1st Edition

Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS2016, Zielona Góra, Poland, 15-17 June 2016)

    Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures includes papers presented at the XIIIth International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS 2016, Zielona Góra, Poland, 15-17 June 2016). The contributions focus on the progress made in theoretical, numerical and experimental research, with special attention given to new concepts and algorithmic procedures, and to background knowledge as well as the development and implementation of rules and recommendations for codification worldwide.

    In addition to the five keynote papers the book contains 62 two-page extended abstracts of individual contributions delivered by 164 Authors and Co-authors from 13 countries of four continents. The CD containing all full-length papers is an attachment to the conference book. 

    Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures is a useful reference source to academics, researchers, graduate students and practicing engineers.

    Keynote papers

    Advances in understanding shell buckling phenomena and their characterisation for practical design
    J. M. Rotter

    Advances in seismic assessment of steel-concrete composite high-rise buildings and engineering practices
    J. Qian, Z. Zhou & X. Wu

    Harmonization of structural standards on the reliability basis of design
    J. V. Retief

    Recent steel structures in Poland – the selected projects
    T. W. Siwowski & K. Żółtowski.

    Land-based supporting structures for wind convertors
    M. Veljkovic, C. Rebelo & M. Pavlovic

    Cold-formed sections and profiled sheeting

    Shear strength of trapezoidal and sinusoidal corrugated steel webs
    M. Gajdzicki & W. Perlinski

    Curved cold formed steel roofing: numerical and experimental analysis
    L. C. Prola, T. F. R. Lopes, J. R. Baptista & P. A. L. Fernandes

    Flexural elastic buckling stress of light gauge built-up member
    K. Mitsui, A. Sato, H. Okada & T. Ono

    FEM model of the steel building roof includes stressed skin diaphragm action effects
    M. Gryniewicz & J.K. Szlendak

    Experimental investigation of the stabilization of the C-section purlins by sandwich panels
    R. Studziński & K. Ciesielczyk

    Innovative cold-formed GEB section under compression
    A. Łukowicz, P. Deniziak, W. Migda, M. Gordziej-Zagórowska & M. Szczepański

    Steel-concrete composite structures

    Concrete confinement estimation in composite steel-concrete columns
    E. Szmigiera, B. Grzeszykowski & M. Szadkowska

    AAEM method against Volterra integral analysis of composite beam
    D. Partov & V. Kantchev

    Tests of shear connectors used in aluminium-concrete composite structures
    Ł. Polus & M. Szumigała

    Innovative solution of transition zone in steel-concrete hybrid beam
    P. Kozioł, M. Kożuch, W. Lorenc & S. Rowiński

    Composite structural electronic transmission tower
    J. Chen, W.L. Jin & W. Xue

    Prestressing of simply supported composite bridges: a cost-benefit analysis
    G. Bertagnoli, D. Gino & E. Martinelli

    Buckling and effect of bracings

    Diagonal bracing members of lattice towers – analytical versus experimental studies
    J. Szafran & K. Rykaluk

    A unified resistance verification of beam-columns not susceptible to LT-buckling
    M. A. Gizejowski, R. B. Szczerba & M. D. Gajewski

    Lateral-torsional buckling of steel beams with simultaneously tapered flanges and web
    J. Kuś

    Global geometrical imperfections for refined analysis of lateral roof bracing systems
    A. Biegus & D. Czepiżak

    A new method of buckling resistance evaluation of laterally restrained beam-columns
    M.A. Gizejowski, Z. Stachura, M.D. Gajewski & R.B. Szczerba

    Distortional lateral torsional buckling of open and closed steel cross-sections
    R. Studziński & M. Czaja

    Dynamics, fatigue and seismic analyses

    Experimental and numerical study on polymer element used for reduction of temporary steel grandstand vibrations
    N. Lasowicz & R. Jankowski

    The effect of steel properties on deformation capacity of HSS columns
    A. Sato & K. Mitsui

    Shakedown seismic analysis of composite steel-concrete frames systems
    P. Alawdin & G.V. Bulanov

    Comparison between behavior of steel and composite eccentrically braced frames with long links
    A. M. Şenilă, A. Şigăuan & I. Petran

    Collapse behaviour of steel box columns under seismic effect of the combined earthquakes
    S. Shimizu

    Determination reserve of bearing capacity for steel, with influence of long-term fatigue load, used in structures in case of a fire
    K. Pawłowski, R. Świerzko & A. Włóka


    Atmospheric corrosion tests on weathering steel bridges in the Czech Republic
    V. Krivy, V. Urban & K. Kreislova

    The history of the first orthotropic bridge in Bulgaria
    D. Partov, R. Ivanov & D. Dinev

    Finite element analysis of metal-soil bridge under static loads
    D. Beben

    Effect of endogenous deformations in composite bridges
    G. Bertagnoli, D. Gino & G. Mancini

    Quality of butt welds in bridges and fatigue classes according to European Codes and testing
    B. Wichtowski & J. Hołowaty

    Fatigue of structural elements in steel bridges – theory and practice
    A. Wysokowski

    Structural steel, metallurgy and behaviour in fire

    Redistribution of internal forces generated in a steel frame structure with flexible joints when exposed to a fire
    M. Maslak, M. Pazdanowski & M. Snela

    Fire resistance evaluation of a steel sway frame load-bearing structure using the linear programming
    M. Maslak, M. Pazdanowski & A. Tkaczyk

    Recent developments in heavy plate production for modern steel bridges
    T. Lehnert & F. Schröter

    Modelling for the effect of welding process on buckling of built-up high strength steel box column
    J. Jiang, C.K. Lee & S.P.Chiew

    Application of Barkhausen method to determine internal stresses in cold-rolled and hot-rolled sheets
    A. Łukowicz & D. Kowalski

    Application of Barkhausen effect in the impact assessment of welding to internal stress distribution in steel
    D. Kowalski

    Strength, stability and postbuckling behaviour

    Experimental investigations on non-uniform torsion of the two-chord members laced at a single plane
    P. Lorkowski & B. Gosowski

    Computer FVM-FEM analysis of the large span grid shell roof
    J. Szafran, K. Juszczyk & M. Kamiński

    Buckling strength of a steel multi-storey framework according to Eurocode’s general method
    M. A. Gizejowski & Z. Stachura

    Shakedown optimization of the thin-wall metal structures under strength and stiffness constrains
    P. Alawdin & L. Liepa

    Buckling capacity curves for pressurized spherical shells
    P. Błażejewski & J. Marcinowski

    An integrated approach for fatigue prevention in Movable Scaffolding System
    H. Coelho, A. Torres, C. Moreira, R. Silva, J.M. Soares, D. Pinto & P. Pacheco

    Stability of a truss under upward wind loading
    M. Krajewski & P. Iwicki

    Preliminary experimental research on stability of truss' joint with positive eccentricity
    M. Gordziej-Zagórowska, E. Urbańska-Galewska, Ł. Pyrzowski, P. Deniziak & A. Łukowicz

    Joints and connections

    Durability assessment of connections between sandwich panels and purlins
    M. Górski & A. Kozłowski

    FEM analysis of the extended end-plate splice of welded I-girders with multiple bolt rows and bolts per row
    P. Kawecki, J. Łaguna & A. Kozłowski

    Equivalent model of semi-rigid supporting node in the calculations of steel frames
    P. Krystosik

    Component-based modelling of beam-to-column joints subjected to variable actions
    L. Ślęczka

    Steel column-base solutions for over-roofing of existing buildings. A numerical study
    A. Floricel, S. Benzar., V. Ungureanu & G. Zagari

    Numerical analysis of stainless steel bolted lap joints
    A. Silveira, W. Barbosa, P. Vellasco, A. Silva & L. Lima

    FEM based assessment of the rotation capacity of bolted joints
    A. Kozlowski & K. Ostrowski

    Truss design with one-membered elements and N-joints
    J. Bródka & M. Broniewicz

    Silos, tanks and vessels

    Experimental investigations on the resistance of vertical stiffeners of steel silos shells made of corrugated sheets
    E. Hotała, Ł. Skotny, M. Kuśnierek & J. Boniecka

    Load-bearing capacity of discretely supported steel silos shells with skirts
    Ł. Skotny, E. Hotała & J. Boniecka

    Postbucklingbehaviour of open thin-walled shells made of stainless steel
    N. Stranghöner & S. Stehr

    Simplified stability analysis of steel cylindrical silos with corrugated walls and vertical columns
    K. Rejowski & P. Iwicki

    Problems of designing tubular shell galleries
    J. Dudkiewicz & R. Ignatowicz

    Reliability, masts and towers

    Searching for significant basic variables of experimentally tested steel, cylindrical shells
    J. Kaliszuk, J. Marcinowski & Z. Waszczyszyn

    Reliability level of the buried main pipelines linear part
    S. Pichugin, O. Zyma & P. Vynnykov

    Influence of bearing capacity and reliability of connections and nodes on bearing capacity and reliability of complex bar structures
    Z. Kowal

    Deformation of steel lattice towers for overhead lines – Case study
    M. Just

    Influence of the initial guy forces on the static computations of mast taking into account the mast shaft buckling form
    M. Matuszkiewicz


    Marian Gizejowski is full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. His research and lecturing experience includes the position of Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney in 1983, the Senior Lecturer position at the University of Zimbabwe 1988-1994 and the Associate Professor position at the University of Botswana 2001-2005. He has been invited to become the member of Advisory Boards and Scientific Committees of several international conferences, and to prepare plenary keynote lectures at the conferences taken place worldwide. He has been the author or co-author of several books as well as over 300 journal and conference papers. His research interest is focused on different aspects of structural stability, resistance assessment and codification, as well as on nonlinear analysis and design of steel and aluminum structures. Recently, he has especially focussed on furthering progress in the formulation of stability verification procedures for the application in Eurocodes and the unification of resistance partial factors for their application in different design situations. Jakub Marcinowski is a research professor at Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering in University of Zielona Gora, Poland. He obtained his academic degrees at the Technical University of Wroclaw where he was graduated from Faculty of Civil Engineering. He used to work in Iraq at Mosul University (1988/1989) and at Saddam University for Engineering and Science (1989/1990) as an Assistant Professor. The main field of his scientific activity is structural stability phenomena and shell buckling. He is an author or co-author of more than 200 journal and conference papers and other publications. Since 2008 he is a member of Task Working Group TWG8.4 (stability of shells), acting within the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, ECCS. He is also a member of three Working Groups of European Committee for Standardization acting on amendments to existing European standards. Aleksander Kozlowski is a full professor in Civil Engineering in Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland. He is currently a Head of Department of Building Structures at this University. He previously worked as a visiting professor in Univesidade da Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal. He has been invited to become the member of Advisory Boards and Scientific Committees of several international conferences, such as Eurosteel, and took part in few European Projects, such as Cost, Robust, Android, Affordable House and Purest. He has been the author or co-author of over 200 journal and conference papers and several technical books. His recent investigations focus on steel and composite joints and their influence on structure behavior. Jerzy Ziolko is emeritus professor of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environment of the Gdansk University of Technology. He was granted the honorable distinction of the Doctor of Honoris Causa in 2012 by the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Professional and research interests of Professor Jerzy Ziolko focus on different structural and technological aspects of metal building and civil engineering structures, mostly steel shell structures (tanks for liquids and gases), durability and safety of steel structures, rheological aspects of mechanical properties of steel due to long-lasting exploitation and methods of modern assembly, maintenance and restoration of steel structures. Professor Ziolko has published 14 books (including 4 authored individually) and 213 chapters and journal articles (including 39 in foreign journals). He is a member of Editorial Board of the journal Steel Construction - Design and Research. He has been invited to become the member of Advisory Boards and Scientific Committees of several international conferences, and to prepare plenary keynote lectures at the conferences taken place worldwide.