibre Reinforcement for Masonry Structures using Topology Optimization
M. Bruggi, G. Milani and A. Taliercio
236 Symmetry of Solutions in Discrete and Continuous Structural Topology Optimization
J.N. Richardson, S. Adriaenssens, Ph. Bouillard and R. Filomeno Coelho
237 Topology Optimisation of Bodies in Unilateral Contact by Maximizing the Potential Energy
N. Strömberg
238 Shape Optimization of Membrane Structures based on Finite Element Simulation
C.W. Lim, V.V. Toropov and J. Ye
SPACE, CABLE, MEMBRANE AND SHELL STRUCTURES
239 Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Tensegrity Structures
S. Kmet and P. Platko
240 Numerical Analysis of Cable Structures
M. Hüttner, J. Máca and P. Fajman
241 Optimization of Arch Supported Tensile Roofs
K. Hincz
242 A New Approach for Shell Form Finding combining Numerical and Physical Design Tools
D. Weiss and S. Adriaenssens
PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE
243 The Behaviour of an Old Representative Reinforced Concrete Building subjected to Abnormal Loads
A.G. Marchis, T.S. Moldovan and A.M. Ioani
244 Progressive Collapse Risk and Robustness of Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings
L. Bredean, M. Botez and A. Ioani
245 Progressive Collapse Mitigation in Flat-Slab Buildings
O.A. Mohamed
THERMAL PROBLEMS
246 An Exact Elastic Plastic Solution for a Thin Disc subject to Thermal Loading
O. Chesnikova, A. Pirumov and S. Alexandrov
THERMO-MECHANICAL ANALYSIS
247 Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Isotropic and Orthotropic Beams using a Unified Formulation
D. Crisafulli, G. Giunta, E. Carrera and S. Belouettar
MULTI-SCALE MODELLING
248 Multiscale Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Hydrating Concrete Structures
L. Jendele, V. Šmilauer, M. Hlobil and J. Cervenka
249 Resolution of Different Length Scales by an Efficient Combination of the Finite Element Method and the Discrete Element Method
M. Michael, B. Peters and F. Vogel
250 Hierarchical Numerical Modelling of Nested Poroelastic Media
E. Rohan and R. Cimrman
251 A Variational Multiscale Approach to Recover Perfect Bond in the Finite Element Analysis of Composite Beams
R.E. Erkmen
252 Representation of Localized Phenomena in Dynamics using Multi-Scale Coupling
J. Marchais, C. Rey and L. Chamoin
253 Optimal Prediction of Lyapunov Exponents for a Duffing Oscillator
A. LaBryer, P.J. Attar and P. Vedula
254 Analytical and Computational Perspectives of Multi-Scale Theory for Homogeneous, Laminated Composite, and Sandwich Beams and Plates
A. Tessler, M. Gherlone, D. Versino and M. Di Sciuva
MULTI-PHYSICS SIMULATIONS
255 Object Oriented Design of a Coupled, Multi-Physics Finite Element Kernel
M. Horák and B. Patzák
FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY
256 On the Convergence of a Nonconforming Plane Quadrilateral Finite Element
M. Saje and R. Flajs
CRACK MODELLING
257 A Two-Node Multi-Cracked Beam Element for Static and Dynamic Analysis of Planar Frames
M. Donà, A. Palmeri, A. Cicirello and M. Lombardo
258 Limit Analysis of Highly-Undermatched Welded Joints with Cracks
S. Alexandrov
MATERIAL MODELLING AND IDENTIFICATION
259 A Two-Scale Micromechanical Model for Closed-Cell Aluminium Foams
J. Nemecek and V. Králík
260 Spline-Based Hyperelasticity for Transversely Isotropic Incompressible Materials
M. Latorre and F.J. Montáns
261 Strain Behaviour of Concrete subjected to Combined Mechanical and Thermal Loading: From Micromechanical Modelling to Simulation of Real-Scale Fire Tests
T. Ring, M. Zeiml and R. Lackner
262 The Elastic-Viscoelastic Correspondence Principle and Parameter Identification
T. Ohkami, S. Matsuura and S. Koyama
263 Obtaining Material Properties from Indentation Loading-Unloading Curves using Simplified Equations
J.J. Kang, M. Boris, A.A. Becker and W. Sun
264 Calibration of a Distortional Hardening Model of Plasticity
J. Plešek, Z. Hrubý, S. Parma, H.P. Feigenbaum and Y.F. Dafalias
265 Numerical Analysis of Concrete at an Early Age
A. Ilc, G. Turk and I. Planinc
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
266 Hypergraph Products for Structural Mechanics
A. Kaveh and B. Alinejad
ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES
267 A Commentary on Improving the Design Rules for Thin Aluminium Shell Structures
J.W. Bull
SHAKEDOWN
268 Eurocode Stability Requirements in Optimal Shakedown Truss Design
J. Atkociunas and G. Blazevicius
269 Shakedown Analysis in n-dimensional Loading Spaces with Kinematical Hardening
J.-W. Simon
FINITE ELEMENT STUDIES
270 A Study of the Structural Design of a Bottle with Vacuum Insulation
K. Utsumi, T. Kobayashi, T. Horiuchi, T. Tanaka and Y. Arao
271 Development and Implementation of Numerical Strategies for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Risers using the Finite Element Method
J.A.G. Sánchez and H.B. Coda
272 Development of a Vehicle Suspension Finite Element Model for Kerb Impact Simulations
W.Z. Golinski
IMPACT STUDIES
273 Validation of Numerical Simulation Models for Transport and Storage Casks using Drop Test Results
L. Qiao, U. Zencker, H. Völzke, F. Wille and A. Musolff
STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO BLAST LOADING
274 The Collapse of a Skylight Shell Structure caused by a Blast
A. Angotzi, A. Mussi, E. Trolese, M. Zanchin, R. Gori and A. Mastropasqua
CONTROL OF STRUCTURES
275 The Continuation Method for Dynamic Problems of Frames with Viscoelastic Dampers
R. Lewandowski
276 The Influence of Various Fractional Models of Viscoelastic Dampers on the Dynamic Behaviour of Structures
Z. Pawlak and R. Lewandowski
277 A Differential Evolution Algorithm for Fuzzy Control of Smart Structures
M. Marinaki, Y. Marinakis and G.E. Stavroulakis
278 Vibration Control of Civil Engineering Structures using Magneto-Rheological Dampers
M.B. Cesar and R.C. Barros
RETROFITTING AND REPAIR
279 The Reinforcement of Multiple-Leaves Masonry Walls using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer: A Theoretical Approach
L. Anania, C. Giaquinta and G. D'Agata
280 Placement of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Provision in No-Tension Vaults using the Vault Inequality System
A. Baratta and O. Corbi
281 A Simple Homogenized Model for the Non-Linear Analysis of FRP Strengthened Masonry Structures
G. Milani and P.B. Lourenço
282 Finite Element Analyses of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened using CFRP
A.E. Demirer and G. Arslan
283 Retrofitting a Truss-Z Modular Pedestrian Ramp with Fully Automated Generation of the Spatial Configuration of the Modules
M. Zawidzki and K. Nishinari
SEISMIC ENGINEERING
284 Seismic Wave Motion over a Geographical Area by a Random Field Model
I. Corbi
285 Spectrum-Compliant Accelerograms through Harmonic Wavelet Transform
D. Cecini and A. Palmeri
286 Building Pounding Forces for Different Link Element Models
R.C. Barros and S.M. Khatami
287 Tuned Mass Dampers for the Mitigation of Impulsive Ground Motions
E. Matta, R. Ceravolo, A. De Stefano, A. Quattrone and L. Zanotti Fragonara
288 Structural Integrity Evaluation of Reactor Pool Working Platform: Guide Tubes and Refuelling Cover in a Research Reactor
S. Kwag, J.-M. Lee, J.-S. Ryu and Y.-K. Kim
289 Accounting for Uncertainty in Bidirectional Ground Motion
C.S. Belsham
290 Seismic Retrofitting Strategy for Improved Strength and Ductility of a Plan-Wise Irregular Reinforced Concrete Building
M. Valente
291 The Performance Assessment of a Multi-Span, Box Girder Reinforced Concrete Bridge with and without Seismic Isolation
M. Borekci, M. Altun and G. Arslan
292 A Displacement-Based Design Procedure for Seismic Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Frames using Braced Ductile Shear Panels
M. Valente
293 Soil-Pile Interaction in Deep Layered Marine Sediment subject to Seismic Excitation
T.P. Peiris, D. Thambiratnam, N. Perera and C. Gallage
294 Reproducing Ground Motions with Shaking Tables with Limited Stroke
Y. Ribakov and G. Agranovich
295 Simulating Responses of Objects to Seismic Input Motion using Multibody Dynamics
C.S. Belsham
BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD
296 Nonlinear Inelastic Nonuniform Torsion of Bars including the Secondary Torsional Moment Deformation Effect
V.J. Tsipiras and E.J. Sapountzakis
ERROR ESTIMATION
297 A Practical Tool for Estimating Errors of Stresses in Assemblies
S. Pavot, E. Florentin, P. Pasquet and S. Guinard
RISK ASSESSMENT
298 Numerical and Statistical Methods in Quantitative Risk Analysis of Road Tunnels
C. Forster, M. Drakulic and B. Kohl

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