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ISSN: 1559-3959
Preface
779

Thomas Attard

Fractal elements
781–797

Samer Adeeb and Marcelo Epstein

Application and design of lead-core base isolation for reducing structural demands in short stiff and tall steel buildings and highway bridges subjected to near-field ground motions
799–817

Thomas L. Attard and Kittinan Dhiradhamvit

Homogenization and effective properties of periodic thermomagnetoelectroelastic composites
819–836

Julian Bravo-Castillero, Reinaldo Rodríguez-Ramos, Houari Mechkour, José A. Otero, Joanka Hernández Cabanas, Lazaro Maykel Sixto, Raul Guinovart-Díaz and Federico J. Sabina

Deployment procedure for the Tetrahedron Constellation
837–854

Pedro A. Capó-Lugo and Peter M. Bainum

Evolutionary control of structurally damaged steel buildings using an optimal state transition formulation
855–886

Thomas L. Attard and Robin E. Dansby

Effective elastic properties of nanotube reinforced composites with slightly weakened interfaces
887–900

Milton Esteva and Pol D. Spanos

Continuum mechanics models of fractal porous media: Integral relations and extremum principles
901–912

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

An endoscopic grasper with corrugated plate-shaped tactile sensors
913–926

Mohammad Ameen Qasaimeh, Mohammadreza Ramezanifard and Javad Dargahi

A new earthquake-resistant concrete frame with fiber-reinforced plastic fabrics and shifted plastic hinges
927–940

M. Saiid Saiidi, Erik Reinhardt and Faramarz Gordaninejad

Nonlinear bending response of giant magnetostrictive laminated actuators in magnetic fields
941–949

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita, Kotaro Mori and Tasuku Nakamura

A dispersive nonlocal model for wave propagation in periodic composites
951–976

Juan Miguel Vivar-Pérez, Ulrich Gabbert, Harald Berger, Reinaldo Rodríguez-Ramos, Julián Bravo-Castillero, Raul Guinovart-Díaz and Federico J. Sabina

A cochlear model using the time-averaged Lagrangian and the push-pull mechanism in the organ of Corti
977–986

Yongjin Yoon, Sunil Puria and Charles R. Steele