**RAILWAY RESEARCH: VEHICLE DYNAMICS, INFRASTRUCTURE RESPONSE AND THEIR INTERACTION** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY J. POMBO, L. BAEZA AND Z. DIMITROVOVÁ |

1 |
Influence of Pantograph Components on the Contact Quality of the Overhead System for High Speed Trains
J. Pombo, J. Ambrósio and M. Pereira |

2 |
Design of Pantograph-Catenary Systems by Simulation
A. Bobillot, J.-P. Massat and J.-P. Mentel |

3 |
An Efficient Method for the Mechanical Study of Pantograph-Catenary Interaction
J. Benet |

4 |
Passive Safety of Railway Interiors using a Multibody Approach
M. Carvalho and J. Ambrosio |

5 |
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Vehicle with a Semi-Active Suspension
A. Mitura and J. Warminski |

6 |
Formation of Railway Transition Curves based on Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Models
K. Zboinski and P. Woznica |

7 |
Simulation of Degraded Wheel-Rail Adhesion Conditions on a Scaled Roller Rig for Railway Bogies: The Effect of Wheel-Roller Contact on Control Performance
M. Malvezzi, E. Meli and L. Pugi |

8 |
Application of the Moving Shape Functions Method to Curved Railroad Tracks
R. Chamorro and J.L. Escalona |

9 |
Finite Element Analysis of Contact Problems with Complicated Properties
M.I. Chebakov, V.I. Kolesnikov, E.M. Kolosova and A.V. Nasedkin |

10 |
Vertical Dynamic Studies of an Indian Railway Vehicle Moving on a Straight Track
H. Kumar and C. Sujatha |

11 |
Dynamic Response of a Coupled Vehicle-Track System to Real Longitudinal Rail Profiles
C. Vale and R. Calçada |

12 |
The Influence of Track Modelling Options on the Simulation of Train-Track Interaction
S. Alfi, S. Bruni and E. Di Gialleonardo |

13 |
The Impact of Structural Deformations of Wheelset and Rail on Wheel-Rail Contact
I. Kaiser |

14 |
Development and Implementation of a Finite Element based Wheel-Rail Contact Model for Multibody Applications
S. Magheri, M. Malvezzi, E. Meli and S. Papini |

15 |
A Quasistatic Approach for the Thermoelastic Rolling Contact Problem with Graded Materials
A. Chudzikiewicz and A. Myslinski |

16 |
Tribological Transformations of Surface: A Thermo-Mechanical Modelling
G. Antoni, T. Désoyer and F. Lebon |

17 |
Improving the Speed and Accuracy of the Frictional Rolling Contact Model "CONTACT"
E.A.H. Vollebregt |

18 |
Dynamic Analysis of High Speed Railway Traffic Loads on Ballast and Slab Tracks
J.M. Goicolea, K. Nguyen, F. Galbadón and M. Bermejo |

19 |
A Settlement Model for Ballast at Transition Zones
J.N. Varandas, P. Hölscher and M.A.G. Silva |

20 |
Modeling and Analysis of Vehicle-Track Dynamic Behavior at the Connection between Floating Slab and Non-Floating Slab Track
L. Wu, Z.F. Wen, X.B. Xiao, W. Li and X.S. Jin |

21 |
Reduced Models for Vibration Analysis of Sleepers in High Speed Rail Long Tracks
E. Leon, D.C. Rizos and J.M. Caicedo |

22 |
High Speed Train-Track-Bridge Dynamic Interaction in Transition Zones
A. Roda, J. Martínez, P. Vila and J. Carballeira |

23 |
Modeling the Dynamic Response of a Railway Bridge and Vehicle System
F.L.M. Beghetto and J.E. Abdalla Filho |

24 |
Train Bridge Interaction: Problems and Models
G. Diana, S. Bruni, A. Collina, R. Corradi and S. Alfi |

25 |
The Validity of Simplified Dynamic Analysis of the New Årsta Bridge Response to Moving Trains
I. González |

26 |
Lateral Dynamic Response of Railway Vehicles on Bridges: Numerical Model and Applications
P. Antolín, J.M. Goicolea, M.Á. Astiz and A. Alonso |

27 |
The Effect of Track Defects on the Dynamics of Wagons under Brake-Traction Torque
Z. Zhang and M. Dhanasekar |

28 |
Analysis of the Dynamic Forces in the Crossing of Railway Turnouts
V.L. Markine, M.J.M.M. Steenbergen and I. Shevtsov |

29 |
Detection of Fatigue Crack Initiation at Welded Joints of Railway Steel Truss Bridges under the Dynamic Action of Moving Trains
W. Qu, Z. He, J. Liu and Y.-L. Pi |

30 |
A Dynamic Finite Element Model for a Wheel Passing a Crossing Nose
M. Pletz, W. Daves and H. Ossberger |

31 |
Modeling Vehicle and Rail Vibrations caused by High Speed Trains using a Coupled Finite Element Methodology
L.A. Matthews, J.C. Caicedo and D.C. Rizos |

32 |
An Explicit Domain Coupling Procedure for Vibration Analysis of High Speed Rail Systems
J. Mulliken, D.C. Rizos and J.M. Caicedo |

33 |
Implementation of a Three-Dimensional Time Domain Formulation for the Prediction of Vehicle Induced Vibrations
N. Correia dos Santos, J. Barbosa, R. Calçada, A. Azevedo and R. Delgado |

34 |
Induced Vibrations because of High-Speed Train Passage on Ballast and Non-Ballast Tracks
P. Galvín, A. Romero and J. Domínguez |

35 |
Potential of Inter-vehicle Lateral Damper for Improving Riding Comfort of High-speed Train
K. Tanifuji and T. Toshimitsu |

36 |
Critical Velocity obtained using Simplified Models of the Railway Track: Viability and Applicability
Z. Dimitrovová and A.F.S. Rodrigues |

37 |
Generalized Beam Theory Dynamic Analysis of a Two-Track High-Speed Railway Bridge Deck
R. Bebiano, N. Silvestre and D. Camotim |

38 |
Interaction of a Beam and Supporting Continuum under a Moving Periodic Load
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer |

39 |
The Free Vibration Response of Elastically Supported Beams traversed by Moving Loads and its Application to Railway Bridges
M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, E. Moliner and J. Nasarre |

40 |
Effects of the Variability on the Dynamic Certification Criteria: Application to Contact Variability
C. Funfschilling, G. Perrin, T.M. Nguyen and P.E. Gautier |

41 |
A Novel Approach to Extract Reference Trajectories from Measured Data Sets of Urban Light-Rail Systems
M. Tiefenbacher and M. Kozek |

42 |
Prediction of Forced Self-Sustained Oscillations using Anticipating Synchronization
T. Pyragiene |

43 |
Evaluation of the Dynamic Behaviour of Very High-Speed Railway Tracks and their Vibration
P.A. Ferreira and A. López-Pita |

**DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION METHODS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY J.V. ARAUJO DOS SANTOS AND H.M.R. LOPES |

44 |
An Advanced Genetic Algorithm for Structural Damage Detection
J.D. Villalba and J.E. Laier |

45 |
Multiple Crack Identification in a Beam using a Genetic Algorithm
K. Kumar, A. Dutta and S.K. Deb |

46 |
Parameter Identification using Discrete Wavelet Transform
T. Ohkami and S. Koyama |

47 |
Vibration-based Damage Identification in Sandwich Beams using Artificial Neural Networks
M. Sahin |

48 |
Damage Localization based on Modal Parameters using the Finite Element Method and Neural Networks
A. Garcia-Gonzalez, A. Gonzalez-Herrera and A. Garcia-Cerezo |

49 |
A Comparison of Neural Networks and Model Updating Methods for Damage Localization
A. Garcia-Gonzalez, A. Gonzalez-Herrera, J.F. Velasco, A. Garcia-Cerezo and J.M. Diaz Santiago |

50 |
Damage Evaluation using Reflection Intensity from Damage in Metallic and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Laminated Structures
N. Hu, H. Fukunaga, Y. Liu and Y. Li |

51 |
Application of the Cross-Entropy Method to Estimate Stiffness Distribution in Plate-Type Structures
B.J. Walsh, A. González and D. Cantero |

52 |
A Numerical-Experimental Method for the Damage Location in Composite Plates
D. Montalvão, A.M.R. Ribeiro and J. Duarte-Silva |

53 |
An Improved Modal Strain Energy Method for Damage Assessment
B.L. Wahalathantri, D.P. Thambiratnam, T.H.T. Chan and S. Fawzia |

54 |
Damage Localisation in Beams using the Ritz Method and Speckle Shear Interferometry
J.V. Araújo dos Santos, H.M.R. Lopes, J. Ribeiro, N.M.M. Maia and M.A. Pires Vaz |

55 |
The Fourier Coefficient Method for Damage Detection in Beams
A. Morassi |

56 |
The Complex Plane Representation Method for Structural Damage Detection
C. Valente, D. Spina, S. Gabriele and A. De Leonardis |

57 |
On the Robustness of the Average Power Ratios in Damping Estimation: Application in the Structural Health Monitoring of Composites Beams
J. Morlier and H.P. Yin |

58 |
Damage Analysis of Concrete Structures using Polynomial Wavelets
C.M. Silva and L.M.S.S. Castro |

59 |
A Novel Plate Element with Kinematic Assumptions for Modelling Delamination
C. Fernández Casanova, J.L. Pérez-Aparicio and A. Gallego |

60 |
A Neural Approach to Crack Identification in Shafts using Wave Propagation Signals
L. Rubio and B. Muñoz-Abella |

61 |
Computational Simulation of a Non-Destructive Testing Technique for Steel Bar Sizing in Concrete Structures using Eddy Current Testing and Neural Networks
N.P. de Alcantara Jr, T. Marques, D.C. Costa, D. Guedes, G.P. Sanchis and P.S. da Silva |

62 |
Evaluation of Structural Damage in Beam Structures using the Strain Energy Method
I. Štimac Grandic and D. Grandic |

63 |
On the Effect of a Combination of Passive and Active Electric Potential Computer Tomography Methods using Piezoelectric Film for Crack Identification
S. Kubo, T. Sakagami, S. Ioka and K. Tsuboi |

64 |
A Parallel Implementation of the Sigma-Point Kalman Filter
S. Eftekhar Azam, A. Ghisi and S. Mariani |

65 |
Using the Digital Image Correlation Technique to Measure the Mode Shape of a Cantilever Beam
M.H. Shih, W.P. Sung and S.H. Tung |

66 |
Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Modal Parameters in Structures Using the Expectation Maximization Algorithm
F.J. Cara, J. Carpio, J. Juan and E. Alarcon |

**COMPOSITE AND ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES: MODELING, SIMULATION AND TESTING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY C.M. MOTA SOARES |

67 |
A Simple C0 Continuous Higher Order Hellinger-Reissner Type Element for the Analysis of Magneto-Electro-Elastic Plates featuring Continuous Interlaminar Stresses
S.J. Hossain and S. Subhamoy |

68 |
Finite Element based Simulation, Design and Control of Adaptive Lightweight Structures
M. Fischer, F. Dieringer, G. Iosifelis, K.-U. Bletzinger and R. Wüchner |

69 |
Modelling and Characterization of Shear Actuated Piezoelectric Fibre Composites
M.A. Trindade and A. Benjeddou |

70 |
A Constitutive Model for Unidirectional Plies: Implementation and Application in Finite Element Analyses
Th. Flatscher and H.E. Pettermann |

71 |
Mechanical Modelling of Hybrid Sandwich Composites
C. Chambon and S. Diebels |

72 |
A Finite Deformation Exact Geometry Four-Node Solid-Shell Element for Piezoelectric Composite Structures
G.M. Kulikov and S.V. Plotnikova |

73 |
Analytical Solution for the Transient Response of Symmetric Magnetoelectric Laminated Beams
C. Orlando, A. Milazzo and A. Alaimo |

74 |
A Smart Triangular Finite Element with Drilling Degrees of Freedom
M.A. Neto, R.P. Leal and W. Yu |

75 |
Nonlinear Dynamic Behaviour of Laminated Plates subjected to Localised Blast Loading
Z. Kazanci and H.S. Turkmen |

76 |
Analytical Approaches to Model the Stiffness Reduction in Multi-Layered Carbon Fiber Composites with Process-Induced Defects
D. Chrupalla, D. Hartung and I. Khattab |

77 |
Issues in Finite Element Modelling for Laminated Composites
W.S. Chan, K.L. Lawrence and F. Alamgir |

78 |
Optimization of Passive Vibration Damping of Rotor Blade Structures using Shunted Piezoelectric Elements
J.-F. Deü, A. Sénéchal and O. Thomas |

79 |
A Physically Motivated and Layer-based Fatigue Concept for Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
H. Krüger and R. Rolfes |

80 |
A Predictive Model for In-Plane Shear Behaviour of Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites
C.-G. Cho, M. Kwon, J.-S. Kim, C.-H. Cho, M.-H. Yoo, S.-J. Lee and Y.-S. Shin |

81 |
Modelling and Testing of the Properties of Recovered Composite Material
J. Kers, D. Goljandin, K. Tall, A. Aruniit, E. Adoberg, M. Saarna and J. Majak |

82 |
On the Enhanced Impact Resistance of Damped Composites
C. Toscano and F. Lenzi |

83 |
Assessment of a Layerwise Mixed Least-Squares Model for Analysis of Multilayered Piezoelectric Composite Plates
F. Moleiro, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares and J.N. Reddy |

84 |
Determination of Stochastic Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Epoxy Composites
M.M. Shokrieh and R. Rafiee |

85 |
Reliability Assessment of Composite Structures with Multiple Failure Modes
C.A. Conceição António and L.N. Hoffbauer |

86 |
Using the Finite Element Method to Analyze Asymmetric Double Cantilever Beam Specimens
V. Mollón, J. Bonhomme, A. Argüelles and J. Viña |

87 |
Damage Assessment in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Plates based on Dynamic Measurements with Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors
J. Frieden, J. Cugnoni, J. Botsis and Th. Gmür |

88 |
A Preliminary Study on Flutter Suppression Concepts for Aeronautical Components
L.D. Paulo, A.P. Pereira, P.V. Gamboa and J.M.A. Silva |

89 |
Multiphysics Analysis of a Functionally Graded Material Conductor with Spatial Variation of Material Properties
J. Murín, V. Kutiš and J. Paulech |

**MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY I. PAYA-ZAFORTEZA AND J. TURMO-CODERQUE |

90 |
Trends and Perspectives in Non-Linear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Complex Three-Dimensional Load Combinations
J.M. Bairán, S. Mohr and A.R. Marí |

91 |
A General Analytical Integration of Reinforced Concrete Sections subject to Axial Force and Biaxial Bending
Z.G. Guan and J.Z. Li |

92 |
Equilibrium Models for Lower Bound Limit Analyses of Reinforced Concrete Slabs
E.A.W. Maunder and A.C.A. Ramsay |

93 |
Shear-Transfer Capacity of Reinforced Concrete
K.N. Rahal |

94 |
Bending Moment-Shear Force Interaction for Elements without Stirrups: Improvement of the Eurocode 2 Shear Procedure
A. Cladera, J.L. Pérez and F. Martínez-Abella |

95 |
A Study of the Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Sections with Fibre Reinforcement
C.S. Chin, R.Y. Xiao and Z.W. Gong |

96 |
Calibration of Finite Element Models for Soil-Pile Interaction
J.M. Mayoral, J.Z. Ramírez and S.F. Zaldivar |

97 |
Modelling the Response of Reinforced Concrete Columns under Biaxial Bending, Shear and Axial Forces
J.M. Bairán, E. Osorio and A.R. Marí |

98 |
Modelling Columns Supporting Flat Slabs using Stiffened Shell Elements
A.M. Nafie |

99 |
On the Behavior of Slab-Column Connections under Lateral Loads
E. El-Awady, M. Husian and M. Zaghlal |

100 |
Numerical Study on the Influence of the Plate to Beam Eccentricity in Usual Building Slabs
H.B.S. Silva, J.B. Paiva and J.S. Giongo |

101 |
Imperfection Sensitivity Factor in the Buckling of Single and Double Curvature Concrete Shells
A. Tomás, P. Martí and J.P. Tovar |

102 |
On the Influence of Masonry Infills in Concrete Buildings
J. Leite and P.B. Lourenço |

103 |
Numerical Modeling and Calibration of Impact Testing of Reinforced Concrete Panels
M. Abdel-Mooty and S. Shaabaan |

104 |
An Iterative Form-Finding Method for Antifunicular Shapes in Spatial Arch Bridges
J.J. Jorquera Lucerga |

105 |
A Unified Model Connecting Structural Analysis and Reinforcement Design
D. Xu, Y. Zhao and F.Y. Xu |

106 |
A New Bridge over the River Palancia for the Motorway A-23 Sagunto-Somport
F. Gonzalez-Vidosa, J. Alcalá, F.J. Martínez and C. Perea |

**ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES |

107 |
Computational Modelling of Beams Curved In-Plan
R.E. Erkmen and M.A. Bradford |

108 |
Analytical Evaluation for Local and Overall Buckling Behaviour of Square Steel Tube Truss Members
T. Ohtsuka and S. Motoyui |

109 |
Material Composition of Bucket Foundation Transition Pieces for Offshore Wind Turbines
A. Nezhentseva, L. Andersen, L.B. Ibsen and E.V. Sørensen |

110 |
Tests and Ratings of Short-Span Railway Composite Bridges
J. Bencat and D. Papán |

111 |
Towards an Optimized Layout of Steel and Concrete Composite Building Structures
C. Costa, L.F. Costa-Neves, L.R.O. de Lima and J.G.S. da Silva |

112 |
Dynamic Analysis of Building Composite Floors Subjected to Human Walking
A.V. de A. Mello, J.G. Santos da Silva, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco and L.R.O. de Lima |

113 |
Vibration Analysis of a Production Platform induced by Mechanical Equipment
B.D. Rimola, J.G.S. da Silva, A.C.C.F. Sieira, L.R.O. de Lima and L.F. da C. Neves |

114 |
Distortional Buckling of Stiffened Cold-Formed Steel Channel Sections
H.R. Naderian, M. Azhari and H.R. Ronagh |

115 |
Computational Simulation of a Composite Flooring System under Fire Loading
R.Y. Xiao, Z.W. Gong and C.S. Chin |

116 |
A Finite Element Formulation to Account for Shear-Lag Effects in Composite Bridges with Complex Structural Arrangements
M. Mursi, F. Gara, G. Ranzi and G. Leoni |

**CONNECTIONS IN STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY L.F. COSTA NEVES |

117 |
Structural Behavior of Composite Beams Considering the Bond-Slip Effect
H.G. Kwak and J.W. Hwang |

118 |
Application of Model Updating to Determine the Stiffness of a Bolted Joint and its Validation using Dynamic Testing
J. Abad-Blasco, J.M. Franco-Gimeno, M.P. González-Martínez, L. Lezáun-Martínez and J.L. Zapico-Valle |

119 |
Introducing a Method to Enhance a Poor Rigid Connection
M.A. Barkhordari, M. Foroughi, S.M. Aqaee and H. Varaee |

120 |
Determination of Bending Stiffness in Bolted Joints by the Finite Element Method and Experimental Validation
J. Abad-Blasco, J.M. Franco-Gimeno, M.P. González-Martínez, L. Lezáun-Martínez and J.L. Zapico-Valle |

121 |
Advanced Steel Moment Connection Calculation using MS Excel and the Eurocode 3 Component Method
L. Borges, M. Thomann and S. Bouron |

122 |
An Approximate Method for the Ultimate Strength of Horizontally Curved Composite Plate Girders
M. Basher, N.E. Shanmugam and A.R. Khalim |

**NON-GRADIENT METHODS IN OPTIMIZATION** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY J.F. AGUILAR MADEIRA AND H. PINA |

123 |
Pseudo-Adaptive Penalization to Handle Constraints in Particle Swarm Optimizers
M.S. Innocente and J. Sienz |

124 |
Global Optimization using Particle Swarm Optimization and a Comparison with Evolutionary Algorithms and an Artificial Immune System
M. Szczepanik, A. Poteralski, W. Kus and T. Burczynski |

125 |
Optimum Stacking Sequence Design of a Blended Laminated Wing Structure using Permutation Genetic Algorithms (permGA)
D. Liu, D.C. Barton, V.V. Toropov and O.M. Querin |

126 |
A Cellular Genetic Algorithm for Structural Optimisation
S. Gholizadeh and E. Salajegheh |

127 |
Discrete Sizing and Continuous Shaping Optimisation of Space Trusses using a Hybrid Metaheuristic Method
A. Csébfalvi |

128 |
Multi-Objective Self-Adaptive Genetic Search for Structural Robust Design
C.A. Conceição António |

129 |
Multi-Objective Optimisation of Hot Forging Processes using a Genetic Algorithm
C.F. Castro, C.C. António and L.C. Sousa |

130 |
Optimum Design of Concrete Cantilever Retaining Walls using the Harmony Search Algorithm
A. Akin and M.P. Saka |

131 |
Optimum Detailed Design of Reinforced Concrete Continuous Beams using the Harmony Search Algorithm
A. Akin and M.P. Saka |

132 |
Evaluation of Recent Improvements in Harmony Search based Structural Optimization Algorithms
M.P. Saka, I. Aydogdu and O. Hasaçebi |

133 |
A Symbolic-Numerical Algorithm for Material Parameter Identification
J. Majak, M. Pohlak, R. Küttner, M. Eerme, K. Karjust and J. Kers |

134 |
Kriging Metamodel Based Statistical Global Optimization Technique
T.H. Lee and S.K. Cho |

135 |
Ductile Damage Material Parameter Identification: Numerical Investigation
E. Roux, M. Thonnerieux and P.O. Bouchard |

136 |
An Artificial Immune System in the Identification of Material Constants in Composites and Piezoelectrics
A. Poteralski, M. Szczepanik, W. Kus, W. Beluch, G. Dziatkiewicz and T. Burczynski |

**ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES USING NUMERICAL MODELS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY J.M. ADAM AND F.J. PALLARÉS |

137 |
Seismic Reliability of Reinforced Concrete Structures including Soil-Structure Interaction
J. Salajegheh, E. Salajegheh, M.J. Fadaee and M. Khatibinia |

138 |
The "Rognosa" Tower in San Gimignano: Digital Acquisition and Structural Analysis
M. Callieri, M. Corsini, M. Girardi, C. Padovani, A. Pagni, G. Pasquinelli and R. Scopigno |

139 |
Numerical Modelling of Panel Joints
J. Brozovsky and A. Materna |

140 |
Analysis of the Traffic Induced Vibrations on a 19th Century Heritage Chapel using Finite Element Modelling
P. Tamvakou, M.M. Paredes and R.C. Barros |

141 |
Modelling Progressive Collapse of Structures
D. O'Dwyer and V. Janssens |

142 |
Strong Ground Motion Variability Effects in the Seismic Response of an Urban Bridge Design
J.Z. Ramírez, J.M. Mayoral and F.A. Flores |

143 |
Evaluation of Residual Strength of Pipelines Containing Corrosion Defects
J.E. Abdalla Filho, R.D. Machado, R.J. Bertin and M.D. Valentini |

144 |
On the Numerical Simulation of Impacts for the Investigation of Earthquake-Induced Pounding of Buildings
P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos |

145 |
Damage Assessment of a Self-Weight Metallic Roof with Skylights using the Finite Element Method
J.J. Del Coz Diaz, F.P. Álvarez Rabanal, P.J. García Nieto and A. Lozano Martínez-Luengas |

146 |
Assessment of the Resistance of Steel K-joints between Rectangular Hollow Sections with Galvanizing Holes using the Finite Element Method
J.J. Del Coz Diaz, C. López-Colina Pérez, M.A. Serrano López and F.P. Álvarez Rabanal |

147 |
Investigation of the Gyroscopic Effect on a Wind Turbine Model with ANSYS
X. Liu, K.R. Leimbach and D. Hartmann |

148 |
Assessment of Masonry Arch Behaviour through Photogrammetric Models and the Finite Element Method
J.C. Caamaño, A. Álvarez, J. Armesto and B. Riveiro |

149 |
A New Damage Detection Method for Bridge Condition Assessment
A. Miyamoto and Z.H. Yan |

**COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL STABILITY** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY H.A. MANG |

150 |
First Order Solutions of Cracked Timoshenko Columns
G. Vadillo, J.A. Loya and J. Fernández-Sáez |

151 |
Numerical Wrinkling Prediction of Thin Hyperelastic Structures by Direct Energy Minimization
Y. Lecieux and R. Bouzidi |

152 |
Implementation of a Direct Procedure for Critical Point Computations
J. Mäkinen, R. Kouhia, A. Fedoroff and H. Marjamäki |

153 |
Computational Probabilistic Design of Time-Dependent Stability of Steel Beams
A. Kudzys, O. Lukoševiciene and A.K. Kvedaras |

154 |
Optimisation of Stability-Constrained Geometrically Nonlinear Shallow Trusses using a Higher Order Path-Following Method
A. Csébfalvi |

155 |
Elastic-Plastic Buckling of Cones under Combined Loading
J. Blachut |

156 |
Compressional Stability Analysis of Composite Plates with Multiple Through-the-Width Delaminations by using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory
M. Kharazi, M. Taghizadeh and H.R. Ovesy |

157 |
Criterion for Elastic Buckling Analysis
R. Adman and M. Saidani |

158 |
Post-Buckling Analysis of Composite Plates Containing Embedded Delaminations by using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory
H.R. Ovesy, M. Kharazi and M. Taghizadeh |

159 |
A Semi Energy Finite Strip Method for Post-Buckling Analysis of Relatively Thick Laminates
H.R. Ovesy, M. Hajikazemi and H. Assaee |

160 |
Dynamic Stability of Functionally Graded Material Cylindrical Shells based on Higher-Order Theory using the Finite Strip Method
H.R. Ovesy and J. Fazilati |

161 |
A Dual Energy Criterion for the Stability Analysis of Geometrically Exact Three-Dimensional Frames
H.A.F.A. Santos |

**CONTROL OF VIBRATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY R.C. BARROS AND A. BARATTA |

162 |
Analysis of Displacement Vibration Isolation of Nonlinearly Damped Multi-Storey Building Structures using an Output Frequency Response Function
P.F. Guo, Z.Q. Lang and Z.K. Peng |

163 |
Development of a Displacement-Dependent Damper for Base Isolated Structures
M. Ikenaga, K. Ikago and N. Inoue |

164 |
Optimum Seismic Response Control of Multiple Degree of Freedom Structures using Tuned Viscous Mass Dampers
K. Ikago, Y. Sugimura, K. Saito and N. Inoue |

165 |
Suppression of Plate Vibrations by using Attachments
K.A. Alsaif and M.A. Foda |

166 |
Semi-Active Control of Structures using a Combined Genetic Algorithm - Neural Network - Fuzzy Controller
H. Ghaffarzadeh and V. Hamedi |

167 |
Optimum Design of Active and Passive Cable Stayed Footbridges
F.L.S. Ferreira and L.M.C. Simoes |

168 |
Numerical Investigation of Potential Usage of Rubber-Soil Mixtures as a Distributed Seismic Isolation Approach
E. Mavronicola, P. Komodromos and D.C. Charmpis |

169 |
Semi-Active Vibration Control of a Three Degree-of-Freedom Scaled Frame with a Magneto-Rheological Damper
M.B. Cesar and R.C. Barros |

170 |
Optimization of Viscoelastic Dampers as described by the Fractional Rheological Model
Z. Pawlak and R. Lewandowski |

171 |
Seismic-Damper Robust-Design for Protection of Isolated Bridges against Near-Fault Excitations
A.A. Taflanidis |

**PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY A. ELHAMI |

172 |
Numerical Modelling of Structures involving Random Spatial Variability
D.L. Allaix and V.I. Carbone |

173 |
Statistics of Uncertain Dynamical Systems
R. Croquet and E. Souza de Cursi |

174 |
Propagation of Uncertainties using the Method of Moments
M. Beckers and U. Naumann |

175 |
Reliability-Based Design Optimization under Eigen-Frequency Constraints using a System Reliability Approach
Y. Aoues and A. El-Hami |

176 |
Reliability-based Design Optimization of Soil Tillage Machines while considering Fatigue Life Performance
A. Abo Al-Kheer, Y. Aoues, A. El-Hami and M. Eid |

177 |
Integration of Economical Requirements into the Probabilistic Approach for the Design of Soil Tillage Machines
A. Abo Al-kheer, Y. Aoues and A. El-Hami |

178 |
Optimization of the Tube Hydroforming Process using Probabilistic Constraints on Failure Modes
A. Ben Abdessalem, A. El Hami and A. Cherouat |

179 |
A Vector-Space Approach for Stochastic Finite Element Analysis
S. Adhikari |

180 |
Reliability Based Geometry and Topology Optimization of Truss Structures
A.J. Torii, R.H. Lopez, F. Biondini and A. El-Hami |

181 |
A Bilevel Approach to treat the Decomposed Topology Optimization Problem
A. Makrizi, B. Radi and A. El Hami |

**EIGENVALUES OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY S. ILANKO |

182 |
Eigenvalues of Continuous Systems
S. Ilanko |

183 |
Free Vibration of Beams Carrying Spring-Mass Systems: A Dynamic Stiffness Approach
J.R. Banerjee |

184 |
Karhunen-Loéve Decomposition and Model Order Reduction applied to the Non-Linear Dynamics of an Extensible Cable
M.R. Escalante, C.P. Filipich and M.B. Rosales |

185 |
Buckling in Corrugated Paperboard Structures by Analytical and Numerical Methods
C. Kueh, N. Navaranjan and M. Duke |

186 |
Theory and Compact Program for the Sturm-Liouville Problem on Homogeneous Trees
W.P. Howson and A. Watson |

187 |
On the Material Coupled Motion of a Composite Bar
W.P. Howson, A. Watson and B. Rafezy |

188 |
The Boundedness of Gorman's Superposition Method for Free Vibration Analysis
Y. Mochida |

189 |
Natural Frequencies of Tapered Cylindrical Shells by Wittrick-Williams Algorithm
N. El-Kaabazi and D. Kennedy |

190 |
The Rayleigh-Ritz Method to solve Vibration Problems of Complex Structures
L.E. Monterrubio |

191 |
The Superposition Method for Computing Free Vibration Eigenvalues of Elastic Structures
D.J. Gorman and S.D. Yu |

**SLENDER STRUCTURES: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY I. DOLTSINIS AND V. DIAS DA SILVA |

192 |
Numerical Modelling of Normal and High Strength Concrete Slender Columns
A.C. Barrera, J.L. Bonnet, M.L. Romero and M.A. Fernández |

193 |
Numerical Simulation of Transient Vibrational Power Flows in Slender Heterogeneous Structures
É. Savin |

194 |
LTB-UC: A Finite Element Tool for Lateral-Torsional Buckling Analysis of Tapered I-Beams
A. Andrade, P. Providência, D. Camotim and A.H. Duarte |

195 |
Three-Dimensional Frames subject to Large Rotations
V. Dias da Silva |

196 |
Local, Distortional and Global Post-Buckling Analysis of Frames using Generalised Beam Theory
C. Basaglia, D. Camotim and N. Silvestre |

197 |
About the Numerical Non-Linear Modelling of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structures
L. Vanalli, M.R. Scoaris, D.L. Araújo, R.R. Paccola and H.B. Coda |

198 |
Nonlinear Three-Dimensional Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Slender Steel Arches
Y.-L. Pi, M.A. Bradford and W. Qu |

199 |
High Accuracy Post-buckling Analysis of Box Section Struts using Three Different Versions of Finite Strip Method
S.A.M. Ghannadpour, H.R. Ovesy and M. Nassirnia |

200 |
Refined Beam Models for Static and Dynamic Analysis of Wings and Rotor Blades
E. Carrera, E. Giorcelli, G. Mattiazzo and M. Petrolo |

**STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION AND OPTIMAL STRUCTURAL CONTROL UNDER UNCERTAINTY** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY K. MARTI, G.I. SCHUËLLER AND T. VIETOR |

201 |
Stochastic Analysis in Parametric Finite Element Modelling
J.G. Sanchez, K. Kirchner and T. Vietor |

202 |
Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Sandwich Plates with Metallic Foam Cores in the presence of Uncertain Parameters
M. Corradi, N. Daina, M. Di Sciuva, M. Gherlone and M. Mattone |

203 |
Plastic Behaviour and Stability Constraints in the Reliability based Shakedown Analysis and Optimal Design of Skeletal Structures
J. Lógó, M. Movahedi Rad and M. Hjiaj |

204 |
Ship Structure Design with Optimization under Uncertainty
J.M. Vasconcellos and G. Cury |

205 |
Stochastic Mechanics for the Assessment of Ancient Masonry Constructions
A. Baratta and O. Corbi |

206 |
Optimal Structural Control under Stochastic Uncertainty: Stochastic Optimal Open-Loop Feedback Control
K. Marti |

207 |
Robust Performance Optimization of Linear Controlled Stochastic Systems
A.A. Taflanidis, J.T. Scruggs and J.L. Beck |

208 |
Robust Control in Smart Structures using the Hinfinity Criterion and m-Analysis
A. Moutsopoulou, G.E. Stavroulakis and A. Pouliezos |

209 |
Convergence of Successive Regression Approximations for Solving Noisy Equations
I. Deák |

**SMART STRUCTURE THEORIES MOTIVATED BY CONTINUUM PHYSICS FORMULATIONS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY H. IRSCHIK |

210 |
Control of Plate Vibrations with Piezo Patches using an Infinite Dimensional Port Controlled Hamiltonian System with Dissipation Formulation
T. Rittenschober and K. Schlacher |

211 |
Finite Element Modeling for Coupled Electromechanical Behavior of Nonlinear Piezoelectric Shells as Material Surfaces
Yu. Vetyukov and A. Belyaev |

212 |
The Multiplicative Decomposition in Continuum Mechanics applied to Smart Structures
A. Humer |

213 |
Piezoelectric Vibrations of Elastic Structures with Spatial Local Nonlinearities
R. Heuer |

214 |
Piezoelectric Actuator and Sensor Networks for Active Control of Continuous Structures
M. Krommer, D. Huber, M. Zellhofer and Y. Vetyukov |

215 |
A Continuum Mechanics Approach for Smart Beams: Applications
C. Zehetner and J. Gerstmayr |

216 |
A Continuum Mechanics Approach for Geometrically Nonlinear Shear-Deformable and Smart Beams
H. Irschik and J. Gerstmayr |

217 |
A Three-Dimensional Continuous Material Model for a Pile of Thin Sheets and Frictional Contact
J. Gerstmayr, A. Pechstein and L.G. Aigner |

**NEW TRENDS IN THE SIMULATION OF MULTI-BODY SYSTEMS WITH CONTACT** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY S. DUMONT AND F. LEBON |

218 |
The Influence of Contact Model, Friction and Lubrication on the Dynamics of Cylindrical Clearance Joints
C. Pereira, P. Flores, A. Ramalho and J. Ambrósio |

219 |
Efficient Simulation of Structural Failure of Large Scale Complex Structures by using Multibody Dynamics
T. Sikiwat, M. Breidt and D. Hartmann |

220 |
Simulation of Energy Absorption Effects during Helmet Collision with a Hard Obstacle
C. Mitrovic, N. Trišovic, T. Lazovic and A. Marinkovic |

221 |
Numerical Modelling of Thermomechanic Couplings in Frictional Contact: Application to Tire Rolling
A. Kongo Kondé, I. Rosu, F. Lebon, N. Cocheteau and L. Seguin |

222 |
Non Smooth Contact Dynamics Approach for Cohesive Multi-Contact Systems
H. Haddad, M. Guessasma and J. Fortin |

223 |
Multiscale Approach for Modelling the Behaviour of Contact Interfaces
H. Hamza, S. Dumont, M. Guessasma and J. Fortin |

224 |
Numerical Simulations of Controlled Collapse Considering Uncertainty
A. Piotrow and W. Graf |

**NUMERICAL MODELLING OF STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY M.L. ROMERO |

225 |
Non-Linear Analysis of High Performance Steel Plate Girders subjected to Weak Axis Bending
A.N. Gergess and R. Sen |

226 |
Numerical Modelling of the Mechanical Behaviour of Steel Pipes subject to Combined Loads
H.A. Sánchez Sánchez, M.J. Pérez de la Cruz and V. Flores Cobos |

227 |
Residual Stress Measurement and its Numerical Calibration in Welded Steel Plate Girders
J. Nézo, L. Dunai and B.H.V. Topping |

228 |
Stability of Stiffened Cold-Formed Steel I-Sections using the Bubble Finite Strip Method
H.R. Naderian, M. Azhari and H.R. Ronagh |

229 |
Finite Element Modelling and Parametric Study of Three-Dimensional Semi-Rigid Composite Joints
B. Gil, R. Goñi and E. Bayo |

230 |
Prediction of the Fire Resistance of Slender Concrete Filled Tubular Columns using a Three-Dimensional Numerical Model
A. Espinos, M.L. Romero, C. Ibañez and A. Hospitaler |

231 |
Shear Test based Identification of the Hardening Behaviour of Stainless Sheets after the Onset of Necking using Cubic Spline Interpolation
M. Vrh, M. Halilovic and B. Štok |

**BUILT HERITAGE STRENGTHENED WITH COMPOSITE MATERIALS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY D. OLIVEIRA AND C. PELLEGRINO |

232 |
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Strengthened Masonry Buildings subject to Seismic Action
C. Maruccio, Z.X. Chen, D.V. Oliveira, G. Monti and P.B. Lourenço |

233 |
In-Plane Behavior of Tuff Masonry Panels Strengthened with Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Cross Layout
G. Marcari, D.V. Oliveira, G. Fabbrocino and P.B. Lourenço |

234 |
Seismic Upgrading Works carried out with Composite Materials on Historic Constructions
A. Borri, G. Castori, M. Corradi and A. Giannantoni |

235 |
Twenty Years of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Applications in Italy for Restoration, Strengthening and Seismic Upgrade of Historical Structures: Materials and Case Studies
P. Casadei and E. Agneloni |

236 |
Comparisons between Numerical and Experimental Results for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Strengthened Concrete Elements
G. Mazzucco, V. Salomoni, C. Pellegrino and C. Majorana |

237 |
A Thermo-Hygro-Chemo-Mechanical Numerical Approach to Prevent Problems of Repair of Concrete Structures
G. Sciumè and B.A. Schrefler |

**SIMULATIONS OF HUMAN AND ROBOTIC MOVEMENTS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY A. ERIKSSON |

238 |
Finite Element Formulations for Fast Computation of Large and Moderately Large Deformations
D. Marinkovic and M. Zehn |

239 |
Dynamic Interaction between Human Gait and Footbridges
J. Máca, M. Valášek, J. Machac and T. Vampola |

240 |
Non-Linear Finite Element Modelling of a Test System for a Maintenance Robot
H. Marjamäki, J. Mäkinen and P. Pertola |

241 |
Free-Time Optimization of Targeted Movements based on Temporal Finite Element Approximation
R. Pettersson, A. Nordmark and A. Eriksson |

**DIFFERENTIAL QUADRATURE, GENERALIZED METHODS AND RELATED DISCRETE ELEMENT ANALYSIS METHODS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY C.N. CHEN |

242 |
An Element-by-Element Iteration Procedure for the Solution of Discrete Algebraic Systems of DQ-Related Discrete Element Analysis Methods
C.N. Chen |

243 |
A Vectorial Approach for the Formulation of Finite Element Beams in Finite Rotations
S. Lopez and G. La Sala |

244 |
Nonuniform Shear Deformable Axisymmetric Orthotropic Circular Plates Resting on a Two-Parameter Elastic Foundation Solved using the DQEM with a DQ Model
C.N. Chen |

**TIMBER STRUCTURES** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY P.H. KIRKEGAARD |

245 |
Robustness Analysis of a Wide-Span Timber Structure with Ductile Behaviour
P.H. Kirkegaard, J.D. Sørensen, D. Cizmar and V. Rajcic |

246 |
Finite Element Modelling of Shear Walls using Connector Shear Elements based on Continuum Plasticity
U.A. Girhammar, P.J. Gustafsson and B. Källsner |

247 |
A Numerical Study on the Influence of Natural Varying Humidity on the Moisture State of Structural Timber Members
T. Hozjan, G. Turk and S. Svensson |

**VIBRATIONS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS** SPECIAL SESSION ORGANISED BY A.V. SINGH |

248 |
Bi-Linear Reduced Order Models
A. Saito and B.I. Epureanu |

249 |
Identification of Fixed-Free Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Based Mass Sensor
C. Versaci, G. Muscolino and I. Elishakoff |

250 |
An Analytical Approach to the Computation of the Frequency Response Function
M. Lázaro, J.L. Pérez-Aparicio and J.J. Gómez-Hernández |

**MESHLESS METHODS** |

251 |
A Local Radial Basis Function Interpolation Model to Simulate Time-Domain Acoustic Wave Propagation
L. Godinho, C. Dors, D. Soares Jr. and P. Amado-Mendes |

**FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING** |

252 |
Comparison of Different Finite Element Models for the Simulation of the Ring-Ball on Ring Test
J. Barredo, L. Hermanns, I. del Rey, A. Fraile and E. Alarcón |

253 |
Comparison of Different Finite Element Models for the Transient Dynamic Analysis of Laminated Glass for Structural Applications
J. Barredo, M. Soriano, L. Hermanns, A. Fraile, M. López and M.S. Gómez |

**FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY** |

254 |
Special Finite Element Formulations based on Asymptotic Thin Layer Models
C. Sussmann and D. Givoli |

255 |
A Co-Rotation Shell Element with Material Nonlinearities
J. Xu, K.H. Tan, Z.X. Li and C.K. Lee |

**EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD** |

256 |
Accurate Stress Recovery for the Two-Dimensional Fixed Grid Finite Element Method
E. Nadal, S. Bordas, J.J. Ródenas, J.E. Tarancón and M. Tur |

**DISCRETE ELEMENT METHODS** |

257 |
Discrete Elements in the Evaluation of the Cracking Process in Concrete Beams
M.A.M. Shzu and G. Doz |

258 |
The Distinct Element Method Simulation of Trap Performance of Check Dams used for Wood Contained Debris Flow
S. Katsuki and H. Shibuya |

**GRAPH TECHNIQUES** |

259 |
Canonical Forms and Graph Theory for Calculating the Eigenfrequencies of Symmetric Space Frames
A. Kaveh and L. Shahryari |

260 |
Regular Graphs Factorization for Partitioning
M. Mahdavinia and Y. Navabzadeh Esmaeely |

261 |
Eigensolution of Locally Modified Regular Structures using the Shifted Inverse Iteration Method
A. Kaveh and H. Fazli |

**AUGMENTED LAGRANGIAN METHOD** |

262 |
An Augmented Lagrange Method to Solve Large Deformation Three-Dimensional Contact Problems
M. Tur, J. Albelda, E. Giner and J.E. Tarancón |

**MICROSTRUCTURES** |

263 |
Hybrid Computing Model for Decomposed Partial Differential Equation Systems arising from Microstructural Three-Dimensional Problems
K. Schrader and C. Könke |

**NANOTECHNOLOGY** |

264 |
Numerical Analysis of Complex Systems Evolution with Phase Transformations at Different Spatial Scales
R.V.N. Melnik, R.P. Dhote, J. Zu, O.I. Tsviliuk and L.X. Wang |

265 |
Electrospun Nanofiber Structures for Advanced Nanocomposites
L.Yu. Kossovich and Y. Salkovskiy |

**MODELLING DISCONTINUITIES** |

266 |
Two Fields Formulations for the Implementation of an Extrinsic Cohesive Law
F. Cazes, M. Coret and A. Combescure |

267 |
Progress in the Formulation of Finite Elements with Embedded Discontinuities to Model Failure in Solids
F. Armero and J. Kim |

**CONCRETE MODELLING** |

268 |
Mesh Size Dependency and Related Aspects of Lattice Models
M. Vorechovský and J. Eliáš |

269 |
Crack Prediction in Local and Non-Local Finite Element Models for Reinforced Concrete
S. Chan, A.D. Jefferson and R.J. Lark |

270 |
Multi-Scale Modelling of Concrete Degradation such as Efflorescence and Laitance
L. Jendele, I. Smid and J. Cervenka |

**COMPOSITES: DAMAGE** |

271 |
Discrete Element Method Simulation of the Damage Evolution in Cross-Ply Laminate under Tensile Loading
D.M. Yang, J.Q. Ye, Y.Q. Tan and Y. Sheng |

272 |
Simulating the Effect of Porosities on Stiffness and Strength of Composite Materials
R. Rolfes, S. Czichon, M. Vogler and E. Jansen |

**COMPOSITE MATERIALS** |

273 |
On Selected Cost Functionals for Laminated Composites
P. Procházka and Š. Pešková |

274 |
The Development of a Program to Aid the Design of Composite Structures
A. Ramsaroop and K. Kanny |

275 |
Numerical Analysis and Optimisation of Tubular Adhesive Joints under Tensile Loading
J.Y. Cognard, H. Devaux and L. Sohier |

**MODELLING OF FOAM COMPOSITES** |

276 |
Evaluation of the Stress State in Aluminium Foam Sandwiches
F. Palano, V. Dattoma, R. Nobile and F.W. Panella |

**COMPOSITE PLATES** |

277 |
Dynamic Response of a Laminated Composite Plate with Viscoelastic Stiffeners subject to Blast Load
O. Acar Ezer, D. Kececi Balkan, H.S. Türkmen and Z. Mecitoglu |

278 |
Dynamic Behaviour of the Laminated Sandwich Plate with a Stepwise Graded Viscoelastic Core
E. Tengiz, D.K. Balkan, H.S. Türkmen and Z. Mecitoglu |

279 |
An Analysis of Buckling Delamination of Composite Rectangular Thick Plates with an Inner Rectangular Crack
S.D. Akbarov, N. Yahnioglu and E.E. Karatas |

**NON-LINEAR MATERIALS** |

280 |
Explicit Nonlinear Formulation of Bridge Bearings with the Mullins Effect
M.H.B.M. Shariff |

**LAYERED, FUNCTIONALLY GRADED AND PIEZOELECTRIC COMPOSITE LAMINATES** |

281 |
A Reduced Order Model for Structural-Acoustic Internal Problems with Piezoelectric Shunt Damping
W. Larbi, J.-F. Deü and R. Ohayon |

282 |
Some Finite Element Approaches with Symmetric Matrices for Modelling of Porous Piezocomposite Devices subject to Acoustic and Electric Loads
G. Iovane and A. Nasedkin |

283 |
The Effects of Aspect Ratio on Postbuckling Behavior of Rectangular Plates of Functionally Graded Materials
H. Assaee, H.R. Ovesy, M. Hajikazemi and M.H. Sadr Lahidjani |

284 |
Dynamic Equations for an Orthotropic Piezoelectric Plate
K. Mauritsson and P.D. Folkow |

285 |
A Theoretical Investigation on the Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Beams
N. Wattanasakulpong, B.G. Prusty, D.W. Kelly and M. Hoffman |

286 |
Thermal Buckling Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates using the Finite Strip Method
S.A.M. Ghannadpour, H.R. Ovesy and M. Nassirnia |

287 |
A Higher-Order Exact Geometry Solid-Shell Element undergoing Finite Rotations
S.V. Plotnikova and G.M. Kulikov |

**PLATE AND SHELL STRUCTURES** |

288 |
A New Accurate yet Simple Shear Flexible Triangular Plate Element with Linear Bending Strains
L. Damkilde and R.R. Pedersen |

289 |
Cross-Stiffened Circular Plates: An Elasto-Plastic Large Deflection Analysis
G.J. Turvey and M. Salehi |

290 |
Dynamic Behaviour of Tapered Plates subjected to Blast Loading
S. Susler, Z. Kazanci and H.S. Turkmen |

291 |
Geometrical and Material Non-Linear Analyses of Model Submarine Pressure Hulls
C.T.F. Ross, C. Bull, M. Al-Enezi and A.P.F. Little |

**METAL FORMING** |

292 |
The Stress in Thickness Direction in Simulations with Shell Elements
St. Kugler, P.A. Fotiu and J. Murin |

293 |
An Experimental and Numerical Study of Ductile Damage for Cold Metal Forming Applications
P.O. Bouchard, S. Fanini and U. Ziarsolo |

**BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD** |

294 |
Inelastic Nonuniform Torsion of Bars using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and V.J. Tsipiras |

295 |
Sound Emission from a Three-Dimensional Enclosure with an Opening using a Boundary Element Method
L. Godinho, E.G.A. Costa, P. Amado-Mendes, J. Santiago and A. Pereira |

296 |
Boundary Element Formulation for Contact Analysis using a Tangent Operator
E.D. Leonel and W.S. Venturini |

297 |
Nonlinear Analysis of Timoshenko Beams on a Tensionless Three-Parameter Foundation
E.J. Sapountzakis and A.E. Kampitsis |

**BOUNDARY INTEGRAL METHODS** |

298 |
The Boundary Integral Equation Solution of Elastic Time-Harmonic Problems for Soil-Structure Interaction with an Intermediate Layer
M.Y. Antes, Y.S. Karinski and D.Z. Yankelevsky |

**HYBRID ELEMENT METHODS** |

299 |
Hybrid-Trefftz Displacement Elements for Incompressible Biphasic Media
J.A. Teixeira de Freitas and M. Toma |

300 |
Hybrid-Mixed Stress Finite Element Models for the Dynamic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures
M.R.T. Arruda and L.M.S.S. Castro |

301 |
Hybrid Computational Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials
J. Novák, L. Kaczmarczyk, P. Grassl and C.J. Pearce |

302 |
A Hybrid Finite Element-Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method for Multiple Cohesive Crack Propagation
E.T. Ooi and Z.J. Yang |

303 |
Time Integration Procedures with Hybrid-Mixed Stress Finite Elements
M.R.T. Arruda and L.M.S.S. Castro |

304 |
A Hybrid Finite Element-Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method for Reinforced Concrete Modelling
E.T. Ooi and Z.J. Yang |

305 |
Hybrid Displacement Finite Element Models for the Physically Nonlinear Analysis of Three-Dimensional Concrete Structures
J.M.A. Martins and L.M.S.S. Castro |

306 |
Hybrid-Mixed Stress Finite Element Models for the Physically Non-Linear Analysis of Concrete Three-Dimensional Structures
C.S.R. Garrido and L.M.S.S. Castro |

**ELASTO-PLASTICITY PROBLEMS** |

307 |
Consistently Linearized Implicit Algorithm for Orthotropic Elasto-Plasticity with Mixed Hardening
M.A. Caminero and F.J. Montáns |

308 |
Mixed Finite Elements with Enhanced Plastic Behavior
A. Bilotta, G. Garcea and L. Leonetti |

309 |
Strategies for the Analysis of the Non-Linear Behaviour of an Adhesive in Bonded Assemblies
R. Créac'hcadec and J.Y. Cognard |

310 |
The Finite Cell Method for Elasto-Plastic Problems
A. Abedian, J. Parvizian, A. Düster, H. Khademyzadeh and E. Rank |

**STRUCTURAL DESIGN** |

311 |
Design of Submarine Pressure Hulls under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, T. Whittaker and A.P.F. Little |

**RE-ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES** |

312 |
Reanalysis of Nonlinear Structures using a Reduction Method of Combined Approximations
M. Guedri, T. Weisser and N. Bouhaddi |

**STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION** |

313 |
A Bi-level Method for Shape and Member Sizing Optimization of Frame Structures
F. Flager, A. Adya and M. Fischer |

314 |
Efficient Global Optimization of a Structural Frame
B. Horowitz, L.J.N. Guimarães and S.M.B. Afonso |

315 |
Cost Optimum Design of Reinforced Concrete Simply Supported One-way Slabs
I. Merta and S. Kravanja |

**TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION** |

316 |
Topology Optimization for Chiral Elastic Bodies
D. Veber and A. Taliercio |

317 |
Conceptual Layouts and Angles of DiaGrid for Building Frames using Topological Optimization
D.K. Lee, J.H. Kim, I.H. Chang, U. Starossek and S.M. Shin |

318 |
A Consistent and Efficient Unconstrained Multicriterion Approach for Topology Optimization
Y.-H. Chou and C.-Y. Lin |

319 |
Reliability-Based Topology Optimisation of Space Structures using Ant Colony Optimisation
M.J. Fadaee, E. Salajegheh, J. Salajegheh and M. Mashayekhi |

320 |
Heuristic Features of the Co-SIMP Algorithm in Topology Optimization: Numerical Examples
V. Pomezanski |

**CRASHWORTHINESS** |

321 |
The Dynamic Simulation of Crashworthy Landing Gear
T.U. Kim, S.C. Kim and I.H. Hwang |

**VEHICLE SAFETY** |

322 |
Safety Requirements and Crashworthiness for an Unbelted Occupant
B. Alzahabi |

323 |
Optimum Design of a Rack and Pinion Gear Pair using the Taguchi Method
W.S. Chung, D.H. Jung, H.S. Song and Y.K. Seo |

**UNCERTAINTIES IN STOCHASTIC SYSTEMS** |

324 |
Frequency Response of Stochastic Dynamic Systems: A Modal Approach
S. Adhikari and B. Pascual |

325 |
Stochastic System Identification using Kalman Filtering
S. Eftekhar Azam and S. Mariani |

**SEISMIC ENGINEERING** |

326 |
Corrected Ground Motion Functions in the Case of a Near-Fault Earthquake
J. Györgyi |

327 |
Impact of Seismic Design Criteria on Progressive Collapse Investigation
O.A. Mohamed, A.N. Najmal and O.F. Abbas |

328 |
Inelastic Time History Analysis of Steel Moment Frames subjected to Pulse-like Ground Motions
S. Yaghmaei-Sabegh |

329 |
Evaluation of the Seismic Behaviour of Steel Transmission Towers with Different Boundary Conditions
T. Mazda, M. Matsumoto, N. Oka and N. Ishida |

330 |
Probabilistic Study of the Seismic Behaviour of Structures
A. Yazdani |

331 |
Numerical Analysis of Panel Buildings subject to Seismic Loading
J. Brozovsky and A. Materna |

332 |
Implementing Modal Analysis Software on Multi-Core Computers: With Application to Seismic Analysis of Space Trusses
R.I. Mackie |

**DYNAMICS: GENERAL** |

333 |
Using a Rotational Periodicity Method for the Calculation of the Natural Vibration of a Turbine Blade of Progressive Design
P. Polach |

334 |
The Finite Strip as a Spectral Element for Moving Load Analysis
I. Kozar, N. Toric and Z. Jericevic |

**NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS** |

335 |
Positional Finite Elements for Geometrical Non-Linear Dynamics of Shells
H.B. Coda |

336 |
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Support Excited Portal Frame Structure
R.M. Brasil and L.M. Orbolato |

**DYNAMICS: HUMAN MOTION** |

337 |
A Topology Design of a Composite Dance Hall Roof
P. Rosko |

338 |
A Spectral Method for Predicting Floor Vibration Produced by Rhythmic Crowd Loads
T. Ji and T. Zheng |

**PENALTY METHODS** |

339 |
The Bipenalty Method for Explicit Time Integration
H. Askes, M. Caramés-Saddler and A. Rodríguez-Ferran |

340 |
Introducing Negative Penalty Functions in Least Square Optimisation
S. Ilanko and G.K. Bharathy |

**DAMPING** |

341 |
Bending Vibrations of Euler-Bernoulli Beams Treated with Non-Local Damping Patches
S. Gonzalez-Lopez and J. Fernandez-Saez |

342 |
On Damping Experimental Estimation
C. Rainieri, G. Fabbrocino and E. Cosenza |

**ENGINEERING SIMULATION** |

343 |
Spatial Motion Analysis of a Floating Crane and a Cargo with Elastic Boom based on a Three-Dimensional Beam
K.P. Park, J.H. Cha and K.Y. Lee |

**ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN** |

344 |
Static Modal Formulation of Aeroelastic Effects in Overall Aircraft Loads Models
I. Ruiz Juretschke, M. Calvo Blanco, J.M. Román García and J. López-Díez |

345 |
Design and Analysis for a Drum Type Washing Machine with a Fixed Tub Structure
K.J. Kim, H.S. Seo, J.W. Kim, J.W. Chang, S. Jeon and H.T. Lim |

**MASONRY STRUCTURES** |

346 |
Numerical Modelling of Unreinforced Masonry Walls using Contact Elements
A.H. Akhaveissy |

347 |
Analysis of Masonry Panels using the No-Tension Approach
A. Baratta and I. Corbi |

348 |
Seismic Design of Masonry Walls subject to Out-of-Plane Bending
L. Reindl, J. Park, H. Norda and C. Butenweg |

349 |
Evaluation of Nonlinear Behaviour of Historical Masonry Structures subject to Wind Load using Finite Element Analysis
A. Mutoh |

350 |
Investigation of the Seismic Behaviour of Masonry Infilled Frames
M. Foroughi, M.A. Barkhordari and S.M. Aqaee |

351 |
A Nonlinear Multimodal Procedure for Masonry Buildings
H. Norda, L. Reindl and K. Meskouris |

352 |
Structural Assessment of Cantilevered Stone Stairs
D. O'Dwyer and O. Bashorun |

353 |
Assessment of Masonry Arch Bridge Behaviour subject to Service and Flood Loads
M. Afraz Habibi and M.T. Ahmadi |

354 |
A Numerical Study of Non Structural Masonry Walls with Bed Joint Reinforcement subject to Flexure
E.A. Oliveira, R.M. Silva and P.B. Lourenço |

**STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** |

355 |
An Improved Third-Order Mass Matrix for Timoshenko's Flexural Wave Propagation
J.-E. Laier |

356 |
Estimation of the Critical Flutter Load of a Non-uniform Double-beam subjected to a Follower Force
I. Takahashi |

357 |
An Innovative Timoshenko Beam Element
M. Memari and R. Attarnejad |

**CABLE, TRUSS AND SPACE STRUCTURES** |

358 |
Dynamic Analysis of Cable Roofs under Turbulent Wind using a Frequency Domain Approach
S.A. Ghafari Oskoei, G. McClure and I. Mahmoudzadeh Kani |

359 |
Seismic Reliability of Double-Layer Grid Space Structures
E. Salajegheh and I. Mansouri |

360 |
Influence of Joint-Rigidity on the Behaviour of Single-Layer Square Plan Structures
A.M. Altuna, A.L. Arancibia and I. Puente |

361 |
Complex Nonlinear Analysis of a Cable Roof Structure based on Diagnostics and Tests
S. Kmet and M. Tomko |

362 |
The Behaviour of Cable Structures subject to Supporting System Deformation
V. Kulbach and J. Idnurm |

363 |
A Modular Truss System for Pedestrian Traffic and a Computer Implementation of an Algorithm for Creating the Truss Structure
M. Zawidzki |

**TALL BUILDINGS** |

364 |
Dynamic Analysis of Non-Planar Coupled Shear Walls with Stiffeners using a Continuous Connection Method
C.D. Turkozer, O. Aksogan, E. Emsen and R. Resatoglu |

**SYMBOLIC COMPUTING** |

365 |
Software Supported Implementation of Efficient Solid-Shell Finite Elements
S. Mattern and K. Schweizerhof |