Preliminaries 
1  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 

1.1 
Topological Transformations Applied to Structural Mechanics
A. Kaveh 
1 
1.2 
The Analysis of Large NonUniform Spatial Shear Wall Systems by a Discrete Force Method
D. Johnson and A. Nadjai 
11 
1.3 
A Comparative Study of the Combinatorial and Algebraic Force Methods
A. Kaveh and A. Mokhtarzadeh 
21 
1.4 
The Analysis and Design of Framed Structures using Unimodal Components
M.B. Fuchs 
31 
1.5 
Conditioning of Structural Stiffness Matrices
A. Kaveh and I. Ghaderi 
39 
2  ANALYSIS OF BEAMCOLUMN STRUCTURES 

2.1 
The Method of Segment Length for Direct Instability Analysis of R/C Columns
S.E.E. ElMetwally 
47 
3  FINITE ELEMENT MESH GENERATION 

3.1 
A Review of Mesh Generation Methods
C.J.M. Hewett and J.W. Bull 
55 
3.2 
Three Dimensional Adaptive Surface ReMeshing for Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis
A.I. Khan and B.H.V. Topping 
63 
4  FINITE ELEMENTS: FORMULATION AND SOLUTION 

4.1 
On the Implementation of a Mixed Finite Element Formulation based on Digital Interpolation
L.M. Santos Castro and J.A. Teixeira de Freitas 
71 
4.2 
A Discrete Error Estimators for Finite Element Analysis
R. Targowski, G. Guerlement and D. Lamblin 
81 
4.3 
Finite Element Analysis of Air Flow in Grain Bins
Y. Feng and Y. Hua 
91 
4.4 
Alternative Approach for Hybrid Stress Elements with Incompatible Displacements
Y.F. Dong and J.A. Teixeira de Freitas 
99 
4.5 
Stress Analysis of Stiffened Shells with Integrally Stiffened Semiloof Shell Finite Elements
G. Caveney 
107 
4.6 
Hierarchical 2D Equilibrium Finite Elements based on Chebyshev Interpolation Functions
J.A. Teixeira de Freitas 
115 
4.7 
Fourth Order RungeKutta Method in 1D for High Gradient Problems
R. Cortell 
121 
5  THIN WALLED STRUCTURES 

5.1 
A Cubic Eulerian Formulation for Elastic Warping Structures
B.A. Izzuddin and D. Lloyd Smith 
125 
5.2 
Shear Lag Revisited: The Use of Single Fourier Series for Determining the Effective Breadth in Plated Structures
N. Tahan, M.N. Pavlovic and M.D. Kotsovos 
133 
5.3 
A Computer Program for Calculating Longitudinal and Shear Strains in Open ThinWalled Concrete Structures
S.A. ElHammasi 
143 
6  ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PLATES 

6.1 
Diametrally Stiffened Circular Plates  An Elastic Large Deflection Analysis
G.J. Turvey and M. Salehi 
151 
6.2 
Elastic Response of Moderately Thick Sector Plates
M. Salehi and A.G. Shahidi 
159 
6.3 
Optimal Design of Plates for Shear Buckling
R. Levy and V. Sokolinsky 
171 
6.4 
Nonlinear First Yield Analysis of Circular Plates Subjected to Combined Uniform Pressure and Edge Compression
G.J. Turvey and H. Drinali 
181 
7  NONLINEAR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 

7.1 
Discussion of Four General Approaches to Path Following in Nonlinear Statics
T. Bulenda 
185 
7.2 
Behaviour of Simply Supported Deep Beams Designed using NonEleastic Stress Fields
P. Bhatt and A. Bensalem 
191 
8  STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS 

8.1 
Sensitivity Analysis of Structures: A Review
D. Novák, B. Teplý and N. Shiraishi 
201 
8.2 
Optimisation of Yield Line Patterns
A. Jennings, A. Thavalingam, J.J. McKeown and D. Sloan 
209 
8.3 
A TwoStage Design Optimization of Shell Structures
B. Stok and A. Mihelic 
215 
9  EIGENVALUE AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS 

9.1 
Dynamic Response of Large Complex Segmentally Periodic Structures by the Symplectic Matrix Method
M. Zhou and F.W. Williams 
219 
9.2 
A Fast Iterative Algorithm for Eigenvalue Determination
R.P. West and M.N. Pavlovic 
229 
9.3 
Free Vibrations of Timoshenko Beams with Variable Cross Sections: A Lagrangian Approach
N.M. Auciello 
237 
9.4 
GroupTheory Considerations of FiniteDifference Plate Eigenvalue Problems
A. Zingoni, M.N. Pavlovic, D. Lloyd Smith and G.M. Zlokovic 
243 
9.5 
A Discrete Element Model for Beams Carrying a Moving Mass
M. Mofid and J.E. Akin 
257 
10  SUBSTRUCTURING 

10.1 
Application of Substructuring in Space Trusses using Pyramidal Structural Units
A.I. ElSheikh and A.S.K. Kwan 
263 
10.2 
Substructuring and Parallel Analysis of Thin WalledBox Girders
A. Faftis and A.Y. Rong 
279 
11  MATERIALS MODELLING 

11.1 
Analysis of Crack Propagation Path in TwoDimensional Bodies using the Finite Element Method
A.A. Aaghaakouchak and J.V. Amiri 
285 
11.2 
Failure Prediction of Inhomogeneous Orthotropic Material
P.P. Papados 
291 