## ABSTRACT

*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).

## TABLE OF CONTENTS

part 1|43 pages

Keynote papers

part 2|58 pages

Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control

part 3|52 pages

Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations

part 4|51 pages

Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities

part 5|111 pages

Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design

part 6|90 pages

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

part 7|62 pages

Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations

part 8|56 pages

Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue

part 9|57 pages

Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics

part 10|56 pages

Wind loading, response of structures to wind

part 11|65 pages

Stability of beams, bars and thin-walled sections

part 12|112 pages

Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures

part 13|64 pages

Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures

part 14|71 pages

Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations

part 15|118 pages

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

part 16|95 pages

Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction

part 17|54 pages

Steel joints, steel connections

part 18|72 pages

Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete

part 19|48 pages

High strength concrete, high performance concrete

part 20|121 pages

Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete

part 21|44 pages

Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete

part 22|76 pages

Construction materials, construction technology

part 23|92 pages

Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures

part 24|46 pages

Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance

part 25|56 pages

Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization

part 26|102 pages

Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification

part 27|93 pages

Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting

part 28|127 pages

Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering

part 29|23 pages

Structural engineering education