I. Numerical modelling and dynamics of complex structures.
Computational issues in the simulation of blast and impact problems: An industrial perspective; R.J. Owen et al. Nonlinear transient analysis, testing and design of complex engineering structures for worst case accidents: Experience from industrial and military applications; A. Ibrahimbegovic et al. On reliable finite element methods for extreme loading conditions; K.J. Bathe.- II. Probability aspects, design and uncertainty.
Quantifying uncertainty: Modern computational representation of probability and applications; H.G. Matthies. Optimum performance-based reliability design of structures; P.Papadrakakis et al.- III. Fire and explosion induced extreme loading conditions.
Computational modelling of safety critical concrete structures at elevated temperatures; N. Bicanic et al. Three-dimensional FE analysis of headed stud anchors exposed to fire; J. Ozbolt et al.- IV. Fluid flow induced extreme loading conditions.
Dynamics of tsunami waves; F. Dias, D. Dutykh.; Modelling fluid-induced structural vibrations: Reducing the structural risk for stormy winds; D. Peric et al.- V. Earthquake induced extreme loading conditions.
Seismic assessment of structures by practice-oriented method; P. Fajfar. Reducing the earthquake induced damage and risk in monumental structures: Experience at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal for large concrete dams supported by Hydro-Quebec and Alcan; P. Leger. Earthquake engineering experimental research at JRC-ELSA; F.J. Molina, M. Geradin. The history of earthquake engineering at the University of California Berkeley and recent developments of numerical methods and computer programs at CSI Berkeley; E.L. Wilson.- Appendix: Statistics on extreme loading conditions for Croatia. Security issues in Croatian construction industry: Bases of statistical data for quantifying extreme loading conditions; P. Marovic, V. Herak-Marovic.- Author index.
This book provides a critical assessment of current knowledge and indicates new challenges which are brought about at present times by fighting man-made and natural hazards in transient analysis of structures. The latter concerns both permanently fixed structures, such as those built to protect people and/or sensitive storage material; or special structures, like bridges and tunnels; and moving structures such as trains, planes, ships or cars.
The original approach of the book concerns constructing the sufficiently complete framework for dealing with new challenges in man-made and natural hazards, which calls for the expertise from several traditional scientific disciplines