Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures.

The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning).

The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

part 2|122 pages

Dynamic analysis, vibration response, vibration control, environmental vibrations, human-induced vibrations

part 3|92 pages

Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design

part 4|126 pages

Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, porous media, composite materials, functionally graded materials

part 5|78 pages

Micromechanics of advanced materials and processes, manufacturing processes, assembly processes

part 6|76 pages

Composite structures, laminated structures, sandwich structures

part 7|50 pages

Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, computing, finite element modelling, finite element analysis

part 8|94 pages

Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue

part 9|83 pages

Renewable energy structures, fluid-structure interaction

part 10|76 pages

Blast, impact, shock and explosion loading

part 11|66 pages

Stability of beams, columns and thin-walled sections

part 12|86 pages

Plates, shells, membranes, cables, cable-stayed structures, lightweight structures, space structures

part 13|81 pages

Adaptive structures, smart structures

part 14|83 pages

Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures

part 15|104 pages

Steel structures, steel connections, steel-concrete composite construction

part 16|79 pages

High strength steel, high performance steel

part 17|58 pages

Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete

part 18|123 pages

High strength concrete, high performance concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete

part 19|81 pages

Structural applications of FRP composites

part 20|69 pages

Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete, construction materials, construction technology, pavement design

part 21|115 pages

Masonry structures, glass structures, timber structures, properties of wood

part 22|107 pages

Railway bridges, railway infrastructure, highway bridges

part 23|85 pages

Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance

part 24|138 pages

Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification, maintenance, durability, long-term performance