Preliminaries 
1  FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES AND STUDIES 

1.1 
A Finite Element Model for Strand Cables
A. Nawrocki and M. Labrosse 
1 
1.2 
A Novel Formulation of Infinite Elements
T.T. AbdelFattah, H.A. Hodnod and A.Y. Akl 
13 
1.3 
Characterization of Ground Subsidence of Abandoned Mines
Y. Najjar, M. Zaman, J.L. Ahern and J.G. Laguros 
23 
2  ANALYSIS OF PLATES 

2.1 
A Sixth Order Accuracy NinePoint Scheme for the Biharmonic Equation and its Application to the Deflection of Loaded Plates
M. Arad, A. Yakhot and G. BenDor 
31 
2.2 
High Order Cost Effective Modeling of Plates on Elastic Foundation
M. Arad, A. Yakhot and G. BenDor 
39 
3  COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES 

3.1 
Graph Theoretical Methods for Profile Reduction
A. Kaveh and G.R. Roosta 
43 
4  NONLINEAR ANALYSIS 

4.1 
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Structures with SnapThrough Behaviour
M.A. Millar and M. Barghian 
51 
4.2 
PostBuckling of Portal Frames  Reduced Number of DOF Models
P. Providencia and E. Costa 
59 
5  MATERIAL MODELLING 

5.1 
Influence of Various Hypotheses on the Fatigue Life Evaluation of a Cracked Round Bar
N. Couroneau and J. Royer 
65 
5.2 
Numerical Experiments to Determine the Influence of MaterialRelated Parameters on RC Frames Responses
A.B. Shuraim 
73 
6  SOILSTRUCTURE INTERACTION PROBLEMS 

6.1 
Computation of Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of Arch Dams as an Inverse Problem
J. Nasserzare, Y. Lei and S. Eskandari 
81 
7  GEOTECHNICAL MODELLING 

7.1 
Implementation of a Kinematic Soil Model into an Implicit Dynamic Algorithm
P. Woodward and F. Molenkamp 
89 
8  OPTIMIZATION AND SENSITIVITY 

8.1 
Optimization of Frames and Trusses under Natural Frequency Constraints
M.S. Hayalioglu and M. Ulker 
95 
8.2 
The Theorems of Structural Variation for Grillage Systems
M.P. Saka 
101 
9  NEURAL NETWORKS AND EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN 

9.1 
A Neural Network Model for Predicting CostFlow for Water Industry Projects
A.H. Boussabaine, R. Thoms and T.M.S. Elhag 
113 
9.2 
Structural Design using MultiLevel Evolutionary Strategies
H.D. Vekeria and I.C. Parmee 
121 
9.3 
Neural Networks for Hydraulic Analysis of Water Distributions Systems
C. Xu, F. Bouchart and I. Goulter 
129 
9.4 
Optimum Spacing Design of Grillage Systems using Genetic Algorithm
M.P. Saka, A. Daloglu and F. Malhas 
137 
10  PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING FOR ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 

10.1 
Parallel Design Methods for Optimising Lightweight Structures
K.L. Chan, D. Kennedy and F.W. Williams 
149 
10.2 
Parallel and Distributed Dynamic Relaxation FormFinding
P. Ivanyi and B.H.V. Topping 
157 
10.3 
Parallel Adaptive Mesh Generation and Geometric Modelling using NURBS
B. Cheng and B.H.V. Topping 
167 