Preliminaries |

**I** | **MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEAMS AND BIMORPHS** SESSION ORGANISED BY A. BENJEDDOU AND C.M. MOTA SOARES |

1 |
Control of Thermally-Induced 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 Shear-Mode Piezoceramics
A. Benjeddou and J.-A. Ranger-Vieillard |

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 |
Closed-form Solutions for the Free Vibration Problem of Multilayered Piezoelectric Shells
M. D'Ottavio, D. Ballhause, B. Kröplin and E. Carrera |

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
A.L. Araújo, C.M. Mota Soares, J. Herskovit and P. Pedersen |

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 Fibre-Reinforced 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
Z. Dimitrovová and S.G. Advani |

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
C.A.C. António |

25 |
High Volume Fraction AlSiCp Composites: A Numerical Study on the Thermal Expansion Coefficient
F. Teixeira-Dias, A. Andrade-Campos, J. Pinho-da-Cruz 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 Cross-Ply Laminated Elastic Shells by a Higher-Order 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 Element-Free 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 Non-Linear Analysis of Multilayered Structures
O. Polit, F. Dau and M. Touratie |

35 |
Considerations on Higher-Order Finite Elements for Multilayered Plates based on a Unified Formulation
M. D'Ottavio, D. Ballhause, T. Wallmersperger and B. Kröplin |

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 Stress-Strain Elements based on the First-Order Single-Layer and Layer-Wise 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
J. Sen Gupta, O. Allix, P.-A. Boucard, A. Fanget and P.-L. Héreil |

40 |
Wavelet-Based FEM Analysis of Composites with Interface Defects
M. Kaminski |

41 |
Non-linear Deformation and Microdamaging of Anisotropic Porous Composites
L. Nazarenko |

42 |
Development of a Numerical FEM Model for Non-Crimp 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 Multi-Layered Textile Strengthening
B. Möller, W. Graf, A. Hoffmann and F. Steinigen |

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 Skin-Stringer Separation Analysis in Composite Stiffened Shells
R. Rikards, K. Kalnins and O. Ozolinsh |

48 |
Postbuckling Simulation of Stiffened Composite Panels
T. Möcker and H.-G. Reimerdes |

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 Elastic-Plastic Composites Subjected to 3D Stresses
A. Taliercio |

52 |
Difficulties with Non-Homogeneous Failure Criteria Like Tsai-Wu 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 Stress-Softening Model for Damaged Materials
M.H.B.M. Shariff and M.A. Noor |

56 |
Ductile Fracture under Dynamic Loading using a Strain-Rate Dependent Cohesive Model
M. Anvari, I. Scheider and C. Thaulow |

57 |
An Integration Algorithm for Non-Isotropic 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
A. Rodríguez-Ferran, I. Morata and A. Huerta |

61 |
Non-Conventional 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
J. PleÂšek and A. Pozivilová |

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
P. Rougée |

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
T. Böhlke |

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
M. ÂŠraml, J. Kramberger, I. Potrc, Z. Ren and J. PleÂšek |

**VIII** | **NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY P.L. RIBEIRO |

78 |
Divergence, Hopf and Double-Zero Bifurcations of a Nonlinear Planar Beam
A. Luongo and A. Di Egidio |

79 |
Finite Element and Reduced-Order 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 Thermal-Acoustic 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 Degrees-Of-Freedom 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 Fluid-Structure Interaction
D.A. Burton, D.Q. Cao, R.W. Tucker and C. Wang |

90 |
Modelling and Numerical Analysis of Rain-Wind 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. Santos-Rocha and A. Veloso |

95 |
The Relationship Between Sound Waves and Ear Ossicle Chain Movements
K. Pellant, D. DuÂšek and K. Prikryl |

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
M. Otáhal, S. Otáhal and M. Sochor |

99 |
Simulation of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Transportation
J. Otáha, F. MarÂšík, Z. Broz and S. Otáhal |

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 |
Three-Dimensional Model of Cementless Acetabular Cup Migration
J. Jíra, O. JirouÂšek, J. Jírová and M. Micka |

102 |
Finite Element Models of Parts of Human Musculosceletal System Constructed from CT Data
O. JirouÂšek, J. Jírová, J. Jíra and J. Mác |

103 |
Selection of the Cost Function for Determination of Muscle Forces
T. Phanindra and S. Majumdar |

104 |
Modelling of Basilar Membrane Excitation
K. Pellant and D. DuÂšek |

**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 |
Non-Linear Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Shells with Non-Homogeneous Random Imperfections
V. Papadopoulos and M. Papadrakakis |

107 |
On the Generalised Perturbation-Based Stochastic Finite Element Method
M. Kaminski |

108 |
Non-Linear 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
A. Calvi, M.A. Canay and M.T. Pavón |

111 |
Exact Solutions for Some Statically Indeterminate Stochastic Beams
G. Falsone and A. Sofi |

112 |
A Multiscale "Trefftz" Computational Method for Medium-Frequency Vibrations of Assemblies of Heterogeneous Plates with Uncertainties
L. Blanc, C. Blanzé and P. Ladevèze |

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
J. Hilmann, M. Paas, A. Hänschke and T. Vietor |

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
A. Gutiérrez, L. Magne and A. Ortiz |

118 |
Numerical Integration of Interpolation and Test Functions on any Convex Polyhedrons
T. Fröbel and P. Milbradt |

119 |
Contact Detection between Axially-Asymmetric 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 |
Thin-Walled Member Plastic Bifurcation Analysis using Generalised Beam Theory
R. Gonçalves and D. Camotim |

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 Pressure-Sensitive Material using a Cap Plasticity Model
A.R. Khoei and M. Samimi |

**XIV** | **STATIC AND DYNAMIC RE-ANALYSIS** |

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
F. Kovács and T. Tarnai |

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 Three-Dimensional Effects in Single-Lap Bonded Joints using Interface Finite Elements
M.F.S.F. de Moura, J.P.M. Gonçalves and P.M.S.T. de Castro |

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
M. Skrinar and T. PliberÂšek |

137 |
Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Risers with a Non-Linear 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 Flexibility-based Solutions for Beam Elements with Bi-linear 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 Three-Parameter Boundary Element Formulation for Bending Plates under Initial Fields
A.V. Mendonça and J.B. Paiva |

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 |
Non-Linear Carrying Capacity of Asymmetric Three-Dimensional Braced Steel Frames
R.C. Barros and M.B. Cesar |

146 |
Finite Element Simulation of Cold-formed Steel Purlin-Sheeting 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 Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Uprights of Steel Racks
A. Fadel, N. Abdel-Rahman, M. El-Sadaawy and S.A. Moura |

150 |
Analytical Evaluation of Local Buckling Behaviour of H-Section Steel Members
T. Ohtsuka and S. Motoyui |

151 |
Design of Welded Steel Beam-to-Column Connections with a T-Stiffener
E.B. Machaly, S.S. Safar and M.A. Youssef |

152 |
Genetic Algorithm based Structural Optimisation of Beam-to-Column Semi-Rigid 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 Non-Linear System for Semi-Rigid 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
S. Jordão, L. Simões da Silva and R. Simões |

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
A. Fülöp and M. Iványi |

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 Semi-Rigid Connections
Z. Balogh and M. Iványi |

160 |
Non-Linear Simulation of Steel and Composite Steel/Concrete Beam-to-Column Connections
R.Y. Xiao and F. Pernetti |

**XIX** | **SHAKEDOWN ANALYSIS** |

161 |
Finite Element Shakedown Analysis of Two-Dimensional 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 Element-Free 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. El-Ginidy and S.A. Mourad |

172 |
Plastic Hinge Model for Reinforced Concrete Beams
S. Lopes and R. do Carmo |

173 |
Reinforced-Concrete 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 Post-Tensioning
J. Pencik and A. Florian |

176 |
An Empirical Model for Curvature Ductility of Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Sections
O.M.O. Ramadan and S.F. Kansouh |

177 |
Numerical Analysis of Punching Shear of High-Strength Steel Fiber Concrete Slabs
A.A. Hassan and S. Abd-Elbaky |

178 |
SDOF System Demands for Performance-Based 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 Concrete-Timber Panels and T-Beams
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 Multi-Layered Continuous Beams with Inter-Layer 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 Micro-Modelling adopting a Discontinuous Framework
J. Pina-Henriques and P.B. Lourenço |

**XXIII** | **HOMOGENISATION: TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS** |

196 |
Non-Linear Homogenization of Quarry Masonry
M. ÂŠejnoha, V. Blazek, J. Zeman and J. ÂŠejnoha |

197 |
Multiscale-Based Constitutive Modeling of Regular Natural Stone Masonry
J. Novák, J. Zeman and M. ÂŠejnoha |

198 |
Masonry Homogenization: Failure Envelope Predictions
A. Mahieux and T.J. Massart |

199 |
A Micro-Macro 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
J. Zeman, M. ÂŠejnoha and J. ÂŠejnoha |

201 |
Evaluation of the Failure Criterion for Masonry by Homogenisation
M. Mistler, C. Butenweg and A. Anthoine |

202 |
Applications of the Multi-Level 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
P. ÂŠtemberk and J. Kruis |

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
J.C. Caamaño, P. Arias, A. Badaoui and H. Lorenzo |

212 |
3D FEM Models for Timber-Concrete Joints
A. Dias, J.W. van de Kuilen, S. Lopes and H. Cru |

**XXVI** | **TENSION STRUCTURES** |

213 |
Non-linear FE Analysis of Tension Structures used to Stabilize the External North Façade of Pad 19-20 in the Fiera di Bologna: Comparison of Two Different Proposed Solutions
R. Gori, M. Majowiecki and A. Mastropasqua |

214 |
On the Accuracy of Non-Linear Dynamic Analysis of Cable Structures
M. Barghian and S.N. Amiri |

215 |
Time-Dependent Analysis and Simulation-Based 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 Multi-Bay 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 Wheel-Rail Contact Force resulting from a Dipped Joint
D.P. Hegarty, D.W. O'Dwyer and B. Basu |

221 |
Structural Modeling of a Bridge-Road-Vehicle Dynamic Interaction System
H. Nassif, F.A. Malhas and D. Yuksel |

222 |
Semi-Analytic Solution for Nonuniform Euler-Bernoulli Beams under Moving Forces
A.E. Martínez-Castro, P. Museros and A. Castillo-Linares |

223 |
Wheel-Rail Contact Forces in High-Speed Simply Supported Bridges at Resonance
P. Museros, A. Castillo-Linares and E. Alarcón |

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
A.V. Lopes, A. Cunha and L.M.C. Simões |

227 |
Semi-Active Fuzzy Logic Control of Suspension Bridge Flutter
S. Pourzeynali and T.K. Datta |

**XXIX** | **DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION OF STRUCTURES** |

228 |
Non-linear Finite Element Analysis of Truss Structures under Follower Forces
J.-T. Chang and I.-D. Huang |

229 |
A Jacobi-Davidson Type Projection Method for General Nonlinear Eigenproblems
H. Voss |

230 |
Solution of the Dynamical Problem of Pantograph-Catenary 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
M. Chevreuil, P. Ladevèze and Ph. Rouch |

233 |
Vibration Analysis of a Clamped-Clamped Beam with Axial Load and Magnetic Field
T-P. Chang and M-F. 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 Half-Space Interaction
I. ÂŠpacapan and M. Premrov |

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 |
Numerical-Experimental Identification of the Elastic Properties in Composite Shells
J. Cugnoni, Th. Gmür and A. Schorderet |

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 Mumford-Shah 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. Abdel-Mooty 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 |
Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Tapered Thin-Walled 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 Thin-Walled Frames using a Shear-Flexible Beam Element
G. Turkalj, D. Lanc and J. Brnic |

**XXXIII** | **PLATES: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS** |

254 |
Analytical Axisymmetric Finite Elements with Green-Lagrange Strains
P. Pedersen |

255 |
Buckling of Multi-Stiffened Metal Plates Fabricated by Non-Conventional Methods
L.G. Vigh and I. Okura |

256 |
Dynamic Relaxation Buckling Analysis of Viscoelastic Plates
M. Salehi and A. Safi-Djahanshahi |

257 |
Investigation of Natural Vibrations of Rectangular Plates of Variable Thickness with Different Boundary Conditions
V. Budak and A. Grigorenko |

258 |
Non-Linear Free Vibrations of Rectangular Plates: u-v-w Formulation
K. El Bikri, R. Benamar and M.M.K. Bennoun |

**XXXIV** | **SHELLS: MODELLING AND ANALYSIS** |

259 |
Dynamic Behavior of Non-Uniform 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 |
Solid-Shell Finite Elements in Shell Structural Problems: A Comparative Analysis
M.P.L. Parente, A. Roque, R.A. Fontes Valente, R.M. Natal Jorge, R.J. Alves de Sousa, J.M.A. César de Sá and J.J. Grácio |

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 Anti-seismic 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 Moment-Curvature Relations
H.G. Kwak and S.P. Kim |

275 |
Spatial Variation of Ground Motion: Synthesis of Correlated Displacements
M.P. Ferreira, J.H. Negrão and A.V. Lopes |

276 |
Sensitivity of Seismic Structural Response of Multi-Storey Buildings to IBC-Compliant 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 Foam-Filled Structures
M.S. Attia, S.A. Meguid, T.Y. Ng and L.S. Ong |

282 |
Computational and Experimental Full-Scale Crash Analysis of a Road Safety Barrier
Z. Ren and M. Vesenjak |

283 |
Finite Element Method for Modelling of Composite Structures
N.F.S. Lourenço, A.K. Pickett and N.A. Warrio |

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
J.P. Dias, F. Antunes and R. Corrêa |

**XXXVII** | **METAL FORMING: OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL** |

286 |
Optimisation of Forging Process Parameters using Genetic Algorithms
C.F. Castro, C.A.C. António and L.C. Sousa |

287 |
Evolutionary Optimisation of Tool Shape Parameters in Sheet Metal Forming
L.C. Sousa, C.A.C. António and C.F. Castro |

**XXXVIII** | **STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION** |

288 |
A Genetic Algorithm for Discrete Optimization of Space Trusses with Plastic Collapse Constraints
A. Csébfalvi |

289 |
Optimal Design of Machine Components using Notch Correction and Plasticity Models
B. Wilczynski and Z. Mróz |

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 Level-Cut Approaches for Unique Design in Large-Scale Fuzzy Constrained Structural Optimization
C.J. Shih and H.W. Lee |

293 |
Maximizing Gaps between Eigenfrequencies in Two-Material 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 Elasto-plastic Structures subjected to Normal and Extreme Loads
S. Kaliszky and J. Lógó |

**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 |
Stress-Limit based Topology Optimization Method
C.-Y. Lin and F.-M. Shu |