• Peng Hao, Dalian University Of Technology
  • Yujie Guo, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Ke Liang, Northwestern Polytechnical University

The load carrying capacity of thin-walled structures is known to be significantly influenced by stability aspects such as buckling. A reliable prediction of buckling phenomena requires a robust, efficient and accurate analysis tool and consideration of a number of inherent structural imperfections which often dominate the overall non-linear elastic response. The reliable prediction of buckling includes both critical load, instability deformation, secondary branches and imperfection sensitivities or any combination thereof and calls for sophisticated numerical methods which allow to assess the various physical responses during tracing the equilibrium path of structural buckling. Furthermore, robustness, accuracy and computational efficiency are key factors for an innovative and sustainable thin-walled structural design which exploits the full lightweight potential.

This mini-symposium aims at bringing together researchers from across the structural buckling community to discuss and exchange latest achievements in the field of novel numerical methods for buckling analysis and design of thin-walled structure research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to computational and algorithmic aspects of the analytical and semi-analytical methods, reduced-order modeling methods, finite element methods, isogeometric analysis, composite materials and optimization methods, for buckling modeling, analysis and design of thin-walled structures.

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