1015 Advances in Structural Collapse and Structural Impact Analysis

Daigoro Isobe, University of Tsukuba
Jinkoo Kim, Sunkyunkwan University
Collapse of structures occurred recently are mainly caused by extreme external loads such as aircraft collision, explosion, large seismic excitation, tsunami, typhoon, tornado, and big fire. Dynamic numerical codes are generally used to investigate such phenomena, however, the strong nonlinearity in the deformation of the structures often generates higher hurdle in the analyses. The main purpose of this mini-symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers who work in the fields mentioned above, and to discuss on the state-of-the-art numerical codes and the numerical analyses regarding collapse problems of civil and architectural structures.