Preliminaries 
1  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 

1.1 
Nonlinear Structure Reduction by Group Theory
A.Y.T. Leung, C.K. Wong and J.K.W. Chan 
1 
1.2 
Cycle Bases of Graphs for Sparse Flexibility Matrices
A. Kaveh and G.R. Roosta 
7 
2  FINITE DIFFERENCE METHODS 

2.1 
A Different Approach to Boundary Modelling for Neumann Condition on a Curved Boundary at Arbitrary Irregular Grids
M. Arad, G. BenDor and A. Yakhot 
13 
2.2 
Torsion of Cracked Rings
A.Y.T. Leung, J.D. Hu and J.K.W. Chan 
21 
3  ANALYSIS OF SKELETAL STRUCTURES 

3.1 
Damage Assessment of Beam Structures
C. Bolcan, M.R. Gecit and N. Akkas 
27 
3.2 
Distortion in Mechanics of ElasticPlastic Frames
J. Atkociunas, A. Norkus and L. Rimkus 
37 
3.3 
Stability Analysis of ThreeDimensional Gabled Frames
Y.C. Wang and C. Wei 
43 
3.4 
Continuum Modelling of Beamlike Lattice Trusses
B. Burgardt and P. Cartraud 
51 
4  ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PLATE AND SHELL STRUCTURES 

4.1 
Full Range Response of Circular Steel Plates Subjected to Combined Transverse Pressure and Edge Compression
G.J. Turvey and H. Drinali 
61 
4.2 
A New Finite Strip Method with HellingerReissner Principle for Plate Bending
G.F. Sun and J. Liu 
69 
5  GEOMETRIC NON LINEAR PROBLEMS 

5.1 
On the Geometric Stiffness Matrix in Corotational Space Frame Elements
T. Sokol 
77 
5.2 
Characteristics of Cable Deformation on CableStayed and Suspension Bridges
Y.C. Leu and Y.C. Wang 
91 
5.3 
Geometrically Exact Analysis of Initially Curved Rods
P.M. Pimenta 
99 
5.4 
NonLinear Dynamic Analysis on the Snapthrough of 2DFrames
J.L. Meek and Q. Xue 
109 
6  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 

6.1 
The Application of the SemiContinuum Method of Analysis to Determine Distribution Coefficients for Longitudinal Bending Moments in Simply Supported Bridge Decks under the Action of Traffic Loads to EC1
M.J. Ryall 
115 
7  ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES 

7.1 
Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Plate Structures by Finite Strip Method
D.D. Milasinovic, R.J. Folic and D.I. Kovacevic 
121 
7.2 
Influence of Earthquake Characteristics to Nonlinear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Structures
A. Elenas, A. Liolios and L. Vasiliadis 
133 
7.3 
Increasing of Numerical Efficiency in Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beam Elements
M. Sekulovic, D. Milasinovic and D. Kovacevic 
139 
7.4 
A Study of Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures by Direct Integration Method
E. Vasseva 
151 
8  ANALYSIS OF STEEL STRUCTURES 

8.1 
Analysis of Steel Frames with SemiRigid ColumnBase Connections
J. Balogh and M. Ivanyi 
159 
8.2 
Computational Analysis of LargeAmplitude Settlement and Shell Ovalization of Oil Tanks
M.A. Haroun, Y. Wang and M. Martinez 
165 
8.3 
Numerical Modelling of ColumnBase Connections
L. Dunai, S. Adany, F. Wald and Z. Sokol 
171 
8.4 
The Analysis and the 3D Finite Element Simulation of Steel Bolted EndPlate Connections
B.N. Nemati and D. Le Houedec 
179 
9  MATERIAL MODELLING 

9.1 
A StepbyStep Computation Method to Account for TimeDependent Effects in Building Structures
B. Jurkiewiez, J.F. Destrebecq and A. Vergne 
189 
10  STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY 

10.1 
Application of Fuzzy Sets in Structural Reliability
J. Niczyj 
199 
10.2 
Reliability as a Measure of Active Control Effectiveness
P. Venini and C. Mariani 
205 
11  DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES 

11.1 
A Study on the Crack Detection using Eigenfrequency Test Data
Y.S. Lee and M.J. Chung 
211 
11.2 
A Vibration and Stress Analysis of Stiffened Box Structures
Y.S. Lee, J.D. Han, Y.H. Han and J. Suh 
225 
11.3 
A Simplified Method for Modal Analysis of Bridges
M. Kallo 
233 
11.4 
Dynamics of Rods: Numerical Formulation
A.D. Campos and F.A. Rochinha 
239 
11.5 
Finite Element Modelling of Static, Transient  Dynamic, Elastic, Inelastic Analysis
K. Natarajan, N. Rajagopalan, A. Rajaraman and R. Radhakrishnan 
247 
11.6 
Spectral Analysis of an Offshore Tower
M. Hartnett 
253 
11.7 
Numerical Evaluation of Hydrodynamic Loadings on Fixed Offshore Structures
M. Hartnett and T. Mullarkey 
263 
12  SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURES 

12.1 
Seismic Response Amplification of Submerged Secondary Systems in BaseIsolated Structures
T.M. Shin and K.J. Kim 
269 
13  THE USE OF FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR PRACTICE 

13.1 
Finite Element Models for the Analysis of Steel and Concrete in Construction
M. Guo and C.K. Jolly 
283 
13.2 
Finite Element Analysis of a Rotating ShaftDisk System
N. Lobontiu 
295 
13.3 
Effect of Subgrade Cavities on the Failure of RC Slabs
A.A. Khatlan, M.A. Baig and N.A. AlShayea 
301 
14  ANALYSIS OF CABLE STRUCTURES 

14.1 
Nonlinear Dynamic Stability Analysis of Cable Structures
Q.L. Zhang and U. Peil 
307 