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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 50
INNOVATION IN COMPUTER METHODS FOR CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M.B. Leeming

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Preliminaries
1FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES AND STUDIES  
1.1 A Finite Element Model for Strand Cables
A. Nawrocki and M. Labrosse
1
1.2 A Novel Formulation of Infinite Elements
T.T. Abdel-Fattah, H.A. Hodnod and A.Y. Akl
13
1.3 Characterization of Ground Subsidence of Abandoned Mines
Y. Najjar, M. Zaman, J.L. Ahern and J.G. Laguros
23
2ANALYSIS OF PLATES  
2.1 A Sixth Order Accuracy Nine-Point Scheme for the Biharmonic Equation and its Application to the Deflection of Loaded Plates
M. Arad, A. Yakhot and G. Ben-Dor
31
2.2 High Order Cost Effective Modeling of Plates on Elastic Foundation
M. Arad, A. Yakhot and G. Ben-Dor
39
3COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES  
3.1 Graph Theoretical Methods for Profile Reduction
A. Kaveh and G.R. Roosta
43
4NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS  
4.1 Static and Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Structures with Snap-Through Behaviour
M.A. Millar and M. Barghian
51
4.2 Post-Buckling of Portal Frames - Reduced Number of DOF Models
P. Providencia and E. Costa
59
5MATERIAL MODELLING  
5.1 Influence of Various Hypotheses on the Fatigue Life Evaluation of a Cracked Round Bar
N. Couroneau and J. Royer
65
5.2 Numerical Experiments to Determine the Influence of Material-Related Parameters on RC Frames Responses
A.B. Shuraim
73
6SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION PROBLEMS  
6.1 Computation of Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of Arch Dams as an Inverse Problem
J. Nasserzare, Y. Lei and S. Eskandari
81
7GEOTECHNICAL MODELLING  
7.1 Implementation of a Kinematic Soil Model into an Implicit Dynamic Algorithm
P. Woodward and F. Molenkamp
89
8OPTIMIZATION AND SENSITIVITY  
8.1 Optimization of Frames and Trusses under Natural Frequency Constraints
M.S. Hayalioglu and M. Ulker
95
8.2 The Theorems of Structural Variation for Grillage Systems
M.P. Saka
101
9NEURAL NETWORKS AND EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN  
9.1 A Neural Network Model for Predicting Cost-Flow for Water Industry Projects
A.H. Boussabaine, R. Thoms and T.M.S. Elhag
113
9.2 Structural Design using Multi-Level Evolutionary Strategies
H.D. Vekeria and I.C. Parmee
121
9.3 Neural Networks for Hydraulic Analysis of Water Distributions Systems
C. Xu, F. Bouchart and I. Goulter
129
9.4 Optimum Spacing Design of Grillage Systems using Genetic Algorithm
M.P. Saka, A. Daloglu and F. Malhas
137
10PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING FOR ANALYSIS AND DESIGN  
10.1 Parallel Design Methods for Optimising Lightweight Structures
K.L. Chan, D. Kennedy and F.W. Williams
149
10.2 Parallel and Distributed Dynamic Relaxation Form-Finding
P. Ivanyi and B.H.V. Topping
157
10.3 Parallel Adaptive Mesh Generation and Geometric Modelling using NURBS
B. Cheng and B.H.V. Topping
167

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