Elasto - Plastic Analysis of Cable Net Structures
This paper presents a Newton-Raphson interaction technique which takes account of plastic cable strains while iterating on the nodal equilibrium equations of cable net structures. The...

Transient Response of Guyed Telecommunication Towers Subjected to Cable Ice-Shedding
This paper presents the results of a numerical study of the transient response of guyed telecommunication towers subjected to sudden ice shedding from the guy wires. Detailed nonlinear...

Nonlinear Behavior of Northlight Reinforced Concrete Shells
The behavior of northlight shells is very sensitive to the boundary conditions at the top and bottom edges of the shell. The aim of this paper is to investigate the structural action of...

Design for Durability for Large Reinforced Concrete Shells
Classical design concepts restrict themselves to sufficient structural safety, using linear analysis methods. Durability questions are mainly treated independently. Modern computer simulations...

Punching Shear of Reinforced Concrete Shell Structures
In reinforced concrete shells punching shear failure may take place, if heavy concentrated loads are applied. Such failure is undesirable, since it does not provide adequate warning and...

Stability Analysis of Stiffened Plates and Shells
A stability analysis of stiffened plates and shells by using degenerated finite elements is presented. The studies are based on a thin shell theory, large deflections, but on an elastic...

Efficient Nonlinear Analysis of Column-Supported Cylinderical Shells
This paper presents a finite element methodology for the study of geometrically nonlinear behavior of column-supported cylinder. Due to the discrete nature of the column supports, the...

Elasto-Plastic Buckling Design for Shallow Cylindrical Shells under External Pressure
Pressures providing elastic-plastic buckling conditions for thin shallow cylindrical shell panels are presented. Classical simple support boundary conditions have been adopted for the...

The Body Language of Tensile Structures
Considered to be a 'body' and its visual appearance as 'non verbal, intuitable information,' a building has a Body Language that is employed as a primary mode. Presented is an intuitive...

The Nature of Structural Morphology and Some Interdisciplinary Examples
Among members of IASS, the most common definition of Structural Morphology is the study of interaction between geometrical form and structural behavior. The most significant structural...

Hyper-Geodesic Structures: Excerpts from a Visual Catalog
A class of hyper-geodesic surface structures is presented. The surfaces of known polygons, polyhedra, plane and space tessellations, higher dimensional polytopes can be subdivided into...

Multimedia Implications to Structural Engineering
The usage of computer technologies have revolutionized the practice of structural engineering during the past thirty years. The advent of multimedia technologies within computer hardware...

General Structure Representation for Neural Networks
Current applications of neural networks for structural analysis are limited to specific structures. In order to expand the use of neural networks to general structural types, the input...

Performance and Analysis of Frames With URM Infills
The interaction of unreinforced hollow concrete block masonry (URM) infill walls and gravity load designed (GLD) frames has been studied at Cornell University. The primary goal of this...

Behaviour of Concrete Masonry Infill - Steel Frame Structures
Twenty-eight masonry shear panels infilled in steel frames were tested to ultimate strength under in-plane, horizontal loading applied at roof level. The parameters investigated in this...

Damage Tolerance Analysis in Structural Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation of existing structures requires an evaluation by the structural engineer of past performance to determine the extent of existing damage. Following evaluation of the...

Structural optimization for seismic loads can be approached from a deterministic or nondeterministic point of view. Deterministically, the major difference between optimization of statically...

Structural Analysis for Structural Design
This paper presents a simple extension to conventional structural analysis that serves to provide additional information that is of significant use to the structural design process. Specifically,...

Distributed Flexibility Models for Nonlinear Analysis of RC Structures
The application of distributed flexibility member models in inelastic analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) structural systems is examined. While the utilization of flexibility-based formulations...

RC Beam-Column Element for Nonlinear Frame Analysis
Recent studies have shown that beam-column finite elements that enforce equilibrium rather than compatibility along the element are better suited for the description of the strength and...