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Lightweight Structures in Civil Engineering Conferences are a series of annual international conferences, which have been organized by Polish leading Universities.

The aim of the Conferences is to bring together researchers and professionals from different countries and to provide the opportunity to present the results of their work.

XXIX Conference on Lightweight Structures in Civil Engineering organized by Polish Chapters of IASS, Gdansk 2023, Poland, November 30th - December 1st.

Conference main topics include

Engineering objects erected with a relatively small amount of used material like large span roofs, bridges, high buildings, towers, masts, free volume buildings, tanks or reservoirs. Thematic sessions are dedicated to spatial lattice structures, plate and shell structures, domes and membranes, thin-walled, tension, cable and pneumatic structures. Also, all methods of analysis as: analytical, numerical and experimental are welcomed.

The Conference Participants are welcome to deliver contribution to a selected thematic session. The following two sessions are planned:

  • Large spans light roofs, Organizer prof. dr hab. inż. Paweł Kłosowski

The session covers a vast array of topics related to architectural shaping, design, fabrication, diagnostics, and case study analysis of large-span roof structures. The presentations enfold structures made of any materials, e.g. fabrics, FTFE foil, steel, aluminum, timber, glass, and composite materials. No limitations are imposed on the form of the roof structure - there may be hanging roofs, domes, trusses, frames, modular structures, including tensegrity systems.

The session is bound to cover operational and diagnostic problems, e.g. configuration variations of tensile forces in hanging roof structures. The session domain also refers to laboratory testing of structural materials and their durability assessment. The session will concern a vital issue of the interaction of these impressive structures with the environment and surroundings, their contribution to the landscape. We welcome the architects, designers, and diagnosticians working in the considered fields to deliver their contributions to the LSCE Conference.

  • Safety and Reliability of Lightweight Structures, Organizers: dr inż. Karol Winkelmann, dr hab. inż. Urszula Radoń, dr hab. inż. Leszek Małyszko
     

The “Safety and Reliability of Lightweight Structures” thematic session is devoted to the sensitivity and reliability assessment of a wide range of lightweight structures, such as towers, masts, tanks, silos, structural frames and grates, masonry objects, tensegrity structures, among many others.

The thematic session concerns the latest theoretical, numerical, and experimental developments in the assessment of the safety of structures and structural systems. It focuses on a variety of analytical approaches to the subject, e.g. simulation methods, perturbation methods, closed-form reliability assessment, metamodels, artificial neural networks, machine learning, numerical optimization, risk assessment techniques, fuzzy logic, safety surveying, and monitoring.

The session focuses on the challenges due to live, environmental, and accidental loads action effects, and the occurrence of structural imperfections of material, geometry, and boundary conditions and their impact on both the structural response irregularities and deviations, and the failure modes.

The session tackles the tasks of accurate mathematical modelling of uncertainties, an appropriate description of the random parameters, and the determination of in-situ variabilities. Deterministic, probabilistic, and stochastic research tasks are all investigated.

The main objective of the “Safety and Reliability of Lightweight Structures” thematic session is to contribute to both science and real-life engineering practice to facilitate a robust, durable, and reliable structural design and optimization, to improve engineering awareness of probabilistic calculations and their representation in design codes.

In the 1st Century, Pliny the Elder stated that “the only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain”. The session welcomes all scientists and designers who dedicate their interest and everyday labor to the quantification of the uncertain and pursue the knowledge of its effect on structural safety and reliability. As per the latter, it is bound to be made certain and undeniable, under any circumstance.

Important dates
  • May 1, 2023 - opening of the registration
  • September 30, 2023 – submission of abstract
  • October 15, 2023 – approval of abstracts
  • October 30, 2023 - conference fee payment deadline
  • February 28, 2024 – full paper submission
  • November 30th 2023 - date of Seminar 

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract and meeting you in Real Life and Virtual Meeting.

Seminar venue

Gmach Główny Politechniki Gdańskiej, sala 300
(Main Building of the Gdansk University of Technology)

 

Date of Seminar – November 30th - December 1st 2023

 

The conference starts in accordance with the schedule published in the announcement.

Form of the meeting
  •  Presentation of the papers ordered by the organizers
  •  Presentation of the papers accepted by the Scientific Committee
  •  Sponsors presentations
Language of the debate
  • English – abstract and paper
  • English or Polish – presentation
Seminar Fees
  • Regular participants (with abstract) - 1500 PLN*
  • Participants in the conference remotely and accompanying people - 1300 PLN*

* The registration fee does not cover accommodation.
* The registration fee includes 23% VAT.

The Conference Organizing Committee offers the conference fee reduction to the amount of PLN 500 for 30 PhD students (the order of applications is decisive).
The funding will be implemented under the INITIATIVE OF EXCELLENCE - RESEARCH UNIVERSITY program (decision No. DEC-2/2023/IDUB/I.2/C) until the funds allocated for this purpose are exhausted.

Information about the conference

Scientific conference organized in 2023 is a continuation of an annual meetings named  “Lightweight Structures in Civil Engineering”. The scope of the confernce is focused on  a variety of scientific and technical problems concerning widely comprehend lightweight structures and presenting scientific achievements of the participants of the seminar. The subject matter covers all issues related to IASS activities, especially its work groups (WG):

  •     Structural Morphology and Shaping of Structures (WG 15)
  •     Structural Modelling and Computational Methods (WG 13)
  •     Design Process ( WG 1, WG 3, WG 4, WG 5, WG 6, WG 8, WG 12)
  •     Shell Structures (WG 1, WG 3, WG 5)
  •     Metal Spatial Structures (WG 4, WG 8, WG 12, WG 19)
  •     Timber Spatial Structures (WG 12)
  •     Tension and Membrane Structures (WG 6)
  •     Cooling and Solar Updraft Towers (WG 3)
  •     Masts and Towers (WG 4)
  •     Historical Structures (WG 17)
  •     Construction Methods ( WG 1, WG 3, WG 4, WG 5, WG 6, WG 8, WG 12)
  •     Sustainable Structures and Environmental Impact (WG 18)
  •     Materials, Durability and Maintenance
  •     Case Studies

Seminar Fees

Regular participants (with abstract) - 1500 PLN*

Participants in the conference remotely and accompanying people - 1300 PLN*

* The registration fee does not cover accommodation.
* The registration fee includes 23% VAT.

The Conference Organizing Committee offers the conference fee reduction to the amount of PLN 500 for 30 PhD students (the order of applications is decisive).
The funding will be implemented under the INITIATIVE OF EXCELLENCE - RESEARCH UNIVERSITY program (decision No. DEC-2/2023/IDUB/I.2/C) until the funds allocated for this purpose are exhausted.

Bank transfer information:

Account holder:

Fundacja Rozwoju Inżynierii Lądowej
ul. Narutowicza 11, 80-233 Gdańsk

Bank account number:

Bank Pekao S.A. O/Gdańsk
ul. Ogarna 116, 80-826 Gdańsk
Nr IBAN: PL 52 1240 5400 1111 0000 4915 0353
Kod BIC: PKOPPLPW

Transfer title:

LSCE 2023 Conference fee, Name and Last name of participant

 

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Registration form

Please send us a A TWO or FOUR PAGE ABSTRACT in accordance with template and guidelines for Authors placed in the DOWNLOAD section.

It is also possible to register without submitting a paper.

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Participant Fees


Regular participants (with abstract) - 1500 PLN*

Participants in the conference remotely and accompanying people - 1300 PLN*

* The registration fee does not cover accommodation.
* The registration fee includes 23% VAT.

It is possible to pay the net amount (without VAT) of the conference fee. In this case, please complete and send the document provided HERE to organizers@lsce.pl

The Conference Organizing Committee offers the conference fee reduction to the amount of PLN 500 for 30 PhD students (the order of applications is decisive). The funding will be implemented under the INITIATIVE OF EXCELLENCE - RESEARCH UNIVERSITY program (decision No. DEC-2/2023/IDUB/I.2/C) until the funds allocated for this purpose are exhausted.

 

Bank transfer information:

Account holder:

Fundacja Rozwoju Inżynierii Lądowej
ul. Narutowicza 11, 80-233 Gdańsk

Bank account number:

Bank Pekao S.A. O/Gdańsk
ul. Ogarna 116, 80-826 Gdańsk
Nr IBAN: PL 52 1240 5400 1111 0000 4915 0353
Kod BIC: PKOPPLPW

Transfer title:

LSCE 2023 Conference fee, Name and Last name of participant