SI17 Papers
12th International Conference on
Shock & Impact Loads on Structures
14-16 June 2017
Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore

The Conference is "Qualified for 14 PDUs by PEB"

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The 12th SI Conference Lecture
"Performance-based Design of Steel Protective Structures against Debris Flow"
will be delivered by Nobutaka ISHIKAWA (Professor Emeritus of National Defense Academy, Japan)
(authors: N Ishikawa*, Joji Shima, Ryo Matsuzama, Masakatsu Yamaguchi and Takahisa Mizuyama)

Keynote Papers

Dr Mohammed Ettouney, Mohammed Ettouney, LLC, USA
Theory of climate change for civil infrastructures with applications to shock, impact, and security
(authors: Mohammed M. Ettouney and Sreenivas Alampalli)

Professor Hong Hao, Curtin University, Australia
Impact response and mitigation of precast concrete segmental columns
(authors: Hong Hao, Xihong Zhang, Chao Li, and Tin Van Do)

Professor Daigoro Isobe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Risk estimation for progressive collapse of buildings
(authors: Daigoro Isobe, Kohei Oi and Kota Azuma)

Professor Bassam A Izzuddin, Imperial College, United Kingdom
A new generation of simplified models for steel and composite structures under blast loading
(authors: Bassam A Izzuddin and Bassam A Burgan)

Dr Raymond Lumantarna, Permasteelisia Pty Ltd, Australia
Innovative energy dissipative bracket for facade blast enhancement design
(authors: Guido Lori, Marc Zobec, Raymond Lumantarna, Martin Larcher and Colin Morison)

Professor Yong Lu, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
The mechanics of concrete material under high strain rate loading: some recent development
(authors: Yong Lu and Rongxin Zhou)

Professor Mark Stewart, The University Of Newcastle, Australia
Quantitative explosive risk assessment of blast and fragmentation hazards
(authors: Mark G Stewart and Michael D Netherton)

Professor Brian Uy, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Development of the Australian national facility for physical blast simulation
(authors: Brian Uy, Alex Remennikov, David Ritzel and Steve Parks)

Technical Papers

Dr. Mohamed Naiem Abdel-Mooty, Cairo University, Egypt
Progressive collapse resistance of precast concrete construction considering slab contribution
(authors: Mohamed Abdel-Mooty, Mariam Ehab, and Hamed Salem)

Mr Yang Li, University of Ottawa, Canada
Effect of steel fibers on the blast performance of high-strength concrete beams and columns
(authors: Omar Algassem, Amer Hammoud, Yang Li and Hassan Aoude)

Professor Masuhiro Beppu, National Defense Academy, Japan
Numerical simulation of failure behavior of rc slabs subjected to low-velocity impact
(authors: Masuhiro Beppu, Shinnosuke Kataoka , Hiroyoshi Ichino, Ryo Matsuzawa and Masaharu Itoh)

Mr Zhiliang Cao, Southeast University, China
Theoretical analysis of floor vibrations caused by inner excitations: a comparison with impedance model
(authors: Zhiliang Cao, Tong Guo and Zhiqiang Zhang)

Dr Waldemar Cichorski, Military University of Technology, Poland
Influence of high strength of concrete and reinforcing steel on dynamic behaviour of reinforced concrete deep beam
(authors: Waldemar Cichorski and Adam Stolarski)

Mr Ao-Ran Dong, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Analytical behaviour of FRP reinforced concrete (FRP-RC) members under lateral impact near the support
(authors: Ao-Ran Dong, Yan-Hui Liu, Xiang-Jie Kang and Heng Tang)

Yifan Z Fu, Karagozian & Case, USA
Hybrid analysis method for target response due to shaped charge threat
(authors: Yifan Z Fu and John E Crawford)

Professor Kazunori Fujikake, National Defense Academy, Japan
Impact resistance of RC beams by CFRP strengthening
(authors: Kazunori Fujikake, Sam Soeum and Takahiro Matsui)

Professor Bassam A Izzuddin, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Advanced FE Modelling and SDOF Idealization of Masonry Cavity Cladding under Blast Loading
(authors: J. Gu, L. Macorini and B. A. Izzuddin)

Dr Enrique Munoz-Garcia, MMI Engineering Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Development of blast resilient glass facades for world financial centre in New York
(authors: Shashank Gupta and Andrew Morrison)

Professor Herbert Klapperich, TU Bergakademie Freiber, Germany
Safety concepts using soil and geosynthetics in civil engineering structures
(authors: A. Herold, L. Vollmert, H. Klapperich and G. Li)

Dr Toshiyuki Horiguchi, National Defense Academy, Japan
Debris flow load acting on steel open sabo dam
(authors: Toshiyuki Horiguchi, Satoshi Katsuki and Nobutaka Ishikawa)

Dr Xiaomeng Hou, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Analysis on failure modes of RPC one-way slabs subjected to blast load based on P-I diagram
(authors: Xiaomeng Hou, Shaojun Cao and Qin Rong)

Ms Cai Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Numerical simulation of confined PBX charge under mechanical simulation of low velocity impact at high temperature
(authors: Cai Hu, Yanqing Wu, Fenglei Huang and Yan Liu)

Mr Masato Takeuchi, Kobe University, Japan
Design loads and structural member modelling to shock-resistant design of buildings
(authors: Nozomu Ikawa, Yoichi Mukai, Akemi Nishida, Takuji Hamamoto, Toshiya Kano, Toshiro Ohta , Naohiro Nakamura, Masato Komuro and Masato Takeuchi)

Dr Masaharu Itoh, Numerical Modeling & Analysis Consultant, Japan
Formulation of a stabilized node-based polyhedral element with applications to high-velocity impact analysis
(author: Masaharu Itoh)

Professor Ichiro Kuroda, National Defense Academy, Japan
A fundamental experiment on erosion damages of corner section of concrete under cyclic impact
(authors: Ichiro Kuroda, Toshiyuki Horiguchi and Satoshi Katsuki)

Mr Yang Li, University of Ottawa, Canada
Effect of high-strength reinforcement on the blast performance of high-strength concrete beams
(authors: Yang Li, Omar Algassem and Hassan Aoude)

Mr Zhejian Li, Curtin University, Australia
Numerical study of folded dome shape aluminium structure against flatwise crushing
(authors: Zhejian Li, Wensu Chen and Hong Hao)

Dr Feng Lin, Tongji University, China
Comparative studies on the impact behavior of two reinforced concrete blocks using fem and sph methods
(authors: Lin Feng and Zhang Yu)

Professor Chengqing Wu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Experimental investigation of ultra-high performance concrete targets against projectile impact loading
(authors: Jian Liu and Chengqing Wu)

Mrs Akemi Nishida, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
Outline of new AIJ guideline publication as "introduction to shock-resistant design of buildings"
(authors: Yoichi Mukai, Akemi Nishida, Takuji Hamamoto, Yoshihiro Sakino, Nozomu Ikawa, Yoshitaka Takeuchi, Fumihiko Chiba and Yoshiro Hori)

Mr Makoto Nagata, National Defense Academy, Japan
Numerical simulation of reinforced concrete beams subjected to close-in explosion
(authors: Makoto Nagata, Masuhiro Beppu and Hiroyoshi Ichino)

Professor Hiroshi Masuya, Kanazawa University, Japan
Study on estimation of bending deformation of protection structure for rock fall with sand cushion
(authors: Sachio Nakamura and Hiroshi Masuya)

Dr Amr A Nassr, Kyoto University, Japan
Numerical simulation of wave-controlled impact on composite laminates
(authors: Amr A Nassr , Tomomi Yagi, Takashi Maruyama and Gen Hayashi)

Nga Thu Nguyen, Kanazawa University, Japan
Study on inspecting real bridge deck by several falling weight deflectometer systems
(authors: Nga Thu Nguyen, Hiroshi Masuya, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Tatsuya Oba, Tomonobu Kawada and Takafumi Yamaguchi)

Mrs Akemi Nishida, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
Criteria for performance evaluation and numerical verification to shock-resistant design of buildings
(authors: Akemi Nishida, Yoichi Mukai , Takuji Hamamoto, Atsumichi Kushibe, Masato Komuro, Yasuhiro Ohashi, Hirotoshi Obi and Haruji Tsubota)

Dr Thong M Pham, Curtin University, Australia
Effect of stiffness on impact performance of reinforced concrete beams
(authors: Thong M Pham and Hong Hao)

Mr Shalva Marjanishvili, Hinman Consulting Engineers Inc.,USA
Resilient design of infrastructure to explosive threats
(authors: Kevin A Mueller, Brian Katz and Shalva Marjanishvili)

Mr Ko Goto, Kyushu University, Japan
An analysis study on the impact penetration failure of a concrete slab using SPH method
(authors: Yoshimi Sonoda and Ko Goto)

Mr Yang Sun, Kyushu University, Japan
Experimental study on impact resistance of corroded rc beams reinforced by CFC plate
(authors: Yang Sun, Hiroki Tamai, Yoshimi Sonoda and Hirotoshi Obi)

Dr Phuong Tran, University of Melbourne, Australia
Design and modelling of nacre-like composites for extreme loading resistance
(authors: Phuong Tran, Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan D. Ngo and Priyan Mendis)

Dr Phuong Tran, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hybrid mesh modelling & validation of woven fabric subjected to ballistic impact
(authors: Phuong Tran, Eric C. Yang, Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan D. Ngo)

Tran Le Hoang Trung, Kanazawa University, Japan
Study on performance verification of protection fence for rockfall with small energy
(authors: Tran Le Hoang Trung, Hiroshi Masuya, Youich ishita and Ishi Taichi)

Dr Yonghui Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
A novel multilayer blast resistant façade system
(authors: Yonghui Wang, J Y Richard Liew and Ximei Zhai)

Mr Mark K. Weaver, Karagozian & Case, Inc., USA
Post-peak out-of-plane response of massive timber panels
(authors: Mark K. Weaver, Edwin Nagy and John E. Crawford)

Mr Chen Yan, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Numerical simulation on dynamic response of the 160000m3 LNG outer tank under impact loading
(authors: Ximei Zhai, Chen Yan and Yonghui Wang)

A/Professor Xiao Qing Zhou, Shenzhen University, China
Numerical simulation of perforation of concrete and fibre concrete slab
(authors: Xiao Qing Zhou and Zheng Liang)

(Note: Authors whose names are not updated, kindly inform the secretariat. Thank you.)

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Technical papers and presentations are invited in one or more of the following topics, as well as in other related topics, within the general theme of the Conference:

1. Blast effects on key infrastructure and other important assets
2. Blast-resistant design of structures
3. Blast protection of physical assets and protective technologies
4. Dynamic response of structures under impulsive loads
5. Performance of building facades under shock and impact loads
6. Risk assessment for critical infrastructure subjected to shock and impact loads
7. Missile impact and penetration mechanics
8. Ballistics/projectile impact on structural and non-structural elements
9. Debris impact on structures and their effects on structural performance
10. Experimental techniques for testing under dynamic loads
11. High strain-rate effects on materials and infrastructure components
12. Numerical simulation and modelling – processes and techniques
13. Shock and wave propagation
14. Shock waves and their effects on structures
15. Hydrodynamic forces on structures and their effects on structural behaviour
16. Tsunami loads and their effects on coastal infrastructure
17. Tsunami modelling, tsunami maps, and tsunami early warning systems
18. Dynamic elastic and inelastic analysis of structures under seismic ground shock
19. Dynamic soil-structure interaction
20. Earthquake loads and seismicity
21. Earthquake-resistant design of structures

Submissions are now invited and abstracts (of about 400 words, within one A4 page), may be sent to the Conference Director, Er. John S Y Tan, via:
emails: or

IMPORTANT DATES - please note new dates

- submission of abstracts by: 30 Nov 2016 (30 Mar 2017)
- notification of acceptance: 15 Jan 2017 (30 Mar 2017)
- full text to be received by: 30 Mar 2017 (1 May 2017)
- conference dates: 14-16 Jun 2017

Submission and Registration notes

CI-PREMIER Conference Organisation will require all authors to allow the Conference to hold the copyrights of the papers published in the Proceedings, which will carry an ISBN reference. Full length papers will be published on CDRom or USB.

All abstracts received are reviewed for acceptance and the accepted texts are also peer reviewed for the Conference Award Schemes.

Please note that it is part of the requirements of acceptance that the author or one of the co-authors will attend the Conference and present the paper.

Papers accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings will have to be registered, with a text-inclusion fee for each paper. (Each text inclusion fee is SGD400.00). The fee is not an additional fee for the one paper, as it will be part of the registration fee at attendance.