Reinventing the wheel
Dr. Casimir Katz, SOFiSTiK AG, Oberschleissheim, Germany
There are pros and cons for having a unique solution for a certain class of problems. The cons are the reason why we have to reinvent the wheel so often. How can we gain the best from this non optimal approach?
Technology Strategy Plan
Jack Reijmers, Nevesbu, The Hague, The Netherlands
The on-going story about the needs of FEM-using industries
Fire, Explotion, Seismic and other hazard loads
Chris Rogers, CREA Consultant Ltd., Buxton, UK
This presentation looks at the effects on the uncertainty in the definition of loading on the analysis and design of structures subjected to hazard and extreme loading.
Analysis Issues & Business Drivers for Civil Construction
Gerd-Jan Schreppers, TNO Building & Construction Research, Delft, the Netherlands
Civil Constructions are mostly unique, testing is usually not possible
Application of Discrete/Finite Element Algorithms to the Analysis
of Masonry Buildings and Bridges
Carl Brookes, Gifford Consulting Engineers, Southampton, UK
The presentation describes the application of discrete/finite element (DE) algorithms to the analysis of masonry buildings and bridges. Several illustrations will be given where these highly non-linear simulations are being used for structural assessment and in the design of strengthening schemes.