2 - 4 September 2019 | 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 2019 International Conference by identified experts. Confirmed invited presentations to date are as follows:

Prof. M. Achmus, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
On the design of monopile foundations for monotonic and cyclic loading

Prof. S. Adali, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Multiscale nanocomposites reinforced by carbon nanotubes, graphene platelets and fibres

Prof. J.A.C. Ambrosio, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Railway vehicle dynamics including the interaction with a flexible track

Prof. A. Araujo, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Modelling and optimization of multifunctional adaptive sandwich structures

Dr. M. Baessler, Federal Institute for Material Research & Testing, Germany
Impact of environmental based effects on SHM strategies

Prof. L.C. Bank, City University of New York, USA
Recent work on nonconventional reuse of FRP materials in infrastructure

Prof. K. Bergmeister, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Austria
Optimized tunnel lining design on the basis of experimental and numerical studies

Prof. A.H. Bouchair, Clermont Auvergne University, France
Steel-timber connections and structures in normal conditions and fire

Prof. R. Burgueño, Michigan State University, USA
Topic to be advised

Prof. G.P. Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Numerical simulations of fire-following-earthquake events at urban scale

Prof. G. De Matteis, University of Naples, Italy
Seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry churches

Prof. E. Detournay, University of Minnesota, USA
Spiraled boreholes: An expression of 3D directional instability of drilling systems

Prof. R. Dhakal, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Numerical modelling and prediction of out-of-plane instability of reinforced concrete shear walls

Prof. W. Ehlers, University of Stuttgart, Germany
On the simulation of fracking processes in porous media by use of a phase-field approach

Prof. R.I. Gilbert, University of New South Wales, Australia
Control of shrinkage cracking in reinforced concrete members with end restraint

Prof. M.A. Gizejowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
On elastic buckling of bisymmetric I-section elements under bending and compression

Prof. L.A. Godoy, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
To be advised

Prof. A.A. Groenwold, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Efficient gradient-based strategies for challenging, large scale engineering optimization problems

Prof. S. Guest, University of Cambridge, UK
Novel forms of tensegrity

Prof. W. Guggenberger, Technical University of Graz, Austria
3D truss models for large deformations and large strains: Nonlinear formulation, continuum mechanical aspects and example solutions

Prof. R. Harte, Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany
Topic to be advised

Prof. M. Holicky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Upcoming European approach to assessment of existing structures

Prof. M. Kaliske, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Modelling of nonlinear concrete behaviour: Microplane and phase-field approaches

Prof. J. Lange, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Sandwich panels in buildings: Core, structure and design

Prof. M.P. Limongelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Vibration-based structural health monitoring: Challenges and opportunities

Prof. J.F.A. Madeira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Optimization methods with direct search in composite structures

Prof. M. Maslak, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Probability-based approach to structural fire resistance evaluation

Prof. F.J. Montans, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Non-parametric phenomenological and structure-based hyperelasticity

Prof. D. Novák, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Concrete girders failing in shear: From material parameters identification to semi-probabilistic design

Prof. G. Ranzi, University of Sydney, Australia
A hygro-thermo-chemical-mechanical model for the service response of composite steel-concrete floor systems

Prof. T. Ricken, University of Stuttgart, Germany
On multiscale models of multiphase porous materials

Prof. S. Schmauder, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Physical fatigue modelling

Dr. G. Senatore, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland
Adaptive structures: Design, optimisation and control

Prof. S. Shrivastava, McGill University, Canada
Free vibrations of a fluid-filled spherical shell

Prof. N. Silvestre, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Topic to be advised

Prof. I.F.C. Smith, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland
Sensor-based asset management

Prof. U. Starossek, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Progressive collapse of structures: A review

Prof. R. Stroetmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Design and execution of welded connections at high strength steels

Prof. M.A. Wadee, Imperial College London, UK
Buckliphobia or buckliphilia? Recent developments in nonlinear structural stability

Prof. Y.C. Wang, University of Manchester, UK
Elevated temperature resistance of welded tubular joints

Prof. M.W. Zehn, TU Berlin, Germany
Chances of real-time simulation in FE analyses

Prof. L.G. Zhao, University of Loughborough, UK
Deformation characteristics in 6H silicon carbide: Effects of length scale and irradiation