Preliminaries 
1  PRE AND POSTPROCESSING, MESH GENERATION, VISUALISATION AND MODEL REPRESENTATION 

1.1 
Feature Description Structures for Finite Element Modelling
S. Chandra 
1 
1.2 
Virtual Prototyping: A Tool for Structural Design and Performance Simulation
D. Jonson 
9 
1.3 
MeshIndependent Visualisation of Hidden 3D Process Data in Computer Simulation
J.R. Boehmer 
13 
1.4 
A Hybrid Method for Finite Element Nodal Ordering
A. Kaveh and H.A. Rahimi Bondarabady 
25 
2  REANALYSIS 

2.1 
On an Exact Calculation Method for Structural Modification
M. Cheikh, A. Loredo, S. Aivazzadeh and G. Verchery 
33 
3  OBJECT ORIENTED FINITE ELEMENT METHODOLOGY 

3.1 
Object Oriented Finite Element Modelling
B. Patzak and Z. Bittnar 
41 
3.2 
Using an Extensible ObjectOriented Query Language in Multibody System Analysis
C. Tisell and K. Orsborn 
47 
3.3 
ObjectOriented Programming and Numerical Methods in Finite Element Analysis
R.I. Mackie 
55 
3.4 
Accessing Finite Element Analysis Results through an Extensible ObjectOriented Query Language
K. Orsborn 
63 
4  PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING 

4.1 
Development of a Geometrical and Material Non Linear Analysis Software for Civil Engineering Structures with Clusters of Personal Computers
M.L. Romero, J.J. Cano and P. Miguel 
71 
4.2 
Explicit Parallel Dynamics with Nonlocal Constitutive Models
B. Patzak, D. Rypl and Z. Bittnar 
77 
4.3 
Transferring a NonLinear Finite Element Code to the Oxford Supercomputer, OSCAR
A.G. Bloodworth, C.E. Augarde and G.T. Houslby 
85 
4.4 
Some Results Given by the Use of Multilevel Decomposition Methods to Solve Linear and Non Linear Problems
JF. Lassignardie and P. Marin 
95 
5  ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND DESIGN OF COMPOSITES 

5.1 
A Method for Optimally Designing Laminated Plates Subject to Fatigue Loads using a Cumulative Damage Constraint and Finite Element Analysis
M. Walker 
103 
5.2 
Analysis of AnglePly Piezolaminated Plate Structures by Spline Finite Strip Method
M.A.R. Loja, J.I. Barbosa, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares 
107 
5.3 
The Vibration of Corrugated Carbon Fibre Cylinders under External Water Pressure
A.P.F. Little and C.T.F. Ross 
119 
5.4 
Effective Thermomechanical Behaviour for Particle Reinforced Composites
K.KH. Tseng 
127 
6  FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES 

6.1 
Development and Simulation of a RealTime Dynamic Testing Procedure for Structures
M.S. Williams, A. Blakeborough, D. Clement, A.P. Darby, D.M. Williams and N. Woodward 
133 
6.2 
Punching Shear Capacity of Internal ColumnFlat Slab Junctions with Inplane Restraint: A Comparison Between Finite Element Predictions and Experiments
P. Bhatt and B.T. Lim 
141 
6.3 
Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete with Dowel Action of Steel Reinforcement Taken into Account
A.K.H. Kwan and X.G. He 
149 
6.4 
Finite Element Modeling of Structural Reinforced Concrete Grid Walls
M.A. Haroun, C.V. Yland and H.M. Elsanadedy 
155 
6.5 
Application of Finite Element Analysis in the Modification of Civil and Structural Works
K. Nag 
161 
6.6 
The Question of Shear in the Design of Pavement Structures
A. Bensalem and A. Brown 
173 
7  NONLINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS 

7.1 
Nonlinear Finite Element Method for RC Shear Wall Structures
P. Shen, J. Ye and S. Cai 
181 
7.2 
Nonlinear Analysis of Experimental RC Shear Walls
M.A. Shayanfar and R. Saleh Jalali 
187 
7.3 
NonLinear Finite Element Modelling of ConcreteFilled Steel Tube Columns
S.P. Chiew, Y.X. Dong and C.K. Soh 
197 
8  CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING 

8.1 
Bifurcation in the Numerical Simulation of Softening Mechanisms
O.J. Gastebled and I.M. May 
205 
8.2 
The Assessment of Hysteretic Energy Capacity in Energybased Damage Model Design
A. Nicknam, A.Shahbazian Ahari and M.R. Sabeti 
215 
9  ANALYSIS OF SHELL STRUCTURES 

9.1 
Finite Rotations in NonLinear Analysis and Design of Elastic Shells
L. Wang and G. Thierauf 
223 
9.2 
Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Shells
R. Levy and E. Gal 
233 
10  DYNAMIC ANALYSIS 

10.1 
A Numerically Stable Subspace Iteration Method with Shift
H.J. Jung, J.W. Oh and I.W. Lee 
241 
11  CONTACT ANALYSIS 

11.1 
Boundary Element Analysis of Rigid Body Contact
R.S. Hack and A.A. Becker 
249 
12  GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS 

12.1 
Advanced Finite Element Analysis of Surface Foundations on Granular Soils
P.K. Woodward and K. Nesnas 
255 
12.2 
Nonlinear Computational Model for SoilPile Interaction under Lateral Loading with Gap Formation
M.A. Haroun and H.M. Nofal 
261 
12.3 
ThreeDimensional Finite Element Analyses of Passive Pile Behaviour
J.L. Pan, A.T.C. Goh, K.S. Wong and A.R. Selby 
271 
13  FLUIDSTRUCTURE INTERACTION 

13.1 
The Buckling and Vibration of TubeStiffened Axisymmetric Shells under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross and J. Etheridge 
277 