7-1 – Steel Structures: Mechanics, Simulation and Testing
Jurgen Becque (University of Cambridge), Ahmer Wadee (Imperial College London)
The aim of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent developments in the fields of mechanics, numerical simulation and experimental testing of steel structures.
The session aims to incorporate contributions pertaining to a wide range of steel structure types, assemblies and components, such as: steel members (columns, beams, beam-columns), connections, structural systems (trusses, frames, arches, towers, tubular structures), thin-walled structures, plated and shell structures, hot-rolled, cold-formed and welded steel structures, alongside high-strength steel and stainless steel structures.
The session aims to accommodate all relevant topics of interest, including, but not limited to, nonlinear structural mechanics, instability (buckling and post-buckling behaviour), plasticity, cyclic loading and fatigue, fire, structural dynamics, and impact. New developments in computational mechanics applicable to the analysis of steel structures are also welcome, for instance related to the finite element method, the finite strip method, and generalised beam theory. Emerging topics, such as additive manufacturing, lattices and metamaterials are likewise accommodated. Furthermore, original experimental contributions are within scope, as is research work aimed at improving current steel design codes of practice.