Preliminaries 
I  MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEAMS AND BIMORPHS SESSION ORGANISED BY A. BENJEDDOU AND C.M. MOTA SOARES 
1 
Control of ThermallyInduced Vibrations in a Composite Beam
F. Ashida and T.R. Tauchert 
2 
Finite Element of a Smart Beam with Piezoelectric Patches using Electroelastic Formulation
S.N. Ahmad, C.S. Upadhyay and C. Venkatesan 
3 
Finite Element Modelling of Hybrid Beams with Patch Sensors and Actuators using a Coupled Efficient Zigzag Theory
N. Alam and S. Kapuria 
4 
Passive Vibration Damping using Shunted ShearMode Piezoceramics
A. Benjeddou and J.A. RangerVieillard 
5 
Finite Element Modelling of Beams with Arbitrary Active Constrained Layer Damping Treatments
C.M.A. Vasques, B. Mace, P. Gardonio and J.D. Rodrigues 
6 
Beam Models of Piezoelectric Laminates
C. Maurini, J. Pouget and F. dell'Isol 
7 
On Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Piezoelectric Bimorphs
C. Poizat and A. Benjeddou 
8 
Classical and Optimal Active Vibration Control of Smart Piezoelectric Beams
C.M.A. Vasques and J.D. Rodrigues 
9 
Simulation and Analysis of Effective Properties of Porous Piezocomposites
P.M. Bondarev, A.V. Belokon and L.S. Xanthis 
10 
Modelling and Simulation of Smart Tubular Composites
P. Bondarev, L.S. Xanthis, A. Benjeddou and A. Nasedki 
II  MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE PLATES AND SHELLS SESSION ORGANISED BY A. BENJEDDOU AND C.M. MOTA SOARES 
11 
A Unified Formulation for Finite Element Analysis of Piezoelectric Adaptive Plates
A. Robaldo, E. Carrera and A. Benjeddou 
12 
Closedform Solutions for the Free Vibration Problem of Multilayered Piezoelectric Shells

13 
A New Hybrid Plate Model for Response and Control of Smart Laminates
A.H. Sheikh and P. Topdar 
14 
On Analytical and Numerical Studies of Composite Structures Including Piezoelectric Elements
A. Fernandes and J. Pouget 
15 
Electric Potential Approximations for an Eight Node Plate Finite Element
O. Polit and I. Bruant 
16 
Parameter Estimation in Active Plate Structures

17 
Optimal Configuration of Piezoelectric Actuators in Vibrating Piezolaminated Structures
M.A. Hamdi Alaoui, M. Rahmoune and E. Benghoulam 
18 
Solution of Thick Laminated Cylindrical Panels with Piezoelectric Layers under Dynamic Loading
M. Shakeri, M.R. Eslami and A. Daneshmehr 
19 
Identification of Damping in Selected Magnetorheological Composites
J. Kaleta, D. Lewandowski and G. Zietek 
20 
An Active Vibration Control Study for an Electrical Machine
K.M.J. Tammi, A.J. Hynninen and P.J. Klinge 
III  MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY A. BENJEDDOU AND C.M. MOTA SOARES 
21 
A Technique for Optimally Designing FibreReinforced Laminated Plates for Minimum Weight with Manufacturing Uncertainty
M. Walker and R. Hamilton 
22 
Mass Conservation Enhancement of Free Boundary Mesolevel Flows during LCM Processes of Composites Manufacturing

23 
Optimizing the Composition of a Functionally Graded Material
F.C. Figueiredo, L.A. Borges and F.A. Rochinha 
24 
Optimal Dynamic Response of Composite Structures using a Hierarchical Genetic Algorithm

25 
High Volume Fraction AlSiCp Composites: A Numerical Study on the Thermal Expansion Coefficient
F. TeixeiraDias, A. AndradeCampos, J. PinhodaCruz and J.A. Oliveira 
26 
Finite Element Initial Buckling and Postbuckling Initial Failure Analysis of Short Pultruded GRP Columns Subjected to Uniform End Compression
G.J. Turvey and Y. Zhang 
27 
Elastic Behaviour of Reinforced Sandwich Beams
M. Leite, A. Silva and M. Freitas 
28 
Modelling CrossPly Laminated Elastic Shells by a HigherOrder Theory and Multiquadrics
A.J.M. Ferreira, C.M.C. Roque and R.M.N. Jorge 
29 
A Multiparticle Finite Element for Free Edge Effect Analysis of Laminated Composites
V.T. Nguyen and J.F. Caron 
30 
Analysis of Laminates using the ElementFree Galerkin Method
J. Belinha and L.M.J.S. Dinis 
IV  COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR MULTILAYERED STRUCTURES SESSION ORGANISED BY E. CARRERA 
31 
Unified Partial Mixed Variational Formulations for Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress Dynamic Coupled Responses of Multilayer Composites
A. Benjeddou and O. Andrianarison 
32 
Analysis of Composite Plates using a Layerwise Theory and Radial Basis Functions
A.J.M. Ferreira 
33 
Finite Element Analysis of the Influence of Temperature Profile on Thermoelasticity of Multilayered Plates
A. Robaldo 
34 
C1 Plate and Shell Finite Element for Geometrically NonLinear Analysis of Multilayered Structures
O. Polit, F. Dau and M. Touratie 
35 
Considerations on HigherOrder Finite Elements for Multilayered Plates based on a Unified Formulation

36 
A Layerwise Model for Soft Core Sandwich Panels
R. Moreira and J.D. Rodrigues 
37 
Treatment of Stress Variables in Advanced Multilayered Plate Elements based upon Reissner's Mixed Variational Theorem
L. Demasi 
38 
Hybrid StressStrain Elements based on the FirstOrder SingleLayer and LayerWise Shell Theories
G.M. Kulikov and S.V. Plotnikova 
39 
Mesodynamics of a 3D C/C Composite under Shock Loading: a Dedicated Computational Multiscale Approach

40 
WaveletBased FEM Analysis of Composites with Interface Defects
M. Kaminski 
41 
Nonlinear Deformation and Microdamaging of Anisotropic Porous Composites
L. Nazarenko 
42 
Development of a Numerical FEM Model for NonCrimp Fabric Composite Materials
N. Tessitore and A. Riccio 
43 
MAC LAM: New Software for the Mechanical Analysis of Composites and Laminates
A. Diaz, R. Castaneda, R. Gameros, J.F. Caron and A. Ehrlacher 
V  FAILURE ANALYSIS FOR COMPOSITES: ENGINEERING APPROACHES AND HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED MODELS SESSION ORGANISED BY R. ROLFES AND J. TESSMER 
44 
Numerical Models Concerning Structures with MultiLayered Textile Strengthening

45 
Delamination Growth Simulation under Monotone and Fatigue Loading
Y. Ousset 
46 
Modelling Foreign Object Damage in Composite Aircraft Structures
A.F. Johnson and M. Holzapfel 
47 
Delamination and SkinStringer Separation Analysis in Composite Stiffened Shells
R. Rikards, K. Kalnins and O. Ozolinsh 
48 
Postbuckling Simulation of Stiffened Composite Panels

49 
Alleviation of Stress Concentrations in a Stiffened Composite Torsion Box: A Methodological Approach
H. Abramovich and T. Weller 
50 
An Investigation on the Stress Distribution around Holes in Compressively Loaded Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Composite Laminates
S. Vijayarangan, V. Krishnaraj, M. Senthil Kumar and A. Ramesh Kumar 
51 
2D Finite Element Model for the Analysis of ElasticPlastic Composites Subjected to 3D Stresses
A. Taliercio 
52 
Difficulties with NonHomogeneous Failure Criteria Like TsaiWu for Composite Laminates
A.A. Groenwold and R.T. Haftka 
VI  MATERIAL MODELS AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS SESSION ORGANISED BY M.H.B.M. SHARIFF 
53 
Modelling and Optimization of Die Casting Process Control
J.C. Ferreira 
54 
A Generalized Cap Plasticity Model for Cold Compaction of Powder Forming Processes
A.R. Azami and A.R. Khoei 
55 
Anisotropic StressSoftening Model for Damaged Materials
M.H.B.M. Shariff and M.A. Noor 
56 
Ductile Fracture under Dynamic Loading using a StrainRate Dependent Cohesive Model
M. Anvari, I. Scheider and C. Thaulow 
57 
An Integration Algorithm for NonIsotropic Finite Strain Plasticity
M. Cuomo and M. Fagone 
58 
Mixed Formulations for Nonlocal Plasticity
F. Marotti De Sciarra 
59 
Error Estimates for Finite Element Approximation of Hemivariational Inequalities
M.A. Noor and M.H.B.M. Shariff 
60 
A New Damage Model based on Nonlocal Displacements

61 
NonConventional Finite Element Models using Continuum Damage Mechanics
C.M. Silva and L.M.S. Castro 
62 
Validation of Finite Element Approaches for Modelling Creep Continuum Damage Mechanics
T.H. Hyde, A.A. Becker and W. Sun 
63 
A Micromechanical Model for Inelastic Ductile Damage Prediction in Polycrystalline Metals
M. Boudifa, K. Saanouni and J.L. Chaboche 
64 
Modelling and FEM Simulation of RP Stereolithography Material
J.C. Ferreira 
VII  FORMULATIONS AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR FINITE STRAINS SESSION ORGANISED BY J. PLESEK 
65 
Formulation, Verification and Numerical Procedures for Hencky's Elasticity Model

66 
Numerical Simulation of Rubber Tread Blocks in Frictional Sliding
K. Hofstetter, Ch. Grohs, J. Eberhardsteiner and H.A. Mang 
67 
Comparison of Objective Stress Rates in Single Parameter Strain Cycles
A.T.M. Meyers, H. Xiao and O.T. Bruhns 
68 
An Intrinsic Lagrangian Statement of Constitutive Laws

69 
Objective Time Derivative Defined as Covariant Derivative
Z. Fiala 
70 
Stabilized Element Formulations for Multiscale and Multifield problems with Application to Ductile Damage and Failure Modeling
B. Svendsen, F. Reusch and S. Reese 
71 
Numerical Modelling and Homogenized Constitutive Law of Large Deforming Porous Media
E. Rohan and R. Cimrman 
72 
Application of the Concept of Evolving Structure Tensors to the Modeling of Initial and Induced Anisotropy in Engineering Structures at Large Deformations
B. Svendsen and S. Reese 
73 
Modeling the Crystallographic Texture Induced Anisotropy based on Tensorial Fourier Coefficients

74 
Minimal States and Maximum Free Energies of Materials with Memory
J.M. Golden 
75 
Mechanical Approach of Plasticity in the Presence of Damage
R. Souchet 
76 
RC with Large Displacements: Optimization Applied to Experimental Results
R.M.L.R.F. Brasil and M.A. Silva 
77 
Fatigue Assessment of Bolted Bar Connections in Crane Structures

VIII  NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SESSION ORGANISED BY P.L. RIBEIRO 
78 
Divergence, Hopf and DoubleZero Bifurcations of a Nonlinear Planar Beam
A. Luongo and A. Di Egidio 
79 
Finite Element and ReducedOrder Analytical Models for Nonlinear Response of Cables to Harmonic Loadings
F. Vestroni, V. Gattulli, L. Martinell and F. Perott 
80 
Frequency Domain Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Free Vibrations of 3D Beams
P. Ribeiro and R. Lopes Alonso 
81 
Modal Interactions in Shallow Arches
P. Ribeiro 
82 
Time Domain Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Vibrations of Composite Laminated Plates by the Hierarchical Finite Element Method
R.P. Duarte and P. Ribeiro 
83 
Aeroelastic Modes for Nonlinear Panel Flutter at Elevated Temperatures
X. Guo and C. Mei 
84 
Reduced Order Methods for Prediction of ThermalAcoustic Fatigue
A. Przekop and S.A. Rizzi 
85 
Dynamic Nonlinear Buckling: Slow Modulation and Noise
H.G. Davies 
86 
On Some New Aspects of Nonlinear Modes of Vibrating Systems
S. Bellizzi, R. Arquier, R. Bouc and B. Cochelin 
87 
Geometrical Approach to Two DegreesOfFreedom Mechanical System Dynamics
J. Awrejcewicz, D. Sendkowski and M. Kazmierczak 
88 
Nonlinear Flow effects on Immersed Spent Nuclear Racks
M. Moreira and J. Antunes 
89 
Cosserat Methods and the FluidStructure Interaction
D.A. Burton, D.Q. Cao, R.W. Tucker and C. Wang 
90 
Modelling and Numerical Analysis of RainWind Induced Vibrations
C. Seidel and D. Dinkler 
91 
Modelling of Complex Vibratory Behaviours of Nuclear Power Plant Components based on a Vector ARMA Method
D. Daucher, M. Fogli and D. Clair 
IX  BIOMECHANICAL SIMULATIONS SESSION ORGANISED BY A. ERIKSSON 
92 
Parallel Computing for Large Scale Stress Analysis of the Shape Adaptation of Bone Microstructures
T. Yamada, K. Tsubota and A. Makinouchi 
93 
A Comparative Study of the Hemodynamic Hypotheses for the Generation and Development of Atherosclerosis
S.H. Suh, H.W. Roh, H.M. Kwon and B.K. Le 
94 
Sports Biomechanics: Kinetic Analysis of Exercise using Inverse Dynamics and Pressure Insoles
R. SantosRocha and A. Veloso 
95 
The Relationship Between Sound Waves and Ear Ossicle Chain Movements

96 
An Improved Implementation of the Topology Optimization Method Applied to Electrical Impedance Tomography Imaging
C.R. Lima and E.C.N. Silva 
97 
Temporal Finite Element Descriptions in Structural Dynamics
A. Eriksson 
98 
Intervertebral Kinetics Modelling and its Simulated Biological Control

99 
Simulation of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Transportation

100 
Application of the Boundary Element Method to the Simulation of Surgery including Haptic Feedback
P. Wang, A.A. Becker, A.T. Glover, S.D. Benford, C.M. Greenhalgh, M. Vloebergh and I.A. Jones 
101 
ThreeDimensional Model of Cementless Acetabular Cup Migration

102 
Finite Element Models of Parts of Human Musculosceletal System Constructed from CT Data

103 
Selection of the Cost Function for Determination of Muscle Forces
T. Phanindra and S. Majumdar 
104 
Modelling of Basilar Membrane Excitation

X  COMPUTATIONAL STOCHASTIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION SESSION ORGANISED BY K. MARTI AND G.I. SCHUËLLER 
105 
A Hierarchical Parallel Solver for Stochastic Finite Element Equations
H.G. Matthies and A. Keese 
106 
NonLinear Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Shells with NonHomogeneous Random Imperfections
V. Papadopoulos and M. Papadrakakis 
107 
On the Generalised PerturbationBased Stochastic Finite Element Method
M. Kaminski 
108 
NonLinear Systems Driven by White Noise Processes and Handled by the Characteristic Function Equations
M. Di Paola and G. Cottone 
109 
Dynamic Elastic Analysis of MDOF Structures with Random Strengths
S. Benfratello and F. Giambanco 
110 
Validation of Spacecraft Structural Dynamic Models based on a Stochastic Methodology

111 
Exact Solutions for Some Statically Indeterminate Stochastic Beams
G. Falsone and A. Sofi 
112 
A Multiscale "Trefftz" Computational Method for MediumFrequency Vibrations of Assemblies of Heterogeneous Plates with Uncertainties

113 
Sampling Techniques for Sequential Kriging Metamodels in Robust Design Optimisation
F. Jurecka, M. Ganser and K.U. Bletzinger 
114 
A New Method of Automatic Concept Model Generation for Optimisation and Robust Design of Passenger Cars

115 
Computation of Probabilities of Survival for Elastoplastic Mechanical Structures
K. Marti 
XI  DIFFERENTIAL QUADRATURE, GENERALISED METHODS AND RELATED DISCRETE ELEMENT METHODS SESSION ORGANISED BY C.N. CHEN 
116 
Differential Quadrature, Generalized Methods, Related Discrete Element Analysis Methods and EDQ Based Time Integration Method for Composite Structural Problems
C.N. Chen 
117 
Analysis of Load Movement in Mining Mills

118 
Numerical Integration of Interpolation and Test Functions on any Convex Polyhedrons

119 
Contact Detection between AxiallyAsymmetric Ellipsoids for Discrete Element Modeling
S. Johnson, J.R. Williams and B.K. Cook 
120 
Generalized Collocation Methods for Rotational Shells Free Vibration Analysis
E. Artioli, P.L. Gould and E. Viola 
121 
3D Discrete Element Method based on the Bipotential Contact
I. Sanni, J. Fortin and P. Coorevits 
XII  STABILITY OF INELASTIC DEFORMATION PROCESSES SESSION ORGANISED BY I. DOLTSINIS AND V.D. DA SILVA 
122 
ThinWalled Member Plastic Bifurcation Analysis using Generalised Beam Theory

123 
On the Investigation of Material Stability during the Simulation of Ductile Damage in Metallic Materials
F. Reusch and B. Svendsen 
124 
Stability of the FE Computation of Softening Plasticity using an Overlay Model
V. Dias da Silva 
XIII  MESHFREE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 
125 
Some Practical Issues in the Implementation of Meshfree Methods with reference to the Method of Finite Spheres
S. De 
126 
Element Free Analysis on a Mapped Plane
T. Ohkami, E. Toyoshima and S. Koyama 
127 
A Meshless Dynamic Finite Element for Beam Vibrations including Rotary Inertia
S.M. Hashemi and D. Pereira 
128 
Extension of the Fixed Grid Finite Element Method to Eigenvalue Problems
F.S. Maan, O.M. Querin and D.C. Barton 
129 
The Application of RKPM for the Numerical Simulation of PressureSensitive Material using a Cap Plasticity Model
A.R. Khoei and M. Samimi 
XIV  STATIC AND DYNAMIC REANALYSIS 
130 
Nonlinear and Dynamic Structural Analysis using Linear Reanalysis
U. Kirsch and M. Bogomolni 
XV  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND GRAPH THEORY 
131 
Statics and Kinematics of Spherical Trusses

132 
Transforming Knowledge to Structures from Other Engineering Fields by Means of Graph Representations
O. Shai and D. Rubin 
XVI  FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND SOLUTION METHODS 
133 
Modelling ThreeDimensional Effects in SingleLap Bonded Joints using Interface Finite Elements

134 
The Finite Element Method on Quadrilateral Meshes
D. Boffi 
135 
An Assessment of Displacement Finite Elements for Couple Stress Elasticity
E. Providas and M.A. Kattis 
136 
Validation of Various Linear Spring Stiffness Definitions for a Simple Physical Model for Vibrational Analysis of Cracked Beam Elements Subjected to a Combination of Transverse Loads

137 
Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Risers with a NonLinear Hybrid Frame Element
D.L. Kayser Jr. and B.P. Jacob 
138 
Modelling of Unconstrained Cylindrical Bending Processes using the Finite Element Method
G. Giuliano and S. Turchetta 
139 
On the Flexibilitybased Solutions for Beam Elements with Bilinear Material Model
W. Barham, G.F. Dargush and A.J. Aref 
140 
A Benchmark for 3D Solid Finite Elements using Bending with Shear
H. Werner 
XVII  BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS 
141 
Boundary Element Analysis of Orthotropic Prismatic Beams
D. Gaspari and M. Aristodemo 
142 
A ThreeParameter Boundary Element Formulation for Bending Plates under Initial Fields

143 
A Complex Variables Technique for Evaluating Double Integrals in a Symmetric BEM
M. Mazza and M. Aristodemo 
144 
Fracture Analysis of Mode III Problems by the Trefftz Boundary Element Approach
J. Wang, Y.H. Cui, M. Dhanasekar and Q.H. Qi 
XVIII  STEEL STRUCTURES 
145 
NonLinear Carrying Capacity of Asymmetric ThreeDimensional Braced Steel Frames
R.C. Barros and M.B. Cesar 
146 
Finite Element Simulation of Coldformed Steel PurlinSheeting Systems for Evaluating the Rotational Restraint
K.B. Katnam, R. Van Impe, G. Lagae and M. De Beule 
147 
Finite Element Study of Nonlinear Behaviour of Steel Angle Tension Members
P. Usha and V. Kalyanaraman 
148 
Studies on the Behaviour of Restrained Steel Columns Exposed to Fire
J.P.C. Rodrigues 
149 
Large Deformation ElasticPlastic Analysis of Uprights of Steel Racks
A. Fadel, N. AbdelRahman, M. ElSadaawy and S.A. Moura 
150 
Analytical Evaluation of Local Buckling Behaviour of HSection Steel Members
T. Ohtsuka and S. Motoyui 
151 
Design of Welded Steel BeamtoColumn Connections with a TStiffener
E.B. Machaly, S.S. Safar and M.A. Youssef 
152 
Genetic Algorithm based Structural Optimisation of BeamtoColumn SemiRigid Joints
F.B. Ramires, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and J.G.S. da Silv 
153 
A NonLinear System for SemiRigid Steel Portal Frame Analysis
A.A. Del Savio, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.F. Martha 
154 
Numerical Evaluation of the Response of the Column Web Panel under Asymmetrical Patch Loading

155 
Effect of Loss of Bolt Tightness on the Integrity of Butt Joints under a Biaxial Stress Field
K. Ding and M. Dhanasekar 
156 
Numerical Analysis of the Buckling Behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Members

157 
Seismic Design of MR Steel Frames with Slender Shear Walls
G. De Matteis, A. Formisano and F.M. Mazzolani 
158 
Excel Spreadsheets for the Design of Steel Beams with Multiple Web Openings
T.J. McCarthy, R. Schneider, N. Cunliffe and C. Barnshaw 
159 
Reliability Analysis of a Steel Frame with SemiRigid Connections

160 
NonLinear Simulation of Steel and Composite Steel/Concrete BeamtoColumn Connections
R.Y. Xiao and F. Pernetti 
XIX  SHAKEDOWN ANALYSIS 
161 
Finite Element Shakedown Analysis of TwoDimensional Structures
G. Garcea, G. Armentano and S. Petrolo 
162 
Optimal Shakedown Design of Bar Systems: Strength, Stiffness and Stability Constraints
J. Atkociunas and D. Merkeviciute 
163 
An Optimal Design Formulation according to some limited Ductility Behaviour
A. Caffarelli, F. Giambanco and L. Palizzolo 
XX  REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES 
164 
A Comparison of Service Life Prediction of Concrete Structures using the ElementFree Galerkin, Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods
H. Taghaddos, F. Mahmoodzadeh, A. Noorzad, S. Mohammadi and A. Ansari 
165 
Strength Optimum Design of Beams with MC90
M.H.F.M. Barros, A.F.M. Barros and C.C. Ferreira 
166 
Bond Slip in Modelling of RC Structures for Engineering Practice
L. Jendele and J. Cervenka 
167 
Analysis and Test of External Tendon Anchorage for Prestressed Concrete Girders
L. Huang, K. Komine and H. Hikosaka 
168 
Finite Element Simulation of Arching Action in Restrained Slabs
D.J. Robinson, S.E. Taylor and G.I.B. Rankin 
169 
Analysis of Structural Members under Fire Conditions using the Finite Element Method and PFEM_2D T
J.L. Calmon and C.J. Silva 
170 
Cracking Behavior of RC Panels under Biaxial Stresses
H.G. Kwak and D.Y. Kim 
171 
Effect of Expansion and Shrinkage on Deformation and Stresses of Reinforced Concrete Frames
H.A. ElGinidy and S.A. Mourad 
172 
Plastic Hinge Model for Reinforced Concrete Beams
S. Lopes and R. do Carmo 
173 
ReinforcedConcrete Twisted Beams
D. Zupan and M. Saje 
174 
Modelling the Behaviour of RC Girders Tested to Failure
J. Pencik 
175 
Reliability Analysis of RC Columns Strengthened by PostTensioning
J. Pencik and A. Florian 
176 
An Empirical Model for Curvature Ductility of Reinforced HighStrength Concrete Sections
O.M.O. Ramadan and S.F. Kansouh 
177 
Numerical Analysis of Punching Shear of HighStrength Steel Fiber Concrete Slabs
A.A. Hassan and S. AbdElbaky 
178 
SDOF System Demands for PerformanceBased Design of RC Structures
B. Taskin 
179 
The Effect of Creep on the Behaviour of RC Frames in Fire
S. Bratina, F. Saje, M. Saje and I. Planinc 
180 
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Concrete
S.A. Saif Eldeen and T. Taniguchi 
181 
Damage Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs
F. Sanches Jr. and W.S. Venturini 
182 
Efficient Reliability Analysis of RC Grids by Response Surface Methods
R.A. Neves, A. Mohamed, W.S. Venturini and M. Lemaire 
XXI  COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 
183 
Free Vibration of Laminated Composite Plates resting on Winkler Foundations
A.E. Assan 
184 
Analysis of ConcreteTimber Panels and TBeams
N.T. Mascia, J. Soriano and E.A. Nicolas 
185 
A Numerical Method to Determine the Characteristic Lengths of Composite Joints
J.H. Kweon, J.H. Choi, J.W. Jung and S.G. Lee 
186 
Failure Load Prediction of Mechanically Fastened Composite Joints using the Failure Area Index Method
J.H. Choi, C.O. Ryu, J.H. Kweon and G.M. Lee 
187 
Composite Structures made of Paper Laminates
H. Rothert 
188 
Exact Solution of MultiLayered Continuous Beams with InterLayer Slip
S. Schnabl, I. Planinc, B. Cas, M. Saje and G. Turk 
189 
Partial Interaction Analysis of Composite Beams by Means of the Finite Difference Method, the Finite Element Method, the Direct Stiffness Method and the Analytical Solution: A Comparative Study
G. Ranzi, M.A. Bradford, F. Gar and G. Leon 
190 
Free Vibration Analysis of a Spinning Composite Beam using the Dynamic Stiffness Method
J.R. Banerjee and H. Su 
191 
A Generic Fiber Model Algorithm for the Analysis of Arbitrary Cross Sections under Biaxial Bending and Axial Load
A. Charalampakis and V. Koumousis 
XXII  MASONRY STRUCTURES 
192 
A Numerical Method for the Stability Problem of Masonry Elements
B. Pintucchi and N. Zani 
193 
Design of Double Curvature Masonry Vaults by Eladio Dieste
D. Theodossopoulos and R. Pedreschi 
194 
Capacity Analysis of Textile Retrofitted Unreinforced Masonry
I. Kalker, B. Toll, S. Holler and C. Butenweg 
195 
Masonry MicroModelling adopting a Discontinuous Framework

XXIII  HOMOGENISATION: TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS 
196 
NonLinear Homogenization of Quarry Masonry

197 
MultiscaleBased Constitutive Modeling of Regular Natural Stone Masonry

198 
Masonry Homogenization: Failure Envelope Predictions
A. Mahieux and T.J. Massart 
199 
A MicroMacro Approach for Crack Propagation with Local Enrichment
P.A. Guidault, O. Allix, L. Champaney and J.P. Navarr 
200 
Homogenization of Stone Masonry with Irregular Geometry

201 
Evaluation of the Failure Criterion for Masonry by Homogenisation
M. Mistler, C. Butenweg and A. Anthoine 
202 
Applications of the MultiLevel FEM to Structural Masonry Computations
T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings and M.G.D. Geers 
203 
Modeling of Sandwich Structures and Localisation of 3D Displacements and Stresses
M. Guessasma, A. Saidi and P. Coorevits 
XXIV  CONCRETE MODELLING 
204 
Progression of the Crack Surface Formation in the Fracture Process Simulation of Cement Based Materials
S. Berton, J.E. Bolander and H. Hikosaka 
205 
Thermal Response of RCC Dams Considering the Effect of Placement Schedule
M.S. Jaafar, K.H. Bayagoob, J. Noorzaei, A.M. Waleed and R. Amini 
206 
Computational Model of Mesoscopic Structure of Concrete for Material Optimization
J.P.B. Leite, V. Slowik and V. Ape 
207 
Material Model of Hardening Concrete with Uncertainties

208 
Assessment of GRC Façade Panels Mechanical Behaviour with the FEM
J. Ribeiro Correia, J. Ferreira and F. Branco 
209 
Fracture and Tension Softening of High Performance Fibrous Concrete
R.Y. Xiao and C.S. Chin 
XXV  TIMBER STRUCTURES 
210 
Buckling Behaviour of Layered Wood Columns
B. Cas, M. Saje and I. Planinc 
211 
Evaluation of Timber Roof Structures using Close Range Photogrammetry Data

212 
3D FEM Models for TimberConcrete Joints
A. Dias, J.W. van de Kuilen, S. Lopes and H. Cru 
XXVI  TENSION STRUCTURES 
213 
Nonlinear FE Analysis of Tension Structures used to Stabilize the External North Façade of Pad 1920 in the Fiera di Bologna: Comparison of Two Different Proposed Solutions
R. Gori, M. Majowiecki and A. Mastropasqua 
214 
On the Accuracy of NonLinear Dynamic Analysis of Cable Structures
M. Barghian and S.N. Amiri 
215 
TimeDependent Analysis and SimulationBased Reliability Assessment of Suspended Cables with Rheological Properties
S. Kmet, M. Tomko and J. Brda 
216 
Mechanics and Structure of Spider Webs
A.S.K. Kwan 
XXVII  ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF BUILDING STRUCTURES 
217 
Dynamic Analysis of MultiBay Stiffened Coupled Shear Walls
O. Aksogan, M. Bikce and H.M. Arslan 
218 
Tall Buildings: Design and Behaviour
P. Jayachandran 
XXVIII  BRIDGE ENGINEERING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
219 
Dynamical Response of Composite Footbridges Due to Pedestrian Loads
J.G.S. da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, S.A.L. de Andrad, F.P. Figueiredo and A.V. de A. Mello 
220 
A Numerical Model for Measuring the WheelRail Contact Force resulting from a Dipped Joint
D.P. Hegarty, D.W. O'Dwyer and B. Basu 
221 
Structural Modeling of a BridgeRoadVehicle Dynamic Interaction System
H. Nassif, F.A. Malhas and D. Yuksel 
222 
SemiAnalytic Solution for Nonuniform EulerBernoulli Beams under Moving Forces

223 
WheelRail Contact Forces in HighSpeed Simply Supported Bridges at Resonance

224 
Determination of the Fatigue Life of a Large Span Railway Bridge
R. Gallagher, D.W. O'Dwyer and M. Hartnett 
225 
Consistency of Buffeting Analysis in Time and Frequency Domains for Long Span Bridges
Y. Li, H. Liao and S. Qiang 
226 
Numerical Aeroelastic Analysis of a Cable Stayed Bridge with a Pi Cross Section

227 
SemiActive Fuzzy Logic Control of Suspension Bridge Flutter
S. Pourzeynali and T.K. Datta 
XXIX  DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION OF STRUCTURES 
228 
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Truss Structures under Follower Forces
J.T. Chang and I.D. Huang 
229 
A JacobiDavidson Type Projection Method for General Nonlinear Eigenproblems
H. Voss 
230 
Solution of the Dynamical Problem of PantographCatenary Interaction: A High Performance Computing Approach
E. Arias, J. Benet, P. Brui, F. Cuartero and T. Rojo 
231 
Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Geometrically Exact Beams
M. Gams, M. Saje, S. Srpcic and I. Planinc 
232 
On a New Computational Approach for Transient Dynamics over the Low and Medium Frequency Ranges for Complex Engineering Structures

233 
Vibration Analysis of a ClampedClamped Beam with Axial Load and Magnetic Field
TP. Chang and MF. Liu 
234 
Optimal Active Suspension System Subject to Stationary Random Road Surfaces
M. Senthil Kumar, S. Vijayarangan and A. Mohandoss 
235 
Analysis of Waves Generated by Structure and Layered HalfSpace Interaction

236 
Experimental Analysis of a Steel Water Tank Tower
J. Bencat 
237 
The Dynamic Characteristics of a Concrete Building from Construction to Completion
E. Wahyuni and T. Ji 
238 
Dispersive Properties and Bifurcation of the Second Spectrum for Timoshenko's Flexural Waves in Numerical Simulations
J.E. Laier 
XXX  INVERSE ANALYSIS, DAMAGE DETECTION, ACCOUSTIC EMISSION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 
239 
NumericalExperimental Identification of the Elastic Properties in Composite Shells

240 
Application of the Damage Location Vector Method in Crack Detection
D. Huynh and D. Tran 
241 
Structural Damage Analysis of a Frame Structure Models using Filtering Algorithms
R. Endo and N. Tosaka 
242 
Solution Analysis of Denoising Equations Related to the MumfordShah Functional
H. Gu and S. Kindermann 
243 
Numerical, Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Acoustic Emission Waves in an Isotropic Plate
R.R. Naber, H. Bahai and B.E. Jones 
244 
Nondestructive Damage Evaluation of Plates
B.H. Kim, N. Stubbs and T. Park 
245 
Detection of Damage Level and Location in Structures using Measured Natural Frequencies
M.A.N. AbdelMooty and A.S. Hashad 
XXXI  BUCKLING AND STABILITY PROBLEMS 
246 
Static and Dynamic Stability of Frames with Linearly Tapered Columns
S.C. Kim, S.G. Lee, Y.J. Moon and C.Y. Son 
247 
LateralTorsional Buckling of Tapered ThinWalled Beams: 1D Formulation vs. Shell FE Analysis
A. Andrade, D. Camotim and P.B. Dinis 
248 
Connection to a Disjointed Path using a Complex Bifurcation Solution
T. Manabe, M. Kanazawa and N. Tosak 
249 
Analytical Solution of a Beam Element for Elastic Buckling Analysis
R. Adman and H. Afra 
250 
Numerical Analysis of the Axisymmetric Collapse of Cylindrical Tubes under Axial Loading
M. Shakeri, A. Alibeigloo and M. Ghajari 
251 
The Structural Behaviour of Tube and Fitting Access Scaffolding Systems
M.H.R. Godley and R.G. Beale 
XXXII  THIN WALLED STRUCTURES 
252 
Numerical Analysis of the Stress Distribution in Tube Structures with Multiple Internal Tubes
K.K. Lee, K.J. Lee and H.S. Hwang 
253 
Stability Analysis of ThinWalled Frames using a ShearFlexible Beam Element
G. Turkalj, D. Lanc and J. Brnic 
XXXIII  PLATES: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS 
254 
Analytical Axisymmetric Finite Elements with GreenLagrange Strains
P. Pedersen 
255 
Buckling of MultiStiffened Metal Plates Fabricated by NonConventional Methods
L.G. Vigh and I. Okura 
256 
Dynamic Relaxation Buckling Analysis of Viscoelastic Plates
M. Salehi and A. SafiDjahanshahi 
257 
Investigation of Natural Vibrations of Rectangular Plates of Variable Thickness with Different Boundary Conditions
V. Budak and A. Grigorenko 
258 
NonLinear Free Vibrations of Rectangular Plates: uvw Formulation
K. El Bikri, R. Benamar and M.M.K. Bennoun 
XXXIV  SHELLS: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS 
259 
Dynamic Behavior of NonUniform Composite Cylindrical Shells Conveying Axial Flow
M.H. Toorani and A.A. Lakis 
260 
Semiloof Element Formulation: New Computer Coding and Applications
J. Noorzaei, M.S. Jaafar, W.A. Thanoon and J.N. Wong 
261 
Analytical Sensitivities for the Coupled Morphology Optimization of Linear Shells
A. Petchsasithon and P.D. Gosling 
262 
SolidShell Finite Elements in Shell Structural Problems: A Comparative Analysis

263 
Buckling Loads of Small Cylindrical Shells under Axial Compressive Loads
J. de Vries 
XXXV  EARTHQUAKE AND SEISMIC ENGINEERING 
264 
Design of Viscous Dampers Connected to Amplifiers in Structures Subjected to High Magnitude Earthquakes
Y. Ribakov and A.N. Dancygier 
265 
Vertically Hinged Antiseismic System
F. Bartolozzi 
266 
Correlation Coefficients of Modal Oscillators with Viscoelastic Memory
A. Palmeri 
267 
Seismic Studies of Horizontal Joints in Large Precast Concrete Panel Walls
F.A. Malhas, H. Nassif and M.G. Oliv 
268 
Modelling of Friction Pendulum Isolation Systems to Account for Different Types of Contact of the Articulated Part
V. Koumousis and F. Michou 
269 
Tuned Liquid Dampers for Structural Applications: Experimental Evidence
A. Baratta, O. Corbi and R. Orefice 
270 
Study of Rocking Response of Rigid Blocks using Shaking Table Experiments
I. Corbi and R. Orefice 
271 
An Analytical Approach for Generating Design Response Spectra Compatible Accelerograms
K. Behfar, H.E. Estekanchi and A. Vafai 
272 
Seismic Design of Steel Building Frameworks using Advanced Pushover Analysis
Y. Gong 
273 
Influence of Stair Slabs in Reinforced Concrete Buildings under Seismic Loads
J. Lavado and M.L. Gonzalez 
274 
Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of RC Structures using Cyclic MomentCurvature Relations
H.G. Kwak and S.P. Kim 
275 
Spatial Variation of Ground Motion: Synthesis of Correlated Displacements

276 
Sensitivity of Seismic Structural Response of MultiStorey Buildings to IBCCompliant Response Spectra
T.M. Nahhas and M.H. Imam 
277 
Seismic Control Devices for Machinery, Equipment and Buildings
P. Nawrotzki 
278 
Analysis of Collapsed RC Structures from the Algiers Earthquake of May 21, 2003
N. Bourahla and S. Tafraout 
279 
Seismic Upgrade of Concrete Structures using Low Yield Metal Shear Panels
E.S. Mistakidis, G. De Matteis and A. Formisano 
280 
Seismic Engineering Education: a Principal Key for Building Safety
Y. Ribakov, I. Iskhakov and B. Blostotsky 
XXXVI  CRASHWORTHINESS OF STRUCTURES 
281 
Collapse Behaviour of FoamFilled Structures
M.S. Attia, S.A. Meguid, T.Y. Ng and L.S. Ong 
282 
Computational and Experimental FullScale Crash Analysis of a Road Safety Barrier
Z. Ren and M. Vesenjak 
283 
Finite Element Method for Modelling of Composite Structures

284 
Train Crashworthiness Design using Response Surface Methodology
R.N. Cadete, J.P. Dias and M.S. Pereira 
285 
Simplified Models for Simulation and Design of Crashworthy Structures

XXXVII  METAL FORMING: OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL 
286 
Optimisation of Forging Process Parameters using Genetic Algorithms

287 
Evolutionary Optimisation of Tool Shape Parameters in Sheet Metal Forming

XXXVIII  STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION 
288 
A Genetic Algorithm for Discrete Optimization of Space Trusses with Plastic Collapse Constraints

289 
Optimal Design of Machine Components using Notch Correction and Plasticity Models

290 
Optimal Design of a Beam Subjected to Compression Forces in the Framework of Different Structural Models
A. Samartin, J.C. Mosquera and C. Castro 
291 
A Simple Boundary Element Formulation for the Shape Optimization of Planar Structures
L.M. Bezerra and J.C. Santos Jr. 
292 
Modified LevelCut Approaches for Unique Design in LargeScale Fuzzy Constrained Structural Optimization
C.J. Shih and H.W. Lee 
293 
Maximizing Gaps between Eigenfrequencies in TwoMaterial Structures
N.L. Pedersen 
294 
Optimum Geometry Design of Nonlinear Braced Domes using a Genetic Algorithm
E.S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka 
295 
Optimisation of Imperfect Structures using Distributed Components
M. Baitsch 
296 
Layout Optimisation of Elastoplastic Structures subjected to Normal and Extreme Loads

XXXIX  TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION 
297 
Application of the Mathematical Theory of Homogenization in Topology Optimization Problems
Y. Wang and D. Tran 
298 
A Material Model for Topology Optimisation of Structures with Contact Conditions
J. Folgado, P.R. Fernandes and H. Rodrigues 
299 
StressLimit based Topology Optimization Method
C.Y. Lin and F.M. Shu 