These Proceedings contain the papers presented at the 1stAsian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics held in Sydney, on 20-23 November 2001. The theme of the first Congress of the Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics in the new millennium is New Frontiers for the New Millennium. The papers cover such new frontiers as micromechanics, contact mechanics, environmental geomechanics, chemo-thermo-mechanics, inverse techniques, homogenization, meshless methods, smart materials/smart structures and graphic visualization, besides the general topics related to the application of finite element and boundary element methods in structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, geomechanics and biomechanics.


For civil and structural engineers, mechanical engineers.

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Chapter headings. Sample of Contents. Volume 1. Keynote Papers. Application of jet grouting in NATM tunneling (Ch. Brandstätter et al.). Parallel computing of local mesh finite element method (G. Yagawa). Computational/Numerical Techniques. Analytical solution for continuous systems with nonlinear boundary conditions (S. Aoki, T. Watanabe). Least-squares finite element method for computational fluid and solid mechanics (Bo-nan Jiang). On the formulation of a new axisymmetric nonconforming finite element method and application to almost incompressible microelectronic FPT solder joints (Wu Zhang et al.). Structural Mechanics. Finite element analysis of combined structural and coastal loads on a concrete pile (J.A. Eicher et al.). Numerical analysis of composite helicopter's blade with damage (T. Niezgoda). UST failure criterion for punching shear analysis of reinforcement concrete slab-column connections (X. Zhang et al.). Geomechanics. Oscillatory pore pressure in a porous seabed in the vicinity of a Caisson (D.H. Cha et al.). Modeling pile-soil interaction using contact surfaces (K. Johnson et al.). Vertical earth pressure on buried beams in granular materials (Part 2: evaluation of vertical earth pressures on the full-scale H-shaped beams) (T. Nambu et al.). Consolidation of lumpy clay fills (T. Nogami et al.). Stress distribution in composite ground of column-slab system under road pavement (S.L. Shen et al.). Finite element analysis of seepage and deformation properties in Shirasu ground for the situations of sheet pile excavation (K. Yamamoto et al.). Fluid Mechanics. A computational study of the airflow past an engine intake valve (D.M. Ellerman et al.). Optimal control of


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