Preliminaries 
I  COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS FOR DAMAGE, ROBUSTNESS AND THE SERVICELIVES OF STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY C. KÖNKE, W.B. KRAETZIG AND Y.S. PETRYNA 
1 
Life Prediction of Aging Engineering Structures
I. Mura 
2 
Damage Simulation and Health Assessment of a Road Bridge
Y.S. Petryna, A. Ahrens and F. Stangenberg 
3 
Damage Tolerant Design

4 
A Finite Element Analysis of Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams Retrofitted with Fibrous Concrete
W.B. Almajed and R.Y. Xiao 
5 
Stochastic Simulation of Damage Evolution Processes in a Reinforced Concrete Shortpier Shear Wall Specimen
J. Li and Y. Cao 
6 
Inelastic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP
W.A. Thanoon, J. Noorzaei and M.S. Jaafar 
7 
Nonlinear Damage Analysis of a Reinforced Concrete ShortPier Shear Wall Specimen
J. Li and Y. Cao 
8 
Simulations of Fire Temporal Thermal Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bridge Decks
W.I. Alnahhal, M. Chiewanichakorn, S. Alampalli and A. Aref 
9 
Seismic Resistance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings
C. Butenweg and M. Mistler 
10 
MultiObjective Optimisation (Weight and Cost Oriented) of Impact Damage Resistant Stiffened Composite Panels
M. Corvino, L. Iuspa, A. Riccio and F. Scaramuzzino 
11 
Analysis of Debonding Failure Modes in FRPStrengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Genetic Algorithms
R. Perera and F.B. Varona 
12 
Ultimate Compressive Strength of Plate Elements with Randomly Distributed Corrosion Wastage
M.R. Khedmati and A.R. Karimi 
II  STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES 
13 
Analysis of Plates Stiffened by Beams of Arbitrary Cross Section
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos 
14 
Computing Hoop Strains in OutofRound Pipes under Internal Pressure
Z.W. Guan 
15 
A ThreeDimensional Hybrid Finite Element for Singular Stress Analysis in Composite Structures

16 
Finite Element Analysis of the Fiber Offsetting Effects on the Creep Behaviour of MMC Composites
M. Mondali, A. Abedian and M. Pahlavanpour 
17 
The Use of CFRP Bars as Reinforcing Material Part I: Experimental Study
M.M. Rafi, A. Nadjai, F. Ali and D. Talamona 
18 
The Use of CFRP Bars as Reinforcing Material Part II: Analytical Modelling
M.M. Rafi, A. Nadjai and F. Ali 
19 
Modelling Hooked Steel Fibre PullOut in FibreReinforced HighStrength Concrete
E. Mistakidis, K. GeorgiadiStefanidi and D. Pantousa 
20 
Numerical Analysis of Innovative Steel Connections for a Composite WoodSteelConcrete Floor
A. Marzo, A. Formisano, B. Faggiano and F.M. Mazzolani 
21 
Numerical Analysis of Steel Sheeting with Indentations or Embossments, Used for Composite Slabs
E. Mistakidis and K. Dimitriadis 
22 
A ThreeDimensional Numerical Model of Circular Concrete Filled Columns
C. Lacuesta, M.L. Romero, S. Ivorra and J.M. Portoles 
23 
Ultimate Load Capacity Analysis of a LongSpan RigidFrame with a Flexible Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge
G.J. He, K.K. Peng, S.D. Luo and A.G. Yan 
24 
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis on the Stability of a Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge
H. Yang, S.M. Zhang, Y. Geng and C.Y. Liu 
25 
Approximate Load Path Prediction in Postbuckled Composite Structures

26 
Analysis of Dissipated Energy in Compression Failure by Microbuckling in CFRP: Application to Modelling Crash Absorbers
J.M. Guimard, O. Allix, N. Pechnik and P. Thevenet 
27 
Stacking Sequence Optimization for Laminated Cylindrical Panels Using the Globalized NelderMead Method
M.M. Aghdam, M. Shakeri, A. Alibeiglu and E. Ameri 
28 
Free Vibration of a Composite Timoshenko Beam Using the Dynamic Stiffness Method
J.R. Banerjee 
29 
Dynamic Analysis of ThreeDimensional Composite Beam Elements Including Warping and Shear Deformation Effects
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos 
30 
Dynamical Modelling of Steel Deck Composite Slabs with Geometric Orthotrophy
A.V. de Mello, J.G.S. da Silva, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima and L.F. Costa Neves 
III  PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS SESSION ORGANISED BY M. KARAMA AND A. ELHAMI 
31 
The Domino Effect and Integrated Probabilistic Approaches for Risk Analysis

32 
Probabilistic Study of Dynamic Contact Inside a Piezoelectric Engine
A. Mohsine, B. Radib and A. ElHami 
33 
Efficient ReliabilityBased Design Optimization of StructuralAcoustic Problems
A. Mohsine and A. ElHami 
34 
Parameter Uncertainty Effects on the Stability of Cantilever Earth Retaining Structures

35 
Masonry Structures: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for Floods
N. Valencia, A. Mebarki and J.L. Salagnac 
36 
Numerical Modelling of the Effects of a Reliability Indicator for Damaged ElastoDissipative Composites
S. Carbillet and M.L. Boubakar 
37 
Robust Prediction Tools for Variability and Optimization in Structural Mechanics
M. Guedri, S. Ghanmi, R. Majed and N. Bouhaddi 
38 
A Complete Probabilistic Framework in Fatigue Design: Application to Exhaust Manifolds
F. Perrin, M. Pendola, T. Moro, G. Morin and J.M. Cardona 
39 
Sensitivity Analysis for Optimisation Problems with Random Fatigue Life Constraints
S. Lambert, L. Khalij, E. Pagnacco and A. ElHami 
40 
Reliability Design of Power Modules Using Probabilistic Approaches
A. Micol, M. Karama, O. Dalverny, C. Martin and M. MermetGuyennet 
41 
Integration of a MultiPhysics Model in a ReliabilityBased Design Framework: Application to Power Converters

42 
Probabilistic Assessment of Fatigue Life Using a StressBased Fatigue Criterion
C. Schwob, L. Chambon, F. RondeOustau and J.P. Bernadou 
43 
Probabilistic Serviceability Assessment of Structures
J. Valihrach and P. Marek 
44 
Application of Robust Design Concepts to Multilayer Structures
F. Rabier, C. Martin, N. Martin, M. Karama, M. MermetGuyennet and M. Piton 
45 
Bayesian Experimental Design for Parametric Identification of Dynamical Structures
E. Pillet, N. Bouhaddi and S. Cogan 
46 
Reliability of FibreReinforced Composite Cables

47 
The Random Eigenvalue Problem for Stochastic Systems
S. Kadry and A. Chateauneuf 
48 
Reliability and Optimization of a Fully Composite Stiffened Cylinder

49 
Validation of Stochastic Structural Dynamics Models

IV  TALL BUILDINGS: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SESSION ORGANISED BY J.W. BULL 
50 
NonPlanar Pierced Shear Walls with Plastic BeamWall Connections
R. Resatoglu, E. Emsen and O. Aksogan 
51 
Static Analysis of Laterally Arbitrarily Loaded NonPlanar NonSymmetrical Coupled Shear Walls
O. Aksogan, R. Resatoglu and E. Emsen 
V  TRAFFIC VIBRATIONS: ISOLATION AND PROPAGATION SESSION ORGANISED BY D. LE HOUÉDEC 
52 
Propagation in Soil of Vibrations due to a Tramway

53 
HighSpeed Train Induced Vibrations: A Comprehensive BE Model

54 
Numerical Investigation of the Performance of MultiTrack HighSpeed Railway Bridges under Resonant Conditions Retrofitted with Fluid Viscous Dampers

VI  ROBUSTNESS OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AGAINST UNCERTAINTIES SESSION ORGANISED BY I. DOLTSINIS 
55 
Adaptive Uncertainty Quantification
H.G. Matthies and A. Keese 
56 
Finite Element Model Updating and Validation in Structural Dynamics: From Deterministic Optimisation Procedures to a Stochastic Approach
A. Calvi 
57 
Robust Optimization for EarthquakeResistant Design
J.E. Hurtado and N. Aguirre 
58 
Fuzzy Arithmetical Robustness Analysis of Mechanical Structures with Uncertainties
M. Hanss, U. Gauger and S. Turrin 
VII  CONSTITUTIVE AND MATERIAL MODELLING SESSION ORGANISED BY M.H.B.M. SHARIFF 
59 
Lattice Modelling of Cellular Structures
M. Borovinsek and Z. Ren 
60 
Modification of the Chen Plasticity Model for Hardening Concrete

61 
Compressible Strain Induced Anisotropic Rubberlike Materials
M.H.B.M. Shariff 
62 
Different Ways of Identifying Microplane Model Parameters Using Soft Computing Methods

63 
Numerical Analysis of Foundation Slabs

64 
NonLinear Analysis of TimeDependent Response of Civil Engineering Structures
J. Lopatic and F. Saje 
65 
Deformation and Permeability of Fractured Rocks
J.F. Thovert, I. Bogdanov, V. Mourzenko and P.M. Adler 
66 
Analysis of Hardening Effects of OpenCelled Model Foams by Numerical Homogenization
S. Demiray, W. Becker and J. Hohe 
67 
Strain Hardening Modelling of Rock Salt Behaviour
M. Hamami and N. Chelghoum 
68 
Bipotential Versus Return Mapping Algorithms: Implementation of NonAssociated Flow Rules

69 
Mechanical Nose Responses Predicted by Associated and NonAssociated ElastoPlastic Models
S. Tsutsumi, M. Toyosada and K. Hashiguchi 
70 
Micromechanical Multiscale Simulation of Elastic Properties of Hydrating Concrete

71 
PlasticityBased Computational Model for Masonry

VIII  DYNAMICS OF VISCOELASTICALLY DAMPED STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY G. MUSCOLINO AND S. ADHIKARI 
72 
A Method for the Dynamic Analysis of Suspended Cables Carrying Moving Masses
G. Muscolino and A. Sofi 
73 
Identification of Damping Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
M. Khalil, S. Adhikari and A. Sarkar 
74 
Forced NonLinear Vibration of Damped Sandwich Beams by the Harmonic Balance  Finite Element Method
N. Jacques, E.M. Daya and M. PotierFerry 
75 
On the Dynamics of a Duffing Oscillator with an Exponential NonViscous Damping Model
D.J. Wagg and S. Adhikari 
76 
Multiobjective Optimization of Viscoelastically Damped Systems Combining Robust Condensation and Metamodels
A.M.G. de Lima, B. Ait Brik, N. Bouhaddi and D.A. Rade 
77 
Eigenmotions of a One Degree of Freedom Viscoelastically Damped System
P. Muller 
IX  MASONRY STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY J.W. BULL 
78 
Stress Distribution and Failure Mode of Masonry Walls

79 
Dynamic Analysis of AgeOld Masonry Constructions
S. Degl'Innocenti, C. Padovani, A. Pagni and G. Pasquinelli 
80 
A Simplified Model of ShearCapacity in Confined Masonry Walls

81 
Model Updating of a Real MultiSpan Masonry Bridge
T. Aoki, D. Sabia and D. Rivella 
82 
An Induced Tension Model for Masonry Structures

83 
Thermal Stress Evaluation and Safety Aspects Associated with Massive Concrete Constructions Joined to Existing Structures: The Case of a Masonry Gravity Dam
S. Manenti and U. Ravaglioli 
84 
Structural Characterization of an Industrial Masonry Chimney

85 
Seismic Evaluation of Old Masonry Buildings: Performance and Strengthening
H. Varum, R. Vicente, H. Rodrigues and J.A.R. Mendes da Silva 
86 
The Application of a Digital Image Correlation Method for Crack Observation
M.H. Shih, S.H. Tung, J.C. Kuo and W.P. Sung 
87 
Prediction of the Effective Fracture Energy in Quarry Masonry

88 
An Improved Material Model for Quarry Masonry

X  FABRIC, CABLE AND MEMBRANE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY B.H.V. TOPPING AND P. IVÁNYI 
89 
The Use of the MedialAxis Construction in the Design of CableMembrane Structures

90 
Finite Element Simulation of Yarn Breakage During Knife Penetration of Woven Fabrics
L.J. Wang, S. Zhang, W.M. Gao and X.G. Wang 
91 
Thermoforming Process Analysis of Woven Fabric Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
M.T. Abadi 
92 
PreStressed Roof Networks with Different Contour Structures
J. Idnurm and V. Kulbach 
93 
A Nonlinear Model of a Curved Beam for the Analysis of Galloping of Suspended Cables
A. Luongo, D. Zulli and G. Piccardo 
94 
TimeDependent NonLinear ClosedForm Solution of Cable Trusses
S. Kmet and Z. Kokorudova 
95 
Deployment of Membranous Tubes by Air Inflation at Low Pressure
S. Buytet, R. Bouzidi and Ch. Dupuy 
96 
An Algorithm Based on the Finite Element Method and the Catenary Equation to Compute the Initial Equilibrium of Railway Overhead

97 
On the Dynamic Response of Multi CableBeam Systems for Façade Tension Structures
R. Gori and A. Mastropasqua 
XI  COMPOSITE AND ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES: MODELLING AND SIMULATION SESSION ORGANISED BY C.M. MOTA SOARES AND A. BENJEDDOU 
98 
Semiactive Vibration Isolator Based on Elastomer Material Controlled by an SMA actuator

99 
Modelling Frequency Adjustment Effects Using Shape Memory Alloy Oscillators
L.X. Wang and R.V.N. Melnik 
100 
The First Use of the Shear Actuation Mechanism for ValveLess Piezoelectric MicroPump Design
A. Benjeddou, C. Poizat and M. Gall 
101 
Damage Quantification in Smart Beams Using Modal Curvatures: Direct and Inverse Approaches
A. Benjeddou, S. Vijayakumar and I.H. Tawfiq 
102 
The Effects of Thermal Residual Stresses on the Fatigue Life of Aluminum Panels Repaired with Various Bonded Composite Materials
H. HosseiniToudeshky, B. Mohammadi and M. MusivandArzanfudi 
103 
A State Space Method for FreeVibration Analysis of a Radially Polarized Laminated Piezoelectric Cylinder Filled with Fluid

104 
A Finite Element Formulation for Modal Analysis of Piezoelectric Composite Conical Shells Filled with a Compressible Fluid

105 
A Three Dimensional SemiAnalytical Finite Element Model for the Analysis of Piezoelectric Shells of Revolution
H. Santos, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares and J.N. Reddy 
106 
A Mixed Finite Element Model based on LeastSquares Formulation for the Static Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates
F. Moleiro, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares and J.N. Reddy 
107 
Finite Element Modelling of Effective Moduli of Porous and Polycrystalline Composite Piezoceramics
S.V. Bobrov, A.V. Nasedkin and A.N. Rybjanets 
XII  STEEL STRUCTURES: MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SESSION ORGANISED BY M. IVÁNYI 
108 
Plastic Design of Frames Using Heuristic Algorithms
A. Kaveh and M. Jahanshahi 
109 
The Influence of Rotational Restraint on the Behaviour of ColdFormed Steel Continuous Purlins Attached to Roof Sheeting
K.B. Katnam, M. De Strycker, R. Van Impe and G. Lagae 
110 
Geometric Imperfections and Their Influence on the Ultimate Load of ThinWalled, ColdFormed Steel Purlins
M. De Strycker, K.B. Katnam, W. Vanlaere, G. Lagae and R. Van Impe 
111 
Realization of a Platform for Multidisciplinary Optimization Applied to Steel Constructions
A. Benanane, S. Caperaa, D. Kerdal and L. Geneste 
112 
A Finite Element Model for BeamToColumn Bolted End Plate Connections
A. Moreno, A. Foces and J.A. Garrido 
113 
Numerical Simulation of the Stressed Skin Diaphragms
Y. Liu and Q.L. Zhang 
114 
Rehabilitation of Composite Steel Bridges Using Pultruded GFRP Plates
M.M. Abushagur, E.M. Galuta and A.F. Saud 
115 
An Improved SaddleLike Connection for Steel Structures
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi 
116 
Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a New Type of Orthotropic Plates

117 
Numerical Modelling of PTED Connections for Steel Moment Resisting Frames
M. Esposto, B. Faggiano and F.M. Mazzolani 
118 
Simplified Finite Element Modelling of BeamColumn Bolted Connections with Shell Elements
S. Taufik and R.Y. Xiao 
119 
ThreeDimensional Finite Element Modelling of Flush End Plate Connections with High Strength Steel
S. Taufik and R.Y. Xiao 
120 
Minimum Cost Design with Advanced Analysis for Elastic Planar Steel Frames

121 
Dynamic Collapse of Steel Rack Structures
A.L.Y. Ng, R. Beale and M. Godley 
122 
Torsional Analysis of Wide Flange Beams Including Shear Deformation Effects
M. Mohareb, F. Nowzartash and R.E. Erkmen 
123 
Probabilistic Evaluation of the Test Results of Steel Ibeams with Web Openings
G. Bayramoglu and A. Ozgen 
XIII  REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS 
124 
Effect of Bond Deterioration on Behaviour of Concrete Beams
Y.G. Du and J. Cairns 
125 
Smeared Crack Models for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers under Cyclic Loading
V.B. Nguyen and A.H.C. Chan 
126 
Numerical Analyses of the Biaxial Shear Capacity of Transverse Reinforced Concrete Members
V. Birtel and P. Mark 
127 
Comparison between Modelling of Ribbed Decking Composite Slabs With and Without Slip in Finite Element Analysis
S. Baharom and R.Y. Xiao 
128 
Post Cracking Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Structures
J. Razzaghi and I.M. May 
129 
Limit Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Plates with Free Edges
I. Mura 
130 
Application of the Circumferential Notch Method to Fibre Reinforced Concrete

131 
ThreeDimensional NonLinear Modelling Aspects of a FullScale Reinforced Concrete BandedJoist Floor
A.B. Shuraim 
132 
Shear Bearing Capacities of RC Beams with Circular Sections: Computational Modelling and Design
M. Bender and P. Mark 
133 
Modelling of Interaction between Reinforcement and Matrix Using the FETI Method

134 
Finite Element Modelling of the Bond Between Concrete and FRP Rebars
H.M.H. Ibrahim 
XIV  ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES: MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
135 
Redesigning Monorail Steel Trusses to Satisfy Aluminium Design Requirements
R.I. Jackson and J.W. Bull 
136 
Increasing Fatigue Life and Reducing Deflections in Aluminium Bridge Structures
D. Hill, M. Colledge and J.W. Bull 
137 
Numerical Analysis of Welded Aluminium TStub Joints under Monotonic Loading
M. Brescia, G. De Matteis, A. Formisano and F.M. Mazzolani 
XV  BRIDGE ENGINEERING 
138 
A Pultruded GFRP Bridge DecktoGirder Connection System
K.T. Park, Y.K. Hwang, Y.H. Lee and J. Jeong 
139 
Statistical Computation for Extreme Bridge Traffic Load Effects
C.C. Caprani and E.J. OBrien 
140 
The Behaviour of Bridges with Jointless Decks Subjected to TimeDependent Effects
A. ElSafty 
141 
Static Behaviour of a FiveSpan Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge
Y.Y. Wang, S.M. Zhang, X.L. Wang and T. Zhang 
142 
Moving Force Identification for TwoSpan Continuous Bridges Using an Eigenvalue Reduction Technique

143 
Evaluation of the Damping Matrix and Its Effect on the Dynamic Response of Suspension Bridges
S. Esteki and S. Pourzeynali 
XVI  TIMBER STRUCTURES 
144 
Numerical Modelling of Charring in Timber Beams Exposed to Fire
S. Schnabl and G. Turk 
XVII  OFFSHORE STRUCTURES 
145 
Nonlinear Finite Element Modelling of Flexible Risers Using a Pipe Elbow Element
S.A. Hosseini Kordkheili and H. Bahai 
146 
Risk Modelling of Fires and Explosions on Offshore Platforms
J.L. Lewthwaite and J.D. Andrews 
147 
The Development of a Novel NonLinear Spectral Model for Analysing Offshore Structures, Part I: Development of Drag Force Terms and System Receptances
M. Hartnett 
148 
The Development of a Novel NonLinear Spectral Model for Analysing Offshore Structures, Part II: Development of Response Spectra and Model Application
M. Hartnett 
XVIII  POROUS MEDIA 
149 
Surface Vibration of Porous Media: Wave Number and Spatial Results
G. LefeuveMesgouez, A. Mesgouez, H. Bolvin and A. Chambarel 
XIX  STRUCTURAL JOINTS AND CONNECTIONS 
150 
Calculation and Design of Integrated High Performance Composite PinJoints

151 
Finite Element Simulation of SemiSontinuous Connections and Appraisal of Results
R.Y. Xiao and J.D. Parameshwar 
152 
A Study of the Modified Advanced First Order Second Moment Method for BeamtoColumn Connections
S.M. Shin, D.K. Lee and S.S. Park 
XX  PLATES 
153 
Improvement of the Performance of the Wave Based Method for the SteadyState Dynamic Prediction of Structural Bending Problems
C. Vanmaele, W. Desmet and D. Vandepitte 
154 
Dual Analysis for Finite Element Solutions of Plate Bending
J.F. Debongnie, N.X. Hung and N.H. Cung 
155 
Deflection and Strength of Porous Flat Heads of Cylindrical Vessels
M. Malinowski and E. MagnuckaBlandzi 
156 
Estimation of Critical Speed of an Orthotropic Rectangular Plate in Supersonic Flow
I. Takahashi 
157 
Finite Strip Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates Under Pressure Loads
S.A.M. GhannadPour, H.R. Ovesy and M. Kharazi 
158 
Comparison of Bicubic Rectangular and Full Cubic Triangular Mindlin Plate Finite Elements
H. Werner, K. Fresl, D. Lazarevic 
159 
Bending Analysis of CurveSided Quadrilateral Thin Plates Using the Extended Kantorovich Method
M.M. Aghdam and M.H. Babaei 
XXI  SHELLS 
160 
Application of the Finite Volume Method for Shell Analysis: A Membrane Study
F. Hatami, N. Fallah and S. Pourzeynali 
161 
Different Enhanced Assumed Strain Formulations for Large Rotation Analysis of Shells
B. Brank 
162 
Geometrical Nonlinear Analysis of Shells: A New Positional Finite Element Method
H.B. Coda and R.P. Paccola 
163 
Parametric Instability Analysis of Stringer Stiffened Circular Cylindrical Shells under Axial Compression and External Hydrostatic Pressure
M.R. Khedmati, M.J. Mazaheri and A.R. Karimi 
XXII  FINITE ELEMENT METHODS 
164 
Discrete Green's Functions for TimeHarmonic Wave Problems on Unbounded Domains with Periodic Variation of Material Properties
B. Boroomand and F. Mossaiby 
165 
A General Form of Dirichlet Boundary Conditions Used in Finite Element Analysis
L. Jendele and V. Cervenka 
XXIII  DISCRETE ELEMENT METHODS 
166 
Numerical Modelling of Mechanical Tests Using the Discrete Element Method
M. Guessasma, J. Fortin and E. Bellenger 
167 
DiscreteContinuum Coupling for Impacted Structures
E. Frangin, P. Marin and L. Daudeville 
XXIV  BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS 
168 
Plate Analysis under Harmonic Loads Using the Reissner Model with the Boundary Element Method
L. Palermo Jr. 
169 
An Iterative Radial Simplex Method for Elastostatic and Elastodynamic Boundary Elements
K. Davey and M.T. Alonso Rasgado 
170 
Flanking and Direct Sound Transmission Modelled Using a Boundary Element Method Approach
P. Santos 
171 
A New Boundary Element Method Formulation in ThreeDimensional Exterior Elastodynamics
C.G. Provatidis and N.K. Zafiropoulos 
172 
Different Approaches to the Corner Problem in the Boundary Element Method with Application to Tunnel Excavation
U. Eberwien, C. Duenser and G. Beer 
173 
A Boundary Element Method Based Meshless Method for Buckling Analysis of Elastic Plates
B. Chinnaboon, S. Chucheepsakul and J.T. Katsikadelis 
XXV  ITERATIVE SOLUTION METHODS 
174 
A High Performance Algorithm to solve the Static Stiffness Problem of a Catenary
A. Alberto, E. Arias, D. Cebrian, T. Rojo, F. Cuartero and J. Benet 
175 
Reordering for the Iterative Solution of Hybrid Elastic Structures
A. Comerlati, G. Gambolati and C. Janna 
176 
A Conjugate Gradient QuasiNewton Method for Structural Optimisation
K. Davey 
XXVI  MESHLESS METHODS 
177 
An Equilibrium Model in the Element Free Galerkin Method
B.Q. Tinh and H. NguyenDang 
178 
Extension of the Fixed Grid Finite Element Method to ThreeDimensional Analysis
F.S. Maan, O.M. Querin and D.C. Barton 
179 
Investigation of the Use of the Radial Basis Functions Method for Solving Elastostatic Problems
N.A. Libre, A. Emdadi, M. Rahimian and M. Shekarchi 
180 
Improvements in the Parametric Meshless Galerkin Method
H. HosseiniToudeshky and M. MusivandArzanfudi 
XXVII  MULTISCALE METHODS 
181 
Multiscale Finite Element Simulation for Heterogeneous Materials with Reference to the Effective Tangent Modulus Computation
A.J. Carneiro Molina, E.A. de Souza Neto and D. Peric 
XXVIII  PROBABILISTIC AND RELIABILITY BASED METHODS 
182 
Toward the Stochastic Modelling of Disc Brake Dynamics
D. Clair, D. Daucher, M. Fogli and Y. Berthier 
183 
Simulation of the LoadBearing Capacity of Structures Using Fuzzy Random Processes

184 
A OneDimensional Transformation Method for Reliability Analysis
S. Kadry, A. Chateauneuf and K. ElTawil 
185 
Evaluation of Wave Damage in Urbanized Lagoons
S. Manenti and G. Cecconi 
186 
A Suitable Representation of the Stiffness for the Analysis of Linear Uncertain Structures
G. Falsone and N. Impollonia 
187 
Probabilistic Reliability Assessment of Structural Systems in the Computer Era

XXIX  ADAPTIVITY AND ERRORS 
188 
Strict Bounds for Computed Stress Intensity Factors

XXX  BUCKLING AND POSTBUCKLING BEHAVIOUR 
189 
Analytical Evaluation for Local and Overall Buckling Behaviour of HSection Truss Members
T. Ohtsuka and S. Motoyui 
190 
Estimation of the Dynamic Buckling Strength of a Spacer Grid Assembly for PWRs Using a Finite Element Model
K.N. Song and S.H. Lee 
191 
Generalised Beam Theory Formulation to Analyse the PostBuckling Behaviour of FRP Composite ThinWalled Members
N.F. Silva, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim 
192 
Extension of the Finite Volume Method for Instability Analysis of Columns with Shear Effects
N. Fallah and F. Hatami 
193 
Shakedown Boundary of Limited Ductility Structures Accounting for Buckling
L. Palizzolo, A. Caffarelli and M. Zito 
194 
Nonlinear Buckling and Postbuckling Analyses of Elastically Supported Arches
Y.L. Pi, M.A. Bradford and F. TinLoi 
XXXI  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 
195 
Beam Element for Creep Analysis for a Large Displacement Regime
D. Lanc, G. Turkalj and J. Brnic 
196 
NonOrthogonal Solutions for ThinWalled Members: Generalized Expressions for Stresses
R.E. Erkmen and M. Mohareb 
197 
Transient Elastodynamic Analysis of Plane Structures Using CoonsPatch Macroelements and Modal Superposition
C.G. Provatidis 
XXXII  REANALYSIS 
198 
A Method for the Dynamic ReAnalysis of Nonlinear Systems
P. Cacciola, F. Giacobbe and G. Muscolino 
XXXIII  OPTIMIZATION 
199 
A New Hybrid MetaHeuristic Method for Optimal Design of Space Trusses with ElasticPlastic Collapse Constraints

200 
Robust Design of Frames under Uncertain Loads by Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms

201 
The Use of Morphological Indicators and Genetic Algorithms in Structural Optimisation Considering Stiffness Constraints
T. Vandenbergh, B. Verbeeck, W.P. De Wilde and P. Latteur 
202 
Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of a Shape Memory Alloy Gripper
M. Langelaar and F. van Keulen 
203 
Optimal Design of the Active Twist for Helicopter Rotor Blades
E. Barkanov, S. Gluhih and A. Kovalov 
204 
BiasSpecified Robust Design Optimization: An Alternative Approach
G. Steenackers and P. Guillaume 
205 
Morphological Indicators and Scale
B. Verbeeck, P. De Wilde, T. Vandenbergh and W. Ponsaert 
206 
The Effect of Nonlinearity on the Design Optimization of Truss Structures
T. Talaslioglu 
207 
Optimisation of Anisotropic Cylinders Accounting for Manufacturing Tolerances
P.Y. Tabakov and M. Walker 
208 
Heuristic Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Road Bridge Frames
C. Perea, V. Yepes, J. Alcala, A. Hospitaler and F. Gonzalez 
XXXIV  TOPOLOGY AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION 
209 
New Exact Analytical Solutions as Benchmarks for Numerical Topology Optimization

210 
Topology Optimization Using Probabilistic Compliance Constraints

211 
Numerical Methods to Avoid Topological Singularities
V. Pomezanski 
212 
A New Algorithm for ThreeDimensional Topology Optimisation in Structural Mechanics Using a LevelSet Method

213 
Mixed FiniteElement Approaches for Topology Optimization
C. Cinquini, M. Bruggi and P. Venini 
214 
Optimality Criterion Methods and Sequential Approximate Optimization in the Classical Topology Layout Problem
A.A. Groenwold and L.F.P. Etman 
215 
Topology Optimization in the Case of Uncertain Loading Conditions

216 
Shape Optimization of Thinwalled Structures Based on a New Shell Element and Uniform Strain Energy Density Criterion
P. Khosravi, R. Sedaghati and R. Ganesan 
217 
Representative Optimal Solutions for Shape Optimisation

XXXV  SIMULATION 
218 
Model Reduction Applied to Real Time Simulation of Mechanical Behaviour for Flexible Parts
F. Druesne, J.L. Dulong and P. Villon 
219 
RealTime Simulation Analysis of a Floating Dock Based on a Finite Element Model
Y.D. Liu, Ch.M. Sun and G. Bian 
XXXVI  DESIGN METHODS AND STUDIES 
220 
Building on IFC: EInteraction for Computer Aided Structural Design
M. Hassanien Serror, J. Inoue, Y. Adachi and Y. Fujino 
221 
A Structural Engineering Perspective on Progressive Collapse: Examination of Analysis and Modelling Methods
O.A. Mohamed 
222 
Analysis and Optimization of a Safety Line under Dynamic Loads
C. Gomez, L. Sgambi and F. Bontempi 
223 
Influence of Shear Deformation on the Optimal Design of a Column under Compression
A. Samartin, J.C. Mosquera and C. Castro 
224 
Reinforcement Design in Concrete Plates and Shells Using Optimization Techniques

225 
Optimal Design of an AutoLeg System for Washing Machines
H.S. Seo, M.H. Hong, T.H. Lee, J.W. Chang and S.M. Jeon 
XXXVII  FINITE ELEMENT STUDIES 
226 
A Finite Element Model of Orthogonal Cutting
W. Mieszczak and J. Kosmol 
227 
A Study on the Strain Rate Effect of Vehicle Guard Fences Using Numerical Collision Analysis
T. Hirai, Y. Itoh and B. Liu 
228 
Finite Element Analysis of Header Dies for Taper Upsetting

XXXVIII  CONTACT 
229 
Simulation of Orthotropic Frictional Contact with NonAssociated Sliding Rule

XXXIX  MULTIBODY DYNAMICS 
230 
Evolutionary Optimization of Strategies for the Demolition of Buildings with Explosive Charges Using Multibody Dynamics
M. Baitsch, M. Breidt, M. Ilikkan and D. Hartmann 
XL  DYNAMICS 
231 
Some Remarks on Displacement Based Dynamic Measurements
I. Kozar 
232 
FrequencyDomain Identification of Riser Dynamics Using Complex Singular Value Decomposition for ReducedOrder Spatiotemporal Modelling and Structural Control
N.I. Xiros and I.K. Chatjigeorgiou 
233 
An Identification Strategy for Highly Corrupted Measurements in NonLinear Transient Dynamics
H.M. Nguyen, O. Allix and P. Feissel 
234 
New Schemes for the Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Elastic Solids with Voids
G. Iovane and A.V. Nasedkin 
235 
A Frequency Domain Approach for Transient Dynamic Analysis over the Low and Medium Frequency Ranges: Application to Structures with Heterogeneities
L. Blanc and M. Chevreuil 
236 
Analysis of the Wind Dynamic Response of Towers and Metallic Masts
R.F. Almeida and R.C. Barros 
237 
On the Dynamic Behaviour of a Singular Geometry Concrete Belfry

XLI  VIBRATION PROBLEMS 
238 
Derivation of Diffusion Equations for HighFrequency Vibrations of Randomly Heterogeneous Structures

239 
Axisymmetric Vibration of Transversely Isotropic Annular Plates
V.K. Agarwal, S. Chakraverty and R. Jindal 
XLII  RAILWAY ENGINEERING 
240 
Physical and Finite Element Shear Load Response Modelling of Viscoelasticity Materials

241 
Microtremors from Railway Traffic
J. Bencat 
XLIII  EARTHQUAKE AND SEISMIC ENGINEERING 
242 
Generation of Ground Motion Records from the Zarand (Iran) Earthquake Based on a Stochastic Model
A. Nicknam, S. Yaghmaei and A. Yazdani 
243 
Lp Deconvolution of Seismic Data Using the Iterative ReWeighted Least Squares Method
A.A. Chanerley and N.A. Alexander 
244 
Real Earthquake Accelograms as Input for Seismic Analysis
D. Cizmar, J. Radic, D. Mestrovic and A. Nizic 
245 
Stochastic Simulation Based on FiniteFault Modelling from the 22 February 2005 (M 6.4) Zarand Earthquake in Iran
A. Nicknam, A. Yazdani and S. Yaghmaei 
246 
Considering Ground Motion Uncertainties in Stochastic Seismic Analysis of Structures
N. Impollonia, G. Ricciardi and M.P. Santisi d'Avila 
247 
PostSeismic Structural Damage Evaluation: An Integrated Probabilistic Proposal

248 
Debonding, Slipping and Crushing Effects on the Seismic Response of a Roller Compacted Concrete Dam
H.A. Thanoon, M.S. Jaafar, W.A. Thanoon, T.A. Mohammed and J. Noorzaei 
249 
Structural Optimisation for Earthquake Loading Using Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
E. Salajegheh, J. Salajegheh and S. Gholizadeh 
250 
Seismic Design of PreCast Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Additional Viscous Dampers
C. Ceccoli, T. Trombetti, S. Silvestri and G. Gasparini 
251 
Seismic Performance of SlabonGirder Bridges Using New Ductile EndDiaphragm Retrofitting Systems
M. Lotfollahi and M. Mofid 
252 
Seismic Behaviour of an Asymmetric ThreeDimensional Steel Frame with Base Isolation Devices

253 
Reinforced Concrete WideBeams vs. DeepBeams: A Comparison of their Behaviour under Seismic Loads, Employing Pushover Analysis
J. Lavado, M. Moll and R. Lopez 
254 
Seismic Behaviour of Irregular Structures

255 
Energy Dissipation and Behaviour of Building Façade Systems under Seismic Loads
R. Hareer, D. Thambiratnam and N. Perera 
256 
Seismic Response of Structures with Uncertain Parameters

257 
Robust Design of Passive MassUncertain Tuned Mass Dampers on Building Structures
A. De Stefano and E. Matta 
258 
A Case Study for Seismic Dampers Placed Between NonMomentResisting Steel Frame Structures and Lateral Resisting Concrete Cores
G. Gasparini, T. Trombetti, S. Silvestri and C. Ceccoli 
259 
The Use of a Toggle Brace System for the Amplification of Seismic Damper Motion in Building Structures
T. Trombetti, S. Silvestri, G. Gasparini and M. Bottazzi 
XLIV  COMPOSITE MATERIALS: MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
260 
Problems with the Cutting of Fibre Reinforced Composites Using Abrasive Waterjet Machining
T. Wala and J. Kosmol 
261 
The Simplified Unit Cell Method for Micromechanical Studies of Viscoelastic Properties of Unidirectional FibreReinforced Composites
M. Salehi, M.M. Aghdam and S.R. Falahatgar 
262 
A Modified ThreeDimensional Analytical Model for Stress Prediction in Short Fibre Composites
M. Pahlavanpour, A. Abedian and M. Mondali 
263 
A Modified HighOrder Theory for Sandwich Beams under Contact Loading
F. Mortazavi and M. Sadighi 
264 
A TwoLayer Beam Element with Interlayer Slip and Shear
S. Schnabl, I. Planinc, M. Saje and G. Turk 
265 
Solution of an Elastostatic Problem with Imperfect Bonding Using a Two Scale Finite Element Method
G. Mejak 
266 
Metis Element Model for Interlaminar Stresses in Composite Laminates
N.T. Duong and H. Nguyen Dang 
267 
Micromodel Based Computations for Laminated Composites

268 
Comparison of Beam Theories with Finite Element Analysis in ThreePoint Bending of Thick Composites
F. Duchaine, E.M. Baten, H. Champliaud and H.E.N. Bersee 
269 
Predicting the Macroscopic Behaviour of MetalMatrix Composites Embedding an Interphase
A. Taliercio 
270 
The Buckling of Laminates Including BendingTwisting Coupling Effects with Multiple Delaminations Using Spring Simulation
M. Kharazi, H.R. Ovesy and S.A.M. GhannadPour 
271 
Triangulation of ThreeDimensional Aggregate Particles
D. Rypl 
272 
A New Shell Element for Hybrid Vibration Control of Sandwich Structures
H. Boudaoud, E.M. Daya, S. Belouettar and M. PotierFerry 
273 
Stacking Sequence Optimization of Laminated Cylindrical Panels Using a Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks
M. Shakeri, A. Alibiglou and M. Abouhamze 
XLV  PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS 
274 
Modelling and Analysis of PVDF CopolymerCeramic Composite Thin Films
D.R. Mahapatra and R.V.N. Melnik 
275 
Analysis of the FreeEdge Effect in Piezoelectric Laminated Plates by the Scaled Boundary FiniteElement Method
J. Artel and W. Becker 
276 
Stress Analysis and Failure Theory in Piezoelectric Materials
Z.B. Kuang and Z.D. Zhou 
277 
Deflection Control of Smart Functionally Graded Beams
M.R. Eslami, A.A. Bidokhti, M. Sadighi and A. Gharib 
278 
Calculation of Eigenvalues of a Piezoelastic Beam with the Pseudospectral Method
M. Kekana 
279 
Structural Modal Parameter Estimation with Collocated Piezoelectric Patch Actuators and Sensors

280 
An ElectroMechanical Impedance Approach for Vibration Control Using Multiple Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors
C.P. Providakis, D.P.N. Kontoni and M.E. Voutetaki 
281 
Sensitivity Analysis of Laminated Beams Integrated with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators Using Layerwise Theory
A. Zabihollah, R. Ganesan and R. Sedaghati 
282 
Elasticity Solution of Laminated Cylindrical Shells with Piezoelectric Actuator and Sensor Layers
M. Shakeri, M.R. Saviz and M.H. Yas 
XLVI  ELASTOPLASTICITY, PLASTICITY AND VISCOELASTICITY 
283 
ThreeDimensional Numerical Modelling of Mechanical Joining Processes: From Joining down to Structural Analysis
P.O. Bouchard, S. Fayolle and K. Mocellin 
284 
ForceDeflection Analysis of Indented Pipes with Spring Type Supports
T.H. Hyde, R. Luo and A.A. Becker 
285 
A Damage Plasticity Bounded Rate Model for the Consistent Prediction of Ductile Failure

286 
Viscoelastic Analysis of a BernoulliNavier Beam Resting on an Elastic Medium
C. Floris and F.P. Lamacchia 
XLVII  HOMOGENISATION 
287 
Flexural Response of Heterogeneous Structures Using Computational Homogenisation
B. Mercatoris and T.J. Massart 
XLVIII  GRAPH THEORY 
288 
Improved GroupTheoretical Method for Eigenvalue Problems of Special Symmetric Structures Using Graph Theory
A. Kaveh and M. Nikbakht 
XLIX  DAMAGE, IDENTIFICATION AND DETECTION 
289 
Symptomatic and TimeFrequency Techniques for NonLinear Structural Identification
A. De Stefano, G.V. Demarie and R. Ceravolo 
290 
Multiobjective Fault Identification Using Genetic Algorithms
R. Perera, A. Ruiz and C. Manzano 
291 
An Approximate Damage Model for Concrete under Finite Deformation

292 
Material Parameter Identification for Damage Models with Cracks

293 
Damage Identification of SimplySupported Beams Using Dynamic Analysis: Experimental and Theoretical Aspects

294 
An Improved Structural Damage Detection Method Based on Modal Strain Energy
G.J. He, M. Yuan and L. Elfgren 
L  EDUCATION 
295 
MYSPEC: Educational Software for Structural Dynamics and Hysteretic Systems
A.E. Charalampakis and V.K. Koumousis 