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, 1st Edition (Pack - Book and Ebook) book cover

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, 1st Edition

Edited by Alphose Zingoni

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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".

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC063000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Structural