30 May – 01 June 2016, Timisoara, Romania


Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics
Ioan Curea 1, 300224
Timișoara, România

Phone +40 (0) 256 403 932
Fax: +40 (0) 256 403 932
E-mail: dan.dubina

The series of International Colloquia on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures have been supported by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) for quite a long time and are intended to summarize the progress in theoretical, numerical and experimental research in the field of stability and ductility of steel and composite steel-concrete structures. Special emphasis is always given to new concepts and procedures concerning the analysis and design of steel structures and to the background, development and application of rules and recommendations either appearing in recently published Codes or Specifications or about to be included in their upcoming versions. This International Colloquium series started in 1972, in Paris, and their subsequent editions traveled in several different cities and countries, the last four being held in: Timisoara, Romania (1999), Budapest, Hungary (2002), Lisbon, Portugal (2006) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010).

In October 1982, the Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics of Politehnica University of Timisoara has organized one of the East-European Session of the SSRC International Colloquium on Stability of Steel Structures. Since 1992, two series of worldwide recognised scientific events have started from Timisoara, i.e.: CIMS conferences dedicated to Coupled Instability in Steel Structures and, in 1994, the series of STESSA conferences dedicated to Steel Structures in Seismic Areas. Moreover, in 1999 the Department organized the SDSS conference, within the SSRC series dedicated to the Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures. The 6th edition of International Conference on Thin-walled Structures - ICTWS’ 2011, was also organized in Timisoara, Romania, in 5-7 September 2011.

The 2016 edition of SDSS is jointly organized by the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics in co-operation with Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch, with the support of European Convention of Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), through Structural Stability Technical Committee (TC8), and by SSRC.