The Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology

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Introduction
This is the Eleventh Conference in the Computational Structures Technology series that commenced in 1991. Previous venues for the conference have included: Budapest, Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Athens and Valencia. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to structural mechanics and engineering. Computational Technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical techniques.

The conference is concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains. The word Structures is interpreted in its widest sense.

The conference runs concurrently with the Eighth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.
Themes
The themes for this conference will include: Structural Analysis and Design - Non-Linear Analysis - Dynamic Analysis - Finite Element Analysis - Error Estimation, Verficiation and Validation - Boundary Element Analysis - Fast BEM - Energy BEM - Discrete Element Methods - Particle Methods - Computer Aided Design - Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization - Structural Re-analysis & Sensitivity Analysis - Geomaterials - Plates and Shells - Structural Modelling - Micro-Mechanics Models - Damage Identification - Material Models - Computational Nanomechanics - Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics - Computational Stochastic Mechanics - Structural Reliability - Reliability Problems - Software Standards and Quality Control - Adaptivity - Mesh and Grid Generation - Shape and Topology Optimization - Multi-Disciplinary Optimization - Computational Tools for Integrated Design - Reliability-based Optimal Design (RBDO) - Stochastic Optimal Structural Control - Stochastic Optimal Control of Robots - Stochastic Optimization Methods - Complex Dynamics of Anomalous Processes - Fractional Models - Non-Locality - Dynamic Systems - Chaos - Partial Differential Equations - Stochastic and Reliabilty Analysis - Large Scale Systems - Visualization and Graphics - Impact and Contact Simulations - Post and Pre Processing - Smart Structures - Multi and Inter-Disciplinary Optimization - Composite Materials and Structures - Forming Problems - Poromechanics - Fracture and Fatigue - Numerical Modelling of Foundations - Brittle Materials - Eigensolvers - Education - Coupled Problems - Soil-Structure Interaction - Fluid-Structure Interaction - Simulation - Integration of CST and CFD - Inverse Problems - FEM in Design - Implementation of Computational Procedures - Computer Modelling - Materials Characterisation - Meshfree Methods - Uncertainty and Probabilistic Approaches - Structural Health Monitoring - Computer Simulated Demolition - Robust Design - Acoustics and Vibrations - Damping - Computational Tools for Earthquake and Structural Dynamics - Active Control - Damage Tolerance and Fail Safety - Verification and Validatiion - Multi-scale Modelling - eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM) - Smart Materials and Structures - Functional Graded Materials - Piezoelectric Materials - Computational Biomechanics - Multi-Body Dynamics - Structures under extreme loading (e.g. blast and fire) - Design of Protective Structures - Spectral and Wave Element Methods - Differential Quadrature Methods - Human Induced Vibrations - Railway Engineering.

Analysis, modelling and simulation of a wide range of structural types including: aerospace, civil, mechanical and offshore structures including: membrane structures, lightweight structures, fabric structures, retractable roofs, steel structures, concrete structures, timber structures, aluminium structures, brick structures, blockwork structures, geotechical structures.

Papers concerned with the following aspects of structural engineering computation are particularly relevant to the conference: Parallel Processing - Use of High Performance Computer Architectures - Supercomputing - Domain Decomposition and Partitioning - MIMD Architectures - Distributed Computing and Networking - Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems - Novel Software Tools and Development Environments - Virtual Reality - Algorithms for Vectorization and Parallelisation - Genetic Algorithms - Neural Networks - Object Oriented Methods - Data Mining - Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems - Hardware and Software developments for HPC - Grid and Cloud Computing - WWW Applications - Computational Intelligence - Evolutionary Processes - Autonomic computing.
Conference Flyer

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Young Researcher Best Paper Competition
To encourage young researchers to attend the conference a 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
Opening Lecture
The CST2012 Conference will be opened jointly with the ECT2012 Conference with a lecture presented by Professor K.J. Bathe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA entitled "Advances in the Multiphysics Analysis of Structures".
Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. Papers may be submitted directly to the Conference Editor or to any of the special session organisers if you wish to participate in their session. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates. Click session titles for session aims and scope.

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4 Сен 2012 to 7 Сен 2012