Preliminaries |

**STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES AND L. LIMA |

1 |
Evaluation of the Resistance of RHS "T" Joints under Axial Loading: A Parametric Study
R.M.M.P. de Matos, L.F. Costa-Neves, L.R.O. de Lima, J.G. Santos da Silva and P.C.G. da S. Vellasco |

2 |
The Influence of the Chord Axial Load on the Resistance of RHS "T" Joints with Axially Loaded Braces: A Parametric Study
R.M.M.P. de Matos, L.F. Costa-Neves, L.R.O. de Lima, J.G. Santos da Silva and P.C.G. da S. Vellasco |

3 |
Resistance and Stiffness of Welded Rolled Hollow Section Beam-Column Joints with Concrete Filled Chords
J.K. Szlendak |

4 |
A Parametric Analysis of Composite Beams with T-Perfobond Shear Connectors
J.C. da C. Vianna, L.F. Costa Neves, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and S.A.L. de Andrade |

5 |
Numerical Modelling of Non-Linear Behaviour of Timber-Concrete Composite Structures
S.M.R. Lopes, L.F.C. Jorge and H.M.P. Cruz |

6 |
Numerical Evaluation of Stainless Steel Joints subject to Tension
A.T. da Silva, J. de J. dos Santos, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, S.A.L. de Andrade and J.G.S. da Silva |

7 |
Numerical Behaviour of Steel Columns subject to Localized Fire Loading
A. Santiago, C. Haremza, L. Simões da Silva and J.P. Rodrigues |

8 |
Design of a Steel Apparatus for Experimental Torsion Tests of Concrete Hollow Beams
L.F.A. Bernardo, A.M. Jorge and S.M.R. Lopes |

9 |
The Influence of the Semi-rigid Behaviour of Column Base Plates and Beam-to-Column Joints on the Non-linear Dynamical Response of Steel Portal Frames
F. da R. de C. Lopes, J.G.S. da Silva, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima and L.F. da C. Neves |

10 |
Vibration Analysis of Composite Floors Induced by Human Rhythmic Activities
N.A. dos S. Langer, J.G.S. da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.F. da C. Neves |

**STABILITY AND NON-LINEAR BEHAVIOUR OF THIN-WALLED MEMBERS AND STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY D. CAMOTIM AND L. DUNAI |

11 |
Dynamic Analysis Based Seismic Performance Quantification of a Steel Corrugated Shear Wall System
L.G. Vigh, G.G. Deierlein, E. Miranda, A. Liel and S. Tipping |

12 |
Generalised Beam Theory based Local and Global Dynamic Analysis of High-Speed Railway Bridge Decks
R. Bebiano, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim |

13 |
Dynamic Buckling Estimation for Beam-Columns with Open Cross-Sections
T. Kubiak |

14 |
Dynamic Stability of Bowstring Arches
J.M. Martínez, O.R. Ramos and M.A. Serna |

15 |
Finite Element Simulation of Slender Thin-Walled Box Columns by Implementing Real Initial Conditions
L. Pavlovcic, U. Kuhlmann, B. Froschmeier and D. Beg |

16 |
Determination of the Patch Loading Resistance of Girders with Corrugated Webs using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
B. Kövesdi and L. Dunai |

17 |
Analysis of Scaffolds with Semi-Rigid Connections exhibiting Looseness
U. Prabhakaran, R.G. Beale and M.H.R. Godley |

18 |
The Effect of Local Geometric Imperfections on the Non-Linear Analysis of Stub Columns
M.M. Pastor, M. Casafont, F. Roure and M. Ferrer |

19 |
Numerical Investigation of Adjustable Telescopic Steel Props
J. André, A.M. Baptista and D. Camotim |

20 |
Numerical Analysis of Compressed Cold Formed Steel Members considering Initial Geometric Imperfections
S.J. de Castro Almeida, J. Munaiar Neto and M. Malite |

21 |
Non-Linear Generalised Beam Theory Formulation for Open-Section Thin-Walled Members with Arbitrary Support Conditions
C. Basaglia, D. Camotim and N. Silvestre |

22 |
On the Relevance of Local-Distortional Interaction in the Post-Buckling Behaviour and Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Lipped Channel Columns
P.B. Dinis, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim |

23 |
Local-Global Buckling Interaction of Steel Cold-Formed Members: An Integrated Approach of Effective Width and Direct Strength Methods
E.M. Batista |

24 |
Local and Global Buckling and Post-Buckling Analysis of Thin-Walled Members using Enhanced Beam Finite Elements
R.M. Gonçalves, D. Camotim and M. Ritto-Corrêa |

25 |
Updated Lagrangian Formulation for Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Flexibly Connected Thin-Walled Frames
G. Turkalj, J. Brnic and D. Lanc |

26 |
Large-Deflection-Theory Analysis of the Effect of Web Initial Curvature on the Ultimate Strength of Steel Plate Girder
J. Kala, Z. Kala, J. Melcher and M. Škaloud |

27 |
Dynamic Response of Conical Shell Structures subjected to Pulse Pressure
R.J. Mania and K. Kowal-Michalska |

28 |
Dynamic Crushing of Thin-Walled Beam-Columns: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis
M. Kotelko, R.J. Mania and Z. Kolakowski |

29 |
Buckling Sensitivity Analysis of Thin-Walled Structures using Shell Finite Elements and Nonlinear Computational Methods
Z. Kala and J. Kala |

30 |
On the Calculation of the Critical Moment for Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Beams
S. Ádány, A.L. Joó and D. Visy |

31 |
First-Order, Buckling and Post-Buckling Behaviour of GFRP Pultruded Beams: Part 1 Experimental Study
J.R. Correia, F.A. Branco, N. Silva, D. Camotim and N. Silvestre |

32 |
First-Order, Buckling and Post-Buckling Behaviour of GFRP Pultruded Beams: Part 2 Numerical Simulation
N.M.F. Silva, D. Camotim, N. Silvestre, J.R. Correia and F.A. Branco |

33 |
Buckling Analysis of Thin Sections using the Finite Strip Method with a Coupled Stiffness Matrix
D.D. Milašinovic and I. Milakovic |

34 |
Linear Buckling Analysis of Compressed Members combining the Generalised Beam Theory and the Finite Element Method
M. Casafont, M.M. Pastor, E. Caamaño and F. Marimon |

35 |
Buckling Analysis of Plates Stiffened by Parallel Beams
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos |

36 |
The Effect of Rounded Corners of Cold-Formed Steel Members in the Buckling Analysis via the Direct Strength Method
Z. Beregszászi and S. Ádány |

**HIGH SPEED TRAINS: VEHICLE TRACK DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY J. POMBO AND Z. DIMITROVOVÁ |

37 |
The Dynamic Design of High Speed Railway Tracks using a Combined Multibody and Finite Element Approach
S. Bruni and S. Alfi |

38 |
Influence of Track Conditions and Wheel Wear State on the Loads Imposed on the Infrastructure by Railway Vehicles
J. Pombo, J. Ambrósio, M. Pereira, R. Verardi, C. Ariaudo and N. Kuka |

39 |
Development of the Next Generation High-Speed Trains for Scandinavia
S. Stichel, R. Persson, G. Himmelstein, E. Andersson and A. Orvnäs |

40 |
Interaction of High Speed Train and Railway Structure during an Earthquake
M. Tanabe, H. Wakui, N. Matsumoto, M. Sogabe and Y. Tanabe |

41 |
Vibration Reduction for Railway Bridges Travelled by High-Speed Trains
M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, J. Lavado, J. Nasarre and A. Doménech |

42 |
Vibrations of Beams on a Random Foundation due to a Moving Load: Wavelet Approach
P. Koziol and Z. Hryniewicz |

43 |
Assessment of the Significance of the Bridge-Train Interaction in Dynamic Analysis of Bridges subjected to Moving Loads
M. Majka and M. Hartnett |

44 |
Transverse Vibrations in Beams Supported by a Piece-Wise Homogeneous Visco-Elastic Foundation
Z. Dimitrovová and L. Frýba |

45 |
Behaviour of a Ballasted Track under Cyclic Loading: Numerical and Laboratory Investigations
O. Jirousek, L. Hornicek, J. Jira, J. Kunecky, D. Kytyr and J. Vycichl |

46 |
Longitudinal Vibration Analysis of the Deck of a Floating Type Cable-Stayed Railway Bridge subjected to Train Braking
W. Qu, J. Liu and Y.L. Pi |

47 |
Prediction of Structure-Borne Vibrations induced in a Large Structure by Train Passage
F. Braghin, S. Bruni and A. Collina |

48 |
The Cancellation Phenomenon for Simply Supported Beams and Plates subjected to Moving Loads
P. Museros and M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo |

49 |
Wavelet Analysis of Multilayered Ground Vibrations as a Result of High Speed Trains
P. Koziol |

**CLIMATE CHANGE AS AN ENGINEERING CHALLENGE** SESSION ORGANISED BY Z. TURK |

50 |
Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on Runoff to and Diffuse Phosphorus Loads in Lake Balaton
A. Clement and Á. Kovács |

51 |
Using the Deep Oceans for Energy Retrieval and for the Burial of Carbon Dioxide
C.T.F. Ross |

**ROBUST OPTIMAL DESIGN BY STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY K. MARTI, G.I. SCHUËLLER AND T. VIETOR |

52 |
Reliability Based Optimal Design of Frames with Limited Residual Strain Energy Capacity
J. Lógó, M. Movahedi Rad, T. Tamássy, J. Knabel and P. Tauzowski |

53 |
Reliability based Limit Design of Skeletal Structures
J. Knabel, P. Tauzowski and R. Stocki |

54 |
Methodological Support for the Early Stages of Vehicle Body Development: A Stochastic Design Approach for Passenger Vehicles
K. Kirchner and T. Vietor |

55 |
Maintenance Strategies for Uncertain Mechanical Systems considering the Effects of Fatigue
M.A. Valdebenito and G.I. Schuëller |

56 |
Comparison of Several Approaches to the Linear Approximation of the Yield Condition and Application to the Robust Design of Frames for the case of Uncertainty
S. Zier |

57 |
Uncertainty and Robustness in Structural Design
M. Beer and M. Liebscher |

58 |
Stochastic Optimal Structural Control: Active Control Actions
K. Marti |

**TOPOLOGY AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY V. POMEZANSKI |

59 |
Computational Techniques for Effective Structural Performance Design of D-Regions
S. Yindeesuk and D.A. Kuchma |

60 |
A Shape Optimization Method of a Body Located in Viscous Flow using Acoustic Velocity
K. Terachi and M. Kawahara |

61 |
Shape Optimization of a Body located in Incompressible Flow using the Adjoint Equation Method
M. Sakamoto and M. Kawahara |

62 |
Heuristic Features of the Extended SIMP Algorithm in Topology Optimization
V. Pomezanski |

63 |
Application and Validation of Topology Optimization for the Design of D-Regions in Reinforced Concrete Structures
S. Yindeesuk and D.A. Kuchma |

64 |
Optimization of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Units using a Genetic Algorithm
L.C. Sousa, C.F. Castro, C.C. António and H. Sousa |

**OPTIMUM DESIGN OF SKELETAL STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY M.P. SAKA |

65 |
An Improved Harmony-Search Algorithm for Truss Structure Optimization
L. Lamberti and C. Pappalettere |

66 |
Optimum Design of High-Rise Steel Buildings using an Evolution Strategy Integrated Parallel Algorithm
O. Hasançebi, T. Bahçecioglu, Ö. Kurç and M.P. Saka |

67 |
Topology Optimization of Tall Skeletal Building Frameworks using a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
C.M. Chan, K.M. Wong and C.F. Yiu |

68 |
Optimum Structural Patterns for Vertical Buildings
E.K. Julistiono and D.J. Gunaratnam |

69 |
Ant Colony Optimization of Irregular Steel Space Frames including the Effect of Warping
I. Aydogdu and M.P. Saka |

**ROBUST OPTIMISATION FOR STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS** SESSION ORGANISED BY A. EL HAMI AND N. BOUHADDI |

70 |
Optimization Safety Factors for the Design of an Ultrasonic Motor
B. Radi, A. Makhloufi and A. El Hami |

71 |
Analytical Approximation to the Reliability of Linear Systems for Robust Design
A.A. Taflanidis |

**PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** SESSION ORGANISED BY A. EL HAMI AND M. KARAMA |

72 |
Structural Reliability Assessment using a Direct Determined Probabilistic Calculation
P. Janas, M. Krejsa and V. Krejsa |

73 |
A Probabilistic Approach to the Fatigue Life Estimate of a Temporary Steel Bridge
M. Rieger and P. Marek |

74 |
Coupling Global and Reliability Based Optimisation
R.H. Lopez, E.S. Cursi and A. El-Hami |

**ASSESMENT OF STRUCTURES USING NUMERICAL MODELS** SESSION ORGANISED BY F.J. PALLARES AND J.M. ADAM MARTINEZ |

75 |
Structural Damage Assesment aided by Modal Testing
S. Ivorra, C.M. Gisbert, P.A. Calderón and F.J. Pallares |

76 |
Gothic Belltower Assesment using Dynamic Analysis
S. Ivorra, F. Pallarés and J.M. Adam |

77 |
Dynamic Analysis of a Steel Column under a Vehicle Impact Load
B. Ferrer, S. Ivorra, E. Segovia and R. Irles |

78 |
Concrete Porosity Measured using Image Processing Techniques
J.T. Assis, J.R.C. Pessôa, R.A. Einsfeld, G. Carvalho, Á.S. Bourguignon and R.L.B. Breder |

79 |
Poundings of Seismically Isolated Buildings with Adjacent Structures
P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos |

80 |
Parameters Influencing the Seismic Response of Ancient Columns and Colonnades
L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos |

81 |
Dynamic Identification of Reduced Scale Masonry Bridges
A. Brencich, S. Lagomarsino and G. Riotto |

82 |
Influence of Track Irregularities on the Dynamic Behaviour of Medium Span Viaducts
C. Rigueiro, C. Rebelo and L. Simões da Silva |

83 |
The Impact of a Bump on the Response of a Bridge to Traffic
A. González, D. Cantero and E.J. OBrien |

84 |
Numerical Modelling of the Dynamic Behaviour of Masonry Arches
M. Girardi, C. Padovani, A. Pagni and G. Pasquinelli |

85 |
Assessment of the Static Behaviour of Heritage Masonry Buildings using Numerical Modelling
M. Betti, M. Orlando and A. Vignoli |

86 |
Non-linear Analysis of the Soil-Structure Interaction of Baldornon's Church, Spain using the Finite Element Method
J.J. Del Coz Diaz, P.J. García Nieto, A. Lozano Martínez-Luengas and F.P. Álvarez Rabanal |

87 |
Use of Mixed Time Integration for Efficient Welding Simulation of Steel Plate Girders
J. Nézo, L. Dunai and B.H.V. Topping |

**COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS** SESSION ORGANISED BY D. BORZA |

88 |
Assessment, Measurement and Monitoring of the New Bridge crossing the Danube in Bratislava
J. Bencat, Z. Bergerová and D. Papán |

89 |
Experimental and Computational Full Data Fields of Thermally Stressed Composite Structures
I. Nistea, N. Benmezian and D. Borza |

**BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING** SESSION ORGANISED BY Y. ARAYICI |

90 |
Radio Frequency Identification and Building Information Modeling: Integrating the Lean Construction Process
J.M. Taylor, S.A. Coady and J. Chesser |

91 |
A Building Information Modeling Platform for Analysis Software in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry
Z.L. Ma, Y. Feng and Y.L. Zhao |

92 |
Building Information Modeling Integrated to Multi-Performance based Generation Design
M.L.V.X. Andrade and R.C. Ruschel |

93 |
Integrating Building Information Modelling and Geographic Information Systems for Large-Scale Facilities Asset Management: A Critical Review
X. Zhang, Y. Arayici, S. Wu, C. Abbott and G. Aouad |

94 |
Using Building Information Model Data for Generating and Updating Diagnostic Models
G. Provan, J. Ploennigs, M. Boubekeur, A. Mady and A. Ahmed |

**MESHLESS, MESH-FREE AND MESH REDUCTION METHODS** SESSION ORGANISED BY S.M. HASHEMI |

95 |
In-Plane Analysis of Arches by using the Element-Free Galerkin Method
R.E. Erkmen and M.A. Bradford |

96 |
Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to solving Problems with Exacting Conditions
P.P. Prochazka and S. Peskova |

97 |
A Dynamic Stiffness Element for Vibration of Cracked Composite Timoshenko Beams
S. Borneman, S.M. Hashemi and H. Alighanbari |

98 |
A Super-Convergent Formulation for Dynamic Analysis of Soft-Core Sandwich Beams
E. Adique and S.M. Hashemi |

99 |
On the Boundary Integral Element Method for a Solution of Shallow Tunnels using Neumann Series
Y.S. Karinski, M.Y. Antes and D.Z. Yankelevsky |

100 |
Radial Basis Function Solution of the Lid-Driven Cavity Problem using the Stream Function Formulation
M. Kindelan and F. Bernal |

101 |
The Natural Neighbour Radial Point Interpolation Method: A Non-Linear Analysis Review
L.M.J.S. Dinis, R.M. Natal Jorge and J. Belinha |

102 |
Meshfree Structural Analysis using the Modified Radial Point Interpolation Method
S. Nakata, K. Hasegawa and S. Tanaka |

**COUPLED MULTIFIELD PROBLEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY R. SCHMIDT |

103 |
On Nonlinear Thermo-Electro-Elasticity Theory and Finite Element Analysis of Piezolaminated Thin-Walled Structures
R. Schmidt and S. Lentzen |

104 |
Stress Dependent Magnetic Hysteresis implemented in an Electromagnetic Field Computation
A. Sipeky, I. Jancskar, Z. Sari and A. Ivanyi |

105 |
Coupled Salt and Moisture Transport in Cement Mortar: Modelling Desorption Isotherm using a Neural Network
M. Koniorczyk, M. Wojciechowski and D. Gawin |

**GREEN STRUCTURES: MODELING, DESIGN AND SIMULATION** SESSION ORGANISED BY N.S. AL-KAABI |

106 |
Design and Analysis of Insulation Blocks for Masonry Structures
J. Pencik and L. Matejka |

107 |
Thermal Improvement of Lightweight Façades containing Slotted Steel Girders
J. Varadi and E. Toth |

108 |
An Application Model for Green Building Implementation: The Civil Engineer's Role
N.S. Al-Kaabi, H.D. Imran, A.A. Al-Harmoudi, A.S. Al-Maamari, I.N. Al-Amirah and B.N. Rajab |

109 |
Global Warming and the Thermal Performance of Light Steel Residential Buildings: Parametric Study
P. Santos, H. Gervásio, L. Simões da Silva and A. Gameiro Lopes |

110 |
Design and Analysis of Window Sub-Frames from Recycled Polymers
L. Matejka and J. Pencik |

**ALGORITHMS BASED ON DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS** SESSION ORGANISED BY J. KRUIS AND V. VONDRAK |

111 |
The Schwarz Domain Decomposition Method for Analysis of Geocomposites
R. Blaheta, O. Jakl, J. Starý and K. Krecmer |

112 |
A Simple FETI-Based Approach to Homogenization of Debonding Composites
P. Gruber and J. Zeman |

113 |
Improving Convergence of Scalable FETI-DP for Contact Problems
D. Horák and Z. Dostál |

114 |
Parallel Adaptive Finite Element Computations with Dynamic Load Balancing
B. Patzák and D. Rypl |

115 |
Effective Algorithms for Implementation of FETI-Based Domain Decomposition Methods
P. Kabelíková, T. Kozubek, A. Markopoulos and T. Brzobohatý |

116 |
MatSol: Parallel Algorithms based on Domain Decomposition Methods
V. Vondrák, T. Kozubek, A. Markopoulos, T. Brzobohatý and R. Kucera |

117 |
A Non-linear Dynamic Parallel Domain Decomposition based Algorithm
J. Dobiáš, S. Pták, Z. Dostál, V. Vondrák and T. Kozubek |

**REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES** |

118 |
Developing a Life-Cycle Management System for Reinforced Concrete Buildings based on Fully-Probabilistic Deterioration Models
K. Lukas, A. Borrmann, M. Zintel, T. Mayer and E. Rank |

119 |
Comparison of Alternatives for Remodelling of Laboratory Tests of Concrete
J. Brozovsky, P. Konecny, M. Mynarz and O. Sucharda |

120 |
Time-Dependent Analysis of Concrete Bridges with Creep, Shrinkage and Cable Relaxation
X.T. Si, F.T.K. Au, R.K.L. Su and N.C.M. Tsang |

121 |
Approach to the Assessment of Concrete Structures based on Non-Linear Elasto-Plastic Analysis
O. Sucharda and J. Brozovsky |

122 |
Nonlinear Analysis of Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns
S.L. Pires and M.C.A.T. Silva |

123 |
Softening of Joints in Reinforced Concrete Structures: A Non-Linear Dynamic Approach
Y. Timsah, H. Basha and A. El Souri |

**REINFORCED CONCRETE: DESIGN** |

124 |
Minimum Cost Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams using a Nonlinear Programming Approach
I. Merta and S. Kravanja |

125 |
Concrete Stability Achieved by Confinement in a Reinforced Concrete Column
P.G. Papadopoulos, H. Xenidis, D. Plasatis, P.D. Kiousis, C. Karayannis and A. Diamantopoulos |

**FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE** |

126 |
Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Based Materials under Static and Dynamic Loading
A. Materna and J. Brozovský |

127 |
Elastoplastic Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Samples
A. Materna, J. Ciganek and J. Brozovsky |

128 |
Optimization of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Mixture Design
B. Miculka, J. Cigánek, A. Materna and J. Brozovský |

**NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT** |

129 |
Finite Element Computation of Early Age Thermal Cracking in Concrete Supercontainers for Radioactive Waste Disposal
B. Craeye, G. De Schutter, H. Van Humbeeck, W. Wacquier and A. Van Cotthem |

130 |
Finite Element Simulations of the Thermal Conditions in a High-Level Waste Repository
J. Novak and M. Hokr |

131 |
Computer Simulation of Concrete Structures subject to Cyclic Temperature Loading
T. Krejcí, T. Koudelka, J. Šejnoha and J. Zeman |

132 |
Analysis of a Nuclear Power Plant Containment
T. Koudelka, T. Krejcí and J. Šejnoha |

**STEEL STRUCTURES** |

133 |
Buckling of Geometrically Imperfect Thin-Walled Circular Cylinders under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A.P.F. Little and T. Bowler |

134 |
A New Rigid Saddle-like Connection suitable for Retrofitting of Existing Buildings
M. Foroughi, M.A. Barkhordari and M. Shojaeefard |

135 |
Normalization of Moment-Rotation Axis for Comparison of Connection Rigidities
M.A. Barkhordari and M. Foroughi |

136 |
Computational Frame Analysis of Partially Restrained Connections with Strain Softening Effects
S. Taufik, S. Baharom and R.Y. Xiao |

137 |
A Single Equation Yield Surface of an I-Section for Bimoment and Biaxial Bending Moments
A. Shoaib and R.P. West |

138 |
Reliability Assessment of Steel Frames Allowing for Corrosion Effects
V. Krivý |

139 |
Buckling Behaviour of Slender Pin-Ended Circular Steel Arches under Pressure using the Dynamic Relaxation Method
T. Van Roosbroeck and S. Adriaenssens |

**MATERIALS MODELLING** |

140 |
Identification of Material Parameters from Nanoindentation of Heterogeneous Structural Materials
J. Nemecek, K. Forstová and J. Nemecková |

141 |
Combining Nanoindentation and Real-Time Tomography for Micro Finite Element Models of Materials with Complex Inner Structure
O. Jirousek, J. Nemecek and P. Zlamal |

142 |
Modeling of the E-Beam Periodic Poling Process
A. Nagyváradi and G. Almási |

**DISCRETE MEDIA MECHANICS** |

143 |
A Variational Approach to Non-Local Energy Minimization of Random Elastic Lattices
J. Zeman, R.H.J. Peerlings and M.G.D. Geers |

**MASONRY STRUCTURES** |

144 |
Development of Design Software for Plain Masonry Buildings
R. Marques, J.P. Gouveia, P.B. Lourenço and C. Leão |

145 |
Buckling Analysis of Uniform Nonlinear Masonry Members under Combined Load and Different End Conditions using the Collocation Method
I. Mura |

146 |
An Interface Model for Multi-Scale Nonlinear Analysis of Masonry Structures
L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

**ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES** |

147 |
Stress Reduction in Redesigned Aluminium Lifting Brackets
J.W. Bull and C.H. Woodford |

**TIMBER STRUCTURES** |

148 |
Simulation-Based Reliability Assessment of Timber Structures
A. Lokaj and P. Marek |

149 |
Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis of Two-Layer Timber Beams considering Interlayer Slip and Uplift
A. Kroflic, I. Planinc, M. Saje, G. Turk and B. Cas |

150 |
Shape and Discrete Sizing Optimization of Timber Truss Girders
S. Šilih, E. Kozem Šilih, S. Kravanja and M. Premrov |

151 |
Robustness Evaluation of Timber Structures with Ductile Behaviour
P.H. Kirkegaard, J.D. Sørensen and D. Cizmar |

152 |
Experimental and Finite Element Vibration Analysis of Floor Systems with Rotated I-Joists
J.M. Wolfe, K. Shrestha and A. Ebrahimpour |

**STRUCTURAL MONITORING AND DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS** |

153 |
The Influence of Temperature on the Deformations of St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica in Prague Castle
P. Beran and J. Máca |

154 |
Improvement of a Dynamic Model for the Study of a Damaged Flexible Pavement
B. Picoux, G. Lefeuve-Mesgouez, A. El Ayadi, A. Mesgouez and C. Petit |

155 |
Non-Destructive Testing of Stone Masonry using Acoustic Attenuation Tomography Imaging
G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, C. Piga and V. Popescu |

156 |
Structural Health Monitoring with Ambient Vibration and Photonic Sensors
V. Albert Pérez, J.V. Fuente Ramírez, R. Fernández Díaz, R. Martínez Barea, N. González Roura and J. Yuste Navarro |

157 |
Health Monitoring of Partially Instrumented Structures
M.P. Limongelli |

158 |
Novel Methods in Condition Monitoring of Large Scale Structures
P. Archbold and S. Liu |

**CONTROL OF STRUCTURES** |

159 |
Parameter Identification of Large-Scale Magnetorheological Dampers in a Benchmark Building
A. Bahar, F. Pozo, L. Acho, J. Rodellar and A. Barbat |

160 |
Semi-Active Control of Base-Isolated Structures using a new Inverse Model of Magnetorheological Dampers
A. Bahar, F. Pozo, L. Acho, J. Rodellar and A. Barbat |

161 |
A Finite Element Model for the Analysis of Viscoelastic Sandwich Structures
J. Moita, A. Araújo, P. Martins, C.M. Mota Soares and C.A. Mota Soares |

162 |
The Use of Tuned Mass Dampers for Structural Vibration Control: Numerical Studies of Shear Buildings under Earthquakes and of a Pedestrian Bridge
M.M. Paredes and R.C. Barros |

163 |
Reliable Multiple Model Adaptive Controller for Vibration Handling
X. Zhong, F. Gillot, A. Saidi and M. Ichchou |

164 |
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Functionally Graded Material Panels with Piezoelectric Layers under Mechanical and Electrical Loadings
B. Behjat, M. Salehi, M. Sadighi, M.R. Khoshravan and A. Armin |

165 |
Adaptive Active Damping Control Strategy for Residual Vibration Free Positioning of Linearly Actuated Robots
M. Bachmayer and H. Ulbrich |

166 |
Design of New Materials for Passive Vibration Control
Z. Dimitrovová and H.C. Rodrigues |

167 |
Passive and Semi-Active Seismic Protection of the ASCE Cable-Stayed Bridge
M. Domaneschi and L. Martinelli |

**EARTHQUAKE AND SEISMIC ENGINEERING** |

168 |
Loss of Structural Capacity of Frame Type Buildings affected by Tunnel Induced Settlements
S.U. Dikmen and A.M. Turk |

169 |
Seismic Response of Buildings with Uncertain-but-Bounded Mass Distribution
P. Cacciola, G. Muscolino and C. Versaci |

170 |
An Innovative Computing Environment for Seismic Risk Assessment
M. Dolenc and R. Klinc |

171 |
The Effect of Ground Water Depth on the Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings
S.U. Dikmen and A.M. Turk |

172 |
Shortcomings of the Winkler model in the Assessment of Sectioned Tunnels under Seismic Loading
L. Andersen and J.H. Lyngs |

173 |
A Distributional Approach to the Dynamics of Rigid Blocks
A. Baratta and O. Corbi |

174 |
Seismic Protection of Sliding-Rocking Non-Symmetric Rigid Blocks through Base Isolation
A. Di Egidio and A. Contento |

175 |
Rocking Motion of Rigid Blocks and their Coupling with Tuned Sloshing Dampers
A. Baratta, I. Corbi and O. Corbi |

176 |
Computational Methods for Identification of Vibrating Structures
F.J. Cara, J. Carpio, J. Juan and E. Alarcon |

177 |
On Fling and Baseline Correction using Quadrature Mirror Filters
A.A. Chanerley, N.A. Alexander and B. Halldorsson |

**SEISMIC DESIGN** |

178 |
Time-History Dynamic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Strengthened using Steel Shear Walls
A.C. Masri |

179 |
Seismic Buckling Analysis of Steel Anchored Tanks
M.A. Al-Kashif, H.M. Ramadan, A. Rashed and M. Haroun |

180 |
On the Influence of Openings in the Seismic Response of Structural Walls
Y. Timsah |

181 |
Base-Isolated Structure Response using Friction Dampers with a Coupling Mechanism
A. Mateo Alay, N. Hori and N. Inoue |

182 |
Assessing the Suitability of Equivalent Linear Elastic Analysis of Seismically Isolated Multi-Storey Buildings
E. Mavronicola and P. Komodromos |

183 |
Inelastic Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Buildings under Seismic Forces
H.S. Basha |

**PLATE AND SHELL PROBLEMS** |

184 |
Collapse of Thick-Walled Stainless Steel Circular Cylinders under Uniform External Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A. Spahiu, G.X. Brown and A.P.F. Little |

185 |
An Unsymmetric Eigenproblem governing Vibrations of a Plate with attached Loads
M. Stammberger and H. Voss |

186 |
Elastic-Plastic Buckling of Cylinders and Tubes under Torsion
J. Blachut |

187 |
Prediction of Sheeting Failure by the Theory of Fictitious Elastic Strain at Failure
M. Rosmanit |

188 |
Vibration Analysis of Rectangular Mindlin Plates with Mixed Edge Supports
Y. Xiang, S.K. Lai, L. Zhou and C.W. Lim |

**STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** |

189 |
Symmetry in Structural Systems and its Recognition
A. Zingoni |

**IMPACT AND IMPULSE LOADING** |

190 |
Rigid-Plastic Beams under Impulsive Loading
A. Khan, D. Lloyd Smith and B.A. Izzuddin |

191 |
Three-Dimensional Discrete Element Modeling of the Damage Behaviour of Cross-Ply Laminate under Low-Velocity Impact
D.M. Yang, Y.Q. Tan, J.Q. Ye and Y. Sheng |

**FRACTURE MECHANICS** |

192 |
Two-Parameter Fracture Analysis of Wedge Splitting Test Specimens
S. Seitl, P. Dymácek, J. Klusák, L. Routil and V. Veselý |

193 |
Numerical Approach for the Crack Growth Process in Bituminous Concrete
F. Dubois, R. Moutou-Pitti, B. Picoux and C. Petit |

194 |
Cracked Volume Specified Work of Fracture
V. Veselý, P. Frantík and Z. Keršner |

**MODELLING COMPOSITES** |

195 |
Nonlinear Variational Bounds for Composites
P.P. Prochazka and S. Peskova |

196 |
Nonlinear Transient Analysis of Viscously Damped Laminated Sandwich Composite Plates subjected to a Blast Load
Z. Kazanci |

**COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** |

197 |
Collapse of Carbon-Glass Composite Circular Cylinders under Uniform External Pressure
P.T. Smith, C.T.F. Ross and A.P.F. Little |

198 |
Dynamic Analysis of Composite Structures made from Viscoelastic Frequency and Temperature Dependent Materials
E. Barkanov |

199 |
Finite Element Modelling of Axially Loaded Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes
H.S. Basha |

200 |
Dynamic Relaxation Creep Buckling Analysis of Annular Sector Composite Plates
S.R. Falahatgar and M. Salehi |

201 |
Fire Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Slabs with Interlayer Slip
T. Hozjan, M. Markovic, I. Planinc, M. Saje and S. Srpcic |

202 |
A Three-Dimensional Beam Element for Nonlinear Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Members
M.A. Bradford and Y.L. Pi |

203 |
Finite Element Stability Analysis of Damaged Composite Shell Structures
W. Wagner |

204 |
Cyclic Behaviour of Axially Loaded Laminated Composite Beams
B.G. Tugay and H.S. Türkmen |

205 |
Numerical Modelling of the Effect of Openings in the Composite Beam Flange of Composite Connections
S. Baharom, S. Taufik and R.Y. Xiao |

206 |
Numerical Evaluation of Mixed Steel-Concrete Structures including Joint Behaviour
J. Henriques, L. Simões da Silva and I. Valente |

207 |
A Simplified Analysis of the Brazier Effect in Composite Beams
L. Damkilde and B. Lund |

208 |
A Displacement Solution for Transverse Shear Loading of Composite Beams using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.G. Mokos |

**DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES** |

209 |
Dynamics of an Inclined Cableway with Moving Cars: Modelling and Computation Method
M. Knawa and D. Bryja |

**WIDE SPAN STRUCTURES** |

210 |
Aerodynamic Analysis of Textile Roofs Combining the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Textile Architecture Software
J. Tejera Parra |

211 |
Integrated Digital Design Tool for Form Finding
P.H. Kirkegaard |

212 |
Aerodynamic Behaviour of Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shaped Roofs: Wind Tunnel Tests, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
F. Rizzo, P. D'Asdia, M. Lazzari, G. Olivato and L. Procino |

213 |
Numerical Simulation for the Wind Pressure Distribution of the Large-Span Roof of a Velodrome
Z.H. Liu, J. Li, L.L. Chen and L.M. Tian |

214 |
Analysis of Large-Span Steel Suspended Members subjected to Tension and Bending
S. Kmet and M. Tomko |

**BRIDGE ENGINEERING** |

215 |
Dynamic Interaction of Pedestrians and Footbridges
J. Máca and M. Valášek |

216 |
The Estimation of Traffic Characteristics for Bridge Loading with the introduction of Long Combination Vehicles
C. Carey, B. Enright and C. Caprani |

217 |
Vertical Crowd Load Models for Vibration Serviceability Assessment of Footbridges
P. Archbold |

218 |
Discrete Analysis for Classical and Single-Pylon Suspension Bridges
J. Idnurm, M. Kiisa and S. Idnurm |

**ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF FRAMED STRUCTURES** |

219 |
Solutions for Progressive Collapse Mitigations in New Designs
O.A. Mohamed |

220 |
Stiffness Reduction Factors for Geometric and Material Nonlinearity of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Columns subject to Short Term Loading
A.C. Sousa, M. Pereira and R.C. Barros |

221 |
A Simplified Procedure for the Assessment of Second-Order Effects in Three-Dimensional Framed Structures
A.C. Sousa, M. Pereira and R.C. Barros |

**TALL BUILDINGS** |

222 |
A New Pre-Stressed Bracing System for Tall Buildings
R. Fojtík and M. Rosmanit |

223 |
Space-Time Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Transfer Plate Structures in Tall Buildings
H. Zhang and J.S. Kuang |

**DAM, ARCH AND EMBANKMENT ENGINEERING** |

224 |
Using an Artificial Intelligence Method to Model the Behaviour of Embankment Dams
C. Curt, M. Le Goc and R. Tourment |

225 |
Hydrodynamic Distress of Liquid Containment Systems
G. Papazafeiropoulos, Y. Tsompanakis and P.N. Psarropoulos |

226 |
Buckling Strength of Concrete Arch Dams of Single Curvature
A. Zingoni, K. Mudenda and V. French |

**ROCK ENGINEERING** |

227 |
Numerical Simulation of the Fracture Process in Layered Rock
B. Debecker and A. Vervoort |

228 |
A Straightforward Algorithm for Acoustic Emission Localization in Anisotropic Media
B. Debecker and A. Vervoort |

229 |
Evaluation of the Joint Roughness Coefficient using the Digital Image Correlation Method
S.H. Tung, M.H. Shih and J.C. Kuo |

230 |
The Microscopic Mechanism associated with Mechanical Behaviour of Sandstone: Using a Bonded Particle Model
M.C. Weng and H.H. Li |

**PAVEMENT ENGINEERING** |

231 |
A Comparative Study of Roughness Indices for Monitoring the Performance of Thin Seal Flexible Pavements subjected to Low Traffic Volumes in Australia
R. Hesami, K.J. McManus, R.P. Evans and R. Hassan |

232 |
Network Level Pavement Condition Preparation with Minimum Message Length
M. Byrne and A.R. Parry |

**GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING** |

233 |
Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Seismic Mitigation of Geostructures
Y. Tsompanakis, I. Tzavara, V. Zania and P.N. Psarropoulos |

234 |
Convergence Acceleration Techniques in Computer Aided Design Systems for Grounding Analysis in Layered Soils
I. Colominas, J. París, F. Navarrina and M. Casteleiro |

235 |
Bearing Capacity Evaluation of Shallow Foundations using the Distinct Element Method
M.C. Weng, S.H. Tung, C.C. Yu and C.I. Ho |

236 |
Technology Support for Improved Construction Plant and Worker Safety
Z. Riaz and D.J. Edwards |

237 |
GroundXML: An Addition of Aligmnent and Subsoil Specific Cross-Sectional Data to the LandXML Scheme
M. Obergrießer, Y. Ji, T. Baumgärtel, T. Euringer, A. Borrmann and E. Rank |

238 |
Monitoring and Engineering in the Design of Large Offshore Driven Piles in Hard Soils
E. Nicolini |

239 |
Numerical Modelling of Large-Diameter Steel Piles at Horns Rev
A.H. Augustesen, K.T. Brødbæk, M. Møller, S.P.H. Sørensen, L.B. Ibsen, T.S. Pedersen and L. Andersen |

240 |
Face Deformation of Masonry Retaining Walls Reinforced with Geotextiles
M.I.M. Pinto, A.S.C. Correia and M.L.C. Lopes |

241 |
OpenSlope: An Open-Source Object-Oriented Approach to Slope Stability Analysis
A. Keshavarz and M. Tabarroki |

242 |
Characterising Soil Moisture as an Indicator of Transport Corridor Slope Instability using Remotely Sensed Data
A.J. Hardy, P. Miller, J. Mills and S. Barr |

243 |
Site Response Analysis using the Preisach Formalism
P. Cacciola, G. Biondi and E. Cascone |

244 |
Evaluation of the Load-Displacement Relationships for Large-Diameter Piles in Sand
S.P.H. Sorensen, K.T. Brodbaek, M. Moller, A.H. Augustesen and L.B. Ibsen |

245 |
Numerical Analysis of the Deformation of an Embankment Reinforced using a Geogrid
J. Jíra, J. Jírová and M. Micka |

**TRAFFIC ENGINEERING** |

246 |
Simulation Based Design of Optimal Phasing Plans for an Intersection with Semi-Actuated Signals
M.L. Simões, A. Pires-Costa and P. Milheiro-Oliveira |

**WATER ENGINEERING** |

247 |
The Use of Error Dynamics for Calibration of Water Distribution Systems
T. Koppel and A. Vassiljev |

**BATHYMETRIC STUDIES** |

248 |
Numerical Depth Inversion of the Entrance of Leixões Harbour
A. Mesquita and P. Avilez-Valente |

**HYDROLOGY MODELLING** |

249 |
Investigations into Flushing of Pollutants in the Irish Sea
T. Dabrowski and M. Hartnett |

250 |
Modelling Heavy Metals in the Mersey Estuary
M. Hartnett and A. Berry |

251 |
An Optimal Control of Dissolved Oxygen in Shallow Water Flow
T. Sekine and M. Kawahara |

252 |
An Adaptive Mesh Solute Transport Model
S. Nash and M. Hartnett |

253 |
A Nested Hydrodynamic Model Incorporating Flooding and Drying
S. Nash and M. Hartnett |

254 |
A Bi-dimensional Shallow Water Model with Polynomial Dependence on Depth
J.M. Rodríguez and R. Taboada-Vázquez |

**SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

255 |
Fourier Amplitudes of the Foundation Motion connected with Soil-Structure Interaction
A. Hayir and V. Gicev |

256 |
Nonlinear Soil-Linear Structure Interaction: Energy and Strain Distribution
V. Gicev and A. Hayir |

**FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

257 |
Hybrid Elements in Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Plates and Shells
Y. Kerboua, A.A. Lakis, M. Thomas, L. Marcouiller and M.H. Toorani |

258 |
A Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Hydraulically Damped Rubber Mount
L.R. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z.H. Lu and I. Hagiwara |

**COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS** |

259 |
Holistic Simulation of the Suppression of Sand Transfer in Deserts
S. Ishikura, T. Yuasa, Y. Kawaguchi and M. Yamamoto |

260 |
Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of the Mixing of Sewage Sludge in an Anaerobic Digester
J. Bridgeman |

261 |
Experimental and Numerical Evaluation by Computational Fluid Dynamics of Wind Loads on Sheeted Scaffolds
H. Irtaza, R.G. Beale and M.H.R. Godley |

262 |
Interactive Design of Hydraulic Turbomachinery
H. Hérenger, S. Roller and E. Göde |

**MODELLING ACOUSTICS PROBLEMS** |

263 |
A Visualization Method for Acoustic Wave Propagation
S. Weyna |

264 |
A Note on the Prediction of Airborne and Impact Sound Insulation between Contiguous Acoustic Spaces using the Boundary Element Method: T vs. Cross Junction
P. Santos and A. Pereira |

**OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS** |

265 |
A New Design Method for Machine Tools Frames using the Finite Element Method and Genetic Algorithms
J. Kosmol, K. Lehrich, P. Wilk and M. Niedbala |

266 |
Local and Global Strategies Applied to Waterflooding Optimization
B. Horowitz, S.M.B. Afonso, R.B. Willmersdorf and L.J.N. Guimarães |

**COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN** |

267 |
Design Intent Oriented Surface Reconstruction
V. Berkhahn and K. Kaapke |

268 |
An IFC-Based Framework for Optimizing Prefabrication Configurations
A. Khalili and D.K.H. Chua |

269 |
Three-dimensional Models applied to Building Rehabilitation
A.Z. Sampaio, J. Neves and B. Martins |

**VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS** |

270 |
Virtual Testing Environments for Composite Materials and Components in Civil Engineering
E. Dado, E. Koenders and S. Özsariyildiz |

**PARALLEL COMPUTING** |

271 |
High Performance Parallel Computing in Structural Topology Optimization
I. Colominas, J. París, F. Navarrina and M. Casteleiro |

272 |
Designing Inherently Parallel Software for Finite Element Analysis
R.I. Mackie |

273 |
Numerical Analysis of Coupled Problems with Discontinuities
J. Kruis and J. Madera |

274 |
Distributed Parallel Computation of Three-Dimensional Incompressible Flows using an Implicit Monolithic Finite Element Formulation
A.R.E. Antunes, R.S. Da Silva, P.R.M. Lyra and R.B. Willmersdorf |

**OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING** |

275 |
An Object-Oriented Programming Approach for the Analysis of Spatial Reinforced Concrete Frames
J. Schenk, T. Löhning and U. Starossek |

276 |
On XFEM Integration within an Object-Oriented Finite Element Code
R. Chamrová and B. Patzák |

277 |
An Object Oriented Framework for Isogeometric Analysis
D. Rypl and B. Patzák |

278 |
An Architecture for an Environmental Process Controller based on Geoprocessing
L.A.O.L. Roque |

**MODELLING AND SIMULATION: COMPUTATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS** |

279 |
Modelling and Simulation of a Two-phase Flow Network with the MATLAB - COMSOL Numerical Packages in the .NET Environment
Z. Sari, I. Jancskar and A. Sipeky |

**MESH GENERATION** |

280 |
Analysis of the Flow around a Windmill using the Finite Element Method
R. Hoshiko and M. Kawahara |

281 |
Generation of Delaunay Meshes
D. Krybus and B. Patzák |

282 |
An Investigation of the Convergence of Mesh Smoothing
J. Radó, F. Hartung and P. Iványi |

**FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY** |

283 |
Finite Element Technology in Modelling of Constant-Variable Boundary-Interface Conditions
D. Kovacevic and I. Matijevic |

284 |
Profile Reduction for Sparse Matrices using an Ant System
A. Kaveh and P. Sharafi |

285 |
Mixed Finite Element Formulations with Volume Bubble Functions for Triangular Elements
I. Caylak and R. Mahnken |

286 |
Closed-Form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements
S.E. McCaslin, P. Shiakolas, B. Dennis and K.L. Lawrence |

287 |
Control of Expression Growth in Symbolic Processing of Finite Element Stiffness Matrices
S.E. McCaslin, B. Dennis, P. Shiakolas and K.L. Lawrence |

288 |
Three-dimensional Implementation of the Ahmad Shell Element: Derivation and Performance Assessment
L. Jendele and J. Cervenka |

**FINITE VOLUME METHOD** |

289 |
Numerical Simulation of the Pressure Load on Step Spillway Surfaces
S.R. Sabbagh-Yazdi and M. Abbasifard |

**BUILDING DESIGN** |

290 |
A Systematic Analysis of the Vulnerability of Buildings to Localised Collapse
V. Janssens and D.W. O'Dwyer |

**CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING** |

291 |
Programming for Field Engineering Quantity Collection: A Case Study
F. Peterson and M. Fischer |

292 |
An Automated System for Mobile Crane Selection, Swing Control and Ground Pressure Calculation
S. Hasan, M. Al-Hussein, U.H. Hermann and H. Safouhi |

**PROJECT MANAGEMENT** |

293 |
An Information System for Project and Risk Management of Public Projects
A.P. Chassiakos |

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