**SPECIAL SESSION: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. POMBO AND DR V. MARKINE |

1 |
Efficient Wear Models for the Analysis of Wheel and Rail Profile Wear on Complex Railway Lines
A. Innocenti, L. Marini, E. Meli, G. Pallini and A. Rindi |

2 |
Finite Element Methodology for Railway Switch Simulation
H. Hemida, E. Stewart and C. Roberts |

3 |
Experimental Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Railway Track in Transition Zones
V.L. Markine, H. Wang and I.Y. Shevtsov |

4 |
Dynamic Stability of Trains Moving over Bridges subjected to Seismic Excitations
P.A. Montenegro, R. Calçada and N.V. Pouca |

5 |
Assessment and Development of Railway Operations using Computer Applications
M.A. ElSayed and M.A.M. Ali |

6 |
Simulation and Validation of a Common Rail Diesel Injector
B. Huber and H. Ulbrich |

7 |
Comparison of Turbulent Models applied to the Aerodynamics of a High Speed Train
C. Paz, C. Gil, E. Suárez and J. Porteiro |

8 |
Dynamic Behaviour of Railway Vehicles using Perfect and Imperfect Mechanical Joints
J. Pombo, H. Magalhães and J. Ambrósio |

9 |
Optimisation of Railway Maintenance Scheduling by Parallel Computing
D.E. Diaz Fuentes, F.G. Toro, M. Hudik and E. Schnieder |

10 |
A Digital Pattern Methodology supporting Railway Industries in Portfolio Management
A. Balsamo, G. Calvano, G. Di Gironimo, G. Frezza, A. Lanzotti, F. Peluso, S. Puzelli, C. Angelo Saviano, P. Siani, P. Verdosci and W. Tizzano |

11 |
Structural Performance Analysis of the Lock Stretcher Bar in a Railway Switch
E. Stewart, H. Hemida and C. Roberts |

12 |
The Effect of Creep of a Pre-Stressed Viaduct Structure on the Ride Comfort of the High Speed Rail System
W.L. Hsu, C.F. Hung and D. Lai |

13 |
A Study on the Joint between a Sandwich Composite Roof and an Aluminum Extrusion Carbody for the High-Speed Maglev Train
S.G. Kang, K.B. Shin, E.K. Lee, I.R. Yoon and J.H. Lee |

14 |
A Study of a New Monitoring System for Railway Signal Equipment using Radio Communication
M. Suzuki, T. Kato and M. Kobayashi |

15 |
Aerodynamic Simulations of High-Speed Trains
C. Paz, C. Gil, E. Suárez and M. Concheiro |

16 |
Testing Automation based on Formalised Test Case Generation
M. Meyer zu Hörste, L. Asbach, O. Röwer and S. Geraci |

17 |
A Numerical Study on the Improvement of Track Transitions using Modifying Superstructure Elements
R. Sañudo, V.L. Markine and L. Dell'Olio |

18 |
Innovative Systems for Weighing in Motion of Railway Vehicles: Performance and Robustness Analysis
A. Innocenti, L. Marini, E. Meli, L. Pugi and A. Rindi |

19 |
Determination of the Natural Modes of a Ballast Layer
A. Aikawa |

20 |
An Investigation into Railway Railpad Modeling
M. Oregui, Z. Li and R. Dollevoet |

21 |
A Wheel-Rail Contact Model with Rough Surfaces
W. Kubin, W. Daves and S. Scheriau |

22 |
Finite Element Investigation of the Load Influence on Shear Crack Direction and Growth in Wheel-Rail Contact
M. Krácalík, W. Daves and S. Scheriau |

23 |
The Effect of Critical Speed on Different Ballast and Concrete Tracks
E. Nsabimana, C.Y. Choi, T.H. Lee and Y.H. Jung |

**SPECIAL SESSION: PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR W. GENTZSCH AND DR J. KRUIS |

24 |
OpenMP HEVC Parallel Version based on a GOP Approach
H. Migallón, J.L. Hernández-Losada, G. Cebrián-Márquez, P. Piñol, J.L. Martínez, O. López-Granado and M.P. Malumbres |

25 |
Computational Homogenization of Coupled Heat and Moisture Transport on Parallel Computers
J. Kruis, T. Krejcí, J. Sýkora and M. Šejnoha |

26 |
Parallel Methods for 3D+t Anisotropic Diffusion of Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography Images
C. Tauber, M. Chau and P. Spiteri |

27 |
A Parallel Agglomeration Multigrid Method for Incompressible Flow Simulations
G.N. Lygidakis, S.S. Sarakinos and I.K. Nikolos |

28 |
Numerical Simulation of the Gas Mixture Flows using Hybrid Computer Systems
Yu. Karamzin, T. Kudryashova, V. Podryga and S. Polyakov |

29 |
Parallel Computation of Pagerank using Extrapolation and Relaxation Techniques
H. Migallón, V. Migallón, J.A. Palomino and J. Penadés |

30 |
Block Alternating Two-Stage Methods for Singular Systems
H. Migallón, V. Migallón and J. Penadés |

**SPECIAL SESSION: ITERATIVE METHODS FOR NON-LINEAR MODELS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J.R. TORREGROSA AND DR A. CORDERO |

31 |
Some Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Matrix Equations
A. Cordero, J.R. Torregrosa and M.P. Vassileva |

32 |
Efficient Iterative Methods for Approximating Multiple Roots
J.L. Hueso, E. Martínez and C. Teruel |

33 |
Stability of a Fourth-Order Family of Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Problems
A. Cordero, L. Feng, A. Franqués and J.R. Torregrosa |

34 |
On a Generalization of the Steffensen Method on Banach Spaces
S. Amat, J.A. Ezquerro, M.A. Hernández-Verón and Á.A. Magreñán |

35 |
Recursive Computation of Complex Frequencies of Vibrating Non-Viscous Damped Systems
M. Lázaro, C.F. Casanova, P. Fajardo and P. Martín |

36 |
On the Behavior of Chebyshev's Method applied to Cubic Polynomials
Á.A. Magreñán, M. García-Olivo and J.M. Gutiérrez |

37 |
A New 'With' Memory Method using Two Accelerators
T. Lotfi and K. Mahdidni |

**SPECIAL SESSION: NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT OF MECHANICAL COMPONENTS WITH ALLOWANCE FOR MANUFACTURING EFFECTS** ORGANISED BY: DR R.G. CITARELLA AND DR M. STOSCHKA |

38 |
Buckling Analysis of Aluminium Alloy Structures accounting for Friction Stir Welding Effects
R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias and G.S. Palazzo |

39 |
Integration of Phase-Dependent Work-Hardening into Transient Weld Simulation
M. Stoschka, M.J. Ottersböck and M. Leitner |

40 |
The Effect of Key Stiffness on Forces in a Scarf Joint
P. Fajman and J. Maca |

41 |
Local Fatigue Assessment of Welded and High Frequency Mechanical Impact-Treated Joints based on Manufacturing Process Simulation
M. Leitner, D. Simunek and M. Stoschka |

42 |
Vulnerability Assessment of Concrete Bridges using Different Methods of Visual Inspection
M.L. Fadda, F. Mistretta and M.V. Piras |

43 |
The Effects of Dimensional Tolerances and Processing Parameters on Riveting Joints
F. Caputo, G. Lamanna, A. Soprano and A. De Luca |

44 |
Multiple Crack Propagation in Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Joints
R. Citarella, P. Carlone, R. Sepe and M. Lepore |

**SPECIAL SESSION: RECENT ADVANCES IN SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION ANALYSES** ORGANISED BY: DR S. MOHASSEB |

45 |
Modeling of Soil Structure Interaction during Tunnel Excavation considering Uncertainties
T. Janda, J. Šejnoha, V. Srnec and M. Šejnoha |

46 |
The Mach Stem Phenomenon for Shaped Obstacles Buried in Soils
Y.S. Karinski, V.R. Feldgun, E. Racah and D.Z. Yankelevsky |

47 |
Calibration and Application of a Hypoplastic Model for Clay
T. Janda and M. Šejnoha |

48 |
Seismic Retrofitting of a Twenty-Eight Storey Building including Soil-Structure Interaction Effects
S. Mohasseb and S. Daviran |

49 |
Rocking Response of Shallow Foundations in the Time Domain using Cone Model Theory
S. Ghassemi, A.M. Halabian and S. Mohasseb |

**SPECIAL SESSION: MULTI-SCALE METHODS** ORGANISED BY: PROFESSOR J. GEISER |

50 |
Iterative Splitting using Cyclic Operator Decomposition for Harmonic Oscillator Problems: Algorithms and Applications
J. Geiser |

51 |
Additive via Iterative Splitting Schemes: Algorithms and Applications In Heat-Transfer Problems
J. Geiser |

52 |
Scale-Resolved Prediction of Pyrolysis in a Packed Bed using the Extended Discrete Element Method
B. Peters, X. Besseron, A. Estupinan, F. Hoffmann, M. Michael, A. Mahmoudi and M. Mohseni |

53 |
Adaptive Decomposition Methods for the Solution of Certain Highly Oscillatory Optical Wave Problems
Q. Sheng |

**COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING** |

54 |
Design and Optimization of a Control Link of a Vehicle Suspension System
C.G. Vossou, D.V. Koulocheris, C.G. Provatidis and Th.N. Costopoulos |

55 |
An Approach for the Recognition of Interacting Manufacturing Features
J. Pobozniak |

56 |
Trajectory Planning for a Rotating Extensible Robotic Manipulator: Design for Collision Avoidance and Accurate Position Placement
M. Dupac |

**COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING MODELLING** |

57 |
A Multi-Body Simulation Model for a Corona Electrostatic Separator Machine
I. Critelli, A. Degiorgi, M. Colledani and A. Tasora |

58 |
Development of an Equivalent Numerical Model of a Bolted Point based on an Analytical Solution
O. Omran, V.-D. Nguyen, H. Jaffal, P. Marchand, A. Bezza and P. Coorevits |

59 |
Large-Amplitude Vibrations of Geometrically-Imperfect Cylindrical Shells Containing Fluid
M. Paak, M.P. Païdoussis and A.K. Misra |

60 |
Thermal Conduction Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Composite-Ceramic Functionally Graded Materials for High Technology Applications
S. Daviran, S. Mohasseb and P. Bakhshaei |

61 |
A Tessellated Continuum Method for the Analysis of Fractal-Like Cellular Heat Exchangers
K. Davey, R. Prosser and C. Jiang |

62 |
State of the Art Literature Review of the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method
B. Hamed Mirjafari, S. Mohasseb, E. Seyyedihoseininia and J. Boloori Bazzaz |

**MESH AND GRID GENERATION** |

63 |
Volume Conserving Smoothing of Triangular Meshes on Open Three-Dimensional Surfaces
D. Rypl and J. Nerad |

64 |
A Hybrid Grid System for a Spectral Wave Model
N. O'Brien and E. Ragnoli |

**MATERIALS AND DAMAGE MODELLING** |

65 |
Modelling of Heat Flow through a Three-Dimensional Crack in Thermoelasticity
J. Jaskowiec |

66 |
The Influence of Thermo-Mechanical Effects on the Relaxed Shape Graphene
S. Prabhakar, R. Melnik and A. Sebetci |

67 |
A Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Cohesive Crack Model in Three-Dimensional Crack Growth Analysis
J. Jaskowiec |

68 |
Localization Analysis of an Anisotropic Damage Model
M. Jirásek and F. Suárez |

**FLUID FLOW PROBLEMS** |

69 |
Application of Asymptotic Analysis to Derive a Time-Averaged Shallow Water Model
J.M. Rodríguez and R. Taboada-Vázquez |

70 |
Classification of Regimes of the Stratified Fluid Flows around a Square Cylinder
P.V. Matyushin and V.A. Gushchin |

71 |
Stabilized Galerkin-Characteristics Finite Element Schemes for Flow Problems
H. Notsu and M. Tabata |

72 |
Acceleration of Sampling Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics
C.W.T. Thiem and M. Schäfer |

73 |
An Experimental and Numerical Study of Gas Flow Laminar in a Thermal Reactor
A. Bellil, K. Benhabib, P. Coorevits, C. Marie, M. Hazi and A. Ould-Dris |

74 |
Optimization of the GDI Engine Operation with Stoichiometric Mixtures using Numerical Modeling
S. Boccardi, F. Catapano, M. Costa, P. Sementa, U. Sorge and B.M. Vaglieco |

75 |
Meshless Solution of Incompressible Flows in Complex Domains
G. Kosec |

76 |
Leak Before Break Analysis using a New Enriched Finite Element
P.J. Gill and K. Davey |

**FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION** |

77 |
A Spectral-Element Simulator for Two-Dimensional Rigid-Body-Fluid Interaction Problems
L.-C. Chen and M.-J. Huang |

78 |
Simulation of Cavitating Nonlinear Acoustic Fluid and Flexible Structure Interaction
F. Kalateh |

**COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING SIMULATION** |

79 |
Simulation and Optimization of a Constructed Solar Chimney using new Structural Mechanisms
M. Ghalamchi, S. Mohasseb, A.B. Kasaeian, N. Fadaei and Y. Khanjari |

80 |
Modeling of Premixed Combustion on Inert Porous Media
R.C. Moro Filho |

81 |
Temperature Waves in Rectangular, Cylindrical and Spherical Cavities as an Inexpensive Energy Source
M.B. Atmanskikh and P.T. Zubkov |

82 |
Closed-Circuit Simulation of a Thermoelectric-Power-Generator based Lamp Energy Harvest System
M.-J. Huang and C.-C. Weng |

**TRANSPORT ENGINEERING** |

83 |
Vehicle Platoon Simulation Based on a Multi-Leader Vehicle Following Model
E. Kita, K. Asahina and C. Ushida |

**METAHEURISTICS IN ENGINEERING** |

84 |
Tracking Targets in the Sea Surface using a Weightless Neural Network Approach
R.S. Moreira and N.F.F. Ebecken |

85 |
Metaheuristics for Engineering and Architectural Design of Hospitals
M.K. Holst and P.H. Kirkegaard |

86 |
Near-Optimum Carotid Disease Analysis using Ultrasound Image Data
C.F. Castro, C.A. Conceição António, L.C. Sousa, R. Santos and E. Azevedo |

87 |
Modeling Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Systems using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Systems of Systems Concepts
A. Buruzs, M.F. Hatwágner and L.T. Kóczy |

**SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES** |

88 |
Prediction of Asphaltic Concrete Stability by using Support Vector Machines
M.A. Saif and M.S. Al-Bisy |

89 |
Support Vector Machine and Regression Analysis to Predict the Field Hydraulic Conductivity of Sandy Soil
M.S. Elbisy |

**OPTIMIZATION IN ENGINEERING** |

90 |
Evaluation of Optimization Algorithms for the Design of Submarine Pipeline Routes
J.S. Baioco, P. Stape, C.H. Albrecht, B.S.L.P. de Lima and B.P. Jacob |

91 |
Optimization of Pump Efficiency in a Water Distribution System
M. Koor, A. Vassiljev and T. Koppel |

**CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING ENGINEERING** |

92 |
Preliminary Results of the Town Square Evaluation Method based on Digitized Plan Processing
M. Zawidzki, T. Nagakura and B. Tunçer |

93 |
Comparing the Performance of Flat Plate Collectors and Evacuated Tube Collectors for Buildings and Industrial Usage
T. Sokhansefat, A. Kasaeian, K. Rahmani and S. Mohasseb |

94 |
GIS-Based Automated Construction Project Cost Control
M. Dawood, E. Elbeltagi and E. Elkassas |

95 |
Fuzzy Signature Structure-Based Finite-State Machines in a Residential Building Renovation Procedure
G.I. Molnárka and L.T. Kóczy |

96 |
Sensitivity and Validity of the Fuzzy Signature Based Evaluation of Residential Building Conditions
Á. Bukovics, I.Á. Harmati and L.T. Kóczy |

97 |
Multi-Objective Resource-Constrained Scheduling in Construction Projects
A.P. Chassiakos and S.P. Kaiafa |

98 |
A Conflict Repairing Harmony Search Metaheuristic and its Application to Bi-Objective Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problems
O. Eliezer |

99 |
Influence of Grid Type on the Agents Behavior in Simulations Performed with Crowd-Z
M. Zawidzki and T. Nagakura |

**GEOTECHNICAL, ROCK AND TUNNEL ENGINEERING** |

100 |
Probabilistic Instability Assessment of Tunnels Constructed in Rock Masses
J.M. Mayoral and R. Rivas |

101 |
Performance Evaluation of a Tunnel built in Cemented Fine-Grained Soils
J.M. Mayoral |

102 |
Simulation of Geological Fault Formation Mechanisms using the Discrete Element Method
Y.A. Ferreira, L.C.L.M. Vieira , V.C.L. Ramos and D.L. Ramos |

103 |
Modeling the Gravitational Deformation of a Slate Slope using Model Tests and the Discrete Element Method
M.C. Weng, C.-M. Lo, C.H. Wu and T.F. Chuang |