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Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016

ISBN 9781138029279
Published September 1, 2016 by CRC Press
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Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

Table of Contents

1. Keynote papers

The finite element method with “overlapping finite elements”
K.-J. Bathe

On the next generation of design specifications for steel structures
K.J.R. Rasmussen, H. Zhang & F. de Sena Cardoso

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment
A.S. Elnashai, O. Kwon, B. Gencturk, H. Mahmoud, B. Spencer, H. Elanwar & S. Kim

Challenges in the numerical simulation of debonding failures in FRP-strengthened RC structures
J.F. Chen, G.M. Chen & J.G. Teng

Advances and challenges in structural health monitoring
G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, D. Anastasopoulos & T. Jonckers

Computations, testing, uncertainty propagation and size effect in localized failure of massive composite structures
A. Ibrahimbegovic

2. Dynamic response, vibration analysis, vibration control

Novel results on decentralized H∞ controller design for structural vibration control of large buildings
F. Palacios-Quinonero, J. Rubio-Massegu, J.M. Rossell & H.R. Karimi

Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer: Analysis and wind tunnel tests
U. Starossek, H. Ziems & T. Ferenczi

A response spectrum approach for structures with dampers modeled using fractional order derivatives
Z. Pawlak & R. Lewandowski

Railway induced vibrations in beam bridges including soil-structure interaction through coupled boundary element-finite element analyses
M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, A. Domenech, A. Romero & P. Galvin

On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper
N.K. Vaja, O.R. Barry & E.Y. Tanbour

The “bang-bang” control law for mitigation of a suspension bridge vibrations due to wind actions
L. Martinelli & M. Domaneschi

Dynamic analysis of rectangular plate structures with arbitrary edge supports subjected to harmonic point excitation force or enforced boundary displacement
D.S. Cho, J.H. Kim, T.M. Choi, B.H. Kim & N. Vladimir

Active vibration control of a smart sandwich plate
Y.T. Aksoy & M. Sahin

Dynamic response and vibration control of tensegrity systems under seismic excitation
X.D. Feng, M.S. Miah, Y.W. Ou & S.H. Guo

Vibration of structures with variable stiffness
E. Demirkan & N. Kadioglu

Analysis of the transition between tubular modular track and ballasted track
D. Visser, J.A.v.B. Strasheim & P.J. Grabe

Active vibration suppression of a smart beam via a controller designed by using linear quadratic regulator method
O. Akin & M. Sahin

Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures
R.L. Chen & M. Zhang

A simplified equation of motion for free rocking rigid blocks
C. Casapulla & A. Maione

On the accuracy of lumped mass models for free vibration of beams
A.W. Ruffels & A. Zingoni

Non-linear damping identification in tuned liquid column dampers
K. Dziedziech, W.J. Staszewski, T. Uhl, A. Ghosh & B. Basu

Bridge dynamics in the 21st century
R.N.T. Teixeira

Series multiple tuned mass dampers for vibration control of high-speed railway bridges
V. Kahya & O. Araz

Dynamic behaviour of plane linkages under random loadings using Monte Carlo technique
F. Masithulela

3. Vibration serviceability, human-induced vibrations

Uncoupled approaches for walking-induced vertical vibration of a lively footbridge
E. Lai & M.G. Mulas

Dynamic performance of a footbridge with tuned mass dampers exposed to pedestrian traffic
K. Van Nimmen, G. Lombaert, G. De Roeck & P. Van den Broeck

Modelling effect of supporting frame on vibration serviceability of floors
A.F. Hameed & A. Pavic

Structural dynamic assessment of a footbridge under human-induced loadings
J.G.S. da Silva, G.L. Debona & C.M.R. Gaspar

Evaluation of dynamic response of a footbridge to human movement and traffic-induced vibrations
J.M. Dulinska, I.J. Murzyn & K. Pluta

Reliability based design for vibration control of light steel floor structures
E. van der Klashorst, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief

Experimental investigation of vibrations on sluices with large segment gates
E. Popovic

Improved footfall model for vibration of high-frequency floors
A.S. Mohammed, A. Pavic & V. Racic

Human-structure interaction: Standing people subjected to vertical structural vibration
R. Hashim, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, P. Mandal & T. Ji

4. Non-linear dynamics, non-linear instabilities

Dynamic behavior and stability of a ball rolling inside a spherical surface under external excitation
J. Naprstek & C. Fischer

Analytical modelling of structural components and systems vulnerable to interactive buckling: Recent developments
M.A. Wadee, F. Madrazo-Aguirre, P. Li & J. Yu

Nonlinear road-vehicle systems under filtered and periodic noise excitations
W.V. Wedig

On the formation of bubbles in the frequency response curves of nonlinear oscillators
G. Gatti

Elastic postbuckling response of bilaterally constrained non-prismatic columns
S. Liu & R. Burgueno

A corotational finite element to model galloping vibrations of overhead electrical lines
F. Foti, L. Martinelli & F. Perotti

Some considerations on dynamic stability
A. Feriani & A. Carini

Nonlinear mechanics of prestressed stayed columns with multiple bays
J. Yu & M.A. Wadee

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

Numerical investigation on the effects of non-structural components on the elastic fundamental period of buildings
R. Ditommaso, F.C. Ponzo, G. Auletta & C. Iacovino

Seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames equipped with fluid viscous dampers
H.A. Mociran

Vulnerability assessment of concrete buildings with different heights to near-source earthquakes using improved performance criteria
A.M. Mwafy, B. Almurad & A. Ashri

Effect of soil modeling on the seismic response of buildings
M. Tanganelli & S. Viti

Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads
I.N. Robertson

Ductility reduction factor of steel sheet shear wall used in steel framed house
K. Sakuragi & A. Sato

Nonlinear interaction of initial leaning of r/c slender tower with its seismic response
P. Bońkowski, Z. Zembaty & M.Y. Minch

Study on seismic behaviors of steel frames based on high strength steel
G. Li, G. Zhang & Z. Yang

Influence of properties of elastomeric bearings on dynamic behavior of an integral bridge under a seismic shock
D. Jasinska & J.M. Dulinska

Effects of near-fault ground motions on earthquake-induced pounding response of RC buildings with plan irregularity
M. Akkose & F. Sunca

Inelastic dynamic analysis of a prestressed reinforced concrete frame
J.A. Vasquez, J.C. de la Llera & M. Rendel

Effects of reinforced concrete mansard roofs on the seismic behavior of plan-symmetric reinforced concrete buildings
G. Alioğlu, H.S. Şengel & U. Albayrak

Influence of 2D versus 3D modeling on the seismic performance of dual eccentrically braced steel frames
H.A. Mociran & A.G. Popa

Evaluation of seismic performance of semi-rigid connected prefabricated structures
F. Sunca & M. Akkose

Alternative models of RC frames with partial-height infill panels
S. Germani, T. Rotunno, M. Tanganelli & S. Viti

Investigation on improvement of seismic performance of the mid-rise buildings with geosynthetics
A. Edincliler & M. Sekman

Earthquake analysis of a high-rise building in Dubai strengthened by FVD dampers
I.M. Ezz El-Arab

Effect of soil modeling on Site Response Analysis (SRA)
M. Tanganelli, S. Viti, D. Forcellini, V. D’Intisonante & M. Baglione

Damage-resistant segmental double-skin bridge column with replaceable energy dissipaters
A. Moustafa & M.A. ElGawady

6. Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, composite materials, porous media

Simulation technology applied to coupled problems in continuum mechanics
W. Ehlers & A. Wagner

Multiscale materials modelling: Procedures, examples and challenges
S. Schmauder, D. Rapp, P. Binkele & D. Molnar

A continuum mechanical multi-phase model for steel solidification
L. Moj & T. Ricken

Wave propagation in strongly heterogeneous fluid saturated porous medium: Asymptotic analysis and computational issues
E. Rohan, V.H. Nguyen & S. Naili

Macroscopic characterization of porous unit cells within the framework of the theory of porous media
S. Maike, J. Bluhm, J. Schroder, D. Brands & T. Ricken

Geometrically nonlinear and coupled thermopiezomechanical modeling and analysis of smart FGM plates and shells
R. Schmidt, M.N. Rao & K.-U. Schroder

Advances in WYPIWYG constitutive modelling of soft materials
M. Minano, J. Crespo, M. Latorre & F.J. Montans

Higher order refined computational models for the thermo-elastic analysis of FGM plates
K. Swaminathan & D.M. Sangeetha

Heat transfer in fibrous porous media
M. Mierzwiczak, K. Mrozek & P. Muszynski

Macroscopic yield curves based on statistically similar RVEs for 3D dual-phase steel microstructures
L. Scheunemann, J. Schroder & D. Brands

Multiscale homogenization of magneto-electric porous two-phase composites
M. Labusch, J. Schroder & D.C. Lupascu

On the mechanical behavior of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA)
M. Drass & J. Schneider

Simulation of ionic Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) by considering a thermodynamical consistent model within the framework of the theory of porous media
S. Serdas, J. Bluhm & J. Schroder

Biomimetic composites derived from an impact resistant crustacean
D. Kisailus

Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials
S.B. Singh, B. Ranjitha & H. Chawla

7. Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, FEM formulations

Real-time simulation of deformable structures by means of conventional hardware tools: Formalisms and applications
M.W. Zehn & D. Marinkovic

A comparative study of the consistency of Galerkin-type and least-squares finite element formulations for bifurcation problems
K. Steeger & J. Schroder

Simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation using unstructured triangular mesh elements
J.A.L. Napier & E. Detournay

Utilisation of PID controller in explicit solver
J. Vorel, M. Marcon, R. Wendner, D. Pelessone & G. Cusatis

An optimisation approach towards locking-free isotropic shell elements
Y. Liang & B.A. Izzuddin

Numerical simulation of the preloading procedure of bolted assemblies considering plastic material behaviour
C. Lorenz & N. Stranghoner

Probabilistic structural modelling in parallel systems
M. Krejsa, R. Cajka, P. Janas, J. Brozovsky & V. Krejsa

Generalization of Buckingham’s theorem for non-linear bodies with internal constraint
A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi

NURBS-Augmented Finite Element Method (NAFEM) for bending of thin arbitrary plates
B.P. Mishra & M. Barik

Steel and composite structures modelling with experimental, numerical and computational intelligence techniques
P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima, S.A.L. de Andrade, M.M.B.R. Vellasco & L.A.P.S. da Silva

8. Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue

Finite element modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced composites
A.D. Saez, A.P.C. Duarte & N. Silvestre

On embedded discontinuity finite elements for modelling fractures in 2d solids and frames
B. Brank

Derivation and validation of synthetic S/N curves for shear keys in grouted connections
S. Lochte-Holtgreven, P. Schaumann & J. Kulikowski

The role of loading path in ductile fracture
F. Šebek, J. Petruška & P. Kubik

Parametric study of an automotive crash absorber: From analytical to FE analysis
I. Lo Presti, M. Vezzali, F. Di Pietro & A. Baldini

Repaired crack in AA7075-T6 structures subjected to biaxial tensile stresses
M. Khodja, G. Govender, G. Corderley & H. Fekirini

Predicting the head-area slopes of round leaks in pipes subject to elastic deformations
R. Nsanzubuhoro, J.E. van Zyl & A. Zingoni

Influence of the multi-axis state of stresses on fatigue
S. Vejvoda

Fatigue strength of preloaded hot-dip galvanized bolt assemblies with very large diameters
P. Schaumann & R. Eichstadt

9. Fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics

Developing tools for assessing the fluid structure interaction of passive adaptive composite foils
L. Marimon Giovannetti, J. Banks, S.W. Boyd & S.R. Turnock

Reduced order modeling for the numerical optimization of fluid-structure interaction problems
M. Schafer & N. Aghajari

Reduction of computational cost in fluid-structure interaction modelling using piston theory
M.-C. Meijer

Development of a novel method for slip velocity of fluid structure interactions by employing effects of electrostatic attraction on the surface of nano-scale particles
M. Mahdavi, M. Sharifpur & J.P. Meyer

A micromorphic continuum formulation for cardiac tissue mechanics
M. von Hoegen, S. Skatulla & J. Schroder

Tensile tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets
A. Mężyk, P. Jureczko, T. Machoczek, A. Konopelska & M. Pawlak

Towards real-time modelling of the heart using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation approach
R.R. Rama, S. Skatulla & C. Sansour

Indentation tests of porcine pericardial tissue for aortic heart valve leaflets
A. Mężyk, T. Machoczek, P. Jureczko, J. Gniłka & W. Klein

An initial biphasic model of the human heart aimed at computational investigation of rheumatic heart disease
G. Hopkins, S. Skatulla, L. Moj, T. Ricken, N. Ntusi & E. Meintjes

10. Wind loading, response of structures to wind

Random properties of wind actions
M. Holicky

Applications of the multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering
V. Denoel

Application of Monte Carlo method for the reliability treatment of wind load variables using Bayesian hierarchical models
J. Botha, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen

Effect on structural reliability of uncertain estimates of characteristic extreme wind loads
S.G. Reid & A. Naess

Wind on bridges in the time domain
C. Katz

Wind action and its adverse effects on operations of South African harbours
A.M. Goliger, T. van Wyk, R.A. Bradley, D. Bilse & M. Ruthenavelu

Stochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds
H. Vanvinckenroye & V. Denoel

Partial factors for wind actions considering hidden safety due to time invariant components
M. Holicky, J.V. Retief & C. Viljoen

Structural analysis of wind turbine inner core based on local wind conditions
F. Masithulela

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

Local torsional restraints of I-beams and its effect on lateral torsional buckling
R. Stroetmann

Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression
F. McCann, C. Fang, L. Gardner & N. Silvestre

Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance
M.A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura

Buckling of inhomogeneous Timoshenko beam using an enhanced exponential collocation method
E. Ruocco, D. Di Giacinto & V. Minutolo

Effective length factors for the lateral torsional buckling of cantilever beams
B.W.J. Van Rensburg & S.A. Skorpen

Imperfection sensitivity in I-section struts experiencing local and strong-axis global buckling mode interaction
E.L. Liu & M.A. Wadee

Elastic flexural-torsional buckling of beams and beam-columns as a basis for stability design of members with discrete rigid restraints
M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura & J. Uziak

Analysis of straight bar behavior verified by numerical or experimental tests
J.B. Obrębski

Modal decomposition of buckled shapes: The method of the equivalent nodal forces
J. Becque & X. Li

Numerical study of buckling resistance of steel I-section members under two directional bending
M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, R.B. Szczerba & M.D. Gajewski

12. Shells, membranes, plates, sustainable lightweight structures

Buckling and post-buckling analysis of an untypical shells of revolution
P. Jasion & K. Magnucki

Controlled elastic instabilities in cylindrical shells for energy harvesting devices
N. Hu, S. Liu & R. Burgueno

Practical methodology of path-tracing analysis for buckling process in cylindrical shells
T. Kobayashi, Y. Mihara & F. Fujii

Tailoring and controlling the elastic postbuckling response of cylindrical shells
N. Hu & R. Burgueno

Elastic buckling and post-buckling behaviour of shells of revolution with special meridian
M. Grygorowicz, P. Jasion & K. Magnucki

On the feasibility of the parabolic ogival cross-section for liquid-filled toroidal vessels
N. Enoma & A. Zingoni

Stresses in multi-shell toroidal pressure vessels
N. Enoma & A. Zingoni

Recent large cooling towers with special emphasis on buckling safety
D. Jun, R. Harte, M. Andres, W.B. Kratzig & R. Wormann

Shells of cracked reinforced concrete chimneys, silos and cooling towers walls as a problem of durability exploitation
M. Maj

Stability behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading
G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni

Bionics: Learning from nature for sustainable lightweight structures
B. Baier & E.F. Nunes

Biomimicry and locally responsive construction: Lessons from termite mounds for structural sustainability
N. Claggett, A. Surovek, B. Streeter, S. Nam, P. Bardunias & B. Cetin

Retractable structure for emergency buildings
E.F. Nunes

Structural experiments with ice composite shells
J. Belis, K. Martens, B. Van Lancker & A. Pronk

Design considerations for catenary earth shells
R.A. Bradley, M. Gohnert, Y. Mistry, A.M. Goliger & I. Bulovic

Free vibration of paraboloidal dome/shell with arbitrary parabola meridian
B. Sun

Free and forced vibration behaviour of cooling towers subjected to wind loading
G.T. Kucherera & A. Zingoni

Geometric and material nonlinear design of stiffened plates for APC equipment
T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan & R.K. Annabattula

Finite element buckling analysis of thin plates with complicated geometry
S. Panda & M. Barik

Anisotropic plastic plate bifurcation and the buckling paradox
S. Shrivastava

13. Laminated structures, composite structures, sandwich structures

Multiobjective optimization for vibration reduction in composite plate structures using constrained layer damping
J.F.A. Madeira, A.L. Araujo, C.M. Mota Soares & C.A. Mota Soares

Vibroacoustic behavior of a laminated plate with frequency dependent viscoelastic core: Finite element and experimental analysis
W. Larbi

A geometrically exact formulation for thin laminated composite shells
M. Pasquali & P. Gaudenzi

Vibration and buckling of laminated composite and sandwich beams with a shear-deformable layered finite element
V. Kahya

Diaphragm action of sandwich panels with regard to the bearing capacity of the longitudinal joints
C. Kunkel & J. Lange

Homogeneity of magnetic field influence on buckling of three layer polyethylene plate
M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia

Experimental assessment of the utilisation of corrugated cardboard as a core material for sandwich panels
A. von der Heyden & J. Lange

Buckling of three layer rectangular polyethylene plate with ferrofluid under magnetic field
M.J. Smyczyński, M. Grygorowicz & P. Kędzia

Prediction of in-situ strength of thermoplastic composite laminate by simulation of the automated tape laying process using PAMFORM
J. Haverkamp & S. Shroff

Delamination detection in composite laminates using auto-regressive models of vibration signals
D. Nardi, M. Pasquali, L. Lampani & P. Gaudenzi

14. Renewable energy structures, structural case studies, design considerations

Challenges for tower structures of multi-megawatt class wind turbines
M. Rauch & M. Knobloch

Reliability analysis of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines considering soil-pile-interaction and scouring depth
J.-H. Yi, S.-B. Kim & G.-L. Yoon

Optimised design of wind turbine gravity foundations
P.B. Loubser & A.R. Jacobs

Incorporating wind-wave misalignment and load directionality into the design of offshore wind turbine foundations
L. Arany, J.H.G. Macdonald, S.J. Hogan & S. Bhattacharya

Structural design optimization of wind turbine tower for developing countries
P.S. Caixote, Y. Suzuki, M. Matsumura, K. Sugiura & R. Ogawa

Risk assessment of precast reinforced concrete buildings against blast loads: Case study
T.H. Almusallam, Y.A. Al-Salloum, H.M. Elsanadedy, R. Iqbal, H. Abbas & N.A. Siddiqui

Design of a four-span self-anchored arch-supported stress ribbon footbridge
J. Anderson & M. Wilson

Structural performance of hybrid tall buildings designed using ultra-lightweight floor slabs
M. Ajmal, D. Ahmed & A. Asiz

Civil and structural engineering philosophies used in African brewery projects
N.R. Featherston

Design philosophy of a restraining system for an underwater sheet pile retaining wall
Y. Essopjee, R.A. Forbes & J. Lombard

PwC Tower: Multi-disciplinary design solutions through parametric modelling
R.C. le Roux

EN1990 Eurocode: Partial factors for process loads in industrial equipment
T. Shabeeb, N. Swaminathan, R.K. Annabattula & J. Wistrom

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

GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow section steel members and structural systems
D. Camotim, C. Basaglia, N. Silvestre & L. Palermo Jr.

Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures
H.-T. Li & B. Young

Experimental studies on the shear strength of light-gauge beams with stiffened large web openings
A. Sato, S. Mori, T. Ono & K. Fujihashi

Experimental investigations of thin-walled channel beams with bend web
M. Grenda & P. Paczos

On the Direct Strength Method (DSM) design of cold-formed steel beams experiencing local-distortional interaction
A.D. Martins, D. Camotim & P.B. Dinis

Review on recent research on rack structures in China
X.Z. Zhao, L.S. Dai & C. Ren

Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of cold-formed high strength steel rectangular hollow beams
A.T. Tran

Eaves connections of double-bay portal frames with staggered single channel cold-formed rafters
B. Tshuma & M. Dundu

Finite element modeling and parametric study of cold-formed steel portal frames
H.B. Blum & K.J.R. Rasmussen

Experimental investigation on steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections under cyclic loading
L.S. Dai & X.Z. Zhao

Countersunk bolted moment connections in cold-formed steel
J. Becque & I. Hajirasouliha

Direct strength method for web crippling design: ITF load conditions
P. Natario, D. Camotim & N. Silvestre

Gusseted rafter-to-column connections of double-bay single channel portal frames
B. Tshuma & M. Dundu

Web bearing design of aluminium alloy hollow sections
M.N. Su & B. Young

Austenitic laser welded I section submitted to torsion and combined torsion plus bending: Assessment of the design rules
K. Lauwens, Y. Liang, O. Zhao, M. Fortan & B. Rossi

Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel tubular section beam-columns subjected to moment gradients
O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young

Lateral torsional buckling of welded duplex stainless steel I section beams
M. Fortan, O. Zhao & B. Rossi

Local buckling behaviour of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial compressive load and bending moment
O. Zhao, L. Gardner & B. Young

An assessment of the tension capacity of ferritic and duplex stainless steel elements
R. Freire, A.T. da Silva, P. Vellasco, L. Lima, J. Santos & S. Andrade

16. Steel structures, steel-concrete composite construction

Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams
M.A. Bradford & X. Liu

Residual stresses and imperfections in welded high-strength I-shape sections
H. Pasternak, B. Launert, T. Kannengieser & M. Rhode

Load bearing behaviour of simply supported runway beams
A. Walter, R. Ebel & M. Knobloch

Nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel frameworks with non-prismatic members and semi-rigid connections
I.V. Marchis & C.G. Chiorean

Development of an optimized set of welded steel I-sections
N. Tredoux & H. De Clercq

A study of the elastic lateral-torsional buckling behaviour of hot-rolled steel beams with flange upstands
K. Mudenda & A. Zingoni

On the characteristics of brace-frame interaction in diagonally and X-braced moment resisting frames
M. Lotfollahi, M.M. Alinia & E. Taciroglu

Design and analysis of structural steel tower assembly subject to high axial and transverse stresses using BS EN1993-1-1 and BS EN1993-1-5
M. Wilson & J. Anderson

Optimizing the design of steel bridges using the principle of virtual work
J.H. Strydom & A. Elvin

Predicting the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of a structure
W.J. van Jaarsveldt & R.S. Walls

Experimental investigation of concrete-filled high strength steel square hollow section members subjected to bending
Y.-Q. Deng & B. Young

Finite element modeling of short RuCFST
A.P.C. Duarte, N. Silvestre, B.A. Silva, J. de Brito, E. Julio & J.M. Castro

A computer method for nonlinear inelastic analysis of composite steel-concrete frameworks with partial shear connection
C.G. Chiorean & S.M. Buru

Comparison of theoretical to experimental load bearing resistance of composite slabs
C.P.C. Bruwer

Structural dynamic analysis of a steel-concrete composite building under nondeterministic wind loadings
J.G.S. da Silva & R.R. Barboza

17. Steel joints, steel connections

Ultra low cycle fatigue of welded steel joints under multiaxial loading
A. de Castro e Sousa & A. Nussbaumer

Elastic buckling characteristics of L-shaped beam-column connection panels for H-section members
Y. Utsuki & K. Ikarashi

Tilt bearing capacity of single-shear single-row bolted connections in cold-formed steel
M.E. Uz & L.H. Teh

Numerical investigation of innovative modular beam-to-fabricated column connections under monotonic loading
N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi

Finite element modelling of thin sheet steel screw connections
E. Rautenbach & B.W.J. van Rensburg

Effect of span length on alternate path capacity of welded unreinforced flange-bolted web connections
F.H. Rezvani, H.R. Ronagh & A.E. Jeffers

Virtual work optimization of structures with semi-rigid connections: Computational examples
A. Elvin & J.H. Strydom

Study of mechanical performance of concrete-filled steel tubular joints
J. Chen, J. Chen & W.L. Jin

Design of concrete-filled steel tubular CHS connections in tension
J. Chen, F. Xu, Y. Ye & W.L. Jin

18. Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete

Bond of reinforcement in lightweight concrete
K. Holschemacher, A. Ali & S. Iqbal

Experimental and numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete decks
S. Amir, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven & A. de Boer

Advanced numerical models in the analysis of RC slabs under small and large displacements: FEM and AEM
L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani

Precast reinforced concrete demountable system of multi-storey buildings
J. Witzany, R. Zigler & A. Polak

Experimental investigation of large-scale concrete members using symmetry conditions
L. Bocklenberg, P. Mark & M.A. Ahrens

Strain and deflection analysis in plain concrete beams and reinforced concrete beams by applying digital image correlation
C.A. Mejia & E.O.L. Lantsoght

Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs
E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer & C. van der Veen

Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of eccentrically compressed reinforced concrete columns
A. Szcześniak & A. Stolarski

Effect of torsion on shear capacity of slabs
D.A. Valdivieso, T.A. Sanchez & E.O.L. Lantsoght

Punching shear strength of reinforced recycled concrete slabs
L. Francesconi & L. Pani

Investigation of the reliability of the Eurocode 2 model for early age cracking of liquid retaining structures in South Africa
E. Mwamba & C.H. McLeod

Quantification of model uncertainty of EN1992 crack width prediction model
C.H. McLeod, C. Viljoen & J.V. Retief

19. High strength concrete, high performance concrete

Structures made of ultra high performance concrete: Actual developments in research and practice
E. Fehling

Experimental and numerical investigations on I-shaped UHPC-beams with combined reinforcement under shear load
J. Thiemicke & E. Fehling

Experimental investigations on the direct-shear capacity of cracked UHPFRC
M. Ismail & E. Fehling

Multifunctional prefabricated walls made of UHPC and foam concrete
A. Wetzel, C. Umbach, E. Fehling & B. Middendorf

Achieving high strength/high performance concrete from coral-limestone aggregates using ordinary Portland cement, fly ash and superplasticizer
A.L. Mrema & S.H. Bungara

Substitution of steel components by UHPC
P. Hadl, G. Vojvodic, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue

Investigations on the scattering in the post cracking tensile behaviour of UHPFRC
P. Hadl, H. Kim & N.-V. Tue

Influence of slag aggregates on compressive strength of HPC
S. Meerwal, R. Chauhan & V.P. Singh

20. Structural use of FRP composites, fibre-reinforced concrete

Effect of distinct environmental actions on the durability of RC slabs strengthened with prestressed CFRP laminate strips
J. Sena-Cruz, L. Correia, G. Escusa, E. Pereira, J. Michels & P.M. Franca

Concrete containing coarse aggregate recycled from scrap FRP rebars
L.C. Bank & A. Yazdanbakhsh

Bond behaviour of CFRP-to-timber interfaces
X. Li, F. Zhang, Q. Xu, J.F. Chen & K. Harries

Pultruded FRP composites for modular structural assembly: Applications to space frame structures and built-up composite beam systems
Y. Bai, S. Satasivam, X. Yang & C. Caprani

Dynamic aspects of the debonding failure mechanism in FRP plated beams with redundancy
G. Mulian & O. Rabinovitch

Finite element analyses of EB-FRP to concrete joints
J.P. Lin & Y.F. Wu

Effects of loading rate on impact response of axially loaded reinforced concrete members and performance enhancement by AFRP
T. Gurbuz, A. Ilki, D.P. Thambiratnam & N. Perera

Experimental study of fatigue behaviour of BFRP-concrete bond interfaces
J.H. Xie, J.F. Chen, H. Zhang & K.H. Huang

Catenary action of GFRP sandwich panels with CFRP catcher system
A. Benko & P.J. Heffernan

A comparative study of flexural behavior of reinforced masonry walls strengthened with near-surface mounted FRP bars or externally bonded FRP sheets
Z.K. Aljaberi, J.J. Myers & M.E. ElGawady

Shear performance of rectangular section RC beams strengthened with near-surface-mounted GFRP bars
H. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Li & C. Li

Tests of new type of precast sandwich panel with FRP connectors
W.C. Xue, Y. Li, J.L. Yang, K. Fu & Z.J. Li

Topological optimization for the design of the reinforcement in no-tension beams
A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi

Concrete DIF and its application in modelling the behaviour of FRP-concrete bond
X.Q. Li & J.F. Chen

FEM analysis of bonding defects in FRP external reinforcements of RC elements
D. Meloni & B. De Nicolo

Physical property and microstructural analysis of GFRP reinforcing bars embedded in concrete
W. Wang & J.J. Myers

Flexural and shear/punching strengthening of RC beams/slabs using hybrid NSM-ETS technique with innovative CFRP laminates
J. Barros, M. Rezazadeh, I. Costa, H. Baghi, M.R.M. Hosseini, M. Mastali & J. Laranjeira

Utilizing FRP composites to restore load rating of timber bridges
V. Gopu

Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks
Y. Tao, X.L. Zheng, Q.X. Shi & J.F. Chen

Use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebars for building durable concrete infrastructure
B. Benmokrane & H.M. Mohamed

21. Mechanics of concrete, properties of concrete

Control of cracking caused by early-age deformation in edge-restrained concrete walls
R.I. Gilbert

Bond performance of deformed bars in concrete subjected to lateral pressure and reversed loading
Z.M. Wu & X.X. Li

Effects on concrete properties by ASR deterioration under different exposure conditions
S. Alaud & G.P.A.G. van Zijl

Some remarks on exothermic processes during forming of large-scale concrete foundations
M. Maj & A. Ubysz

Creep and shrinkage influence on pre-stressed concrete portal frames under service loads
G. Sossou

Effect of the MgO content in clinker on compatibility between cement and polycarboxylate superplasticizer
H. Ai, X. Liu, H. Lu, S. Zhu & J. Qu

Effect of Acacia Karroo Gum on carbonation and chloride penetration in concrete
R. Mbugua, R. Salim & J. Ndambuki

Fracture properties of fly ash concrete
P. Lv, X. Xi, Q. Jiang, H. Shibani & S. Yang

22. Construction materials, construction technology

Multi-performance optimisation framework for the selection of structural alternatives based on sustainable qualities
S. Eleftheriadis, D. Mumovic, P. Duffour & P. Greening

Advancements in high performance aerogel concrete
M. Schnellenbach-Held & T. Welsch

Innovative production technology of binding and building composite materials on the basis of glass wastes
A. Bulgakov, V. Erofeev, A. Bogatov, V. Smirnov & R. Schach

Characteristics of bituminous binders utilizing pulverized rubber and its use for bitumen modification
L. Soukupova, J. Valentin & K. Milačkova

Effect of rejuvenation on cold recycled and multiple cold recycled asphalt mixtures
J. Suda, J. Valentin & A. Kotoušova

Combined effect of new type of cellulose fibers and reclaimed asphalt on performance characteristics of stone mastic asphalt mix
P. Vackova, J. Valentin & P. Mondschein

The compressive strength of cement stabilized backfill: Polystyrene beads composites
F.N. Okonta

Strength properties of rice husk ash-lime mortars
A.L. Mrema & H.A. Mboya

The strength of compacted backfill: Polymer composite
F.N. Okonta

Analysis and measurement of the effect of shield advance in the close proximity and transverse to a tunnel
N. Horichi, Y. Oku, L.F. Boswell, C. Seunglk & A. Koizumi

The hybrid concrete construction method applied to the construction of a 15,000-ton precast coal bunker for Shondoni Mine
B. Vermeulen

Modular construction for the QUICKWAY system
J. Oppeneder, L. Sparowitz, P. Hadl, B. Freytag & N.-V. Tue

‘FlexiArch’: Rapid method of constructing arches
A. Gupta, D. Robb, A. Long, D. McPolin & S. Nanukuttan

23. Glass structures, masonry structures, timber structures

Modeling structural behaviour of a dry-assembled glass block bridge with soft PVC interlayer
A.H. Snijder, M. Aurik, F.A. Veer, C. Louter & R. Nijsse

Exploring multi-span reinforced glass beams: Experiments and numerical modeling
K. Martens, R. Caspeele & J. Belis

Load-bearing adhesive connections in spannglass beams: Experimental study on glass beams with post-tensioned reinforcement
M. Engelmann & B. Weller

Design and production of a structural cast glass element for a transparent dome
T. Bristogianni, R. Nijsse, F. Oikonomopoulou & F.A. Veer

Restoring and structurally reinforcing historic monuments by glass
F. Oikonomopoulou, F.A. Veer, T. Bristogianni, C. Groot, R. Nijsse & K. Karron

Torsion-bending moment interaction in the frictional contact of tuff blocks: Experimental and analytical results
C. Casapulla

Experimental research into the response of masonry segmental barrel vaults to static and dynamic loading
J. Witzany, R. Zigler, J. Kubat, K. Kroftova & M. Šmidtova

Modelling and analysis of 2D-solids with internal friction and sliding mode
A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi

Compressive strength of masonry with soft layers in bed joint
N. Mojsilović, M. Petrović & R. Buchler

Analysis of stresses in curved multi-layered structures
A. Baratta, I. Corbi & O. Corbi

Energy efficient masonry units using sustainable techniques
A.A. Gheni, M.E. ElGawady & J.J. Myers

Mechanical characterization of European species: Picea-Alba mill and Douglas-fir
C.F. Pambou Nziengui, R. Moutou Pitti, G. Godi, E. Fournely & F. Dubois

Quasi-brittleness of glued laminated timber beams subjected to bending
L. Blank, R. Jockwer, A. Frangi & G. Fink

Numerical investigations on post-tensioned timber frames
J. Ogrizovic, F. Wanninger & A. Frangi

Sonic testing on cross laminated timber panels
G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, R. Riu, N. Trulli, M. Valdes & M. Fragiacomo

Flexural response of masonry beam strengthened with FRP rebars
S.B. Singh & P. Munjal

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

Levels of analyses for fire design: From material to structures
M. Knobloch & R. Ebel

Probabilistic measures of earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings
N. Elhami Khorasani, T. Gernay & M. Garlock

Load-bearing behavior of 10.9 bolts under combined tension and shear during and after fire
J. Lange & A.K. Kawohl

Relationships between fire proofing material amount and seismic structural resistant margins for steel buildings
F. Ozaki & K. Hamaguchi

Towards a structural fire loading code for buildings in South Africa
R.S. Walls & M. Botha

The influence of hot dip galvanization to the temperature development of unprotected steel members in fire
M. Mensinger & C. Gaigl

The effect of high strain rate on tensile properties of S355 steel at high temperature
D. Forni, B. Chiaia & E. Cadoni

Consolidated fire testing: Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling for analysis of the global structural fire behavior
P. Schulthess, M. Neuenschwander, M. Fontana & M. Knobloch

25. Manufacturing processes, assembly processes, optimization

On the design optimization of surgical plates
S.-M. Park, J. Park, S. Shin, D. Lee & G. Noh

Coordinate measurement-based volumetric error model and its application for selective assembly of machine tools
T. Bartkowiak & A. Gessner

On filtered “conservatism” in direct topology design
D. Munro & A.A. Groenwold

Simulation of the thermoforming process using the ANSYS Polyflow software
P. Poszwa & M. Szostak

Numerical-experimental correlation of thin wall hollow section aluminum castings for car body applications
L. Cavazzoni, F. Calacci, A. Merulla & G. Miscia

Simulation research on a new effective cooling system of injection mold
P. Muszyński, K. Mrozek & M. Mierzwiczak

Application of multi-scale areal curvature analysis to contact problem
T. Bartkowiak & R. Staniek

Simulations and verifications of selective induction heating of injection mold cavity insert
K. Mrozek & R. Staniek

Simulation of the injection molding process of bus seats using the Mold Flow programme
M. Szostak & P. Poszwa

26. Structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification

Structural health monitoring from discrete binary data through pattern recognition
H. Salehi, R. Burgueno, S. Das, S. Biswas & S. Chakrabartty

Comparing case studies of a new structural identification framework based on model falsification reasoning
R. Pasquier & I.F.C. Smith

Resilience assessment of a fully automated modal-based SHM system by shaking table tests
C. Rainieri, D. Gargaro & G. Fabbrocino

Extracting bridge frequencies from dynamic responses of two passing vehicles
C.W. Kim, S. Inoue, K. Sugiura, P.J. McGetrick & M. Kawatani

Experimental determination of modal parameters for lightweight structures
T. Nestorović & M. Trajkov

Probabilistic reliability assessment using statistical analysis of structural monitoring
M. Krejsa & R. Cajka

Damage quantification in steel and reinforced concrete beams
Z.X. Tan, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan & H. Abdul Razak

Evaluation of flexibility-based damage indices using different modal response data
A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu

Damage assessment of concrete gravity dams using vibration characteristics
N.T. Le, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan, A. Nguyen & B.K.T. Huynh

Historical reinforced concrete arch bridges: Dynamic identification and seismic vulnerability assessment
M. Acito, C. Chesi, C. Lazzarin & E. Richermo

Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The Santa Maria del Carrobiolo bell-tower in Monza, Italy
A. Saisi, F. Busatta, C. Gentile & A. Ruccolo

Assessing damage intensity basing on a non-model damage feature on a long span suspension bridge model
L. Martinelli, M. Domaneschi & M.P. Limongelli

Damage detection by drive-by monitoring using the vertical displacements of a bridge
D. Martinez, E.J. OBrien & E. Sevillano

Structural assessment of an existing concrete bridge based on distributed strain measurement data
A.P. Adewuyi, S.O. Franklin & Z.S. Wu

Structural health monitoring of the Gaertnerplatz bridge over the Fulda river in Kassel considering environmental conditions
M. Link, M. Weiland & E. Fehling

Structural assessment of historical buildings by monitoring and numerical methods: The case of Castelvecchio (Verona)
F. Lorenzoni, M. Caldon, C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi

Wave-structure dynamic interaction of the VEGA platform
M. Rizzo & O. Spadaccini

27. Structural assessment, failure analysis, repair, strengthening, retrofitting

Numerical identification of advanced progressive collapse resisting mechanisms for RC framed structures
L.A. Bredean, M.D. Botez & A.M. Ioani

Experimental investigation of Gothic revival vault structures
J. Piehler, M. Hansen & G. Kapphahn

Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading
O. Mirza, F. Mashiri & D. Schroot

Load tests of deteriorated steel pipe
B. Kunecki, L. Janusz & L. Korusiewicz

A semi-composite pipe structure in renovation design of ageing sewers
Z. Shi, M. Nakano & T. Kouchi

Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions: Case study of a bridge over the Vaal River in Warrenton, South Africa
T. Massingue

The assessment of concrete strength of existing Italian infrastructures
A.P. Fantilli, B. Frigo & B. Chiaia

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of the XVth century Kucuk Mustafa Paşa Bath
C. Demir, M. Comert, A. Ilki & P. Ozilkiz Celik

Structural assessment of a berth in accommodating bigger vessels
M. Letsie, A. Qumba & P.I. Mazibuko

Experimental testing and FE model validation of a historic RC high-rise building in Milan
M. Acito, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini & F. Cavagnera

Effect of externally bonded steel plates on the bearing capacity of composite slabs
C.P.C. Bruwer

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

Silo structural assessment: A detailed approach
N. Brahimi, S. Piot & M.O. Mmusi

Structural behaviour of newly designed rail vehicle including failure analysis: Finite element and strain gauges
F. Masithulela

Transmission line failures during tornadoes and downbursts
A. El Damatty, A. Elawady & M. Hamada

Lessons learned from the dynamic assessment of railway bridges for heavy haul transport in South Africa
F. Busatta & P. Moyo

28. Soil-structure interaction, foundations, geotechnical engineering

Dynamic soil-structure interaction of monopod and polypod foundations
L.V. Andersen

Optimised design of foundation systems for high-rise structures
R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla

Optimization of geotechnical structures for states of serviceability and ultimate loads
J. Grabe & K.-F. Seitz

Holding capacity analysis of suction anchors based on the coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method
J.S. Park, J. Won, Y.S. Joo, K.M. Lee & M. Ryu

Efficient response recovery procedures for detailed design of jacket foundations
M.B. Nielsen, J.F. Jensen, D. Augustyn & R.R. Pedersen

Underground structures in urban areas
R. Katzenbach & S. Leppla

Effect of slope height and horizontal forces on the bearing capacity of strip footings near slopes in cohesionless soil
S. Krabbenhoft, L. Damkilde & K. Krabbenhoft

A macro model description of the non-linear anchor block foundation behavior
J. Tistel & G. Grimstad

Numerical modeling of the behavior of bucket foundations in sand under cyclic tensile loading
M. Achmus & P. Gutz

Finite element analysis of tubular track system
K.J.S. Verlinde & J.A.v.B. Strasheim

Literature review on cyclic lateral loading effects of mono-bucket foundations
L.R. Kapitanov, P. Duroska, C.A. Garcia, M.M. Puigvert, L.B. Ibsen & M.J. Vahdatirad

A load-displacement based approach to assess the bearing capacity and deformations of mono-bucket foundations
M.J. Vahdatirad, A. Troya Diaz, S. Nielsen, L.B. Ibsen, L.V. Andersen, S. Firouzianbandpey & D.V. Griffiths

Soil-structure interface studies for offshore piles
G. Baykal

New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles
C. Fierenkothen & M. Pulsfort

Finite element modeling of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil under static loading
A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal

Numerical simulations of ordinary buildings with soil-structure interaction
D. Forcellini, S. Gobbi & D. Mina

Critical velocity of a load moving on a beam supported by a foundation of finite depth
Z. Dimitrovova

Dynamic response of confined concrete piles with FRP tubes in sandy soil using finite element modeling
A.M. El-Nemr, O. Ashour & G.M. Hekal

Excavation of rock using blasting techniques: A review of blasting guidance
Z. Cabarkapa, S. Binzet, U. Ozer & A. Karadogan

Foundations model for transportation infrastructure in mining site areas
K. Kłosek

Cost assessment of an isolated bridge with soil-structure interaction
D. Forcellini

29. Structural engineering education

Burden or motivation: How new management at universities influences structural engineering education 771

U. Quapp & K. Holschemacher

Teaching structural analysis and design: Evaluation and student feedback on various techniques and interventions 773

R.S. Walls

A proposal on a new curriculum for the smart eco-efficient built environment
F. Pacheco Torgal

E-learning in the structural engineering education
A. Bulgakov, B. Hauptenbuchner & S. Emelianov

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Alphose Zingoni is Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London, and was a recipient of a fellowship of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 from 1992 to 1994. He has held appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe from 1996 to 1999, and as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town from 2008 to 2012. His research interests span shell structures, vibration analysis, studies of symmetry in structural mechanics, and group-theoretic formulations. He has written many articles and three books in these areas, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He has been chair and editor of the SEMC (Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation) series of conferences since its inauguration in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, and the South African Academy of Engineering.