By S L Chan; J G Teng; Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Those volumes of court cases comprise eleven invited keynote papers and 172 contributed papers provided on the foreign convention on Advances in metal constructions hung on 11-14 December 1996 in Hong Kong. The papers hide a large spectrum of subject matters and feature been contributed from over 20 nations world wide. The convention, the 1st ever of its type in Hong Kong, supplied a discussion board for dialogue and dissemination through researchers and architects of contemporary advances within the research, behaviour, layout and development of metal constructions. The papers within the complaints record the present state of the art and aspect to the longer term instructions of structural metal learn. quantity I comprises ninety three papers at the research, behaviour, layout and building of framed buildings and bridges, with ninety papers in quantity II facing plates, shells, research, optimization and desktop purposes, dynamics and seismic layout, fatigue, and soil-structure interaction. Read more...
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