**MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. KOHOUTKOVA |

1 |
Finite Element Modelling of a Prestressed Concrete Containment with a Steel Liner
P. Bily, J. Fladr and A. Kohoutkova |

2 |
Model Uncertainties of Advanced Numerical Simulations of Slabs subjected to Punching
L. Kadlec and V. Cervenka |

3 |
Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Finite-Element Modelling of the Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams
A. Earij and G. Alfano |

4 |
Coupled Heat and Moisture Transport in Partially Damaged Concrete
J. Kruis and T. Koudelka |

5 |
Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Beams subject to Dynamic Impact Loading
J. Novák and A. Kohoutková |

6 |
Fibre Reinforced Concrete Folded Plate for Railway Lines
J. Novák, J. Vodicka, P. Fidranský and M. Tipka |

7 |
Finite Element Analyses of Soil-Foundation Interaction and Comparison with Experimental Measurements
R. Cajka and J. Labudkova |

8 |
A Feasibility Study on the Structural Use of Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Recycled Aggregate
I. Broukalová, K. Šeps, J. Vodicka and J. Novák |

9 |
Application of an Inhomogeneous Halfspace for the Solution of Foundation-Subsoil Interaction based on the Finite Element Method
J. Labudkova and R. Cajka |

10 |
A Comparative Study of Models for Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
J. Liu and B. Mihaylov |

11 |
Experimental Modeling and Verification of Data Models for Foundation Elements
K. Burkovic and L. Duris |

12 |
Factors influencing Crack Patterns of Concrete Specimens subjected to Impact Loading
A. Horska, P. Jiricek and M. Foglar |

13 |
An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Fiber Material on Fracture Energy of Fibre Reinforced Concrete
A. Podstawka, J. Fladr and M. Foglar |

14 |
A Comparison of Crack Width Calculations
M. Vinkler and J. Procházka |

15 |
Blast Performance of Reduced Scale Reinforced Concrete Specimens
J. Stohr, R. Hajek and M. Foglar |

16 |
Numerical Evaluation of Residual Fire-Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures After-Cooling
J.-Y. Hwang and H.-G. Kwak |

17 |
Estimating the Degree of Restraint in a Restrained Elliptical Ring Test
W. Dong, X.M. Zhou and Z.M. Wu |

18 |
Multilevel Durability Analysis of Concrete Bridge Deck Exposed to Chlorides
P. Konecný, P. Lehner, J. Brozovský and M. Krejsa |

19 |
Effects of the Support Rigidity on the Performance of Integral Bridges
J. Bednár and R. Šafár |

20 |
Reinforced Concrete Column Confinement interpreted as a Structural Stability Effect of Concrete
P.G. Papadopoulos and D. Plasatis |

21 |
A Concrete Carbonation Model Factoring in the Effect of Tensile Loading
C. Jiang, X.L. Gu and W.P. Zhang |

22 |
Coupling Cracking and Permeability to Assess the Leakage Rate of Concrete Structures
F. Dufour, M.E. El Dandachy, M. Briffaut and S. dal Pont |

23 |
Numerical Model for Concrete Crack Width caused by Reinforcement Corrosion and Applied Load
S.T. Yang, K.F. Li and C.Q. Li |

24 |
Identification of Material Parameters for Nonlocal Model of Concrete Fracture
J. Kveton and J. Eliáš |

25 |
The Influence of Correlation Length on the Strength of Stochastic Discrete Models
J. Kaderová, J. Eliáš and M. Vorechovský |

26 |
Enhanced Nonlinear Analysis of Three-Dimensional Concrete Structures using Damage Plasticity Modelling
A. Barrero Bilbao, B.A. Izzuddin and R.L. Vollum |

**STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J.G. SANTOS DA SILVA AND PROFESSOR L.F. COSTA NEVES |

27 |
Nonlinear Analysis of Partially Encased Composite Columns
M.F. Pereira and A.L.H.C. El Debs |

28 |
Modelling Considerations for Seismic Design of Extended End-Plate Moment Connections
O.A. Mohamed and M. Khalifa |

29 |
Alternate Path Method for Progressive Collapse Resistant Design of Steel Framed Structures
O.A. Mohamed and M.G. Tarmoom |

30 |
Numerical Analysis of Wind Turbine Tower Welded Joints
N. Stavridou, E. Efthymiou and C.C. Baniotopoulos |

31 |
Dynamic Assessment for Welding and Wind-Induced Stresses at Welded Joints of Steel Guyed Masts
W.-L. Qu, Y.-L. Pi and M.A. Bradford |

32 |
A Parametric Study on the Evaluation of Lateral Torsional Buckling of European IPE and IPN Beams
N. Kirac and T. Yilmaz |

33 |
Computation of Stresses and Strains in Heat-Curved Steel Girders using the Duhamel Analogy
A.N. Gergess and R. Sen |

34 |
Experimental Verification of a Steel Fillet Welded Joint Model
M. Krejsa, J. Brozovsky, D. Mikolasek, P. Parenica and R. Halama |

35 |
L-D-G Interaction in CFS Lipped Channel Columns Part I: Experimental Investigation
B. Young, P.B. Dinis and D. Camotim |

36 |
L-D-G Interaction in CFS Lipped Channel Columns Part II: Numerical Simulations and Design Considerations
P.B. Dinis, D. Camotim and B. Young |

37 |
Numerical Modeling of a Thin-Walled Profile with respect to the Redistribution of Bending Moments
J. Flodr, M. Krejsa, D. Mikolasek, J. Brozovsky and P. Parenica |

38 |
The Elastic-Plastic Calculation of Structural Details in Rolled Beams
J. Vasek, O. Sucharda and J. Kubosek |

39 |
An Exact Finite Element for the Analysis of Three-Layered Steel-Concrete Composite Beams with Interlayer Slip
J.B.M. Sousa Jr. |

40 |
Numerical Analysis of Ultra-Lightweight Concrete Encased Cold-Formed Steel Elements
P. Hegyi, L. Dunai and B. Kövesdi |

41 |
Vibration Serviceability Assessment of Footbridges under Pedestrian Induced Excitation Based on Biodynamic Loading Models
G.L. Debona and J.G. Santos da Silva |

42 |
Human Comfort Assessment of a Steel-Concrete Composite Multi-Storey Building subjected to Aerobics
F.F. Campista, C.M.R. Gaspar, J.G. Santos da Silva and L.F. Costa Neves |

43 |
An Investigation of Stress Factors for a Circular Hole in a Cylindrical Shell
R. Kamalarajah, W. Stoffberg, J.W. Bull and M. Chizari |

44 |
Base Connections for Single Cold-Formed Steel Columns
I.I. Ishac, M.K. Swailem, M.M. Metwally and I.T. Abd El-Badie |

45 |
Structural Behaviour of Base Connections of Cold-Formed Steel Portal Frames
I.I. Ishac, M.K. Swailem, M.M. Metwally and I.T. Abd El-Badie |

46 |
Embedded Column Bases: Tensile Strength and Modes of Failure
M. Heristchian and P. Pourakbar |

47 |
Analysis of the Characteristics for Diagnosing Axial Forces of High-Strength Bolts
Y. Tsuji and M. Hirokane |

48 |
Development and Prediction of Corrosion Processes on Weathering Steel Structures
V. Urban, V. Krivy and K. Kreislova |

**STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF HISTORIC MASONRY CONSTRUCTIONS: FROM SIMPLIFIED APPROACHES TO ADVANCED NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. ŠEJNOHA, PROFESSOR M. ŠEJNOHA AND ASS. PROFESSOR G. MILANI |

49 |
Discrete Element Modeling of a Post-Tensioned Masonry Arch
A. Mehrotra, A. Arede and M.J. DeJong |

50 |
An Enriched Kinematic Formulation for Masonry Walls with a Damage-Plastic Model
D. Addessi and E. Sacco |

51 |
Characterization of the Dynamic Behavior of Masonry Structural Elements with Damage
D. Addessi, C. Gatta and F. Vestroni |

52 |
Modal Analysis of Frari Historical Bell Tower in Venice:A Comparison Between Detailed and Simplified Models
M. Pavlovic, D. Baraldi, E. Reccia and A. Tralli |

53 |
Seismic Assessment of a Historical Masonry Building in Switzerland
A. Garofano and P. Lestuzzi |

54 |
Finite Element Modelling of Tuff Block Masonry Panels subject to Compressive Loading
A. Garofano and A. Ielardi |

55 |
Performance of Repair Mortars used in Bed Joints of Masonry Piers
V. Nezerka, J. Antoš, P. Tesárek and J. Zeman |

56 |
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of the Casamari Gothic Church
G. de Felice, A. Genoese, A. Genoese and M. Malena |

57 |
Effect of Tension Rings on the Stability of Axisymmetric Masonry Domes
M.N. Varma and S. Ghosh |

58 |
A Non-Linear Finite Element Approach to predict the Structural Damage of the Narthex of the Bethlehem Nativity Church
G. Milani, A. Del Grosso, C. Alessandri and M. Valente |

59 |
Research of Functionality used in Historical Buildings
N. Kirac and K. Armagan |

60 |
A Finite Element Non-Linear Heterogeneous Approach for the Analysis of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Masonry Arches
E. Bertolesi, G. Milani and R. Fedele |

61 |
Advanced Numerical Strategies for the Analysis of Masonry Vaults in the Non-Linear Range: Two Cases of Damage induced by the 2012 Emilia Romagna Earthquake
G. Milani and A. Tralli |

62 |
A Method of Cells-Type Approach to predict the Macroscopic Strength of Masonry Walls in Two-Way Bending
G. Milani and A. Taliercio |

63 |
Seismic Capacity Prediction for Irregular Masonry Walls with Opening Offsets
F. Parisi, G. Sabella and N. Augenti |

64 |
Numerical Modelling and Seismic Assessment of the Vasari's House Museum in Arezzo
A. Ciavattone, M. Betti, A. Borghini, S. Boschi, E. Del Monte, S. Giordano, B. Ortolani and A. Vignoli |

65 |
Numerical Modelling and Seismic Assessment of the Basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo
S. Boschi, M. Betti, A. Borghini, A. Ciavattone, E. Del Monte, S. Giordano, B. Ortolani and A. Vignoli |

66 |
Equilibrium of Masonry-Like Vaults treated as Unilateral Membranes: Where Mathematics meets History
M. Angelillo, E. Babilio, A. Fortunato, M. Lippiello and A. Montanino |

**ANALYSIS MODELLING AND DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR B.A. IZZUDDIN AND DR L. MACORINI |

67 |
Finite Element Analysis of Masonry Vaults using a Three-dimensional No-Tension Approach
M. Bruggi and A. Taliercio |

68 |
The Impact of the Masonry Temperature during Restoration to the Thermal Stress of Historic Masonry
P. Beran |

69 |
The Effect of Openings on the In-Plane Behavior and Strength of Masonry Infills
X. Chen and Y. Liu |

70 |
Mesoscale Modelling of Masonry Structures using Mesh Tying
E. Minga, L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

71 |
Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Masonry based on Anisotropy Measurement
J. Brozovsky and M. Maluchova |

72 |
An Experimental-Numerical Procedure for the Identification of Mesoscale Material Properties for Brick-Masonry
C. Chisari, L. Macorini, C. Amadio and B.A. Izzuddin |

73 |
Response of Masonry Cavity Cladding subject to Blast Loading
J. Gu, L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

74 |
Refined Seismic Assessment of Stone Masonry Walls
G. de Felice, Al. Genoese, An. Genoese and B. Lipo |

75 |
An Automation Strategy for Mesoscale Partitioned Analysis of Complex Masonry Structures
A. Rodriguez-Villares, E. Minga, L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

76 |
Masonry Constitutive Model Selection based on Best-Fit Moment-Curvature Diagrams
F. Parisi, G. Sabella and N. Augenti |

77 |
A Macroelement for the Cyclic Analysis of Masonry Structures
G. Rinaldin and C. Amadio |

78 |
Numerical Simulation of the Out-of-Plane Performance of Masonry Walls Strengthened with a GFRP Reinforced Mortar
N. Gattesco and I. Boem |

79 |
Evaluation of the Load-Carrying Capacity of Fill in Masonry Arched Bridges
A. Baratta, I. Corbi and O. Corbi |

80 |
Three-Dimensional Hybrid Parallel Homogenization of Transport Processes in Masonry
T. Krejcí, J. Kruis, M. Šejnoha and T. Koudelka |

81 |
Numerical Macro-Modeling of Unreinforced Masonry Structures: A Critical Appraisal
B. Pantò, E. Raka, F. Cannizzaro, G. Camata, S. Caddemi, E. Spacone and I. Caliò |

82 |
A Parsimonious Discrete Model for the Seismic Assessment of Monumental Structures
S. Caddemi, I. Caliò, F. Cannizzaro, G. Occhipinti and B. Pantò |

83 |
Non-Linear Finite Element Simulation of Combined and Confined Masonry Walls
R. Illampas, A. Tena-Colunga, D.C. Charmpis and G. Juárez-Luna |

84 |
Strain Analysis of Masonry with Mortared Joints
A.J. Morais and S. Sazedj |

**INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO QUANTIFY AND MITIGATE THE RISK TO STRUCTURES EXPOSED TO NATURAL AND HUMAN-MADE HAZARDS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR I. HAJIRASOULIHA, DR T. KARAVASILIS AND DR A. PALMERI |

85 |
Collapse Risk of Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frames with Viscous Dampers in Near-Fault Regions
G.S. Kamaris, A.S. Tzimas, T.L. Karavasilis and C. Galasso |

86 |
Analysis of Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction Effects on the response of Three-Dimensional Frame Structures using a One-Direction Three-Component Wave Propagation Model
M.P. Santisi d'Avila and F. Lopez Caballero |

87 |
Influence of Masonry Infill Modelling on the Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames
L. Liberatore and F. Mollaioli |

88 |
Floor Acceleration Spectra Estimation in Reinforced Concrete Frames
A. Lucchini, P. Franchin and F. Mollaioli |

89 |
Probabilistic Seismic Demand Analysis of Buildings equipped with Nonlinear Viscous Dampers
A. Dall'Asta, L. Ragni and E. Tubaldi |

90 |
Seismic Response of Combined Primary-Secondary Structures with the Component-Mode Synthesis Method
S. Kasinos, A. Palmeri and M. Lombardo |

91 |
A Macroseismic Approach for the Evaluation of Seismic Risk
F. Braga, F. Morelli and W. Salvatore |

92 |
External Mitigating Technique for Progressive Collapse of Framed Structures
B. El-Ariss and S.A. Elkholy |

93 |
Identification of Semi-Rigid Connections from Stationary Statistical Moments
I. Failla, N. Impollonia and G. Ricciardi |

94 |
Passive Control of Building Structures Using Double-Skin Facades as Vibration Absorbers
A. Palmeri, G. Barone and A. Khetawat |

95 |
Monitoring and Forecasting Systems for Risk Assessment of Structures and Infrastructure Exposed to Wind
M.P. Repetto, M. Burlando, G. Solari, P. De Gaetano, M. Pizzo and M. Tizzi |

96 |
Numerical Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Internal Gas Deflagration
M. Mynarz, A. Tulach and M. Kozubkova |

97 |
Support for Safe and Secure use of Augmented Reality for Disaster Prevention
K. Monobe |

98 |
Principal Component Analysis of the Vulnerability Index for the Natural Hazards of Water Storage Tanks
N. Miloudi, H. Hammoum, K. Bouzelha, B. Metna and A. Pantet |

**NUMERICAL AND NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR J. NÁPRSTEK AND PROFESSOR J.R. BANERJEE |

99 |
Tram Vibration Assessment in Urban Areas
J. Bencat and D. Papan |

100 |
Quasi-Static and Dynamic Inelastic Buckling and Failure of Plate Structures using the Finite Strip Method
D.D. Milašinovic, D. Majstorovic and M. Došenovic |

101 |
Internal Character of the Quasi-Periodic Response near the Resonance of a Single Non-Linear System
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer |

102 |
Non-Linear Dynamics of Reinforced Laminated Plates and Shells considering a Consistent Mass Matrix for Fibers
M.S.M. Sampaio, R.R. Paccola and H.B. Coda |

103 |
Advances in Dynamic Instability of Beams subjected to Tensile Loading
S. Caddemi, I. Caliò and F. Cannizzaro |

104 |
Towards Optimal Finite Element Modeling for the Analysis of Liquid Storage Tanks
S.A. Elkholy, A.A. Elsayed, B. El-Ariss and S.A. Sadek |

105 |
Derivation of the Dynamic Stiffness Matrix of a Functionally Graded Beam using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory
H. Su and J.R. Banerjee |

106 |
Development of a Dynamic Stiffness Element for Free Vibration Analysis of a Moving Functionally Graded Beam
J.R. Banerjee and W.D. Gunawardana |

107 |
On the Free Vibration Analysis of Prestressed Fiber-Metal Laminated Beam Elements
M.T. Kashani and S.M. Hashemi |

108 |
Free Vibration of Axially Loaded Composite Beams using a Quasi-3D Theory
T.P. Vo and J.R. Banerjee |

109 |
A Contribution to One-step Multiple-Value Methods for Computational Analysis of Problems in Non-Linear Dynamics
M.A.E. Kaunda |

110 |
Transonic Speed Flutter Analysis of a Rectangular Wing using the OpenFOAM Computational Fluid Dynamics Code and the Dynamic Stiffness Method
H.I. Kassem and J.R. Banerjee |

111 |
The Spectral-Dynamic Stiffness Method: A Novel Approach for Exact Free Vibration Analysis of Plate-Like Structures
X. Liu and J.R. Banerjee |

**SEISMIC RETROFITTING AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS USING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR A. FORMISANO AND DR G.P. LIGNOLA |

112 |
Bond Behaviour and Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Matrix Composites applied to Masonry Elements
J.H. Gonzalez, F. Faleschini, T. D'Antino and C. Pellegrino |

113 |
An Investigation of PBO FRCM-Concrete Joint Behavior using a Three-Dimensional Numerical Approach
C. Carloni, T. D'Antino, L.H. Sneed and C. Pellegrino |

114 |
Performance of Confinement on Masonry
G.P. Lignola, A. Prota and G. Manfredi |

115 |
Full Scale Clay Brick Un-Reinforced Masonry Vault: A Shaking Table Test
V. Giamundo, G.P. Lignola, G. Maddaloni, I. Iovinella, A. Balsamo, A. Prota and G. Manfredi |

116 |
Comparison of Seven Artificial Intelligence Methods for Damage Detection of Structures
R. Ghiasi, M.R. Ghasemi and M. Noori |

117 |
A Design Procedure in State-Space Representation for Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings with Viscous Dampers
D. Losanno, S. Zinno, G. Serino and J. Londono |

118 |
Sustainability of Inorganic Matrix-Grid Composites for Strengthening of Masonry Structures
A. Bilotta, F. Ceroni, I. Iovinella, A. Balsamo, E. Nigro and M. Pecce |

119 |
Perforated Shear Panels for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings
A. Formisano and L. Lombardi |

120 |
Vertical Seismic Load Effects on the Response of Structures with Toggle Brace Dampers
H. Al-Rifaie, A. Glema and M. Malendowski |

121 |
Cyclic Testing of a Shape Memory Alloy Ring Device for Seismic Building Retrofit
N. Gao, J.-S. Jeon, R. DesRoches and D.E. Hodgson |

122 |
A Study of Thin Reinforced Concrete Shallow Shells and their Strengthening
M.A. Danieli and Y.J. Varon |

123 |
Simplified Nonlinear Analysis: Application to Damper-Braced Structures
I. Nuzzo, D. Losanno, G. Serino and L.M. Bozzo |

**COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR J. POMBO AND DR V. MARKINE |

124 |
A Train-Track Dynamic Interaction Model
J.A. Romero, M.A. Alvarado Morales, G.M. Arroyo Contreras and E. Betanzo-Quezada |

125 |
Coupled Numerical Modelling of Railway Track Substructure with Vehicle-Track Interaction
R.E. Shaltout, C. Ulianov and H.-M. Chen |

126 |
Nonlinear Phenomena of Contact Friction Pads with Discs during the Braking of Rail Vehicles
W. Sawczuk |

127 |
Experimental Validation of a Numerical Model for Three-Dimensional High-Speed Railway Bridge Analysis by Comparison with a Small-Scale Model
J. Sneideris, P. Bucinskas, L. Agapii and L.V. Andersen |

128 |
Backrest Table Design for Railway Coach Interior Occupant Protection
M. Carvalho and J. Milho |

129 |
A Computational Fluid Dynamics Comparison of the Underflow of Different Commercial High-Speed Trains
C. Gil, C. Paz, E. Suárez and M. Conde |

130 |
Railway Crashworthiness Optimization with Multibody Systems and Analytical Sensitivities
J. Milho, J. Ambrósio and M. Pereira |

131 |
Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Pressure Signature for different High-Speed Trains
C. Somaschini, D. Rocchi, P. Schito and G. Tomasini |

132 |
A Computational Method for Acceleration Analysis of a Railway Track with a Stiffness Discontinuity
D. Bryja, I. Gisterek and A. Popiolek |

133 |
Development of a Methodology for the Geometric Parameterization of Three-Dimensional Tracks
B. Sequeira, J. Pombo, P. Antunes, J. Ambrósio and P. Woodward |

134 |
A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on the Relative Motion Effects for High Speed Train Crosswind Assessment
A. Premoli, D. Rocchi, P. Schito, C. Somaschini and G. Tomasini |

**MONITORING FOR DAMAGE DETECTION, VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT, FORECAST AND PROTECTION OF STRUCTURES AND CONTINUA** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR H. VARUM, DR D. FOTI AND PROFESSOR O. CORBI |

135 |
Mapping Multiscale Damage in Concrete using an Extended Digital Image Correlation Technique
H. Mamand and J. Chen |

136 |
A New Tool for Monitoring and Assessing the Structural Health of Ancient Masonry Construction
P. Barsocchi, P. Cassará, E. Ferro, M. Girardi, F. Mavilia, C. Padovani and D. Pellegrini |

137 |
A Deterioration Diagnostic Model for External Wall Tiles of Aged Buildings in Taiwan
S.-J. Guo and L.-W. Chiang |

138 |
Seismic Analysis of Earthen Churches: The Triumphal Arch at Andahuaylillas, Peru
C. Briceño, Y. Wang, Z. Qiao, Y. Dong, R. Perucchio and R. Aguilar |

139 |
Monitoring a Torsion Beam Test using Photogrammetric Techniques
L. Pallarés, V. Bayarri-Cayón, F.J. Pallarés, I. Corbi and O. Corbi |

140 |
Finite Element Model Updating of a Highway Bridge based on Operational Modal Analysis
D. Losanno, M. Iuliano, B. Briseghella and G. Serino |

141 |
Formulation of a Control Algorithm for Dynamic Structural Systems
O. Corbi |

142 |
Behavior of Secondary Masonry Structural Elements using a Finite Element No Tension Analysis
A. Baratta and I. Corbi |

143 |
Dynamic Modeling of Tall Masonry Structures and Treatment of Rocking Motion
O. Corbi, F.J. Pallarés and L. Pallarés |

144 |
A Combined Damage Index for Seismic Assessment of Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Structures
P.E. Mergos and A.J. Kappos |

**MULTI-SCALE MODELLING OF MATERIALS WITH HETEROGENEOUS MICROSTRUCTURE** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. NEMECEK AND PROFESSOR O. JIROUSEK |

145 |
Multi-scale Modelling of Ni/Al Hybrid Metal Foams from Atomic to Microscale
A. Jung, Z. Chen, H. Seibert and S. Diebels |

146 |
A Multiscale Model for Compressive Strength Evolution of Blended Cement Pastes
V. Šmilauer, M. Hlobil and G. Chanvillard |

147 |
Model of the Relationship between Local and Global Mechanical Properties of Individual Microstructure Components in Steel Sheets Based on Depth Sensing Indentation Measurement
P. Burik and L. Pešek |

148 |
Modelling Flows in Multi-Porous Media using Homogenization with application to Liver Lobe Perfusion
E. Rohan, J. Turjanicová and V. Lukeš |

149 |
The Quasicontinuum Method Extended to Disordered Materials
K. Mikeš and M. Jirásek |

150 |
Modelling Fresh Concrete Flow through Reinforcing Bars with Computational Homogenization
F. Kolarík, B. Patzák and J. Zeman |

151 |
Simulation of Chloride Extraction Tests on Concrete Specimens
J. Nemecek and Y. Xi |

152 |
Electromechanical Coupling Factor Characteristics of Homogenized Piezoelectric Material Composites
M. Al-Ajmi |

153 |
Finite Element Based Structural Optimization of Auxetic Structures
T. Doktor, P. Koudelka, T. Fila and O. Jirousek |

**COMPUTATIONAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. SEXTOS |

154 |
Seismic Response of Hardfill Dams during Extreme Events
J.M. Mayoral, M.P. Romo, D. Vital, N. Sarmiento, E. Castañon, H. Marengo and A. Díaz Barriga |

155 |
Nonlinear Analysis of an Apartment Building surmounted with a Reinforced Concrete Water Tank
L. Ait L'Hadj, H. Hammoum and K. Bouzelha |

156 |
The Effects of Foundation Rotational Excitation on a Cable Stayed Bridge subject to Seismic Loading
M. Domaneschi, L. Martinelli, F. Perotti and M. Tomasin |

157 |
One-Dimensional Seismic Soil Response at the Nuclear Power Plant of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa during the 2007 Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake
F. Gatti, F. Lopez-Caballero and D. Clouteau |

158 |
Seismic Response Assessment of Base-Isolated Bridges accounting for the Stress-Softening Behaviour of High Damping Natural Rubber Bearings
E. Tubaldi, H. Ahmadi, A. Muhr, L. Ragni and A. Dall'Asta |

159 |
Automated Model Construction for Integrated Earthquake Simulation
M. Hori, H. Ohtani, J.A.S.C. Jayasinghe, M.L.L. Wijerathne, T. Ichimura and K. Fujita |

160 |
Performance Based Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Base Isolated Buildings
D. Cancellara and F. De Angelis |

161 |
The Influence of the Soil-Foundation Frequency-Dependent Behavior on the Seismic Performance of Bridges
N. Lesgidis, A. Sextos and O.S. Kwon |

162 |
A Computer Method for Advanced Pushover Analysis of Reinforced-Concrete Frameworks
S. Varga and C.G. Chiorean |

**TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION WITH CONSTRAINTS AGAINST STRUCTURAL FAILURE** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR G.H. YOON AND DR M. BRUGGI |

163 |
Efficient Truly-Mixed Finite Elements for the Optimal Design of Structures
M. Bruggi and C. Cinquini |

164 |
Stress-Based Topology Optimization with Fatigue Failure Constraints
M. Collet, M. Bruggi, S. Bauduin and P. Duysinx |

165 |
A Strut-and-Tie Topology Optimization Model for the Pushover Analysis of In-Plane Loaded Masonry Walls
G. Milani and M. Bruggi |

166 |
Optimization of a Sound Absorptive Perforated Plate with a Porous Partition
K.H. Kim, J.S. Choi and G.H. Yoon |

167 |
Structural Optimization of Reinforcement considering the Fatigue Life in a Dynamic System
J.W. Lee, G.H. Yoon and S.H. Jeong |

168 |
Topology Optimization Considering Multiple Loading
J. Lógó, B. Balogh and E. Pintér |

169 |
Optimal Schemes for Tall Guyed Telecommunication Masts
R. Belevicius, D. Jatulis, D. Rusakevicius and D. Šešok |

**SEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS INCLUDING SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION EFFECTS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR S. MOHASSEB |

170 |
Uncertainty Quantification of the Park-Ang Damage Model applied to Performance Based Design
H.S. Tang and D.W. Li |

171 |
Shakedown Analysis of Three-Dimensional Frames subjected to Complex Static and Seismic Loads
G. Garcea, L. Leonetti and R. Casciaro |

172 |
Improving the Seismic Performance of Buildings by Increasing Structural Damping
H. Al-Rifaie and S. Wilkinson |

173 |
Assessment of the Out-of-Plane Resistance of Masonry Infill Walls
L. Liberatore and M. Pasca |

174 |
Natural Period and Epicentral Distance Randomness Effect on the Base Shear Force
S. Dorbani, M. Badaoui and D. Benouar |

175 |
Earthquake Analyses and Design of a Tall Building in Zurich, Switzerland
S. Mohasseb, J. Grob, M. Schläfli and S. Daviran |

**BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING APPLICATIONS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR M. PHIRI |

176 |
A Three-Dimensional As-Built Data Based Comparison of the Temporary Urban Fixtures during Special Occasions
N.-J. Shih |

177 |
Computer-Vision-Aided Automatic Generation of Building Information Models
P. Mavrovounioti, G. Hadjidemetriou, P.A. Vela and S. Christodoulou |

178 |
Evaluating and Integrating Active and Passive Sustainable Design Technologies during the Preconstruction BIM Process
M. Basu and M. Phiri |

179 |
Shade-Z: An Extension for Static Solar Shading in Building Information Modeling
M. Zawidzki and B. Tuncer |

180 |
The Reality of BIM Implementation in European Design Practice
G. Lacanna and M. Phiri |

181 |
Integration of Environmental Information within BIM to achieve a Sustainable Design
L. Alvarez-Anton and J. Díaz |

**CONTROL OF VIBRATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING USING PASSIVE SEMI-ACTIVE AND ACTIVE DAMPERS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR R.M.M. CARNEIRO DE BARROS AND PROFRESSOR A. BARATTA |

182 |
Effects of Foundation Rotational Motion on the Non-Linear Response of a Base-Isolated Nuclear Power Plant subject to Earthquake Loading
M. Domaneschi, C. Guerini, L. Martinelli, F. Perotti and M. Tomasin |

183 |
A Seismic Analysis for Multi-Storey Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Base Isolation Systems
D. Cancellara and F. De Angelis |

184 |
A Study of Pounding to Simulate Impact and Determine the Impact Damping Ratio
H. Naderpour, R.C. Barros and S.M. Khatami |

185 |
Improving Seismic Vulnerability Assessment using Field Testing Data
M. Morga |

186 |
Optimization of Tuned Mass Dampers subject to Non-Stationary Random Excitation
M. Morga, G.C. Marano and R. Greco |

**ROBUST OPTIMIZATION MODELLING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR A. CSEBFALVI AND PROFESSOR J. LOGO |

187 |
Optimal Feedback Control in case of Stochastic Uncertainty and Tracking Error Constraints
K. Marti |

188 |
Robust Shape Optimization of a Frame Structure with Unknown Loadings
M. Shimoda and T. Nagano |

189 |
Critical Examination of Volume-Constrained Topology Optimization for Uncertain Load Magnitude and Direction
A. Csébfalvi and J. Lógó |

190 |
Monte Carlo Rollout Method for Optimization under Uncertainty
D. Holfeld and A. Simroth |

191 |
Multi Objective Optimization of a Composite Drive Shaft using a Particle Swarm Algorithm
E. Ok and H.S. Turkmen |

**MODELING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURES REINFORCED OR STRENGTHENED WITH FRP COMPOSITE MATERIALS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR R. HAWILEH |

192 |
Modelling and Simulation of a TB11 Crash Test of a N2-W4-A Category Safety Barrier on a Road Bend
M. Klasztorny and D. Nycz |

193 |
Finite Element Modeling of the Shear Strength of Concrete Beams Reinforced with CFRP Bars subject to Unsymmetrical Loading
R. Hawileh and J. Abdalla |

194 |
A Numerical Study on Multiple Bolted Connections through Glass Pultruded Members
N. Gattesco and I. Boem |

195 |
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates for Shear Reinforcement of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
E. Jo, M.S. Kim, Y.H. Lee and H. Kim |

196 |
A Finite Element Model for Simulation of the Structural Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Ground Slabs
M.B. Mehrabani, X. Zhou, H.-P. Chen and Z. Xiao |

**RAILROADS AND RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DYNAMICS: MODELLING, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR P. KOZIOL AND DR C. MARES |

197 |
A Holistic Design Approach using Advanced Computing Tools for Railway Track Modelling
H.-M. Chen, C. Ulianov and R.E. Shaltout |

198 |
Analysis of the Wheelset and Turnout Crossing Interaction by Multibody and Finite Element Simulation
L. Xin, C. Wan, V.L. Markine and I.Y. Shevtsov |

199 |
Vibrations of Railway Tracks Modelled as a Two Layer Structure
P. Koziol |

200 |
A Comparison of the Vibration Effects caused by City Transportation Systems on the Occupants of Buildings
K. Koziol |

201 |
Drag Optimization of the High-Speed Train Head using the Response Surface Method
S.S. Ding, J. Du and J.L. Liu |

**HYPERELASTICITY AND LARGE STRAIN CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR F. MONTANS |

202 |
Visco-Hyperelasticity for Incompressible Anisotropic Materials
M. Latorre and F.J. Montáns |

203 |
A Formulation for Hyperelastic Damaged Materials
M. Miñano and F.J. Montáns |

204 |
Hyperelasticity and the Failure of Averages
D. Robertson and D. Cook |

205 |
Stability and Post-Bifurcation Behavior of a Mooney-Rivlin Elastic Body in Multiaxial Stress States
P. Foti, A. Fraddosio, S. Marzano and M.D. Piccioni |

206 |
Geometric and Material Non-Linear Formulation for Three-Dimensional Solids with the Positional Finite Element Method
D.N. Maciel |

**ENHANCED CONTINUUM THEORIES FOR MULTISCALE MODELLING OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR M. LOMBARDO AND PROFESSOR H. ASKES |

207 |
Discrete and Continuous Models for Out-of-Plane Loaded Masonry Like Structures: A Multiscale Comparative Study
D. Baraldi, A. Cecchi and A. Tralli |

208 |
An Experimental Study of Wave Propagation in Heterogeneous Materials
M. Donà, M. Lombardo and G. Barone |

209 |
A Local/Nonlocal Elasticity Model for the Euler-Bernoulli Beam
I. Failla, N. Impollonia and G. Ricciardi |

**DYNAMIC STABILITY OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR C. MAJORANA |

210 |
Warping Free Vibration of Thin Walled Beams: Experimental Verification and Modelling
J. Murín, V. Goga, M. Aminbaghai, J. Hrabovský, T. Sedlár, V. Kutiš and J. Paulech |

211 |
The Influence of Vibration Propagation from Trams on Building Vibration caused by Ground Shaking
K. Koziol |

212 |
Non-Uniform Corrosion-Induced Reinforced Concrete Cracking: An Analytical Approach
S.T. Yang, K.F. Li and C.Q. Li |

**PAVEMENT ENGINEERING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR C. PLATI AND PROFESSOR M. LOSA |

213 |
A Heavy Truck-Infrastructure Interaction Model
J.A. Romero, A.A. Lozano Guzmán, S.A. Obregón-Biosca and E. Betanzo-Quezada |

214 |
Two-Dimensional Software for Analysing Mechanical Fields in Elastic Cracked Pavements
H. Nasser and A. Chabot |

215 |
Road Tanker Pavement Damage Potentials
J.A. Romero, A.A. Lozano Guzmán, G.M. Arroyo Contreras and E. Betanzo-Quezada |

**OPTIMIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR C.A. ANTONIO AND PROFESSOR C.F. CASTRO |

216 |
Multiobjective Optimization for Sustainable Design of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures
C.A. Conceição António |

217 |
A Multidimensional Analysis to Manage the Relation Between Energy and Landscape
E. Ginelli and L. Daglio |

**HPC IN ENGINEERING: FROM WORKSTATIONS AND SERVERS TO THE CLOUD** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR W. GENTZSCH |

218 |
Running High Resolution Coastal Forecasts: Moving from Grid to Cloud Resources
J. Rogeiro, A. Azevedo, M. Rodrigues and A. Oliveira |

219 |
Large-scale Finite Element analysis using a Web-Based Cloud Computer Aided Engineering Platform
Y. Ihara, G. Hashimoto and H. Okuda |

**MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF WOOD AND TIMBER STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY: DR J. VOREL, DR K. DE PROFT, PROFESSOR M. ŠEJNOHA AND PROFESSOR J. ŠEJNOHA |

220 |
Combining Homogenization, Nanoindentation and Bayesian Updating in Search for Micro-Fibril Angle
M. Šejnoha, L. Kucíková, V. Králík and J. Šejnoha |

221 |
From CT Scans of Wood to Finite Element Meshes
J. Vorel, J. Sýkora, S. Urbanová and M. Šejnoha |

**HPC IN ENGINEERING** |

222 |
Comparison of GPU-Based Parallel Assembly and Assembly-Free Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication for Finite Element Analysis of Three-Dimensional Structures
A. Akbariyeh, B.H. Dennis, B.P. Wang and K.L. Lawrence |

223 |
Design of a Multiscale Modelling Platform
B. Patzák, V. Šmilauer and G. Pacquaut |

224 |
A Distributed Multi-Level Simulation Tool for Tunnel Risk Assessment and Cost Optimization
G. Pipelidis, C. Forster and B. Kohl |

**MESH AND MODEL GENERATION AND DESIGN** |

225 |
Mesh Topology Based Data Mapping between Simplex Finite Element Meshes
D. Rypl |

226 |
Automatic Mesh Generation and Analysis for Structural Dynamics
C. Birk, C. Song, X. Chen and D. Wijesekara |

227 |
Classification of Parametric Design Techniques
R. Sárközi, P. Iványi and A.B. Széll |

**FINITE ELEMENT STUDIES** |

228 |
Collapse of Thick-Walled Cylinders under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, M.S. Al-Suliaiti, S.B. Ghebrehiwet, Z.A. Bin-Ahmad, Z. Adonay and A.P.F. Little |

229 |
Numerical Analysis of a Hybrid-Type Rotary Steerable System
S.E. Oh and J.-W. Hong |

230 |
Multi-Physics Thermal Analysis of Permanent Magnets Motors with Exterior Rotor
A. Lotfi |

231 |
Exterior Erosion Effects on the Buckling of Pipes under External Pressure
A.P.F. Little, B. Hassanati and C.T.F. Ross |

**BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS** |

232 |
Analysis of Rotating Beams using the Boundary Element Method
A.K. Argyridi and E.J. Sapountzakis |

233 |
The Scaled-Boundary Finite Element Solution Method for Inverse Heat Conduction Problems
F. Kowsari, T. Sokhansefat, M. Moradi and S. Mohasseb |

**BUCKLING AND POST BUCKLING STUDIES** |

234 |
The Buckling, under External Lateral and Axial Pressure, of Ten Conical Steel Shells
C.T.F. Ross, J. Blachut, T. Gilbert and T. Lawson |

235 |
Three-Dimensional Shear Post-Buckling of Functionally Graded Material Annular Sector Plates
K. Asemi and M. Salehi |

236 |
Effects of Modified Slenderness on Nonlinear In-Plane Responses of Pin-Ended Circular Arch under a Central Concentrated Load
Y.-L. Pi, M.A. Bradford, Y.-L. Guo and C. Dou |

237 |
The Buckling of Externally Pressurised Pipes Degraded by Interior Corrosion
A.P.F. Little, B. Hassanati and C.T.F. Ross |

**SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES** |

238 |
Energy Harvesting using Piezoelectric Materials on Smart Composite Structures
G.K. Tairidis, G.A. Foutsitzi, P. Koutsianitis and G.E. Stavroulakis |

239 |
Semi-Passive Noise and Vibration Control using Intelligent Piezoelectric Systems
W. Larbi, L.P. da Silva and J.F. Deü |

**NANO TUBES** |

240 |
On the Continuum Modelling of Carbon Nano Tubes
H. Aminpour and N. Rizzi |

**RELIABILITY ENGINEERING** |

241 |
A 'Reliability based Maintenance' Model for Industrial Gas Turbines in Natural Gas Transmission Process with Life Extension Prospects
M. Salehi and A. Azari Barzandigh |

**RISK ASSESSMENT** |

242 |
Risk Assessment of Fall Prevention Based on an Accident Database in Japan
K. Ohdo, T. Hojo and M. Hirokane |

243 |
Risk Assessment of Foundation Settlement for Uncertain Conditions
S. Drakos and G.N. Pande |

**DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION** |

244 |
The Ritz Method for Beam Vibration Analysis Revisited
B.P. Wang, S. Nomura, B.H. Dennis and K.L. Lawrence |

**CABLE MEMBRANE STRUCTURES** |

245 |
Form Finding of Cable-Membrane Structures: Dynamic Relaxation with Kinetic Damping
M. Hüttner, J. Máca and P. Fajman |

246 |
Finite Element Modeling and Prediction of the Creep in Spiral Strands
V. Ivanco, S. Kmet and G. Fedorko |

**BIO-MECHANICS** |

247 |
Concerning the Center of Resistance of a Tooth
J.A.G. Sanchez and H.B. Coda |

248 |
The Influence of the Distribution of Fibers in the Mechanical Behavior of Muscles
C.Q. Ramírez, R.R. Paccola and H.B. Coda |

**STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** |

249 |
A Geometrical Exact Three-Dimensional Beam Model including the Effects of Section Distortions
D. Magisano, L. Leonetti, A. Bilotta and G. Garcea |

250 |
Residual Displacement Analysis of Structures at Shakedown
L. Liepa and A. Gervyte |

251 |
On the Selection of the Loads in a Multistep Time Integration Method
G. Noh, S.-H. Yun, S.Y. Jang and D. Lee |

**GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** |

252 |
Numerical Analysis for a Model Encased Sand Column Embedded in Soft Clay
Y.S. Hong, C.S. Wu and C.M. Kou |

253 |
Lining Performance in Conventional Excavating Tunnels
J.M. Mayoral, D. Vital, N. Sarmiento and D. de la Rosa |

254 |
Computation of the Equivalent Mohr-Coulomb Parameters for Hoek-Brown Rock
S.K. Sharan |

255 |
Efficient Design of Natural Gas Pipelines Subjected to Large Kinematic Distress
D. Chatzidakis, Y. Tsompanakis and P.N. Psarropoulos |

256 |
The Effect of the Diameter of Bored Piles in Sand on Friction Resistance
A.M. Eid and H. El Badry |

257 |
Investigation of the Causes of Failure of Embeded Walls
A.A. Hemada |

**ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND DESIGN OF TIMBER STRUCTURES** |

258 |
Simulation of Timber Fracture by the Extended Finite Element Method
C. Gebhardt and M. Kaliske |

259 |
The Effect of Weak Shear Webs on the Deformations of Timber Box Type Beams
S.R. Atashipour, U.A. Girhammar and N. Challamel |

260 |
A Low Cost Non-Contact and Non-Destructive Method for Evaluating the Variation of the Shear Modulus for Glued Laminated Timber Beams using a Photogrammetric Approach
A. Mohamed, H. Zhang, I. Smith and Z. Xiao |

261 |
A Comparison of Exact and Approximate Analyses of Partially Interacting Composite Beam-Columns
S. Grundberg and U.A. Girhammar |

262 |
Changes in Beam Stiffness with Scarf Joints
P. Fajman and J. Máca |

263 |
Numerical Grading of Timber Boards by means of the Finite Element Method
C. Jenkel and M. Kaliske |

**MODELLING AEROELASTIC INSTABILITIES OF STRUCTURES** |

264 |
Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Flow near the Leading Edge of a Two-Dimensional Flat Rectangular Prism
H. Shirato, Y. Kawata, Y. Taniguchi and I. Tsukamae |

265 |
Wind-Induced Vibrations of Solar Wings
Y. Tamura, Y.C. Kim, A. Yoshida and T. Itoh |

**FLUID FLOW ENGINEERING** |

266 |
On the Effects of the Frequency and Amplitude of Sinusoidal External Cross-Flow Excitation Forces on the Vortex-Induced-Vibrations of an Oscillating Cylinder
A. Kaboudian, R.C. Mysa, B.C. Khoo and R.K. Jaiman |

267 |
Numerical Modelling of the Aerodynamic Roughness of Trapezoidal and Corrugated Sheets
V. Michalcova and L. Lausova |

268 |
Navier Stokes Model of Flow over a Ripple Bed using an Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Approach with a Mapping Technique
A. Lohrasbi, M.D. Pirooz and A. Lavaei |

**HYDRODYNAMIC PROBLEMS** |

269 |
A Pressure-Based Lattice Boltzmann Method for Sedimentation and Fluidization Problems
S.-Y. Lin and Y.-H. Tai |

270 |
Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Unconfined Gas Mixing of Wastewater Sludge in a Full Scale Anaerobic Digester
D. Dapelo and J. Bridgeman |

271 |
Hydrodynamic Wave Effects on the River Delta: An Efficient 2HD Numerical Model
M. Petti, S. Bosa, S. Pascolo and F. Lubrano |

272 |
A Comparison of Different Sediment Transport Numerical Models useful to Applications in Lagoons
S. Bosa, M. Petti, F. Lubrano and S. Pascolo |

**CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING** |

273 |
Detecting Concepts in Construction Project Documents using Statistical Measures for Semantic Similarity
D. Nedeljkovic and M. Kovacevic |

274 |
A Supplier Selection Model for Oil and Gas Projects
S.M. El-Sayegh and B. Lozon |

275 |
Time-Cost-Float Optimization in Construction Projects
S.M. El-Sayegh and R. El Haj |

**TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS** |

276 |
Application Software for Processing Weigh-in-Motion Traffic Data
N. Ciont, R.D. Cadar and M. Iliescu |

277 |
A GIS-Based Integrated Platform for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Cargo through Seaports and Roadways
S.E. Christodoulou, A. Gagatsis, S. Kranioti, C. Kyriakou, E. Toxqui, A. Agathokleous and V. Gania |

278 |
Traffic Network Design for Harbor Piers using Genetic Algorithms
E. Kita and A. Hara |

279 |
Reliability-Centered Maintenance of Road Junction Transport Assets
E.O. Ekpiwhre and K.F. Tee |

**ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING** |

280 |
Modelling of the Influence of Drained Areas on the Environment
A. Vassiljev |

281 |
Ensemble Contaminant Transport Modelling and Bayesian Decision-Making of Groundwater Monitoring
E.K. Paleologos, M.T. Al Nahyan, S. Farouk and K. Papapetridis |

**DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS** |

282 |
Periodic Audze-Eglajs Criterion for Orthogonal and Regular Triangular Grids
M. Šmídová, V. Sadílek, J. Eliáš and M. Vorechovský |

**SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES** |

283 |
Patch Defects in Images using Support Vector Machines
G. Hadjidemetriou, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela and S. Christodoulou |

**NEURAL NETWORKS IN ENGINEERING** |

284 |
Integrating Ultrasound Images using Modular Artificial Neural Networks
C.F. Castro, C.A. Conceição António and L.C. Sousa |

285 |
Analysis of the Possibility of Non-Destructive Identification of the Interlayer Bond of Variably Thick Concrete Layers using Artificial Neural Networks
S. Czarnecki, J. Hola and L. Sadowski |

286 |
Prediction of Scour Depth in front of a Seawall using Neural Networks
C.-P. Tsai, T.-J. Chang and C. Lin |

**SEISMIC ISOLATION** |

287 |
The Effect of a Grouted Isolating Barrier on the Seismic Performance of a Reinforced Concrete Structure
V. Nappa, U. Vitiello, D. Asprone, E. Bilotta and A. Flora |