advances in steel structures pdf
These two volumes of proceedings contain 9 invited keynote papers and 130 contributed papers
presented at the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS ’02)
held on 9 – 11 December 2002 in Hong Kong. The conference was a sequel to the First and the
Second International Conferences on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in
December 1996 and 1999 respectively.
The conference provided a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers
of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. The
papers were contributed from over 18 countries around the world. They cover a wide spectrum
of topics, reporting the current state-of-the-art and pointing to future directions of structural steel
The organization of a conference of this magnitude would not have been possible without the
supports and contributions of many individuals and organizations. The strong support from
Professor J.M. Ko, Associate Vice President and Dean of Faculty of Construction and Land Use,
and Professor Y.S. Li, Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, have been
pivotal in the organization of this conference.
We also wish to express our gratitude to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong
Kong Institute of Steel Construction for sponsoring the conference, and also to the Conference
Advisory Committee for mobilizing support from the local construction industry and various
Thanks are due to all the contributors for their careful preparation of the manuscripts and all the
keynote speakers for their special support. Reviews of papers were carried out by members of
the International Scientific Committee and the Conference Organizing Committee. To all the
reviewers, we are most grateful.
We would also like to thank all those involved in the day-to-day running of the organization
work, including members of the Conference Organizing Committee, and both the secretarial and
the technical staff of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering.
Finally, we gratefully acknowledge our pleasant cooperation with Keith Lambert, Noel
Blatchford, Loma Canderton and Vicki Wetherell at Elsevier Science Ltd in the UK.