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The Eleventh International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
Dubrovnik, Croatia
4-7 September 2012
Structural Stability: Modelling, Simulation and Experiments
organised by Prof. J. Blachut
The University of Liverpool, UK
and Prof. A. Liman
INSA Lyon, France
Session Aims and Scope
This session aims to link the up-to-date engineering practise with developments in computational mechanics - both related to the diagnosis of stability loss in shell-like structures, and where relevant, to post-buckling and collapse issues. It is expected that this session will contain the review of progress and currently researched topics which broadly cover the following:
  • Imperfections (shape, boundary conditions, manufacturing)
  • Load transfer (centric vs eccentric, contact issues)
  • Single and multiple load conditions - interactive stability diagram(s)
  • Material properties
  • Elastic and elastic-plastic issues
  • Experimental issues (pre-test measurements, instrumentation, diagnosis of buckling)
  • Data acquisition, interpretation, computing models
  • Design practice versus experimental results and computational estimates
  • The above would normally cover both single and compound shell type metallic, composite or hybrid structures with applications ranging from aero, on land to sub-sea.
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organiser:
  • Prof. J. Blachut
    The University of Liverpool, UK
    (em20 AT
  • Prof. A. Liman
    INSA Lyon, France
    (ali.limam 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 "CST2012-S04" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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