### Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016

### Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016

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*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

Computations, testing, uncertainty propagation and size effect in localized failure of massive composite structures

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

Novel results on decentralized *H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

Railway induced vibrations in beam bridges including soil-structure interaction through coupled boundary element-finite element analyses

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

Dynamic analysis of rectangular plate structures with arbitrary edge supports subjected to harmonic point excitation force or enforced boundary displacement

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

Active vibration suppression of a smart beam via a controller designed by using linear quadratic regulator method

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

Dynamic behavior and stability of a ball rolling inside a spherical surface under external excitation

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

Analytical modelling of structural components and systems vulnerable to interactive buckling: Recent developments

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

Numerical investigation on the effects of non-structural components on the elastic fundamental period of buildings

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

Vulnerability assessment of concrete buildings with different heights to near-source earthquakes using improved performance criteria

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

Influence of properties of elastomeric bearings on dynamic behavior of an integral bridge under a seismic shock

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

Effects of near-fault ground motions on earthquake-induced pounding response of RC buildings with plan irregularity

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

Effects of reinforced concrete mansard roofs on the seismic behavior of plan-symmetric reinforced concrete buildings

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

Influence of 2D versus 3D modeling on the seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

Wave propagation in strongly heterogeneous fluid saturated porous medium: Asymptotic analysis and computational issues

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

Geometrically nonlinear and coupled thermopiezomechanical modeling and analysis of smart FGM plates and shells

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

Simulation of ionic Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) by considering a thermodynamical consistent model within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

Real-time simulation of deformable structures by means of conventional hardware tools: Formalisms and applications

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

A comparative study of the consistency of Galerkin-type and least-squares finite element formulations for bifurcation problems

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

Numerical simulation of the preloading procedure of bolted assemblies considering plastic material behaviour

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

Steel and composite structures modelling with experimental, numerical and computational intelligence techniques

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

Development of a novel method for slip velocity of fluid structure interactions by employing effects of electrostatic attraction on the surface of nano-scale particles

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

Towards real-time modelling of the heart using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation approach

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

An initial biphasic model of the human heart aimed at computational investigation of rheumatic heart disease

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

Application of Monte Carlo method for the reliability treatment of wind load variables using Bayesian hierarchical models

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

Imperfection sensitivity in I-section struts experiencing local and strong-axis global buckling mode interaction

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

Elastic flexural-torsional buckling of beams and beam-columns as a basis for stability design of members with discrete rigid restraints

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

Shells of cracked reinforced concrete chimneys, silos and cooling towers walls as a problem of durability exploitation

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

Biomimicry and locally responsive construction: Lessons from termite mounds for structural sustainability

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

Multiobjective optimization for vibration reduction in composite plate structures using constrained layer damping

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

Vibroacoustic behavior of a laminated plate with frequency dependent viscoelastic core: Finite element and experimental analysis

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

Vibration and buckling of laminated composite and sandwich beams with a shear-deformable layered finite element

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Experimental assessment of the utilisation of corrugated cardboard as a core material for sandwich panels

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Prediction of in-situ strength of thermoplastic composite laminate by simulation of the automated tape laying process using PAMFORM

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

Reliability analysis of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines considering soil-pile-interaction and scouring depth

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

Incorporating wind-wave misalignment and load directionality into the design of offshore wind turbine foundations

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

On the Direct Strength Method (DSM) design of cold-formed steel beams experiencing local-distortional interaction

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

Austenitic laser welded I section submitted to torsion and combined torsion plus bending: Assessment of the design rules

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel tubular section beam-columns subjected to moment gradients

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

Local buckling behaviour of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial compressive load and bending moment

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

Nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel frameworks with non-prismatic members and semi-rigid connections

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

A study of the elastic lateral-torsional buckling behaviour of hot-rolled steel beams with flange upstands

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

Design and analysis of structural steel tower assembly subject to high axial and transverse stresses using BS EN1993-1-1 and BS EN1993-1-5

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

Experimental investigation of concrete-filled high strength steel square hollow section members subjected to bending

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

A computer method for nonlinear inelastic analysis of composite steel-concrete frameworks with partial shear connection

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Structural dynamic analysis of a steel-concrete composite building under nondeterministic wind loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

Numerical investigation of innovative modular beam-to-fabricated column connections under monotonic loading

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

Effect of span length on alternate path capacity of welded unreinforced flange-bolted web connections

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

Experimental and numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete decks

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

Advanced numerical models in the analysis of RC slabs under small and large displacements: FEM and AEM

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

Strain and deflection analysis in plain concrete beams and reinforced concrete beams by applying digital image correlation

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

Investigation of the reliability of the Eurocode 2 model for early age cracking of liquid retaining structures in South Africa

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

Experimental and numerical investigations on I-shaped UHPC-beams with combined reinforcement under shear load

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

Achieving high strength/high performance concrete from coral-limestone aggregates using ordinary Portland cement, fly ash and superplasticizer

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

Effect of distinct environmental actions on the durability of RC slabs strengthened with prestressed CFRP laminate strips

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

Pultruded FRP composites for modular structural assembly: Applications to space frame structures and built-up composite beam systems

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

Effects of loading rate on impact response of axially loaded reinforced concrete members and performance enhancement by AFRP

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

A comparative study of flexural behavior of reinforced masonry walls strengthened with near-surface mounted FRP bars or externally bonded FRP sheets

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

Flexural and shear/punching strengthening of RC beams/slabs using hybrid NSM-ETS technique with innovative CFRP laminates

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

Effect of the MgO content in clinker on compatibility between cement and polycarboxylate superplasticizer

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

Multi-performance optimisation framework for the selection of structural alternatives based on sustainable qualities

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

Innovative production technology of binding and building composite materials on the basis of glass wastes

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

Characteristics of bituminous binders utilizing pulverized rubber and its use for bitumen modification

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

Combined effect of new type of cellulose fibers and reclaimed asphalt on performance characteristics of stone mastic asphalt mix

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

Analysis and measurement of the effect of shield advance in the close proximity and transverse to a tunnel

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

The hybrid concrete construction method applied to the construction of a 15,000-ton precast coal bunker for Shondoni Mine

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

Load-bearing adhesive connections in spannglass beams: Experimental study on glass beams with post-tensioned reinforcement

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

Torsion-bending moment interaction in the frictional contact of tuff blocks: Experimental and analytical results

*C. Casapulla*

Experimental research into the response of masonry segmental barrel vaults to static and dynamic loading

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

Relationships between fire proofing material amount and seismic structural resistant margins for steel buildings

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

The influence of hot dip galvanization to the temperature development of unprotected steel members in fire

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

Consolidated fire testing: Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling for analysis of the global structural fire behavior

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

Coordinate measurement-based volumetric error model and its application for selective assembly of machine tools

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

Numerical-experimental correlation of thin wall hollow section aluminum castings for car body applications

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

Comparing case studies of a new structural identification framework based on model falsification reasoning

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

Historical reinforced concrete arch bridges: Dynamic identification and seismic vulnerability assessment

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

Assessing damage intensity basing on a non-model damage feature on a long span suspension bridge model

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Structural health monitoring of the Gaertnerplatz bridge over the Fulda river in Kassel considering environmental conditions

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

Structural assessment of historical buildings by monitoring and numerical methods: The case of Castelvecchio (Verona)

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

Numerical identification of advanced progressive collapse resisting mechanisms for RC framed structures

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions: Case study of a bridge over the Vaal River in Warrenton, South Africa

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

Structural behaviour of newly designed rail vehicle including failure analysis: Finite element and strain gauges

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

Lessons learned from the dynamic assessment of railway bridges for heavy haul transport in South Africa

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Effect of slope height and horizontal forces on the bearing capacity of strip footings near slopes in cohesionless soil

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

A load-displacement based approach to assess the bearing capacity and deformations of mono-bucket foundations

*M.J. Vahdatirad, A. Troya Diaz, S. Nielsen, L.B. Ibsen, L.V. Andersen, S. Firouzianbandpey & D.V. Griffiths*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

Dynamic response of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil using finite element modeling

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

Burden or motivation: How new management at universities influences structural engineering education 771

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

Teaching structural analysis and design: Evaluation and student feedback on various techniques and interventions 773

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*

*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

Computations, testing, uncertainty propagation and size effect in localized failure of massive composite structures

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

Novel results on decentralized *H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

Railway induced vibrations in beam bridges including soil-structure interaction through coupled boundary element-finite element analyses

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

Dynamic analysis of rectangular plate structures with arbitrary edge supports subjected to harmonic point excitation force or enforced boundary displacement

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

Active vibration suppression of a smart beam via a controller designed by using linear quadratic regulator method

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

Dynamic behavior and stability of a ball rolling inside a spherical surface under external excitation

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

Analytical modelling of structural components and systems vulnerable to interactive buckling: Recent developments

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

Numerical investigation on the effects of non-structural components on the elastic fundamental period of buildings

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

Vulnerability assessment of concrete buildings with different heights to near-source earthquakes using improved performance criteria

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

Influence of properties of elastomeric bearings on dynamic behavior of an integral bridge under a seismic shock

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

Effects of near-fault ground motions on earthquake-induced pounding response of RC buildings with plan irregularity

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

Effects of reinforced concrete mansard roofs on the seismic behavior of plan-symmetric reinforced concrete buildings

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

Influence of 2D versus 3D modeling on the seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

Wave propagation in strongly heterogeneous fluid saturated porous medium: Asymptotic analysis and computational issues

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

Geometrically nonlinear and coupled thermopiezomechanical modeling and analysis of smart FGM plates and shells

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

Simulation of ionic Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) by considering a thermodynamical consistent model within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

Real-time simulation of deformable structures by means of conventional hardware tools: Formalisms and applications

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

A comparative study of the consistency of Galerkin-type and least-squares finite element formulations for bifurcation problems

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

Numerical simulation of the preloading procedure of bolted assemblies considering plastic material behaviour

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

Steel and composite structures modelling with experimental, numerical and computational intelligence techniques

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

Development of a novel method for slip velocity of fluid structure interactions by employing effects of electrostatic attraction on the surface of nano-scale particles

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

Towards real-time modelling of the heart using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation approach

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

An initial biphasic model of the human heart aimed at computational investigation of rheumatic heart disease

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

Application of Monte Carlo method for the reliability treatment of wind load variables using Bayesian hierarchical models

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

Imperfection sensitivity in I-section struts experiencing local and strong-axis global buckling mode interaction

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

Elastic flexural-torsional buckling of beams and beam-columns as a basis for stability design of members with discrete rigid restraints

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

Shells of cracked reinforced concrete chimneys, silos and cooling towers walls as a problem of durability exploitation

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

Biomimicry and locally responsive construction: Lessons from termite mounds for structural sustainability

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

Multiobjective optimization for vibration reduction in composite plate structures using constrained layer damping

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

Vibroacoustic behavior of a laminated plate with frequency dependent viscoelastic core: Finite element and experimental analysis

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

Vibration and buckling of laminated composite and sandwich beams with a shear-deformable layered finite element

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Experimental assessment of the utilisation of corrugated cardboard as a core material for sandwich panels

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Prediction of in-situ strength of thermoplastic composite laminate by simulation of the automated tape laying process using PAMFORM

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

Reliability analysis of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines considering soil-pile-interaction and scouring depth

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

Incorporating wind-wave misalignment and load directionality into the design of offshore wind turbine foundations

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

On the Direct Strength Method (DSM) design of cold-formed steel beams experiencing local-distortional interaction

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

Austenitic laser welded I section submitted to torsion and combined torsion plus bending: Assessment of the design rules

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel tubular section beam-columns subjected to moment gradients

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

Local buckling behaviour of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial compressive load and bending moment

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

Nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel frameworks with non-prismatic members and semi-rigid connections

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

A study of the elastic lateral-torsional buckling behaviour of hot-rolled steel beams with flange upstands

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

Design and analysis of structural steel tower assembly subject to high axial and transverse stresses using BS EN1993-1-1 and BS EN1993-1-5

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

Experimental investigation of concrete-filled high strength steel square hollow section members subjected to bending

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

A computer method for nonlinear inelastic analysis of composite steel-concrete frameworks with partial shear connection

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Structural dynamic analysis of a steel-concrete composite building under nondeterministic wind loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

Numerical investigation of innovative modular beam-to-fabricated column connections under monotonic loading

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

Effect of span length on alternate path capacity of welded unreinforced flange-bolted web connections

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

Experimental and numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete decks

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

Advanced numerical models in the analysis of RC slabs under small and large displacements: FEM and AEM

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

Strain and deflection analysis in plain concrete beams and reinforced concrete beams by applying digital image correlation

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

Investigation of the reliability of the Eurocode 2 model for early age cracking of liquid retaining structures in South Africa

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

Experimental and numerical investigations on I-shaped UHPC-beams with combined reinforcement under shear load

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

Achieving high strength/high performance concrete from coral-limestone aggregates using ordinary Portland cement, fly ash and superplasticizer

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

Effect of distinct environmental actions on the durability of RC slabs strengthened with prestressed CFRP laminate strips

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

Pultruded FRP composites for modular structural assembly: Applications to space frame structures and built-up composite beam systems

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

Effects of loading rate on impact response of axially loaded reinforced concrete members and performance enhancement by AFRP

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

A comparative study of flexural behavior of reinforced masonry walls strengthened with near-surface mounted FRP bars or externally bonded FRP sheets

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

Flexural and shear/punching strengthening of RC beams/slabs using hybrid NSM-ETS technique with innovative CFRP laminates

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

Effect of the MgO content in clinker on compatibility between cement and polycarboxylate superplasticizer

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

Multi-performance optimisation framework for the selection of structural alternatives based on sustainable qualities

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

Innovative production technology of binding and building composite materials on the basis of glass wastes

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

Characteristics of bituminous binders utilizing pulverized rubber and its use for bitumen modification

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

Combined effect of new type of cellulose fibers and reclaimed asphalt on performance characteristics of stone mastic asphalt mix

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

Analysis and measurement of the effect of shield advance in the close proximity and transverse to a tunnel

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

The hybrid concrete construction method applied to the construction of a 15,000-ton precast coal bunker for Shondoni Mine

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

Load-bearing adhesive connections in spannglass beams: Experimental study on glass beams with post-tensioned reinforcement

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

Torsion-bending moment interaction in the frictional contact of tuff blocks: Experimental and analytical results

*C. Casapulla*

Experimental research into the response of masonry segmental barrel vaults to static and dynamic loading

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

Relationships between fire proofing material amount and seismic structural resistant margins for steel buildings

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

The influence of hot dip galvanization to the temperature development of unprotected steel members in fire

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

Consolidated fire testing: Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling for analysis of the global structural fire behavior

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

Coordinate measurement-based volumetric error model and its application for selective assembly of machine tools

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

Numerical-experimental correlation of thin wall hollow section aluminum castings for car body applications

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

Comparing case studies of a new structural identification framework based on model falsification reasoning

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

Historical reinforced concrete arch bridges: Dynamic identification and seismic vulnerability assessment

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

Assessing damage intensity basing on a non-model damage feature on a long span suspension bridge model

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Structural health monitoring of the Gaertnerplatz bridge over the Fulda river in Kassel considering environmental conditions

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

Structural assessment of historical buildings by monitoring and numerical methods: The case of Castelvecchio (Verona)

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

Numerical identification of advanced progressive collapse resisting mechanisms for RC framed structures

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions: Case study of a bridge over the Vaal River in Warrenton, South Africa

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

Structural behaviour of newly designed rail vehicle including failure analysis: Finite element and strain gauges

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

Lessons learned from the dynamic assessment of railway bridges for heavy haul transport in South Africa

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Effect of slope height and horizontal forces on the bearing capacity of strip footings near slopes in cohesionless soil

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

A load-displacement based approach to assess the bearing capacity and deformations of mono-bucket foundations

*M.J. Vahdatirad, A. Troya Diaz, S. Nielsen, L.B. Ibsen, L.V. Andersen, S. Firouzianbandpey & D.V. Griffiths*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

Dynamic response of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil using finite element modeling

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

Burden or motivation: How new management at universities influences structural engineering education 771

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

Teaching structural analysis and design: Evaluation and student feedback on various techniques and interventions 773

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*

*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

Computations, testing, uncertainty propagation and size effect in localized failure of massive composite structures

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

Novel results on decentralized *H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

Railway induced vibrations in beam bridges including soil-structure interaction through coupled boundary element-finite element analyses

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

Dynamic analysis of rectangular plate structures with arbitrary edge supports subjected to harmonic point excitation force or enforced boundary displacement

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

Active vibration suppression of a smart beam via a controller designed by using linear quadratic regulator method

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

Dynamic behavior and stability of a ball rolling inside a spherical surface under external excitation

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

Analytical modelling of structural components and systems vulnerable to interactive buckling: Recent developments

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

Numerical investigation on the effects of non-structural components on the elastic fundamental period of buildings

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

Vulnerability assessment of concrete buildings with different heights to near-source earthquakes using improved performance criteria

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

Influence of properties of elastomeric bearings on dynamic behavior of an integral bridge under a seismic shock

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

Effects of near-fault ground motions on earthquake-induced pounding response of RC buildings with plan irregularity

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

Effects of reinforced concrete mansard roofs on the seismic behavior of plan-symmetric reinforced concrete buildings

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

Influence of 2D versus 3D modeling on the seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

Wave propagation in strongly heterogeneous fluid saturated porous medium: Asymptotic analysis and computational issues

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

Geometrically nonlinear and coupled thermopiezomechanical modeling and analysis of smart FGM plates and shells

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

Simulation of ionic Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) by considering a thermodynamical consistent model within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

Real-time simulation of deformable structures by means of conventional hardware tools: Formalisms and applications

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

A comparative study of the consistency of Galerkin-type and least-squares finite element formulations for bifurcation problems

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

Numerical simulation of the preloading procedure of bolted assemblies considering plastic material behaviour

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

Steel and composite structures modelling with experimental, numerical and computational intelligence techniques

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

Development of a novel method for slip velocity of fluid structure interactions by employing effects of electrostatic attraction on the surface of nano-scale particles

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

Towards real-time modelling of the heart using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation approach

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

An initial biphasic model of the human heart aimed at computational investigation of rheumatic heart disease

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

Application of Monte Carlo method for the reliability treatment of wind load variables using Bayesian hierarchical models

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

Imperfection sensitivity in I-section struts experiencing local and strong-axis global buckling mode interaction

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

Elastic flexural-torsional buckling of beams and beam-columns as a basis for stability design of members with discrete rigid restraints

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

Shells of cracked reinforced concrete chimneys, silos and cooling towers walls as a problem of durability exploitation

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

Biomimicry and locally responsive construction: Lessons from termite mounds for structural sustainability

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

Multiobjective optimization for vibration reduction in composite plate structures using constrained layer damping

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

Vibroacoustic behavior of a laminated plate with frequency dependent viscoelastic core: Finite element and experimental analysis

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

Vibration and buckling of laminated composite and sandwich beams with a shear-deformable layered finite element

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Experimental assessment of the utilisation of corrugated cardboard as a core material for sandwich panels

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

Prediction of in-situ strength of thermoplastic composite laminate by simulation of the automated tape laying process using PAMFORM

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

Reliability analysis of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines considering soil-pile-interaction and scouring depth

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

Incorporating wind-wave misalignment and load directionality into the design of offshore wind turbine foundations

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

On the Direct Strength Method (DSM) design of cold-formed steel beams experiencing local-distortional interaction

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

Austenitic laser welded I section submitted to torsion and combined torsion plus bending: Assessment of the design rules

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel tubular section beam-columns subjected to moment gradients

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

Local buckling behaviour of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial compressive load and bending moment

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

Nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel frameworks with non-prismatic members and semi-rigid connections

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

A study of the elastic lateral-torsional buckling behaviour of hot-rolled steel beams with flange upstands

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

Design and analysis of structural steel tower assembly subject to high axial and transverse stresses using BS EN1993-1-1 and BS EN1993-1-5

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

Experimental investigation of concrete-filled high strength steel square hollow section members subjected to bending

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

A computer method for nonlinear inelastic analysis of composite steel-concrete frameworks with partial shear connection

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Structural dynamic analysis of a steel-concrete composite building under nondeterministic wind loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

Numerical investigation of innovative modular beam-to-fabricated column connections under monotonic loading

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

Effect of span length on alternate path capacity of welded unreinforced flange-bolted web connections

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

Experimental and numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete decks

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

Advanced numerical models in the analysis of RC slabs under small and large displacements: FEM and AEM

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

Strain and deflection analysis in plain concrete beams and reinforced concrete beams by applying digital image correlation

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

Investigation of the reliability of the Eurocode 2 model for early age cracking of liquid retaining structures in South Africa

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

Experimental and numerical investigations on I-shaped UHPC-beams with combined reinforcement under shear load

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

Achieving high strength/high performance concrete from coral-limestone aggregates using ordinary Portland cement, fly ash and superplasticizer

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

Effect of distinct environmental actions on the durability of RC slabs strengthened with prestressed CFRP laminate strips

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

Pultruded FRP composites for modular structural assembly: Applications to space frame structures and built-up composite beam systems

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

Effects of loading rate on impact response of axially loaded reinforced concrete members and performance enhancement by AFRP

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

A comparative study of flexural behavior of reinforced masonry walls strengthened with near-surface mounted FRP bars or externally bonded FRP sheets

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

Flexural and shear/punching strengthening of RC beams/slabs using hybrid NSM-ETS technique with innovative CFRP laminates

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

Effect of the MgO content in clinker on compatibility between cement and polycarboxylate superplasticizer

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

Multi-performance optimisation framework for the selection of structural alternatives based on sustainable qualities

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

Innovative production technology of binding and building composite materials on the basis of glass wastes

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

Characteristics of bituminous binders utilizing pulverized rubber and its use for bitumen modification

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

Combined effect of new type of cellulose fibers and reclaimed asphalt on performance characteristics of stone mastic asphalt mix

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

Analysis and measurement of the effect of shield advance in the close proximity and transverse to a tunnel

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

The hybrid concrete construction method applied to the construction of a 15,000-ton precast coal bunker for Shondoni Mine

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

Load-bearing adhesive connections in spannglass beams: Experimental study on glass beams with post-tensioned reinforcement

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

Torsion-bending moment interaction in the frictional contact of tuff blocks: Experimental and analytical results

*C. Casapulla*

Experimental research into the response of masonry segmental barrel vaults to static and dynamic loading

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

Relationships between fire proofing material amount and seismic structural resistant margins for steel buildings

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

The influence of hot dip galvanization to the temperature development of unprotected steel members in fire

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

Consolidated fire testing: Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling for analysis of the global structural fire behavior

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

Coordinate measurement-based volumetric error model and its application for selective assembly of machine tools

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

Numerical-experimental correlation of thin wall hollow section aluminum castings for car body applications

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

Comparing case studies of a new structural identification framework based on model falsification reasoning

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

Historical reinforced concrete arch bridges: Dynamic identification and seismic vulnerability assessment

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

Assessing damage intensity basing on a non-model damage feature on a long span suspension bridge model

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Structural health monitoring of the Gaertnerplatz bridge over the Fulda river in Kassel considering environmental conditions

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

Structural assessment of historical buildings by monitoring and numerical methods: The case of Castelvecchio (Verona)

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

Numerical identification of advanced progressive collapse resisting mechanisms for RC framed structures

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions: Case study of a bridge over the Vaal River in Warrenton, South Africa

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

Structural behaviour of newly designed rail vehicle including failure analysis: Finite element and strain gauges

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

Lessons learned from the dynamic assessment of railway bridges for heavy haul transport in South Africa

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Effect of slope height and horizontal forces on the bearing capacity of strip footings near slopes in cohesionless soil

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

A load-displacement based approach to assess the bearing capacity and deformations of mono-bucket foundations

*M.J. Vahdatirad, A. Troya Diaz, S. Nielsen, L.B. Ibsen, L.V. Andersen, S. Firouzianbandpey & D.V. Griffiths*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

Dynamic response of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil using finite element modeling

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

Burden or motivation: How new management at universities influences structural engineering education 771

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

Teaching structural analysis and design: Evaluation and student feedback on various techniques and interventions 773

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*

*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

*H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

*C. Casapulla*

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*

*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

*H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

*C. Casapulla*

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*

*Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation* comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

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**1. Keynote papers**

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”

*K.-J. Bathe*

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures

*K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso*

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

*A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim*

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures

*J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng*

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring

*G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers*

*A. Ibrahimbegovic*

2. *Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control*

*H*∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings

*F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi*

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests

*U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi*

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives

*Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski*

*M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin*

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper

*N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour*

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions

*L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi*

*D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir*

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate

*Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin*

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation

*X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo*

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness

*E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu*

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track

*D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe*

*O. Akin & M. Sahin*

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

*R.L. Chen & M. Zhang*

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks

*C. Casapulla & A. Maione*

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams

*A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni*

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers

*K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu*

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century

*R.N.T. Teixeira*

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges

*V. Kahya & O. Araz*

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique

*F. Masithulela*

3. *Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations*

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge

*E. Lai & M.G. Mulas*

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic

*K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck*

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors

*A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic*

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings

*J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar*

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations

*J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta*

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures

*E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates

*E. Popovic*

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors

*A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic*

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration

*R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji*

4. *Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities*

*J. Naprstek & C. Fischer*

*M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu*

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations

*W.V. Wedig*

On the formation of *bubbles *in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators

*G. Gatti*

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns

*S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines

*F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti*

Some considerations on dynamic stability

*A. Feriani & A. Carini*

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays

*J. Yu & M.A. Wadee*

5. *Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design*

*R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino*

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers

*H.A. Mociran*

*A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri*

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings

*M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

*I.N. Robertson*

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house

*K. Sakuragi & A. Sato*

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response

*P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch*

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel

*G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang*

*D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska*

*M. Akkose & F. Sunca*

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame

*J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel*

*G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak*

*H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa*

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures

*F. Sunca & M. Akkose*

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels

*S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti*

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics

*A. Edincliler & M. Sekman*

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers

*I.M. Ezz El-Arab*

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)

*M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione*

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters

*A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady*

6. *Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media*

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics

*W. Ehlers & A. Wagner*

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges

*S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar*

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification

*L. Moj & T. Ricken*

*E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili*

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media

*S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken*

*R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder*

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials

*M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans*

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates

*K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha*

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media

*M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski*

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures

*L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands*

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites

*M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu*

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)

*M. Drass & J. Schneider*

*S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder*

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean

*D. Kisailus*

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials

*S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla*

7. *Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations*

*M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic*

*K. Steeger & J. Schroder*

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements

*J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay*

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver

*J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis*

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements

*Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin*

*C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner*

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems

*M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa*

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates

*B.P. Mishra & M. Barik*

*P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva*

8. *Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue*

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites

*A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre*

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames

*B. Brank*

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections

*S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski*

The role of loading path in ductile fracture

*F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik*

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis

*I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini*

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses

*M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini*

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations

*R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni*

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue

*S. Vejvoda*

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters

*P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt*

9. *Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics*

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils

*L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock*

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems

*M. Schafer & N. Aghajari*

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory

*M.-C. Meijer*

*M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer*

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics

*M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder*

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak*

*R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour*

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets

*A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein*

*G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes*

10. *Wind loading, response of structures to wind*

Random properties of wind actions

*M. Holicky*

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

*V. Denoel*

*J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads

*S.G. Reid & A. Naess*

Wind on bridges in the time domain

*C. Katz*

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours

*A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu*

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds

*H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel*

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components

*M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen*

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions

*F. Masithulela*

11. *Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections*

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling

*R. Stroetmann*

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression

*F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre*

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

*M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura*

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method

*E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo*

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams

*B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen*

*E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee*

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak*

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests

*J.B. Obrębski*

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces

*J. Becque & X. Li*

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending

*M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski*

12. *Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures*

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution

*P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices

*N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno*

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells

*T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii*

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells

*N. Hu & R. Burgueno*

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian

*M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki*

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels

*N. Enoma & A. Zingoni*

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety

*D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann*

*M. Maj*

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures

*B. Baier & E.F. Nunes*

*N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin*

Retractable structure for emergency buildings

*E.F. Nunes*

Structural experiments with ice composite shells

*J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk*

Design considerations for catenary earth shells

*R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic*

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian

*B. Sun*

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading

*G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni*

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula*

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry

*S. Panda & M. Barik*

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox

*S. Shrivastava*

13. *Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures*

*J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares*

*W. Larbi*

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells

*M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi*

*V. Kahya*

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints

*C. Kunkel & J. Lange*

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate

*M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*A. von der Heyden & J. Lange*

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field

*M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia*

*J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff*

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals

*D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi*

14. *Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations*

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines

*M. Rauch & M. Knobloch*

*J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon*

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations

*P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs*

*L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya*

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries

*P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa*

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study

*T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui*

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge

*J. Anderson & M. Wilson*

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs

*M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz*

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects

*N.R. Featherston*

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall

*Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard*

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling

*R.C. le Roux*

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment

*T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom*

15. *Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures*

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems

*D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.*

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

*H.-T. Li & B. Young*

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings

*A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi*

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web

*M. Grenda & P. Paczos*

*A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis*

Review on recent research on rack structures in China

*X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren*

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams

*A.T. Tran*

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames

*H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen*

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading

*L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao*

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel

*J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha*

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions

*P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre*

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames

*B. Tshuma & M. Dundu*

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections

*M.N. Su & B. Young*

*K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams

*M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi*

*O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young*

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements

*R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade*

16. *Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction*

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

*M.A. Bradford & X. Liu*

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections

*H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode*

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams

*A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch*

*I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean*

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections

*N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq*

*K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni*

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames

*M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu*

*M. Wilson & J. Anderson*

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work

*J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin*

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure

*W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls*

*Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young*

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST

*A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro*

*C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru*

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

*J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza*

17. *Steel joints, steel connections*

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading

*A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer*

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members

*Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi*

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel

*M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh*

*N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi*

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections

*E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg*

*F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers*

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples

*A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom*

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints

*J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin*

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension

*J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin*

18. *Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete*

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete

*K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal*

*S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak*

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions

*L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens*

*C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

*E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen*

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns

*A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski*

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs

*D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght*

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs

*L. Francesconi & L. Pani*

*E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod*

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model

*C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief*

19. *High strength concrete, high performance concrete*

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice

*E. Fehling*

*J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling*

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC

*M. Ismail & E. Fehling*

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete

*A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf*

*A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara*

Substitution of steel components by UHPC

*P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC

*P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue*

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC

*S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh*

20. *Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete*

*J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca*

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars

*L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh*

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces

*X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries*

*Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani*

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy

*G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch*

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints

*J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu*

*T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera*

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces

*J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang*

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system

*A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan*

*Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady*

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars

*H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li*

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors

*W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li*

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond

*X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen*

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements

*D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo*

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete

*W. Wang & J.J. Myers*

*J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira*

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges

*V. Gopu*

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

*Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen*

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure

*B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed*

21. *Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete*

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls

*R.I. Gilbert*

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading

*Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li*

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions

*S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl*

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations

*M. Maj & A. Ubysz*

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads

*G. Sossou*

*H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu*

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete

*R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki*

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete

*P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang*

22. *Construction materials, construction technology*

*S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening*

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete

*M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch*

*A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach*

*L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova*

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures

*J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova*

*P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein*

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites

*F.N. Okonta*

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars

*A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya*

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite

*F.N. Okonta*

*N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi*

*B. Vermeulen*

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system

*J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue*

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches

*A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan*

23. *Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures*

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer

*A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse*

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling

*K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis*

*M. Engelmann & B. Weller*

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome

*T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer*

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass

*F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron*

*C. Casapulla*

*J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova*

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint

*N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler*

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures

*A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi*

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques

*A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers*

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir

*C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois*

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending

*L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink*

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames

*J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi*

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels

*G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo*

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars

*S.B. Singh & P. Munjal*

24. *Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance*

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures

*M. Knobloch & R. Ebel*

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings

*N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock*

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire

*J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl*

*F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi*

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa

*R.S. Walls & M. Botha*

*M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl*

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature

*D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni*

*P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch*

25. *Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization*

On the design optimization of surgical plates

*S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh*

*T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner*

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design

*D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold*

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software

*P. Poszwa & M. Szostak*

*L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia*

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold

*P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak*

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem

*T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek*

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert

*K. Mrozek & R. Staniek*

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme

*M. Szostak & P. Poszwa*

26. *Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification*

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition

*H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty*

*R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith*

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests

*C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino*

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles

*C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani*

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures

*T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov*

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring

*M. Krejsa & R. Cajka*

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams

*Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak*

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics

*N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh*

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo*

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The *Santa Maria del Carrobiolo *bell-tower in Monza, Italy

*A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo*

*L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli*

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge

*D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano*

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data

*A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu*

*M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling*

*F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi*

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform

*M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini*

27. *Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting*

*L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani*

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures

*J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn*

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading

*O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot*

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe

*B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz*

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers

*Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi*

*T. Massingue*

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures

*A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia*

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath

*C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik*

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels

*M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko*

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan

*M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera*

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs

*C.P.C. Bruwer*

Static behaviour of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending

*A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu*

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach

*N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi*

*F. Masithulela*

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts

*A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada*

*F. Busatta & P. Moyo*

28. *Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering*

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations

*L.V. Andersen*

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads

*J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz*

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method

*J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu*

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations

*M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen*

Underground structures in urban areas

*R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla*

*S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft*

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior

*J. Tistel & G. Grimstad*

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading

*M. Achmus & P. Gutz*

Finite element analysis of tubular track system

*K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim*

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations

*L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad*

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles

*G. Baykal*

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

*C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort*

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina*

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth

*Z. Dimitrovova*

*A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal*

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance

*Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan*

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas

*K. Kłosek*

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction

*D. Forcellini*

29. *Structural engineering education*

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment

*F. Pacheco Torgal*

E-learning in the structural engineering education

*A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov*