Preliminaries |

**I** | **COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS FOR DAMAGE, ROBUSTNESS AND THE SERVICE-LIVES 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
C. Könke |

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 Short-pier 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 Short-Pier 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 |
Multi-Objective 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 FRP-Strengthened 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 Out-of-Round Pipes under Internal Pressure
Z.W. Guan |

15 |
A Three-Dimensional Hybrid Finite Element for Singular Stress Analysis in Composite Structures
D. Crépin, G. de Saxcé and M. Pyrz |

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 Pull-Out in Fibre-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete
E. Mistakidis, K. Georgiadi-Stefanidi and D. Pantousa |

20 |
Numerical Analysis of Innovative Steel Connections for a Composite Wood-Steel-Concrete 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 Three-Dimensional 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 Long-Span Rigid-Frame 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
O. Seresta, M.M. Abdalla and Z. Gürdal |

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 Nelder-Mead 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 Three-Dimensional 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. EL-HAMI |

31 |
The Domino Effect and Integrated Probabilistic Approaches for Risk Analysis
Q.B. Nguyen, A. Mébarki, F. Mercier, R. Ami Saada and M. Reimeringer |

32 |
Probabilistic Study of Dynamic Contact Inside a Piezoelectric Engine
A. Mohsine, B. Radib and A. El-Hami |

33 |
Efficient Reliability-Based Design Optimization of Structural-Acoustic Problems
A. Mohsine and A. El-Hami |

34 |
Parameter Uncertainty Effects on the Stability of Cantilever Earth Retaining Structures
B. Zeghlache, A. Mébarki, B. Tiliouine and S. Belkacemi |

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 Elasto-Dissipative 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. El-Hami |

40 |
Reliability Design of Power Modules Using Probabilistic Approaches
A. Micol, M. Karama, O. Dalverny, C. Martin and M. Mermet-Guyennet |

41 |
Integration of a Multi-Physics Model in a Reliability-Based Design Framework: Application to Power Converters
Z. Guédé, O. Pantalé and S. Caperaa |

42 |
Probabilistic Assessment of Fatigue Life Using a Stress-Based Fatigue Criterion
C. Schwob, L. Chambon, F. Ronde-Oustau 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. Mermet-Guyennet and M. Piton |

45 |
Bayesian Experimental Design for Parametric Identification of Dynamical Structures
E. Pillet, N. Bouhaddi and S. Cogan |

46 |
Reliability of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Cables
H. Dehmous, H. Welemane, M. Karama and K. Aît Tahar |

47 |
The Random Eigenvalue Problem for Stochastic Systems
S. Kadry and A. Chateauneuf |

48 |
Reliability and Optimization of a Fully Composite Stiffened Cylinder
M. Olivier-Mailhé, S. Ben Chaabane, F. Léné, G. Duvaut and S. Grihon |

49 |
Validation of Stochastic Structural Dynamics Models
B. Faverjon, P. Ladevèze and F. Louf |

**IV** | **TALL BUILDINGS: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** SESSION ORGANISED BY J.W. BULL |

50 |
Non-Planar Pierced Shear Walls with Plastic Beam-Wall Connections
R. Resatoglu, E. Emsen and O. Aksogan |

51 |
Static Analysis of Laterally Arbitrarily Loaded Non-Planar Non-Symmetrical 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
M. Maldonado and D. Le Houédec |

53 |
High-Speed Train Induced Vibrations: A Comprehensive BE Model
P. Galvín and J. Domínguez |

54 |
Numerical Investigation of the Performance of Multi-Track High-Speed Railway Bridges under Resonant Conditions Retrofitted with Fluid Viscous Dampers
M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo and P. Museros |

**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 Earthquake-Resistant 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
M. Frantová |

61 |
Compressible Strain Induced Anisotropic Rubberlike Materials
M.H.B.M. Shariff |

62 |
Different Ways of Identifying Microplane Model Parameters Using Soft Computing Methods
A. Kucerová, M. LepÂš and J. Zeman |

63 |
Numerical Analysis of Foundation Slabs
T. Krejcí, T. Koudelka, J. ÂŠejnoha and P. Kuklík |

64 |
Non-Linear Analysis of Time-Dependent 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 Open-Celled 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 Non-Associated Flow Rules
V. Magnier, E. Charkaluk, C. Bouby and G. de Saxcé |

69 |
Mechanical Nose Responses Predicted by Associated and Non-Associated Elasto-Plastic Models
S. Tsutsumi, M. Toyosada and K. Hashiguchi |

70 |
Micromechanical Multiscale Simulation of Elastic Properties of Hydrating Concrete
V. ÂŠmilauer and Z. Bittnar |

71 |
Plasticity-Based Computational Model for Masonry
J. Brozovský, A. Materna and L. Lausová |

**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 Non-Linear Vibration of Damped Sandwich Beams by the Harmonic Balance - Finite Element Method
N. Jacques, E.M. Daya and M. Potier-Ferry |

75 |
On the Dynamics of a Duffing Oscillator with an Exponential Non-Viscous Damping Model
D.J. Wagg and S. Adhikari |

76 |
Multi-objective 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
L. Abdou, R. Ami Saada, F. Meftah and A. Mébarki |

79 |
Dynamic Analysis of Age-Old Masonry Constructions
S. Degl'Innocenti, C. Padovani, A. Pagni and G. Pasquinelli |

80 |
A Simplified Model of Shear-Capacity in Confined Masonry Walls
S. Sanchez and A. Mébarki |

81 |
Model Updating of a Real Multi-Span Masonry Bridge
T. Aoki, D. Sabia and D. Rivella |

82 |
An Induced Tension Model for Masonry Structures
A. Mébarki, Q.H. Bui, R. Ami Saada, P. Delmotte and L. Abdou |

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
F.J. Pallarés, S. Ivorra and A. Agüero |

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
M. ÂŠejnoha, J. ÂŠejnoha, E. Novotná, J. Vorel and J. Sýkora |

88 |
An Improved Material Model for Quarry Masonry
J. ÂŠejnoha, M. ÂŠejnoha, J. Sýkora and J. Vorel |

**X** | **FABRIC, CABLE AND MEMBRANE STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY B.H.V. TOPPING AND P. IVÁNYI |

89 |
The Use of the Medial-Axis Construction in the Design of Cable-Membrane Structures
P. Iványi |

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 |
Pre-Stressed 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 |
Time-Dependent Non-Linear Closed-Form 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
A. Carnicero, O. Lopez-Garcia, V. Torres and J.R. Jiménez-Octavio |

97 |
On the Dynamic Response of Multi Cable-Beam 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 |
Semi-active Vibration Isolator Based on Elastomer Material Controlled by an SMA actuator
J. Heinonen, T. Kärnä, I. Vessonen, P. Klinge and T. Lindroos |

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 Valve-Less Piezoelectric Micro-Pump 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. Hosseini-Toudeshky, B. Mohammadi and M. Musivand-Arzanfudi |

103 |
A State Space Method for Free-Vibration Analysis of a Radially Polarized Laminated Piezoelectric Cylinder Filled with Fluid
J.F. Deü and W. Larbi |

104 |
A Finite Element Formulation for Modal Analysis of Piezoelectric Composite Conical Shells Filled with a Compressible Fluid
W. Larbi and J.F. Deü |

105 |
A Three Dimensional Semi-Analytical 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 Least-Squares 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 Cold-Formed 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 Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed 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 Beam-To-Column 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 Saddle-Like Connection for Steel Structures
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi |

116 |
Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a New Type of Orthotropic Plates
M. Iványi Jr., R. Bancila and M. Iványi |

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 Beam-Column Bolted Connections with Shell Elements
S. Taufik and R.Y. Xiao |

119 |
Three-Dimensional 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
G. Sánchez and P. Martí |

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 I-beams 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
P.P. Procházka and A.E. Yiakoumi |

131 |
Three-Dimensional Non-Linear Modelling Aspects of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Banded-Joist 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
J. Kruis and P. ÂŠtemberk |

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 T-Stub Joints under Monotonic Loading
M. Brescia, G. De Matteis, A. Formisano and F.M. Mazzolani |

**XV** | **BRIDGE ENGINEERING** |

138 |
A Pultruded GFRP Bridge Deck-to-Girder 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 Time-Dependent Effects
A. El-Safty |

141 |
Static Behaviour of a Five-Span Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge
Y.Y. Wang, S.M. Zhang, X.L. Wang and T. Zhang |

142 |
Moving Force Identification for Two-Span Continuous Bridges Using an Eigenvalue Reduction Technique
C.W. Rowley, E.J. OBrien and A. González |

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 Non-Linear Spectral Model for Analysing Offshore Structures, Part I: Development of Drag Force Terms and System Receptances
M. Hartnett |

148 |
The Development of a Novel Non-Linear 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. Lefeuve-Mesgouez, A. Mesgouez, H. Bolvin and A. Chambarel |

**XIX** | **STRUCTURAL JOINTS AND CONNECTIONS** |

150 |
Calculation and Design of Integrated High Performance Composite Pin-Joints
M. Ruzicka, T. MareÂš, K. BlahouÂš, V. KulíÂšek and M. Sirový |

151 |
Finite Element Simulation of Semi-Sontinuous 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 Beam-to-Column 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 Steady-State 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. Magnucka-Blandzi |

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 Curve-Sided 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 Non-linear 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 Time-Harmonic 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 |
Discrete-Continuum 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 Three-Dimensional 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 Quasi-Newton Method for Structural Optimisation
K. Davey |

**XXVI** | **MESHLESS METHODS** |

177 |
An Equilibrium Model in the Element Free Galerkin Method
B.Q. Tinh and H. Nguyen-Dang |

178 |
Extension of the Fixed Grid Finite Element Method to Three-Dimensional 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. Hosseini-Toudeshky and M. Musivand-Arzanfudi |

**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 Load-Bearing Capacity of Structures Using Fuzzy Random Processes
B. Möller, W. Graf, A. Hoffmann and J.-U. Sickert |

184 |
A One-Dimensional Transformation Method for Reliability Analysis
S. Kadry, A. Chateauneuf and K. El-Tawil |

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
V. Krivý, L. Václavek, P. Marek and J. Valihrach |

**XXIX** | **ADAPTIVITY AND ERRORS** |

188 |
Strict Bounds for Computed Stress Intensity Factors
J. Panetier, P. Ladevèze and F. Louf |

**XXX** | **BUCKLING AND POST-BUCKLING BEHAVIOUR** |

189 |
Analytical Evaluation for Local and Overall Buckling Behaviour of H-Section 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 Post-Buckling Behaviour of FRP Composite Thin-Walled 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. Tin-Loi |

**XXXI** | **STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS** |

195 |
Beam Element for Creep Analysis for a Large Displacement Regime
D. Lanc, G. Turkalj and J. Brnic |

196 |
Non-Orthogonal Solutions for Thin-Walled Members: Generalized Expressions for Stresses
R.E. Erkmen and M. Mohareb |

197 |
Transient Elastodynamic Analysis of Plane Structures Using Coons-Patch Macroelements and Modal Superposition
C.G. Provatidis |

**XXXII** | **RE-ANALYSIS** |

198 |
A Method for the Dynamic Re-Analysis of Nonlinear Systems
P. Cacciola, F. Giacobbe and G. Muscolino |

**XXXIII** | **OPTIMIZATION** |

199 |
A New Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Method for Optimal Design of Space Trusses with Elastic-Plastic Collapse Constraints
A. Csébfalvi and G. Csébfalvi |

200 |
Robust Design of Frames under Uncertain Loads by Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms
D. Greiner, J.M. Emperador, B. Galván and G. Winter |

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 |
Bias-Specified 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 Non-linearity 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
G.I.N. Rozvany, T. Lewinski, J. Lógó and V. Pomezanski |

210 |
Topology Optimization Using Probabilistic Compliance Constraints
J. Lógó, S. Kaliszky and M. Ghaemi |

211 |
Numerical Methods to Avoid Topological Singularities
V. Pomezanski |

212 |
A New Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Topology Optimisation in Structural Mechanics Using a Level-Set Method
H. Andrä, S. Amstutz, I. Matei and E. Teichmann |

213 |
Mixed Finite-Element 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
J. Lógó, M. Ghaemi and A. Vásárhelyi |

216 |
Shape Optimization of Thin-walled 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
S.I. Valdez, S. Botello and A. Hernández |

**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 |
Real-Time 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: E-Interaction 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
A. Tomás and P. Martí |

225 |
Optimal Design of an Auto-Leg 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
M. Ceran, M.I. Gökler, H. Darendeliler |

**XXXVIII** | **CONTACT** |

229 |
Simulation of Orthotropic Frictional Contact with Non-Associated Sliding Rule
G. de Saxcé, Z.Q. Feng, M. Hjiaj and Z. Mróz |

**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 |
Frequency-Domain Identification of Riser Dynamics Using Complex Singular Value Decomposition for Reduced-Order Spatiotemporal Modelling and Structural Control
N.I. Xiros and I.K. Chatjigeorgiou |

233 |
An Identification Strategy for Highly Corrupted Measurements in Non-Linear 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
S. Ivorra, F.J. Pallarés and M.L. Romero |

**XLI** | **VIBRATION PROBLEMS** |

238 |
Derivation of Diffusion Equations for High-Frequency Vibrations of Randomly Heterogeneous Structures
É. Savin |

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
R. Cajka and P. Manásek |

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 Re-Weighted 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 Finite-Fault 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 |
Post-Seismic Structural Damage Evaluation: An Integrated Probabilistic Proposal
A. Mébarki |

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 Pre-Cast Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Additional Viscous Dampers
C. Ceccoli, T. Trombetti, S. Silvestri and G. Gasparini |

251 |
Seismic Performance of Slab-on-Girder Bridges Using New Ductile End-Diaphragm Retrofitting Systems
M. Lotfollahi and M. Mofid |

252 |
Seismic Behaviour of an Asymmetric Three-Dimensional Steel Frame with Base Isolation Devices
R.C. Barros and M.B. César |

253 |
Reinforced Concrete Wide-Beams vs. Deep-Beams: A Comparison of their Behaviour under Seismic Loads, Employing Pushover Analysis
J. Lavado, M. Moll and R. Lopez |

254 |
Seismic Behaviour of Irregular Structures
T. Branci, B. Tiliouine and A. Mébarki |

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
P. ÂŠtemberk and J. Kruis |

257 |
Robust Design of Passive Mass-Uncertain Tuned Mass Dampers on Building Structures
A. De Stefano and E. Matta |

258 |
A Case Study for Seismic Dampers Placed Between Non-Moment-Resisting 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 Fibre-Reinforced Composites
M. Salehi, M.M. Aghdam and S.R. Falahatgar |

262 |
A Modified Three-Dimensional Analytical Model for Stress Prediction in Short Fibre Composites
M. Pahlavanpour, A. Abedian and M. Mondali |

263 |
A Modified High-Order Theory for Sandwich Beams under Contact Loading
F. Mortazavi and M. Sadighi |

264 |
A Two-Layer 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
D. Violeau, P. Ladevèze and G. Lubineau |

268 |
Comparison of Beam Theories with Finite Element Analysis in Three-Point Bending of Thick Composites
F. Duchaine, E.M. Baten, H. Champliaud and H.E.N. Bersee |

269 |
Predicting the Macroscopic Behaviour of Metal-Matrix Composites Embedding an Interphase
A. Taliercio |

270 |
The Buckling of Laminates Including Bending-Twisting Coupling Effects with Multiple Delaminations Using Spring Simulation
M. Kharazi, H.R. Ovesy and S.A.M. GhannadPour |

271 |
Triangulation of Three-Dimensional 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. Potier-Ferry |

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 Copolymer-Ceramic Composite Thin Films
D.R. Mahapatra and R.V.N. Melnik |

275 |
Analysis of the Free-Edge Effect in Piezoelectric Laminated Plates by the Scaled Boundary Finite-Element 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
J. Dennerlein, U. Gabbert, H. Köppe, S. Nunninger and M. Bechtold |

280 |
An Electro-Mechanical 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** | **ELASTO-PLASTICITY, PLASTICITY AND VISCO-ELASTICITY** |

283 |
Three-Dimensional Numerical Modelling of Mechanical Joining Processes: From Joining down to Structural Analysis
P.O. Bouchard, S. Fayolle and K. Mocellin |

284 |
Force-Deflection 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
G. Court, O. Allix and M. Mahé |

286 |
Viscoelastic Analysis of a Bernoulli-Navier 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 Group-Theoretical Method for Eigenvalue Problems of Special Symmetric Structures Using Graph Theory
A. Kaveh and M. Nikbakht |

**XLIX** | **DAMAGE, IDENTIFICATION AND DETECTION** |

289 |
Symptomatic and Time-Frequency Techniques for Non-Linear 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
S. Khajehpour, G.D. Morandin and R.G. Sauvé |

292 |
Material Parameter Identification for Damage Models with Cracks
A. Kucerová, D. Brancherie and A. Ibrahimbegovic |

293 |
Damage Identification of Simply-Supported Beams Using Dynamic Analysis: Experimental and Theoretical Aspects
F. Garcés, P. Garciia, C. Genatios, A. Mébarki and M. Lafuente |

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 |