Preliminaries |

**RAILWAY RESEARCH: VEHICLE TRACK DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS** ORGANISED BY Z. DIMITROVOVÁ, J. POMBO AND P. TEIXEIRA |

1 |
Modelling the Impact of Substructure Solutions in the Reduction of Vibration Levels and Maintenance Needs of Railway Tracks
P.A. Ferreira and A. López-Pita |

2 |
Numerical Evaluation of Roadbed Performance subject to the Operation of Korean High-Speed Trains
T. Koh and M. Sagong |

3 |
Stationary Approach for the Modelling of the Ballast Track Behaviour subject to Cyclic Loading
S. Costa D'Aguiar and P. Sicsic |

4 |
Stiffness Transitions of Railway Tracks on Soft Soils
M.J.M.M. Steenbergen |

5 |
Improving Track Transitions of High-Speed Lines
R. Sañudo Ortega, V.L. Markine and L. Dell'Olio |

6 |
An Enhanced Moving Window Method: Applications to High-Speed Tracks
Z. Dimitrovová and A.F.S. Rodrigues |

7 |
Prediction of Environmental Vibrations Induced by Railway Traffic using a Three-Dimensional Dynamic Finite Element Analysis
G. Kouroussis, L. Van Parys, C. Conti and O. Verlinden |

8 |
Prediction Models for Building Structure Response arising from Railway Traffic
J. Bencat, O. Kubovcík and D. Papán |

9 |
Noise from High Speed Trains: Harmonization of National and European Legislation
A. Bracciali, P. Firpo, S. Leth, L. Michelet and M. Sacchi |

10 |
An Efficient Implementation for the Dynamic Pantograph-Catenary Interaction considering a Set of Transition Spans
N. Cuartero, E. Arias, F. Cuartero, T. Rojo and J. Benet |

11 |
Environmental and Track Perturbations on Multiple Pantograph Interactions with Catenaries in High-Speed Trains
J. Pombo and J. Ambrósio |

12 |
Improving Engineer Efficiency in the Design of Railway Electrical Systems by using a High Performance Computing Platform
E. Arias, T. Rojo, D. Cazorla and F. Cuartero |

13 |
Vibrations of a Beam on a Pasternak Foundation subject to an Inertial Moving Load
P. Koziol |

14 |
Stochastic Modelling of Track Irregularities
G. Perrin, D. Duhamel, C. Soize and C. Funfschilling |

15 |
Simulation of the Impact of Mechanical Property Variability on Railway Behaviour subject to Static Loading
V. Alves Fernandes, S. Costa d'Aguiar and F. Lopez-Caballero |

16 |
Non-Destructive Tests for Railway Infrastructure Stiffness Evaluation
S. Fontul, E. Fortunato and F. De Chiara |

17 |
Improving the Performance of a Turnout by Optimising its Vertical Stiffness Properties
V.L. Markine, C. Wan and I. Shevtsov |

18 |
Rail Straightness Control in Service
A. Bracciali, F. Piccioli and L. Di Benedetto |

19 |
Development of an Analytical Model to study Railway Track Dynamics for the calculation of Vibration Levels arising from the Passage of Rail Vehicles
J. Otero Yugat, J. Martínez Miralles, M.A. de los Santos López and S. Cardona i Foix |

20 |
Surface Damage and Fracture of Subway Rails
H.P. Rossmanith and E. Fischmeister |

21 |
Modelling of Rail Rolling Contact Fatigue
C. Funfschilling, M.L. Nguyen-Tajan, S. Dieudonne, C. Rivron and P.E. Laurens |

22 |
Rail Damage and Impact Phenomena at Dissimilar Welded Rail Joints
T. Weisz and H.P. Rossmanith |

23 |
The Influence of Worn Wheels on Railway Vehicle Dynamics and on their Interaction with the Track
J. Pombo and N. Kuka |

24 |
Interaction of High Speed Train and Railway Structure including Post-Derailment
M. Tanabe, H. Wakui, M. Sogabe, N. Matsumoto and Y. Tanabe |

25 |
The Train Dynamics of Wheel Rail Contact and Longitudinal Lateral Interaction between Vehicles
L. Cantone, D. Negretti and V. Vullo |

26 |
A Standard Procedure for Complex Bogie Modeling and Analysis: The Specific Case of the LDE2100-1668 Locomotive Design
A. Girotti, E. Salvati, F. Vivio and V. Vullo |

27 |
On the Steady State Interaction between an Asymmetric Wheelset and Track
T. Mazilu and M. Dumitriu |

28 |
Vibrations in Signalling Equipment: Limitations and Improvements of Current Standards
A. Bracciali, F. Piccioli and L. Di Benedetto |

29 |
Comparison of the Linear and Nonlinear Analyses of the Stabilization of the Hunting Motion of Railway Vehicles
D. Baldovin and S. Baldovin |

**SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY BUILDING TECHNOLOGY** ORGANISED BY J.T. KIM |

30 |
A Sustainability Appraisal Framework for the Design of Steel-Framed Buildings
A.H. Oti and W. Tizani |

31 |
Identifying Consumer Response to a Newly Developed Social Mix Building Technique for Healthy Communities
Y.S. Lee, K.M. Kim, J.Y. Lee, Y.W. Park and C.H. Ahn |

32 |
Reconstruction in Urban Residential Areas and the Measurement of a Right to Sunshine
K.H. Moon, J.S. Do, C.S. Kim and Y.S. Kim |

33 |
Identifying the Effect of an Alternative Environment to Improve the Care of the Elderly in Korea
Y.S. Lee, J.H. Hwang, Y.J. Lim, C.H. Ahn and H.S. Lee |

34 |
An Analytical Investigation of the Deflection of Composite Beams with Storey Height Reduction Capability
G.T. Lim, W.K. Hong, S.C. Park and S.Y. Jeong |

35 |
Window Design and Lighting Control for Low Carbon Buildings
H. Kim, H.J. Kong, J.D. Choi, J.T. Kim and G.Y. Yun |

36 |
Analysis of the Carbon Dioxide Emission used in the Transportation of Precast Concrete Members
C.Y. Lim, S.H. Lee, G.J. Lee and S.K. Kim |

37 |
Bond Strength of Deformed Bars in Polymer-Modified Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
M.S. Kim, Y.H. Lee, D.J. Kim and H. Kim |

38 |
A Comparison of the Luminous Environment in a Modern House and a Traditional House in Korea
E. Lim and J.T. Kim |

39 |
Daylight and Energy Performance of a Light Pipe System in an Underground Carpark
J.Y. Shin, G.Y. Yun and J.T. Kim |

40 |
A Comparative Analysis of the Luminous Environment of School Classrooms with Different Orientations
Y.J. Kim and J.T. Kim |

41 |
Validation of a Sky Luminance Measurement System using the CIE Quality Control Test
H.J. Kong and J.T. Kim |

42 |
A Study of Path Models for Analyzing Energy Saving Effects in Residential Areas of Apartments
S.H. Cho, N.N. Kang and T.K. Lee |

**STEEL AND CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES, J.G.S. DA SILVA AND P.C.G. DA S. VELLASCO |

43 |
On the Postbuckling Analysis of Thin-Walled Frames
N.L. Rizzi and V. Varano |

44 |
Fatigue Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Highway Bridges subjected to the Dynamic Action of Vehicles
F.N. Leitão, J.G. Santos da Silva, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.R.O. de Lima |

45 |
Optimum Design of Steel Frames considering Semi-Rigid Beam-Column Connections
J.P. Freitas, G.A.S. Falcón, J.G. Santos da Silva and F.J.C.P. Soeiro |

46 |
Structural Analysis of Transmission Line Steel Towers subjected to Wind Induced Dynamic Actions
M.I.R. de Oliveira, J.G.S. da Silva, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.R.O. de Lima |

47 |
Evaluation of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Standard Power Transmission Steel Tower in Japan during an Earthquake
T. Mazda, E.C. Kandemir, M. Matsumoto, N. Oka and N. Ishida |

48 |
Failure Analysis of Transmission Towers subject to Downbursts
W. Qu, Y.-L. Pi and M.A. Bradford |

49 |
Composite Semi-Rigid Joints Optimization with Genetic Algorithms
F.B. Ramires, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.R.O. de Lima |

50 |
A Novel Force-Based Element for Composite Beams in Frames
H.R. Valipour and M.A. Bradford |

51 |
A Fast Incremental-Iterative Procedure for Ultimate Strength Analysis and Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Cross-Sections
C.G. Chiorean |

52 |
Nonlinear Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Members
Y.-L. Pi, M.A. Bradford and W. Qu |

53 |
Development of an Innovative Hybrid-Composite Floor System
C.M. Abeysinghe, D.P. Thambiratnam and N.J. Perera |

54 |
A Modeling and Experimental Study of Concrete Columns Highly Confined by Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Sheets
J.F. Jiang and Y.F. Wu |

**FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF MASONRY** ORGANISED BY J.W. BULL |

55 |
The Displacement Approach in No-Tension Structures
A. Baratta and O. Corbi |

56 |
The Effect of Openings and their Locations on Masonry Infill in Steel Structures
M. Foroughi and M.A. Barkhordari |

57 |
Compatibility Thermal Dilatation Limits of the Repair Material for Historic Masonry
P. Beran and M. Drdácký |

58 |
Computational Analysis of Fibre Reinforced Polymer-Confined Masonry Columns
H.O. Köksal, S. Aktan, B. Doran and C. Karakoç |

59 |
On the Statics of Masonry Helical Staircases
A. Baratta and I. Corbi |

60 |
Finite Element Analysis of Adobe Masonry using Experimentally Derived Material Data
R. Illampas, D.C. Charmpis and I. Ioannou |

61 |
Unilateral Analysis and Damage Identification in Masonry Structures
M.E. Stavroulaki, G.A. Drosopoulos and G.E. Stavroulakis |

**DESIGN OF BUILDINGS: STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS AND MODELLING** ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES AND L. LIMA |

62 |
The Effect of Bracing Patterns on the Lateral Stiffness of a Simple Frame
X. Yu and T. Ji |

63 |
Preventing the Progressive Collapse of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
M.N.S. Hadi and T.M.S. Alrudaini |

64 |
Realistic Modeling of High Rise Structures subjected to Progressive Collapse
D. Stephen, J. Ye and D. Lam |

65 |
Modelling of Steel Structures for Progressive Collapse Mitigation: The Contribution of Lateral Force Resisting Systems
O.A. Mohamed |

66 |
A Conceptual Design of an Underwater Hotel
C.T.F. Ross, M. El-Hajj, A.P.F. Little and R.J. Rodriguez-McCullough |

67 |
Numerical Modelling of Extended Endplate Beam-to-Column Joints Subjected to Bending Moment and Axial Force
M.C. Rodrigues, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and J.G.S. da Silva |

68 |
Numerical Modelling of the Lateral Buckling of Steel I Beams Subject to Different Boundary Conditions
H.A. Sánchez Sánchez and C. Cortés Salas |

**BASE ISOLATION AND ENERGY DISSIPATION** ORGANISED BY A. DUSI |

69 |
Seismic Displacement Control Design of Base Isolated Structures using Magneto-Rheological Dampers based on a Pseudo-Complex-Damping Rule
M. Ikenaga, K. Ikago and N. Inoue |

70 |
Low-Cost Seismic Base Isolation using Recycled Tire Cushions
Y. Tsompanakis, P.N. Psarropoulos and V. Drosos |

71 |
A Performance Comparison of Isolated, Dissipated and Fixed-Based Steel Buildings
F. Comodini and M. Mezzi |

72 |
A Base Isolation Option for the Full Seismic Protection of an Existing Masonry School Building
M. Mezzi, F. Comodini and L. Rossi |

73 |
Seismic Isolation: Available Devices, Recent Applications and Conditions for their Correct Use
A. Martelli, M. Forni and A. Dusi |

74 |
Seismic Isolation of Nuclear Power Plants
M. Forni and A. Poggianti |

75 |
Analysis of Shake Table Tests on Sliding Seismic Isolators
R. Medeot |

**DYNAMICS, VIBRATION AND STABILITY** ORGANISED BY J. NÁPRSTEK |

76 |
Free Vibration of a Rotating Tapered Rayleigh Beam: A Dynamic Stiffness Method of Solution
J.R. Banerjee and D.R. Jackson |

77 |
Quasi-Periodic Post-Critical Response Types of a Harmonically Excited Auto-Parametric System
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer |

78 |
Modelling Snap-Through of Thin Shallow Arches using Coarse Truss Models
P.G. Papadopoulos, P. Lazaridis, H. Xenidis, P. Lambrou and A. Diamantopoulos |

79 |
Large Displacement Stability Analysis of Columns using the Harmonic Coupled Finite-Strip Method
D.D. MilaÂšinovic, A. Borkovic, Z. Zivanov, P.S. Rakic, M. Hajdukovic and B. Furtula |

80 |
Enhanced Generalised Beam Theory Buckling Formulations to Handle Transverse Load Application Effects
C. Basaglia and D. Camotim |

81 |
A New Ball Balancer Model and its Application
J.H. Kim, H.S. Seo, J.W. Chang and S.M. Jeon |

**OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES** ORGANISED BY L. ANDERSEN |

82 |
The Dynamic Stiffness of Surface Footings for Offshore Wind Turbines: Reliability Based Assessment
M.J. Vahdatirad, L. Andersen, J. Clausen and J.D. Sørensen |

83 |
Reliability-Based Assessment of the Natural Frequency of an Offshore Wind Turbine Founded on a Monopile
L. Andersen, M.J. Vahdatirad and J.D. Sørensen |

84 |
The Effect of Soil-Pile Interface Behaviour on Laterally Loaded Piles
V. Zania and O. Hededal |

85 |
Performance-Based Design Optimization of a Transition Piece for Bucket Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines
A. Nezhentseva, L. Andersen, L.B. Ibsen and E.V. Sørensen |

86 |
Buckling Analysis of Bucket Foundations for Wind Turbines in Deep Water
S. Madsen, L. Andersen and L.B. Ibsen |

**PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** ORGANISED BY A. ELHAMI |

87 |
A New Pattern Recognition Method for Parametric Modelling of Random Fields
S. Klostermann, D. Vogt, S. Lippert and O. von Estorff |

88 |
Advanced Response Surface Method for Structural Reliability
D.L. Allaix, V.I. Carbone and G. Mancini |

89 |
Reliability Based Design Optimization Analysis of Hydroformed Welded Tubes
B. Radi, A. El Hami and A. Cherouat |

90 |
Reliability-Based Design of Non-Linear Timber Structures subject to Seismic Loading
H. Riahi, Ph. Bressolette, R. Moutou Pitti, A. Chateauneuf and E. Fournely |

91 |
A New Approach for the Full Characterization of the Optimal Point of Stochastic Functions
R.H. Lopez, J.E.S. de Cursi and A. El-Hami |

**OPTIMAL STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND CONTROL UNDER STOCHASTIC UNCERTAINTY** ORGANISED BY K. MARTI, T. VIETOR AND G.I. SCHUËLLER |

92 |
On Optimal Topologies for the Case of Uncertain Load Positions
J. Lógó, D.B. Merczel and L. Nagy |

93 |
Solving Random Linear Problems: Expected Value Linear Programming
I. Deák |

94 |
Coupling Boundary Element Reliability Algorithms applied to Probabilistic Analysis of Crack Propagation in Structures subject to Fatigue
E.D. Leonel, W.S. Venturini and A. Chateauneuf |

95 |
Stochastic Optimal Open-Loop Feedback Control
K. Marti and I. Stein |

**TOPOLOGY AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION** ORGANISED BY V. POMEZANSKI |

96 |
The use of Topology and Shape Optimization of Trusses in Earthquake Architecture
S. ÂŠilih, S. Petrovcic and V. Kilar |

97 |
Optimizing Construction Parameters of Customized Products with Conflicting Requirements
E. Türck, A. Hortop, T. Vietor and S. Pullwitt |

98 |
Perimeter and Checkerboard Control of a Structure during Topology Optimization
V. Pomezanski |

99 |
Modified Subgradient Methods for Remeshing Based Structural Shape Optimization
D.N. Wilke |

**COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS ON STRUCTURES UNDER EXTREME LOADING** ORGANISED BY R.Y. XIAO |

100 |
Studying Aircraft Impacts to Extend the Operating Lifetime of Structures
G. Thillard, C. Baillis, R. Filippi and L. Auge |

101 |
Stability of Steel Structures subject to Fire using OpenSees
P. Kotsovinos and A. Usmani |

102 |
Finite Element Analysis of the Punching Shear Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Interior Flat Slab-Column Connections
C.S. Chin, R.Y. Xiao, Z.W. Gong and R.T. Zhang |

103 |
Numerical Modelling of Beam-to-Column Connections in Fire
R.Y. Xiao, Z. Gong, C.S. Chin and S. Vary |

**NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AND RELATED ANALYSIS** ORGANISED BY M. DOMANESCHI |

104 |
A Temperature Distribution Model for a Nuclear Waste Prototype Repository
J. Novak |

105 |
Modelling of Fatigue-Type Seismic Damage for Nuclear Power Plants
T.J. Katona |

106 |
Numerical Investigations of a Base Isolation System for Nuclear Power Plants: Safety Domain Definition and Analytical Model Identification
G. Bianchi, L. Corradi Dell'Acqua, M. Domaneschi, D. Mantegazza and F. Perotti |

**MODELLING OF TIDAL FLOWS AND MATERIAL TRANSPORT** ORGANISED BY M. HARTNETT |

107 |
Adaptive Mesh Multi-Scale Modelling of Tidal Hydraulics and Material Transport
S. Nash and M. Hartnett |

108 |
Dilution of Effluents into the Gulf of Patras: Winter Regime and Glafkos Stream Influence
N.Th. Fourniotis and G.M. Horsch |

109 |
A Performance Assessment Protocol for Structured Mesh Multi-Scale Models
S. Nash and M. Hartnett |

**GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SOFTWARE** |

110 |
The Role of GIS and CAD Software as Aids to Sustainable Development of Wind Farm Projects
J.M. Towns |

111 |
An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures
S. O'Neill, H. Zhang and M. Pawelak |

**IMAGING TECHNIQUES** |

112 |
Detection of Bolt Load Loss in Metallic Bolted Joints using a Time Reversal Imaging Technique
C.P. Providakis, K.D. Stefanaki and M.E. Voutetaki |

113 |
Application of the Digital Image Correlation Method to Micro Hole Drilling
S.H. Tung, M.H. Shih and J.C. Kuo |

114 |
Innovative Three Dimensional Digital Image Correlation Technology for Dynamical Measurement
M.H. Shih, S.H. Tung and W.P. Sung |

**MESH GENERATION** |

115 |
Preparation of the Sizing Field for Volume Mesh Generation
B. Glut and T. Jurczyk |

116 |
The Insertion of Metric Sources for Three-dimensional Mesh Generation
T. Jurczyk and B. Glut |

**HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING** |

117 |
Scalable TFETI based Dynamic Contact Algorithm
J. DobiáÂš, S. Pták, Z. Dostál, A. Markopoulos, T. Kozubek and T. Brzobohatý |

118 |
Parallel Asynchronous Schwarz Alternating Method for Obstacle Problems on Grid Computing
M. Chau, T. Garcia and P. Spiteri |

119 |
Modelling of Chemical Reactors using Supercomputers
I.G. Chernykh |

120 |
Dynamic Analysis of Structures on Multicore Computers: Achieving Efficiency through Object Oriented Design
R.I. Mackie |

**ELASTO-PLASTIC ANALYSIS** |

121 |
The Incremental Plasticity Method Applied to the Drucker-Prager Material Model
D. Rakic, M. Zivkovic, S. Vulovic, D. Divac and N. Grujovic |

122 |
A Nonlinear Algorithm for the Analysis of Elastoplastic Structures Modelled with Mixed Finite Elements
A. Bilotta, G. Garcea and L. Leonetti |

**MATERIALS MODELLING** |

123 |
The Effect of Strain Rate on the Total Response of a Structure subject to a Moving Load
H. Aied and A. González |

124 |
Multi-scale Analysis of Heat Transport in Hydrating Concrete Structures
L. Jendele, V. ÂŠmilauer and J. Cervenka |

125 |
Identification of Micromechanical Properties on Metal Foams using Nanoindentation
J. Nemecek, V. Králík, J. Vondrejc and J. Nemecková |

126 |
Thermoelastic Behaviour of Masonry-Like Solids with Temperature-Dependent Young's Modulus
M. Girardi, C. Padovani, A. Pagni and G. Pasquinelli |

127 |
Thermo-Mechanical Modelling of Continuous Casting Primary Zones
M. Halilovic, N. Mole and B. ÂŠtok |

**POROUS MATERIALS** |

128 |
Modelling of Electrokinetic Processes in Civil and Environmental Engineering Applications
J.M. Paz-Garcia, B. Johannesson, L.M. Ottosen, J.M. Rodriguez-Maroto and A.B. Ribeiro |

129 |
Modeling Non-Isothermal Poroelastic Structures using Quaternions
M.C. Suárez-Arriaga |

**MESHLESS METHODS** |

130 |
Locking-Free Analysis of Shear-Deformable Beams by Coupling Finite Element and Meshfree Methods
R.E. Erkmen and M.A. Bradford |

131 |
Analysis of Errors in Local Meshless Methods with Different Domain Discretizations
R. Trobec and G. Kosec |

**ISOGEOMETRIC ANALYSIS** |

132 |
Comparison of Numerical Quadrature Schemes in Isogeometric Analysis
D. Rypl and B. Patzák |

**DEVELOPMENTS IN FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND MODELLING** |

133 |
Interfacing Two Finite Element Solvers for Adaptive Analysis of Heat Transfer
J. Kruis and P. ÂŠolín |

134 |
Numerical Analysis of Dam and Rock Mass Interaction
M. Zivkovic, S. Vulovic, D. Divac, R. Slavkovic and N. Grujovic |

135 |
Conformal Cylindrical Contact Force Model Verification using a Finite Element Analysis
C. Pereira, A. Ramalho and J. Ambrósio |

136 |
Analysis of Adhesive Failure Criteria in Structural Joints
M.A. Madrid-Pérez, R. Castañeda-Balderas and A. Díaz-Díaz |

**BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD** |

137 |
A Three-Dimensional Beam including Torsional Warping and Shear Deformation Effects arising from Shear Forces and Secondary Torsional Moments
V.G. Mokos and E.J. Sapountzakis |

138 |
Nonlinear Inelastic Analysis of Beams on a Nonlinear Foundation
E.J. Sapountzakis and A.E. Kampitsis |

**DISCRETE ELEMENT METHODS** |

139 |
The Assessment of the Influence of Extreme Temperature on Fiber Reinforced Concrete using the Free Hexagon Method
P. Procházka and ÂŠ. PeÂšková |

**PARTICLE METHODS** |

140 |
An Infinitesimal Eccentric Rotational Damping Model for Rolling Resistance of Circular Particles
Y.L. Chang, T.H. Chen and M.C. Weng |

**COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS** |

141 |
A Numerical Study of the Effects of Wind acting in Different Directions on Clad Scaffolds Erected around a Low-rise Building
C.A. Cortes-Quiroz, H. Irtaza and R.G. Beale |

142 |
The Effects of Tidal Stream Turbines on Hydrodynamics and Flushing Properties
M. Hartnett, S. Nash, N. O'Brien, F. O'Donncha and A. Olbert |

**APPLICATION OF OPTIMIZATION MODELS IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING** |

143 |
The Solution of N-Multiobjective Optimization Problems using Modified Normal Boundary Intersection and Normal Constraint Methods
R.S. Motta, S.M.B.A. da Silva and P.R.M. Lyra |

144 |
Application of Surrogate Based Optimization to Reservoir Engineering Problems
S.M.B. Afonso, B. Horowitz, R.B. Willmersdorf, J.D. Lira Junior and J.W.O. Pinto |

145 |
Optimal Design Comparisons for a Prestressed Concrete Beam Designed using the ACI Code, BS8110 and Eurocode Requirements
K.A. Taib, N. Kasim and N. Mohamad Basir |

146 |
Competitiveness of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems
I. Merta and S. Kravanja |

147 |
Optimisation of a Cantilever Retaining Wall
N. Kasim and K.A. Taib |

**DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS** |

148 |
Experimental Verification of a Numerical Model of a Vertical Machining Centre
J. Kosmol and P. Wilk |

149 |
Optimal Design of Extrusion Dies in Metal Forming using the Finite Element Method
A. Lotfi |

150 |
Practical Recommendations on the Use of Moving Least Squares Metamodel Building
E.L. Loweth, G.N. de Boer and V.V. Toropov |

**REDUCED ORDER MODELS** |

151 |
Vibration Reduction of Structural-Acoustic Coupled Problems using Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Techniques
W. Larbi, J.-F. Deü and R. Ohayon |

152 |
A Reduced-Order Modeling Method based on the Proper Generalized Decomposition
C. Heyberger, P-A. Boucard and D. Neron |

**CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING** |

153 |
Understanding Construction Bidding Behaviour Using Data Visualization and Data Mining
T.P. Williams |

154 |
A Methodology for Managing Electricity related Hazards in Construction Sites
A. Xanthopoulou and A.P. Chassiakos |

**RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE** |

155 |
A Modified Algorithm for Assessing the Optimal Mixture of Concrete made with Recycled Aggregates
C.Y. Chang, R. Huang, P.C. Lee and Y.Y. Tyan |

**WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT** |

156 |
Correction of Demand Patterns on the Basis of Pressure Measurements
T. Koppel and A. Vassiljev |

157 |
Methodological Overview of a Coupled Water Resources Management Model System
Zs. Kozma and L. Koncsos |

**ENERGY RESOURCES** |

158 |
Design of an Underwater Drilling Rig
C.T.F. Ross, R.J. Rodriguez-McCullough, A.P.F. Little and M. El-Hajj |

159 |
Optimizing Geothermal Energy Utilization in Bóly
J. Pálné Schreiner and A. Csébfalvi |

**ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES** |

160 |
Hot Spot Stress Comparisons for Aluminium Lifting Brackets
J.W. Bull and F. Bai |

161 |
Buckling Analysis Results for an Aluminium Shell Designed to Eurocode 9 Part 1-5
J.W. Bull and D.C. Gibson |

162 |
Parametric Analysis of Welded Aluminium T-Stub Connections
G. De Matteis, T. Naqash and G. Brando |

**TIMBER ENGINEERING** |

163 |
Simplified Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Wood Floors Using OpenSees
B. Coryell and A. Ebrahimpour |

164 |
Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach
H. Zhang, A. Mohamed and Z. Xiao |

165 |
Numerical Analysis of Coupled Water Transport in Wood with a Focus on the Coupling Parameter Sorption
T. Hozjan, G. Turk, U. Rodman and S. Svensson |

**REINFORCED CONCRETE MODELLING** |

166 |
Numerical Simulation of Chloride Front Movement into Stressed Reinforced Concrete
F. Mukhtar and A.H. Al-Gadhib |

167 |
Three-Dimensional Solid Finite Element Modelling and Analysis of Precast Hollow Core Floors
D.F. Hodge, B.D. O'Rourke, J.J. Murphy and J.R. Harrington |

**SEISMIC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING** |

168 |
Probabilistic Analysis of the Earthquake Resistance of Spatial Structures
M. Danieli, J. Bloch and I. Alperin |

169 |
A New Method of Seismic Analysis for Reinforced Concrete Frames
K. Pohl and J. Máca |

170 |
Optimum Multi-Modal Seismic Control Design of High-Rise Buildings using Tuned Viscous Mass Dampers
K. Ikago, K. Saito and N. Inoue |

171 |
Development of a Finite Element Model of a Church damaged during the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake
G. De Matteis, E. Criber and G. Brando |

172 |
Numerical Calibration of a Simplified Procedure for the Seismic Behaviour Assessment of Masonry Building Aggregates
A. Formisano, G. Florio, R. Landolfo and F.M. Mazzolani |

173 |
Multi-Criteria Decision Methods for Structural Modification Interventions: Vertical Addition and Seismic Retrofitting
A. Formisano, T. De Lucia and F.M. Mazzolani |

174 |
Seismic Assessment of Column Retrofitted with Steel Reinforced Polymers in Near Fault Earthquakes
Y. Yasrebi Nia, M. Poorsharifi and Z. Poorsharifi |

175 |
The Dynamics of Three-dimensional Non-Symmetric Rigid Bodies subject to One-Sine Pulse Excitations
D. Zulli, A. Contento and A. Di Egidio |

176 |
The Effect of Brace Connections on the Seismic Behaviour of Steel Frames
S. Bagheri and V. Babazadeh |

177 |
Seismic Response of Steel Frames Considering Actual Behaviour of Connections
S. Bagheri and N. Vafi Tabrizi |

178 |
Numerical Investigations of the Seismic Performance of Precast Buildings equipped with Friction Devices
M. Valente |

179 |
Seismic Response of a Four-Span Reinforced Concrete Bridge Model Using the OpenSees Finite Element Software
A. Ebrahimpour, M. Saiidi and N.B. Johnson |

**NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING, DAMAGE AND IDENTIFICATION** |

180 |
Damage Identification in Fibre Reinforced Plastics Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams
R. Perera and A. Ruiz |

181 |
Time-Domain Identification of Structural Parameters using Shaking Table Tests
P. Cacciola and P. Vachaviolos |

182 |
Displacement Measurement by Digital Holographic Interferometry
A. Lotfi |

**BRIDGE ENGINEERING** |

183 |
Shear Lag in the Dynamic Response of Thin-Walled Box Bridges
A. Tesar |

184 |
Fatigue Mitigation in a Long Span Suspension Bridge with a Steel Frame Deck
M. Domaneschi and L. Martinelli |

185 |
Seismic Behaviour and Capacity Demand Analysis of a Double Deck Bridge
S. Alali, J.Z. Li and Z.G. Guan |

186 |
The Effect of Partial Fixity of the Bearings on the Structural Behaviour of Bridges
I.I. Ishac and M.K. Swailem |

187 |
Investigating the Problem of Transverse Cracking of Bridge Decks
A. ElSafty, V. Vargas, N.M. Jackson, F. Barsoum and A. Abdel-Mohti |

**TENSEGRITY STRUCTURES** |

188 |
A Constrained Optimization Approach for Form-Finding of Tensegrity Structures and their Static-Load Deflection Properties
M. Abdulkareem, M. Mahfouf and D. Theilliol |

189 |
Design of Tensegrity Structures: The Kinematic Method with Forces in Structural Members
M. Abdulkareem, M. Mahfouf and D. Theilliol |

**SKELETAL AND SURFACE STRUCTURES** |

190 |
Measurements of Forces in Cable Membrane Structures
J. Máca, P. Fajman and M. Polák |

**DOME STRUCTURES** |

191 |
Non-Linear Vibration of a Thin-Walled Dome under External Water Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A. McLennan and A.P.F. Little |

192 |
Buckling Strength Recovery of Geometrically Imperfect Domes
J. Blachut |

193 |
Non-Linear General Instability of Ring-Stiffened Cones under External Water Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, C. Kubelt, I. McLaughlin, A. Etheridge, K. Turner, D. Paraskevaides, A.P.F. Little and A. McLennan |

**REPAIR, STRENGTHENING AND RETRO-FITTING** |

194 |
The Effect of Shotcrete and Steel Mesh on Masonry Infill in Steel Structures
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi |

195 |
Non-Linear Analysis of Side-Plated Reinforced Concrete Beams considering Longitudinal and Transverse Interlayer Slips
J. KolÂšek, T. Hozjan, M. Saje and I. Planinc |

196 |
Eccentric Steel Bracing for Seismic Retrofitting of Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames
M. Valente |

197 |
Strengthening Base Plates in Steel Structures
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi |

198 |
Investigating the Most Effective Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Configuration in Repairing Concrete Beams Damaged by Collisions
A. ElSafty and M.K. Graeff |

199 |
Introducing New Methods for Retrofitting of Foundations
M. Foroughi and M.A. Barkhordari |

**PAVEMENT ENGINEERING** |

200 |
Strain Response of Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays for Bottom-Up Reflective Cracking
Z.G. Ghauch and G.G. Abou Jaoude |

201 |
Dynamic Auscultation of a Damaged Flexible Pavement
A. El Ayadi, B. Picoux and C. Petit |

202 |
Effect of Control Point Location on Rut Depth Measurement using Close Range Photogrammetry
M.A. Saif and A.M. Ibrahiem |

203 |
Non-Destructive Testing of an Experimental Pavement
B. Picoux, M. Takarli and C. Petit |

**GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING** |

204 |
Numerical Investigation and Back Analysis for High Swelling Pressure in Constant Volume Test
L. Nguyen-Tuan, M. Datcheva, M.I. Khan and T. Schanz |

205 |
Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves: Inversion Strategy
A. Cichowicz, D. Birch and H. Ogasawara |

206 |
A Parametric Study of the Mechanical Performance of Geosynthetic-Encased Granular Columns
Y.S. Hong and C.S. Wu |

207 |
Prediction of Encased Granular Column Behaviour using a Constant Volume Assumption
C.S. Wu and Y.S. Hong |

208 |
Modelling of Foundation Structures with Slide Joints of Temperature Dependant Characteristics
R. Cajka, P. Matecková, M. Janulíková and M. Stará |

209 |
Numerical Calculation of the Rate and Distribution of Porewater Flow in Clay used for Isolating Hazardous Waste
R. Pusch, S. Knutsson, L. Xiaodong and R. Prikryl |

210 |
A MathcadR Implementation of Geotechnical Reliability-Based Analysis
S.H. Marques, A.T. Gomes and A.A. Henriques |

211 |
Modelling of Passive Earth Pressure
T. Koudelka and P. Koudelka |

212 |
Three-Dimensional Analysis of Transient Flow through Earth Dams
R.J. Quevedo, C. Romanel and K.V. Bicalho |

213 |
Evaluation of the Influence Factors on Landslides in the Lawnon Basin, Taiwan
M.C. Weng, M.H. Wu, C.W. Yen and S.K. Ning |

214 |
Numerical Simulation of Residue Areas
A.C.C.F. Sieira and D.B.D. Araújo |

215 |
Numerical Simulation of an Axially Loaded Rigid Sphere subject to Harmonic Load
A. Osman and M. Rouainia |

**SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

216 |
Exploration of Structure-Soil-Structure Interaction Dynamics
N.A. Alexander, E. Ibraim and H. Aldaikh |

217 |
Seismic Modal Response Histories of Two-Way Asymmetric Adjacent Buildings with Soil-Structure Interaction Effects Subject to Earthquake Excitations
M.N.S. Hadi and M.E. Uz |

218 |
Multilevel Analysis for the Identification of Damage Resulting from Foundation Settlements
S. Arangio, M. Ciampoli, E. Silvi and A. Turtoro |

**SEISMIC GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING** |

219 |
Dynamic Sliding of Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil Structures
I. Tzavara, V. Zania, Y. Tsompanakis and P.N. Psarropoulos |

220 |
Dynamic Behaviour of an Urban Overpass with Improved Massive Foundations
J.-M. Mayoral and F.-A. Flores |

**TUNNELLING** |

221 |
Three-Dimensional Non-Linear Analysis of Soil-Tunnel Interaction subject to Seismic Loading: Effect of Tunnel Installation
I. Sliteen, H. Mroueh and M. Sadek |

222 |
Two-Dimensional Modeling of Tunnel Excavations Enhanced by Convergence Measurements
T. Janda, M. ÂŠejnoha and J. ÂŠejnoha |

223 |
Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Analysis of Mechanized Shield Tunneling in Urban Areas
V. Zarev, T. Schanz and M. Datcheva |

224 |
Analysis of Single and Twin Tunnels Interacting with Surrounding Alluvial Soils
H. Shakib and O. Naeemifar |

**CRACKING AND FRACTURE ANALYSIS** |

225 |
Chaotic Crack Size and Fracture Stiffness
D.A. Sotiropoulos |

226 |
Fast and Accurate Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis with the Boundary Cracklet Method
A.K. Yavuz, A.D. Senalp and H.S. Turkmen |

**COMPOSITE AND FUNCTIONALLY GRADED MATERIALS** |

227 |
Overall Properties of Composites with Various Fiber Ratios using Finite Elements
P. Procházka and ÂŠ. PeÂšková |

228 |
Comparison of Three Different Functionally Graded Materials for Thick Hollow Cylinders of Finite Length
K. Asemi, M. Salehi and M. Akhlaghi |

229 |
The Numerical and Experimental Derivation of Effective Electric Conductivities for Polysiloxane-Matrix based Composites
J. Vorel, M. MarÂšálková, S. Urbanová and M. ÂŠejnoha |

**COMPOSITE PLATES AND PANELS** |

230 |
Low Velocity Impact of GLARE Fibre-Metal Laminates
G.J. Tsamasphyros and G.S. Bikakis |

231 |
Finite Element Model for Damping Optimization of Viscoelastic Sandwich Plate Structures
J.S. Moita, A.L. Araújo, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares |

232 |
Multi-Scale Analyses of Viscoelastic Laminated Composite Plates
S. Masoumi, H. Behzadpoor, M. Salehi and M. Akhlaghi |

233 |
Static Analysis of Laminated Plates with Variable Thickness using the Differential Quadrature Method
M. Tuna and H.S. Turkmen |

234 |
Analysis of Laminated Plates with Parabolic Thickness Variation
S. Susler, Z. Kazanci and H.S. Turkmen |

235 |
A Novel Approach for the Damage Tolerance Determination of Delaminated Stiffened Composite Panels
F. Di Caprio, A. Riccio and F. Scaramuzzino |

**CARBON NANOTUBES** |

236 |
Binary Mixture Filtering using Carbon Nanotubes
D. Mantzalis, N. Asproulis and D. Drikakis |

**BIOMECHANICS** |

237 |
Using Reverse Engineering to Reconstruct Tetrapod Skulls and Analyse its Feeding Behaviour
J. Marcé-Nogué, J. Fortuny, Ll. Gil and A. Galobart |

238 |
Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of a Single Human Trabecula assessed with a Micromechanical Test and Nanoindentation
O. JirouÂšek, D. Kytýr, J. Kunecký, P. Zlámal, T. Doktor and J. Nemecek |

239 |
The Influence of Hardening of a Bicycle Helmet Surface on the Head Injury Criterion
J. Jira, J. Jirova and M. Micka |

240 |
Inclusion of the Permeability in a Stent-Graft Fluid-Structure Model as a Hole-Proportion in the Surface
J. Marcé-Nogué, A. Castillo, M. Quero, Ll. Gil, V.M. Paredero and E. Hernández |

241 |
Stiffness and Mass Distributions of Continuous Models of a Standing Human Body subject to Vertical Vibrations
Q. Zhang and T. Ji |

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