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Date: Wedbesday 15th November 2017

Time: 18:00 reception for 18:20 start

Venue: IStructE HQ, Main Auditorium

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Steel columns supported by prestressed cable stays provide an efficient and aesthetic structural solution that use highly slender structural elements but exhibit substantially increased load carrying capacity when compared to conventional compression members. The system works by prestressing cables which effectively introduce intermediate elastic lateral supports that reduce the buckling length thereby increasing the load carrying capacity. However, structures that are optimized can be susceptible to complex buckling instabilities, which may lead to a considerable reduction in the post-buckling strength and stiffness.

Research over the last decade will be discussed including analytical, numerical and experimental work that has led to the development of detailed design procedures and recommendations.

Speaker: Prof. M Ahmer Wadee PhD DIC CSci CMath FIMA

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics, Imperial College London

Ahmer Wadee is Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics in the Structures Section within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London and leads the research group specialising in the field of Nonlinear Structural Stability. His primary research interests involve modelling buckling instabilities in metallic and composite material structures using analytical methods. He has contributed over 130 technical articles in the literature and in 2014, he was listed as one of the 100 leading UK practising scientists by The Science Council. He is the current Chairman of the Engineering Mechanics Institute Stability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers and also serves on the Editorial Board of "Structures", the research journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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18:00 - 18:20 Reception

18:20 - 19:20 Speaker: Prof. M Ahmer Wadee

19:20 - 19:30 Questions

19:30 Close

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