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Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics and Structures of Materials

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ISBN 9780415616577
Published November 17, 2010 by CRC Press
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Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM21, Victoria, University, Melbourne, Australia, 7th – 10th of December 2010). The contributions from academics, researchers and practising engineers from 17 countries, mainly from Australasia and the Asia-pacific region, cover a wide range of topics, including:

• Composite structures

• Computational mechanics

• Concrete structures

• Dynamic analysis of structures

• Earthquake and wind engineering

• Fibre composites

• Fire engineering

• Geomechanics and foundation engineering

• Masonry structures

• Mechanics of materials

• Shock and impact loading

• Steel and aluminium structures

• Structural health monitoring

• Structural optimisation

• Sustainable materials

• Timber engineering

Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials will be a valuable reference for academics, researchers and practising engineers working in structural engineering and structural mechanics.

Table of Contents

1.Keynote Papers

Stresses and deformations in reinforced concrete beams and slabs at service loads
R.I. Gilbert
Commercialisation of fibre composites in Australia’s civil engineering market
G.M. Van Erp

Design of steel-concrete composite structures with ultra-high strength and lightweight concrete
J.Y.R. Liew, K.M.A. Sohel & D.X. Xiong 
Melbourne rectangular stadium
P. Bowtell 
Innovative structural design using evolutionary topology optimisation techniques
Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, Z.H. Zuo, J.W. Tang, B. Zhao & P. Felicetti
2.Composite structures
Improving the through-thickness compression properties of aerospace sandwich composites by z-pinning
A. Nanayakkara, S. Feih & A.P. Mouritz
Structural behaviour of beam-to-RHS column connection with blind bolts
H. Yao, H.M. Goldsworthy & E.F. Gad
Contact buckling theory of thin plates in composite members: A review
X. Ma, J.W. Butterworth & C.G. Clifton
Systematisation of timber-concrete composite connections
C. Gerber & K. Crews
Three-dimensional finite element modeling of composite floor beams
F. Tahmasebinia & G. Ranzi
Shear strength of lightweight fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete composite beam
T.S. Ng & S.J. Foster
Strength and ductility of recycled aggregate concrete filled composite tubular stub columns
X.S. Shi, Q.Y. Wang, X.L. Zhao & F. Collins
Numerical modelling of short and long term behaviour of headed stud shear connector in composite steel-concrete beams
O. Mirza & B. Uy
Impact resistance of composite scarf joints under static tension
M.K. Kim, C. Wang, S. Feih, I. Herszberg & D.J. Elder
3. Computational mechanics

Analysis of orthotropic thick plates using hybrid-Trefftz elements
J. Petrolito
Nonlinear analysis of frames using low-order mixed finite elements
J. Petrolito & K.A. Legge
Hybrid stochastic and interval analysis of static responses of frame structures
C. Wang, W. Gao & C.M. Song
Nondeterministic fracture analysis by the scaled boundary finite element method
M.S. Chowdhury, W. Gao & Ch. Song
Finite element analysis of the propagation of cracks in glass panels
I. Nurhuda, N.T.K. Lam, R. Dahal & E.F. Gad
Modelling and simulation of helicopter accidents for occupant survivability assessment
J.M. McCarthy, C. Bil & G. Clark
Adaptive airfoil control system using shape memory alloy actuator for unmanned aerial vehicle
E.J. Abdullah, C. Bil & S. Watkins
4.Concrete structures 

Parametric analysis of one-way slabs with low-ductility mesh steel
H.Yao, H.M. Goldsworthy & L.Y.M. Nguyen 
Accounting for steel relaxation in prestressed concrete by finite element packages
H.L.Yip, F.T.K. Au & S.T. Smith
Increasing the flexural stiffness of FRP wrapped reinforced concrete columns
M.N.S. Hadi & V.Yazici
Time-dependent analysis of reinforced concrete sections subjected to axial compression and biaxial bending                                                  
R.I. Gilbert & G. Ranzi

A new system for reinforced concrete buildings to prevent potential progressive collapse
M.N.S. Hadi & T.M.S. Alrudaini
A practical approach for the analysis of concrete members subjected to temperature gradients
G. Ranzi & R.I. Gilbert 
Evaluation of creep and shrinkage in a prestressed bridge using data from laboratory experiments and in-situ monitoring
P. Omenzetter & N. Ibrahim

Creep and shrinkage of high strength concrete
S.H. Chowdhury
Retrofitting of shear damaged reinforced concrete beams
T.G. Suntharavadivel
Creep testing and analysis of shallow concrete domes
E. Hamed, M.A. Bradford, R.I. Gilbert & Z-T. Chang
Concrete walls with and without openings supported on three sides
J.H. Doh, Y.C. Loo & S. Fragomeni
Performance of high strength concrete and reactive powder concrete columns subjected to impact
L. Huynh & S.J. Foster
Size effect in confined concrete
M.M. Attard & A. Khajeh Samani
A new model for confined concrete
A. Khajeh Samani & M.M. Attard
Shear behaviour of in-situ concrete stitches of precast concrete segmental bridges
C.C.Y. Leung & F.T.K. Au

Evaluation of creep, shrinkage and modulus of elasticity models for high strength concrete
N. Baidya, P. Mendis & S. Fragomeni

Use of lightweight concrete as infill of reinforced concrete sections
V. Vimonsatit, M.A. Mazlan, H. Nikraz & A.S. Wahyuni

Experimental investigation of behaviour and shear strength capacity of LSRC slab
V. Vimonsatit, P. Macri, H. Nikraz & A.S. Wahyuni

Establishing model for the displacement ductility index of HSC beams
N.M. Elbasha & M.N.S. Hadi

Anchorage zones behaviour of early age concrete: Application to post-tensioned members
M. Sofi, P.A. Mendis, D. Baweja & Elvira E.

Early age concrete creep: Using model B3 prediction
M. Sofi, L. Zhang, P.A. Mendis & D. Baweja

5.Dynamic analysis of structures
Fatigue life prediction of modern gas turbomachine blades
O.V. Repetskiy & B.M. Cuong

Dynamic investigation of concrete bridges taking into account time-dependent effects
X.T. Si & F.T.K. Au

Interval dynamic response of structures with bounded parameters
W. Gao, D. Wu & F. Tin-Loi

Dynamic response of bridges under moving vehicles with uncertainty in system parameters
N. Liu, W. Gao & N. Zhang

Effectiveness of variably tuned liquid damper in suppressing dynamic excitation
B. Samali, S.M. Zahrai, Z. Vrcelj & S. Abbasi

Dynamic characteristics of reinforced concrete beams
D. Tran & S. Fragomeni

A novel nonlinear system identification based upon Hilbert Transform
G.Y. Yan, Z.S. Liu & A.D. Stefano

Dynamic performance of timber-concrete composite flooring systems
R. Rijal, B. Samali & K. Crews

Design of multiple viscoelastic tuned mass dampers for floor vibration applications
T. Nguyen, E.F. Gad, J.L. Wilson & N. Haritos

6.Earthquake and wind engineering
Investigating the effect of pounding for inelastic base isolated adjacent buildings under earthquake excitations
M.E. Uz & M.N.S. Hadi

A study of wind drags on straight and twisted towers
J.W. Tang, Y.M. Xie & P. Felicetti

Seismic performance assessment of lightly reinforced concrete columns
A. Wibowo, J.L. Wilson, M. Fardipour, N.T.K. Lam, K. Rodsin, P. Lukkunaprasit & E.F. Gad
Seismic assessment of asymmetrical buildings in low to moderate seismicity regions
E. Lumantarna, N. Lam & J. Wilson

In-plane racking performance of point fixed glass façade systems
S. Sivanerupan, J.L. Wilson, E.F. Gad & N.T.K. Lam

Evaluation of variation in dynamic response of a building from seismic records using system identification
F. Butt & P. Omenzetter

Seismic analysis of strength degraded structures
B. Kafle, N.T.K. Lam, E.F. Gad & J.L. Wilson

Seismic assessment of existing structures by displacement principles
M. Fardipour, K. Thinley, E. Lumantarna, N. Lam, E. Gad & J. Wilson

Wind induced excitation of box girder gantry frames
N. Haritos, C. Nguyen & T. Ngo

Ductility capacity of existing RC bridge piers in Australia
M.N. Sheikh & H.H. Tsang

Infrastructure protection by scrap tyre-soil mixtures
H.H. Tsang, W. Xiong, S. Yaghmaei-Sabegh, M.N. Sheikh & N.T.K. Lam

Displacement based seismic assessment of cable stayed bridges
H. Agheshlui, N.T.K. Lam & E.F. Gad

Seismic performance evaluation of a concrete gravity dam in Nepal
D. Wagle, J.L. Wilson & K. Abdouka

Seismic behaviour of concrete moment resisting buildings on soft soil considering soil-structure interaction
B. Samali, B. Fatahi & H.R. Tabatabaiefar

7.Fibre composites
Structural properties of composite T-joints reinforced with z-pins
T.M. Koh, S. Feih & A.P. Mouritz

A comparison of the shear behaviour of a fibre composite sandwich structure in the transverse and in-plane directions
A.C. Manalo, T. Aravinthan & W. Karunasena

The effect of modulus of elasticity on the behaviour of railway turnout sleepers
A.C. Manalo, T. Aravinthan, W. Karunasena & N. Stevens

Behaviour of fibre composite sandwich panels under uniformly distributed loading
M.M. Islam & T. Aravinthan

Effect of chemical treatment on the mechanical and thermal properties of hemp fibre reinforced thermoset sandwich composites
M.M. Kabir, H. Wang, F. Cardona & T. Aravinthan

Preliminary development of polymer based filler materials for GFRP tubular connector
C.S. Sirimanna, M.M. Islam & T. Aravinthan

Experimental investigation into gomuti fibres/polyester composites
A. Ticoalu, T. Aravinthan & F. Cardona

Behaviour of fibre composite pile under axial compression load
E.J. Guades, C.S. Sirimanna, T. Aravinthan & M.M. Islam

Towards calculating the load-deflection response of anchored FRP-strengthened RC slabs
S.T. Smith & S.J. Kim

Natural fibre composites with QLD based fibres and vegetable oils
N.W. Manthey, F. Cardona, T. Aravinthan, H. Wang & T. Cooney
Strength design of CFRP-reinforced steel tubular beams
J. Haedir, X.L. Zhao, R.H. Grzebieta & M.R. Bambach
Stress-strain model for high strength concrete confined by FRP
W. P. Lokuge, S. Setunge & J.G. Sanjayan
Development of pressure-impulse curves for fiber reinforced polymer strengthened reinforced concrete walls
A. Mutalib & H. Hao
8.Fire engineering
Fire resistance of connections in timber structures
P.J. Moss, A.H. Buchanan, T.M. Nilsen & M. Fragiacomo
Numerical modelling of load bearing steel stud walls under fire conditions
S. Gunalan & M. Mahendran
Fire resistance modelling of prestressed concrete hollowcore floors using multi-spring connection elements
J-K. Min, P.J. Moss, R.P. Dhakal & A.H. Buchanan 
Performance of high strength concrete walls subjected to fire
T.B. Ta, T. Ngo, P. Mendis & N. Haritos
Dimensional characteristics of various types of fibres in fire resistant concrete
Y.S. Heo, J.G. Sanjayan, C.G. Han & M.C. Han
9.Geomechanics and foundation engineering
The analysis of engineering properties of compacted fill using finite element modelling techniques
G. Ren, J.M. Fernandes & J. Li
Case study of mudflow using Flo2d
B. Widjaja
10.Masonry structures
Assessment of debonding failure models for FRP retrofitted URM structures
Y. Zhuge & K.X. Yeap
Major factors in reinforcing stone masonry for sustainable construction practice
R. Pun, B. Samali & B. Shrestha
11.Mechanics of materials
High-cycle fatigue life prediction issues in helicopter components
S.L.H. Chan, U.H. Tiong & G. Clark
Low-strain integrity testing of rock anchors
H. Mohammed & N. Haritos
Dynamic analysis of generalised stress intensity factors at multi-material wedges
C.M. Song, I. Chiong & F. Tin-Loi
Particleboard production using mixtures of softwood and hardwood residues
K.K. Wong, S. Setunge & M. Jollands
Deterioration mechanics – The competition between abiotic and biotic processes
R.E. Melchers & R. Jeffrey
Effect of heat treatment on the maximum recovery stress of shape memory alloy under cyclic heating
M.B. Wong, H. Sadiq, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi 
12.Shock and impact loading
Numerical simulation of high-performance SCS panels under static and impact loading conditions
S.Y. Kong, A.M. Remennikov & B. Uy
Preliminary study of the structure and support forms to mitigate blast and impact loading effects
H. Hao
Approximate solutions to impact of a spherical object on the surface of a flat steel plate
Y. Yang, L. Zhang & N.T.K. Lam
Deflection damage criteria for concrete elements under blast loading
Z.I. Syed, P.A. Mendis, T. Ngo & N.T.K. Lam
The ballistic impact characteristic of sandwich panel consisting of Kevlar woven fabric and titanium chips
Y.C. Wong, D. Ruan, M.L. Sesso & S.Y. Kim
Hypervelocity impact of steel balls into metallic blocks
H. Bornstein, K. Ackland & C. Anderson
Blast loading of metallic plates with polyurea coatings
K. Ackland, C. Anderson & S. Warne
Preliminary investigation into the post repair performance of Ti-6Al-4V after occurrence of Foreign Object Damage (F.O.D.)
N. Orchowski, R. Mohammed & G. Clark
Prediction of blast-induced window glass fragments
H. Hao
Responses of anchorage zones in cable-stayed bridges under blast loads
W.Y. Lua, T. Ngo, L. Zhang & P. Mendis
13.Steel and aluminum structures
Fatigue testing of subsea pipeline steel connections under combined actions
H.B. Liu, X.L. Zhao & Z.G. Xiao
Bolted beam-column moment connections between cold-formed steel members
A.H. Hazlan, M.Md. Tahir, A. Sulaiman & M. Mahendran
Effect of corrosion inhibiting compounds on fatigue of riveted joints
I.G.A.A. Jaya, U.H. Tiong & G. Clark
Split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of aluminium alloy 6060 T5
M.A. Kariem, J.H. Beynon & D. Ruan
Modelling of multi-panel transmission tower retrofitted with leg reinforcement
Y. Zhuge & J. Mills
The influence of plastic zone size in stable tearing
M.F. Ab Rahman, R.D. Mohammed & G. Clark
The effect of medium strain rates on the mechanical properties of high performance steels
S.Y. Kong, A.M. Remennikov & B. Uy
Analysis of defects in laser cladding of high strength steel for aerospace application
S.D. Sun, R. Mohammed, M. Brandt, G. Clark, Q. Lui & M. Janardhana
Blind bolted side connection to unfilled hollow section columns
J. Lee, H.M. Goldsworthy & E.F. Gad
Effects of opening in the cross girders of the flat bottom rail wagons to the load transferring mechanisms when used as road bridge deck
L. Jamtsho, Manicka Dhanasekar, N. Palliyaguru & W. Bayissa
Shear strength of LiteSteel beams with web openings
P. Keerthan & M. Mahendran
Shear strength and design of LiteSteel beams
P. Keerthan & M. Mahendran
Investigation of the influence of post installation of vertical braces in the lateral capacity of jacket type offshore platforms
H. Agheshlui
High rate compressive behavior of aluminum foams by modified SHPB technique
S. Xu, J. Shen, J. Beynon, D. Ruan & G. Lu
14.Structural health monitoring
Thermogravimetry analysis of deteriorated timber bridge elements
S. Venkatesan, M. Pannirselvam, M. Jollands, R. Shanks & P. Slatter
A system for bridge network condition assessment and prediction
B. Samali, K.I. Crews, K. Aboura, W. Ariyaratne & P.B. Manamperi
A strategy for data collection and SHM for better asset management of bridges – A New Zealand outlook
P. Omenzetter, S. Bush, T. Henning & P. McCarten
Damage evaluation of a repaired timber beam using modal-based method
B. Samali, J. Li, K. Crews & F.C. Choi
Identification of added mass on a two-storey framed structure utilising FRFs and ANNs
U. Dackermann, J. Li & B. Samali
A practical approach to Fourier analysis for monitoring structural integrity
M. Lamb, V. Rouillard & D. Ainalis
An adaptive impulse response technique for evaluating the performance of structural elements
M. Lamb, V. Rouillard & D. Ainalis
ANN-based structural element performance model for reliable bridge asset management
J.B. Son, J.H. Lee, H. Guan, Y.C. Loo & M. Blumenstein
Corrosion performance of embedded steel in fly ash geopolymer concrete by impressed voltage method
M. Olivia & H.R. Nikraz
A new damage feature based on wavelet packet transform for damage detection under ambient vibration
G. Wang, Z.S. Liu & G.Y. Yan
15.Structural optimisation
Shape optimization applied to aircraft wing structures
V. Anand & C. Bil
Multi-objective design optimization of an innovative fibre composite sandwich panel for civil engineering applications
Z.K. Awad, T. Aravinthan, Y. Zhuge & F. Gonzalez
Design of new generation magnetorheological pins
Y. Li, J. Li & B. Samali
Matlab implementation of 3D topology optimization using BESO
R. Huang & X. Huang
16.Sustainable materials
Photocatalytic construction materials: An overview of recent developments and their application to permeable concrete
J.R. Bolt, Y. Zhuge & F. Bullen
Mechanical properties of high-strength self-compacting concrete
M. Soleymani Ashtiani, A.N. Scott & R.P. Dhakal 
Sustainable civil engineering materials
D. Ionescu
Compressive strength and drying shrinkage of cellular lightweight concrete as affected by moisture content of the exposed environment
H.Y. Lee, S. Setunge, M. Xie & S.L. Mak
High-strength rice husk ash concrete incorporating quarry dust fine aggregates
S.N. Raman, T. Ngo, P. Mendis, H.B. Mahmud, C.H. Lee & T.T. Nguyen
The application of controlled permeability formwork to reduce the curing time of concrete
J.M. Fernandes, D. Law, T.C.K. Molyneaux & I. Patnaikuni
Effects of fly ash source and curing procedure on strength development of geopolymers
Z. Zhang, H. Wang, A. Reid & T. Aravinthan
Design of Experiments (DOE) for investigating particleboard production using hardwood sawmill residues
G. Nirdosha, S. Setunge & M. Jollands
Improving the damping properties of concrete
S.F. Nabavi, B. Bhattacharjee & A. Madan
Effect of clogging on the water permeability of pervious concrete
R. Sriravindrarajah, H.M. Do, L.D. Nguyen &Y. Aoki
A novel multi-functional expansive additive for drying shrinkage reduction in mortars
P. Hamedanimojarrad, G. Adam, A. Ray, K. Vessalas, P. Thomas & S. Nejadi
17.Timber engineering

A feasibility study of New Zealand radiata pine crosslam
A.L. Fortune & P. Quenneville
Tension perpendicular to grain strength of wood, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), and Cross-Banded LVL (LVL-C)
M. Ardalany, B. Deam, M. Fragiacomo & K.I. Crews
Investigation of the embedding strength of New Zealand timber and view for the NZ standard
S. Franke & P. Quenneville
Modern trends in long span timber flooring systems
Z. Zabihi, K. Crews & B. Samali
Finite element evaluation of non-destructive testing methods for embedded timber poles in service
A. Zad, J. Li, B. Samali & K. Crews
Non destructive assessment of in service timber utility poles
S. Baraneedaran, K. Abdouka, J.L. Wilson, E.F. Gad & I. Flatley
Repair and strengthening of LVL beams with carbon FRP
T. Tat, B. Samali & R. Shrestha
Development of an expedient moment connection for large span portal frames in LVL or Glulam
F. Scheibmair & P. Quenneville
Structural performance of low grade timber slabs
W. Karunasena & C.J. Summerville

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