The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times.
This book presents the latest scientific developments in Computational Dynamics, Stochastic Dynamics, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering in thirty-five self-contained contributions. The selected state-of-the-art chapters are revised and extended versions of the papers which were presented as plenary, semi-plenary and keynote lectures at the thematic COMPDYN 2007 Conference.
This volume will benefit researchers and engineering professionals working on structural dynamics, earthquake engineering and computational mechanics. Readers will get acquainted with advanced computational methods and software tools, which can assist them in tackling complex problems in dynamic/seismic analysis and design. Moreover, it will raise the awareness of important application areas and the social impact of the scientific and technical fields involved.
Table of Contents
Computational Structural Dynamics
- G.I. Schuëller: Computational stochastic dynamics - some lessons learned
- F. Armero: Energy-momentum algorithms for nonlinear solid dynamics and their assumed strain finite element formulation
- S. Krenk: Energy conservation and high-frequency damping in numerical time integration
- P. Le Tallec, F. Dambakizi, P. Hauret: Numerical solution of dynamic contact problems
- C. Soize, C. Chen, J.-F. Durand, D. Duhamel, L. Gagliardini: Computational elastoacoustics of uncertain complex systems and experimental validation
- V. V. Krylov: Propagation of plate bending waves in the vicinity of one- and two-dimensional acoustic 'black holes'
- D. Moens, D. Vandepitte, H. De Gersem, M. De Munck, W. Desmet: Structural dynamics design validation and optimisation of structures with imprecise parameters using the fuzzy finite element method
- W. P. De Wilde, Jan Van Steirteghem: Morphological indicators and the prediction of the first natural frequency of a lightweight structure
- E.J. Sapountzakis, V.G. Mokos: Dynamic Analysis of Plates Stiffened by Parallel Beams with Deformable Connection
- W. Schiehlen, R. Seifried: Impacts on Beams: Uncertainty in Experiments and Numerical Simulation
- E. Paraskevopoulos, C. Panagiotopoulos, D. Talaslidis: Rational derivation of conserving time integration schemes: the moving-mass case
- G. K. Tairidis, G.E. Stavroulakis, D.G. Marinova, E.C. Zacharenakis: Fuzzy active control of smart beams
- H. Lane, P. Kettil, N.-E. Wiberg: Rail Vibrations caused by Ground Stiffness Transitions
- D.C. Rizos, J. O’Brian, E. Leon: Development and applications of a staggered FEM-BEM methodology for ground vibrations due to moving train loads
Computational Earthquake Engineering
- A. S. Elnashai, O. S. Kwon, B. F. Spenser, N. Nakata, J. Ji: Distributed hybrid earthquake response history analysis of interacting and multi-resolution structural-geotechnical systems
- M. Dolšek, P. Fajfar: Simplified probabilistic seismic performance assessment of buildings
- A.H. Barbat, S. Oller, P. Mata A., J.C. Vielma P.: Numerical modeling of the seismic response of buildings with energy dissipators
- W. B. Kraetzig, Y. S. Petryna: Structural damage description for estimates of seismic vulnerability
- E. Sibilio, M. Ciampoli, J.L. Beck: Structural health monitoring by bayesian updating
- G. De Roeck, E. Reynders:Vibration monitoring as a diagnosis tool for structural condition assessment
- K. Meskouris, S. Holler, C. Butenweg, Daniel Meiners: A multiphase model with hypoplastic formulation of the solid phase and its application to earthquake engineering problems
- A. M. Reinhorn, M. V. Sivaselvan, G. F. Dargush, O. Lavan: Mixed Lagrangian formulation in analysis of collapse of structures
- E. Spacone, G. Camata, M. Faggella: Nonlinear models and nonlinear procedures for seismic analysis of reinforced concrete frame structures
- M. Fragiadakis, R. Pinho, S. Antoniou: Modelling inelastic buckling of reinforcing bars under earthquake loading
- C.P. Pantelides, S.M. Adan, L. D.Reaveley: Analyzing steel moment-resisting connections using finite element modeling
- A. Ansal, A. Kurtulus, G. Tönük: Earthquake damage scenario software for urban areas
- M. N.Aydinoglu, G. Önem: Nonlinear performance assessment of bridges with Incremental Response Spectrum Analysis (IRSA) procedure
- G.A. Papagiannopoulos, D.E. Beskos: The equivalent modal damping concept and its use in seismic design of steel building structures
- J. L. Beck, M. Muto: Bayesian updating and model class selection of deteriorating hysteretic structural models using recorded seismic response
- J. P. Conte, M. Barbato, Q. Gu: Finite element response sensitivity, probabilistic response and reliability analyses
- B. Jeremic and G. Jie: Parallel Soil–Foundation–Structure Interaction Computations
- Y. Tsompanakis: Dynamic interaction of retaining walls and retained soil and structures
- J. K. Kim, J.H. Lee: Earthquake response of liquid tanks installed in saturated transversely isotropic soil
- A. Rafiee, M. Vinches, C. Bohatier: Application of the NSCD method to the modelling of fractured rock mass subjected to seismic loadings
- D.C. Charmpis: Optimum design of multistorey structures with compound seismic isolation
- C.C. Mitropoulou, N.P. Bakas, N.D. Lagaros and M. Papadrakakis: Advances in design optimization of reinforced concrete structural systems
- J.E. Hurtado, N Aguirre: Robust stochastic optimal control of seismically excited buildings
- G. C. Marano, S. Sgobba, R. Greco: A multi-objective robust criterion for tuned mass dampers optimal design
- O. Möller, L. Quiroz, M. Rubinstein, R.O. Foschi: Performance-based seismic optimization implementing neural networks
- H. A. Jensen, M. A. Valdebenito: A very efficient computational procedure for the reliability-based optimization of uncertain stochastic linear dynamical systems
Manolis Papadrakakis is a Professor in Civil Engineering His research activities are focused on the development and the application of the latest computer methods and technology to structural engineering analysis and design. He has written and edited many publications, both in English and in Greek.
Dimos Charmpis is a Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Cyprus. His research interests in Computational Mechanics aim for development and exploitation of innovative computational methodologies for the analysis and design of structures under static or dynamic/seismic loading. He has specialized in finite element methods, uncertainties in structural properties and loads, structural design optimization, soft computing applications, solution procedures for finite element equations and high performance computing.
Yiannis Tsompanakis is an Assistant Professor of structural earthquake engineering. He has many research and practical projects in earthquake engineering and computational mechanics. His main interests include: computational dynamics, structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural assessment, applications of artificial intelligence methods in engineering.
Nikos D. Lagaros is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. His main research interests include: *nonlinear dynamic analysis of concrete and steel structures under seismic loading, *performance-based earthquake engineering, *structural design optimization of real-world structures, *seismic risk and reliability analysis, * neural network in structural engineering, *fragility evaluation of reinforced concrete and steel structures, *inverse problems in structural dynamics, *parallel and distributed computing/Grid computing technologies, *evolutionary computations and *geotechnical earthquake engineering.
"This book presents the latest scientific developments in computational dynamics, stochastic dynamics, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering in 35 self-contained contributions. The selected state-of-the-art chapters are revised and extended versions of the papers which were presented as plenary, semi-plenary and keynote lectures at the thematic COMPDYN 2007 Conference. This volume will benefit researchers and engineering professionals working on structural dynamics, earthquake engineering a computational mechanics. Readers will get acquainted with advanced computational methods and software tools, which can assist them in tackling complex problems in dynamic/seismic analysis and design. It will also raise the awareness of important application areas and the social impact of the scientific and technical fields involved."
—MCEER Information Service (IS), April 1, 2009