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ISSN 1759-3158
INNOVATIVE COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping

Includes a selection of papers presented at a European research seminar held in Greece, 12-13 June 1997.

With contributions from: O.J.B. Almeida Pereira, G. Bugeda, S. Bulman, C. Butenweg, J. Cai, L.M. Carvalho, L.M.S. Castro, B. Cheng, I. Cismasiu, I.S. Duff, N. Fornasari, G. Gazzaniga, L. Giraud, D.C. Harbis, E. Hinton, P. Ivanyi, N.D. Lagaros, J.P. Moitinho de Almeida, M. Papadrakakis, E.B.R. Pereira, S. Rovida, G. Sacchi, J.A. Scott, J. Sienz, C.E.K. Silva, G. Thierauf, B.H.V. Topping and Y. Tsompanakis.

The topics include: sparse matrix systems from finite element applications; dual domain decomposition; block diagonal preconditioners for the Schur complement method; domain decomposition techniques; hybrid mixed finite element models for the characterization in Reissner/Mindlin plates; parallel solution techniques for hybrid mixed finite element models; parallel dynamic relaxation formfinding; mesh optimality criteria and remeshing strategies for singular point problems; parallel dynamic relaxation; mesh optimality criteria and remeshing strategies for singular point problems; parallel adaptive mesh generation and geometric modelling using NURBS; innovative computational methods for structural optimization; some studies on integrating topology and shape optimization; genetic algorithms and evolution strategies; computer aided design of profile extrusion dies; and automatic design of reinforced concrete structures with parallel computing.

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