Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

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Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in Cape Town, and since then brought together academics, researchers and practitioners active in structural mechanics, associated computation and structural engineering. The main purpose of the conferences was to review recent achievements in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these areas, share the latest developments, and address the challenges that the present and the future pose. All major aspects of structural mechanics, associated computation and structural engineering are addressed in the present volume, including: structural mechanics (dynamics, vibration, impact, buckling, seismic response, fluid-structure interaction, soil-structure interaction); mechanics of materials (plasticity, fracture, fatigue, creep, shrinkage, damage, deterioration); numerical/computational modelling (numerical methods, formulations, finite-element modelling, structural modelling, material modelling, simulations); structural engineering and construction in the various materials (steel, concrete, timber, masonry, glass, steel-concrete composite, fibre-reinforced composite, laminated composite); design, construction and operational considerations (fire resistance, seismic resistance, loading, safety and reliability, codification, design optimisation, construction, assembly, monitoring, maintenance, repair, retrofitting). The structures dealt with include all sorts of buildings, sports facilities, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, underground structures, foundation structures, coastal structures, dams, industrial towers and masts, containment structures (silos, tanks and pressure vessels), ship and aircraft structures, motor-vehicle structures, mechanical components and biological structures. Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation is published as a book of extended abstracts, and an accompanying CD-ROM with the full papers, and will be much of interest to engineers, academics and researchers in civil, structural, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and to those concerned with the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of engineering structures.

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1. Keynotes Challenges and advances in the analysis of structures K.J. Bathe Recent developments in structural control research and applications in China H.N. Li & L.S. Huo South African Stadium Projects: Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town K. Goppert Life-cycle performance, reliability, redundancy and optimal management of infrastructure systems: Applications to bridges and naval ships D.M. Frangopol & N.M. Okasha The use of Eurocode 3 "Design of Steel Structures" in the design and verification of joints F.S.K. Bijlaar Design life of thin-walled concrete domes E. Hamed, M.A. Bradford, R.I. Gilbert & Z.-T. Chang 2. Dynamic analysis, vibration analysis, vibration control Structural dynamics research and applications (Invited Paper) D. Thambiratnam Dynamic response of large primary structures to wind loads: Experimental tests in wind tunnel (Invited Paper) C. Borri, P. Biagini & C. Mannini On space-time isogeometric analysis of panel flutter H. Netuzhylov &A. Zilian Computation method for the prediction of gust-induced vibrations for permeable membrane cladding elements F. Kemper, M. Feldmann & J. Kuck Aerodynamic force coefficients for rain-wind induced vibrations from full-scale measurements M. Clobes, O. Steiln & U. Peil Shape modifications of bridge cables for aerodynamic vibration control K. Kleissl & C.T. Georgakis Pedestrian induced vertical vibrations: Response to running using the Response Spectrum Method G. Matteoni & C.T. Georgakis Human induced vibrations of lightweight floor systems supported by cold-formed steel joists W. Rack & J. Lange A new method for evaluation and assessment of floor vibration Ch. Heinemeyer, M. Feldmann & F. Galanti Dynamic testing of bracing patterns of a demountable grandstand S. Nhleko, A. Blakeborough, M.S.Williams & J. Whittle Asymptotic results for highly anisotropic spinning disks C.D. Coman Modelling and verifying of an anthropomorphic passenger dummy model using multibody dynamics F. Moller, A. Gessler & M. Feldmann Transmissibility of whole-body vibration experienced by off-road vehicle operators based on ISO 2631-1 and ISO 2631-5 S.A. Aye & P.S. Heyns Dynamic behaviour of soil-steel bridges Z. Manko & D. Beben The stick-slip joint effect on dynamics behaviour of nonlinear beam S.A. Karim, A. Dafnis & H.-G. Reimerdes Algorithms for time-domain transformations to treat wave propagation in soil J. Bochert Effect of variable geometric piezoelectric patches on vibration of FG plate under constant electric charge S.M.R. Khalili, H. Zoohor, H. Pourrostami & N.S. Viliani Effects of rotation and thermoelastic/pyroelectric couplings on the dispersion of acoustic surface waves in a piezothermoelastic half-space M. Sanbi, E. Essoufi, L.A. Faik & M. Rahmoune Thermoelastic and pyroelectric coupling effects on dynamics and active control of smart structures using finite element method with localized thermopiezoelectric elements M. Sanbi, L.A. Faik & M. Rahmoune 3. Seismic response, seismic design Towards earthquake resistant design of steel buildings for uniform ductility demands (Invited Paper) M.T. Kyrkos & S.A. Anagnostopoulos Early observations from the magnitude Mw 7.0 January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake (Invited Paper) A.S. Elnashai &A. Lewis Vulnerability of buildings due to far-field effects of earthquakes (Invited Paper) T. Balendra & Z.J. Li Time delay effects of earthquake excitation on responses in high-rise buildings D.S. Li, H.N. Li & L. Ren The L'Aquila earthquake of April 6th 2009: Seismic response of the hospital facilities C. Casarotti, S. Peloso &A. Pavese Development of Performance Based Tsunami Engineering (PBTE) I.N. Robertson Seismic behaviour of prefabricated concrete sandwich panels D.A. Bournas, A. Pavese & S. Peloso Relationship between seismic index of structure and seismic response of retrofitted RC structure T. Takatani & M. Mori Definition of conservative design values of the residuals of seismic response parameters of RC frames A. D'Ambrisi & M. Mezzi Seismic analysis method of structure with passive energy dissipation devices G. Li, H.N. Li &Y.G. Li An experimental investigation of the seismic behaviour of semi-supported steel shear walls A. Jahanpour, J. Jonsson & H. Moharrami Stiffness and damping aspects of fiber reinforced elastomeric bearings U. Gerhaher, A. Strauss & K. Bergmeister The design, experiment and application of coupling beam dampers J. Teng, B.-T. Ma,W.-H. Li, D.X. Cao, H. Zhang, B.Wu, Z.Wang & D.R. Zhou Different seismic behaviour of RC frame structures modeled with and without masonry infills T. Trombetti, L. Landi, S. Silvestri, G. Gasparini & I. Ricci Nonlinear seismic response reduction of different types of structures using two types dampers J.T. Qu & H.N. Li Parametric study on structural behaviour of shear walled systems F.G. Gulay, A.E. Toprak & F. Dogan Seismic assessment of a gravity-load designed R/C frame with masonry infills M. Valente Response analysis of base isolated railway bridges B. Del Principe, L. Di Sarno, L. Evangelista & E. Cosenza A predictive FE model for a simple precast concrete panel wall subjected to moderate shaking F.A. Malhas & H.H. Nassif Maximum seismic rotational response of multi-storey structures S. Silvestri, G. Gasparini &T. Trombetti 3D time history analysis of RC structures versus commercial methods with attention to the modeling of floor slabs and near versus far-fault earthquakes A. Mortezaei & H.R. Ronagh Modeling and design issues of non load-bearing permanent shuttering systems with concrete under seismic loads S. Peloso, I. Lanese, A. Pavese &A. Zanardi Effect of shear wall and steel bracing as lateral load resisting system on a ten storey building S.V. Venkatesh, H. Sharada Bai & R. Rajeshwari Distribution of peak inter-story drift for estimating non-structural elements vulnerability I. Mahmoodzadeh-kani, A.D.R. Abadi &A. Taghaveekanee Suppression of wind induced vibration using elevated service reservoir as tuned mass damper N. Chetia & S. Talukdar Evaluation of damping matrix for buildings A. Hemmati & M. Gerami 4. Material modelling, numerical methods, numerical formulations, FEM modelling Particle dynamic methods for microsystem applications (Invited Paper) J.G. Korvink, D. Kauzlaric, D.Weiss, J. Lienemann, A. Greiner, O. Liba &Y. Hanein Introduction of multi-scale modeling techniques for the analysis of long span FRP composite bridges (Invited Paper) M.S. Cheung, B.Y.B. Chan & H.H. Almansour High-performance finite element and coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of pile installation processes (Invited Paper) J. Grabe & S. Henke Identification of material properties for a unified visco-plasticity model and application to isothermal and anisothermal experimental data C.J. Hyde,W. Sun, T.H. Hyde &Y.P. Gong A nonlinear micropolar continuum theory for initial plasticity I. Munch & P. Neff A new material model for concrete within microplane framework. Part I: Constitutive formulation and computational algorithm J. Li & N.V. Tue A new material model for concrete within microplane framework. Part II: Numerical validation and application to structural analysis J. Li & N.V. Tue A micromorphic theory and its application to elastic size-scale effects S. Braun, S. Skatulla, H.-D. Beushausen & C. Sansour Nonlinear analysis of large concrete structures using a finite element shell model J.Wasner &V. Sigrist Compact RC structures with textile strengthening: Computational models and application F. Steinigen,W. Graf & M. Kaliske Isogeometrical analysis of functionally graded materials in plane elasticity problems B. Hassani & N.Z. Moghaddam Investigation and modeling of the glued steel-glass connection used in hybrid beam M. Netusil & M. Eliasova Coupled hygro-mechanical stress analysis on adhesive material under hot/wet environments X. Jiang, H. Kolstein & F.S.K. Bijlaard A Genetic Algorithm based procedure for the constitutive characterization of composite plates using dispersive guided waves data A. Marzani, M. Mazzotti, E. Viola, L. De Marchi, N. Speciale & P. Rizzo A viscoplastic constitutive equation for the modelling of tailings heaps consisting of rock salt S.Wachter & R. Katzenbach Advances in strongly-coupled fluid-structure interaction by space-time finite elements A. Zilian & S. Reinstadler Tools for modeling fluid-structure interaction via Lagrangian FEM D. Krybus & B. Patzak Simulation of permeation tests on articular cartilage under different testing conditions G. Spatafora, F. Gervaso & F. Boschetti A posterior error estimation in the isogeometrical analysis method B. Hassani, A. Ganjali & M. Tavakkoli Numerical design of geothermal projects U. Arslan & H. Huber Numerical modeling of the behaviour of multiple-cable-pylon cap joint in a cable roof structure W.A. Salah Khalil, M.A. Gizejowski & S.Wierzbicki A "simple beam" revisited R.P. Prukl Finite element analysis modelling of full scale 5-ton electric overhead travelling crane and the crane supporting structure T.N. Haas, P.E. Dunaiski & P. Maincon Numerical models of lightweight roof structures J. Rebielak 5. Damage mechanics, fracture, fatigue, blast, impact,damage modelling A thermodynamic approach to nonlocal strain damage F.M. de Sciarra Fracture mechanical based assessment of partial penetration welds in T- and cross joints B. Eichler & M. Feldmann Fracture criterion for all concretes: Normal, lightweight, high- and ultra-high-performance concrete K. Speck & M. Curbach Fracture mechanics test specimen design for cementitious composites J. Zatloukal, R. Sovjak & P. Konvalinka Perturbation problems for interfacial cracks A. Piccolroaz, G. Mishuris &A.B. Movchan Fatigue performance of pre-stressed and reinforced concrete M. Foglar High frequency hammer peening: Enhancement of lifetime of fatigue loaded steel structures T. Ummenhofer & R. Puthli Steel frame structures under blast loading J. Mediavilla & F. Soetens Performance of reinforced concrete columns under vehicular impacts T. Gurbuz, D. Thambiratnam, N. Perera &A. Ilki Spatial statistical analyses for time-dependent corroded surfaces of carbon steel plates in various corrosive environments S. Kainuma, Y. Mukaigawa, Y. Itoh, Y. Jeong & I.T. Kim Prediction of whole process of concrete cracking under combined steel corrosion and service load S.-T. Yang, C.-Q. Li & O. Harireche 6. Loading on structures, structural analysis, testing, practical structural design Probabilistic basis of present codes of practice (Invited Paper) M. Holicky & J.V. Retief Application of computational mechanics in design of tall buildings (Invited Paper) K. Kayvani Impact of engineering seismicity and cyclic load on a prefabricated planar structure of a multi-storey building (Invited Paper) J.Witzany, T. Cejka & R. Zigler A beam element for the analysis of framed structures with multiple discontinuities (Invited Paper) S. Caddemi, I. Calio, M. Marletta & D. Rapicavoli Design of sport stadia:Wind action perspective A.M. Goliger, M. Gizejowski, M. C'wik & J. Mahachi Numerical method for live load distribution in road bridges J. Holowaty The computational estimating of safety load factors and silo wall strength according to experimental and theoretical loads of pressure of bulk materials M. Kaminski & M. Maj Comparative study of wind loads on gable roof buildings with and without attached canopies R. Goyal &A.K. Ahuja An ACS algorithm for the formation of subminimal-suboptimal cycle bases A. Kaveh & M. Jahanshahi Excel for advanced structural analysis R. Barker Theory for large complicated space bar structures with algorithms and programs J.B. Obrebski Design assisted by testing: A tool for the design resistance determination M. Karmazinova & J.J. Melcher Design, construction and shake table testing of a full-scale seven-story apartment building J.W. van de Lindt, S.E. Pryor & S. Pei Gautrain Southern Viaducts designed to Eurocode W.J. Martin Buitengragt structural steel pedestrian bridge: A continuous asymmetrical box girder J.R.B. Anderson Study of the structural behaviour of low/medium/high rise reinforced concrete residential buildings in Kuwait T.A. Awida Design of the Nasrec Transportation Hub roof N. Featherston & D. Middleton On the calculation of Eurocode 3 buckling interaction factors for combined bending and axial compression D. Green &A. Zingoni 7. Plates, shells, pipes, laminated composites, sandwich structures Finite rotation finite element analysis of layered composite plates and shells (Invited Paper) R. Schmidt, S. Tiranasavasdi &T.D. Vu Hybrid active-passive laminated structures: Modeling, optimization and identification (Invited Paper) A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares & J. Herskovits Stability of sandwich barrelled shell under pressure (Invited Paper) K. Magnucki & P. Jasion Power towers: On structural engineering problems of solar updraft chimneys (Invited Paper) W.B. Kraetzig, R. Harte, U. Montag & M. Graffmann Structural optimization of solar towers to minimize wind induced effects C. Borri, F. Lupi & H.-J. Niemann New direction of cooling towers monitoring and diagnostics J. Bydzovsky, Z. Snirch &A. Dufka Application of sandwich-structures in steel bridges S. Moller, M. Feldmann & G. Sedlacek Optimum design of a composite morphing leading edge for high lift wing R. Morishima & S. Guo Localized buckling in sandwich beam-columns S. Yiatros & M.A.Wadee Application of generalized differential quadrature method to bending analysis of laminated thick plates with mixed boundary conditions S. Fazeli, M. Salehi, A. Zamani & F. Zamani Stress wave propagation in shape memory alloy reinforced rectangular composite plates M. Salehi & H. Akharatdoost Residual capacities of uniaxially compressed composite panels under buckling driven delamination C. Vollmecke & M.A.Wadee Effect of distributed attached patches on fundamental natural frequency of thick cylindrical and spherical shells using higher-order shell theory S.M.R. Khalili, S. Tafazoli & K. Malekzadeh A new triangular buckling pattern of twisted inextensible sheets A.P. Korte & G.H.M. van der Heijden Initial curvature effects on the behaviour of cylindrical shell structures E. Viola, N. Fantuzzi & L. Rossetti Effect of varying thickness on the buckling and post-buckling behaviour of thin-walled cylindrical steel shells subjected to combined external pressure and axial compression H. Shahbazifard & K. Abedi Cylindrical bending of thick isotropic plates using trigonometric shear deformation theory Y.M. Ghugal & J.T. George Free vibration of thick isotropic plates using trigonometric shear deformation theory Y.M. Ghugal & J.T. George Dynamic response of a circular plate resting on a tensionless Vlasov foundation A. Tekin & I. Co,skun Leakage evaluation in longitudinally cracked pressurized pipes S. de Miranda, L. Molari, G. Scalet & F. Ubertini 8. Thin-walled sections, steel structures, steel connections, steel-concrete composite structures The mechanics of post-local buckling and overall bending interaction in thin-walled I-section compression members (Invited Paper) J. Loughlan & N. Yidris Restrained distortional buckling and postbuckling behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams under hogging bending (Invited Paper) M.A. Gizejowski &W.A. Salah Khalil Reliability-based methodology for the design of support formwork systems by advanced structural analysis (Invited Paper) T. Chandrangsu, K.J.R. Rasmussen & H. Zhang Own theory for thin-walled straight bars: Development and investigations (Invited Paper) J.B. Obrebski Iterative inelastic buckling method for estimating collapse loads of steel cable-stayed bridges D.H. Choi, H.S. Na, H. Yoo &A. Elvin Local buckling of cold-formed thin-walled channel beams with drop flange P. Paczos & K. Magnucki Performance of K-braced cold-formed steel shear walls subjected to lateral cyclic loading M.Z. Dastjerdi & H.R. Ronagh The coupled post-local buckling and overall bending interaction mechanics of thin-walled plain channel columns J. Loughlan & N. Yidris Compressed steel members with combined cross-sections P. Juhas & M. Al Ali Behaviour of curved hybrid steel girders K. Matongo &A. Masarira Experimental investigation of lateral deflection of columns with intermediate slenderness submitted to axial compressive loads S. Imielowski &A. Ziolkowski A genetic algorithm-based regression to predict resistance of plate girders subjected to patch loading F. Shahabian, H. Rajabi Mashhadi & J. Farzaneh Behaviour of non-prismatic steel members D. Ochan &A. Masarira Drilling hole effect on tensile properties of stainless steel 316L M. Benachour, A. Hadjoui, N. Benachour, F.Z. Seriari & F. Hadjoui Assessment of robustness in the design of steel structures M. Jacobsohn, J.V. Retief & P.E. Dunaiski M-N interaction in beam-to-column joints: Development of a design model J.-F. Demonceau & J.-P. Jaspart Stability design criteria for steel column splices in non-sway frames A.M. Girao Coelho, F.S.K. Bijlaard & P.D. Simao Modeling of HSS endplate connections: Achievements and perspectives X. Qiang, F.S.K. Bijlaard, H. Kolstein & L. Twilt Effect of bolt tension variation on the seismic response of cold-formed steel-special bolted moment frame A. Sato & C.M. Uang Residual stresses of high strength bolts with large diameters F. Marten & P. Schaumann Compactness requirements of RBS connections A. Vasseghi & S.G. Shahidi The problems of the action of high strength steel elements in structures M. Smak Composite beams with innovative shear connection S. Rauscher & J. Hegger Modeling of composite slab failure in steel-concrete multistory buildings L. Kwasniewski & M. Gizejowski Finite element modelling of shear connection behaviour in a push test using profiled sheeting J. Qureshi, D. Lam & J. Ye 9. Behaviour of structures in fire, design for fire resistance Fire-induced collapses in structures: Basis of the analysis and design (Invited Paper) F. Bontempi & F. Petrini Fire - material - structure: A holistic approach towards analysis of underground infrastructure (Invited Paper) M. Zeiml, A. Amouzandeh, A. Galek, H. Moser, T. Ring, S. Shrestha, H.A. Mang & R. Lackner Calculation of restraint axial forces of concrete cylinders under transient temperature conditions (Invited Paper) U. Schneider & M. Schneider Different approaches of European regulations for fire design of steel structural elements L. Giuliani & I. Budny Performance based investigations of structural systems under fire F. Gentili, C. Crosti & L. Giuliani Numerical analyses for Performance-Based Fire Engineering (PBFE) F. Petrini Fire safety assessment of long tunnels F. Gentili, C. Crosti & K. Gkoumas Measures for tunnel fire safety K. Gkoumas When a bridge becomes a tunnel: Fire design of a steel-concrete composite bridge Ch. Heinemeyer & M. Feldmann Behaviour of masonry walls subjected to fire: Experimental tests and analytical model M. Andreini & M. Sassu Simplified analytical model for centrically and eccentrically loaded steel columns in fire D. Somaini, M. Knobloch & M. Fontana Experimental and analytical investigation of component column web in shear under bending and axial force at elevated temperature M. Strejcek & F.Wald Stub column tests on square and rectangular hollow steel sections at elevated temperatures J. Pauli, M. Knobloch & M. Fontana Interaction diagrams for heated concrete sections using the tangent stiffness matrix A.H. Law & M. Gillie Calculation of temperature development on concrete members during tunnel fires by CFD modelling M. Schneider & U. Schneider Estimation about the residual working life of concrete structural members after fire Y.P. Song & H.L.Wang 10. Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures Finite element design of concrete structures: Differences between theory and practice (Invited Paper) G.A. Rombach & M. Kohl Strength and ductility of two-way slabs containing welded wire fabric (Invited Paper) R.I. Gilbert & Z.I. Sakka Global resistance factors for reinforced concrete structures M. Holicky & M. Sykora Reliability analysis of concrete structures applied to strut-and-tie model J.C. Pantoja, T.G. Pecin, L.E. Vaz & L.F. Martha Strut-and-tie model for waffle slabs M.K. Rahman, S.K.G. Pillai & M.H. Baluch Experimental research on reinforced concrete beams under pure torsion and torsion with shear M. Kaminski &W. Pawlak Shear strength of reinforced concrete beams without web reinforcement Y. Che, L. Yu &Y.P. Song Shear reinforced beams in autoclaved aerated concrete T. Cornelius Influence of rebar straightening on bond properties between steel and concrete C. Bosco, G. Mancini & F. Tondolo Combined concrete-bond failure of a steel bonded anchor J. Barnat & M. Bajer Bond between corroded steel rebar and concrete: Experimental tests and finite element analyses M. Valente Behaviour of screw anchors in normal strength concrete at pullout failure C. Kontzi Prediction of ultimate stress in unbonded tendon for post-tensioned concrete beams H.H. Nassif, O. Ozkul & F.A. Malhas Long-term behaviour of GFRP tendon J. Forn usek, R. Sovjak, P. Maca, P. Konvalinka & J.L. Vitek Special charges for thin-walled structures demolition T. Pokorny Modelling of the surface of fair-face concrete structures O. Steger & M. Popenkova Computer application of yield line theory in the analysis of solid slabs J.O. Akinyele 11. Fibre-reinforced concrete, high-strength concrete, high-performance concrete Ultra high performance concrete structures: Recent developments in research and practice (Invited Paper) E. Fehling, T. Leutbecher & S. Stuerwald Nanotechnology: A new approach for high performance concretes and sustainable concrete structures (Invited Paper) M. Schmidt & D. Stephan Cracking behaviour of fibre reinforced concrete beams containing longitudinal reinforcement L. Vandewalle & B. Parmentier Numerical analysis of concrete beams reinforced with steel fibres K. Holschemacher, V. Gribniak, G. Kaklauskas & D. Bacinskas Efficiency of steel fibres regarding the shear carrying capacity of UHPC beams G. Bertram & J. Hegger Long-term investigation of concrete elements with FRP R. Sovjak, J. Forn usek, P. Maca, P. Konvalinka & J.L. Vitek Advantages of textile reinforced concrete applied to a pedestrian bridge J. Hegger, C. Kulas & C. Goralski Slender facade structure made of textile reinforced concrete J. Hegger, C. Kulas & M. Horstmann Modeling compressive strength of high-performance concrete with multiple regression A. Kapelko, M. Kapelko & R. Kapelko 12. Durability, creep, shrinkage and transport processes in concrete Effects of creep and shrinkage of concrete on composite structures R. Safar, P. Bouska & M. Vokac Effect of shrinkage on the time-dependent deflection of reinforced concrete slabs H.Q.Wu & R.I. Gilbert Creep and shrinkage prediction models for concrete water retaining structures in South Africa E.S.D. Mucambe & G.P.A.G. van Zijl Investigation of plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete R. Combrinck &W.P. Boshoff Numerical time-dependent analysis of prestress losses affected by rheology phenomena and nonlinear structural performance L. Vrablik, J. Losko &V. Kristek Performance characteristics of concrete wall panels under long-term loads G. Sossou Durability and long-term performance of concrete railway sleepers: Structural analysis and practice K. Giannakos The experimental research and analyses on usability of sulphur polymer composite for corrosion protection of reinforcing steel in concrete M. Ksiazek Modeling University of Cape Town Chloride Conduction Test for Concrete M.A. Shazali, M.K. Rahman & M.H. Baluch Conductivity of moisture in non stationary state J. Skramlik, M. Novotny & O. Fuciman 13. Construction materials, construction methods, building performance Appropriate constructions and materials for new lightweight building methods (Invited Paper) B. Baier Innovative concrete structures using fabric formwork J.J. Orr, T.J. Ibell &A.P. Darby A proposal of bamboo frameworks for low-cost constructions in seismic areas M. Andreini, M. Sassu & I. Ngoma Testing shotcrete in accordance with new European standards A. Hubacek & R. Hela Influence of selected hydrophobic agents on some properties of autoclaving cellular concrete used in building engineering D. Beben & Z. Manko Impact of indoor materials on indoor air quality I. Senitkova &T. Tomcik Analysis of durability-based design performance of coarse aggregates used for RC structures in corrosive environments S.A. Alghamdi, S. Ahmad & M.O. Yusuf Comparison of the properties of Portland cement and Portland-limestone cement A.L. Mrema Influence of crushed rock powder and fly ash on strength characteristics of concrete A. Sanjay Raj, Nagabhushana & H. Sharada Bai 14. Timber structures, masonry structures, glass structures Analysis and modelling of the mechanical behaviour of structural steel and timber joints (Invited Paper) A. Bouchair, B. Xu &A. Abidelah Design of interconnected timber-concrete constructions V. Frankova, S. Kovarikova, D. Sekanina & J. Dankova Numerical simulation of the ductile failure behaviour of wood S. Franke Numerical modeling of the brittle failure behaviour of wood B. Franke & P. Quenneville Analysis and modelling of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of dowelled and bolted steel-to-timber joints M. Audebert, A. Bouchair, M. Taazount & D. Dhima Pull-out capacity of steel bars bonded parallel to grain of timber D. Yeboah, R. Gilfillan, S. Gilbert, D. McPolin & S. Taylor Reliability analysis of a cylindrical timber shell roof system J.O. Afolayan & H.O. Raji Numerical modelling of masonry towers: The case study of the "Rognosa" tower in San Gimignano M. Girardi, C. Padovani, A. Pagni & G. Pasquinelli The effect of horizontal and vertical reinforcement on shear capacity of masonry walls A. Fodi & I. Bodi Influence of sulphate attack on elasticity of fired clay brick masonry wall M.H.Wan Ibrahim, B.H. Abu Bakar, M.A. Megat Johari, P.J. Ramadhansyah & P. Bingel Confined masonry as a reliable structural system for low income housing in earthquake prone zones B. Sarrafi & S. Eshghi Derivation of buckling curves of pane-like mono section glass columns of heat strengthened and tempered glass M. Feldmann & K. Langosch The path to a bonded glass enclosure: Testing from small to large scale B.Weller, F. Nicklisch, V. Prautzsch & I. Vogt Self-supporting glass roof as transparent space grid structure B.Weller, S. Reich & J. Ebert Transparent mullions and transoms in facades B.Weller, A. Meier &T.Weimar Polymers transfer significant compression forces into glass edges B.Weller, J. Ebert & S. Reich 15. Structural safety, structural reliability, risk assessment An inverse reliability analysis based on stochastic simulation and artificial neural network D. Novak & D. Lehky Reliability differentiation in the Eurocodes D. Diamantidis & M. Holicky Towards sound assessment and improvement of robustness of structures: Treatment of structural robustness in European standards H. Narasimhan & M.H. Faber Review of the ISO 2394 reliability basis of structural design J.V. Retief & M. Holicky Structural reliability and the basis of design for concrete structures K.K. Mensah, J.V. Retief & C. Barnardo Risk analysis of construction projects: From risk identification to contingency timetable O. Kapli'nski A new approach for time dependent risk assessment of coastal structures C.-Q. Li Risk-based bridge inspection F. Dier & K. Zilch 16. Structural optimization Optimum design of structures: Design, fabrication and economy (Invited Paper) K. Jarmai Ant colony algorithms for nonlinear analyses, simultaneous analysis-design, and optimal design of structures (Invited Paper) A. Kaveh & M. Hassani An improved lower bound limit state optimisation algorithm C. Frier & L. Damkilde Multicriterion approach to minimum compliance topology optimization of trusses with comparison to stress-constrained minimum weight design K. Mela & J. Koski Optimum design of tubular trusses for displacement constraint J. Farkas & K. Jarmai Shakedown design of structures under dynamic loading S. Benfratello, F. Giambanco & L. Palizzolo Advanced high performance vehicle frame design by means of topology optimization M. Cavazzuti, A. Merulla, E. Bertocchi, A. Strozzi & M. Pettazzoni Sport car space-frame chassis design in view of weight reduction E. Torricelli, D. Costi, A. Baldini, E. Bertocchi & P. Moruzzi Optimum design of a rack and pinion gear pair using the Taguchi method W.S. Chung, D.H. Jung, H.S. Song &Y.K. Seo Optimization of stiffened plates for steel bridges based on Eurocode 3 Part 1-5 using genetic algorithms J. Ndogmo & R. Parra Optimum design of plate girders by genetic algorithm F. Shahabian, H. Rajabi Mashhadi & J. Farzaneh The virtual work optimization method applied to structures: An investigation into cellular beams versus trusses R.S.Walls &A.A. Elvin Ant colony system for the formation of sparse flexibility matrices: Tetrahedron elements A. Kaveh & M. Daei A search algorithm for optimizing the grouping of members R.S.Walls &A.A. Elvin "SampleRecycling": An adaptive DOE for response surfaces D. Schneider Application of numerical optimization in geotechnics J. Grabe & S. Kinzler 17. Structural health monitoring, damage detection Use of optical fibre technology to measure structural performance (Invited Paper) L.F. Boswell Optical fiber grating sensors H.N. Li, L. Ren, Z.G. Jia & D.S. Li A multi-channel wireless transmission system for structural monitoring S. Casciati, L. Faravelli & Z.C. Chen Application of FBG sensors in monitoring curing process of carbon fiber composite Z.G. Jia, L. Ren, D.S. Li, H.N. Li, M.F. Ren & Q.Z. Huang Study on the effect of different construction materials on GPS carrier phase signals T.H.Yi, H.N. Li & M. Gu Laser measurements of deformations of structure components M. Palys, J.Z. Durlej, M. Antosz & D. Latos LMI based fault tolerant control of building structures L.S. Huo, C.X. Qu & H.N. Li Urban disaster management system development focusing on predicting performance M.Y. Zhang, J.T. Qu &W.L. Yang Structural health monitoring (SHM): The state of the art E. Safak & E. Cakti Monitoring aspects in a rotating tower S. Casciati, F. Casciati & L. Faravelli Probabilistic monitoring aspects and optimisation of a jointless bridge R.Wendner, A. Strauss & K. Bergmeister Managing the structural health of concrete dams E.A. Portela Infrared thermography and ultrasound techniques for detecting FRP - concrete adhesion problems G. 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  • publication date: 16/08/2010
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