Preliminaries 
1  INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS 

1.1 
ISE  Intelligent Synthesis Environment for Future Aerospace Systems and its Impact on Engineering Research and Education
A.K. Noor 
1 
2  PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS 

2.1 
Parallel Generation of Triangular and Quadrilateral Meshes
M. Burghardt and L. Laemmer 
11 
2.2 
Tuning the Domain Decomposition Solution Algorithm for Superscalar Architectures
G.P. Nikishkov, H. Kanda and A. Makinouchi 
19 
2.3 
A Parallel Explicit Solver for Simulating Impact and Penetration of a ThreeDimensional Body into a Solid Substrate
E. Anderheggen and J. RenauMunoz 
27 
2.4 
An Integrated Approach to Solving Mechanical Problems on Parallel Computers
J.Y. Cognard, F. Thomas and P. Verpeaux 
35 
2.5 
A Domain Decomposition Method for Structural Dynamic Problems based on an Inexact Uzawa Algorithm
A.S. Hansen and F.A. Rochinha 
49 
2.6 
Using HPCN for Dynamic Simulation of Mass Transfer in LiquidLiquid Agitated Columns
L.M. Ribeiro, P.F.R. Regueiras, M.M.L. Guimaraes and J.J.C. CruzPinto 
57 
2.7 
Dual Boundary Element Method for Crack Growth Analysis on DistributedMemory Multiprocessors
P. Gonzalez, T.F. Pena, J.C. Cabaleiro and F.F. Rivera 
65 
2.8 
Object Oriented Control of Parallel Computations
Y.S. Jiang 
73 
2.9 
Parallel Structural Optimization
S. Manoharan and S. Shanmuganathan 
79 
3  GENETIC AND SIMULATED ANNEALING ALGORITHMS FOR ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS 

3.1 
Cluster Orientated Genetic Algorithms for the Decomposition of MultiDimensional Engineering Design Spaces
C.R. Bonham and I.C. Parmee 
87 
3.2 
An Improved Genetic Algorithm for the Optimal Design of Large Trusses
A. Suresh and A. Mohammed 
97 
3.3 
Minimum Weight Design of Rigid Frames Subject to System Reliability by Genetic Algorithm
Y. Kohama, T. Takada, N. Kozawa and A. Miyamura 
103 
3.4 
Evaluation of Crossover Techniques in Genetic Algorithm based Optimum Structural Design
O. Hasancebi and F. Erbatur 
111 
3.5 
Design of Double Layer Space Grids using Genetic Algorithms
D.W. O'Dwyer and E.J. O'Brien 
125 
3.6 
Optimum Design of MultiStorey Sway Steel Frames to BS 5950 using a Genetic Algorithm
M.P. Saka and E. Kameshki 
135 
3.7 
Global Structural Cost Optimization by Simulated Annealing
M.P. Quinn and B.A. Izzuddin 
143 
4  NEURAL COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS 

4.1 
PARADISE  a Generic Architecture for Visual Pattern Recognition
D.S. Banarse, A.W.G. Duller and I. France 
149 
4.2 
Development of an Ann Model Strategy to Improve the Prediction of Flow Strength of Austenitic Steels
L.X. Kong and P.D. Hogson 
155 
4.3 
Prediction of Strength for Concrete Specimens using Artificial Neural Networks
A. Kaveh and A. Khalegi 
165 
4.4 
Some New Results in Applications of Backpropagation Neural Networks in Structural and Civil Engineering
Z. Waszczyszyn 
173 
4.5 
Fuzzy Neural Network Model for Structural Design
H.C. Chan and S.P. Lin 
189 
4.6 
A Neural Network Model to Study the Effect of Building Configuration on the Seismic Response
S.A. Mourad, A.W. Sadek and T.M. Mohamed 
199 
4.7 
Advanced Control for VCValue of Roller Compacted Dam Concrete using Artificial Neural Networks
M. Matsushima and N. Yasuda 
207 
4.8 
Probabilistic Modelling of Concrete Cracking: Using Monte Carlo and Neural Networks to Solve the Inverse Problem
E.M.R. Fairbairn, N.F.F. Ebecken, E. Goulart and C.N.M. Paz 
215 
4.9 
GeneticBased Structural Design Optimization with Reanalysis by Neural Networks
W.M. Jenkins 
221 
4.10 
Structural Reanalysis by Neural Network
W.M. Jenkins 
229 
5  OBJECT ORIENTED TECHNOLOGY 

5.1 
Objects and Finite Elements: An Holistic Approach to Computational Speed Issues
R.I. Mackie 
239 
5.2 
OOMRM: ObjectOriented Approach for Multiple Regression Models in the Complex Engineering Representation
B. Zhou and M. Hoshino 
249 
6  KNOWLEDGEBASED SYSTEMS 

6.1 
A Knowledgebased System for Planning of Construction Equipment
J. Christian and T. Xie 
257 
6.2 
Knowledgebased System for the Design of Concrete Structures
K.M.A. Hossain and O.O.R. Famiyesin 
263 
7  GRAPHICS, OBJECTS AND VIRTUAL REALITY 

7.1 
A System for Multibody Analysis based on ObjectRelational Database Technology
C. Tisell and K. Orsborn 
273 
7.2 
Data Digitization Techniques Used in the Analysis of Free Oscillation of Human Lower Limb
G. Yerli, Y. Orcan and N. Akkas 
287 
7.3 
NURBS based Geometry Modelling and Automatic Meshing of Natural Objects
J. Sienz, I. Szarvasy, D. Briassoulis, B. Schultheiss, E. Dimas and E. Hinton 
297 
7.4 
Three Dimensional Acquisition and NURBS based Geometric Modelling of Natural Objects
E. Dimas, E. Psarakis, D. Briassoulis and G. Moustakides 
301 
8  INTERNET APPLICATIONS 

8.1 
Computational Structures Technology Internet based Engineering Education
M. Isreb and A.I. Khan 
311 