5 - 7 September 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

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Invited Speakers

A number of Invited Lectures on a variety of specialised topics will also be presented at the SEMC 2016 International Conference by identified experts. Invited Speakers and the titles of their lectures are as follows:

Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira & Prof. A.L. Araujo, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Multi-objective optimization for vibration reduction in composite plate structures

Prof. L.V. Andersen, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Dynamic soil-structure interaction for monopod and polypod foundations

Prof. B. Baier, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Bionics for sustainable lightweight structures: Learning from nature

Prof. F. Bontempi, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Forensic engineering: Legal bases and scientific explanation

Prof. G. Borino, University of Palermo, Italy
FE modelling of mixed-mode delamination at large-displacement interfaces

Prof. M. Bradford, University of New South Wales, Australia
Lateral buckling of high-strength steel beams

Prof. D. Camotim, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
GBT-based buckling analysis of circular hollow-section steel members and structural systems

Prof. R.L. Chen, Xiangtan University, China
Assessment of intelligence quotient of smart structures

Prof. V. Denoel, University of Liege, Belgium
Applications of multiple timescale spectral analysis in wind engineering

Prof. A.A. El Damatty, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Transmission line failures during severe wind storms

Prof. E. Fehling, University of Kassel, Germany
Structures made of ultra high-performance concrete: Developments in research and practice

Prof. J. Feix, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Development and applications of an innovative strengthening method for existing bridges

Prof. M. Fontana, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Prof. L. Gardner, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. M. Gizejowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Generalized Ayrton-Perry approach for the evaluation of beam-column resistance

Prof. S. Heyns, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof. M. Holicky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Random properties of wind actions

Prof. K. Holschemacher, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Reinforcement bond in lightweight concrete

Prof. A. Kappos, City University London, UK
Recent developments in seismic design of reinforced concrete dual systems

Prof. S. Kitipornchai, University of Queensland, Australia
Hencky bar-chain for buckling and vibration analyses of Euler-Bernoulli beams and columns

Prof. M. Knobloch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Prof. K. Magnucki, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Buckling and post-buckling analysis of untypical shells of revolution

Prof. A.L. Mrema, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Achieving high-strength high-performance concrete from coral-limestone aggregates

Dr. J. Naprstek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Dynamic behaviour and stability of a ball rolling inside a spherical surface under external excitation

Prof. J.B. Obrebski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Analysis of the behaviour of straight bars verified by numerical and experimental tests

Prof. H. Pasternak, BTU Cottbus, Germany
Influence of welding imperfections on the flexural buckling resistance of welded high-strength I-shape members

Prof. M. Pulsfort, Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany
New findings concerning the spreading of fresh concrete in bored piles

Prof. J.V. Retief, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Principles and application of reliability in standardized structural design

Prof. T. Ricken, TU Dortmund, Germany

Prof. I. Robertson, University of Hawaii, USA
Designing coastal structures for tsunami loads

Prof. S. Schmauder, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Multiscale materials modelling procedures: Examples and challenges

Prof. R. Schmidt, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Geometrically nonlinear and coupled thermo-piezo-mechanical modelling of smart FGM plates and shells

Prof. J. Schroeder, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. S. Shrivastava, McGill University, Canada
Plastic bifurcation of plates in the presence of anisotropy

Prof. U. Starossek, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Eccentric-wing flutter stabilizer for bridges

Prof. B.W.J. van Rensburg, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Effective-length factors for the lateral-torsional buckling of cantilever beams

Prof. P. Vellasco, State University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Modelling of steel and composite structures using experimental, numerical and computational intelligence techniques

Prof. M.A. Wadee, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. B. Young, University of Hong Kong, China
Mechanical properties of cold-formed high strength steel at elevated temperatures

Prof. M.W. Zehn, TU Berlin, Germany
Real-time simulation of deformable structures by means of conventional hardware tools: Formalisms and applications