CIMS2008 - Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures
Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 June 2008
- Prof Dinar Camotim: GBT-Based Analysis of Thin-walled Steel Frames, Technical University of Lisbon.
Prof Camotin is a world-leader in the development of generalised beam theory with specific application to thin-walled structures in buckling problems.
- Prof Richard Liew: Innovation in Composite Construction - Towards the Extreme of High Strength and Lightweight, National University of Singapore
Prof Liew is the director of Hazard, Risk and Mitigation Programme at NUS. His research has been focused on the development of sustainable metal-composite technologies including deployable tension systems, steel-concrete composite systems and structures subjected to extreme loads such as blast and fire.
- Prof Angelo Luongo: A Unified Perturbation Approach to Static/Dynamic Coupled Instabilities of Nonlinear Structures, University of L’Aquila
Prof Luongo mainly works on Dynamics and Stability of Elastic Structures, with particular interest to geometrically nonlinear systems. He is central coordinator of the European consortium SICON (Italy, Austria, France, Greece, Belgium) for a coordinate teaching program on ‘Stability, Identification and Control in Nonlinear Structural Dynamics’.
- Dr Ben Schafer: Computational Modeling of Cold-formed Steel, Johns Hopkins University
Ben is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. He has formed an exciting young team of researchers investigating thin-walled structures and has been at the forefront of the practical application of the Direct Strength Method to the design of structures for various forms of instability.