- Gloria Terenzi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
- Stefano Sorace, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
The objective of this Minisymposium is to gather the latest research and application achievements in non-linear finite element modelling of structures, with special attention to time-history analyses of structural systems subjected to dynamic (seismic, wind, impact, pounding, blast, explosion, traffic, etc.) actions and interactions.
Non-linearities considered in these problems concern materials and geometry, input load paths and solution methods, both in self-conceived calculus programs and in the use of up-to-date commercial finite element codes.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the non-linear finite element analysis of:
- New structural systems, for their design under any type of environmental and human activity-related dynamic action;
- Existing structures, also of historical, architectural and monumental value, for their performance assessment under any type of environmental and human activity-related dynamic action;
- Passive, semi-active and active energy dissipation technologies for the advanced seismic, wind and impact protection of structures and relevant contents;
- Base isolation for vibration control of structures, components, artefacts and art objects;
- Blast, impact, explosion actions on structures, and protective materials and systems against their effects;
- Contact, pounding and coupled dynamic interaction problems;
- On-site field and laboratory testing, aimed at their simulation and evaluation.