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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.CONTENTS Preface PREFACE Dedication PLENARY PRESENTATIONS Forty Years of Engineering Structures, Mechanics and Construction Research at the University of Waterloo Isospectral Vibrating Systems Cold-Formed Steel Research at the University of Waterloo CONCRET STRUCTURES Sulphide, Sulphate and Sulphuric Acid Corrosion of Concrete in Laboratory Tests Summary of Development and Use of CSA2004 Shear Design Provisions Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks Using TAM Network An Approximate Damage Model for Concrete under Finite Deformation Dynamic Response Analysis for a Large-Scale RC Girder under a Falling-Weight Impact Loading Damage States for Reinforced CMU Masonry Shear Walls Seismic Behaviour of Precast Column-to-Foundation Grouted Sleeve Connections Air-Void Stability in Fresh Self-Consolidating Concretes Incorporating Rice Husk Ash Behavior of Concrete Bridge Decks Reinforced with MMFX Steel Evaluation of Shear Design Methods for Large, Lightly-Reinforced Concrete Beams FRP Repair of Corrosion-Damaged Concrete Beams – Waterloo Experience Compressive Strength Testing of Earthen Plasters for Straw Bale Wall Application STEEL STRUCTURES GBT-Based Structural Analysis of Thin-Walled Members: Overview, Recent Progress and Future Developments Evolutionary Optimization of Braced Steel Frameworks for Tall Buildings Using a Hybrid OC-GA Method Fundamental Characteristics of New High Modulus CFRP Materials for Strengthening Steel Bridges and Structures Modeling of Axially Loaded HSS Slender Steel Members Retrofitted with Composites Quantifying Inherent Robustness in Structural Steel Framing Systems Stainless Steel Rebar for Seismic Applications Spread of Plasticity: An Adaptive Gradual Plastic-Hinge Approach for Steel Frames Empirical Analysis of Memetic Algorithms for Conceptual Design of Steel Structural Systems in Tall Buildings Elasto-Plastic Finite Element Analysis of Prying of Top- and Seat-Angle Connections Fully Stressed Seismic Design of Dampers in Framed Structures Inelastic Analysis of Semirigid Frameworks A New Method for Analysis of Structures Including Nonlinear Semirigid Connections Evaluation of a Forty-Year Old T.Y. Lin Designed Elliptical Post-Tensioned Cable-Supported Roof Story Based Ductility Models for Displacement Based Design of Steel Frames "Plastique" - A Computer Program for 3D Inelastic Analysis of Multi-Storey Buildings COLD FORMED STEEL Analytical Predictions of Strength and Deflection of Light Gauge Steel Frame/Wood Panel Shear Walls Innovative Cold-Formed Steel 1-Joist Determination of the Lateral Strength of Shear Wall Panels with Cold-Formed Steel Frames Model Decomposition for Thin-Walled Member Stability Using the Finite Strip Method Study on Shear Resistance of Cold-Formed Steel Stud Walls in Residential Structure ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS Learning, Self-Diagnosis and Multi-Objective Control of an Active Tensegrity Structure Micro- and Macro-Mechanical Approaches for Modelling of Polyethylene Material for Pipes The Mechanics of Early Embryo Development: Insights from Finite Element Modeling Applications of Random Field Models in Stochastic Structural Mechanics Relative NDT Evaluation of the Side Walls of a Brick Channel Crack Induced Stress Field in an Elastic-Plastic Plate Micro/Meso-Analysis of Polymer Composites with Damage Evolution Galerkin Method for Stochastic Algebraic Equations and Plates on Random Elastic Foundation Hypercube Point Concentrations Sampling Technique Asymptotically-Correct Structural Modelling of Thin-Walled Anisotropic Closed Cross-Section Rotating Slender Beams Dynamic Sensitivities Using Efficient Reanalysis of Structures Symmetrization of Some Linear Conservative Nonself-Adjoint Systems Interactive Knowledge-Based Assistance for Conceptual Design of Building Structures High Performance Computational Modelling of Microstructural Phenomena in Polycrystalline Metals Interactive Visualisation Systems for Conceptual Building Design: A Practical Approach Assessing Alternative Prefabrication Methods: Logistical Influences A Study of Quasi-Static Delamination in Sandwich Structures On the Monte Carlo Simulation of Moment Lyapunov Exponents STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION Mathematical Programming in Structural Mechanics – The Past and the Future Optimization Method of Pile Foundations Gradient Based Optimization of Added Viscous Damping in Seismic Applications Strategies for Computational Efficiency in Continuum Structural Topology Optimization Damage Detection Using Static Response Data and Optimality Criterion ENGINEERING RELIABILITY System Reliability Assessment of Steel Girder Bridges Reliability of Bilinear SDOF Systems Subjected to Earthquake Loading Risk-Based Maintenance Optimization of Aging Highway Bridge Decks A Comparison of Probabilistic Models of Deterioration for Life Cycle Management of Structures Time-Variant Reliability Analysis for Series Systems with Log-Normal Vector Response CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT In-Pipe Ground Penetrating Radar for Non-Destructive Evaluation of PVC Lined Concrete Pipe Freeform Construction Application Research Risk Identification and Response Methods: Views of Large Scale Contractors Working in Developing Countries Better Visualization for Multiple-Site Infrastructure Programs Using GIS Glass-Plastic Hybrid Construction Development of New Bridge Restrainer Using Laminated Fiber Reinforced Rubber Collapse Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slabs: Are the Up and Down Roads One and the Same? Decision Support System for Bridge Network Maintenance Planning Antimicrobial Treated Construction Materials and Air Filters Reduce Facility Bioburden and Improve Air Quality in a Healthcare Environment Comprehensive Strategy for HSC Best Performance in Extensive Applications of Landmark Works in Italy Author Index
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Mpande (1798–1872) was monarch of the Zulu Kingdom from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king.
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