## ABSTRACT

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**Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges **is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 6-9 December 2016). The contributions from academics, researchers and practising engineers from Australasian, Asia-pacific region and around the world, cover a wide range of topics, including:

• Structural mechanics

• Computational mechanics

• Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures

• Steel structures

• Composite structures

• Civil engineering materials

• Fire engineering

• Coastal and offshore structures

• Dynamic analysis of structures

• Structural health monitoring and damage identification

• Structural reliability analysis and design

• Structural optimization

• Fracture and damage mechanics

• Soil mechanics and foundation engineering

• Pavement materials and technology

• Shock and impact loading

• Earthquake loading

• Traffic and other man-made loadings

• Wave and wind loading

• Thermal effects

• Design codes

**Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges **will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in Structural Engineering and Materials Science.

## TABLE OF CONTENTS

chapter |6 pages

#### The effect of different shapes of shear keys at the interface of old and new concretes of jacketed RC column

chapter |8 pages

#### Eliminating shrinkage in tension stiffening model of concrete beams by the hybrid approach

chapter |6 pages

#### Numerical modelling of cracked RC tension members using stress-transfer approach

chapter |6 pages

#### Experimental study on the tensile and bending creep behavior of cracked UHP-FRCC

chapter |6 pages

#### Screw anchors installed in early age concrete

part |2 pages

Steel and composite structures

chapter |6 pages

#### Steel and composite structures Analysis of demountable steel column-baseplate connections under monotonic loading

chapter |6 pages

#### Behaviour of composite sandwich beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios

chapter |6 pages

#### Behavior of pultruded multi-celled GFRP hollow beams with low-strength concrete infill

chapter |6 pages

#### Effects of fibre location and density on the flexural toughness in FRC beams

chapter |6 pages

#### Global stability investigation on welded Q460GJ structural steel unrestrained beams under three-point bending tests

part |2 pages

Structural mechanics, computational mechanics, fracture and damage mechanics

chapter |8 pages

#### Structural mechanics, computational mechanics, fracture and damage mechanics Finite element analysis of the crushing behaviour of aluminium honeycombs under combined compression-shear loads

chapter |6 pages

#### Numerical modelling of concrete beams at serviceability conditions with a discrete crack approach and non-iterative solution-finding algorithms

chapter |6 pages

#### An analytical approach to determine the span and fracture positions of roof strata prior to rock burst

part |2 pages

Civil engineering materials

chapter |6 pages

#### Civil engineering materials Workability and compressive strength properties of high strength geopolymer mortars

chapter |8 pages

#### Steel fibre reinforced concrete: From X-ray imaging observation to modelling

chapter |4 pages

#### Influences of graphene oxide on electrical resistivity development of Portland cement paste

chapter |6 pages

#### Design of alkali activated concrete using the Taguchi method

chapter |6 pages

#### Analytical study on material properties of fibre reinforced cementitious composites

chapter |4 pages

#### Controlling the setting time of pavement concrete using accelerating-admixture by silica fume technology

chapter |6 pages

#### Direct tensile test of high strength concrete with and without steel fibres

part |2 pages

Shock and impact loading

chapter |6 pages

#### Shock and impact loading Confinement efficiency of concrete cylinders wrapped with different types of FRP under impact loads

chapter |6 pages

#### Multi-hazard resistance capacity of precast segmental column with post-tensioning tendon under impact and cyclic loading

chapter |6 pages

#### FBG based strain monitoring of reinforced concrete blast walls under high-velocity bullets penetration

chapter |6 pages

#### Research on SHM of concrete based on FBGs without coating under explosion load

chapter |4 pages

#### Experimental study on steel wire mesh reinforced concrete slabs against close-in detonations

chapter |6 pages

#### Experimental study of steel wire mesh reinforced structural insulated panels against windborne debris impact

chapter |6 pages

#### Fatigue damage of V-lock chain ring for mining under random load

chapter |6 pages

#### Impact responses of aluminium foam sandwich panels with fibre metal laminate skins

part |2 pages

Earthquake loading, traffic and other man-made loadings

chapter |6 pages

#### Large-scale testing of bridge system with unseating mitigation devices under spatially varying ground motions

chapter |6 pages

#### Experimental and numerical analyses on dynamic properties of materials in shaking table test

chapter |6 pages

#### Earthquake-resistant performance of a steel frame model with inverse-chevron buckling restrained braces

chapter |8 pages

#### Simplified fatigue assessment for earthquake losses: Cycle counting and fragility analysis to quantify damage

chapter |6 pages

#### Study on the design method of story stiffness in the reinforced concrete dual structural systems

chapter |6 pages

#### Effect of damping on progressive collapse performance of structures

chapter |6 pages

#### Mode-based equivalent method for seismic response analysis of soil column

part |2 pages

Structural health monitoring and damage identification, structural reliability and optimization

chapter |6 pages

#### Study of ultrasonic guided waves inspection for arch bridge suspender cables based on SAFE

part |2 pages

Soil mechanics, foundation engineering and pavement technology

chapter |8 pages

#### A constitutive model for size dependent behaviour of soils

chapter |6 pages

#### Effects of particle shape on the collapse behaviour of a coarse grain material

chapter |6 pages

#### Experimental study on multi-layer composite pavement system under drop weight impacts

part |2 pages

Coastal and offshore structures, wave and wind loading

chapter |8 pages

#### Natural frequency and sensitivity analysis of tripod foundation for offshore wind turbine

chapter |8 pages

#### Fragility curves of existing offshore platforms against storm loads using Endurance Wave Analysis (EWA)

chapter |8 pages

#### Non-linear irregular wave interaction with a tripile foundation

part |2 pages

Thermal effects and fire engineering

chapter |6 pages

#### An investigation into temperature gradient effects on concrete performance at elevated temperatures

chapter |6 pages

#### Sensor fault detection for structural health monitoring using dynamic independent component analysis

chapter |8 pages

#### Structure damage identification method based on statistical characteristics of the structural vibration response

chapter |6 pages

#### Steel bar corrosion monitoring based on encapsulated piezoelectric sensors

chapter |8 pages

#### A performance-based service life design method for reinforced concrete structures under chloride environment

chapter |6 pages

#### Modal frequency-ambient condition pattern recognition by a novel machine learning algorithm

chapter |6 pages

#### A LC oscillation method for stress measurement of steel strands

chapter |6 pages

#### Analytical global sensitivity analysis for parameter selection in finite element model updating

chapter |6 pages

#### A condition assessment method for the time-variant seismically isolated structure

chapter |6 pages

#### Power Spectral Density Transmissibility (PSDT): An effective tool towards operational modal analysis insensitive to natural excitation

chapter |8 pages

#### Impact load identification for composite structures using Bayesian regularization and artificial bee colony algorithm

chapter |6 pages

#### Damage localization of long-span bridges based on stress influence lines and information fusion technique and its validation

chapter |8 pages

#### Dynamic condensation approach to finite element model updating of large-scale structures

chapter |4 pages

#### Study about optical fiber force-testing ring for bridge cable force monitoring

chapter |6 pages

#### Behaviors prediction of pre-pressed spring self-centering energy dissipation brace

chapter |4 pages

#### Design and application of structural health monitoring system for Dalian gymnasium

chapter |6 pages

#### Structural damage detection from a new damage index formed from displacement response

chapter |6 pages

#### Mechanical behavior investigation of a novel 3D isolator made of shape memory alloy pseudo-rubber

chapter |6 pages

#### Structural damage detection using residual force and ICA

chapter |4 pages

#### Artificial bee colony algorithm for structural damage identification in axially functionally graded beams

chapter |4 pages

#### Study on the two points-pasted reinforcement corrosion monitoring method based on FBG

chapter |6 pages

#### Numerical analysis and experimental study on ice-induced vibration of jacket ocean offshore platform with rocking column

chapter |6 pages

#### Fatigue cracking identification of reinforced concrete bridges using vision-based sensing technology

chapter |6 pages

#### The study on the durability of GFRP rebars when sustaining load

chapter |6 pages

#### Development of Elasto-Magneto-Electric (EME) sensor for steel cable force monitoring

chapter |8 pages

#### Deflection identification of a pre-stressed concrete continuous beam bridge

chapter |6 pages

#### Slope stability analysis and early warning via WSN technique

chapter |6 pages

#### The effects of service environment on health monitoring of concrete structures using smart aggregates

chapter |6 pages

#### Long-term performance analysis of structural key elements using monitoring data

chapter |4 pages

#### Damping effect on vortex-induced vibration of stay cable using cross ties installed with damper

chapter |6 pages

#### Stochastic modelling of fatigue crack evolutions in composite blades of offshore wind turbines

chapter |6 pages

#### Compressive sensing system based on random demodulation for structural health monitoring

chapter |6 pages

#### Entropy change research of concrete cracking evolution based on dissipative structure

chapter |4 pages

#### Damage identification of simply supported beam subjected to moving force

chapter |6 pages

#### Steady suction-based aerodynamic control for suppressing vortex induced vibration of a bridge deck section

chapter |6 pages

#### Numerical simulation of wind field on the site of a long-span bridge located in mountainous area based on WRF

chapter |6 pages

#### Mitigation of wind-induced vibration of a multi-tower building using tuned mass damper

chapter |6 pages

#### Research of the temperature effects on strain response in the steel-truss arch railway bridge using FIR filtering

chapter |6 pages

#### Research on regional sensitivity of dynamic response for long span suspension bridge based on SHM data

chapter |6 pages

#### Operational modal analysis and full-scale test of a 13-storey new precast superimposed slab shear wall building

chapter |6 pages

#### A multi-objective firefly algorithm for wireless sensor placement in structural health monitoring

chapter |4 pages

#### Wind induced vibrations of vertical hangers of a long-span suspension bridge considering the interference of upstream tower column

chapter |6 pages

#### Influence of subway traffic induced vibration study for surface wave based nonintrusive monitoring

chapter |6 pages

#### Damping ratios identification by sensitivity-based model updating: Experimental investigation

chapter |8 pages

#### Improved CoC matrix for damage detection with general white noise excitation

part |2 pages

Structural health monitoring: Theories and application

chapter |6 pages

#### Comparison of statistical and non-statistical artificial neural network methods for damage detection using modal data

chapter |8 pages

#### System identification of nonlinear structures by a substructuring method

chapter |6 pages

#### Planning and managing uncertainties in known broadband input vibration test

chapter |8 pages

#### Sensitivity analysis of stress influence line-based damage indices application to long-span bridges: Preliminary study

chapter |8 pages

#### Application of the impedance-based technique for damage diagnosis on tunnel segment structure

chapter |6 pages

#### Vibration and deformation monitoring of a long-span rigid-frame bridge with distributed long-gauge sensors

chapter |6 pages

#### Simultaneous identification of moving forces and structural damages by L regularization method

chapter |4 pages

#### Damage identification of monopile offshore wind structures using data fusion of acceleration and angular velocity

chapter |6 pages

#### Large scale neural network for damage detection in civil engineering structures

chapter |6 pages

#### Bridge deflection estimation using multi-channel acceleration measurement

chapter |8 pages

#### Vibration monitoring of expressway viaducts and comparative analysis of their dynamic characteristics

chapter |8 pages

#### Investigating feasibility of drive-by bridge monitoring by laboratory experiments

chapter |8 pages

#### Dynamic response based damage detection for beam-like structures using deep learning

chapter |6 pages

#### Threshold selection method for GDP model based on estimated strain extreme values of bridge due to vehicle loads

chapter |4 pages

#### An experimental study of a nonlinear piezoelectric energy harvester

chapter |6 pages

#### Operational modal analysis for structural health monitoring

chapter |6 pages

#### Time series-based structural safety diagnosis using statistical process control of root mean square

part |2 pages

Australian network of structural health monitoring

chapter |6 pages

#### Analysis of stress effect on Lamb wave propagation in isotropic plates

chapter |6 pages

#### Dynamic performance assessment of a novel pultruded fibre-reinforced polymer footbridge

chapter |6 pages

#### Static performance assessment of a novel pultruded fibre-reinforced polymer footbridge

chapter |6 pages

#### Useful tips for automated model updating of medium rise buildings

chapter |6 pages

#### Simulation of various damage scenarios using finite element modelling for structural health monitoring systems

chapter |6 pages

#### Development of a portable NDE system with advanced signal processing and machine learning for health condition diagnosis of in-service timber utility poles

chapter |6 pages

#### Ultrasonic monitoring of infrastructure: Comparison of conventional and laser systems

chapter |6 pages

#### Utilizing smartphones for geospatial data collection and construction set out surveying

chapter |6 pages

#### Railway track condition monitoring using dynamic measurements on in-service vehicles

part |2 pages

Infrastructure resilience to earthquake actions

chapter |4 pages

#### Seismic response of secondary structures located at different levels of a building

chapter |6 pages

#### Experimental investigation of long span transmission tower-line system subjected to non-uniform seismic excitations

chapter |8 pages

#### Response spectrum analysis of a high-pier railway bridge subjected to multiple support excitations

chapter |6 pages

#### Theoretical investigation of vertical pounding phenomenon between girder and support under near-fault vertical ground motions

chapter |6 pages

#### Demoting splitting crack formation in confined concrete by silica fume

chapter |6 pages

#### Seismic retrofit assessment of cable-stayed bridges with cable-sliding friction aseismic bearing

chapter |6 pages

#### An introduction of tools for evaluating the influence of building codes on the level of earthquake fatalities globally

chapter |6 pages

#### Numerical and experimental investigation into friction devices installed between concrete columns and steel beams

chapter |8 pages

#### Seismic vulnerability assessment of irregular reinforced concrete buildings in Australia

chapter |8 pages

#### Ultimate drift prediction models of rectangular squat reinforced concrete shear walls

chapter |8 pages

#### Simplified dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete tall buildings using Timoshenko beam model

chapter |6 pages

#### Dynamic analysis of continuous multi-span bridge structure under the effect of travelling seismic waves

chapter |6 pages

#### Vulnerability assessment of heritage masonry building to mine blasting and earthquake

chapter |6 pages

#### Annualised collapse risk of soft-storey building with precast RC columns in Australia

chapter |6 pages

#### Analytical development of seismic retrofit technique for RC beam-column joint using single diagonal haunch

part |2 pages

Infrastructure applications of FRP composites

chapter |6 pages

#### Impact performance of concrete beams externally bonded with carbon FRP sheets

chapter |6 pages

#### Developing towards best natural fibre composite for structural applications—a review

chapter |6 pages

#### The influence of arching action on BFRP reinforced SCC deck slabs in Thompson bridge

chapter |6 pages

#### Hybrid FRP-concrete-steel multi-tube concrete columns: Stub column tests

chapter |6 pages

#### Behavior of FRP confined ultrahigh-strength concrete columns under axial compression: An experimental study

part |2 pages

Sensors and instrumentation for infrastructural monitoring and assessment

chapter |6 pages

#### Material degradation for carbon fiber/phenolic composites subject to lightning strikes

chapter |4 pages

#### Research on pipeline chaos detection based on ultrasonic guided wave

chapter |4 pages

#### A rail head inspection method based on ultrasonic guided wave testing

part |2 pages

Structural stability, vibration and optimization

chapter |8 pages

#### A probabilistic approach for characterisation of multiple cracks in beams using guided waves

chapter |6 pages

#### Postbuckling of shear deformable sandwich beam with a functionally graded porous metal foam core

chapter |6 pages

#### Finite element analysis on free vibration of polymer composite beams reinforced with graphene platelets

chapter |6 pages

#### An improved Nelder-Mead algorithm for optimization problem on structural damage detection

chapter |6 pages

#### Operational modal analysis of a reinforced concrete factory building in Hong Kong

part |2 pages

Cemented materials for construction

chapter |6 pages

#### Performance of low calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete with steel furnace slag coarse aggregate

chapter |6 pages

#### Precision of existing hydration heat models for Portland cement in capturing the effects of supplementary cementitious materials and retarders

chapter |6 pages

#### Compressive strength of geopolymer pastes subjected to microwave curing

chapter |6 pages

#### Behavior of high performance concrete two way slabs in punching shear for fixed edge condition

chapter |4 pages

#### Optimising the amounts of microsilica and nanosilica in concrete using response surface method

chapter |4 pages

#### Challenges in the area of sustainable construction with microbially induced carbonate precipitation

part |2 pages

Wind loading, risk and vulnerability