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CST 2024
The Fifteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology

4-6 September 2024
Prague, Czech Republic

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This is the fifteenth conference in the Computational Structures Technology (CST) series that commenced in 1991. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to structural mechanics and engineering. Computational technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical techniques.

The conference is also concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains. The word 'structures' is interpreted in its widest sense.

Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Athens, Valencia, Dubrovnik, Naples, Sitges and Montpelier.

The conference runs concurrently with the Twelfth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology (ECT 2024). Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

Papers presented at the CST 2022 Conference can be found here on:

Major Conference Themes
The themes for this conference will include but are not limited to:

  • Computational Structures Technology
      (where structures is interpreted in its widest sense.)
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics
  • Integration of Computational Structures Technology
      and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Nano-mechanics
  • Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Computational Biomechanics

Stream 1: Developments in Methods and Techniques

  • Finite and Boundary Element Analysis
  • Discrete Element Methods
  • Particle Methods
  • Meshfree Methods
  • eXtended Finite Element Method
  • Adaptivity
  • Isogeometric Analysis
  • Eigensolvers
  • Spectral and Wave Element Methods
  • Differential Quadrature Methods
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Peridynamics
  • Fractional Methods

Stream 2: Problem and Application Analysis Domains

  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • Non-Linear Analysis
  • Stochastic and Reliability Analysis
  • Chaotic Phenomena
  • Impact and Contact

Stream 3: Materials Modelling and Characterisation

  • Material Models
  • Functional Graded Materials
  • Geomaterials
  • Smart Materials
  • Piezoelectric Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Brittle Materials
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Poromechanics
  • High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites

Stream 4: Pre and Post Processing

  • Error Estimation, Verification and Validation
  • Visualisation and Graphics
  • Mesh and Grid Generation
  • Tools for Post- and Pre- Processing
  • Managing Large Data Sets including data compression

Stream 5: Optimisation and Design

  • Computer Aided Design
  • The Role of Finite Element Method in Design
  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation
  • Structural Re-analysis & Sensitivity Analysis
  • Shape and Topology Optimisation
  • Computational Tools for Integrated Design
  • Reliability-based Optimal Design
  • Stochastic Optimal Structural Control
  • Stochastic Optimisation Methods
  • Swarm Intelligence Techniques
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Surrogate Modelling in Structural Optimisation
  • Robust Design
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing)

Stream 6: Software Development: Tools, Techniques and Issues

  • Software Standards and Quality Control
  • Verification and Validation
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Systems
  • Use of High Performance Computer Architectures
  • Supercomputing
  • Domain Decomposition and Partitioning
  • MIMD Architectures
  • Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Novel Software Tools and Development Environments
  • Virtual Reality and Immersive Systems
  • Algorithms for Vectorisation and Parallelisation
  • Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Processes
  • Neural Networks
  • Object Oriented Methods
  • Data Mining
  • Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems
  • Hardware and Software developments for HPC
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • WWW Applications
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Computational Steering
  • Digital Twins in Structural Engineering

Stream 7: Areas of Application

All aspects of aerospace, civil, mechanical, geotechnical, railway and offshore structures including:

  • Numerical Modelling of Foundations
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Structural Modelling
  • Computational Methods for the Structural Assessment of Historical Structures
  • Damage Identification
  • Micro-Mechanics Model
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Smart Structures
  • Building Information Modeling in Structural Engineering.
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Earthquake and Structural Dynamics
  • Active Control
  • Damage Tolerant and Fail Safety Computer Design
  • Uncertainty and Probabilistic Analysis
  • Multi-Scale Modelling
  • Multi-Body Dynamics
  • Material Modelling and Characterisation
  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Damping
  • Inverse Problems
  • Human Induced Vibrations
  • Multi-Hazard Applications
  • Pipeline engineering
  • Multiphase flow modelling

Stream 8: Structural Types and Studies

Including but not limited to:

  • Plate and Shell Structures
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Offshore Structures
  • Lightweight, Membrane and Fabric Structures
  • Retractable Roofs
  • Composite and Concrete Structures
  • Timber Structures
  • Steel and Aluminium Structures
  • Brick, Blockwork and Masonry
  • Geotechnical Structures
  • Smart Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Computer Simulated Demolition
  • Structures under Extreme Loading (e.g. Blast and Fire)
  • Protective Structures
  • Forming and Coupled Problems
  • Heritage Structures
  • Subsea structures and Pipeline Design
  • Onshore pipelines

Stream 9: Computational Engineering: Education and Training

  • Course Development
  • On-line Training Systems
Conference Proceedings, DOIs and Archiving
All papers presented at the CST 2024 Conference will be archived here: CTResources is a member of Crossref. Each paper will be assigned a DOI with Crossref. The volume for CST 2024 will be allocated an ISSN.
Journal Special Issues
Author of papers presented at the CST2024 and ECT2024 will eligible to submit a full length journal paper for eith the "Computers and Structures" (Elsevier) or "Advances in Engineering Software" (Elsevier). Details will be available at the Conferences.
Special Sessions
The list of special sessions is being assembled. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow.

Conference Chairmen
The CST 2024 Conference Chairmen and Editors are Professor Peter Iványi (Hungary), Professor Jaroslav Kruis (Czech Republic) and Professor Barry Topping (Hungary and UK).

Conference Editorial Board

The list of the Conference Editorial Board members is currently being prepared.