CIMS2008 - Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures
Sydney Masonic Centre
23 - 25 June, 2008
We wish to say thank you to all our delegates for writing and presenting such interesting and informing technical papers. We hope that you enjoyed your trip to Sydney, and it was pleasure to have you visit our city. We also thank our sponsors, volunteers and the staff from ICE and the Masonic Centre who helped make the conference a success.
Conference Chair & Secretary
The Fifth Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2008) will be held in Sydney, Australia. It follows the successful series of CIMS conferences in Timisoara (1992), Liege (1996), Lisbon (2000) and Rome (2004).
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners in the broad field of stability, analysis and design of metal structures, notably steel, stainless steel and aluminium structures, and for participants to
(i) review recent achievements in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in this field,
(ii) share the latest trends and developments, and
(iii) exchange ideas and views on current and future research areas of need.
Particular emphasis is paid to advances in the analysis or design of stability problems involving more than one mode. Theoretical, numerical and experimental research related to buckling of metal or metal-composite structures are central themes as are reliability studies related to the design of coupled instability phenomena.
2008, the year of the CIMS2008 conference coincides with Professor Greg Hancock reaching 60. The third day of the conference, Wed 25 June 2008, will be set aside as the Gregory J Hancock Symposium, dedicated to him and his many achievements.
This conference is being organised in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Thin-walled Structures (ICTWS 2008) organised by the Queensland University of Technology to be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 18-20 June 2008. The two conferences are held sequentially, separated by a weekend.