6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) 2016 Cape Town

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  • The Sixth Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Struc­tural Engi­neer­ing, Mechan­ics and Com­pu­ta­tion (SEMC 2016) will bring together from around the world aca­d­e­mics, researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers in the broad fields of struc­tural mechan­ics, asso­ci­ated com­pu­ta­tion and struc­tural engi­neer­ing, to review recent achieve­ments in the advance­ment of knowl­edge and under­stand­ing in these areas, share the lat­est devel­op­ments, and address the chal­lenges that the present and the future pose. The event will com­mence on Sep­tem­ber 57, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa and is organ­ised by the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town.

    Aims of Conference

    The cross fer­til­i­sa­tion between the­ory and prac­tice that is antic­i­pated will be expected to

    • pro­mote a bet­ter under­stand­ing of struc­tural behaviour
    • facil­i­tate more real­is­tic mate­r­ial and struc­tural modelling
    • lead to the devel­op­ment of more appro­pri­ate com­pu­ta­tional schemes
    • enhance the con­fi­dence of structural-​engineering practice.

    The most recent con­fer­ence, SEMC 2013, attracted close to 500 del­e­gates from 60 coun­tries, and more than 400 peer-​reviewed papers were deliv­ered in a total of 72 ses­sions. This next con­fer­ence — SEMC 2016 — is expected to attract an equally large num­ber of par­tic­i­pants from all over the world. It is hoped that a good num­ber of young and upcom­ing researchers will be able to join the many dis­tin­guished and well-​established aca­d­e­mics and prac­ti­tion­ers who will be attend­ing the con­fer­ence and lead­ing the discussions.

    Keynote Speak­ers

    • Adnan Ibrahim­be­govic – Uni­ver­site de Tech­nolo­gie de Com­piegne, France: Com­pu­ta­tional Mechan­ics; Solid & Struc­tural Mechanics
    • Klaus-​Jürgen Bathe – Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, USA: Finite Ele­ment Analy­sis; Com­pu­ta­tional Mechanics
    • Kim Ras­mussen – Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney, Aus­tralia: Steel Struc­tures; Thin-​Walled Structures
    • Jian-​Fei Chen – Queen’s Uni­ver­sity of Belfast, UK: Com­pos­ite Mate­ri­als; Strength­en­ing of Con­crete Structures
    • Amr Elnashai – Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­sity, USA: Seis­mic Response; Earth­quake Engineering
    • Guido De Roeck – Catholic Uni­ver­sity of Leu­ven, Bel­gium: Struc­tural Dynam­ics; Struc­tural Health Monitoring

    Spe­cial Sessions

    A num­ber of spe­cial ses­sions will be organ­ised and held within the frame­work of the SEMC 2016 Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence. Spe­cial ses­sions, while devoted to the report­ing and dis­cus­sion of the lat­est devel­op­ments on a par­tic­u­lar theme, will be expected to have inter­na­tional rel­e­vance. Spe­cial ses­sions will typ­i­cally fea­ture 10 to 20 presentations.

    Authors inter­ested in con­tribut­ing a paper to a spe­cial ses­sion will be required to sub­mit their abstracts directly to the organ­iser of the spe­cial ses­sion, at the same time mak­ing a copy avail­able to the Con­fer­ence edi­tor. The gen­eral dead­lines for the sub­mis­sion of abstracts and full papers will also apply for con­tri­bu­tions to spe­cial sessions:

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    In the spirit of the SEMC series of inter­na­tional con­fer­ences, the scope of SEMC 2016 will be broad, cov­er­ing all aspects of struc­tural mechan­ics and com­pu­ta­tion, as well as the appli­ca­tion of these to the assem­bly or con­struc­tion of engi­neer­ing struc­tures. Spe­cific top­ics will include:

    • Bound­ary Ele­ment Methods
    • Cable Nets and Mem­brane Structures
    • Case Stud­ies of Struc­tural Failures
    • Com­pu­ta­tional Struc­tural Mechanics
    • Com­pu­ta­tional Wind Engineering
    • Computer-​Aided Design
    • Con­crete and Masonry Structures
    • Con­struc­tion Tech­nol­ogy and Methods
    • Dam­age Mechan­ics, Frac­ture and Fatigue
    • Design for Blast and Impact Resistance
    • Design for Earth­quake Resistance
    • Design for Fire Resistance
    • Design for Wind and Storm Resistance
    • Design of Thin-​Walled Sections
    • Dura­bil­ity and Long-​Term Per­for­mance of Structures
    • Finite Ele­ment Modelling
    • Fluid-​Structure Interaction
    • FRP Appli­ca­tions in Construction
    • Full-​Scale Test­ing of Structures
    • Glass and Tim­ber Structures
    • High-​Performance Computing
    • High-​Performance Concrete
    • High-​Performance Steel
    • His­toric Build­ings, Preser­va­tion and Architecture
    • Inno­v­a­tive Solu­tions in Design and Construction
    • Lam­i­nated Composites
    • Life-​Cycle Per­for­mance of Structures
    • Light­weight Structures
    • Load­ings on Struc­tures and Design Codes
    • Marine and Dam Structures
    • Non­lin­ear Dynamic Modelling
    • Numer­i­cal Meth­ods and Algorithms
    • Performance-​Based Struc­tural Engineering
    • Plas­tic­ity and Non­lin­ear Mate­r­ial Modelling
    • Plates and Shells
    • Repair, Strength­en­ing and Rehabilitation
    • Smart Mate­ri­als and Structures
    • Soil-​Structure Interaction
    • Space Struc­tures and Long-​Span Roofs
    • Steel and Alu­minium Structures
    • Steel-​Concrete Com­pos­ite Construction
    • Struc­tural Analy­sis and Design
    • Struc­tural Assess­ment and Dam­age Detection
    • Struc­tural Engi­neer­ing Education
    • Struc­tural Foun­da­tions and Tunnels
    • Struc­tural Health Monitoring
    • Struc­tural Identification
    • Struc­tural Materials
    • Struc­tural Oper­a­tion and Maintenance
    • Struc­tural Optimisation
    • Struc­tural Risk Analysis
    • Struc­tural Safety and Reliability
    • Struc­tural Sta­bil­ity and Buck­ling Phenomena
    • Tall Build­ings and Long-​Span Bridges
    • Tenseg­rity Structures
    • Tow­ers and Indus­trial Structures
    • Vibra­tion Analy­sis and Vibra­tion Control

    Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunities

    Accepted papers will be col­lected together and pub­lished as the Pro­ceed­ings of the Sixth Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Struc­tural Engi­neer­ing, Mechan­ics and Com­pu­ta­tion. The Pro­ceed­ings will com­prise a CD-​ROM with full-​length papers, and a printed book with shorter ver­sions of the papers. The task of pro­duc­ing the Pro­ceed­ings has been assigned to Tay­lor & Fran­cis, who are a lead­ing inter­na­tional pub­lisher of engi­neer­ing con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings. The Pro­ceed­ings will be avail­able to all reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants upon arrival at the Conference.

    Spe­cial Jour­nal Issues

    Imme­di­ately after the Con­fer­ence, Authors will be invited to sub­mit upgraded ver­sions of their papers (tak­ing into account input received at the Con­fer­ence), for pub­li­ca­tion in spe­cial issues of selected Else­vier jour­nals. These sub­mis­sions will be sub­ject to fur­ther peer review, in order to ensure that they com­ply with the spe­cific require­ments of the jour­nals. Spe­cial issues are planned for the jour­nals: Com­put­ers & Struc­tures; Engi­neer­ing Struc­tures

    Local Organ­is­ing Committee

    • A. Zin­goni, Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town (Chairman)
    • M. Latimer, Joint Struc­tural Divi­sion of SAICE & IStructE
    • A. Masarira, Anglo American
    • S. Skat­ulla, Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town
    • D. Kalumba, Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town
    • K. Mudenda, Gibb Con­sult­ing Engineers
    • M. Otieno, Uni­ver­sity of Witwatersrand
    • J. Adams, Mur­ray & Roberts
    • G.N. Nurick, Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town
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