## Computational Mechanics for the Twenty-first CenturyIncludes invited lectures presented at The Fifth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology and The Second International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology held in Belgium, September 2000. It includes contributions from: KJ Bathe, JL Chenot, D Chapelle, C Cinquini, M Cross, G De Roeck, and many others. |

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### Contents

Quality Assurance in the Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Systems | 51 |

Recent Advances in Finite Element Templates | 71 |

Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Thin Shells | 99 |

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A-Jacks algorithm analysis applied approach approximation armor units boundary conditions BPNN bridge cell classifier coefficients complex components Computational Mechanics constraints convergence corresponding criterion defined denotes design variables discretization displacement displacement vector distribution dolos domain dynamic eigenfrequencies eigenvalue eigenvectors elastic environment equation error estimation example field finite element analysis finite element method flow fluid formulation Frangopol genetic algorithms geometry grid inf-sup input integration interaction interface iteration Journal for Numerical K.J. Bathe laminated latent roots layer linear load material mesh modal mode models neural network nodes nonlinear objective function obtained optimisation parallel parameters Partition performance piezoelectric plate problems procedures random ratio Regula falsi reliability response spectrum sensitivity numbers shell shell models shown in Figure simulated annealing simulation solid mechanics solve stiffness matrix stochastic strain energy strategy Structural Optimization techniques Technology template thickness transverse updating values vector vibration wave force