Preliminaries 
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF COMPOSITE AND ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY C.M. MOTA SOARES 
1 
The Finite Spectral method for Composite Structures
A.Y.T. Leung 
2 
Development of Latticed Towers Using Advanced Composite Materials
A. Ochonski, D.J. Polyzois and I.G. Raftoyiannis 
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Simulation of FluidStructure Interaction Phenomena of a Composite Rocket Nozzle
J.F.P. Pitot de la Beaujardiere, E.V. Morozov and G. Bright 
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Damping Optimisation of Sandwich Composite Structures

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A Layerwise Mixed LeastSquares Finite Element Model for Static Analysis of Multilayered Composite Plates
F. Moleiro, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares and J.N. Reddy 
6 
Optimisation of Composite Adaptive Response with Experimental Validation
N.L. Mulcahy, G. Prusty and C.P. Gardiner 
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Buckling of Ageing Elastic and Viscoelastic BeamColumns of Composite Material
B.F. Oliveira and G.J. Creus 
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Adaptive Methods for Analysis of Composite Beams and Plates with Radial Basis Functions
A.M.A. Neves, A.R.H. Heryudono, T.A. Driscoll, A.J.M. Ferreira and C.M.M. Soares 
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Analysis of Laminated Plates with Third Order Plate Theory and with the Natural Neighbour Radial Point Interpolation Method
L.M.J.S. Dinis, R.M. Natal Jorge and J. Belinha 
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Effect of the Failure Criterion on the Minimum Weight of Laminated Composites
R.H. Lopez, M.A. Luersen and E.S. Cursi 
11 
ActivePassive Damping Treatment for Elastoacoustic Problems

12 
Environmental Effects on the Mechanical Properties of a Graphite Plate as Related to Applications in a Fuel Cell
B. Kim, Y.H. Lee, Y.M. Kim, H.S. Lee, S.M. Yang and S.H. Ahn 
13 
Evaluation of the Buckling Critical Load of Bars Subjected to their SelfWeight
A.M. Wahrhaftig, R.M.L.R.F. Brasil and M.A.S. Machado 
14 
CostWeight Trades for Stiffened Composite Panels Under Compression
P. Apostolopoulos and C. Kassapoglou 
15 
An Improved NumericalExperimental Method for Damage Location in Structures

MULTISCALE NUMERICAL MODELING OF ENGINEERING STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY J.Q. YE AND Y. SHENG 
16 
ThreeDimensional Coupled Discrete Element  Finite Element Model: Parameter Identification and Coupling with Shells
J. Rousseau, E. Frangin, P. Marin, L. Daudeville and S. Potapov 
17 
Distinct Element Modelling of Masonry Wall Panels with Openings
V. Sarhosis, S.W. Garrity and Y. Sheng 
18 
A Numerical Study of the Elastic Behaviors of CarbonEpoxy Lamina under UniAxial Compression Using the Discrete Element Method
D.M. Yang, Y.Q. Tan, J.Q. Ye and Y. Sheng 
NUMERICAL DESIGN OF PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY N. GEBBEKEN 
19 
Architectural Concepts to Reduce the Effects of Explosions

20 
Ballistic Resistance of DoubleLayered Metal Plates

21 
Numerical Safety Assessment of a Transport and Storage Cask for Radioactive Materials without Impact Limiters by the 0.3m Drop Test onto an Unyielding Target

22 
Simulation of the Crushing of Wood Filled Impact Limiters for Packages of Radioactive Material
M. Neumann and F. Wille 
MODELLING OF COMPOSITE BEAMS SESSION ORGANISED BY J. MURIN 
23 
A Geometric Nonlinear Sandwich Composite Bar Finite Element with Transversal and Longitudinal Variation of Material Properties

24 
An Effective Multiphysical Functionally Graded Material BeamLink Finite Element with Transversal Symmetric and Longitudinal Continuous Variation of Material Properties

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Stability of a Composite BeamColumn with Transversal and Longitudinal Variation of Material Properties

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Analytical Calculation of Composite Beams According to Second Order Theory
M. Aminbaghai and R. Binder 
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The Shear Deformation Effect in the FlexuralTorsional Vibration of Composite Beams Using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and J.A. Dourakopoulos 
MECHANICS OF COMPOSITES, FUNCTIONALLY GRADED AND PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS SESSION ORGANISED BY T. KANT 
28 
Axisymmetric Bending of Thick Functionally Graded Circular Plates Using FourthOrder Shear Deformation Theory
S. Sahraee and A.R. Saidi 
29 
On NonLinear Vibration of Laminated Composite Piezoelectric Plates
M. Tanveer and A.V. Singh 
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A ShearDeformation Theory for Composite and Sandwich Plates Using Improved Zigzag Kinematics
A. Tessler, M. Di Sciuva and M. Gherlone 
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Electromechanical Response of Piezoelectric, Functionally Graded and Layered Composite Cylinders
T. Kant and P. Desai 
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Thermal Buckling Analysis of Thick Functionally Graded Circular Plates Using Unconstrained ThirdOrder Shear Deformation Plate Theory
A.R. Saidi and S. Sahraee 
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Material Forces for Simulation of Brittle Crack Propagation in Functionally Graded Materials
R. Mahnken 
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Finite Element Analysis of Crack Initiation in PZT Transducers
J. Novak 
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Modeling with Uncertainty and Robust Control of Smart Beams
A. Moutsopoulou, A. Pouliezos and G.E. Stavroulakis 
36 
Mesh Generation for Cavity Damage Identification in Piezoelectrics

SPECTRAL AND WAVE ELEMENT METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL RESPONSE PREDICTION AND DAMAGE DETECTION SESSION ORGANISED BY J.R. ARRUDA 
37 
Models of Space Energetics of Coupled Plates for High Frequency Vibrations
V.S. Pereira and J.M.C. Dos Santos 
38 
Vibration and Wave Propagation Approaches Applied to Assess Damage Influence on the Behavior of EulerBernoulli Beams: Part I Direct Problem
K.M. Fernandes, L.T. Stutz, R.A. Tenenbaum and A.J. Silva Neto 
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Vibration and Wave Propagation Approaches Applied to Assess Damage Influence on the Behavior of EulerBernoulli Beams: Part II Inverse Problem
K.M. Fernandes, L.T. Stutz, R.A. Tenenbaum and A.J. Silva Neto 
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Modelling Wave Propagation in Laminated Composite Structures

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Building Spectral Elements from Finite Element Models of Waveguide Slices
J.R.F. Arruda and R.F. Nascimento 
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Dynamic Stiffness Matrix of an Axisymmetric Shell and Distributed Loads
M.A. Khadimallah, J.B. Casimir, M. Chafra and H. Smaoui 
43 
Spectral Element Modeling for the Dynamics of Flexible Rotor Systems
J. Lee and U. Lee 
44 
Wave Finite Element Method for Modelling of Constrained Layer Damping Treatment in Laminated Plates
E. Manconi and B.R. Mace 
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A Wave Based Prediction Technique for the Dynamic Response Analysis of Plates with Random Point Mass Distributions
K. Vergote, B. Van Genechten, B. Pluymers, D. Vandepitte and W. Desmet 
46 
On the Forced Response of MultiLayered Systems Using the Modified Wave Finite Element Method
J.M. Mencik 
EVOLUTIONARY AND NONDETERMINISTIC METHODS IN STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION SESSION ORGANISED BY M. DOMASZEWSKI 
47 
Evolutionary Computation Based Optimum Design for NonLinear Elastic Steel Frames

48 
Optimum Design of Unbraced Steel Frames to the LRFDAISC Code Using Particle Swarm Optimization
E. Dogan and M.P. Saka 
49 
An Evolutionary Approach for the Topology Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms

50 
A Harmony Search Algorithm for Optimum Topology Design of Single Layer Lamella Domes
S. Carbas and M.P. Saka 
51 
Optimization of Truss and Grillage Structures by a NonDeterministic Method
D. Chamoret, K. Qiu, N. Labed and M. Domaszewski 
STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMAL DESIGN SESSION ORGANISED BY K. MARTI AND G.I. SCHUËLLER 
52 
Approximative Solutions of Stochastic Control Problems by Means of Convex Approximation
K. Marti 
53 
Optimal Design of Trusses Considering Uncertainty: A Comparison of Two Approaches
S. Zier 
54 
Fuzzy Probabilistic Models in Structural Reliability

55 
Sensitivity Analysis of Computer Models of Structures with Green's Functions
F. Hartmann and T. Kunow 
56 
Optimal Control of Robots in the Case of Random Initial Conditions
M. Schacher 
57 
Efficient Strategies for Solving ReliabilityBased Optimization Problems

SOFT COMPUTING AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SESSION ORGANISED BY Y. TSOMPANAKIS AND N. LAGAROS 
58 
Seismic Safety Assessment of the Tower of the S. Maria Maggiore Cathedral in Guardiagrele, Italy
G. Camata, L. Cifelli, E. Spacone, J. Conte, M. Loi and P. Torrese 
59 
Assessment of Design Recommendations for Torsionally Unbalanced Structures Using Structural Optimization
N. Bakas, N.D. Lagaros and M. Papadrakakis 
60 
Optimum Design of Arch Dams Including Hydrodynamic Effects for Earthquake Loading Using the Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation Method
J. Salajegheh, E. Salajegheh, S.M. Seyedpoor and S. Gholizadeh 
61 
MultiObjective Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
St. Tsivouraki, N.D. Lagaros and M. Papadrakakis 
62 
Artificial Intelligence Techniques in the Simulation of Viscoplasticity of Polymeric Composites
M.S. AlHaik, M.Y. Hussaini and C.S. Rogan 
DIFFERENTIAL QUADRATURE, GENERALIZED METHODS AND RELATED DISCRETE ELEMENT ANALYSIS METHODS SESSION ORGANISED BY C.N. CHEN 
63 
Plastic Collapse Analysis of Arch Structures by Using the Differential Quadrature Element Method with a Global Secant RelaxationBased Accelerated Iteration Procedure
C.N. Chen 
64 
Timoshenko Beam Structures Resting on a TwoParameter Elastic Foundation Solved by the Differential Quadrature Element Method
C.N. Chen 
65 
Time Domain Analysis of Dam Reservoir Foundation Interaction Using the Differential Quadrature and Finite Difference Methods
M.R. Koohkan, R. Attarnejad and S. Aliamiri 
APPLICATION OF FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL AND CONCRETE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY E.S. MISTAKIDIS 
66 
Numerical Simulation of Bending Response of Reinforced Concrete and FibreReinforced Concrete Beams
K.A. GeorgiadiStefanidi, E.S. Mistakidis and P.C. Perdikaris 
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Flange and WebTriggered LocalDistortional Mode Interaction in ColdFormed Steel Lipped Channel Beams: Finite Element Analysis
P.B. Dinis and D. Camotim 
68 
A Rotating Magnetic Field for Detection of Cracks in Metal Welded Joints and Quality Control

69 
Buckling Behaviour of ThinWalled Cold Formed Steel Platforms Subjected to Bending
K.A. Tzaros and E.S. Mistakidis 
70 
A Crack Model with Delayed Embedded Discontinuities for the Numerical Prediction of Crack Widths in Concrete Structures
Y. Theiner and G. Hofstetter 
71 
The Application of an Exact Finite Strip for Calculation of Initial Postbuckling Stiffness of Channel Section Struts
H.R. Ovesy and S.A.M. Ghannadpour 
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION IN ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATIONS SESSION ORGANISED BY M. MATOS NEVES AND J.F. AGUILAR MADEIRA 
72 
TimeSpace Topology Optimization
J.S. Jensen 
73 
Plate Eigenfrequency Optimization with Genetic Algorithms and Random Keys
J.F. Aguilar Madeira, H.L. Pina and H.C. Rodrigues 
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Attenuation of the Flow Induced Vibration of a Plate by Topology Optimization of the Properties of the Supports
F.J.P. Lau and A.A. Gomes 
75 
Transient Topology Optimization of TwoDimensional Elastic Wave Propagation
R. Matzen, J.S. Jensen and O. Sigmund 
76 
Detection of an Inclusion in a Membrane Using a Genetic Algorithm
D. Rabinovich, D. Givoli and S. Vigdergauz 
77 
Design of New Materials for Passive Vibration Control

78 
Optimization of H_infinity Controller with Preview for Semiactive Magnetorheological Suspension Systems
R.S. Prabakar, S. Narayanan and C. Sujatha 
79 
On the Optimal Block Length of a Frequency Domain Adaptive Algorithm for an Active Noise Control System Using a Simultaneous Equations Method
K. Fujii, Y. Iwamatsu, T. Ujino and M. Muneyasu 
80 
Optimal Acoustic Design of Floors Subjected to Impact Forces
A. Neves e Sousa 
81 
Simulation of Sound Propagation between Two Closed Spaces Using the Method of Fundamental Solutions
L.M.C. Godinho, F.G. Branco and P. Amado Mendes 
82 
An Adaptive Method for State Estimation of a Sound Environment System with Unknown Structure and Fuzzy Observation
H. Masuike and A. Ikuta 
83 
Sound Power Radiated from Rectangular Plates with Unconstrained Damping Layers
J.P. Arenas and K.H. Hornig 
84 
Modelling Wave Propagation Problems in Acoustics and Vibrations Using the Boundary Element Method
P. Santos 
85 
Modeling of the Human Cochlea using the Finite Element Method
T. Koike, T. Yamamoto, S. Murakami and K. Homma 
86 
A Robust Component Mode Synthesis Method for Stochastic Vibroacoustic Problem
Q.H. Tran, M. Ouisse and N. Bouhaddi 
87 
Modeling a Class of Mechanical ComplementarySlackness Systems
Q. Feng and R.Y. Shen 
88 
A Cancellation Method of Background Noise for a Sound Environment System with Unknown Structural Characteristics
A. Ikuta and H. Masuike 
89 
Comparison Between Local Wall Impedance and More Refined Poroelastic Models in Vibroacoustics

90 
Finite Element Analysis of Surface Acoustic Waves in High Aspect Ratio Electrodes

91 
Ultrasound Propagation in Asphalt
I. Chilibon and S. Velizar 
92 
Multiscale Characterisation of Urban Acoustic Diffusion Processes
P. Woloszyn 
93 
Micropolar Continuum Modelling of a Lattice Structure: Theory and Experiment
A. Salehian and D.J. Inman 
94 
Free Vibration Analysis of Open Conical and Spherical Shells Supported on Parts of the Edges
S. Kandasamy and A.V. Singh 
95 
On Computational Issues for Free Vibration Response Using the Constant Hysteretic Damping Model
M.M. Neves and N. Maia 
96 
The Timoshenko Beam: StateoftheArt
M.P. Coleman 
97 
Vibration Amplitude Maps Obtained by NonContact Measurement Techniques: A Survey
D.N. Borza and I. Nistea 
98 
A Design Method for a Cluster Control System Using a Cluster Vector Strategy
N. Tanaka 
99 
Analysis and Optimization of Acoustic Transmission Loss of Double Glazing Windows on a Maglev Transrapid Vehicle
W.K. Jiang, Q.G. Liu and Q. Wan 
100 
Modal Identification and Vibration Analyses for Noise Reduction in the CUORE Cryogenic Experiment
R. Ardito, C. Brofferio, C. Gargiulo and S. Morganti 
101 
Monitoring Pumping Systems Using Vibration Signal Analysis
S. Alhashmi 
102 
Dynamic Properties of a Tooling Structure: Hydraulic Clamping versus Standard Screw Clamping in a Lathe Application

103 
The Wake Influence on the Vibration Behaviour of a Ship Structure
L. Moraru, I. Bosoanca and R. Pirvulescu 
104 
Thermal Vibrational Convection and Applications
V.A. Demin, I.A. Babushkin and A.F. Glukhov 
PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES AND OPTIMISATION FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS SESSION ORGANISED BY A. ELHAMI AND M. KARAMA 
105 
Topology Optimization Based on the LevelSet Method for Passive Damping of Structures
S. Bouzidi, M.L. Bouazizi, M. Guedri and N. Bouhaddi 
106 
Towards Efficient Reliability Methods with Applications to Industrial Problems

107 
Reliability Based Design Optimisation of Laminated Composite Plates
R.H. Lopez, J.E. Rojas, E.S. Cursi and A. ElHami 
108 
A Hybrid Method for Reliability and Redundancy Allocation in a Complex System
W. Elalem, A. El Hami, R. Ellaia and M. Souissi 
109 
Probabilistic Analysis of Buckling Loads of Bridges
K. Ikeda 
110 
Structural Optimization Using a Stochastic Method
W. Elalem, A. El Hami and R. Ellaia 
111 
AccelerationBased Optimum Design of Offshore Platforms Subjected to Ice Loading
G. Li, X. Liu and G.D. Cheng 
112 
Convergence Control of Structural Optimization and Reliability Analysis Algorithms Based on Chaos Theory
D.X. Yang and G.D. Cheng 
DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION SESSION ORGANISED BY C.A. PAPADOPOULOS 
113 
A Coherence Analysis Based Approach for Locating Nonlinear Components in MultiDegree of Freedom Systems
Z.Q. Lang and Z.K. Peng 
114 
Damage Identification Using Uniform Random Load Surface Spectral Strain Energy
W.L. Bayissa and N. Haritos 
115 
Damping Associated with Porosity in Porous Rectangular Plates
K.M. Stamatopoulos, I.T. Chondrou and S.D. Panteliou 
116 
Inverse Problem Sensitivity to System Uncertainties for Damage Detection in Piezoelectrics

117 
Damage Analysis of Metallic OpenLattice Cellular Cores Under Static and Dynamic Loading
G.N. Labeas, M.M. Sunaric and V.P. Ptochos 
118 
Fault Diagnosis of Journal Bearings Based on Artificial Neural Networks and Measurements of Bearing Performance Characteristics
K.M. Saridakis, P.G. Nikolakopoulos, C.A. Papadopoulos and A.J. Dentsoras 
119 
Applying External Excitation to a Rotor for Wear Identification of the NonLinear FluidFilm Bearings
P.G. Nikolakopoulos, A.C. Chasalevris and C.A. Papadopoulos 
120 
Wear Identification in RotorBearing Systems by Volumetric and Bearing Performance Characteristics Measurements
K.P. Gertzos, P.G. Nikolakopoulos, A.C. Chasalevris and C.A. Papadopoulos 
121 
Cracked and Unbalanced Rotating Shaft Behaviour During Start Up: Analyzing the Response by Conventional Fourier Transform and Wavelets

122 
Crack Identification Using External Excitation and Coupled Response of a Continuously Modeled Rotor with Internal Damping, Mounted on Nonlinear Fluid Film Bearings
A.C. Chasalevris and C.A. Papadopoulos 
123 
NonLinear Vibration Technique for Crack Detection in Beam Structures Using Frequency Mixing
K. Zacharias, E. Douka, L.J. Hadjileontiadis and A. Trochidis 
124 
Crack Identification in Vibrating Beams and Fracture Mechanics Applications
T.G. Chondros 
COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR EARTHQUAKE AND STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS SESSION ORGANISED BY S.H. LO 
125 
Open Issues in Retaining WallSoilStructure Dynamic Interaction
G. Papazafeiropoulos, Y. Tsompanakis and P.N. Psarropoulos 
126 
GENQKE: A Computer Program for Generating Artificial Earthquake Accelerograms and Elastic Response Spectra
H.H. Tsang and N.T.K. Lam 
127 
Computational Tools for Analysis of Responses to Transient Loading
N.T.K. Lam and H.H. Tsang 
128 
Finite Element Modelling of a New Earthquake Protection Method Involving SoilStructure Interaction
S.H. Lo, X. Xu, H.H. Tsang and M.N. Sheikh 
129 
Yield Curvature for the Design of Normal and High Strength Circular Reinforced Concrete Columns
M.N. Sheikh, H.H. Tsang and T.J. McCarthy 
130 
Implementation of a LowCost Structural Dynamics Investigative System
N. Haritos 
NONLINEAR DYNAMICS SESSION ORGANISED BY M. AMABILI 
131 
Nonlinear Vibrations of Plates with FluidStructure Interaction
M. Amabili and S. Carra 
132 
The Dynamic Analysis of Beams Subjected to Large Amplitude Transverse Vibrations
F.Q. Melo, R. Valente and R.C. Barros 
133 
Nonlinear Stability of Shells Conveying Fluid Flow

FINITE ELEMENT METHODS 
134 
A New Triangular Flat Shell Element with Drilling Rotations
L. Damkilde 
135 
The WaveletBased Theory of Spatial Naturally Curved and Twisted Linear Beams
E. Zupan, D. Zupan and M. Saje 
FINITE ELEMENTS: PLASTICITY 
136 
Strict Bounds for Quantities of Interest for Plasticity Problems

FINITE ELEMENTS: MODELLING AND DESIGN 
137 
A Study of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Typical Indian Railway Track System
K. Ganesh Babu and C. Sujatha 
138 
Strength Shaping of Dished Heads of Pressure Cylindrical Vessels
L. Wittenbeck and K. Magnucki 
139 
Inelastic Buckling of Geometrically Imperfect Tubes under External Hydrostatic Pressure
A.P.F. Little, C.T.F. Ross, D. Short and G.X. Brown 
140 
Numerical and Experimental Study into Behaviour of Cylinders Under Edge Shear Force and External Pressure
J. Blachut and O.R. Jaiswal 
141 
Plastic General Instability of RingStiffened Conical Shells under External Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A.P.F. Little and G. Andriosopoulos 
142 
Structural Behaviour of Expanded Metal Sheets

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Collapse of CarbonGlass Composite Tubes under Uniform External Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A.P.F. Little, Y. Haidar and A. Al Waheeb 
BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS 
144 
Prediction of Low Frequency Sound Transmission by a Vibrating Single Structure
P. Santos and D. Mateus 
145 
Nonlinear Elastic Nonuniform Torsion of Bars of Arbitrary Cross Section Using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.J. Tsipiras 
146 
Elastoplastic Boundary Element Method Formulation for Plates with Geometrical NonLinearity
L. Waidemam, W.S. Venturini and H.B. Coda 
147 
A Boundary Element  Differential Equation Method Coupling for PlateBeam Interaction

PLATE PROBLEMS 
148 
ElastoPlastic PostBuckling Strength of Uniformly Compressed Plates
M. Rosmanit 
149 
A Refined FiveNode Transition Plate Bending Element Based on Kirchhoff Plate Theory
H. Gedikli and H. Sofuoglu 
150 
On the Spurious Mechanisms of an EightNode Mindlin Plate Finite Element Model
J.E. Abdalla Filho, I.M. Belo and R.D. Machado 
DAMAGE AND IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS 
151 
An Approach to Automated Modal Parameter Identification for Structural Health Monitoring Applications
C. Rainieri, G. Fabbrocino and E. Cosenza 
152 
Finite Element Analysis of Periodic Structures and their Application for Structural Health Monitoring
W.J. Zhou and M.N. Ichchou 
153 
Anisotropic and Unilateral Damage: Application to Concrete

154 
Inference Models for Structural Systems Integrity Monitoring: Neural Networks and Bayesian Enhancements
S. Arangio 
155 
A Method for the Deterministic and Stochastic Time Domain Identification of Structures
P. Cacciola, N. Maugeri and G. Muscolino 
156 
Modal Material Identification Method Using a Dissipative Finite Element Model

157 
An Anisotropic Damage Model for Concrete in Coupled Problems

158 
Structural Analysis of Corroded Pipelines Containing Complex Defects
R.D. Machado, J.E. Abdalla F. and H.Y. Shang 
SHAKEDOWN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
159 
Optimal Shakedown Design of Frames Under Stability Conditions
J. Atkociunas and A. Venskus 
160 
A Static Shakedown Theorem for Materials with TemperatureDependent Elastic Modulus

161 
Reliability Based Limit Analysis and Shakedown of Framed Structures with Limited Residual Strain Energy Capacity

ANALYSIS OF TRUSSES, FRAMES AND SPACE STRUCTURES 
162 
Displacement and Force Control in PinJointed Assemblies
A.S.K. Kwan 
163 
Planar Truss Structures with MultiSymmetry
A. Kaveh and L. Shahryari 
164 
A New Approach for the Analysis of Bending Elements with Variable Thickness
R. Attarnejad and S. Aliamiri 
165 
Coupling Dynamic Buckling Analysis of Framed Structures Using a Spline Finite Element
H. Yang and A.Y.T. Leung 
166 
Interrelation of Group Products and Graph Products in Configuration Processing of Symmetric Structures
A. Kaveh and M. Nikbakht 
167 
The Nonlinear Analysis of Frames with SemiRigid Connections and Shear Deformations

168 
An Enhanced Positional Finite Element Formulation for Geometrical NonLinear Analysis of ThreeDimensional Laminate Frames
H.B. Coda 
169 
Estimation of Critical Flutter Load of a Cracked Shaft Simultaneously Subjected to a Follower Force with an Axial Force
I. Takahashi 
STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION 
170 
Response Surface Based Structural Optimization with SingleCut Strategy for Fuzzy Limit Problems
C.J. Shih and H.W. Lee 
171 
Optimisation of the Computational Dimensioning Process with Consideration of Manufacturing Aspects
K. Thielemann 
SHAPE AND TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION 
172 
Shape and Size Optimisation of Concrete Shells Respecting the Original Design Form

173 
Numerical Design Optimisation for the Karoo Array Telescope
N.J.D. Joubert and G. Venter 
174 
Topology Optimization of Trusses Modeled Similar to Trusslike Structures
V. Pomezanski 
175 
ThreeDimensional Structural Shape Optimisation Incorporating Surface Point Mapping
G. Baylor and D. Kelliher 
176 
Topology Optimization Using the Optimality Criterion Method
M.A. Hendel and K.Z. Truman 
177 
Optimization of Contact Problems Using a Topology Derivative Method
A. Myslinski 
RELIABILITY DESIGN 
178 
Road Tankers Load Distribution Design and Rollover Stability Simulation
A.S. Papadogiannis, P. Michaelides, G. Michalos and T.G. Chondros 
179 
Probabilistic Parametric Analysis of the Thermal Conducting LTCC Substrate for an LED Lamp
S.C. Lin, R.F. Huang, C.C. Lin and Y.T. Lin 
RELIABILITY ANALYSIS AND MODELLING 
180 
Stochastic Finite Element Stability Analysis of Shells with NonGaussian Material and Thickness Properties
G. Stefanou, V. Papadopoulos and M. Papadrakakis 
181 
Solving the Dynamic Reliability Equations of the Theory of Stimulated Dynamics

182 
A TimeVariant Reliability Approach for Ageing Marine Structures with NonLinear Behaviour
J.Y. Cognard, M. Mejri and M. Cazuguel 
PROBABILISTIC ENGINEERING PROBLEMS 
183 
Numerical Structural Monitoring for Textile Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Structures
F. Steinigen, W. Graf, M. Kaliske and J.U. Sickert 
DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION 
184 
Computational Modelling of the Static and Dynamic Behaviour of Wind Turbine Tower Structures
A. da S. Sirqueira, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, J.G.S. da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima and S.A.L. de Andrade 
185 
Model Reduction in Finite Element Analysis for a Fluid Filled Pipe Using an Orthogonal Vector Set
R.J. Alkhoury, M.H. Chikhalsouk, R.B. Bhat and K.D.P. Nigam 
186 
Dynamic Analysis of the High Speed Steel Bars Cutting Structure

187 
Estimation of the Dynamic Validity Range of Linearised Structural Mechanical Models

188 
Validation of Simulation Approaches for CatenaryPantograph Dynamics
J.R. JimenezOctavio, M. Such, A. Carnicero and O. LopezGarcia 
189 
Estimation of an Active Boring Bar's Control Path Frequency Response Functions by Means of its ThreeDimensional Model with Coulomb Friction

190 
Analytical Solutions for Vibrating Fractal Rods
M.T. Alonso Rasgado and K. Davey 
191 
The Fractal Generalized Finite Difference Method in Elastodynamics
G.M. Cocchi and P. Tiriaca 
PASSIVE DAMPING SYSTEMS 
192 
RheologicalDynamical Theory of Vibrations of MultiDegreeofFreedom Structures: Design of Viscoelastoplastic Dampers

193 
Optimization of the Location and Damping Constants of Viscous Dampers
R. Lewandowski 
194 
A New Bidirectional Rolling Tuned Mass Damper for the Wind Control of Tall Buildings
E. Matta 
SEISMIC ENGINEERING 
195 
Contribution to Reliability Assessment of Concrete Dams under Dynamic Effects
R.C. Silva and L.J. Pedroso 
196 
Seismic Analysis of Plane Frame Structures
D. Mestrovic and L. Miculinic 
197 
Automated Baseline Correction, Fling and Displacement Estimates from the ChiChi Earthquake using the Wavelet Transform
A.A. Chanerley and N. Alexander 
198 
Optimization of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Buildings
I.A. Naziris, N.D. Lagaros and M. Papadrakakis 
199 
Fragility Based Critical Assessment of Design Codes
Ch.Ch. Mitropoulou, N.D. Lagaros and M. Papadrakakis 
200 
Dynamic Analysis of Cylindrical Roof Shells for Earthquake Resistant Design
S. Ostovari Dailamani and J.G.A. Croll 
201 
Minimizing the Uncertainties of SeismologicalGeotechnical Source Parameters using a Genetic Algorithm Approach
A. Nicknam, R. Abbasnia, M. Bozorgnasab, Y. Eslamian, A. Nicknam 
202 
High Performance Computing Applied to the Seismic Finite Element Analysis of an Historic Structure: The Temple of Athena in Paestum
G. Zaccone and L. Stendardo 
203 
Estimating the Seismological Source Parameters of the 2006 Silakhor Earthquake, Iran, Using a Genetic Algorithm
A. Nicknam, R. Abbasnia, Y. Eslamian, M. Bozorgnasab and A. Nicknam 
204 
RoofGarden Tuned Mass Dampers for Seismic Mitigation: The Translational and the Pendulum Alternatives
E. Matta and A. De Stefano 
205 
The Dynamic Response of Seismic Intensity Indicators
C.S. Belsham 
WAVE PROPAGATION PROBLEMS 
206 
A New Consistent Mass Matrix for Timoshenko's Flexural Model
J.E. Laier and C.C. Noronha 
207 
Dynamics of Shells Under Shock Loading: An Asymptotic Approach
L.Yu. Kossovich and I.V. Kirillova 
CONTACTIMPACT PROBLEMS 
208 
Simulation of a Foreign Object Damage Test on a Silicon Nitride Specimen
R. Dotoli, D. Lisi, D. Bardaro and O. Manni 
209 
Modelling of Glass Fibre Composites Subjected to Low Velocity Impact
J. Fan, Z.W. Guan and W.J. Cantwell 
210 
Equilibrium Configurations of Heavy Elastica Beams Under Unilateral Contact Constraints
M. AbdelJaber, S. AlSadder, A. Shatnawi and M. Mahdi 
211 
Simulation of Contact Among Rigid Surfaces by Using Short Range Force Fields
A. Contento, A. Di Egidio and A. Tatone 
STEEL STRUCTURES 
212 
Restraining Progressive Collapse of Pallet Rack Structures
A.L.Y. Ng, R.G. Beale and M.H.R. Godley 
213 
Performance Assessment of Steel Structures Subject to Fire Action
C. Crosti and F. Bontempi 
214 
On Welded Rail and Temperature Stressing for the Taiwan High Speed Railway
Y.C. Shiau, L.T. Lu, C.M. Huang and T.T. Yao 
215 
Effect of Support Stiffeners on Columns Strengthened by Plates in Rigid Connections
M. Foroughi and M.A. Barkhordari 
216 
A Finite Element Model for ThreeDimensional Steel BeamtoColumn Joints

217 
Stress State and Displacements of Cold Formed Thin Walled Channel Beams
P. Paczos, P. Zawodny and K. Magnucki 
218 
Sensitivity Analysis of Stability Problems with Steel Plane Frames

219 
Buckling Behaviour of Steel Columns Subjected to Fire
T. Hozjan, I. Planinc, M. Saje and S. Srpcic 
220 
Analytical Evaluation of Local Buckling Behaviour in Square Steel Tube Members
T. Ohtsuka and S. Motoyui 
REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES: DESIGN 
221 
A Study on the Application of Expansion Anchor Reinforcement in Construction Engineering
Y.C. Shiau, C.S. Huang and P.L. Yen 
222 
StressStrain Material Diagrams for Profiled Steel Sheeting Reinforcement for InSitu Cast Concrete Slabs
E. Chaparanganda 
223 
The StressStrain Material Deformation Model Based Calculation Method for Normal Composite CrossSections
E. Chaparanganda 
224 
A Hybrid Approach for the NonLinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Cross Sections

225 
TwoLayer PreStressed Beams Consisting of Normal and High Strength Steel Fibred Concrete
I. Iskhakov and Y. Ribakov 
REINFORCED CONCRETE: ANALYSIS 
226 
Modelling of Concrete Fracture and Damage Due to High Temperatures
J. Cervenka, L. Jendele and J. Surovec 
227 
The Influence of Elevated Temperatures on Tunnel Linings
P.P. Prochazka and S. Peskova 
228 
NonLinear Bond Modelling for Reinforced Concrete
M.F.E. Eltayeb and C.T. Morley 
FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE 
229 
Computational Verification of Experimental Research on Fibre Reinforced Concrete

230 
Computational Research on Fibre Reinforced Concrete
J. Ciganek and A. Materna 
SHELL STRUCTURES 
231 
An Application of Probabilistic Methods for Estimation of Optimal Factors of Building Structures Found by Empirical Methods
M.A. Danieli (Danielashvili) 
232 
A Study of the Effect of ThreeDimensional Imperfections on the Nonlinear Behaviour of Hyperboloid Reinforced Concrete Cooling Towers
A. Mutoh 
233 
Buckling Analysis of Shells of Revolution Under Bending Loads
P. Jasion and K. Magnucki 
234 
Safety of StormStressed Thin Reinforced Concrete Shells in Power Industries

MASONRY STRUCTURES 
235 
Analysis of Homogenized Structural Models with Input Uncertainities
A. Materna, L. Kalocova, L. Lausova and J. Brozovsky 
236 
Seismic Behaviour of an Unreinforced Masonry Building with Various Floor Systems
M.E. Stavroulaki and Ch.K. Amanatidou 
237 
Static Analysis of Masonry Structures Based on Chen Criteria

238 
Modelling the Seismic Behaviour of a Historical Masonry Building with Internal Wooden Structure
A.J. Morais and J.V. Lemos 
239 
Masonry Bridge Finite Element Modelling Based on Digital Photogrammetry and Ground Penetrating Radar Tests
I. Lubowiecka, J. Armesto, F.I. Rial and P. Arias 
240 
Stability of DoubleHinged Nonlinear Masonry Members under Combined Load
I. Mura 
CRACK PROPAGATION: MODELLING 
241 
Numerical Modelling of Crack Growth in Concrete Gravity Dams Based on the Discrete Crack Method
A.R. Lohrasbi and R. Attarnejad 
242 
An Efficient Computational Algorithm to Evaluate Fatigue Crack Growth under Variable Amplitude Loading from StrainLife Data
J.T.P. Castro, M.A. Meggiolaro and A.C.O. Miranda 
243 
Practical Aspects Concerning the Numerical Implementation of the Fatigue Growth of Curved Cracks
M.A. Meggiolaro, A.C.O. Miranda, L.F. Martha and J.T.P. Castro 
244 
A Novel Implementation Strategy for Cohesive Crack Propagation

245 
A Heterogeneous Cohesive Crack Model for Quasibrittle Materials Considering Spatially Varying Random Fracture Properties
Z.J. Yang and X.F. Xu 
TIMBER STRUCTURES 
246 
Lateral Buckling of Timber Arches
U. Rodman, I. Planinc, M. Saje and D. Zupan 
247 
Collapse Analysis of Timber Structures

248 
Sensitivity Analysis of the Behaviour of Wood Joints Made with DoubleSided Punched Metal Plate Fasteners
T. Zhu and Z.W. Guan 
249 
Seismic Behaviour of Lightweight Structures
D. Mestrovic, V. Rajcic, D. Cizmar, M. Stepinac and L. Miculinic 
MICROSTRUCTURES: ANALYSIS AND MODELLING 
250 
Simulation of Fragile Structures Using the Mechanics of Continuous Damage

251 
Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Modelling of Compression of Pure Aluminum
Z.Y. Jiang, H.J. Li, J.T. Han, D.B. Wei, H.C. Pi and A.K. Tieu 
252 
On the Dynamics of Multifield Structured Continua
M. Bruggi, C. Cinquini and P. Venini 
253 
Numerical Solutions for some Axisymmetric Elastic Micropolar Orthotropic Bodies
A. Taliercio, D. Veber and A. Mola 
POLYETHYLENE MATERIALS 
254 
RingStiffness Evaluation and Optimization of StructuredWall Polyethylene Pipes
F. Fuerle, J. Sienz, M. Innocente, J.F.T. Pittman, V. Samaras and S. Thomas 
255 
Creep Properties of Medium Density Polyethylene and High Performance Polyethylene
Z.W. Guan and J.C. Boot 
CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING 
256 
A New Efficient Explicit Numerical Integration of Constitutive Equations: Application to Sheet Metal Forming Simulations

MATERIALS MODELLING 
257 
Macro Modeling and Homogenization for Identification of Material Parameters to Simulate Phase Transformations
R. Mahnken, A. Schneidt and T. Andretter 
258 
On the Correlation of Theory and Experiment for Transversely Isotropic Nonlinear Incompressible Solids
M.H.B.M. Shariff, B.A. Mahad and A.A. Zainal 
MATERIALS MODELLING: CONCRETE 
259 
Micromechanical Modelling and Optimisation on Cement Paste Performance

260 
Two Scale Modelling of Internally Cured Concrete by Means of Porous Media Mechanics
D. Gawin, M. Wyrzykowski and F. Pesavento 
261 
Numerical Simulation of Textile Reinforced Concrete Using a MicroplaneType Model with Initial Anisotropy
A. Scholzen, R. Chudoba and J. Hegger 
262 
A Comparison of Computational Strategies for TwoDimensional Analysis of Concrete Specimens

263 
Modelling the Effect of Chloride Binding on Chloride Diffusion in Concrete Structures
A.H. AlGadhib, I.A. Mahmoud, M.A. Shazali and M.H. Baluch 
264 
Confluence of Chloride Diffusivity Influence Functions in Unsaturated Concrete
M.A. Shazali, A.H. AlGadhib, M.K. Rahman and M.H. Baluch 
SPACE STRUCTURES 
265 
Numerical Investigation of a New Aluminium Alloy Reticular Space Structure
A. Formisano and F.M. Mazzolani 
266 
Generating Geometric Configurations of Varax Domes Using Formian
U.A. Girhammar and D.H. Pan 
267 
Feasibility Study of a Large Span Tensegrity Spline Arch Supported Membrane
S. Adriaenssens 
CABLENET, CABLE AND TENSION STRUCTURES 
268 
Limit Analysis of Inflatable Beams
J.C. Thomas, M. Chevreuil and C. Wielgosz 
269 
Bimodal Planar Galloping of Suspended Cables in 1:1 Internal Resonance
D. Zulli, A. Luongo and G. Piccardo 
270 
Simplified Numerical Experiments on the Effect of Hysteretic Damping of CrossTies on Cable Oscillations
P.G. Papadopoulos, A. Diamantopoulos, P. Lazaridis, H. Xenidis, C. Karayannis and S. Kyrgidis 
271 
Form Finding and Structural Optimization of Tension Structures Using MultiObjective Genetic Algorithms
S.P. Triantafillou and V.K. Koumousis 
272 
Parameters to be Considered in the Analysis and Design of Cable Nets
H.A. ZienElDin, F.A. Fathelbab, E.A. Elkordy and E.E. Hendy 
273 
The Series Iterative Method for Planar Rectangular Prestressed Cable Nets
R.J. Shang, Z.Q. Wu and J.L. Liu 
274 
PostElastic Analysis of Prestressed Cable Trusses
S. Kmet and M. Tomko 
OFFSHORE STRUCTURES 
275 
Offshore wind turbines: Basis of Structural Design
K. Gkoumas, F. Petrini, S. Manenti and F. Bontempi 
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING 
276 
Validation Study of Failure Prediction in Crash Analysis

277 
Development of a GranularMediumBased Energy Management System for Automotive Bumper Applications
F.M. Mwangi and K. Kanny 
PAVEMENT ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
278 
Dynamic Analysis of a Damaged Flexible Pavement Using the Falling Weight Deflectometer Technique
A. El Ayadi, B. Picoux and C. Petit 
FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING 
279 
Safety Performance Evaluation of Steel Structures Subject to Fire Action Using NonLinear Analysis
C. Crosti and F. Bontempi 
280 
Risk Analysis and Modelling Techniques for Structural Fire Safety
K. Gkoumas, C. Crosti and F. Bontempi 
BRIDGE ENGINEERING 
281 
Determination of Bridge Natural Frequencies Using a Moving Vehicle Instrumented with Accelerometers and a Geographical Positioning System

282 
The Behaviour of a Long Span Suspension Bridge under the Action of Low Frequency Earthquakes
L. Bahbouh, H. Yamada, H. Katsuchi and E. Sasaki 
283 
Dynamic Response of a MultiSpan Continuous Bridge with a Damper Settled on a Bridge Abutment
T. Mazda, H. Miyamoto and Y. Taniguchi 
284 
The Old Steel Bridge: Dynamic Analysis Utilization for Estimating the Bridge Structure Ultimative Capacity

285 
Improved Modal Pushover Analysis of MultiSpan Continuous Bridges
H.G. Kwak and D.K. Shin 
286 
Finite Element Analysis of a Composite SteelConcrete Bridge
T. Chaisomphob, J. Sanguanmanasak and E. Yamaguchi 
BUILDING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
287 
On the Modern Use of the Bòvedas Tabicadas
S. Benfratello, A. Caffarelli, L. Palizzolo, F. Giambanco and R. Urso 
288 
Normal Flow Algorithm Method for Modal Adaptive Pushover Analysis of Buildings
R. Tabatabaei, H. Saffari and M.J. Fadaee 
289 
Application of the DigitalImageCorrelation Technique to Measure the Deformation of a Seismic Retrofitted Column for a TwoStorey Building
S.H. Tung, M.H. Shih and Y.S. Yang 
290 
NonPlanar Coupled Shear Walls with Stiffening Beams

291 
Modeling for Progressive Collapse Mitigation Using Nonlinear Static Analysis Procedures
O.A. Mohamed and M.S. Keshawarz 
MODELLING RETROFITTED AND REPAIRED STRUCTURES 
292 
Finite Element Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
C.A. Issa and G.A. Saad 
293 
Computational Analysis for Cable Supported Structures

294 
A Computational Stiffness Approach for Environmentally Damaged and CableStrengthened Metal Structures
K.A. Liolios and A.A. Liolios 
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 
295 
Optimal Design of Composite Lateral Wing Upper Covers Based on NonLinear Buckling Analysis

296 
Optimization of MultiFunctional Sandwich Panels Using Genetic Algorithms
X.H. Tan and A.K. Soh 
297 
Numerical Simulations of UltraLightweight SteelConcreteSteel Sandwich Composite Panels Subjected to Impact
S.C. Lee, K.M.A. Sohel and J.Y.R. Liew 
298 
A Global Bolted Joint Model for Finite Element Simulations of Largescale Composite Structures
P.J. Gray and C.T. McCarthy 
299 
Analysis of TwoLayer Elastic Beams Considering Interlayer Slip and Uplift
A. Kroflic, I. Planinc, M. Saje and B. Cas 
300 
Buckling by General Instability of Cylindrical Components of Deep Sea Submersibles
C.T.F. Ross, K.O. Okoto and A.P.F. Little 
301 
Vibration of an Axisymmetric Laminated Cylinder
P.P. Prochazka, A.E. Yiakoumi and S. Peskova 
302 
The Effect of Shear Connectors on the Behaviour of Steel Concrete Composite Beams
Y.A. Daou and O.M. Baalbaki 
303 
Numerical Modelling of Shear Connections for Composite Slabs

304 
Vibration Analysis of Long Span Joist Floors Submitted to Dynamic Loads from Human Activities
J.G.S. da Silva, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, S.A.L. de Andrade, L.R.O. de Lima and R.R. de Almeida 
COMPOSITES: DAMAGE MODELLING 
305 
A ThreeDimensional Damage Model for Composites with Nonlinear Shear Behaviour
C.T. McCarthy and R. O'Higgins 
306 
A Stochastic Approach to the Damage Resistance Analysis of Stiffened Composite Panels
C. Sellitto, A. Riccio and D. Tescione 
307 
A Novel Directional Damage Model for Composites
J.L. Curiel Sosa 
COMPOSITE MATERIALS 
308 
The OutOfPlane Natural Frequencies of Curved Composite Beams Including the Effect of the Rotary Inertia and Shear Deformation
B. Ayhan and F. Kadioglu 
309 
Critical Buckling of Delaminated Composite Plates Using Exact Stiffness Analysis
M. Damghani, C.A. Featherston and D. Kennedy 
310 
A Random Unit Cell Finite Element Model for the Elastic Modulus of Concrete Composites with Interfacial Transition Zone

311 
Development of a Statistically Equivalent Representative Volume Element for a Fibre Reinforced Composite
T. Vaughan, C. McCarthy and C. Soutis 
312 
The Effect of Matrix Nonlinearity on the Properties of Unidirectional Composite Materials for MultiScale Analysis
A. Keane, C.T. McCarthy and N.P. O'Dowd 
313 
Modelling Brittle Failure of Glass Fibre Composites Subjected to Static Loading
J. Fan, Z.W. Guan and W.J. Cantwell 
314 
Optimal Design of Laminated Plates with Central Circular Holes
M. Walker and M. Ndebele 
315 
A Numerical Model for the Bending Fatigue Behaviour of Composite Materials

316 
Finite Element Modelling of Phenolic Resin Impregnated Aramid Paper Adopted in Foldcore Sandwich Cores
S. Kilchert, A.F. Johnson and H. Voggenreiter 
317 
Compressional Stability Behaviour of Composite Plates with Multiple ThroughtheWidth Delaminations by Using First Order Shear Deformation Theory
H.R. Ovesy and M. Kharazi 
318 
A Genetic Algorithm Based Blending Scheme for Design of Multiple Composite Laminates

319 
Simulation of ThreeDimensional Interlock Composite Preforming
E. De Luycker, P. Boisse, F. Morestin and D. Marsal 
320 
Response of Circular GLARE FiberMetal Laminates under Lateral Indentation
G.J. Tsamasphyros and G.S. Bikakis 
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