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Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019), September 2-4, 2019, Cape Town, South Africa

Edited By Alphose Zingoni Copyright 2020

    Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures.

    The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning).

    The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

    1. Keynotes

    Recent developments in cold-formed steel structures
    B. Young

    Advancing frontiers in finite element procedures
    K.J. Bathe

    Using fabric to shape appropriate FRP-reinforced concrete structures
    K.Z. Kostova, T.J. Ibell, A.P. Darby & M.C. Evernden

    Application, behaviour and design of high performance steel-concrete composite structures
    B. Uy

    2. Dynamic analysis, vibration response, vibration control, environmental vibrations, human-induced vibrations

    A surrogate model for vibration transmission in layered soil
    L.V. Andersen, P. Bucinskas, P. Nguyen, L. Manuel & P. Persson

    An efficient semi-analytical procedure for assessing aeolian vibrations of overhead transmission lines
    C. Gazzola, F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti

    On the analysis of passive vibration mitigation of nose landing gears
    M. Rahmani & K. Behdinan

    An iterative linear matrix inequality controller-design strategy for H∞ structural vibration control
    F. Palacios-Quiñonero, J. Rubió-Massegú, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi

    Inhomogeneous beam-like models for the dynamic analysis of multistorey buildings
    A. Greco, I. Fiore, S. Caddemi, I. Caliò & G. Occhipinti

    Influence of damping effect on the dynamic response of plate
    L. Borkowski

    FEM modeling of different factors affecting the cross wind direction vibrations of a tall building steel spire
    M.D. Gajewski, R.B. Szczerba, M.A. Gizejowski, M. Siennicki & S.Wierzbicki

    Dynamic analysis of unbalanced rotary machine support structures considering the effect of loading on the geometric stiffness
    R.M.L.R.F. Brasil

    Hybrid approach for the assessment of vibrations and re-radiated noise in buildings due to railway traffic: Concept and preliminary validation
    P. Alves Costa, R. Arcos, P. Soares &A. Colaço

    Evaluating the effect of vibration isolation mats on train-induced ground vibrations
    J. Malmborg, K. Persson & P. Persson

    Analysis of vibrations on the historical structures induced by technical seismicity
    Sh. Urushadze, M. Pirner & J. Bayer

    Ground-borne vibrations induced by pile driving: Prediction based on numerical approach
    C. Mont’Alverne Parente, P. Alves Costa &A. Silva Cardoso

    Offshore pile driving noise: Capability of numerical prediction models and ways to consider new technologies
    S. Lippert & O. von Estorff

    Dynamic structure response using surrogate models
    P. Bucinskas & L.V. Andersen

    Surrogate models for the prediction of SFSI relevance in earthquake-induced vibrations of buildings: A case study
    L. de Sanctis, P. Franchin, M. Iovino & F. Noto

    A surrogate model to describe uncertainties in wood floor modal frequencies
    H.U. Lim, L. Manuel, P. Persson & L.V. Andersen

    Influence of uncertain parameters on modal properties of wood floors
    P. Persson, C. Frier, L. Pedersen, L.V. Andersen & L. Manuel

    Human induced vibration of staircases: Measurements and analysis
    I. Kraincanic &A. Sparkes

    Dynamic analysis of a steel footbridge under running pedestrians
    M.G. Mulas, M. Pisani, F. Beeckmans & P. Latteur

    Serviceability assessment of a pedestrian bridge: Concrete vs. GFRP composite deck
    I.J. Drygala, J.M. Dulinska & R. Ciura

    3. Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design

    A new perspective on seismic Intensity Measures (IMs)
    M. Grigoriu

    Control of dynamic collapse mechanism of double layer truss walls by means of fuse type connections subjected to earthquake motion
    K. Ishikawa

    A rational methodology for the design of linked compound shear walls in tall buildings in high-seismic regions
    G. Vannini, F. Bazzucchi, G.A. Ferro, D. Shook, N.J. Mathias & M. Sarkisian

    A frame structure with elastically embedded diaphragms for regions with increased seismicity
    J.Witzany, R. Zigler, T. Cˇejka, A. Polák & D. Makovicˇka

    The influence of spatial variations of mass eccentricities on the earthquake induced torsion in buildings
    G.K. Georgoussis, A. Mamou & M.T. Kyrkos

    The effect of the rupture distance of the earthquake on the seismic response of wind turbine support towers
    J.Wang, A.J. Sadowski &A. Camara

    Numerical prediction of out-of-plane instability in RC walls subject to in-plane cyclic loading
    F. Dashti, R.P. Dhakal & S. Pampanin

    Experimental evaluation of CFS braced-truss shear wall under cyclic loading
    S. Shafaei, H.R. Ronagh & N. Usefi

    Effect of shear modulus and shape factor on the performance of prototype un-bonded fibre reinforced elastomeric isolators
    T.V. Ngo, S.K. Deb &A. Dutta

    Evaluation of FEMA P-58 overturning fragility curves for freestanding building components
    A. Lucchini, O. AlShawa & L. Sorrentino

    The ‘skeleton curve’ as a tool for seismic risk analyses of buildings
    F. Braga & C. Picchi

    Seismic assessment of a U-beam composite material footbridge under earthquake sequence
    I.J. Drygala & M.A. Polak

    Benefits of submodeling in dynamic analysis of an integral bridge
    P. Boron, J. Dulinska & D. Jasinska

    The analysis of damage evolution in a gravity dam under a seismic shock
    P. Boron, J. Dulinska, D. Jasinska & M. Torba

    A case study for sloshing phenomenon in a cylindrical tank under seismic events: Numerical modeling and comparison with current regulations
    G. Buccino, C. Guerini & F. Perotti

    Seismic behaviour of Gothic transversal arcades: A preliminary parametric investigation
    G. De Matteis, D. Cacace, M. Zizi & J. Rouhi

    4. Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, porous media, composite materials, functionally graded materials

    Modelling of nonlinear concrete behaviour – microplane and phase-field approaches
    C. Steinke, I. Zreid & M. Kaliske

    Two-scale modelling of reinforced concrete deep beams: Choice of unit cell and comparison with single-scale modelling
    A. Sciegaj &A. Mathern

    A multiphase material model considering strain-induced crystallisation in polymers
    K. Loos, A. Lion, M. Johlitz & J. Calipel

    Bloch-based and homogenization procedures for investigating wave propagation periodic poroelastic structures
    V.-H. Nguyen, E. Rohan & S. Naili

    On the simulation of fracking processes in porous media by use of a phase-field approach
    W. Ehlers & C. Luo

    Hydrogels – a macroscopic approach based on microscopic physics
    K. Keller, T. Ricken &T.Wallmersperger

    Modelling the flexoelectric effect in solids
    A. McBride, D. Davydov & P. Steinmann

    A finite element formulation for freezing and thawing processes of ice within the framework of the TPM
    A. Schwarz, J. Bluhm & J. Schröder

    Comparative study on time-integrator schemes in a least-squares sea ice finite element formulation
    C. Nisters, J. Schröder, R. Niekamp &T. Ricken

    Development of a thermodynamically consistent model towards biogeochemical processes within Antarctic sea ice microstructure within the extended Theory of Porous Media (eTPM)
    A. Thom &T. Ricken

    Transition of the variational sensitivity analysis to polymorphic uncertainty quantification to soil investigations
    C. Henning &T. Ricken

    A multiscale and multiphase model for the description of function-perfusion processes in the human liver
    L. Lambers, T. Ricken & M. König

    A hyperelastic biphasic fiber reinforced model of articular cartilage incorporating the influences of osmotic pressure and damage
    F. Egli, T. Ricken, X.Wang & D.M. Pierce

    Nonlocal simulation of failure evolution with MD and MPM: A case study
    Z. Chen, Y. Su, J. Tao & F.M. Pfeiffer

    3D truss model for large deformations and large strains: Nonlinear formulation and continuum mechanical aspects
    W. Guggenberger & B. Krenn

    Invariant-free hyperelasticity using a fourth-order structural tensor approach
    D.J. O’Shea, M.M. Attard & D.C. Kellermann

    Vibration analysis of stochastic open-cell foam
    K.Weinberg & L. Bogunia

    Novel vistas on the foundations of peridynamics
    P. Steinmann, A. McBride &A. Javili

    A semi-analytical method of solution of contact problems on indentation of coated elastic and electroelastic piezoelectric solids
    A.S. Vasiliev, S.S. Volkov & S.M. Aizikovich

    On nonlinear thermo-magneto-electro-elasticity and FE analysis of magneto-electro-elastic structures
    R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schröder

    Computational modelling of the dynamics of sea ice in the Antarctic marginal ice zone
    R. Marquart, A. Bogaers, M. Vichi, K. MacHutchon, J. Schröder & S. Skatulla

    A review on modelling of brine transport mechanisms in sea ice
    A.D. Cook, S. Skatulla, K. MacHutchon, T. Ricken & J. Schröder

    A rational framework for dynamic homogenization at finite wavelengths and frequencies
    B.B. Guzina, S. Meng & O. Oudghiri-Idrissi

    5. Micromechanics of advanced materials and processes, manufacturing processes, assembly processes

    Deformation characteristics in 6H silicon carbide – effects of length scale and irradiation
    D.Z. Zhang, L.G. Zhao, A. Roy &Y.-L. Chiu

    Modelling the temperature and strain-rate effects of extruded magnesium alloy accounting for deformation slip and twinning
    R. Zhou, A. Roy &V.V. Silberschmidt

    Plastic deformation micro-mechanisms in magnesium and its alloys
    J.Wu, S. Si, U. Ghori &Y.L. Chiu

    Mapping high temperature strain localisation in steel weldments using digital image correlation
    R. Curry, R.D. Knutsen & K. Singh

    Initiation and growth of short cracks in a nickel-based single crystal superalloy
    L. Zhang, L.G. Zhao, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt & G. McColvin

    Optimising the performance of interference-fitted work rolls
    J.D. Booker & M.D. McMillan

    Improved structural mechanics simulation by considering residual stress and strain properties from metal forming simulation
    D. Ulrich, H. Binz, R. Meissner, M. Liewald &A. Dietrich

    Stochastic modelling of the cold forming process
    J.D. Booker & J.Woodhead

    Vibration-assisted robotic machining in advanced materials
    K.H. Pang, D.Wang, A. Roy, I. Redman, M. Castelli, J. Dunleavey, D. Dawson, L. Parkinson, K. Lindsey & M. Lidgett

    Relation between part curvature and warpage in injection molding process
    M. Szostak, P. Poszwa, I. Gontariew & P. Brze˛k

    Influence of material properties on spontaneous buckling of thin-walled injection molded parts
    P. Poszwa, I. Gontariew, M. Szostak & P. Brze˛k

    3-D-printing with steel: Additive manufacturing of connection elements
    T. Feucht & J. Lange

    The influence of material temperature on the in-print strength and stability of a 3D print mortar
    F.P. Bos, R.J.M.Wolfs, Z.Y. Ahmed, L.J. Hermens &T.A.M. Salet

    FEM modelling of digitally printed concrete structures using 3D extrusion
    L. Jendele, J. Cervenka & M. Vaitova

    Modelling crack-tip behaviour in a directionally solidified nickel alloy under fatigue-oxidation conditions
    R.J. Kashinga, L.G. Zhao &V.V. Silberschmidt

    Evaluation of the adhesive bonding of aluminum alloys produced by Hot Form Quenching for automotive applications
    F. Sun, C.I. Pruncu, J. Jiang, B.R.K. Blackman & J. Lin

    6. Composite structures, laminated structures, sandwich structures

    Finite element modeling of CFRP fuselage panels under high velocity transverse impact loading
    F. Fonseca, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre

    From buckliphobes to buckliphiles: Recent developments in exploiting positive virtues of instability
    M.A.Wadee, A.T.M. Phillips &A. Bekele

    Optimal location of active piezoelectric sensors and actuators for noise reduction in composite sandwich panels
    A.L. Araújo, J.F.A. Madeira &A.J.M. Ferreira

    Multiscale nanocomposites and laminates reinforced by carbon nanotubes and fibres
    M. Zeeman & S. Adali

    A similarity transformation leading to an exact transfer matrix for the composite beam-column with refined zigzag kinematics: A benchmark example
    K. Nachbagauer & H.Wimmer

    Compressive behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic lattice structures
    B. Aryal, H.Wang, K. Shankar, E.V. Morozov & P.J. Hazell

    Axial and flexural behaviour of elastic nano-beams by stress-driven two-phase elasticity
    R. Barretta & F. Marotti de Sciarra

    Multilayer composite beam-column with refined zigzag kinematics resting on variable two-parameter foundation
    H.Wimmer & K. Nachbagauer

    Design and multi-objective optimization of a composite impact attenuator for a Formula Student car
    J.M.P.B.C. Castro, A.L. Araújo & J.F.A. Madeira

    Isotropic and orthotropic parameter identification from full field bulge inflation tests on PVC-coated polyester
    C.F. Jekel, R.T. Haftka, M.P. Venter & G. Venter

    Flexural response of composite fibre cement sheeting-cementitious polystyrene sandwich panels
    D. Makweche & M. Dundu

    Nonlinear static FE-analysis of smart piezolaminated FGM shells at finite rotations
    R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schröder

    7. Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, computing, finite element modelling, finite element analysis

    Simulation of buoyancy-driven fracture propagation using the displacement discontinuity boundary element method
    J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay

    Chances of real-time simulation in FE analyses with conventional hardware
    M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic

    Evaluating artificial neural networks and quantum computing for solving mechanical boundary value problems
    A. Mielke &T. Ricken

    An efficient Latin hypercube sampling for probabilistic nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures
    N.L. Tran, C.-A. Graubner & G. Rombach

    Finite element analysis of concrete members reinforced with GFRP reinforcements
    R. Barrage, G.J. Milligan & M.A. Polak

    Numerical simulation of carbon reinforced concrete structures and uncertain data
    W. Graf, F. Leichsenring, D. Konopka & M. Kaliske

    A 3D beam element to study torsion of steel open sections exposed to fire
    L. Possidente, N. Tondini & J.-M. Battini

    Friction moments of ball joint supports used in structural test rigs subjected to cyclic loading
    M. Rosemeier, T. Gebauer, C. Lester & M. Bätge

    8. Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue

    Prediction of the initial fatigue crack location of automatically welded tubular joints for jacket support structures
    P. Schaumann, K. Schürmann, A. Pittner & M. Rethmeier

    FE modeling of fracture in quasi-brittle material
    M.A. Scamardo, A. Franchi & P.G. Crespi

    Virtual testing of plasticity effects on fatigue crack initiation
    M. Mlikota & S. Schmauder

    Cyclic properties of P91 steel at variable temperatures
    W. Egner, P. Sulich, H. Egner & S. Mrozi´nski

    The effects of aspect ratio and bi-axial loading on the initiation of plastic deformation in three-dimensional semi-elliptical effects
    S.O.S. bin Syed Kamil & N.O. Larrosa

    A study on delamination onset and propagation in CFRP beam specimens with mechanical coupling
    S. Samborski, J. Rzeczkowski & J. Pa´snik

    Fatigue analysis of a vehicle using vibration modes
    T.Y. Kim, Y.G. Hwang,W.S. Yoo, S.G. Yoon &Y.J. Shin

    Modelling of discrete cracks in reinforced concrete plates with the Strong Discontinuity Approach (SDA)
    U. Häussler-Combe, A. Chihadeh &A. Shehni

    Microstructural analysis of crack growth caused by static and dynamic loads in a carbon fiber reinforced cement paste
    M. Rutzen, D. Volkmer, U.Weiß, L. Reischmann, M.A. Peter, P. Lauff, O. Fischer, M. Raith & C. Große

    Effects of impactor mass on pultruded profiles subjected to low-velocity impacts
    Z. Li, H.Wang, B. Aryal, P.J. Hazell, A. Khennane, K. Shankar & J.P. Escobedo-Diaz

    Finite element modelling of tensile reinforcement laps in steel fibre reinforced concrete
    P. Grassl & J. Middlemiss

    Finite element modelling of steel/concrete bond for corroded reinforcement
    Q. Du & B. Martín-Pérez

    Theoretical fatigue response of plantain fiber based composites in structural applications
    C.E. Okafor & C.S. Metu

    Design of pressurised pipes subjected to mechanochemical corrosion
    Y. Pronina

    A phase field modeling of dynamic brittle fracture at finite strains
    E. Omatuku & S. Skatulla

    Strain-based approach to fatigue crack initiation on high-strength-steel welded joints under multiaxial loading
    M. Garcia, A. Nussbaumer & H. Remes

    Experimental investigation of water leakages through a longitudinal crack due to expansion of the pipe material under pressure
    D.T. Ilunga, M.O. Dinka & D. Madyira

    9. Renewable energy structures, fluid-structure interaction

    Wind turbine structures – challenges and market needs
    M. Rauch

    Efficient time-domain hydrodynamic model for floating offshore wind turbines using rational approximations
    C.E. Høeg & Z. Zhang

    Modal dynamics of a three-bladed tri-rotor wind turbine
    O.T. Filsoof, M.H. Hansen, A. Yde, P. Bøttcher & X. Zhang

    The influence of uncertain soil conditions on the dynamic response of offshore wind turbines using an efficient time-domain model
    Z. Zhang, C.E. Høeg & L.V. Andersen

    On the design of monopile foundations for monotonic and cyclic loading
    M. Achmus

    Structural vibration considerations for the design of onshore piled wind turbine foundations
    N.R. Featherston

    Influence of geometry on the dynamic behaviour of steel tubular towers for onshore wind turbines
    K. Folster & K. Mudenda

    Experiment research of basin tuned and particle damper for wind turbine tower on shaker
    J.L. Chen &Y.C.Wang

    Dynamic response analysis of spar-type floating wind turbines against ship collision
    Y.L. Ren, X.G. Hua, Z.Q. Chen & B. Chen

    Effect of coupling with internal and external fluids on the mechanical behavior of aerostats
    J.-S. Schotté, R. Le Mestre & O. Doaré

    Nonlinear fluid-structure interaction of a restrained slender body of revolution at high angles of attack
    D. Degani, O. Gottlieb & M. Ishay

    Vibration fatigue analysis of liquid-filled pipelines considering fluid-structure interaction
    Y. Jiang, J. Tao & L. Zhu

    Segment gate model testing of the Staji´cevo Sluice
    E. Popovi´c

    10. Blast, impact, shock and explosion loading

    Near-field blast loading and transient target response: A collaboration between Sheffield and Cape Town
    S.E. Rigby, A. Tyas, R.J. Curry & G.S. Langdon

    A dimensionless number for shock-structure interaction
    T.J. Cloete & G.N. Nurick

    Numerical evaluation of simple blast wall system to be used in developing countries
    A.T. Hussein, H.N. Mahmoud & P.R. Heyliger

    Numerical simulation of underwater subway tunnel subjected to internal blast loading
    J. Mandal, M.D. Goel &A.K. Agarwal

    Response of a structural target to an explosive charge incorporating foreign objects
    G. Kang & S. Chung Kim Yuen

    Comparison of curved GFRE foam sandwich panels response to close-proximity air-blast loading: Influence of curvature and load direction
    C.J. von Klemperer, G.S. Langdon, G. Sinclair & I. Ghoor

    Investigation into the effect of V-tip radius on the blast performance of steel V-plates
    V.R. Shekhar, G.S. Langdon & C.J. von Klemperer

    Simulation of ATD pelvic response of an under body blast
    Z. Schutte, T. Pandelani, G.S. Langdon, R. Ahmed, C. Mahlase & D. Reinecke

    Dynamic response of blast loaded metal plates with composite beam stiffeners
    T.P. Masango, G.N. Nurick & G.S. Langdon

    Crash analysis of foam and concrete filled automatic retractable bollard under vehicle impact
    M.D. Goel

    Assessment of deformation pattern and energy absorption capacity of a novel fourfold-tube nested system under oblique impact loading
    B. Xu, C.Wang, S. Chung Kim Yuen &W. Xu

    Blast mitigation of reinforced concrete hollow core slabs using CFRP as externally bonded reinforcement
    A. Maazoun, S. Matthys, B. Belkassem, D. Lecompte & J. Vantomme

    Experimental response of S2-glass fibre reinforced composites subjected to localised blast loading
    A. Daliri, A. Orifici, R.J. Curry, G.S. Langdon, H. Bornstein & R. Odish

    11. Stability of beams, columns and thin-walled sections

    Complementary shear and transversal elongation modes in Generalized Beam Theory (GBT) for thin-walled circular cross-sections
    M.J. Bianco, A.K. Habtemariam, C. Könke, F. Tartaglione &V. Zabel

    On stability and load-bearing capacity of thin-walled composite profiles subjected to eccentric compression
    H. Debski & S. Samborski

    Stiffening strategies for perforated plate girders under shear loading
    A. Jaramillo, N. Loaiza, C. Graciano & E. Casanova

    Optical experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with non-standard flange
    P. Paczos

    Effects of large displacements on the flexural-torsional buckling resistance of steel H-section beam-columns
    M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, M.D. Gajewski & R.B. Szczerba

    Stabilization effect on portal frames given by stressed skin action of sandwich panels
    Zs. Nagy, M. Nedelcu &A. Dez˝o

    Common criterion for structures critical states
    J.B. Obre˛bski

    On the lateral-torsional buckling of non-uniform C-beams
    I. Mascolo, M. Modano, A. Amendola & F. Fraternali

    Main influences on the shape of failure of large-scale buckling tests under biaxial stresses
    N. Maier, M. Mensinger & J. Ndogmo

    On LTB predictions using equivalent geometric imperfection modeling
    M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, M.D. Gajewski & R.B. Szczerba

    Buckling of the flexible rod under shock loads
    A.V. Egorov &V.N. Egorov

    Experimental investigation of distortional-lateral torsional buckling interaction of single channels restrained by angle cleats
    G.M. Bukasa & M. Dundu

    12. Plates, shells, membranes, cables, cable-stayed structures, lightweight structures, space structures

    Structural system design of spatial and shell structures by means of Album of Spatial Structures (ALOSS)
    K. Ishikawa

    Details and assembly of two cladded double curved cable net roofs
    H. Pasternak &T. Krausche

    Sandwich panels in buildings: Core, structure and design
    J. Lange, A. von der Heyden & S. Grimm

    Frequencies of vibrations of a spherical shell with all-around pressure
    S. Shrivastava

    Buckling of rectangular nanoplates
    Y. Sapsathiarn & R.K.N.D. Rajapakse

    Thermal post-buckling behavior of functionally graded plates with nonlinear temperature distribution
    W. Xia, H.T. Yang, J.M.Wu & S.P. Shen

    Some results in the theory of chiral Cosserat elastic plates
    S. De Cicco

    Stresses in a pressurised parabolic ogival toroidal vessel
    N. Enoma &A. Zingoni

    Buckling of parabolic ogival toroidal vessels under external pressure
    N. Enoma &A. Zingoni

    Validation of a numerically inflated polyethylene bag
    B. Bezuidenhout, G. Venter & M.P. Venter

    The human body: An instantaneously and dynamically self-equilibrating tensegrity structure
    N. Mathias, J. Li & M. Sarkisian

    Paper-based water tower for post-disaster emergency scenarios
    M. Morales-Beltran, P. Eigenraam & J. Latka

    Non-linear analysis of tall telecommunication towers in South Africa
    N.R. Featherston

    A new mechanical model for metallic wire ropes
    F. Foti, C. Guerini, A. Marengo & L. Martinelli

    High-strength composite materials in design process of tensegrity structures
    D. Zaja˛c

    13. Adaptive structures, smart structures

    Concentric joint connectors for form-changing space frames
    P. Harkin, R. Vaidyanathan & S. Morad

    Manufacturing, optimization and design of electroactive CNT-actuators for adaptive building envelopes
    R. Neuhaus, C. Glanz, I. Kolaric, J. Siegert &T. Bauernhansl

    Integrating structure and control design using tensegrity paradigm
    R. Goyal & R.E. Skelton

    Optimal prestress design of the band gap dynamics in tensegrity metamaterials
    A. Amendola, A. Krushynska, R. Miranda & F. Fraternali

    Adaptive structures of resilient cyclic knots
    D. Kozlov

    Actuation of structural concrete elements under bending stress with integrated fluidic actuators
    C. Kelleter,W. Sobek, T. Burghardt & H. Binz

    Structures that adapt to loads through large shape changes: Design and optimization
    A.P. Reksowardojo, G. Senatore & I.F.C. Smith

    Design of thermally deformable laminates using machine learning
    A. Abdel-Rahman, M. Kosicki, P. Michalatos & M. Tsigkari

    The integration of actuation concepts and adaptive elements into an experimental high-rise building
    S.Weidner, S. Steffen,W. Haase,W. Sobek, C. Honold, T. Burghardt, H. Binz, M. Böhm, J.Wagner & O. Sawodny

    Design and control of adaptive tensegrity sunscreens
    R. Miranda, A. Amendola, I. Mascolo, F. Fraternali & E. Babilio

    Design and development of a morphing wing utilising flexible materials
    E.J. van Zyl & M.P. Venter

    Synthesis of shape-adaptive plain bearings
    S. Kirmse, B. Prase &A. Hasse

    Characterization of variable stiffness joints for adaptive structures
    Q.Wang, A. Habraken, P. Teuffel, G. Senatore & K. Jansen

    Design and optimization of pre-tension forces in cable-stayed bridges
    M. Modano, I. Mascolo & F. Fraternali

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

    Testing and analysis of shear connectors between cold-formed steel members and wood-based panels
    P. Kyvelou, L. Gardner & D.A. Nethercot

    Numerical modelling of prestressed composite cold-formed steel flooring systems
    N. Hadjipantelis, P. Kyvelou, L. Gardner & M.A.Wadee

    Elastic buckling analysis of asymmetrically braced steel storage racks
    Z. Huang & X. Zhao

    Tests of cold-formed steel built-up open section beam-columns
    Q.Y. Li & B. Young

    Material property characterization of advanced high strength cold-formed steel
    Y. Xia, Z. Li, B.W. Schafer & H.B. Blum

    Parametric study of cold formed steel joints using the component method
    Zs. Nagy, A. Dez˝o &A.A. Mure¸san

    Load capacity of cold-formed column members of lipped channel cross-section with perforations subjected to compression loading – results of more detailed parametric study and proposals of design code modifications
    M.P. Kulatunga & M. Macdonald

    Behaviour factor evaluation of CFS shear walls with gypsum board sheathing according to FEMA P695
    S. Shakeel, A. Campiche & R. Landolfo

    Structural stainless steel design by advanced analysis with CSM strain limits
    F.Walport, L. Gardner & D.A. Nethercot

    Stainless steel beams of slender I-section
    M. Šorf & M. Jandera

    An assessment of rolled stainless steel angles under compression
    A. da S. Sirqueira, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, A.T. da Silva, M.C. Rodrigues & M.M.B.R. Vellasco

    Fatigue design of aluminum structures
    C. Radlbeck, M. Rengstl & M. Mensinger

    Numerical study of distortional-lateral torsional buckling interaction of single channels restrained by angle cleats
    G.M. Bukasa & M. Dundu

    Lipped cold-formed starred angles in compression
    J.D.T. Nhokwara & M. Dundu

    15. Steel structures, steel connections, steel-concrete composite construction

    Development of a new method for the direct numerical consideration of welding effects in the component design of welded plate girders
    B. Launert, Z. Li & H. Pasternak

    Behavior of RHS X-joints having high brace to chord width ratio under axial compression
    C.H. Lee, S.H. Kim & J.H. Kim

    Finite element modeling of steel tubes filled with rubberized concrete under cyclic loading
    A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, J. de Brito & E. Júlio

    On elastic buckling of bisymmetric H-section steel elements under bending and compression
    M.A. Gizejowski & J. Uziak

    An investigation on residual stress re-distribution and deformation of H-rolled beam end under partial volume loss process
    T. Miyoshi

    Influence of steel brackets supporting crane runway girders structure on the stress distribution in the brackets
    N. Korcz-Konkol, P. Iwicki & E. Urba´nska-Galewska

    Performance of welded flange plate joints between steel beams and box columns without continuity plates
    M.A. Mahdavipour, S. Ding & D. Vysochinskiy

    Estimation of rotation capacity of monosymmetric I-beams
    I. Nanayakkara, C. Mallikarachchi & P. Dias

    Adaptation or adoption of Eurocode steel design: A comparison with South African standard
    J. Mahachi

    Assessing the ultimate load capacity of plate-shaped and hollow section steel components under tension using damage mechanics
    S. Schaffrath & M. Feldmann

    A hygro-thermo-chemical-mechanical model for the service response of composite steel-concrete floor systems
    G. Ranzi & M. Bocciarelli

    The study on structural characteristics for the steel concrete composite slab using Deformed Flange T-shapes
    T. Takasuka, T. Kumano & K. Sugiura

    Column base connections subjected to axial compression and biaxial moments
    R. Cloete & C. Roth

    Artificial neural network prediction of bearing capacity of welded columns based on simplified welding simulations
    Z. Li, B. Launert, H. Pasternak &Y. Ciupack

    Numerical validation of LRPH behaviour by FEM analysis
    L. Palizzolo, S. Benfratello, P. Tabbuso & S. Vazzano

    Bending and shear response of bonded steel sections
    L.T. Chikore & M. Dundu

    Concrete-filled double-skin circular tubes with high strength concrete
    Y. Essopjee, M. Dundu & C. Maluleke

    Cost optimization of structures and connections using the VirtualWork Optimization Method
    J.H. Strydom &A.A. Elvin

    16. High strength steel, high performance steel

    Testing of hot-finished high strength steel SHS and RHS utilising advanced experimental techniques
    X. Meng & L. Gardner

    Experimental investigation on the fatigue strength assessment of welded joints made of S1100 ultra-high-strength steel in as-welded and post-weld treated condition
    A. Ahola, T. Skriko &T. Björk

    Effects of residual stresses on fatigue crack initiation of butt-welded plates made of high strength steel
    H. Xin & M. Veljkovic

    Behavior of double-shear high strength steel bolted connections at elevated temperatures
    Y.H. Cho, L.H. Teh & B. Young

    Design and execution of welded connections at high-strength steels
    R. Stroetmann &T. Kästner

    Stability design of high strength steel members
    T. Tankova, L. Simões da Silva &T.Y. Tun

    Experimental and numerical investigation on HSS stiffened curved plates
    S. Piculin, D. Grigillo & P. Može

    Welded connections in innovative high strength steel constructions
    J. Spiegler & U. Kuhlmann

    Fatigue strength of high strength steel butt-welded connections
    L.W. Tong, L.C. Niu, K. Si, L.W. Ai, M.L. Liu & X.L. Zhao

    Experimental and numerical analyses of high-strength steel welds
    R. Stroetmann &T. Kästner

    Bearing behavior of bolted connections in high strength steel
    Y.B.Wang, Y.F. Lyu & G.Q. Li

    Influence of residual stresses on the behaviour of flat and curved steel plates
    J. Gomboši, S. Piculin & P. Može

    Pre-tensioned UHS steel bracing system for CFS structures: Planning of research project
    A. Campiche, S. Shakeel & R. Landolfo

    17. Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete

    Control of shrinkage cracking in reinforced concrete members with end restraint
    R.I. Gilbert

    Modelling of reinforced concrete structures subjected to cyclic loading
    A.C. Ferche & F.J. Vecchio

    Probabilistic and semi-probabilistic design of large concrete beams failing in shear
    L. Novák, D. Novák & R. Pukl

    Resistance to diagonal tension cracking of single span prestressed girders
    M.A. Roosen, C. van der Veen, D.A. Hordijk & M.A.N. Hendriks

    Shear design of concrete bridge decks without shear reinforcement
    G. Rombach, M. Harter & L. Henze

    Comparing Eurocode 2 prestress loss estimations to strains measured on a pretensioned bridge beam
    T. Bosman, E.P. Kearsley, S.A. Skorpen, L.J. Butler & M.Z.E.B. Elshafie

    Non-linear analysis of prestressed concrete T-beams
    S.W.H. Ensink, C. van der Veen & M.A.N. Hendriks

    Evaluation of shear capacity of prestressed concrete beams using the Softened Membrane Model for Prestressed Concrete (SMM-PC)
    Y.R. Holebagilu, V.K. Polimeru &A. Laskar

    Flexural behavior of concrete beams with PET reinforcement
    J.O. Akinyele, C.M. Ogwumeh & U.T. Igba

    Mechanical analysis of prestressed concrete curved bridges
    H. Felix, J.Q. Lei &W.Q.Wang

    18. High strength concrete, high performance concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete

    Innovative applications of steel fibre reinforced concrete
    M. Empelmann & J.-P. Lanwer

    Numerical calibration of elasto-plastic phase-field modeling of fracture for experimental pullout tests of single steel fibers embedded in high-performance concrete
    M. Pise, D. Brands, M. Sarhil, J. Schröder, G. Gebuhr & S. Anders

    Analysis of load-induced temperature development in UHPC under cyclic compressive loading
    N.L. Tran, M. Deutscher & S. Scheerer

    Numerical investigation on effects of steel fibers content on flexural behavior of UHPCC
    M. Halimi, M. Kioumarsi, H. Bakhshi & H. Sarkardeh

    Modelling of fibre-reinforced concrete by a fibre super-element overlay mesh
    J. Storm, M. Kaliske, M. Ranjbarian &V. Mechtcherine

    A multi-scale finite element analysis and sectional design approach for the creep of polymeric FRC
    R. Vrijdaghs, L. Vandewalle & M. di Prisco

    Numerical investigations on grouted segment joints for UHPC-structures
    H. Matz, M.Wichert & M. Empelmann

    DEM simulation and electron microscopy analysis of the fatigue behavior of ultra-high performance concrete
    S. Rybczy´nski, M. Dosta, G. Schaan, M. Ritter & F. Schmidt-Döhl

    Influence of fibre orientation on pull-out behaviour of PVA microfibre embedded in cement-based matrix under monotonic and cyclic loading
    M. Ranjbarian, V. Mechtcherine, J. Storm & M. Kaliske

    Experimental characterization of effective mechanical properties of (micro-) fractured high performance concrete
    J. Sauer, J. Musialak, H. Steeb, M. Markert, V. Birtel & H. Garrecht

    Deterioration development of steel fibre reinforced high performance concrete in low-cycle fatigue
    G. Gebuhr, S. Anders, M. Pise, M. Sahril, D. Brands & J. Schröder

    Experimental investigation of load-induced increase of temperature in UHPC
    M. Deutscher, S. Scheerer & N.L. Tran

    Implementing image analysis to assess the variability in flexural response of SFRC
    T. Bosman & E.P. Kearsley

    Pull-out behaviour of smooth steel microfibres embedded in UHPC
    S. Höper, U. Kowalsky, D. Dinkler, J.-P. Lanwer, V. Oettel & M. Empelmann

    Influence of aggregate morphological characteristics on the fracture resistance of high performance concrete
    G. Basutkar, T. Leusmann & D. Lowke

    Cracking behaviour of carbon textile reinforced concrete members
    R. El Ghadioui, N.L. Tran, T. Proske & C.-A. Graubner

    Influence of water in the microstructure on the fatigue deterioration of high-strength concrete
    C. Tomann & L. Lohaus

    Flexural behavior of polymer-based textile-reinforced concrete using basalt fibers
    B. Çomak, E. Soliman, R. Chennareddy & M. Reda Taha

    Acoustic emission due to fatigue damage mechanisms in high-strength concrete with different aggregates
    T. Scheiden, N. Oneschkow, S. Löhnert & R. Patel

    Steel fibre orientation by means of magnetic field
    R. Lovichova, K. Takacova, J. Fornusek & M. Mara

    The influence of fibre orientation on the mechanical properties of cement composites
    M. Mara, R. Lovichova & J. Fornusek

    19. Structural applications of FRP composites

    Computational simulation of shear behavior of scaled GFRP-reinforced concrete beams
    F. Matta, S. Khodaie & M. Alnaggar

    Bond between FRP bars and fine-grain high-performance concrete with CFRP mesh confinement
    K. Holschemacher & H. Zhong

    Structural analysis of FRP parts from waste wind turbine blades for building reuse applications
    L.C. Bank, F.R. Arias, T.R. Gentry, T. Al-Haddad, B. Tasistro-Hart & J.F. Chen

    Influence of adhesive thickness on stress transfer between steel and CFRP plates
    M. Takemura & K. Sugiura

    Shear capacity of BFRP reinforced concrete beams without shear reinforcement
    S. Hofmann, N.L. Tran, T. Proske & C.-A. Graubner

    Flexural performance of extremely damaged reinforced concrete beams after SRP repair
    H.H. Alghazali, Z.K. Al-Jaberi, Z.R. Aljazaeri & J.J. Myers

    Recycling and reuse of carbon fiber reinforcement
    F. Kopf, J. Kortmann & P. Jehle

    Shear behavior of reinforced concrete beams with GFRP needles as coarse aggregate partial replacement: Full-scale experiments
    X.F. Nie, B. Fu, J.G. Teng, L.C. Bank &Y. Tian

    F-RCM bundle as connection in multiple leaf masonry: Experimental investigation
    L. Anania

    Effect of different temperatures on epoxy adhesive used in near surface mounted FRP bars strengthened concrete masonry unit under direct shear test
    Z.K. Al-Jaberi & J.J. Myers

    Durability assessment of non-steel reinforcement after more than ten years of service
    A.F. Al-Khafaji & J.J. Myers

    Towards rational design approaches for FRP reinforced concrete structures in fire
    M.F. Green, H. Hajiloo &A. Mousavi

    Seismic response of pultruded GFRP frame using Multi-Continuum Theory
    L.Wang, E. Soliman & M. Reda Taha

    Review and assessment of various theories for modeling durability of GFRP reinforcement for concrete structures
    B. Benmokrane &A.H. Ali

    20. Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete, construction materials, construction technology, pavement design

    Recycling of cement stabilised gravel base material in a highway into aggregates for concrete
    H. Fan, D. Shang, D. Han, B. Chen, Y.Wu, G. Liu, Q. Zhang, H. Li, Z. Sierens, B. Vandevyvere & J. Li

    Study of finite element model on skid resistance for pavement made of engineered cementitious composite
    A.A. Bawono, N. NguyenDinh, B. Lechner &Y. En-Hua

    Thermo-mechanical material properties of concrete in the cooling phase
    J. Lyzwa & J. Zehfuss

    Study of the impact of cement type used on selected physical and mechanical properties of aerated SCC concrete
    K. Zieli´nski & P.Witkowski

    Mechanical strength and freeze-thaw resistance of fly ash alkaline-based mortars containing recycled aggregates submitted to accelerated carbonation
    M. Mastali, Z. Abdollahnejad & F. Pacheco-Torgal

    Effect of silicon carbide (SiC) nanoparticles on 3D printability of cement-based materials
    M. van den Heever, F.A. Bester, P.J. Kruger & G.P.A.G. van Zijl

    Using existing models and finite element analysis to predict the long term deformation of lightweight foamed concrete
    D.R. Do Amaral &A.S. van Rooyen

    Mechanical properties of fly ash alkaline-based mortars containing recycled aggregates and reinforced by hemp fibres submitted to accelerated carbonation
    M. Mastali, Z. Abdollahnejad & F. Pacheco-Torgal

    The use of PET pellets in cement stabilized compressed earth bricks
    J.O. Akinyele, O.M. Akinwande & U.T. Igba

    Ground granulated blast-furnace and corex slag – comparative study
    S. Alaud

    Multi criteria analysis for the functional performance of surface pavement
    A.A. Bawono, E. Caliskan, B. Lechner &Y. En-Hua

    Cost and environmental performance of waste based alkali-activated mortars
    Z. Abdollahnejad, M. Mastali & F. Pacheco-Torgal

    Effect on concrete properties of mixing and curing with seawater: Compression and tension tests
    P. van Tonder, N. Selepe, Z. Kunene, B. Lefifi, P. Munyai, A. Shumba & P.K. Mlangeni

    21. Masonry structures, glass structures, timber structures, properties of wood

    A semi-analytical approach to the evaluation of the local collapse mechanisms of masonry domes subject to seismic loads
    F. Foti, A. Manzo & C. Chesi

    Research into the effect of grouting on physical-mechanical properties of historic masonry
    J.Witzany, R. Zigler, T. Cˇejka, A. Maroušková & J. Kubát

    Limiting structural damage on masonry structures due to foundation movement
    J. Mahachi

    Stiffness of unreinforced masonry walls subjected to static-cyclic shear
    N. Mojsilovi´c

    Performance of confined masonry of 1953 during the 2014 Cephalonia Earthquake
    F.V. Karantoni & S.J. Pantazopoulou

    Form-finding for arches and vaults using the moment-step method
    R.A. Bradley

    Strength of materials and masonry structures in Malawi
    P. Kloukinas, I. Kafodya, I. Ngoma, V. Novelli, J. Macdonald & K. Goda

    The effect of manufacturing flaws in the meso-structure of cast glass on the structural performance
    T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F. Veer

    Dry interlayers out of cast polyurethane rubber for interlocking cast glass structures: Experimental exploration and validation
    F. Oikonomopoulou, F. Veer, T. Bristogianni & L. Barou

    The glass swing; a vector active glass structure
    A.H. Snijder, C. Louter, L. van der Linden & R. Nijsse

    Performance of above ground floor CLT wall systems and connections under monotonic loading
    C. Hughes, D. McPolin, P. McGetrick & D. McCrum

    Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of mechanical properties of CLTs
    X. Li, M. Ashraf, M. Subhani & P. Kremer

    Design and testing of pre-engineered prefabricated Casuarina wooden truss
    A. Mahmoud, J. Said, S. Bader, M. Sayed, M. Fayez, O. Yacoub, P. Youssef, M. Darwish, K. Nassar, E.Y. Sayed-Ahmed & M.N. AbouZeid

    Toward a quantitative evaluation of timber strength through on-site tests
    A. Benedetti & M. Tarozzi

    Comparative studies of three tropical wood species under compressive cyclic loading and various moisture content levels
    A.C. Engonga Edzang, C.F. Pambou Nziengui, S. Ikogou & R. Moutou Pitti

    Thermo-hygro-mechanical behaviour of notched beams of European species under creep loadings in outdoor conditions
    M. Asseko Ella, C.F. Pambou Nziengui, S. Ikogou & R. Moutou Pitti

    Mechanical characterization of tropical glued solid timber beams
    C.H. Ndong Bidzo, R. Moutou Pitti, S. Ikogou & B. Kaiser

    The effect of the moisture content on some mechanical properties of Casuarina wood
    M. Hussein, K. Nassar & M. Darwish

    A database for spatial variability assessment of mechanical parameters for Ozigo specie under long-term bending tests in Gabon
    V. Nsouami, E. Bastidas-Arteaga, R. Moutou Pitti & N. Manfoumbi

    Simulation and analysis of adhesive failure in Glued-in Rod (GiR) connections for timber structures
    S.R. Atashipour, K. Lundgren, P. Feldt &A. Thelin

    22. Railway bridges, railway infrastructure, highway bridges

    Railway vehicle dynamics interaction with a flexible track
    J. Ambrosio, J. Costa, P. Antunes, H. Magalhaes & J. Pombo

    Running safety assessment of a high-speed train moving over the new Volga River Bridge subjected to crosswinds
    P.A. Montenegro, R. Calçada, A. Bolkovoy & I. Chebykin

    Pantograph-catenary interaction in curved railway tracks
    J. Ambrosio, P. Antunes, J. Pombo &A. Facchinetti

    Investigation of track-bridge interaction in railway cable-stayed bridges under train braking
    Y.H. Yan, D.J.Wu, Q. Li, A. O’Connor & M. Nogal

    Assessment of the dynamic behavior of the railway bridge over the Sado River based on a monitoring system
    A. Meixedo, R. Calçada, D. Ribeiro & J. Santos

    Real-time hybrid simulation of a bridge-damper system
    S. Tell, A. Andersson, R. Karoumi, A. Najafi & B.F. Spencer Jr.

    Dynamic analysis of high-speed precast railway bridges
    D. Nunes, C. Gomes, J. Terra, D. Ribeiro & R. Calçada

    Application of the SPS-technology in short span railway bridges
    P. Händler & J. Lange

    Investigating heavy haul train loading spectra through weigh-in-motion big data analysis
    F. Busatta

    Maintenance and recovery of bridges and tunnels in a freight traffic railway line
    A.M. Bonatto, F.A.F. Furtado & C.V. Schlögel

    Study on behavior due to creep of cables in short and medium size unstiffened suspension bridges
    K. Ueno, T. Yamaguchi & H. Kaido

    Modeling of permit trucks for bridge loading along German highways
    M. Nowak & O. Fischer

    Multilane reduction factors based on WIM data
    P.F. van der Spuy, R. Lenner, T. deWet & C.C. Caprani

    The development of a vehicle-bridge interaction model for South African traffic
    M.W. Meyer, R. Lenner & P.F. van der Spuy

    Dynamic amplification factor for South African bridges
    P.F. van der Spuy, R. Lenner & M.W. Meyer

    Reliability verification of bridges designed according to TMH-7
    S.E. Basson & R. Lenner

    Design of the new Olifants river arch bridge in theWestern Cape province of South Africa
    P.F. van der Spuy & H.J. Niehaus

    Implication of constructing the New Mhloti river deck monolithically with the existing deck
    A.J. Faure &W.J. Martin

    23. Performance of structures in fire, design for fire resistance

    Probability-based approach to structural fire resistance evaluation
    M. Maslak

    Steel-timber connections and structures in normal and fire conditions
    A. Bouchaïr, S. Durif, M. Audebert & D. Dhima

    Thermal coupling in hybrid fire simulation
    F. Faghihi & M. Knobloch

    Studies on fire resistance of self-drilling screws and those connections
    Y. Liu & F. Ozaki

    Estimating time to structural collapse of informal settlement dwellings based on structural fire engineering principles
    A. Cicione & R.Walls

    Non-linear finite element analysis of a fire protected steel connection
    I. Singh, G.A. Drosopoulos & G.E. Stavroulakis

    Numerical simulation of fire-following-earthquake at urban scale
    G.P. Cimellaro, M. Domaneschi, V. Villa & M. De Iuliis

    Thermal and axial compression behaviour of full-scale concrete-filled steel-tube columns (RCFST) exposed to fire: Experimental study
    M. Acito

    Effects that change in strain ratio causes to structural fire resistance of a steel member – formulation of stress-strain relationships considering effects of strain ratio and verification based on in-plane analyses
    F. Ozaki &T. Umemura

    Elevated temperature resistance of welded tubular joints
    Y.C.Wang & E. Ozyurt

    Stiffness decrease for steel end-plate beam-to-column joint when exposed to fire
    M. Maslak, M. Pazdanowski & M. Snela

    RCFST columns exposed to fire: Standard thermal test results discussion
    M. Acito &V. Lavermicocca

    RCFST columns exposed to fire: Residual compression test results discussion
    M. Acito &A. Jain

    RCFST columns exposed to fire: Non-standard thermal test and “hot” compression test results discussion
    M. Acito & C. Chesi

    24. Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification, maintenance, durability, long-term performance

    Structural health monitoring as a tool for smart maintenance of wind turbines
    M. Botz, M. Raith, A. Emiroglu, B.Wondra & C.U. Grosse

    A numerical study of vibration-based scour detection in offshore monopile foundations
    M. Samusev, M.D. Ulriksen & L. Damkilde

    Remote scour detection of a railway bridge utilizing ambient vibrations
    S. Kitagawa, M. Shinoda, H. Yao, K. Yoshitome & C.W. Kim

    Impact of environmental based effects on SHM strategies
    M. Baeßler, D. Bhuyan, F. Hille, E. Viefhues, M. Döhler & L. Mevel

    Adaptive training of neural networks by a particle filter for prognosis of damaged structures
    F. Cadini, C. Sbarufatti, M. Corbetta & M. Giglio

    Vibration-based structural health monitoring: Challenges and opportunities
    M.P. Limongelli

    Damage detection in hyperbolic cooling towers using vibration based damage detection techniques
    S.M.C.M. Randiligama, D.P. Thambiratnam &T.H.T. Chan

    Preliminary analysis of the dynamic behavior of two strategic buildings subjected to the 2016 Central Italy earthquake
    C. Iacovino, R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo & M.P. Limongelli

    On the use of kernel PCA for compensation of environmental effects on natural frequency estimates
    C. Rainieri & E. Reynders

    A concept for an integrated risk-based operation and maintenance strategy for wind turbines
    C.T. Geiss & C.U. Grosse

    Damage experiment on a steel plate girder bridge and vibration based damage detection
    C.W. Kim, Y. Goi, T. Mimasu & M. Kawatani

    Earth mass movements monitoring by means of fiber optics inclinometers and pattern recognition techniques
    J. Sierra-Pérez, J. Alvarez-Montoya, J. Álvarez-Guerrero, J.S. Parra-Sánchez & F. Amaya-Fernández

    Vibration monitoring and damage experiment on a prestressed concrete bridge
    O.S. Luna Vera, Y. Kondo, C.W. Kim &Y. Oshima

    Analysis, visualization and monitoring of traffic-induced low frequency sound radiated from bridges
    S. Kimura, K. Ono, R. Chen & C.W. Kim

    Initial curing monitoring of composite civil-engineering repairs and life-time embedded wave-based surveillance network
    O.A. Bareille, M. Salvia, M. Ichchou & M. Zhang

    Influence of damage and boundary conditions on the modal properties of unreinforced masonry infill walls in reinforced concrete frames
    C. Rainieri, M. Di Domenico, P. Ricci, G. Fabbrocino & G.M. Verderame

    On dependencies in value of information analysis for structural integrity management
    K. Ali, J. Qin & M.H. Faber

    Investigations on relationship between the soundness of superstructure and the measured acceleration given by FWD system
    H. Onishi

    Conception of an interface for rotor blade inspections to semantic database for wind turbines
    S. Obermeier, C. Geiss & C. Grosse

    Structural damage identification based on parameter identification using Monte Carlo method and likelihood estimation
    T. Sato, L. Zhao & C.Wan

    Embedded fiber-optic sensors in reinforced concrete beams
    G.P. Cimellaro, M. Domaneschi, M. Morgese, F. Ansari & D. Inaudi

    Building information modelling in whole life management of reinforced concrete structures
    Q. Jiang, J. Douglas & S.T. Yang

    Structural identification of bridges using computer vision techniques
    C.Z. Dong & F.N. Catbas

    Corrosion resistance of carbon steel reinforcing bars: Cold gas spray treatment vs oil based solvent sprays
    P. van Tonder, Z. Ndodana & N.W. Ngcobo

    25. Structural assessment, historic structures, collapse behaviour, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting

    Assessment of existing structures
    M. Holicky, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief

    Progressive collapse of structures – review and outlook
    U. Starossek

    Standardized basis for assessment of existing structures
    J.V. Retief, C. Viljoen & M. Holicky

    Damage assessment of concrete structures based on fractal dimension using nonlinear fracture mechanics cracks simulation
    L.X. Pan, M.S. Cao, D. Novák & D. Lehký

    The anatomy of a collapse: Forensic analyses, monitoring and restoration attempts of the Fossano Bridge
    F. Bazzucchi & G.A. Ferro

    Historical reinforced concrete arch bridges of Songavazzo and Brivio (Italy): Dynamic identification and seismic vulnerability assessment
    M. Acito, C. Chesi &A. Jain

    Seismic vulnerability assessment of Italian masonry churches at territorial scale
    G. De Matteis &V. Corlito

    Application of carbon fibre composite materials for the rehabilitation of fatigue damaged steel structures
    Y. Kasper, M. Albiez, T. Ummenhofer, Y. Ciupack, L. Ledecky, H. Pasternak, A. Geßler & M. Feldmann

    A numerical study on the collapse of a precast industrial building
    P. Bamonte, M.G. Mulas, E. Nuzzi & D. Siciliano

    Large-scale contact analysis for the stability estimation of the Mnajdra monuments
    S.M. Motsa, G.A. Drosopoulos, M. Stavroulaki, G. Stavroulakis, R.P. Borg, P. Galea & S. d’Amico

    Evaluating the influence of daily truck traffic flow on load effects using Monte Carlo simulations
    S. Pérez Sifre & R. Lenner

    Rehabilitation of a historic building in Egypt: King Farouk Rest House
    R. Abdelmaksoud, S. Abdellatif, A. Aboulela, M. El Tawil, O. Rizk, A. Sefein, O. El Kadi, M.N. AbouZeid, S. Khedr & E.Y. Sayed-Ahmed

    Assessment of historical steel bridges
    P. Ryjáˇcek

    Influence of no longer permitted stirrup types on the shear capacity – experimental investigations on prestressed continuous beam subsystems
    N. Schramm & O. Fischer

    Shear tension resistance of prestressed girders with a low stirrup ratio
    M.A. Roosen, C. van der Veen, D.A. Hordijk & M.A.N. Hendriks

    Safety of infrastructures: A case study
    M. Domaneschi, G.P. Cimellaro, F. Ansari, A. Zona & M. Morgese

    Seismic behavior of irregular RC-frames damaged by corrosion
    S. Imperatore & M. Kioumarsi

    BIM-based approach for seismic vulnerability analysis: A case study
    G.P. Cimellaro, M. Domaneschi, V. Villa, A. Zamani Noori, M.V. Pietropinto, A. Cardoni & S. Marasco

    Demolition engineering: Determination of the axial load capacity of steel columns weakened by horizontal and diagonal cuts
    T.P.A. Dunn & R.S.Walls

    Demolition engineering: Lateral load carrying capacity of weakened steel beams
    D. Mitchell & R.S.Walls

    Steel contribution effect of pre-cracked RC beams bonded with steel plates
    S.D. Ngidi & M. Dundu

    Dynamic performance of steel plate-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs in bending
    A.M. Olajumoke & M. Dundu

    Structural failure analysis and proposed remedies for underground mining tunnels in third world countries: The case of structural collapses of Merelani Small Scale Tanzanite Mining tunnels, Tanzania
    H.J. Mtyana

    Comparison between strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using steel plates and double FRCM layers
    D. Khouzam, A. El-Nemr, E.A. Khattab & N. Hanna

    26. Soil-structure interaction, foundations, underground structures, geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics

    A contribution to a new bearing capacity equation in cohesionless soil
    S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft

    Decreasing computational cost of a slope stability analysis by differential evolution accelerated particle swarm optimization
    R. van der Meij & J.P. Kwekkeboom

    Investigation of the soil structure interaction of integral bridges
    J. Grabe, P. Vogel & G. Rombach

    Cyclic tensile response of suction bucket foundations in sand
    P. Gütz & M. Achmus

    The behavior during construction of an existing tunnel that lies between two large vertically parallel shield tunnels adjacent to each other
    N. Horichi, L.F. Boswell, S. Chang &Y. Oku

    Case study of a rock slope failure and remediation
    Z. Cabarkapa

    Porous concrete in secant pile walls
    M. Pulsfort, M. Herten & C. Fierenkothen

    Analytical investigations regarding critical suction and skirt friction for bucket installations in sand
    C. Schröder & M. Achmus

    Design of railway embankment using the Mohr Coulomb criterion and GSK Model for cohesionless soil
    S. Krabbenhoft & R. Christensen

    27. Safety and reliability, structural design, architectural considerations, building technology, structural engineering education

    Advances in the reliability basis of structural design
    J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen

    Flexibility and variability of industrial buildings
    A. Harzdorf

    Tall diagrid structures: Unique behavior and design considerations of an unusual structure type
    M. Sarkisian, N. Mathias, J. Gordon & R. Garai

    Challenging expansions of major conference and convention centers in California, USA: Two case studies
    M. Sarkisian, N. Mathias, J. Zhang & L. Hu

    Architectonic forms and engineering systems designed by application of method of superposition
    J. Re˛bielak

    Generalized parametric structural design: Framework and perspectives
    X. Lai & Z. He

    Perspectives of experimentally based design strategies in steel engineering
    I.Wudtke & M. Kraus

    Building cost implications of tsunami design per ASCE 7-16
    I.N. Robertson & J. McKamey

    The effect of labor and material cost on the optimization of structures using the VirtualWork Optimization Method and empirical formula
    J.H. Strydom & A.A. Elvin

    An analysis of South African wind gust data in the context of the built environment
    F.P. Bakker & C. Viljoen

    Development of an innovative composite mullion
    S. Jiao, S. Gunalan, B.P. Gilbert, B. Baleshan & H. Bailleres

    Testing and strengthening of funicular arched steel truss false-work
    A.Y.A.A. El Sayed, M. Darwish, K. Nassar, O. Elkady & M. Hussein

    Perspectives of moss species in urban ecosystems and vertical living-architecture: A review
    P. Julinova & D. Beckovsky

    Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops
    G. Tardio, S.B. Mickovski & P. Sangalli

    How much law education a civil or structural engineering graduate needs
    U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

    Engineering education in Egypt: Past, present and future
    E.Y. Sayed-Ahmed


    Alphose Zingoni earned an MSc (with distinction) and a PhD from Imperial College London in 1992, and was a recipient of a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 from 1992 to 1994. He held appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe from 1996 to 1999, before moving to the University of Cape Town in 1999, where he served as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 2008 to 2012.
    His research spans shell structures, vibration analysis, studies of symmetry in structural mechanics, and group-theoretic formulations. He has written numerous scientific papers and four books in these areas, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is founder, chair and editor of the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) series of international conferences, successfully held in Cape Town every 3 years since 2001.
    In recognition of his outstanding contributions, three learned societies have elected him a Fellow: the South African Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Structural Engineers (London), and the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (Zurich). He received a B1 rating of the National Research Foundation in 2016, and in the same year, was elected a Fellow of the University of Cape Town in recognition of "original distinguished academic work".