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2 - 4 September 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa

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Scope of Conference and Topics Covered

In the spirit of the SEMC series of international conferences, the scope of SEMC 2019 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:

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