Minisymposia

The ICMAMS organizing committee is glad to announce the following Minisymposia:

MS1 - FULLCOMP Special Session
MS2 - CASTLE Project and Metamaterials
MS3 - Nonlocal Modelling of Nano-Structures and Composites
MS4 - Biomechanics
MS5 - Design for Additive Layer Manufacturing
MS6 - Nanotechnology
MS7 - Peridynamics
MS8 - Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Advanced Structures
MS9 - COMPOSELECTOR Project
MS10 - Analysis and design of Variable Angle Tow Laminates Session
MS11 - Classical and Non-Classical Continuum Theories and Constitutive Theories for Solid Continua
MS12 - Advances in Modeling and Design of Smart Structures
MS13 - Recent Developments in the dynamics of rotating machinery

 

*More Minisymposia will be announced soon.

 

 


MS1 - FULLCOMP Special Session

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A session dedicated to the research activities carried out within the FULLCOMP project is organized at ICMAMS. Fully integrated analysis, design, manufacturing and health monitoring of composite structures (FULLCOMP) is an H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network project launched in 2015. FULLCOMP recruited 12 Ph.D. students who work in an international framework to develop integrated analysis tools to improve the design of composite structures. The full spectrum of the design of composite structures will be dealt with, such as manufacturing, health-monitoring, failure, modeling, multiscale approaches, testing, prognosis, and prognostic. The FULLCOMP research activity is aimed at many engineering fields, e.g. aeronautics, automotive, mechanical, wind energy, and space. More info: www.fullcomp.net.

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MS2 - CASTLE Project and Metamaterials Special Session

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A special session of ICMAMS is dedicated to the research activities carried out about the innovative materials proposed in CASTLE (CAbin Systems design Toward passenger welLbEing) Clean-Sky2 Project. The main aim of CASTLE is to improve the cabin comfort of regional and business aircrafts. Innovative technologies are proposed to follow this objective; in particular, the study of environmental-friendly materials and soundproofing materials will be presented in this session. Regarding the specific acoustic requirement, one of the solutions considered in CASTLE is the use of metamaterials which are finding transversal applications in several physical and engineering fields: mechanical, acoustical, optical and electromagnetic. The research about the metamaterials in their different uses will be also considered and discussed.

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MS3 - Nonlocal Modelling of Nano-Structures and Composites Special Session

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An important target in industry is the development of new structures and devices for micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS).
Nano-materials are also suitable as reinforcement in composite structures to improve mechanical properties when compared to traditional ones. Size effects exhibited by nano-structures may be conveniently described by nonlocal continuum mechanics. This approach is in the focus of an active scientific research and engineering applications. A large amount of contributions are being provided concerning experimental data and predictive capabilities of phenomena in the small-scale range.
This minisymposium is aimed to collect innovative theoretical proposals, numerical methodologies
and technical applications with the target of improving the current state of the art on the matter.


Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Nonlocal constitutive laws
- Static analysis, buckling, and vibration of nano-beams, nano-plates, and nano-shells
- Functionally graded nano-structures
- Homogenization of nano-composites
- Nano-actuators and nano-sensors
- MEMS and NEMS

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MS4 - Biomechanics

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The functions of living tissues involve different areas such as physiology, medical science, bioengineering, rheology, fluid and solid mechanics.
Understanding and modelling the complex structure-property relationships of living tissues is crucial to enhance patient outcomes in the clinical practice and to design advanced medical devices.
This session, organized in the frame of the International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, will bring together researchers working on the biomechanics of living tissues, in order to share experiences, methods and results. The session will cover experimental and theoretical analyses for the study of the complex mechanical behavior of living tissues and the design of advanced structures as prosthetic implants or devices for tissue regeneration. Accordingly, a broad spectrum of scales will be covered, ranging from molecular to cellular, to tissue and organ level.

Topics should include, but are not limited to:
-Nanoscale and Cell Mechanics,
-Tissue Mechanics,
-Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Prosthetic Implants,
-Design of medical devices,
-Design of Advanced Devices for Tissue Regeneration.

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MS5 - Design for Additive Layer Manufacturing

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During the last years a considerable effort has been put to define suitable methodologies for designing products manufactured by means of Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) processes. As frequently reported in the literature, AML technologies allow for the direct fabrication of lightweight structures of complex shapes with enhanced mechanical properties. In this background, a considerable amount of research studies is focusing on the development of optimization methods able to take into account since the early stage of the design process, the specific requirements (e.g. thermomechanical, mass, technological, etc.) related to the different AML processes. Accordingly, this Session is aimed at presenting advances in the development of design/optimization methodologies dedicated to products obtained through ALM. The Session will focus also on all issues related to the design process for ALM products including the integration of CAD-compatible models/methods and automatic surface reconstruction strategies for parts of complex shape/topology.
For this reason, the present Session will bring together scientists and researchers from leading groups in the field, in order to provide a complete view of the current progresses.

Topics should include, but are not limited to:
-Topology Optimization
-Design for Additive Layer Manufacturing
-Surface reconstruction/approximation
-Lightweight Structures
-Lattice Structures
-ALM technological constraints
-Additive Manufacturing

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MS6 - Nanotechnology

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The Session will bring together leading researchers, scientists, engineers, technology developers and different professionals involved in the area of nanotechnology to exchange information on research progresses and innovations. New trends in nanotechnology, design of advanced nano-structures and materials, innovative products and R&D collaborations will be addressed. Accordingly, the Session will provide a great opportunity to discover innovation in the field of nanotechnology. It will cover several frontiers in nanotechnology, the aim being to strengthen the expertise and potential of research centres, universities and manufacturing industries in the area of advanced structures and materials technologies.

-Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Computational features & Nanomodelling
-Nanomanufacturing
-Smart and Advanced Nanomaterials:
       Preparation and Characterization Techniques
       Nanostructured Materials and Nanomaterials for structural/functional applications
       Strategies in Polymer Nanotechnology
       Nanocomposites
-Nanotechnology in Life Sciences and Medicine

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MS7 - Peridynamics

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This symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to discuss the latest developments in the field of Peridynamics. Recent advances in the theory or in its software implementation will be the main focus of the symposium. The following list is provided as an indication of possible topics:

  1. Local/nonlocal coupling methods
  2. Numerical techniques, discretization schemes, and software implementation
  3. Meshfree and particle methods
  4. Nonlocal boundary conditions
  5. Mathematical and numerical analysis of nonlocal models and multiscale methods
  6. Material failure and damage
  7. Engineering applications
  8. Nonlocal damage models
  9. Nonlocal multiphysic approaches

However papers on topics not included in the list, but in line with the theme of symposium, are also welcome.

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MS8 -Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Advanced Structures

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This symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to discuss the recent advances in structural design and optimization directly integrated with material development and characterization through modeling and testing. Research topics related to key components of ICME including micromechanics, stochastic modeling, progressive failure analysis, advanced multi-scale analysis, characterization, and validation, structural optimization, materials design, computational modeling of manufacturing and multiphysics processes are invited.

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MS9 - COMPOSELECTOR

Organizers: Salim Belouettar, Gaetano Giunta, Marco Petrolo, Erasmo Carrera

A mini-symposium dedicated to the research activities carried out within the COMPOSELECTOR H2020 project (www.composelector.net) is organized at ICMAMS. Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Material Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework (COMPOSELECTOR) aims to develop, demonstrate and assess an integrated software platform based on a multi-disciplinary, multi-model and multi-field approach for decision-making in the selection, design and fabrication of micro-structured and macro-structured polymer-matrix composite materials. 

The integration of modelling and simulations techniques to support composite material selection process is more and more impelling in the materials science and industrial domains, due to the need of effectively designing and producing increasingly sophisticated composite materials and structures with advanced performance on a competitive time scale. In this perspective, there is a particular need in the industry for advanced materials and structural models and modelling workflows that fulfill the following requirements: predicting relevant properties and indicators that capture the performance of materials, accounting for material internal microstructure and effects of processing, validation of predicted data, and relevant management of uncertainty. This implies the need for development and integration and of models to describe the behaviour of the class of materials at different scales as well as material-processing-property relationships. In parallel, high performance requires not only comprehensive material properties modelling but also understanding of risks, costs, and business opportunities for a range of decisions, from material selection to designing functional structural components and systems, and for process optimization. In this session, we welcome contributions dedicated to:

  • Integration Material and process modelling in business decision
  • Uncertainty management in material selection, design and business process
  • Model reduction selection in business decision with application to composite materials and structures
  • Business decision support systems for composite material/structure selection
  • Multidisciplinary optimization for the selection and design of composites materials and structures

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MS10 - Analysis and design of Variable Angle Tow Laminates Session

Organizers: Marco Montemurro, Anita Catapano

The design and manufacturing of more efficient and cheaper lightweight structures represent, nowadays, a major concern for several engineering fields. In this regard, composite structures represent a good compromise thanks to their high stiffness-to-weight and strength-to-weight ratios and lead to a substantial weight saving. Moreover, the recent development of new manufacturing techniques of composite structures, e.g. automated fibre-placement (AFP) machines, allows for going beyond the classical design rules, thus leading the designer to find innovative and more efficient solutions than the classical straight fibres configurations. The use of the AFP technology brought to the emergence of a new class of composite materials: the variable angle tow (VAT) composites.
In this background, several research studies are focusing on analysis and design methodologies of VAT composites in order to integrate the specific manufacturing constraints (e.g. tow path, two overlap, tow gap, etc.) related to the AFP process since the early stage of the design process. On the one hand, the utilisation of VAT laminates considerably increases the complexity of the design process (mainly due to significant number of design variables involved within the problem). On the other hand VAT composites lead the designer to conceive non-conventional solutions characterized either by a considerable weight saving or enhanced mechanical properties when compared to classical solutions.
Accordingly, this Session is aimed at presenting advances in the analysis and design/optimisation methodologies dedicated to VAT laminates obtained through AFP. The Session will focus also on all issues related to the AFP manufacturing process including the integration of strategies for manufacturing parts of complex shape/topology.
For this reason, the present Session will bring together scientists and researchers from leading groups in the field, in order to provide a complete overview of the current progresses.

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MS11 - Classical and Non-Classical Continuum Theories and Constitutive Theories for Solid Continua

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This symposium is devoted to new research in classical and non-classical continuum theories, including the associated constitutive theories. Small deformation, small strain as well as finite deformation, finite strain classical and non-classical theories and development of associated constitutive theories are within the scope of this symposium. The works related to purely theoretical developments, specific applications of new theories, and solutions of specific model problems associated with newer theories using analytical and computational methods are suitable within this symposium. Additionally, novel computational methods and experimental work addressing the needs of specific newer theories are also encouraged.

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MS12 - Advances in Modeling and Design of Smart Structures

Organizers: E. Zappino, A. Araujo, F. Moleiro, A. Ehrenhofer, M. Krommer  

Active materials such as piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials, electroactive polymers, hydrogels, etc. have become very attractive for many engineering applications. The capability of those materials to couple the mechanical strain field with other fields through physical phenomena makes them suitable to be used as actuators or as sensors. Those materials are widely applied to energy harvesting application, MEMS design, health monitoring, vibration control and many others. The design of such devices requires numerical tools based on special simulation methods that are able to deal with multi-field phenomena and, usually, with the mechanics of layered/composite structures. The symposium is devoted to new approaches in the analysis of such structures including (but not limited):
- Numerical modeling of smart structures;
- MEMS design;
- Active control of structures;
- Multifield analysis.

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MS13 - Recent Developments in the dynamics of rotating machinery

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The study of the dynamics of rotating machinery is still a demanding task in the structural design process despite the significant improvement of the computational mechanics' techniques. Moreover, the increasing complexity of the geometry, local and global nonlinearity as well as the use of advanced materials, make the problem even more complicated.
This symposium represents an opportunity to discuss the recent advances achieved in the field of structural dynamics of rotating structures with the aim of strengthening the knowledge of both academic and industrial researchers. Therefore, contributions dedicated to the following topics (but not limited to) are welcomed
-Computational Methods
-Reduced Order Methods
-Active and Passive Control
-Optimization
-Stability
-Nonlinear Formulations
-Testing

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Important Dates

 

Abstract Submission deadline

15 January 2018

7 February 2018

 

 

Early Registration deadline

28 February 2018

 

 

Late Registration deadline

20 May 2018

Contacts

Prof. Erasmo Carrera

Politecnico di Torino 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department 
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129, Torino, Italy 
e-mail: erasmo.carrera@icmams.com

ICMAMS secretariat

e-mail: secretariat@icmams.com

 

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