Preliminaries 
1  MATERIALS MODELLING 

1.1 
A Case Study About using Sophisticated Masonry Models in Practice: The Lethes Theater (c. 1650)
P.B. Lourenco 
1 
1.2 
Simulation of Thermal Cracking in Massive Hardening Concrete Elements using an Internal Parameter Related to the Hydration Reaction
G. de Schutter 
7 
1.3 
Time Integration Strategies for FEM Analyses with Nonlinear Viscoelastic Polymers
J.G.J. Beijer and J.L. Spoormaker 
15 
1.4 
Analysis of a ThermoViscoelastic Model in Large Strain
S. Meo, A. Boukamel and O. Debordes 
27 
1.5 
Computational Softening Plasticity by Wavelet Bases
D. Fasano, P. Venini and G. Naldi 
39 
1.6 
Finite Element Method for Cosserat Elasticity
E. Providas and M.A. Kattis 
47 
1.7 
A Simulation Model for Direct Selective Laser Sintering of Metal Powders
X.C. Wang and J.P. Kruth 
57 
1.8 
Modeling of 2D and 3D TextileReinforced Composites by Means of ImbricateType Elements Approaches
D. Bigaud and P. Hamelin 
73 
1.9 
Application of the Finite Element Method to the Theoretical Study of the Mechanical Behaviour of Plain and Twill Fabrics
M. Tarfaoui and S. Akesbi 
83 
1.10 
Numerical Simulation of The Mechanical Behaviour of Epoxy based Mortars under Compressive Loads
Z.G. Agioutantis, C. Stiakakis and S. Kleftakis 
89 
1.11 
Maximisation of the Crushing Performance of a Tubular Device by Shape Optimisation
G. Chiandussi, M. Avalle and M.P. Cavatorta 
97 
1.12 
Structural Embrittlement Due to Rivited Joints  Evolution to a Macroscopic Model for CrashAnalysis

103 
1.13 
Topology Optimization: Approaching the Material Distribution Problem using a Topological Function Description
M.J. de Ruiter and F. van Keulen 
111 
1.14 
Structural Response of the Plain Weave GFRP Cylindrical Shell Subjected to LowVelocity Central Impact
B.D. Choi and Y.S. Lee 
121 
1.15 
Integration Method with Time Step Control for Viscoplasticity and Creep
J. Plesek and J. Korous 
127 
2  DAMAGE MECHANICS 

2.1 
An EFG Implementation of a GradientEnhanced Damage Model
H. Askes, J. Pamin and R. de Borst 
137 
2.2 
Shape Optimization for Lifetime Increasement using Continuum Damage Mechanics
E. Schnack and W. Weikl 
147 
3  FATIGUE 

3.1 
Synthetic S/N Curves
W. Eichlseder 
161 
3.2 
Fatigue Fracture Characteristics of Natural Rubber Components
J. Wang and D. Tran 
165 
3.3 
Frequency Domain Methods to Predict the Multiaxial Random Fatigue Failure of Metallic Structures with Finite Elements
X. Pitoiset and A. Preumont 
173 
4  DAMAGE MODELS 

4.1 
A Damage Model for Masonry Infilled Frames
R. Perera, S. Gomez and E. Alarcon 
183 
4.2 
Modelling and Simulation of Damage in MetalElastomer Structures at High Strains
X. Aubard, P.A. Boucard, P. Ladeveze and S. Michel 
189 
4.3 
Computations of Refractory Lining Structures under Thermal Loadings
J. Poirier, A. Gasser, P. Boisse, V. Gabis and J. Rousseau 
197 
4.4 
A Unified Model for Seepage and High CompressiveInduced Sand Breakup Around Deep Reservoir Wells
H. Vaziri, R. Islam, S. Ma and Z. Zhao 
203 
5  CRACKING BEHAVIOUR AND CRACK MODELLING 

5.1 
Modelling of Discrete Crack Propagation
P.O. Bouchard, F. Bay, Y. Chastel, J.L. Chenot and I. Tovena 
217 
5.2 
Dynamic Analysis of Beams with a Closing Crack
P. Cacciola and G. Muscolino 
225 
5.3 
Problem of Cracked Infinite Hollow Cylinder with Two Rigid Inclusions
H.S.A. Artem and M.R. Gecit 
233 
6  COMPOSITES 

6.1 
Composite Structures Optimization using Sequential Convex Programming
M. Bruyneel and C. Fleury 
243 
6.2 
The TwoScale Analysis Algorithms for the Structure with Several Configurations of Small Periodicity
J.Z. Cui and Y.J. Shan 
255 
6.3 
Stress Behaviour at the Interface Corner Between Three Elastic Materials
Z. Qian, A. Akisanya and M. Imbabi 
265 
7  LAMINATED PLATES AND SHELLS 

7.1 
Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Sandwich Structures based on a New Efficient Plate Triangular Element
O. Polit and M. Touratier 
273 
7.2 
A Semianalytical Higher Order Model: Piezolaminated Axisymmetric Shells
I.F. Pinto Correia, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares 
281 
7.3 
Optimizing Uncertain Layered Composites Via a Linear Matrix Inequalities Approach
C. Mariani, F. Ragnedda and M. Serra 
291 
7.4 
A Continuum based 3DShell Element for Computation of Laminated Structures and Finite Strain Plasticity Problems
S. Klinkel, W. Wagner and F. Gruttmann 
297 
8  COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 

8.1 
Crippling Analysis of Composite Stringers based on Complete Unloading Method
JH. Kweon 
311 
8.2 
Numerical Modelling of Fatigue Degradation of FibreReinforced Composite Materials
W. Van Paepegem and J. Degrieck 
319 
8.3 
Modeling a Modular Pedestrian Bridge Composed of a Concrete Deck and a Truss Girder with IPC Sandwich Panels
C. De Roover, J. Vantomme, J. Wastiels, K. Croes, H. Cuypers, L. Taerwe and H. Blontrock 
327 
8.4 
NonLinear Analysis of Composite Beams by a Displacement Approach
A. Dall'Asta and A. Zona 
337 
8.5 
The Effect of Stiffeners on the Optimal Design of Laminated Plates Subject to Buckling Loads: A Comparative Study
M. Walker 
349 
8.6 
Edge Effects in CrossPly Laminated Hollow Cylindrical Shells
J.Q. Ye 
359 
8.7 
Assessment of Four Shear Deformation Theories for Laminated Composite Structures based on Both Static and Dynamic Analysis
DC. Zhu and ZY. Xu 
365 
9  COMPUTER MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF STEELCONCRETE COMPOSITE JOINTS 

9.1 
Modelling of Continuous SteelConcrete Composite Beams: Computational Aspects
G. Manfredi, G. Fabbrocino and E. Cosenza 
375 
9.2 
NonLinear Analysis of the LowCycle Fracture Behaviour of Bolted Steel Connections
O.S. Bursi, F. Ferrario and V. Fontanari 
385 
9.3 
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of SemiRigid Bolted EndPlate Connections
P.J. Fanning, M. Tucker and B.M. Broderick 
397 
9.4 
A Three Dimensional Finite Element Modelling of a Typical Composite Steel Concrete BeamtoColumn Joint
C. Doneux 
405 