**STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR J.G. SANTOS DA SILVA AND PROFESSOR L.F. COSTA NEVES |

1 |
An Experimental Study of the Long-Term Behaviour of Composite Beams with Trapezoidal Steel Sheeting
C.K.S. Moy, A. Ostinelli, G. Ranzi and P. Ansourian |

2 |
Stability of Non-Sway Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections
A.N.T. Ihaddoudène and J.P. Jaspart |

3 |
Human Comfort Analysis and Vibration Control of Steel-Concrete Composite Floors subjected to Human Rhythmic Activities
C.M.R. Gaspar, J.G. Santos da Silva, W.D. Varela and L.F. Costa Neves |

4 |
Inelastic Behavior of Lipped Channel Steel Cold Formed Sections Under Bending
M.T. Hanna and B.L. Gendy |

5 |
On the Evaluation of Critical Lateral Buckling Loads of Prismatic Steel Beams
R. Aydin, A. Gunaydin, N. Kirac and H. Ozbasaran |

6 |
Modelling of the Dynamic Behaviour of Tubular Steel-Concrete Composite Footbridges subjected to Pedestrian-Induced Vibrations
G.L. Debona, J.G. Santos da Silva, A.C.C.F. Sieira and L.F. Costa Neves |

7 |
A Numerical Study on the Behaviour of Hollow and Concrete Filled Oval Columns in Fire
F. Ali, N. Goodfellow and A. Nadjai |

8 |
The Relevance of Local-Distortional Interaction Effects in Lipped Channel Columns
A.D. Martins, P.B. Dinis, D. Camotim and P. Providência |

9 |
Formulation of the Permissible Unsupported Length for Laterally Unbraced Beams
G.M. El-Mahdy and E.H.A.H. Ali |

10 |
Design of Steel and Concrete Composite Floors Accounting for Vibration Related Human Comfort: A Time History Analysis Approach
L.F. Costa Neves, J.G. Santos da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima and P.C.G. da S. Vellasco |

11 |
Numerical Finite Element Modelling of Prestressed Stayed Steel Columns
S.R. de Almeida, R.R. de Araujo, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima and S.A.L. de Andrade |

12 |
Lateral Impact Response and Parametric Studies of Axially Loaded Square Concrete Filled Steel Tube Columns
S. Aghdamy, D.P. Thambiratnam, M. Dhanasekar and S. Saiedi |

13 |
Capacity and Demand of Ductility for Shear Connections in Steel MRF Structures
A. Formisano, F. Gamardella and F.M. Mazzolani |

14 |
Analysis of the Behaviour of Beam-To-Column Connections with Newly Reformed T-Stub Connections
S.-M. Shin, D.-K. Lee, H.-J. Park and H.-M. Kim |

15 |
Investigation of Cold-Formed Steel Top-Hat Sections Under Bending
A. Uzzaman, A.M. Wrzesien, R. Hamilton, J.B.P. Lim and D. Nash |

16 |
Numerical Simulations for the Problem of Rigid Transverse Stiffeners in Plated Structures
F. Sinur, S. Piculin and D. Beg |

17 |
Innovative Perforated Shear Connectors in Composite Girders
L.F. Costa Neves, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.R.O. de Lima and J.G. Santos da Silva |

18 |
Numerical Evaluation of CHS K Joints: A Comparison of Single Node vs. Truss Node
R.S. da Silva, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, L.F. Costa Neves and J.G. Santos da Silva |

19 |
Lateral Torsional Buckling of Double Angle and Tee Cantilevers: A Parametric Study
R. Aydin, H. Ozbasaran, N. Kirac and A. Gunaydin |

**RAILWAY RESEARCH: VEHICLE TRACK DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY DR J. POMBO, PROFESSOR R. CALÇADA AND DR V. MARKINE |

20 |
Random Vibrations of a Bridge - Track Structure - High Speed Train System
M. Podworna and M. Klasztorny |

21 |
Galerkin Finite Element Modelling and Monte Carlo Solutions for a Railway Bridge with Random Track Ballast
D. Bryja and R. Holubowski |

22 |
Dynamic Interaction Between the Wheel and Crossing Nose
L. Xin, V.L. Markine and I.Y. Shevtsov |

23 |
On Rolling Contact Fatigue in Railheads: Analysis of Head Check Evolution
L. Sábitz, F. Kolonits and I. Zobory |

24 |
Railway Track Damage Estimation
N. Bosso, A. Gugliotta and N. Zampieri |

25 |
A Study on the Utilization of Wind Power Turbines for a Flywheel Energy Storage System Using Subway Train Traveling Wind
J.-M. Im, K.-B. Shin and D.-B. Lee |

26 |
Analysis of Aerodynamic Impact induced by High Speed Trains
H. Friedl, M. Reiterer and H. Kari |

27 |
Application of Simulated Annealing to Railway Routine Maintenance Scheduling
F. Heinicke and A. Simroth |

28 |
Railway Traffic Monitoring by Use of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors
A. Minardo, G. Porcaro, D. Giannetta, R. Bernini and L. Zeni |

29 |
Numerical Modelling of the Behaviour of Subgrades Reinforced with Geogrids and Columns
J. Jíra, J. Jírová, M. Micka, J. Pajkrt and D. Schmidt |

30 |
Flexible Track Models in Railway Dynamics Using a Finite Element Formulation
J. Pombo, T. Almeida, H. Magalhães, P. Antunes and J. Ambrósio |

31 |
A Two-Dimensional Numerical Model to Analyze the Critical Velocity of High Speed Infrastructure
R. Ferrara, G. Leonardi and F. Jourdan |

32 |
A Study of the Comfort Level of a Railway Vehicle for Reduced Mobility Passengers
N. Zampieri, N. Bosso and A. Gugliotta |

33 |
The Design of an Apparatus for a Vehicle Control Scheme in a Freight Transportation System to be installed in the Underground
J.-H. Lee and H.-B. Kweon |

34 |
A Parametric Study of the Rail Geometry at Railway Crossings
C. Wan and V.L. Markine |

35 |
Detection of Defects in Rails by Means of Guided Waves
S. Teidj, A. Khamlichi, A. Driouach and E. Jacquelin |

36 |
Design of a Dynamic Testing Machine for Railway Seats
N. Zampieri, N. Bosso and A. Gugliotta |

37 |
An Experimental Study on Crossing Nose Damage of Railway Turnouts in The Netherlands
V.L. Markine and I.Y. Shevtsov |

**CONTROL OF VIBRATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR R.C. BARROS AND PROFESSOR A. BARRATTA |

38 |
Optimum Base-Isolation System Control using Force Restricted Viscous Mass Dampers
K. Ikago, M. Ikenaga, K. Kakemoto and N. Inoue |

39 |
On the Damping of Wind-Induced Vibration in Tall Buildings
T.F. Oda, M.S. Hamed and S. Ghani |

40 |
Dynamic Response of an Actively Damped Cantilever Beam subject to Stochastic Excitations
M. Pietrzakowski |

41 |
Modal Response Characteristics of a Seismic Control Multi-Story Shear Building using a Tuned Viscous Mass Damper
K. Ikago, Y. Sugimura, K. Saito and N. Inoue |

42 |
Numerical Assessment of a Stress Control Method Based on Rigid-Plastic Inertia-Limiters
M.C. Porcu |

43 |
Synchronization of Chaotic Compliant Ocean Systems using a Genetic Algorithm based Backstepping Approach
R. Manikandan and N. Saha |

44 |
A Study of Optimal Placement of Viscous Dampers using the Force Analogy Method
J.T. Qu and S. Tang |

45 |
Design of a Lattice Wind Tower and a Comparison of the Structural Response With and Without a TMD
J.M. Henriques and R.C. Barros |

46 |
The Dynamic Behavior and its Influence on Designing a Guyed Tower
C.A. Mendonça and R.C. Barros |

47 |
Design of a Cantilever Sign Support and Comparison of the Structural Response When Subjected to Natural Wind Gusts With and Without a TMD
F. Paiva and R.C. Barros |

48 |
Prediction of the Sound Insulation of the Body Structure of High-Speed Trains based on the Hybrid FE-SEA Method
D. Sansan, Z. Yanju, A. Tian and D. Jian |

49 |
Operation of Tapered Steel Slit Dampers in Steel Structures Using the Endurance Time Method
A. Mirjalili, H.E. Estekanchi and M. Fakhri |

50 |
Control of Wind Induced Buffeting Vibrations in a Long Span Suspension Bridge by TMDs
M. Domaneschi, L. Martinelli and E. Po |

**LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS** SESSION ORGANISED BY DR J. NÁPRSTEK AND PROFESSOR R.J. BANERJEE |

51 |
Analysis of a Bar-System Solving Differential Equation on an Orientated Graph using a Dynamic Stiffness Matrix
J. Náprstek and C. Fischer |

52 |
An Exact Dynamic Stiffness Element for Free Vibration Analysis of Beams Using a Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory
H. Su and J.R. Banerjee |

53 |
On the Lyapunov Exponents Computation of Coupled Non-Linear Euler-Bernoulli Beams
J. Awrejcewicz, A.V. Krysko, V. Dobriyan, I.V. Papkova and V.A. Krysko |

54 |
Nonlinear Dynamics of an Euler-Bernoulli Beam subjected to Moving Loads
P. Koziol |

55 |
Estimation of Critical Flutter Load of A Double L-Shaped Beam subjected to Follower Forces (Out-of-plane Vibration)
I. Takahashi |

56 |
A High-Order Integration Algorithm and Spurious Reflections
J.E. Laier |

57 |
On the Numerical Description of the Contact Problem between a Rigid Flying Object and a Net Structure
P. Baranowski, J. Malachowski and T. Niezgoda |

58 |
Dyamic Behaviour of Tapered Sandwich Plates using the Differential Quadrature Method
M. Tuna and H.S. Turkmen |

59 |
Dynamic Response of Structures from Construction Machinery Effects
J. Bencat and D. Papán |

60 |
Industry Production Machinery Effects on Structures, Buildings and People
J. Bencat and Z. Papánová |

61 |
A Simplified Procedure for the Dynamic Analysis of Pile-Soil-Structure Interaction
I. Caliò, A. Greco and A. Santini |

62 |
Linearly-Elastic Dynamic Analysis
H.R. Tanuwidjaja and G.K. Santoso |

**ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR B.A. IZZUDDIN AND DR L. MACORINI |

63 |
Enhanced Mesoscale Partitioned Modelling for Unreinforced Masonry Structures
L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

64 |
A Multi-Level Interface Model for Damaged Masonry
M.L. Raffa, F. Lebon, E. Sacco and H. Welemane |

65 |
Numerical Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Masonry Columns
J. Brozovsky, M. Jasek, O. Sucharda and D. Mikolasek |

66 |
Non-Linear Analysis of Masonry Building Compounds: A Comparison of Numerical and Theoretical Results
A. Formisano, C. Castaldo and F.M. Mazzolani |

67 |
Computational Limit Analysis of Masonry Panels with Cracking Units using Rigid Block Modelling
F. Portioli, L. Cascini, C. Casapulla and M. D'Aniello |

68 |
Behaviour of Existing Masonry Strengthened with a GFRP Reinforced Mortar Coating
N. Gattesco, I. Boem and A. Dudine |

69 |
Homogenization of Masonry Vault Bridges: Sensitivity to External Stone Arch
E. Reccia, A. Cecchi and A. Tralli |

70 |
Identification of Brick-Masonry Material Properties Through Inverse Analysis and Genetic Algorithms
C. Chisari, L. Macorini, C. Amadio and B.A. Izzuddin |

71 |
Mesoscale Modelling of Masonry Structures Accounting for Brick-Mortar Interaction
F.B. Xavier, L. Macorini and B.A. Izzuddin |

72 |
Seismic Assessment of an Historical Masonry Building using Nonlinear Static Analysis
F. Bucchi, S. Arangio and F. Bontempi |

73 |
Three-Dimensional Limit Analysis of Dry-Joint Masonry Walls using Rigid Block Modelling
F. Portioli, C. Casapulla, L. Cascini and R. Landolfo |

**MASONRY CONSTRUCTIONS: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS** SESSION ORGANISED BY DR M. GIRARDI |

74 |
The Impact of the Type of Bond on the Thermal Stress of Historic Masonry
P. Beran |

75 |
On Limit Analysis of Masonry Arches with Brittle Tensile Strength
A. Baratta and O. Corbi |

76 |
Creep Behaviour of Brickwork: A Parametric Investigation
A. Cecchi and A. Taliercio |

77 |
A New Computational Strategy for the Seismic Assessment of Infilled Frame Structures
S. Caddemi, I. Caliò, F. Cannizzaro and B. Pantò |

78 |
Analysis of Rammed Earth Arches Strengthened with Natural Fibers
S. Briccoli Bati, M. Fagone, F. Loccarini and G. Ranocchiai |

79 |
A Case Study for the NOSA-ITACA Project: The "Voltone" in Livorno
V. Binante, S. Briccoli Bati, M. Girardi, M. Lucchesi, C. Padovani and D. Pellegrini |

80 |
Numerical Modelling of the Static and Seismic Behaviour of Historical Buildings: The Church of San Francesco in Lucca
M. Girardi, C. Padovani and G. Pasquinelli |

81 |
Limit Analysis of Loaded Out-of-Plane Rubble Masonry : A Case Study in Portugal
G. Milani, Y.W. Esquivel, P.B. Lourenço, B. Riveiro and D.V. Oliveira |

82 |
Optimal Reinforcement for Masonry Walls subject to Two-Way Bending
M. Bruggi, G. Milani and A. Taliercio |

83 |
Limitations of Non Linear Static Analysis for Masonry Towers
B. Pintucchi and N. Zani |

**EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING** SESSION ORGANISED BY DR A.G. SEXTOS |

84 |
State-of-the-Art: Building Pounding, Link Elements and the Evaluation of Impact Forces and Energy Dissipation
H. Naderpour, R.C. Barros and S.M. Khatami |

85 |
Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of a Highway Bridge considering the Subsidiary Fracture of the Rubber Bearings
T. Mazda, C. Joon-Ho and T. Nishimura |

86 |
An Investigation into the Sensitivity Properties of the Global Response of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls
S. Marzban, M. Leipold and J. Schwarz |

87 |
The Impact of Earthquake-Related Geohazards on Offshore Pipelines and Seaside Facilities of the Oil & Gas Industry in the Mediterranean Region
P.N. Psarropoulos, Y. Tsompanakis, A.A. Antoniou and D.C. Charmpis |

88 |
Partitioned Modelling for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Earthquake Loading
B.A. Izzuddin, L. Macorini and G. Rinaldin |

89 |
Decay Characteristics of Seismic Energy Input History in SDOF Systems
Z. Liu, W. Chen and K. Chen |

90 |
Seismic Assessment of Pile-supported Bridges Considering the Rotational Excitation of Earthquake Ground Motion
E.-K. Mylona and A.G. Sextos |

91 |
Earthquake Damage Indicators for Nuclear Power Plants
T.J. Katona and L. Tóth |

92 |
A New Equation of Motion to Calculate the Impact Force and the Energy Dissipation
H. Naderpour, R.C. Barros and S.M. Khatami |

**STRUCTURAL AND MATERIAL INSTABILITIES: NEW ACHIEVEMENTS IN THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR N.L. RIZZI |

93 |
Computational Modelling of Thermally-Induced Concrete Pavement Upheaval Buckling
M.A. Bradford |

94 |
Geometric Nonlinear Analysis of Stiffened Prismatic Shell Structures using the Compound Strip Method
A. Borkovic |

95 |
Three-dimensional Analysis of Cohesive Crack Growth Coupled with Nonlinear Thermoelasticity
J. Jaskowiec |

96 |
Strength of Portal Frames Composed of Cold-Formed Lipped Channel Sections
G.M. El-Mahdy and M.T. Hanna |

97 |
A New Criterion for Column Buckling Based on Four Flexibility Restraint Indices
R. Adman, M. Saidani and F. Ammari |

98 |
A General Model for the Analysis of Beams Including Warping Effects
A. Genoese, A. Genoese, A. Bilotta and G. Garcea |

99 |
On the Postbuckling Behaviour of Thin Walled Beams with In-Plane Deformable Cross-Sections
S. Gabriele, N. Rizzi and V. Varano |

100 |
Buckling Analysis of Stiffened Thin-walled Sections under General Loading Conditions using the Compound Strip Method
A. Borkovic |

**MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MATERIALS WITH CELLULAR MICROSTRUCTURE** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR J. NEMECEK AND DR O. JIROUSEK |

101 |
Multi-Scale Modeling of Plain Weave Textile Composites
J. Vorel, E. Grippon, J. Nemecek and M. Sejnoha |

102 |
Wang Tiling Aided Modelling of Closed Cell Foams
M. Doškár, J. Novák and J. Nemecek |

103 |
Modeling Inelastic Properties of Metal Foam based on Results from Nanoindentation
J. Nemecek, P. Zlámal, V. Králík and J. Nemecková |

104 |
Simulation of a Three-Point Bending Test on the Isolated Cell Wall of Aluminium Foam
T. Doktor, D. Kytyr, P. Zlamal, T. Fila, P. Koudelka and O. Jirousek |

105 |
Inverse Estimation of Rat Vertebrae Stiffness using Large-Scale Micro-Structural Finite Element Models
O. Jirousek, P. Zlamal, I. Jandejsek, D. Kytyr and D. Schmidt |

106 |
On the Modeling of the Compressive Behaviour of Metal Foams: A Comparison of Discretization Schemes
P. Koudelka, P. Zlamal, D. Kytyr, T. Doktor, T. Fila and O. Jirousek |

107 |
Compressive Behaviour of Trabecular Tissue: Finite Element Modelling and Comparison using Digital Volume Correlation
P. Zlamal, O. Jirousek, T. Doktor, T. Fila and D. Kytyr |

**STOCHASTIC STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION: STATIONARY AND DYNAMIC PROBLEMS** SESSION ORGANISED BY PROFESSOR K. MARTI AND PROFESSOR M. BEER |

108 |
Topology Optimization Considering Uncertain Loading Positions and Multiple Load Cases
J. Lógó and E. Pintér |

109 |
Computing Stochastic Optimal Feedback Controls Using an Iterative Solution of the Hamiltonian System
K. Marti and I. Stein |

**HYDRO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WAVE AND TIDAL POWER** SESSION ORGANISED BY DR S. NASH AND DR M. HARTNETT |

110 |
Modelling Hydro-Environmental Impacts of a Tidal Turbine Array in the Shannon Estuary
M. Hartnett, N. O'Brien, D. Fallon and S. Nash |

111 |
Optimising the Configuration of Tidal Turbine Arrays With Respect to Power Output and Hydrodynamic Impacts
S. Nash, D. McCaul, J. Martin and M. Hartnett |

**DESIGN, MODELLING AND VISUALIZATION** |

112 |
Three-Dimensional Modelling of Arsita Town in the Framework of the Reconstruction
F. Geremei, L. Moretti, A. Marzo, G. Marghella and M. Indirli |

113 |
Comparison of Optimization Methods Based on Primitive Bodies of Machine Tools and Preliminary Design
J. Kosmol and P. Wilk |

114 |
Nonlinear Analysis in Virtual Design
P. Fajman and Z. Bittnar |

**REINFORCED CONCRETE: STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS** |

115 |
Numerical Evaluation of the Non Linear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams
A.V. Lopes, T.J. Lou and S.M.R. Lopes |

116 |
Non-Linear Analysis of Cracked Tensile Reinforced Concrete Bars: A Comparison of Numerical Methods
U. Bajc, M. Saje, I. Planinc and S. Bratina |

117 |
Numerical Modelling of a Reinforced Concrete Column subject to Fire
S. Ezekiel, R.Y. Xiao and I. Kraincanic |

118 |
Numerical Analysis of the Post-Tensioning Anchorage Region of a Prestressed Beam
N. Dominguez and C. Hernandez-Millan |

**MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF REINFORCED-CONCRETE STRUCTURES** |

119 |
Methods used for Increasing Lateral Rigidity in Multi-Storey Reinforced Concrete Buildings
N. Kirac and S. Sivritepe |

120 |
A Simplified Approach to Serviceability Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Fire
S. Tattoni, F. Stochino and F. Caldara |

121 |
A Simplified Method to Design Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements
P.F. Miguel, J. Navarro-Gregori, J.L. Bonet and M.A. Fernández-Prada |

122 |
Numerical Prediction of the Stresses in the Steel Bars of Reinforced Concrete Beams
S.M.R. Lopes, A.V. Lopes and T.J. Lou |

123 |
Simplified Calculation of Shear Deformations in Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements
K.N. Rahal |

124 |
A Methodology for Cost Optimization of the Layout Design of Multi-Span Reinforced Concrete Beams
P. Sharafi, M.N.S. Hadi and L.H. Teh |

125 |
The Harmonic Coupled Finite Strip Method Applied to Geometric Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Folded Plate Structures
D.D. Milašinovic, D. Goleš, M. Hajdukovic, M. Nikolic, P. Maric, Z. Zivanov P.S. Rakic, A. Borkovic and I. Milakovic |

126 |
Computational Modeling of Concrete Beams Reinforced with Aramid and Steel Bars
R. Hawileh |

**TIMBER STRUCTURES: ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND DESIGN** |

127 |
Numerical Analysis of the Horizontal Capacity of Timber-Frame Wall Elements
E. Kozem Šilih, M. Premrov and S. Šilih |

128 |
A Study on Shear Deformations of Deep Composite Box-Type Beams Used in Timber Building Structures
U.A. Girhammar and S.R. Atashipour |

129 |
Strength Prediction of Recovered Softwood Beams for Structural Reuse
M. Smith, J.W. Bull, T. Morris and C. Underwood |

**BRIDGE ENGINEERING** |

130 |
An Innovative Prediction Model for Corrosion Processes on Weathering Steel Structures
V. Krivý, V. Urban and K. Vavrušová |

131 |
A New Method for Quantifying the Contribution of Different Critical Agents to Railway Bridge Deterioration
M. Aflatooni, T.H.T. Chan and D.P. Thambiratnam |

132 |
A Numerical Study of a New-type of Curved Steel Bridge Guard Fence subject to Vehicular Loading
L. Thanh and Y. Itoh |

133 |
Seismic Analysis of US-89 Overpass in Montpelier, Idaho, using OpenSees Finite Element Software
A. Ebrahimpour and A.L. Miller |

134 |
Preservation Management of Concrete Highway Bridges at Seismic Risk
P.K. Tsikas and A.P. Chassiakos |

135 |
Computations of the Load Carrying Capacity of a Deficient Bridge Structure
N. Makhoul |

136 |
A Bridge Management System (J-BMS) in Japan
A. Miyamoto |

137 |
Damage Localization on a Suspension Bridge subject to Wind Induced Vibrations
M. Domaneschi, M.P. Limongelli and L. Martinelli |

**DESIGNING COLLAPSE-RESISTANT STRUCTURES** |

138 |
Design of Various Sized Novel Buildings to withstand the Full Force of Tornadoes
C.T.F. Ross, D. Tabner, G. Hockin, T. Smith and A.P.F. Little |

139 |
Investigation of Blast Load Parameters of Internal Gas Deflagration
M. Mynarz and J. Brozovsky |

140 |
A Comparative Study of Simplified and Numerical Structural Analysis of Offshore Structures subject to Explosion Loads
D.S. Han, G.S. Kim, J.J. Jung, W.S. Sim and H.S. Shin |

141 |
A Blast Protective Composite Panel for Steel Columns: Numerical Studies
L. Mazurkiewicz, D. Kolodziejczyk, J. Malachowski, M. Klasztorny, P. Baranowski and K. Damaziak |

142 |
Response of a Buried Tunnel to Surface Blast using Different Numerical Techniques
S. Koneshwaran, D.P. Thambiratnam and C. Gallage |

143 |
Determination of Aerodynamic Coefficients for a Roof Steel Cover of Large Lights Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
H.A. Sánchez Sánchez and S. Oliveros García |

144 |
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slab-Column Connections under Gravity Loading
S. Derogar, P. Mandal, C. Ince and T. Michellitsch |

**SPACE STRUCTURES** |

145 |
Analysis of Cable Structures using the Dynamic Relaxation Method
M. Hüttner, J. Máca and P. Fajman |

146 |
Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Cable Domes
S. Kmet and M. Mojdis |

147 |
The Reciprocalizer: A Design Tool for Reciprocal Structures
D. Parigi and P.H. Kirkegaard |

**PNEUMATIC STRUCTURES** |

148 |
Dynamic Response of Inflatable Offshore Fender Barrier Structures under Impact Loading
A. Aboshio, S. Green and J. Ye |

**GREEN BUILDINGS** |

149 |
Environmental Impact Assessment of the Life Cycle of a Timber Building
D.N. Kaziolas, I. Zygomalas, G.E. Stavroulakis and C.C. Baniotopoulos |

150 |
Minimization of the Thermal Transmittance of Masonry Blocks by Topology Optimization
M. Bruggi and A. Taliercio |

151 |
The Design and Application of a Green Building Assessment System
M. Zhang and S. Feng |

**BUILDING ENGINEERING AND DESIGN** |

152 |
Life Cycle Assessment of a Steel-Framed Residential Building
I. Zygomalas, D.N. Kaziolas, G.E. Stavroulakis and C.C. Baniotopoulos |

153 |
Meta-Model Based Optimization of Building Thermal Performance Incorporating Local Comfort Analysis
A.R. Cowie, C.J. Noakes, P.A. Sleigh and V.V. Toropov |

154 |
A Novel Formulation for Optimum Conceptual Design of Buildings of Rectangular Shapes
P. Sharafi, M.N.S. Hadi and L.H. Teh |

**BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY** |

155 |
Accurate Quantity Data Extraction from Low Level of Detail BIM Models
M. Zagorácz, J. Etlinger and P. Iványi |

156 |
The BENIMPACT Suite: A Tool for 'Zero Energy Building' Whole Life Cycle Analysis and Optimization
S. Demattè, M.C. Grillo, A. Messina and A. Frattari |

157 |
Cross-Submodel Consistency Preservation in Multi-Scale Engineering Models
J.R. Jubierre and A. Borrmann |

**CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING** |

158 |
Construction Project Cost Prediction using Text and Data Mining
T.P. Williams and J. Gong |

159 |
Adoption of Offsite Manufacturing in the Construction Industry: The Role of Industry-Level Coordination and Leadership
A.Z. Fakhri and L. Liu |

160 |
A Hybrid Method for the Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problem with Hammock Activities
O. Eliezer and R. Levi |

**COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES** |

161 |
Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of Composite Beams
L. Vanalli, M.R. Scoaris, G.F.S. Romera and N.T. Mascia |

162 |
Analysis of Dielectric Elastomer Minimum Energy Structures using Dynamic Relaxation
S. Siu, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, S. Wagner and S. Adriaenssens |

163 |
Laminate Shell Strain Enhancement to Ensure a Continuous Stress Distribution Following a Transverse Direction
M.S.M. Sampaio, H.B. Coda and R.R. Paccola |

164 |
Optimization of the Damping Properties of CFRP Laminates with Embedded Viscoelastic Layers
J.M. Silva, P.V. Gamboa, R. Cláudio, N. Nunes and J. Lopes |

165 |
Contact Stress Analysis of Fully Adherent Fiber-Matrix Elastic Two-Dimensional Composite Solids
M.S.M. Sampaio, R.R. Paccola and H.B. Coda |

166 |
Statistical Analysis of the Load Slip Behaviour in Timber-Concrete Connections
A.M.P.G. Dias, A.R.D. Martins and L.M.C. Simões |

**MATERIALS MODELLING AND DESIGN** |

167 |
Finite Element Model of the Pull-Out Test for Concrete Strength Evaluation
D. Meloni, B. De Nicolo and M. Valdes |

168 |
A Probability-Based Method for Estimating Effective Diffusivity with Application to Mortar
R.S.O. Keskin, M. Grigoriu and K.C. Hover |

169 |
Application of Response Surface Methodology: Optimum Mix Design of Concrete with Slag as Coarse Aggregate
R.E. Regulacion and A.W.C. Oreta |

**SEISMIC AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING** |

170 |
A Study of Nonlinear Vibration Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Arches using Vibration Tests and Simulations
A. Mutoh |

171 |
Three-Dimensional Simulation of Earthquake-Induced Pounding of Seismically Isolated Buildings
P.C. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos, L. Papaloizou and D.C. Charmpis |

172 |
Evaluation of Vibration, Creep or Shrinkage and Thermal Effects of Shallow RC Shells using Measurements and Analysis
A. Mutoh, H. Komatsu and M. Sasaki |

173 |
A Study of a Base Isolated Structure with Complex Damping for Displacement Control Design
M. Ikenaga, K. Ikago and N. Inoue |

174 |
Tenso-Deformative Behaviour of Reinforced Precast Concrete-Polystyrene Sandwich Panels
L. Pani, M. Valdes, C. Armas and G. Concu |

175 |
Overturning of Three-dimensional Monolithic Objects of Art under Seismic Excitation
A. Contento, D. Zulli and A. Di Egidio |

**REPAIR AND RETROFITTING OF STRUCTURES** |

176 |
Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Beams Externally Strengthened with a Hybrid Combination of Basalt and Carbon FRP Sheets
S. Choobbor, R. Hawileh and J. Abdalla |

177 |
A Numerical Study of the Anchorages against Debonding of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer from a Reinforced Concrete Beam
L.H. Huang, L. Li and Y.F. Wang |

178 |
Influence of Taper End FRP on Retrofitted Beam Behaviour
Y.T. Obaidat |

**DETECTION, NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING** |

179 |
Application of an Artificial Neural Network to the Evaluation of Pull-Off Adhesion of Concrete Layers
L. Sadowski and J. Hola |

180 |
Identifying Impact Location using the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm
A. El-Bakari, A. Khamlichi, R. Dkiouak and E. Jacquelin |

181 |
Reconstruction of an Impact Force using a Bayesian Approach
S. Samagassi, A. Khamlichi, A. Driouach and E. Jacquelin |

182 |
A Sensor Developed to Monitor Chloride Penetration in Coastal Concrete
C. Xu, W.-L. Jin and Z.-Y. Li |

183 |
Identification of a Layer Change In Front of a Mechanized Tunnel Face Considering Uncertainties
S. Miro, D. Hartmann and T. Schanz |

184 |
Beam-Like and Frame Structures with Singularities: Review and New Advances
S. Caddemi and I. Caliò |

185 |
Damage Severity Assessment of Acoustic Emission Sources for Structural Health Monitoring
M. Kaphle and A.C.C. Tan |

186 |
Structural Health Monitoring of a Grouted Foundation Part for Offshore Wind Turbines
R.R. Pedersen, P.H. Kirkegaard, B.J. Pedersen and L. Damkilde |

187 |
Detection of Localized Damage of Beams using a Frequency Based Method
F. El Khannoussi, A. Khamlichi, A. Hajraoui and A. Limam |

188 |
Structure Health Monitoring Using Acoustic Emission Techniques
M. Kaphle and A.C.C. Tan |

**GEOTECHNICAL MODELLING** |

189 |
Deformation Induced Dynamic Loading for Different Soil Types
M.I. Onur, A. Tuncan and M. Tuncan |

190 |
The Influence of the Exact Evaluation of Soil Compressibility Properties on the Occurrence of the Limit States
M. Guri |

191 |
Modeling the Soil Water Regime in the Framework of Climate Change Studies
M. Cisty, J. Skalova, M. Pasztorova, J. Bezak and T. Meszaros |

192 |
Limit Analysis for Slope Failure Assessment
A. Baratta and I. Corbi |

193 |
Hypoplastic Model for Clays: Issues Specific to the Finite Element Implementation
T. Janda |

**GEOMATICS AND COMPUTER VISION APPLICATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING** |

194 |
Landscape Simulation Created using an Optimal Alignment Search System of Highway Design with Virtual Reality
M. Yamasaki and T. Terao |

195 |
Development of a Road Condition Assessment System using Digital Movies, Vehicle Vibration and Sound
A. Miyamoto, T. Nakano and T. Yoshitake |

**SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

196 |
Simulating Piled Rafts in Layered Media using Finite Element - Boundary Element Formulations
D.B. Ribeiro and J.B. Paiva |

197 |
A Numerical Investigation of the Artificial Stiffness Scaling in Zero Thickness Interface Elements for Soil-Structure Interaction
H. Stutz, T. Benz and F. Wuttke |

**FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

198 |
Theoretical Models and Numerical Methods for Adaptive Inflatable Structures
C. Graczykowski |

199 |
Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Concrete Structures under Wave Impact
W.Z. Lim, R.Y. Xiao and T.Y.S. Hong |

200 |
Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems with a Free Surface using a Particle-Based Method
R.A. Amaro Junior and L.Y. Cheng |

**UNCERTAINTY** |

201 |
Failure Prediction Model of Oil and Gas Pipelines
L. Parvizsedghy and T. Zayed |

202 |
Advantages of Using a Recently Developed Full Characterization Method Over FORM
R.H. Lopez, L.F. Fadel Miguel, J.E.S. de Cursi and A. El-Hami |

**PARALLEL COMPUTATIONS** |

203 |
Parallel Meshless Simulation of a P-N Junction
G. Kosec and R. Trobec |

204 |
Advanced Material Modeling and Parallel Computing for the Numerical Simulation of Multi-Phase Problems in Geotechnical Engineering
X. Ma, P. Gamnitzer and G. Hofstetter |

205 |
Towards Efficient Adaptive Structural Analysis in Engineering Design
D. Rypl and B. Patzák |

206 |
A Service-Oriented Approach to Facilitate Big Data Analytics on the Web
A. Cheptsov and B. Koller |

207 |
Rare Event Sampling using the Science Experimental Grid Laboratory
Y. Dorozhko, K. Kratzer, Y. Yudin, A. Arnold, C.W. Glass and M. Resch |

**FINITE ELEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND STUDIES** |

208 |
The Applicability of Multiaxial Fatigue Approaches using Spectral Analysis Only
L. Ben Fekih, G. Kouroussis and O. Verlinden |

209 |
Simplified Finite Element Assessment of Beams With and Without Shear Deformation
E.M. López, J.L. Romero, M.A. Ortega and O. Río |

210 |
Numerical Efficiency of Minimum Energy Bases for the High Order Finite Element Method
C.F. Rodrigues and M.L. Bittencourt |

**BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD** |

211 |
Nonuniform Shear Warping Analysis of Composite Beams of Arbitrary Cross Section using the Boundary Element Method
I.C. Dikaros and E.J. Sapountzakis |

212 |
Cyclic Inelastic Response of Beam-Foundation Systems using the Boundary Element Method
E.J. Sapountzakis and A.E. Kampitsis |

**STRUCTURAL MECHANICS** |

213 |
Static Behaviour of 'Long' or 'Short' Barrel Vaults
A. de Leo, A. Contento and A. Di Egidio |

214 |
Numerical Modelling and Static Computations for a Composite Rectangular Cover
M. Klasztorny and D. Nycz |

215 |
Prediction of Carbonation and Chloride Ingress in Cracked Concrete Structures
V. Smilauer, L. Jendele and J. Cervenka |

216 |
Plastic Buckling for Pressure Vessel Ends subjected to Corrosion Wall Thinning
J. Blachut |

**NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS** |

217 |
Structural Nonlinearities in a Corotational Probabilistic Approach
I. Siddique |

218 |
Geometrical and Material Non-Linear Analyses of Corrugated Circular Cylinders, suffering Buckling, under External Hydrostatic Pressure
C.T.F. Ross, A. Waddington, D. Punjau, J. Dunn, A. Bayly, P. Sadler, J. Ashwell and A.P.F. Little |

219 |
Preserving the Scalar Product of Vectors and the Nonlinear Finite Curved-Beam Element
Y.-L. Pi and M.A. Bradford |

**COUPLED PROBLEMS** |

220 |
Mechanical Damage Coupled with Heat Transfer
J. Kruis and T. Koudelka |

**PARTICLE BASED SIMULATION** |

221 |
Coupled Particle Based Simulation of Concrete Casting and Thermal Diffusion
F.K. Motezuki and L.Y. Cheng |

222 |
Analysis of Building Drainage System Using Particle-Based Numerical Simulation
L.Y. Cheng, L.H. Oliveira and E.H. Favero |

**TOPOLOGY AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS** |

223 |
The Application of Topology Optimisation to the Design of Steel I-Section Beam Web Openings
J.J. Kingman, K.D. Tsavdaridis and V.V. Toropov |

224 |
Structural and Topology Optimization of Complex Civil Engineering Structures
F. Hald, P.H. Kirkegaard and L.V. Andersen |

225 |
Design of Structures subject to Multiple Loading or Multiple Support Conditions with a SERA Method
C. Alonso Gordoa, R. Ansola Loyola and O.M. Querin |

226 |
Optimal Shape Design of Membrane Structures
C.W. Lim and V.V. Toropov |

**STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION** |

227 |
Optimization of Cable Forces for Concrete Cable-Stayed Bridges
A.M.B. Martins, L.M.C. Simões and J.H.J.O. Negrão |

228 |
Optimization of Structural Hollow Sections
T. Tiainen and M. Heinisuo |

229 |
Sizing Optimization of Truss Structures Using the Firefly Algorithm
S.O. Degertekin and L. Lamberti |

230 |
Parametric Optimization of a Lattice Aircraft Fuselage Barrel Using Metamodels Built with Genetic Programming
H. Lohse-Busch, C. Hühne, D. Liu, V.V. Toropov and U. Armani |

**TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING** |

231 |
The Influence of Traffic on the Design of Road Structures in Urban and Interurban Areas on a European Road in Romania
M. Iliescu, R.D. Cadar and N. Ciont |

232 |
Maximization of the Amount of Traffic by Deleting Road Links
E. Kita, W. Nanya, Y. Wakita and T. Tamaki |

**WATER ENGINEERING** |

233 |
Use of the Real-Time Demands for Calibration of Water Distribution Systems
A. Vassiljev and T. Koppel |

**DATA PROCESSING** |

234 |
Automating Post-Processing of High Volumes of Velocity Time-Series: A Software Approach
M.A. Jesson, J. Bridgeman and M. Sterling |

**DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING** |

235 |
Measuring Small Displacements using the Local Three-Dimensional Digital Image Correlation Method
S.-H. Tung, M.-H. Shih and W.-P. Sung |

**AUGMENTED REALITY** |

236 |
Development and Evaluation of a Localized Severe Rain Simulator based on the Augmented Reality Technique
S. Matsuoka, M. Hirokane, R. Tsujihara, J.-I. Tomatsu and R. Tokui |

**ELASTIC FOUNDATIONS** |

237 |
The Effect of Support Flexibility on Frequency Veering in Imperfect Beams Resting on Elastic Foundations
M.S. Abdeljaber and A.A. Al-Qaisia |

**COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY** |

238 |
The Determination of the Air Entrained Distribution in Concrete using Micro-CT and Microscopic Techniques
B. Arslan, M. Canbaz and H.S. Sengel |