**SPECIAL SESSION: STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J.G. SANTOS DA SILVA AND PROFESSOR L.F. COSTA NEVES |

1 |
Non-Linear Behaviour and Design of Centrally Loaded Thin-Walled Steel Angle Columns: State-of-the-Art Report
P.B. Dinis and D. Camotim |

2 |
A Finite Element Connector based on Design Parameters for the Simulation of Bolted Assemblies
M.-F. Soulé de Lafont, P.-A. Boucard and P.-A. Guidault |

3 |
A Direct Implementation for Influence Lines in Finite Element Software
M.S. Jepsen and L. Damkilde |

4 |
Behaviour Characteristics of Form Finding for Space Structures by Means of Cable-Tensioning
J.W. Kim, J.H. Doh and Y.H. Son |

5 |
Time-Dependent Deflection of Composite Concrete Slabs with Profiled Steel Decking
A. Gholamhoseini, R.I. Gilbert and M.A. Bradford |

6 |
Linear and Non-linear Time-Dependent Analyses of Singly-Pinned Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Arches
Y.-L. Pi and M.A. Bradford |

7 |
The Effect of Column Length and Size on the Maximum Achievable Load Carrying Capacity of Prestressed Stayed Columns
A. Maheri, A.I. Osofero and M. Corradi |

8 |
A Consistent Approach for Numerical Solution Algorithms for Elasto-Viscoplasticity
F. De Angelis and D. Cancellara |

9 |
Anisotropic Damage Model for the Numerical Simulation of Textile Reinforced Concrete Shell Structures
E. Sharei, A. Scholzen, R. Chudoba and J. Hegger |

10 |
Analysis of Suspension Roof Systems using Fibre Reinforced Polymer and Hybrid Cables
A.M.A. ElGammal, M.S.A. Saafan and B. Tork |

11 |
Vibration Control of Building Steel-Concrete Composite Floors subjected to Aerobics based on Optimization Techniques
C.M.R. Gaspar, J.G. Santos da Silva, F.J. da C.P. Soeiro, L.F. Costa Neves and T. Sá-Marques |

12 |
Design of Multi Storey Steel Columns Using Microsoft Excel: Increasing Tender Efficiency
A. Berrais and D. Twist |

13 |
A Probabilistic Approach to Detect Excessive Vibration in Steel-Concrete Composite Footbridges
J.M. Santos de Souza, J.G. Santos da Silva, L.F. Costa Neves and R.M.M.P. Matos |

14 |
Moment-Curvature Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Cross-Sections of Arbitrary Shape
C.G. Chiorean |

15 |
Advanced Nonlinear Inelastic Analysis of Three Dimensional Composite Steel-Concrete Frameworks
C.G. Chiorean, M. Buru and A. Chira |

16 |
Non-Linear Analysis of Wide Flange Steel Beams Subjected to Point Bending
A.N. Gergess and R. Sen |

17 |
Transient Response of Delaminated Torsion Stiff Composite Conical Shell Panels subjected to a Low Velocity Oblique Impact
S. Dey, T. Mukhopadhyay and S. Adhikari |

18 |
Eigenvalue Analysis of Concrete-Steel Composite Beams based on a Timoshenko Model using the Isogeometric Collocation Method
H. Belgaid and A. Bouazzouni |

19 |
Stiffness of RHS "T" Joints under Combined Brace Bending and Axial Loading
R.M.M.P. Matos, L.F. Costa Neves, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and J.G. Santos da Silva |

20 |
Numerical Analysis of the Effects of Fire on Steel Frame Structures
L. Lausova, I. Skotnicova and J. Brozovsky |

21 |
Cost Efficiency Analyses of Optimally Sized Steel Frames for Economical Design of Medium-Rise Buildings
O. Hasançebi |

**SPECIAL SESSION: EIGENVALUES OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR D. KENNEDY, PROFESSOR S. ILANKO AND PROFESSOR J.R. BANERJEE |

22 |
Buckling and Post-Buckling Behaviour of Shear-Deformable Composite Laminated Plates using an Exact Finite Strip Method
H.R. Ovesy, E. Zia-Dehkordi and S.A.M. Ghannadpour |

23 |
Buckling of Beams by Refined Theories and Dynamic Stiffness Method
A. Pagani, E. Carrera and J.R. Banerjee |

24 |
Finite Strip Buckling and Free Vibration Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates containing Delamination using a First Order Layerwise Theory
H.R. Ovesy, J. Fazilati and M.R. Mahmoudabadi |

25 |
In-Plane Buckling of Shear-Deformable Columns with Variable Cross-Sections
L.J. Su and M.M. Attard |

26 |
Lateral Buckling of Variable Cross-Sectional Beams considering Shear Deformations
L.J. Su and M.M. Attard |

27 |
Hierarchical Layerwise Ritz Models for Vibration Analysis of Rectangular Piezolaminated Plates
L. Dozio, A. Spalluto and G.L. Ghiringhelli |

28 |
Modal Orthogonality of a Strongly Coupled Rectangular Cavity
N. Tanaka and H. Iwamoto |

29 |
Free Vibration Analysis of a Plate with a Hole using a Negative Plate
Y. Mochida and S. Ilanko |

30 |
Dynamic Higher Order Functionally Graded Micropolar Plate Equations
H. Abadikhah and P.D. Folkow |

31 |
Natural Frequencies and Modes of Vibration of Three-Dimensional Bodies
L.E. Monterrubio and S. Ilanko |

32 |
Eigenfrequencies and Vibration Modes of Carbon Nanotubes
M. Strozzi, L.I. Manevitch, V.V. Smirnov, D.S. Shepelev and F. Pellicano |

33 |
An Eigensolver for Free Vibration Analysis of Spatial Skeletal Structures using an Enhanced Dynamic Stiffness Method
Y. Wu, J.J. Xu, K.S. Ye and S. Yuan |

34 |
Two Layer Model of Functionally Graded Plate with Varying Poisson's Ratio
D. Kennedy, S. Wei and F.J. Alcazar Arevalo |

35 |
Accurate Local Buckling Analysis of Timber Box-Type Beams in Shear
U.A. Girhammar and S.R. Atashipour |

36 |
An Analytical Solution for Free Transverse Vibration of Plates with Arbitrary Boundary Conditions
X. Liu, S. Papkov and J.R. Banerjee |

37 |
Dynamic Stiffness and Eigenvalues of Nonlocal Nano-Beams
S. Adhikari and T. Murmu |

38 |
Post-buckling of Panels with Multi-Term Displacement and Imperfection Modes
C. Kueh, S. Ilanko and N. Navaranjan |

39 |
Approximate Solutions for Visco-Elastically Damped Beams
M. Lázaro, C.F. Casanova, L. Pallarés and P. Martín |

**SPECIAL SESSION: COMPUTATIONAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING** ORGANISED BY: DR A. SEXTOS |

40 |
The Combined Effects of Infill Walls and Steel Bracings in the Seismic Response of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings
A. Andreadakis and Y. Tsompanakis |

41 |
Investigation of the Effects of the Angle of Seismic Incidence on the Dynamic Response of Buildings during Pounding
P.C. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos, L. Papaloizou and D.C. Charmpis |

42 |
Robustness Assessment using Nonlinear Analysis Methods: A Parametric Study
S. Kasinos and A. Palmeri |

43 |
An ETABS Study on Linearly Dynamic Analysis
H.R. Tanuwidjaja, E.E. Tanuwidjaja and G.K. Santoso |

44 |
Dynamic Behaviour of a Process Tower Anchored to Concrete Frame
H.A. Sánchez Sánchez and C. Cortés Salas |

45 |
Stochastic Modeling and Synthesizing for Near-Fault Pulse-like Ground Motions
D.X. Yang and J.L. Zhou |

46 |
Seismic Analysis of a Stadium Roof Structure
P. Rosko and A. Bekö |

47 |
Least-Squares-Kernel-Machine Regression for Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction
J. Tezcan, Y. Dak Hazirbaba and Q. Cheng |

48 |
Probabilistic Seismic Response Sensitivity of Nonlinear Frame Bending-Shear and Infill Model Parameters for an Existing Infilled Reinforced Concrete Structure
A.F. Mohammad, M. Faggella, R. Gigliotti and E. Spacone |

49 |
Graphical Dynamic Earthquake Response of Two-Way Asymmetric Systems based on Directional Modal Participation Radii
M. Faggella |

50 |
Investigation on Non-Linear Static Pushover Analysis of Existing Reinforced Concrete Framed Building
V. Bhikshma, D. Rupesh Kumar and P. Shivakrishna Yadav |

51 |
Investigation of Buildings Collision Based on Mathematic Equation to Evaluate the Impact Force in Non-Linear Viscoelastic Model
H. Naderpour, R.C. Barros and S.M. Khatami |

52 |
Seismic Fragility and Collapse Probability of Italian Precast Reinforced Concrete Industrial Structures
C. Casotto, V. Silva, H. Crowley, R. Nascimbene and R. Pinho |

53 |
Seismic Design of Multi-Tiered Steel Braced Frames including the Contribution from Gravity Columns
A. Imanpour, K. Auger and R. Tremblay |

54 |
Shake Table Tests for a Base-Isolated System Containing a Rotary Inertial Damper
K. Ikago, M. Ikenaga, S. Nakaminami, K. Saito and N. Inoue |

55 |
A Rigid Body-Spring Method for Earthquake Collapse Simulation of Wooden Houses
H. Kawakami |

56 |
A Novel Approach for Modeling Nonstationary Ground Motions
Y. Dak Hazirbaba and J. Tezcan |

57 |
Finite Element Validation using Displacement Data from Shake Table Tests within a Virtual Laboratory
M. Mongelli, I. Roselli and G. De Canio |

**SPECIAL SESSION: CONTROL OF VIBRATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. BARATTA AND PROFESSOR R.C. BARROS |

58 |
Dynamic Tests on a Highway Steel Arch Viaduct
J. Bencat |

59 |
Deformation Analysis of Thin Cylindrical Pipes subjected to Radial Loads
L.R. Madureira, F.Q. Melo and R.C. Barros |

60 |
Fuzzy Control for Vibration Suppression of Smart Plates
G. Tairidis, G. Foutsitzi, G. Tsagkaris and G.E. Stavroulakis |

61 |
A Comparison of Different Base Isolation Systems for a Multi-Storey Reinforced Concrete Building
D. Cancellara and F. De Angelis |

62 |
Optimization of Double Tuned Mass Dampers using Harmony Search
G. Bekdas and S.M. Nigdeli |

63 |
Performance and Robustness of Different Feedback Controls for SDOF Structures
S.M. Nigdeli |

64 |
Identification of Structure Characteristics for Seismic Mitigation with Semi-Active Dampers
N.P.K.V. Karunaratne, D.P. Thambiratnam and N.J. Perera |

65 |
An Equivalent Elastic-Viscous Model of Shape Memory Alloy Supplemented Isolation Bearing
S.L. Ghodke and R.S. Jangid |

66 |
Fuzzy Probabilistic Analysis of the Comfort Perceived by Pedestrians exposed to Traffic-Induced Vibrations of Bridge Structures
A. Giannico, G.C. Marano and G. Quaranta |

67 |
Super-elastic SMA Dissipation and Re-centring Effect in Structures Subject to Dynamic Motion
A. Baratta and O. Corbi |

68 |
Computational Coupling of One Dimensional and Two Dimensional Models for Elastic Structures
Y. Ofir, D. Rabinovich and D. Givoli |

69 |
Sensitivity Analysis of Structures with Viscoelastic Dampers using the Adjoint Variable Method
R. Lewandowski |

70 |
The Qualitative Differences in Dynamic Characteristics of Structures with Classical and Fractional Dampers
Z. Pawlak and R. Lewandowski |

71 |
Structures subjected to Human Actions
A. Fraile, J. Fernández, L. Hermanns and E. Alarcón |

72 |
Modifications in the Dynamic Properties of a Structure due to Human Actions
J. Fernández, L. Hermanns, A. Fraile and E. Alarcón |

73 |
Free Vibration and Bifurcation Buckling Analysis of Folded-Plate Structures using the Harmonic-Coupled Finite Strip Method
P. Maric, D.D. MilaÂšinovic, D. GoleÂš, Z. Zivanov and M. Hajdukovic |

**SPECIAL SESSION: SEISMIC ASSESSMENT AND RETROFIT OF HISTORIC AND MONUMENTAL CONSTRUCTIONS** ORGANISED BY: DR A. FORMISANO |

74 |
Nonlinear Analyses of the Medieval "Ponte del Diavolo", Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
A. De Falco, M. Girardi and D. Pellegrini |

75 |
Non-Standard Limit Analysis of Three-Dimensional Masonry Systems subjected to Out-of-Plane Loading
C. Casapulla, F. Portioli and L. Cascini |

76 |
Application of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Block Model to the Limit Analysis of Large Scale Masonry Panels
F. Portioli, C. Casapulla and L. Cascini |

77 |
Finite Element Modelling of the Archaeological Colonnade in Pompeii
G.P. Lignola, V. Giamundo and E. Cosenza |

78 |
The Seismic Assessment of Historical Masonry Structures
S. Caddemi, I. Caliò, F. Cannizzaro and B. Pantò |

79 |
Assessment of an Empirical Formulation for the Estimation of the Natural Periods of Existing Masonry Towers
F. Fabbrocino |

80 |
Investigation of the Influence of Tie-Rods on the Seismic Behaviour of Slender Towers
E.G. Kouris and L.A. Kouris |

81 |
The Effect of Friction Type Seismic Isolation on Ancient Multi-Drum Columns
L. Papaloizou, P. Komodromos and P. Polycarpou |

82 |
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Retrofitting of a Cultural Heritage Building in Cento, Ferrara, Italy
A. Formisano and A. Marzo |

83 |
Seismic Behaviour and Retrofitting of a School Masonry Building subject to the 2012 Emilia-Romagna Earthquake
A. Formisano |

**SPECIAL SESSION: MULTI-SCALE MODELLING OF MATERIALS WITH HETEROGENEOUS MICROSTRUCTURE** ORGANISED BY: DR J. NEMECEK AND DR. O. JIROUŠEK |

84 |
Micromechanics Multiscale Approach for ITZ-Induced Crack Initiation in Concrete
M. Königsberger, B. Pichler, and C. Hellmich |

85 |
On Modelling Nonlinear Phenomena in Deforming Heterogeneous Media using Homogenization and Sensitivity Analysis Concepts
E. Rohan and V. LukeÂš |

86 |
Variational Methods to Model Porous Materials with Non-Associated Flow Rules
L. Cheng, Y. Jia, W. Shen, A. Oueslati, D. Kondo and G. de Saxcé |

87 |
A Homogenization Approach and its Application to Multi-Scale Material Modeling
R. Fleischhauer, C.M. Popa and M. Kaliske |

88 |
Simulation of an Impact Test of a Composite with Closed Cell Aluminium Foam
J. Nemecek, O. JirouÂšek, A. Jíra, V. Králík, P. Zlámal and P. Koudelka |

89 |
Development and Validation of Material Models for Closed-Cell Metal Foam for Impact Simulation
O. Jirousek, P. Zlamal, P. Koudelka and T. Fila |

90 |
An Investigation of Cross-Laminated Timber by means of a Multi-scale Framework
E.I. Saavedra Flores, F.A. DiazDelaO, P. González Soto and E. Pérez Pulgar |

91 |
Experimental Characterisation and Multi-Physics Modelling of a Direct Bonded Interface
N. Cocheteau, A. Maurel-Pantel, F. Lebon, I. Rosu, F. Mazerolle, S. Ait-Zaid, I. Savin De Larclause and Y. Salaun |

92 |
A Micro-Mechanical Model for Interfaces including Cracks and Roughness
M.L. Raffa and F. Lebon |

93 |
A Discrete Element Method for Composite Material Modeling
H. Haddad, W. Leclerc, N. Ferguen, M. Guessasma, E. Bellenger, C. Pélegris, V. Sciamanna, N. Maurye, M. Gonon, R. Takapara, M. Duquennoy, G. Martic, L. Seronveaux and C. Courtois |

**SPECIAL SESSION: STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING** ORGANISED BY: DR H.-P. CHEN AND PROFESSOR R. CERAVOLO |

94 |
Development of a Bus Monitoring System for Long Term Health Monitoring of Short- and Medium-Span Bridges
A. Miyamoto and H. Emoto |

95 |
Recursive Multi-Model Updating of a Large-Scaled Frame Prototype
S. Zhu, A. De Stefano and E. Matta |

96 |
Time-Dependent Reliability Assessment of Corrosion Affected Reinforced Concrete Structures
J. Nepal and H.-P. Chen |

97 |
Non-Linear Characterisation of Kevlar and Silicon Carbide Fibres for Structural Health Monitoring Applications
E. Pinotti, L. Zanotti Fragonara, S. Jain, V. Lunkar, V. Bhanu, S. Caron, A. De Marchi, R. Ceravolo and C. Surace |

98 |
Reliability Analysis of System and Structural Components of Complex Framed Structures
N. Xiao, J. Wan and H.P. Chen |

99 |
Bridge Model Updating at Structural Member Joints using Measured Modal Data
H.-P. Chen, A. Haidarpour and T.-S. Maung |

100 |
A Possible Interpretation of Data acquired from Monitoring Systems
S. Baraccani, G. Gasparini, M. Palermo, S. Silvestri and T. Trombetti |

101 |
Gamma Process Modelling and Repair Planning of Fatigue Damaged Steel Bridge Members
T.-L. Huang, H. Zhou, W.-X. Ren and H.-P. Chen |

102 |
Forecasting the Failure Consequences of Oil Pipelines
L. Parvizsedghy and T. Zayed |

**SPECIAL SESSION: OPTIMIZATION SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR C.C. ANTÓNIO AND PROFESSOR C.F. CASTRO |

103 |
Structural Design Optimization of Wind Towers
N.D. Lagaros and M.G. Karlaftis |

104 |
Thermal and Mechanical Performance of an Optimized Lightweight Masonry Block
L.C. Sousa, C.F. Castro, C.C. Antonio, H. Sousa and R. Sousa |

105 |
Robust Design of Composites based on Weight Minimization and Uncertainty
C.A. Conceição António and L.N. Hoffbauer |

106 |
A Memetic Algorithm for Multi-Objective Design of Composites and Material Selection
C.A. Conceição António |

107 |
Feasible Domain and Optimum Topology of Frames subject to Frequency Constraints
G. Cheng and J. Yan |

108 |
Compatible Interventions for Stone Systems: An Optimization Problem
A. Isebaert, L. Van Parys, D. Laplume, L. Leoskool and T. Descamps |

109 |
Renewal Optimization for Sustainable Performance of Healthcare Facilities
A. Ali and T. Hegazy |

110 |
A Functionality-Based Methodology for Ranking Subway Systems for Rehabilitation
M. Abouhamad and T. Zayed |

**SPECIAL SESSION: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR REPAIR, STRENGTHENING AND RETROFIT OF HERITAGE STRUCTURES** ORGANISED BY: DR D.V. OLIVEIRA AND DR. C. PELLEGRINO |

111 |
Three-Dimensional Simulation of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Jacket for Concrete Columns
G. Mazzucco, C. Pellegrino, V.A. Salomoni and C. Majorana |

112 |
Modelling the Structural Behaviour of Rammed Earth Components
R.A. Silva, D.V. Oliveira, L. Schueremans, P.B. Lourenço and T. Miranda |

113 |
Reconstruction of XVIII Century Ribbed Vault: Experimental Tests and Numerical Analyses
G. Manfredi and G.P. Lignola |

114 |
In-Plane Shear Behaviour of Stone Masonry Piers: A Numerical Study
A.S. Araújo, D.V. Oliveira, P.B. Lourenço, G. Magenes and A. Penna |

115 |
Improvement of the Dynamic Behaviour of the Varesine-Garibaldi Footbridge in Milan, Italy by using Tuned Mass Dampers
R. Morbin, F. Faleschini, M.A. Zanini, M. Caldon, F.P. Marchesini, E. Maiorana and C. Pellegrino |

116 |
Numerical Modelling of a Strengthened Masonry Arch
J. Brozovsky and M. Jasek |

117 |
Improvement of Seismic Performance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings using Steel Frames
G. Buonocore, A. Gesualdo, M. Monaco and M.T. Savino |

118 |
Databases and Data Warehouses in a Systemic Approach for Historical Building Reconstruction Projects
D.D. Perhavec |

**SPECIAL SESSION: DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION METHODS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J.V. ARAÚJO DOS SANTOS, PROFESSOR H.M. LOPES AND PROFESSOR P. MORENO-GARCÍA |

119 |
Finite Element Updating using Cross-Entropy combined with Random Field Theory
M. Casero, A. González and E. Covián |

120 |
A Maximum Entropy Supervised Learning Algorithm for the Identification of Skin/Core Debonding in Honeycomb Aluminium Panels
V. Meruane, V. del Fierro and A. Ortiz-Bernardin |

121 |
Application of an Optimal Spatial Sampling Technique to Damage Localisation
J.V. Araújo dos Santos, H. Lopes, and P. Moreno-García |

122 |
A Gaussian Process Approach to Locate Cracks in Plate-Like Structures
C. Surace, J. Hensman, M. Mattone, M. Gherlone and N. Corrado |

123 |
MuDI: A Multilevel Damage Identification Platform
G. Acunzo, S. Gabriele, D. Spina and C. Valente |

124 |
Application of a Bounded-Variable Least-Squares Algorithm for Damage Detection based on Natural Frequencies Changes
M. Caretto, A. Messina and N.I. Giannoccaro |

125 |
Crack Identification and Localization in Beam Structures using Time-Frequency Analysis of Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Responses
A. Trochidis, L. Hadjileontiadis and K. Zaharias |

**SPECIAL SESSION: PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. EL-HAMI AND PROFESSOR B. RADI |

126 |
Stochastic Stability of the Inverted Pendulum subjected to Support Motion
C. Floris |

127 |
Probabilistic Capacity Estimation of Cold-Formed Steel Channel Sections with Type-1 Imperfections
H.S.S. Ahmed, A. Sable and S. Ghosh |

128 |
Uncertainty Analysis of the Dynamic Response of a Randomly Parametrized Corrugated Skin
A. Kundu, F.A. DiazDelaO, M.I. Friswell and S. Adhikari |

129 |
A Probabilistic Approach for the Reliability Assessment of Power Modules using Coupled Thermal-Mechanical Simulation
A. Makhloufi, Y. Aoues and A. El-Hami |

130 |
Treatment of a Vibro-Acoustic Problem using Reliability Analysis
R. El Maani, M. Mansouri, B. Radi and A. El Hami |

131 |
Reliability Analysis of a Tube Hydroforming Process using Metamodels
B. Radi and A. El Hami |

132 |
The Influence of Material Ductility on the Robustness of Timber Truss Systems
D. Cizmar, I. Dzeba and M. Kljucani |

**SPECIAL SESSION: OPTIMAL DESIGN UNDER STOCHASTIC UNCERTAINTY** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR K. MARTI AND PROFESSOR J. LOGO |

133 |
Proper Generalized Decomposition Virtual Charts for the Design of Space Launchers in an Uncertain Environment
M. Jessus, D. Néron and P. Ladevèze |

134 |
Design of Reinforced and Unreinforced Timber Beams subject to Uncertainties
M. Corradi, A. Maheri and A.I. Osofero |

135 |
Optimal Design of Regulators subject to Stochastic Uncertainty
K. Marti |

136 |
An Adaptive Reliability-Based Design Optimization Approach using Modified Chaos Control Method
G. Li and Z. Meng |

137 |
Plastic Limit Analysis of Lateral Piles for Uncertain Conditions
M. Movahedi Rad and Z. Fehér |

138 |
On Optimal Structures considering Multiple Loadcases with Uncertain Loadings
J. Logo, B. Balogh and E. Pintér |

139 |
Global Sensitivity Analysis and Reliability-Based Design Optimization of Electronic Packages subject to Thermal Loading
Y. Aoues, A. Makhloufi, A. El-Hami and P. Pougnet |

**SPECIAL SESSION: NUMERICAL AND NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS** ORGANISED BY: DR J. NÁPRSTEK AND PROFESSOR J.R. BANERJEE |

140 |
Dynamic Stiffness Matrix Modal Characteristics Determination by means of the Lambda Matrix Strategy
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer |

141 |
Wave Propagation in Phononic Plates: Spectral Decomposition, Polarization and Band Gaps
E. Rohan, B. Miara and R. Cimrman |

142 |
An Adaptive Modal Correction Method for the Harmonic Response of Damped Systems
L. Li and Y.J. Hu |

143 |
Geometrical and Physical Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Reinforced Plates and Shells
M.S.M. Sampaio, H.B. Coda and R.R. Paccola |

144 |
Dynamic Analysis of Freestanding Rigid Blocks
A. Gesualdo, A. Iannuzzo, M. Monaco and M.T. Savino |

145 |
Free Vibration Characteristics of Laminated Composite Cylindrical Panels: An Exact Solution Procedure
F.A. Fazzolari and J.R. Banerjee |

146 |
Flutter Analysis using a Fully Coupled Density Based Solver for Inviscid Flow
H.I. Kassem, X. Liu and J.R. Banerjee |

**SPECIAL SESSION: UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT THROUGH BAYESIAN AND IMPRECISE PROBABILITY PERSPECTIVES** ORGANISED BY: DR F.A. DIAZDELAO, DR E. PATELLI, PROFESSOR M. BEER AND PROFESSOR S.K. AU |

147 |
Bayesian Estimation with Imprecise Information described by Shadowed Sets
O. Hryniewicz |

148 |
Uncertainty in the Aeroelastic Stability of Composite Wings using Bayesian Emulators
C. Scarth, P. Sartor, J.E. Cooper and G.H.C. Silva |

149 |
An Imprecise Probability Description for Problems in Mechanics
A. Cicirello and R.S. Langley |

150 |
A Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach for the Estimation of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures
S.A. Faroz, N.N. Pujari and S. Ghosh |

151 |
Bayesian Inference for the Dynamic Response of a Corrugated Panel with Imprecise Data
F.A. DiazDelaO and A. Kundu |

152 |
Response of Structures with Uncertain-but-Bounded Parameters subjected to Dynamic Actions
T. Alderucci, G. Muscolino and A. Sofi |

**SPECIAL SESSION: NONLINEAR BEAM AND PLATE MODELS WITH A VIEW TO APPLICATIONS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR N.L. RIZZI, DR V. VARANO AND DR S. GABRIELE |

153 |
A Nonlinear Model for the Analysis of Composite Beams including Warping Effects
A. Genoese, A. Genoese, A. Bilotta and G. Garcea |

154 |
Warping Effects on the Stability of Non-Trivial Equilibria for Thin-Walled Beams
M. Brunetti, E. Lofrano, A. Paolone and G. Ruta |

155 |
A One-Dimensional Beam Model for Single-Wall Carbon Nano Tube Column Buckling
H. Amin Pour, N. Rizzi and G. Salerno |

156 |
A One-Dimensional Nonlinear Thin Walled Beam Model derived from Koiter Shell Theory
S. Gabriele, N.L. Rizzi and V. Varano |

157 |
A Continuum Mechanics based Beam Finite Element for Elastoplastic Large Displacement Analysis
K. Yoon and P.S. Lee |

158 |
Analysis of Local and Global Buckling of Thin-Walled Structures using a Higher Order Beam Model
R.F. Vieira, F.B. Virtuoso and E.B.R. Pereira |

**SPECIAL SESSION: LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. AWREJCEWICZ AND PROFESSOR J.R. BANERJEE |

159 |
Torsional Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Material Beams with Non-Circular Cross-Sections
J. Murin, M. Aminbaghai, J. Hrabovsky, V. Kutis and J. Paulech |

160 |
Asymptotic Models for Flexural Edge Wave Propagation in Thin Isotropic Plates
L.Yu. Kossovich, I.V. Kirillova and E.L. Kossovich |

161 |
A Proper Generalized Decomposition Approach for Low Frequency Dynamic Problems
P. Nargil, F. Louf and P.-A. Boucard |

162 |
Natural Frequencies of Composite Cross-Ply Spherical Panels using the Dynamic Stiffness Method and the Wittrick-Williams Algorithm
F.A. Fazzolari and J.R. Banerjee |

163 |
Frequency Response Sensitivity: An Accurate Complex Modal Superposition Method
L. Li, Y.J. Hu and X.L. Wang |

**SPECIAL SESSION: SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR OF STEEL-CONCRETE HYBRID STRUCTURES** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. DALL'ASTA AND PROFESSOR W. SALVATORE |

164 |
Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Innovative Hybrid-Coupled Shear Walls
A. Zona, G. Leoni, H. Degée and A. Dall'Asta |

165 |
Component-Based Model and Experimental Behavior of a Dissipative Steel Link for Hybrid Structures
M. Manfredi, F. Morelli and W. Salvatore |

166 |
Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Innovative Steel Frames with Infill Walls
G. Leoni, S. Carbonari, M. Morici, L. Tassotti, A. Zona, G.E. Varelis and A. Dall'Asta |

167 |
Structural Performance of an Innovative Composite Shear Wall System: Experimental Results
F. Morelli and W. Salvatore |

168 |
Probabilistic Seismic Analysis of a Three-Dimensional Steel-Concrete Composite Structure
P. Sozonov, R. Pucinotti, N. Tondini, O.S. Bursi and G. Zanon |

**SPECIAL SESSION: BLACK-BOX GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION: FAST ALGORITHMS AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS** ORGANISED BY: DR D. KVASOV |

169 |
A Numerical Comparison of Some Deterministic and Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Black-Box Global Optimization
D.E. Kvasov, M.S. Mukhametzhanov and Y.D. Sergeyev |

170 |
Panobbgo: Parallel Noisy Black-Box Global Optimization
H. Schilly |

171 |
A Time-Space-Parameters Proper Generalised Decomposition Approach for Nonlinear Computational Mechanics
M. Vitse, D. Néron and P.-A. Boucard |

172 |
Design Optimization of Low-Rise Cold-Formed Steel Frames with Thin-Walled Sections using the Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm
S. Carbas, I. Aydogdu, T. Tokdemir and M.P. Saka |

173 |
An Expensive Optimization based Computational Intelligence Method for Railway Track Parameter Identification
A. Núñez, M. Oregui and M. Molodova |

**SPECIAL SESSION: UNCERTAIN TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. CSÉBFALVI |

174 |
A New Algorithm for Robust Truss Optimization: Benchmark Results
A. Csébfalvi |

175 |
Robust Topology Optimization Algorithm: Benchmark Results
A. Csébfalvi |

176 |
Phase Field Based Structural Topology Optimization
A. Myslinski and M. Wróblewski |

177 |
Facts and Fiction in Structural Topology Optimization
V. Pomezanski, G.I.N. Rozvany and E. Pinter |

**SPECIAL SESSION: MODELS AND MEASUREMENTS OF MASONRY DYNAMICS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR V. GATTULLI |

178 |
Dynamics of the Roman Arches of Burnum using the Non-smooth Contact Dynamics Method
G. Lancioni, S. Lenci and E. Quagliarini |

179 |
A Constitutive Three-Dimensional Interface Model for Masonry Walls subjected to High Strain Rates
P.B. Lourenço, S. Hashemi and J.M. Pereira |

180 |
A Simple Kinematical Model of Frame-Masonry Shear-Wall Systems
S. Di Nino, F. D'Annibale and A. Luongo |

181 |
Damage Propagation in Vibrating Masonry Elements using a Nonlocal Description
J. Toti, V. Gattulli and E. Sacco |

**SPECIAL SESSION: INVERSE PROBLEMS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR S. KUBO AND PROFESSOR L.M.C. SIMOES |

182 |
Towards a Mechanical Characterization of Manufacturing Defects of Thermoplastic Composites
E. Barbarella, O. Allix, F. Daghia, T. Jollivet and J. Lamon |

183 |
Inverse Analysis for the Adhesion Strength of a Titanium Coating Film using the Laser Spallation Method
M. Arai, Y. Sato, N. Sugiura, M. Nishimura, H. Ito and H. Cho |

184 |
Inverse Problems in the Analysis of Timber Structures
D.L. Santo, A.G. Dias and L.M.C. Simões |

**SPECIAL SESSION: BRIDGE ENGINEERING: MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** ORGANISED BY: DR A. SEXTOS |

185 |
Influence of the Ballasted Track on the Dynamic Properties of a Truss Railway Bridge
L. Bornet, A. Andersson, J. Zwolski and J.-M. Battini |

186 |
A Study on the Skew Effect in Two Girder Rail Bridge Decks
D. Rupesh Kumar, V. Bhikshma and M.N. Murty |

187 |
Structural Shape Optimization of a Bridge Pier
D. Rupesh Kumar, V. Bhikshma, Ch.U. Devi and S. Suresh |

**SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT** |

188 |
Light-Weight, Client-Side Engineering Computational Utilities
B.H. Dennis, B.P. Wang and K.L. Lawrence |

**META-MODELLING AND DECOMPOSITION** |

189 |
Construction of a Metamodel Based on Partially Converged Data in the Context of Assembly Design
N. Courrier, P.-A. Boucard and B. Soulier |

190 |
A New PGD Approximation: Computation and Verification
P.-E. Allier, L. Chamoin and P. Ladevèze |

**BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS** |

191 |
Comparative study of Boundary Element Formulations for the Analysis of Pile-Soil Interaction
A.K. Rosa and J.B. Paiva |

192 |
Two Boundary Element Strategies for the Elastic Analysis of Raft Foundations on a Finite Layer Medium
A.V. Mendonça, V.S. Almeida and J.B. de Paiva |

193 |
Level Set-Based Topology Optimization of Two Dimensional Heat Conduction Problems using the Boundary Element Method
G.X. Jing, H. Isakari, T. Matsumoto, T. Takahashi and T. Yamada |

194 |
Free Vibrations considering the Effects of Shear Deformation and the Geometric Non-Linearity in Plate Bending
L. Palermo Jr. |

195 |
A Numerical Study on Magneto-Hydrodynamic Mixed Convection Flow
C. Bozkaya |

196 |
A Boundary Element Formulation applied to Discontinuity Propagation in Quasi-Brittle Materials
S.G.F. Cordeiro and E.D. Leonel |

197 |
Composite Bars subject to Uniform Torsion with Deformable Shear Connection using the Boundary Element Method
V.G. Mokos and E.J. Sapountzakis |

**FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING** |

198 |
Structural Analysis of Composite Latticed Spoke of an Umbrella-Type Space Antenna
E.V. Morozov, A.V. Lopatin and V.D. Bakaenko |

199 |
The Benefits of using Viscoelasticity in the Dynamic Simulation of Heavy Weight Deflectometer Tests
R. Ktari, M. Broutin, B. Picoux, J. Neji and C. Petit |

200 |
Viscoelasticity Effects of Bituminous Materials in Dynamic Modelling of Flexible Pavements
R. Tautou, B. Picoux and C. Petit |

201 |
Equivalent Orthotropic Material Properties for Stators Of Electric Cars
P. Millithaler, E. Sadoulet-Reboul, M. Ouisse, J.-B. Dupont and N. Bouhaddi |

202 |
A Planar Finite Element Model for Axial Strain of Helical Structures
N. Karathanasopoulos and G. Kress |

203 |
Finite Element Simulation of Contact Problems for Multilayered Antifriction Nanomodified Coverings and for Nanosized Bodies with Surface Effects
S.A. Danilchenko and A.V. Nasedkin |

**EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD** |

204 |
Development of a Damage Propagation Analysis System based on the Extended Finite Element Method using the Cohesive Zone Model
T. Nagashima and M. Sawada |

**FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

205 |
Two-Dimensional Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Profiles with Fluid-Structure Interactions
T. Grätsch and D. Pieper |

**MODELLING BIOMECHANICS PROBLEMS** |

206 |
Biomechanical Modeling of a Human Heart in Normal and Pathological States
A.A. Golyadkina, O.A. Grishina, I.V. Kirillova, L.Yu. Kossovich and N.O. Chelnokova |

**SHELL STRUCTURES** |

207 |
Toricones: Burst Pressures
J. Blachut and O. Ifayefunmi |

208 |
Computational Analyses of Glass and Glass-Carbon Circular Cylinders under Uniform External Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A. Liatsis, A.P.F. Little and P.T. Smith |

209 |
Free-form Optimization of Shell Structure subject to Stress Constraints
M. Shimoda and M. Yonekura |

210 |
A Mono-Dimensional Approach to the Modelling of Spherical Shells
A. de Leo, A. Contento and A. Di Egidio |

211 |
Large Elastic Deformations in Bimetallic Non-Standard Geometries
V. Charpentier, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, S. Adriaenssens, O. Baverel and K. Schmidt |

212 |
Curvilinear Non-linear Three-Dimensional Isoparametric Layered Shell Elements
L. Jendele and J. Cervenka |

**PLATE AND FOLDED PLATE STRUCTURES** |

213 |
A Hierarchic High-Order C1 Quadrilateral Plate Finite Element
L.J.F. Ferreira and M.L. Bittencourt |

214 |
A Mixed Finite Element for Static and Buckling Analysis of Laminated Folded Plates
E.J. Barbero, A. Madeo, G. Zagari, R. Zinno and G. Zucco |

215 |
Evaluation of Deflection of a Plate using Line Integrals
A. Pirrotta |

**STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION** |

216 |
An Enumeration Method of Various Optimal Truss Topologies using Optimal Solution by the Interior Point Method
T. Takada |

217 |
A Binary Particle Swarm based Topology Optimization for the Design of Negative Permeability Dielectric Metamaterials
N. Di Cesare, M. Domaszewski and D. Chamoret |

218 |
Mixed Finite Element Analysis and Topology Optimization of Viscoelastic Devices
M. Bruggi, G. Maurelli, P. Venini and C. Cinquini |

**STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DYNAMICS** |

219 |
Estimation of the Critical Flutter Load of a Double L-shaped Beam subjected to Follower Forces (In-Plane Vibration)
I. Takahashi |

220 |
Dynamic Equations for an Anisotropic Cylindrical Shell using a Power Series Method
R. Okhovat and A. Boström |

**CONTROL OF ENGINEERING STRUCTURES** |

221 |
Control of Structural Seismic Response using Active Mass Dampers
G. Agranovich and Y. Ribakov |

222 |
Optimization of Piezoelectric Patches in Smart Structures using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms
G. Foutsitzi, C. Gogos, G.E. Stavroulakis and N.A. Antoniadis |

223 |
Multistage Friction Damping to Control the Response of a Base Isolated Structure
N. Hori, M. Ikenaga, K. Ikago and N. Inoue |

**SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT** |

224 |
On the Vulnerability of Low-rise Residential Buildings based on Observations
B. Bessason and J.Ö. Bjarnason |

225 |
Structural Design of a High-Rise Building using Tuned Viscous Mass Dampers installed across Three Consecutive Storeys
M. Ogino and T. Sumiyama |

226 |
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings using Ambient Vibration
F. Mirshafiei, A. Asgarian and G. McClure |

227 |
Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Highway Bridges considering the Ultimate Behavior of Rubber Bearings
T. Mazda, C. Joon-Ho and H. Akinaga |

**COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** |

228 |
Hydrostatic Collapse of Carbon and Carbon-Glass Fibre Composite Tubes involving Geometrical and Material Nonlinearity
C.T.F. Ross, M. Perello, A.P.F. Little and P.T. Smith |

229 |
Reduced Order Finite Element Models for Sound Transmission Analysis through a Double Sandwich Panel with Viscoelastic Core
W. Larbi, J.-F. Deü and R. Ohayon |

**MODELLING AND DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES** |

230 |
The Shear Problem in Reinforced Concrete Bending Structures
I. Iskhakov and Y. Ribakov |

231 |
Optimum Design of RC Columns According to Effective Length Factor in Buckling
S.M. Nigdeli and G. Bekdas |

232 |
Improving the Accuracy of Nonlinear Dynamic Analyses: The Contribution of Supplementary Progressive Collapse Resisting Mechanisms
M. Botez, L. Bredean and A.M. Ioani |

**MODELLING CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES** |

233 |
Simulation of Damping Concrete under Severe Impact Loads using a Crushable Foam Model with Damage Mechanisms
L. Qiao, U. Zencker, E.-M. Kasparek and H. Völzke |

234 |
Designing Precast Concrete Panels for Highway Maintenance and Repair
J.W. Bull, R.J.B. Duncan and M. Rahman |

235 |
The Effect of Tendon Layout on the Behavior of Post-Tensioned Concrete Flat Slabs
H.O. Okail |

236 |
Efficient Shakedown Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Three-Dimensional Frames subject to a Large Number of Loads
L. Leonetti, A. Bilotta and G. Garcea |

237 |
Cost Comparison of Axially Symmetrical Cylindrical Walls With and Without Post-Tensioning Forces
G. Bekdas |

238 |
Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of the Pull-Out of Reinforcing Bars from Underwater Concrete
O.Y. El Masri and C.A. Issa |

239 |
Numerical and Experimental Assessment of the Effects of Specimen Size on Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete
X.M. Zhou, W. Dong, O.G. Oladiran, Z.M. Wu and G. Kastiukas |

240 |
Confined High Strength Concrete Columns subject to Flexure and Axial Loads
R. Meziani, M. Bentalha, A. Boufedah Badissi and B. Bousalem |

**ASSESSMENT OF MASONRY CONSTRUCTION: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS** |

241 |
Computational Homogenization in Masonry Structures
G.A. Drosopoulos, M.E. Stavroulaki, K. Giannis, L. Plymakis, G.E. Stavroulakis and P. Wriggers |

242 |
Integrated Modeling and Evaluation of Masonry Bridges using Terrestrial Photogrammetry
M.E. Stavroulaki, B. Riveiro, G.A. Drosopoulos, P. Arias and G.E. Stavroulakis |

243 |
Numerical Models and the Perception of Masonry
E. Della Bella |

244 |
The Use of Composite Reinforcement in Masonry Buildings subjected to Mining Shock
T.Z. Tatara and F. Pachla |

**DAMAGE MECHANICS** |

245 |
Fully Coupled Moisture Transport in partially Damaged Materials
J. Kruis and T. Koudelka |

**MATERIALS MODELLING** |

246 |
A Study of the Constitutive Model for Impact Behavior of the Polyurethane Shock Programmer under Various Velocities of the Impactor
T.-H. Yang, Y.-S. Lee, T.-H. Kim, C.-W. Shul, M.-S. Yang, H.-W. Goo and G.-S. Lee |

**MODELLING COMPOSITE MATERIALS** |

247 |
Scale-Size Effects Analysis on Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Periodic Composite Materials
P.G. Coelho, J.M. Guedes and H.C. Rodrigues |

248 |
An Enhanced Damage Computational Approach for Laminated Composites
H. Bainier, D. Néron and P. Ladevèze |

249 |
Model Reduction of a Complex Constitutive Law for Ceramic Matrix Composites using the Singular Value Decomposition
O. Friderikos and E. Baranger |

250 |
Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Flexural Behaviour of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Pultruded Material
S. Benfratello, A. Cirello, L. Palizzolo, A. Spada and P. Tabbuso |

**STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** |

251 |
Advances in Optimal Analysis of Structures: Regular Structures, Near-Regular Structures, Optimal Analysis and Design, and Modal Analysis
A. Kaveh and I. Shojaei |

252 |
An Effective, Robust and Parallel Implementation of an Interior Point Algorithm for Limit State Optimization
N. Dollerup, M.S. Jepsen, C. Frier and L. Damkilde |

**BEAM STRUCTURES** |

253 |
Generalized Warping Analysis of Beams of Arbitrary Cross Section using Isogeometric Methods
E.J. Sapountzakis and I.N. Tsiptsis |

254 |
Thermal Buckling Analysis of Thin-Walled Beam Structures
I. PeÂšic, D. Lanc and G. Turkalj |

**IMPACT LOADING** |

255 |
Strength Evaluation of Spacer Grid Assembly of Dual Cooled Fuel under Repeated Impact Loads
H.S. Lee, Y.S. Lee, H.L. Jin, H.S. Kang, J.Y. Kim and Y.H. Kang |

**TIMBER STRUCTURES** |

256 |
Behaviour of Screwed Cross-Laminated Timber Panels: Numerical and Experimental Analyses
L. Léoskool, T. Descamps, J. Noël and G. Puissant |

**CABLE, MEMBRANE AND SPACE STRUCTURES** |

257 |
Analysis of Cable-Membrane Structures: Dynamic Relaxation Method
M. Hüttner, J. Máca and P. Fajman |

258 |
Time-Dependent Analysis of Cable Structures
S. Kmet and M. Mojdis |

259 |
Structural Optimization of Free-Form Reciprocal Structures
D. Parigi |

260 |
A Line Element for Hyperelastic Finite Element Analysis
K.K. Klinka and V.F. Arcaro |

**MULTIPHYSICAL MECHANICS OF MEMBRANES** |

261 |
Instabilities in Pressurized Membranes
A. Eriksson |

**GEOMATERIALS MODELLING** |

262 |
Three-Dimensional Coupled Finite Element Modelling and Programming of Partially Saturated Porous Media
D. Muraro, C.E. Majorana and V.A. Salomoni |

263 |
Dynamic Sliding of Geosynthetically Reinforced Slopes
I. Tzavara, Y. Tsompanakis, V. Zania and P.N. Psarropoulos |