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Venue: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University
The Fifteenth International Conference on
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Prague, Czech Republic
1-4 September 2015
organised in cooperation with
The Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University, Prague

Special Session Call for Papers:
Special Session: CC2015-25
Modelling Aeroelastic Instabilities of Structures
Session Aims and Scope
Wind imposes the principal live load on several structures including tall buildings and long-span bridges. Distributed wind load effects can cause excessive motions, aeroelastic instabilities and failures. Bluff structures, such as bridges, buildings, cables, towers, may be prone to a variety of aeroelastic behaviors including buffeting, flutter, galloping, vortex-shedding and wind-rain vibration phenomena. The correct diagnosis of the underlying aeroelastic mechanism directly aids in correcting and retrofitting structures with aeroelastic problems. At the same time the mechanical modeling can strongly affect the development of the aeroelastic phenomenon. A classic example is the internal resonance between modes that can change both critical conditions and nonlinear behaviors of structures. But often the structural system is coarsely modeled, usually as section models supported by linear springs, avoiding the use of equivalent mechanical models which can more realistically describe the overall behavior of the structure.

This special session aims to stimulate the submission of papers in which both the mechanical and the action modeling are taken into the due consideration; cases of particular interest appear buildings, towers and bridges, but also possible instabilities in other systems such as very large wind turbine blades or support devices (e.g., suspended cables) are of remarkable interest. Bifurcations, stability, linear and nonlinear phenomena, investigated by analytical, numerical and experimental methods, are all perfectly suited to the session.

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Assoc Professor G. Piccardo, Universita Degli Studi Di Genova, Italy, (Giuseppe.Piccardo AT
  • Professor A. Luongo, Universita' di l'Aquila, Italy, (angelo.luongo AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CC2015-S25" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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