As I am on the mailing list for the SEMC 2013 conference, I received the following information that might be of interest to some of the reader of PhD Talk.
- Symmetry in structural mechanics; group-theoretic formulations for the study of various problems involving symmetry (vibration, bifurcation, stability); numerical implementation of efficient group-theoretic computational procedures for the solution of practical problems
- Mechanics of shells of revolution; innovative shell forms for containment applications; development of appropriate methods of analysis; design recommendations for multi-shell containment vessels
- Buckling behaviour of externally-pressurized thin shells of double curvature; buckling of thin-shell concrete arch dams; optimum shape for thin-shell concrete arch dams in deep narrow valleys; development of a database for the preliminary design of thin-shell concrete arch dams for a comprehensive range of valley-shape idealisations
- Analytical and numerical modelling of the non-linear dynamic response of high-voltage overhead power transmission lines; modelling of steady winds and gusts; mathematical models for vibration response of overhead power lines in wind and rain; development of more effective strategies for damping and vibration control
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: 27 21 650 2601; Fax: 27 21 650 3293; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org