This volume contains the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference of Thin-Walled Structures (ICTWS4), and contains 110 papers which, collectively, provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the progress made in research, development and manufacture in recent years in thin-walled structures.The presentations at the conference had representation form 35 different countries and their topical areas of interest included aeroelastic response, structural-acoustic coupling, aerospace structures, analysis, design, manufacture, cold-formed structures, cyclic loading, dynamic loading, crushing, energy absorption, fatigue, fracture, damage tolerance, plates, stiffened panels, plated structures, polymer matrix composite members, sandwich structures, shell structures, thin-walled beams, columns and vibrational response. The range of applications of thin-walled structures has become increasingly diverse with a considerable deployment of thin-walled structural elements and systems being found in a wide range of areas within Aeronautical, Automotive, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical and Offshore Engineering fields. This volume is an extremely useful reference volume for researchers and designers working within a wide range of engineering disciplines towards the design, development and manufacture of efficient thin-walled structural systems.
1. Keynote Papers 2. Aeroelastic Response and Structural-Acoustic Coupling 3. Aerospace Structures 4. Analysis, Design and Manufacture 5. Cold-Formed Structures 6. Cyclic Loading 7. Dynamic Loading, Crushing and Energy Absorption 8. Fatigue, Fracture and Damage Tolerance 9. Plates, Stiffened Panels and Plated Structures 10. Polymer Matrix Composite Members 11. Sandwich Structures 12. Shell structures 13. Thin-Walled Beams and Columns 14. Vibrational Response