Preliminaries |

**I** | **INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES** |

1 |
FEM and BEM: Are we able to manage all available Information?
J. Mackerle |

**II** | **ENGINEERING DESIGN** |

2 |
The Creation of Novel Images of Product Shapes from the Design Aspect Space Activated by Non-Linear Dynamics
K. Sakita and M. Igoshi |

3 |
A Reverse Engineering Approach for Finite Element Model Generation of Historical Constructions and Industrial Parts
L. Fine, J.-C. Léon |

4 |
Numerical Modelling for the Design of Urban Drainage System
D.S. Jeng and D. Becirevic |

5 |
An Optimised Solution for the Preliminary Design of the Ribeiradio RCC Dam
R.C. Barros and R.T. Teixeira |

**III** | **KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS** |

6 |
A Knowledge Based Expert System for Seismic Assessment of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings
A.W. Sadek and M.K. Swailem |

**IV** | **OBJECT ORIENTED METHODS** |

7 |
Object-Oriented Methods and Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis: Advantages and Difficulties
R.I. Mackie |

8 |
Developing Extendable Component-Oriented Finite Element Software
M. Dolenc |

9 |
Object Oriented Boundary Element Programming: A First Approach
P.A. Pagliosa and J.B. Paiva |

10 |
An Object Oriented Method for Tetrahedral Mesh Refinement
J.M. Gonzalez-Yuste, R. Montenegro, J.M. Escobar, G. Montero and E. Rodriguez |

**V** | **CAD AND MESH GENERATION** |

11 |
Locally Optimal Unstructured Finite Element Meshes in Three Dimensions
R. Mahmood and P.K. Jimack |

12 |
Triangulation of 3D Surfaces: From Parametric to Discrete Surfaces
D. Rypl and Z. Bittnar |

13 |
Decomposition Method Applied to Orthogonal Polyhedra
R. Obiala, B.H.V. Topping, D.E.R. Clark and G.M. Seed |

**VI** | **VIRTUAL REALITY** |

14 |
Constraint-based 3D Direct Manipulations for Intuitive and Precise Solid Modelling in a Virtual Reality Environment
Y. Zhong and W. Müller-Wittig |

**VII** | **ENGINEERING SIMULATION** |

15 |
Effects of Stenting Shapes on the Wall Shear Stress in the Angulated Coronary Stenosis
S.H. Suh, M.T. Cho, H.M. Kwon and S.S. Yoo |

**VIII** | **BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS** |

16 |
Evaluation of Inverse Boundary Element Techniques using Experimental Photoelastic Measurements
P. Wang, A.A. Becker, I.A. Jones and T.H. Hyde |

17 |
On the Use of Singular Boundary Elements in Fracture Analysis of Creeping Cracked Metallic Components
C.P. Providakis |

18 |
A Computer Aided Design System for the Analysis of Transferred Potentials in Earthing Systems
I. Colominas, G. Mosqueira, J. Gómez-Calviño, F. Navarrina and M. Casteleiro |

19 |
Integration of Hypersingular Kernels in Symmetric BEM Analysis of Kirchhoff Plates
M. Mazza and M. Aristodemo |

**IX** | **THREE-DIMENSIONAL SIMULATIONS IN UNDERGROUND WORKS** |

20 |
Three Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Real World Geomechanical Problems
A. Truty and Th. Zimmermann |

21 |
Numerical Simulation of Earthworks and Retaining System for a Large Excavation
F. Geiser, S. Commend and J. Crisinel |

22 |
Tunnel Junction at Shallow Cover: A Case Study
J. Jäger |

23 |
Modelling and Simulation in Civil Engineering Practice
J.-L. Sarf |

24 |
Three Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Temporary Supports Carrying Large Inclined Forces
A. Urbanski |

**X** | **SOLUTION METHODS FOR THE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION** |

25 |
Computations and Analyses of Convection in Liquid Bridges
F.T. Smith and D.A.R. Davies |

26 |
Numerical Simulation of the Flow Induced by a Circular Cylinder Subject to Forced Oscillations
S. Kocabiyik and F.M. Mahfouz |

27 |
Numerical Simulation of Steady and Unsteady Mixed Convection from Tubes of Elliptic Cross-section
H.M. Badr and E.H. Ahmed |

**XI** | **INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF CFD** |

28 |
CFD Analysis of Free Surface Flow with Droplet Interaction
N. Vogl |

29 |
Analysis of Three Dimensional MHD flows in an Electric Furnace
J.L. Xia and T. Ahokainen |

30 |
CFD Studies on Fin and Tube Heat Exchangers: Critical Analysis of the Numerical Solutions Reliability
C.D. Pérez Segarra, C. Lifante, C. Oliet and J. Cadafalch |

31 |
CFD-Simulation of Swirling In-Cylinder Flow using Advanced Mesh Motion Capabilities
A. Boemer and S. Artiaga-Hahn |

32 |
Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction with an Improved Coupling Strategy
M. Kuntz, J. Carregal Ferreira, F.R. Menter and G.N.M. Oudendijk |

33 |
The Application of Advanced CFD-Methods to the Design of Highly Efficient Steam Turbines
T. Thiemann, A. de Lazzer and M. Deckers |

34 |
Quasi-Three-Dimensional (Q-3D) Simulation of Unsteady Compressible Flow in Turbomachinery
O. Schäfer |

35 |
CFD Simulations of Three-Dimensional Flow in Turbomachinery Applications
J. Yan, D. Gregory-Smith and A. Karanjkar |

**XII** | **ANALYSIS AND MODELLING OF FLUID PROBLEMS** |

36 |
Ship Shock Modelling and Simulation for Far-Field Underwater Explosion
Y.S. Shin |

37 |
Roll Waves Evolution in High Gradient Channels to a Non-Newtonian Rheology
G.F. Maciel |

38 |
Water Waves Generated by Local Disturbance: Serre's Model Validity
G.F. Maciel and M.F. Nascimento |

**XIII** | **SIMULATION OF CASTING AND FORGING PROBLEMS** |

39 |
Modelling of High Pressure Die Casting using the CSPH Method
M. Profit, S. Kulaesegaram, J. Bonet and R.W. Lewis |

40 |
Finite Element Analysis of the Effects of Tapered Preforms on the Final Product in Cold Upsetting
Ö. Dogan, M.I. Gökler and H. Darendeliler |

**XIV** | **PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING** |

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Domain Decomposition Methods on Heterogeneous Cluster
J. Kruis and Z. Bittnar |

42 |
Distributed Framework for Parallel Finite Element Analysis in a CORBA Environment
M. Raghunath, C.V. Ramakrishnan, A. Ahlawat and B.P.B. Soma Shekar |

43 |
An Efficient Algorithm for Parallel Stiffness Matrix Assembling
A. Unterkircher and J. Reissner |

44 |
Effectiveness of Approximate Inverse Preconditioning by using the MR algorithm on an Origin 2400
T. Tanaka and T. Nodera |

45 |
Dynamic Analysis of Strap-on Rocket Boosters using a Parallelized Chimera Grid Scheme
S.-H. Ko, S. Choi, C. Kim, O.-H. Rho and J.-J. Park |

**XV** | **MULTIBODY MODELLING AND SIMULATION** |

46 |
Some Aspects on Modelling of the Electric Drives with MBS Programs
T. Hammarberg, A. Rouvinen and O. Pyrhönen |

47 |
Integration of Multibody System Analysis Information based on Database Technology
H. Ma and K. Orsborn |

**XVI** | **DATABASE APPLICATIONS** |

48 |
On the Relational Database Type Numerical Programming
B. Kiss and A. Krebsz |

49 |
A Technical Information System for Collaborative Material Research
R. Chudoba, C. Butenweg and W. Kuhlmann |

50 |
A System for Information Management in Simulation of Manufacturing Processes
H. Johansson, P. Åström and K. Orsborn |

**XVII** | **GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** |

51 |
Consolidation Statistics via Monte Carlo Combined with Deterministic Thin Layer Method
M. Badaoui, A. Nour, A. Slimani and M.K. Berrah |

52 |
Numerical and Centrifuge Modelling of the Uplift Behaviour of Piles in Cohesionless Soil
E.A. Dickin |

53 |
Probabilistic Seismic Response of Heterogeneous Soil Profile
A. Nour, A. Slimani, N. Laouami and H. Afra |

54 |
Nonlinear Pile-Soil-Structure Interaction under Transient Impact Loading
S. Küçükarslan and P.K. Banerjee |

55 |
A Simulation of Deflection for Lateral Loaded Single Pile by using Polynomial
K.-H. Chen, L.-H. Wang and J.Y.-H. Chang |

56 |
Ultimate Limit State Design of Sheet Pile Walls by Finite Elements and Nonlinear Programming
K. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde and S. Krabbenhoft |

57 |
Seepage Flow in the Vicinity of a Cofferdam
H.T. Teo and D.S. Jeng |

58 |
Discontinuous Deformation Analysis for the Wave-Induced Settlement of a Seawall
D.S. Jeng, Y. Oh and S. Chen |

59 |
A Use of Planar Frame Elements and P-Y Curves for Laterally Loaded Pile Analysis
K.-H. Chen, L.-H. Wang and J.Y.-H. Chang |

60 |
Finite Element Based Homogenisation of Cellular Geo-Composites
A. Urbanski |

**XVIII** | **OPTIMIZATION FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN** |

61 |
Project Time-Cost Analysis under Generalised Precedence Relations
S. Sakellaropoulos and A.P. Chassiakos |

62 |
Application of Robust Design Optimization to Extrusion Slit Die Design
S.J. Bates, J. Sienz, J.F.T. Pittman and D.S. Langley |

63 |
The Design and Optimisation of a UCAV Wing Manufactured using Advanced Composite Materials
D. Jonson and K. Jordan |

64 |
Discrete and Continuous Structural Optimisation Using Evolution Strategies
A.F. Ulusoy and F. Erbatur |

65 |
Globalized Nelder-Mead Method for Engineering Optimization
M.A. Luersen and R. Le Riche |

66 |
Optimal Design of Lead Rubber Bearing Seismic Isolators in Buildings
C.P. Katsaras and V.K. Koumousis |

67 |
Topology Automotive Component Design by Optimality Criteria and given Lagrange Multiplier
G. Chiandussi, I. Gaviglio and A. Ibba |

68 |
A Combined Heuristic Technique for the Optimal Design of Civil Engineering Structures with Implicit Constraints and Nonlinear Deformations
H. Schmidt and G. Thierauf |

**XIX** | **GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN** |

69 |
Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms in Pump Scheduling Optimisation
A. Sotelo, C. von Lücken and B. Barán |

70 |
Hybrid Optimization Approach to Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames
M. Leps, J. Zeman and Z. Bittnar |

71 |
Optimal Allocation of Service Facilities for an Expressway
A. O'hashi, Y. Kohama and A. Miyamura |

72 |
Parameter Estimation in a 3-D Wind Field Adaptive Model Using GAs
G. Montero, E. Rodriguez, R. Montenegro, J.M. Escobar and J.M. Gonzalez-Yuste |

73 |
Genetic Algorithms Based Optimization of Three-Dimensional Alignments for Highways
M. Yamasaki, T. Hongo, K. Hiyane, J. Iio and T. Yatabe |

74 |
The Effect of Oscillating Population Size and Re-initialization on the Performance of Genetic Algorithms
V.K. Koumousis and C.P. Katsaras |

75 |
Optimal Construction Management using an Improved Genetic Algorithm
H. Furuta, K. Nakatsu and T. Matsumoto |

76 |
Optimal Allocation of Underground Shopping Mall by Immune Algorithm and Simulation
H. Furuta and N. Tsujioka |

77 |
Application of FEV Method and Genetic Algorithm in Optimization of Resin Hardening Technological Processes
A. Muc and P. Saj |

**XX** | **NEURAL NETWORKS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ANALYSIS** |

78 |
Identification of Impact Loading Characteristics of Composite Laminated Cylindrical Shells using Neural Networks
Y.-S. Lee, C.-H. Ryu and C.-M. Myung |

79 |
Bridge Pier Live Load Analysis using Neural Networks
M.E. Williams and M.I. Hoit |

80 |
Neural Identification for Critical Flutter Load of a Cracked Shaft Simultaneously Subjected to a Follower Force with an Axial Force
I. Takahashi |

81 |
Solution of Nonmonotone Friction Unilateral Contact Problems within a Neural Network Environment
E.S. Mistakidis |

82 |
Stochastic Model of the Energy Performance Index of Residential Buildings
I. Flood, R.R. Issa, M. Asmus and K. Turkoglu |

83 |
Dynamic-Neural Modelling of the Thermal Behaviour of Buildings
R.R. Issa, I. Flood and C. Abi Shdid |

84 |
Application of Self-Organizing Maps to Classification of Bridge Images
H. Shiro, M. Hirokane and H. Furuta |

85 |
A Study on Generalized Neural Network System for Recognizing Nonlinear Behaviour of Structures
T. Mazda, H. Otsuka, W. Yabuki and M. Tsuruta |

86 |
Optimizing Synaptic Weights of Neural Networks
J. Drchal, A. Kucerová and J. Nemecek |