Preface; Dedication; PLENARY PRESENTATIONS; Forty Years of Engineering Structures, Mechanics and Construction; Research at the University of Waterloo, by Mircea 1 Cohn and Donald E. Grierson; Isospectral Vibrating Systems, by G.M.L. Gladwell; Cold-Formed Steel Research at the University of Waterloo, by KM. Schuster; CONCRETE STRUCTURES; Sulphide, Sulphate and Sulphuric Acid Corrosion of Concrete in Laboratory Tests, by V Assaad Abdelmseeh, J. C. Jofriet, S. C. Negi and G. Hayward; Summary of Development and Use of CSA 2004 Shear Design Provisions, by Evan C. Bentz Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks Using TAM Network, by Hitoshi Furuta, Hiroshi Hattori and Dan M. Frangopol; An Approximate Damage Model for Concrete under Finite Deformation, by S. Khajehpour, G.D. Morandin andR.G. Sauvé; Dynamic Response Analysis for a Large-Scale RC Girder under a Falling-Weight Impact Loading, by N. Kishi, T Ohno, H. Konno and A. Q. Bhatti; Damage States for Reinforced CMU Masonry Shear Walls, by Jia Li and Terence A. Weigel; Seismic Behaviour of Precast Column-to-Foundation Grouted Sleeve Connections, by Paolo Riva; Air-Void Stability in Fresh Self-Consolidating Concretes Incorporating Rice Husk Ash 129 Md. Safiuddin, G.R. FitzGerald, J.S. West and K.A. Soudki; Behavior of Concrete Bridge Decks Reinforced with MMFX Steel, by Hatem Seliem, Gregory Lucier Sami Rizkalla and Paul Zia; Evaluation of Shear Design Methods for Large, Lightly-Reinforced Concrete Beams, by E.G. Sherwood, E.C. Bentz and M.R Collins; FRP Repair of Corrosion-Damaged Concrete Beams - Waterloo Experience, by Khaled A. Soudki; Compressive Strength Testing of Earthen Plasters for Straw Bale Wall Application, by Brendon Taylor, Stephen Vardy and Cohn MacDougall; STEEL STRUCTURES; GBT-Based Structural Analysis of Thin-Walled Members: Overview, Recent Progress and Future Developments, by D. Camotim, N. Silvestre, R. Gonçalves and R B. Dinis; Evolutionary Optimization of Braced Steel Frameworks for Tall Buildings Using a Hybrid OC-GA Method, by C.-M. Chan and K.-M. Wong; Fundamental Characteristics of New High Modulus CFRP Materials for Strengthening Steel Bridges and Structures, by Mina Dawood, Emmett Sumner and Sami Rizkalla; Modeling of Axially Loaded HSS Slender Steel Members Retrofitted with Composites, by Amr Shaat, Waleed Safwat El Sayed Fahmy and Amir Fam; Quantifying Inherent Robustness in Structural Steel Framing Systems, by Christopher M. Foley, Kristine Martin and Carl Schneeman; Stainless Steel Rebar for Seismic Applications, by Alberto Franchi, Pietro Crespi, Aldo Bennani and Marco Farinet; Spread of Plasticity: An Adaptive Gradual Plastic-Hinge Approach for Steel Frames, by Yanglin Gong;
Empirical Analysis of Memetic Algorithms for Conceptual Design of Steel Structural Systems in Tall Buildings, by Rafal Kicinger and Tomasz Arciszewski
Elasto-Plastic Finite Element Analysis of Prying of Top- and Seat-Angle Connections, by M. Komuro, N. Kishi and A. Ahmed; Fully Stressed Seismic Design of Dampers in Framed Structures, by Robert Levy and Oren Lavan; Inelastic Analysis of Semirigid Frameworks, by Y Liu, L. Xu and D.E. Grierson; A New Method for Analysis of Structures Including Nonlinear Semirigid Connections, by Hamid Moharrami; Evaluation of a Forty-Year Old T.Y. Lin Designed Elliptical Post-Tensioned Cable-Supported Roof , by Randall W Poston; Story Based Ductility Models for Displacement Based Design of Steel Frames, by Mohammad Safi; "Plastique" - A Computer Program for 3D Inelastic Analysis of Multi-Storey Buildings, by Vlasis K. Koumousis, Eleni N. Chatzi and Savvas P. Triantafillou; COLD FORMED STEEL; Analytical Predictions of Strength and Deflection of Light Gauge Steel Frame/Wood Panel Shear Walls, by C. Y Chen, A.F Okasha and C.A. Rogers; Innovative Cold-Formed Steel I-Joist, by R.A. LaBoube; Determination of the Lateral Strength of Shear Wall Panels with Cold-Formed Steel Frames, by Joel MartInez and Lei Xu; Model Decomposition for Thin-Walled Member Stability Using the Finite Strip Method, by B. W Schafer and S. Adány; Study on Shear Resistance of Cold-Formed Steel Stud Walls in Residential Structure, by Zhou XuHong, Shi Yu, Zhou Iianhua, Liu Yongjian and Di Jin; ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS; Learning, Self-Diagnosis and Multi-Objective Control of an Active Tensegrity Structure, by Bernard Adam and Ian E C. Smith; Micro- and Macro-Mechanical Approaches for Modelling of Polyethylene Material for Pipes, by J.A. Alvarado-Contreras, H. Liu, M.A. Polak and A. Penlidis; The Mechanics of Early Embryo Development: Insights from Finite Element Modeling, by Xiaoguang Chen and G. Wayne Brodland; Applications of Random Field Models in Stochastic Structural Mechanics, by Christian Bucher; Relative NDT Evaluation of the Side Walls of a Brick Channel, by Giovanni Cascante, Homayoun Najjaran and Paolo Ronca; Crack Induced Stress Field in an Elastic-Plastic Plate, by R.N. Dubey Micro/Meso-Analysis of Polymer Composites with Damage Evolution, by Fernand Ellyin, Zihui Xia and Yunfa Zhang; Galerkin Method for Stochastic Algebraic Equations and Plates on Random Elastic Foundation, by Mircea Grigoriu; Hypercube Point Concentrations Sampling Technique, by H.P. Hong; Asymptotically-Correct Structural Modelling of Thin-Walled Anisotropic Closed Cross-Section Rotating Slender Beams, by F Khouli, FE Afagh and KG. Langlois; Dynamic Sensitivities Using Efficient Reanalysis of Structures, by U. Kirsch, M. Bogomolni and I. Sheinman; Symmetrization of Some Linear Conservative Nonself-Adjoint Systems, by B.L. Ly; Interactive Knowledge-Based Assistance for Conceptual Design of Building Structures, by Rodrigo Mora, Hugues Rivard, Steve Parent and Claude Bédar; High Performance Computational Modelling of Microstructural Phenomena in Polycrystalline Metals, by K. Inal and K.W Neale; Interactive Visualisation Systems for Conceptual Building Design: A Practical Approach, by M. Y Rafiq, M. Beck and I. Packham; Assessing Alternative Prefabrication Methods: Logistical Influences, by Robert Seaker and Sang-Hoon Lee; A Study of Quasi-Static Delamination in Sandwich Structures, by Srinivasan Sridharan and Yupeng Li; On the Monte Carlo Simulation of Moment Lyapunov Exponents, by Wei-Chau Xie and Qinghua Huang; STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION; Mathematical Programming in Structural Mechanics - The Past and the Future, by Adam Borkowski; Optimization Method of Pile Foundations, by Anthony J. Hurd and Kevin Z Truman; Gradient Based Optimization of Added Viscous Damping in Seismic, by Robert Levy and Oren Lavan; Strategies for Computational Efficiency in Continuum Structural Topology Optimization, by Colby C. Swan and Salam F Rahmatalla; Damage Detection Using Static Response Data and Optimality Criterion, by Kevin Truman and Gus Terlaje; ENGINEERING RELIABILITY; System Reliability Assessment of Steel Girder Bridges, by ArturA. Czarnecki and Andrzej S. Nowak; Reliability of Bilinear SDOF Systems Subjected to Earthquake Loading, by H.P. Hong and P. Hong; Risk-Based Maintenance Optimization of Aging Highway Bridge Decks, by Zoubir Lounis; A Comparison of Probabilistic Models of Deterioration for Life Cycle Management of Structures, by M.D. Pandey and X. -X. Yuan; Time-Variant Reliability Analysis for Series Systems with Log-Normal Vector Response, by Sayan Gupta, Pieter van Gelder and Mahesh Pandey; CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT; In-Pipe Ground Penetrating Radar for Non-Destructive Evaluation of PVC Lined Concrete Pipe, by Samuel i: Ariaratnam and Noel Guercio; Freeform Construction Application Research, by R.A. Buswell, R.C. Soar A.G.F Gibb andA. Thorpe; Risk Identification and Response Methods: Views of Large Scale Contractors Working in Developing Countries, by A. Samer Ezeldin and Wallied Orabi; Better Visualization for Multiple-Site Infrastructure Programs Using GIS, by Tarek Hegazy; Glass-Plastic Hybrid Construction, by J. Hildebrand and F Werner; Development of New Bridge Restrainer Using Laminated Fiber Reinforced Rubber, by Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yashushi Nishimoto and Toni Ukishima; Collapse Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slabs: Are the Up and Down Roads One and the Same?, by David Johnson Decision Support System for Bridge Network Maintenance Planning, by Ming Liu and Dan M. Frangopol; Antimicrobial Treated Construction Materials and Air Filters Reduce Facility Bioburden and Improve Air Quality in a Healthcare Environment, by G.M. McNeice, O.Z. Tyler and D. W Blackhurst Comprehensive Strategy for HSC Best Performance in Extensive Applications of Landmark Works in Italy, by A. Migliacci, P. Ronca, P. Crespi and G. Franchi; Author Index.
This book presents the proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 14-17, 2006. The contents include contains the texts of all three plenary presentations and all seventy-three technical papers by more than 153 authors, presenting the latest advances in engineering structures, mechanics and construction research and practice.
Latest advances in engineering structures, mechanics and construction research and practice
Interesting and informative historical perspectives of research activities and topics
Broad international authorship