This volume is an outcome of the international conference on advances in structures: steel, concrete, composite and aluminium in Sydney in 2003. It focuses on researches in composite design, fire engineering, light gauge construction, advanced structural analysis and concrete filled tubes.
1: Keynote lectures 1. Strength and stiffness of CFT semi-embedded type column base 2. Eurocode 4 for buildings 3. Seismic design of trussed girder systems 4. Composite steel-concrete systems with slim floor beams: Structural performance and design considerations 5. Influence of initial imperfections on the behaviour of lipped channel columns at high temperatures 6. Analysis and design of cable supported roof structures 2: Steel 7. Experimental and numerical evaluation of the deformation capacity of bolted end plate connections modelled by welded T-stubs 8. Nonlinear response of bolted end-plate steel connections 9. Experimental study on the mechanical and clamping properties of F13T grade high strength bolts 10. Block shear failure of bolted steel single angles in tension 11. European technical approvals for prefabricated tension rod systems 12. Behaviour of beam-to-column minor axis connections – a comprehensive investigation 13. Behavior and design of multi-row extended end-plate moment connections 14. Moment–rotation relationships of thin endplate connections in steel beams 15. Fatigue life prediction based on acoustic emissions 16. Load levels for high-cycle fatigue response in welded thin cold-formed square hollow section (SHS) T-joints under in-plane bending 17. Fatigue crack initiation and propagation in thin-walled CHS-to-SHS T-joints 18. Lateral-torsional stability of prismatic and tapered steel beams: assessing the influence of pre-buckling deflections 19. Elastic stability of partially restrained short steel I-section members in flexure 20. Tests of very high strength (VHS) circular steel tubes in bending 21. Coupled local-lateral buckling of I-beams, a finite element model 22. A closed-form solution for the distortional buckling of I-beams 23. Impact resistance of structural hollow sections 24. A 490 yield-stress steel for liquified-gas vessels 25. Prediction of fracture initiation in structural steel using tensile testing 26. Adaptability of the building design codes to the design with high strength steel 27. Wind-induced load capacity analysis of long-span steel arch bridges under construction 28. Spatial stability experiment on a semicircular steel arch 29. Optimal shape design of non-uniform stiffened steel beams with buckling and frequency constraints 30. Consideration of initial imperfections for members subjected to axial compression and bending 31. Industrial steel racks: Tests, design and codes 32. Developments in the pallet program 33. Analysis and behaviour of steel storage rack columns 34. Stability testing of sub-assemblages of high rise steel storage racks 35. Design of washerless bolted connections in thin sheet steels 36. Finite element analysis of structural knee-joints for cold-formed portal frame 37. Knee joints in portal frames constructed from thick cold-form channel members 38. Structural behaviour of self-piercing riveted connections in G300 and G550 thin sheet steels 39. Deformation characteristics of lapped connections between cold-formed steel purlins of Z sections 40. Design of cold-formed steel channel columns with complex stiffeners using direct strength method 41. Tests of cold-formed steel plain angle columns 42. Compression tests of cold-reduced high strength steel channel columns failing in the distortional mode 43. GBT post-buckling analysis of cold-formed steel members 44. Interactive buckling of thin-walled cold-formed members 45. Finite element predictions of residual stresses in cold-formed sections 46. Advances in direct strength design of thin-walled members 47. New design provisions for sections containing unstiffened elements with stress gradient 48. End-one-flange loading with an overhang: Web crippling capacity 49. Design of cold-formed steel bearing stiffeners 50. Recent research in steel structures at the University of Sydney 51. Moment–rotation behaviour of a re-entrant decking of high strength steel: Experiment and nonlinear finite element analysis 52. Design method of light-gauge composite floor beams 53. Numerical modeling of thin-walled cold-formed steel C-sections in bending 54. Analysis and testing of cold-formed steel beams 55. Design of profiled sandwich panels subject to local buckling effects 3: Aluminium 56. Buckling behaviour of thin-walled aluminium and stainless steel columns using Generalised Beam Theory 57. A new buckling curve formulation for aluminium alloy elements 58. Buckling experiments and FE simulations on complex aluminium extrusions 59. Determination of strength characteristics of aluminum honeycomb material subjected to out-of-plane compression using finite element analysis 60. A new classification criterion for aluminium cross-sections 61. Aluminium bridges, actual designs and prospects 62. Fatigue behavior of crossing MIG and friction stir welds in aluminium 6082 T6 63. NDE and quality control of structural adhesive joints 64. Calibration study for the Eurocode ENV 1999 for aluminium design 65. Experimental analysis of aluminium T-stubs: Tests under cyclic loading 4: Analysis 66. Torsional modeling of thin-walled beams with open and closed cross-sections 67. Elastoplastic large deflection analysis of curved steel I-beams 68. Coupled bending-torsion natural frequencies of non-symmetrical steel joists with taper 69. Lateral-torsional buckling analysis of a doubly symmetric thin-walled beam under axial force and bending moment 70. Stability behavior of closed cross-section thin-walled prismatic members in the framework of Generalized Beam Theory 71. The overall load-bearing capacity of Tube-and-Couple Scaffolds 72. Advanced, second-order and modified first-order analyses for design of 2-bay portals 73. Buckling load of unbraced rigid-frame with slender columns 74. The influence of column base connections on the stability of slender frame structures 75. Large deflection analysis of structures with continuous and discrete restraints 76. Case studies of the structural response of a number of framed-tube high-rise buildings 77. Reliability implications of advanced analysis in design of steel frames 78. Non-linear behaviour of steel-concrete composite frames with partial shear connection 79. Office floor vibration control using a TMD 80. Logarithmic decrement of damping in reinforced and partially prestressed concrete beams – new prediction formulas 81. Structural design of Sydney’s tallest residential building 82. Exact solutions for vibration of stepped circular Mindlin plates 83. Post local buckling of simply supported skew and trapezoidal plates 84. Static and vibration analysis of stiffened plates by the finite element method 5: Fire 85. Fire design of multi-storey steel-framed buildings considering realistic natural fires 86. Scenario-based design of structures exposed to accidental fires 87. A new calculation method for lateral torsional buckling of steel beams with non-uniform temperature distributions in fire 88. Performance of unprotected steel and composite steel frames exposed to fire 89. Multi-storey steel-framed buildings with composite slab flooring: finite element modelling of fire behaviour 90. Numerical modelling of the behaviour of bare-steel and composite flexible end-plate connections at elevated temperature 91. Performance of normal and high-strength reinforced concrete walls in fire 92. Behaviour and design of cold-formed thin-walled steel stud wall panels exposed to fire on one side 93. Strain development in steel columns under elevated temperatures 94. Rankine approach for critical temperature predictions of axially-and-flexurally restrained steel columns 6: Shells 95. Imperfection sensitivity of medium-length silos under wind load 96. Locally supported shells with longitudinal stiffeners above the supports 97. Influence of boundary conditions on the instability of circular cylindrical shells