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By Alphose Zingoni

Research and functions in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation contains the complaints of the 5th foreign convention on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2013, Cape city, South Africa, 2-4 September 2013). Over 420 papers are featured. Many themes are coated, however the contributions can be visible to fall into one in every of 4 huge issues of the convention, particularly: (i) structural mechanics (dynamics, vibration, seismic reaction, statics, bifurcation, buckling, balance, effect reaction, touch mechanics, fluid-structure interplay, soil-structure interplay, etc); (ii) mechanics of fabrics (elasticity, plasticity, fracture, harm, fatigue, creep, shrinkage, etc); (iii) modelling and checking out (finite-element modelling, numerical equipment, numerical simulations, experimental equipment, experimental testing); (iv) structural-engineering perform (planning, research, layout, development, upkeep, fix, retrofitting, decommissioning). not just do the issues conceal many sorts of engineering constructions (buildings, bridges, tunnels, towers, house frames, roofs, foundations, shells, plates, mechanical assemblies, etc), in addition they span a range of engineering fabrics starting from the normal to the radical: metal, concrete, bushes, masonry, aluminium, unique alloys, glass, composites, functionally-graded fabrics, clever fabrics, etc.

Two types of every paper can be found. the published e-book beneficial properties 2-page types of the papers, meant to be concise yet sufficiently informative summaries of the whole papers. info should be noticeable within the complete papers, that are carried at the accompanying CD-ROM. Research and functions in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation is of curiosity to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers fascinated by the modelling, research, layout, development and upkeep of engineering buildings. Researchers, practitioners and lecturers in those discipines will locate the ebook useful.

The SEMC foreign meetings, inaugurated in 2001, target at bringing jointly from all over the world teachers, researchers and practitioners within the wide fields of structural mechanics, linked computation and structural engineering, to study contemporary achievements within the development of information and realizing in those parts, proportion the most recent advancements, and deal with the demanding situations that the current and the long run pose.

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