SPECIAL SESSION: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. POMBO AND DR V. MARKINE 
1 
Efficient Wear Models for the Analysis of Wheel and Rail Profile Wear on Complex Railway Lines
A. Innocenti, L. Marini, E. Meli, G. Pallini and A. Rindi 
2 
Finite Element Methodology for Railway Switch Simulation
H. Hemida, E. Stewart and C. Roberts 
3 
Experimental Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Railway Track in Transition Zones
V.L. Markine, H. Wang and I.Y. Shevtsov 
4 
Dynamic Stability of Trains Moving over Bridges subjected to Seismic Excitations

5 
Assessment and Development of Railway Operations using Computer Applications
M.A. ElSayed and M.A.M. Ali 
6 
Simulation and Validation of a Common Rail Diesel Injector
B. Huber and H. Ulbrich 
7 
Comparison of Turbulent Models applied to the Aerodynamics of a High Speed Train

8 
Dynamic Behaviour of Railway Vehicles using Perfect and Imperfect Mechanical Joints

9 
Optimisation of Railway Maintenance Scheduling by Parallel Computing
D.E. Diaz Fuentes, F.G. Toro, M. Hudik and E. Schnieder 
10 
A Digital Pattern Methodology supporting Railway Industries in Portfolio Management
A. Balsamo, G. Calvano, G. Di Gironimo, G. Frezza, A. Lanzotti, F. Peluso, S. Puzelli, C. Angelo Saviano, P. Siani, P. Verdosci and W. Tizzano 
11 
Structural Performance Analysis of the Lock Stretcher Bar in a Railway Switch
E. Stewart, H. Hemida and C. Roberts 
12 
The Effect of Creep of a PreStressed Viaduct Structure on the Ride Comfort of the High Speed Rail System
W.L. Hsu, C.F. Hung and D. Lai 
13 
A Study on the Joint between a Sandwich Composite Roof and an Aluminum Extrusion Carbody for the HighSpeed Maglev Train
S.G. Kang, K.B. Shin, E.K. Lee, I.R. Yoon and J.H. Lee 
14 
A Study of a New Monitoring System for Railway Signal Equipment using Radio Communication
M. Suzuki, T. Kato and M. Kobayashi 
15 
Aerodynamic Simulations of HighSpeed Trains

16 
Testing Automation based on Formalised Test Case Generation

17 
A Numerical Study on the Improvement of Track Transitions using Modifying Superstructure Elements

18 
Innovative Systems for Weighing in Motion of Railway Vehicles: Performance and Robustness Analysis
A. Innocenti, L. Marini, E. Meli, L. Pugi and A. Rindi 
19 
Determination of the Natural Modes of a Ballast Layer
A. Aikawa 
20 
An Investigation into Railway Railpad Modeling
M. Oregui, Z. Li and R. Dollevoet 
21 
A WheelRail Contact Model with Rough Surfaces
W. Kubin, W. Daves and S. Scheriau 
22 
Finite Element Investigation of the Load Influence on Shear Crack Direction and Growth in WheelRail Contact

23 
The Effect of Critical Speed on Different Ballast and Concrete Tracks
E. Nsabimana, C.Y. Choi, T.H. Lee and Y.H. Jung 
SPECIAL SESSION: PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR W. GENTZSCH AND DR J. KRUIS 
24 
OpenMP HEVC Parallel Version based on a GOP Approach

25 
Computational Homogenization of Coupled Heat and Moisture Transport on Parallel Computers

26 
Parallel Methods for 3D+t Anisotropic Diffusion of Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography Images
C. Tauber, M. Chau and P. Spiteri 
27 
A Parallel Agglomeration Multigrid Method for Incompressible Flow Simulations
G.N. Lygidakis, S.S. Sarakinos and I.K. Nikolos 
28 
Numerical Simulation of the Gas Mixture Flows using Hybrid Computer Systems
Yu. Karamzin, T. Kudryashova, V. Podryga and S. Polyakov 
29 
Parallel Computation of Pagerank using Extrapolation and Relaxation Techniques

30 
Block Alternating TwoStage Methods for Singular Systems

SPECIAL SESSION: ITERATIVE METHODS FOR NONLINEAR MODELS ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J.R. TORREGROSA AND DR A. CORDERO 
31 
Some Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Matrix Equations
A. Cordero, J.R. Torregrosa and M.P. Vassileva 
32 
Efficient Iterative Methods for Approximating Multiple Roots

33 
Stability of a FourthOrder Family of Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Problems

34 
On a Generalization of the Steffensen Method on Banach Spaces

35 
Recursive Computation of Complex Frequencies of Vibrating NonViscous Damped Systems

36 
On the Behavior of Chebyshev's Method applied to Cubic Polynomials

37 
A New 'With' Memory Method using Two Accelerators
T. Lotfi and K. Mahdidni 
SPECIAL SESSION: NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT OF MECHANICAL COMPONENTS WITH ALLOWANCE FOR MANUFACTURING EFFECTS ORGANISED BY: DR R.G. CITARELLA AND DR M. STOSCHKA 
38 
Buckling Analysis of Aluminium Alloy Structures accounting for Friction Stir Welding Effects
R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. TeixeiraDias and G.S. Palazzo 
39 
Integration of PhaseDependent WorkHardening into Transient Weld Simulation

40 
The Effect of Key Stiffness on Forces in a Scarf Joint
P. Fajman and J. Maca 
41 
Local Fatigue Assessment of Welded and High Frequency Mechanical ImpactTreated Joints based on Manufacturing Process Simulation
M. Leitner, D. Simunek and M. Stoschka 
42 
Vulnerability Assessment of Concrete Bridges using Different Methods of Visual Inspection
M.L. Fadda, F. Mistretta and M.V. Piras 
43 
The Effects of Dimensional Tolerances and Processing Parameters on Riveting Joints
F. Caputo, G. Lamanna, A. Soprano and A. De Luca 
44 
Multiple Crack Propagation in Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Joints
R. Citarella, P. Carlone, R. Sepe and M. Lepore 
SPECIAL SESSION: RECENT ADVANCES IN SOILSTRUCTURE INTERACTION ANALYSES ORGANISED BY: DR S. MOHASSEB 
45 
Modeling of Soil Structure Interaction during Tunnel Excavation considering Uncertainties

46 
The Mach Stem Phenomenon for Shaped Obstacles Buried in Soils
Y.S. Karinski, V.R. Feldgun, E. Racah and D.Z. Yankelevsky 
47 
Calibration and Application of a Hypoplastic Model for Clay

48 
Seismic Retrofitting of a TwentyEight Storey Building including SoilStructure Interaction Effects
S. Mohasseb and S. Daviran 
49 
Rocking Response of Shallow Foundations in the Time Domain using Cone Model Theory
S. Ghassemi, A.M. Halabian and S. Mohasseb 
SPECIAL SESSION: MULTISCALE METHODS ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. GEISER 
50 
Iterative Splitting using Cyclic Operator Decomposition for Harmonic Oscillator Problems: Algorithms and Applications
J. Geiser 
51 
Additive via Iterative Splitting Schemes: Algorithms and Applications In HeatTransfer Problems
J. Geiser 
52 
ScaleResolved Prediction of Pyrolysis in a Packed Bed using the Extended Discrete Element Method
B. Peters, X. Besseron, A. Estupinan, F. Hoffmann, M. Michael, A. Mahmoudi and M. Mohseni 
53 
Adaptive Decomposition Methods for the Solution of Certain Highly Oscillatory Optical Wave Problems
Q. Sheng 
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING 
54 
Design and Optimization of a Control Link of a Vehicle Suspension System
C.G. Vossou, D.V. Koulocheris, C.G. Provatidis and Th.N. Costopoulos 
55 
An Approach for the Recognition of Interacting Manufacturing Features
J. Pobozniak 
56 
Trajectory Planning for a Rotating Extensible Robotic Manipulator: Design for Collision Avoidance and Accurate Position Placement
M. Dupac 
COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING MODELLING 
57 
A MultiBody Simulation Model for a Corona Electrostatic Separator Machine
I. Critelli, A. Degiorgi, M. Colledani and A. Tasora 
58 
Development of an Equivalent Numerical Model of a Bolted Point based on an Analytical Solution
O. Omran, V.D. Nguyen, H. Jaffal, P. Marchand, A. Bezza and P. Coorevits 
59 
LargeAmplitude Vibrations of GeometricallyImperfect Cylindrical Shells Containing Fluid

60 
Thermal Conduction Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum CompositeCeramic Functionally Graded Materials for High Technology Applications
S. Daviran, S. Mohasseb and P. Bakhshaei 
61 
A Tessellated Continuum Method for the Analysis of FractalLike Cellular Heat Exchangers
K. Davey, R. Prosser and C. Jiang 
62 
State of the Art Literature Review of the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method
B. Hamed Mirjafari, S. Mohasseb, E. Seyyedihoseininia and J. Boloori Bazzaz 
MESH AND GRID GENERATION 
63 
Volume Conserving Smoothing of Triangular Meshes on Open ThreeDimensional Surfaces
D. Rypl and J. Nerad 
64 
A Hybrid Grid System for a Spectral Wave Model
N. O'Brien and E. Ragnoli 
MATERIALS AND DAMAGE MODELLING 
65 
Modelling of Heat Flow through a ThreeDimensional Crack in Thermoelasticity
J. Jaskowiec 
66 
The Influence of ThermoMechanical Effects on the Relaxed Shape Graphene
S. Prabhakar, R. Melnik and A. Sebetci 
67 
A Coupled ThermoMechanical Cohesive Crack Model in ThreeDimensional Crack Growth Analysis
J. Jaskowiec 
68 
Localization Analysis of an Anisotropic Damage Model

FLUID FLOW PROBLEMS 
69 
Application of Asymptotic Analysis to Derive a TimeAveraged Shallow Water Model

70 
Classification of Regimes of the Stratified Fluid Flows around a Square Cylinder
P.V. Matyushin and V.A. Gushchin 
71 
Stabilized GalerkinCharacteristics Finite Element Schemes for Flow Problems
H. Notsu and M. Tabata 
72 
Acceleration of Sampling Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics

73 
An Experimental and Numerical Study of Gas Flow Laminar in a Thermal Reactor
A. Bellil, K. Benhabib, P. Coorevits, C. Marie, M. Hazi and A. OuldDris 
74 
Optimization of the GDI Engine Operation with Stoichiometric Mixtures using Numerical Modeling
S. Boccardi, F. Catapano, M. Costa, P. Sementa, U. Sorge and B.M. Vaglieco 
75 
Meshless Solution of Incompressible Flows in Complex Domains
G. Kosec 
76 
Leak Before Break Analysis using a New Enriched Finite Element
P.J. Gill and K. Davey 
FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION 
77 
A SpectralElement Simulator for TwoDimensional RigidBodyFluid Interaction Problems
L.C. Chen and M.J. Huang 
78 
Simulation of Cavitating Nonlinear Acoustic Fluid and Flexible Structure Interaction
F. Kalateh 
COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING SIMULATION 
79 
Simulation and Optimization of a Constructed Solar Chimney using new Structural Mechanisms
M. Ghalamchi, S. Mohasseb, A.B. Kasaeian, N. Fadaei and Y. Khanjari 
80 
Modeling of Premixed Combustion on Inert Porous Media
R.C. Moro Filho 
81 
Temperature Waves in Rectangular, Cylindrical and Spherical Cavities as an Inexpensive Energy Source
M.B. Atmanskikh and P.T. Zubkov 
82 
ClosedCircuit Simulation of a ThermoelectricPowerGenerator based Lamp Energy Harvest System
M.J. Huang and C.C. Weng 
TRANSPORT ENGINEERING 
83 
Vehicle Platoon Simulation Based on a MultiLeader Vehicle Following Model
E. Kita, K. Asahina and C. Ushida 
METAHEURISTICS IN ENGINEERING 
84 
Tracking Targets in the Sea Surface using a Weightless Neural Network Approach
R.S. Moreira and N.F.F. Ebecken 
85 
Metaheuristics for Engineering and Architectural Design of Hospitals
M.K. Holst and P.H. Kirkegaard 
86 
NearOptimum Carotid Disease Analysis using Ultrasound Image Data

87 
Modeling Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Systems using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Systems of Systems Concepts

SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES 
88 
Prediction of Asphaltic Concrete Stability by using Support Vector Machines
M.A. Saif and M.S. AlBisy 
89 
Support Vector Machine and Regression Analysis to Predict the Field Hydraulic Conductivity of Sandy Soil
M.S. Elbisy 
OPTIMIZATION IN ENGINEERING 
90 
Evaluation of Optimization Algorithms for the Design of Submarine Pipeline Routes
J.S. Baioco, P. Stape, C.H. Albrecht, B.S.L.P. de Lima and B.P. Jacob 
91 
Optimization of Pump Efficiency in a Water Distribution System
M. Koor, A. Vassiljev and T. Koppel 
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING ENGINEERING 
92 
Preliminary Results of the Town Square Evaluation Method based on Digitized Plan Processing

93 
Comparing the Performance of Flat Plate Collectors and Evacuated Tube Collectors for Buildings and Industrial Usage
T. Sokhansefat, A. Kasaeian, K. Rahmani and S. Mohasseb 
94 
GISBased Automated Construction Project Cost Control
M. Dawood, E. Elbeltagi and E. Elkassas 
95 
Fuzzy Signature StructureBased FiniteState Machines in a Residential Building Renovation Procedure

96 
Sensitivity and Validity of the Fuzzy Signature Based Evaluation of Residential Building Conditions

97 
MultiObjective ResourceConstrained Scheduling in Construction Projects
A.P. Chassiakos and S.P. Kaiafa 
98 
A Conflict Repairing Harmony Search Metaheuristic and its Application to BiObjective ResourceConstrained Project Scheduling Problems
O. Eliezer 
99 
Influence of Grid Type on the Agents Behavior in Simulations Performed with CrowdZ
M. Zawidzki and T. Nagakura 
GEOTECHNICAL, ROCK AND TUNNEL ENGINEERING 
100 
Probabilistic Instability Assessment of Tunnels Constructed in Rock Masses
J.M. Mayoral and R. Rivas 
101 
Performance Evaluation of a Tunnel built in Cemented FineGrained Soils
J.M. Mayoral 
102 
Simulation of Geological Fault Formation Mechanisms using the Discrete Element Method
Y.A. Ferreira, L.C.L.M. Vieira , V.C.L. Ramos and D.L. Ramos 
103 
Modeling the Gravitational Deformation of a Slate Slope using Model Tests and the Discrete Element Method
M.C. Weng, C.M. Lo, C.H. Wu and T.F. Chuang 