Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto
  • MS00 - Professor Gerhart Schuëller Memorial Mini-Symposium
    Michael Beer, Hector Jensen

    This mini-symposium is devoted to honor Professor Gerhart I. Schuëller for his life-time contributions in the area of Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Stochastic Mechanics. It is compiled on invitation only with a spectrum of representative papers from his working areas.

  • MS01 - Aseismic design of stuctures and lifelines
    Manolis Papadrakakis, C. Sousa Oliveira, A. Campos-Costa, Kyriazis Pitilakis, Roberto Paolucci

    Structures and lifelines designed for typical loading are often badly damaged or even collapsed during earthquakes. Ensuring an adequate performance of these systems during strong ground motions is of paramount importance to earthquake engineers. It is also necessary to monitor the performance of the structures and investigate retrofitting techniques required for strengthening and performance enhancement. The mini-symposium will focus on innovations in the aseismic design and protection of structures and lifelines and the mitigation of earthquake losses.

  • MS02 - Dynamic soil-structure interaction and wave propagation
    Gerhard Müller, Didier Clouteau, Jean-François Semblat, Andrei Metrikine

    The mini-symposium focuses on the dynamic interaction between structural vibrations and wave propagation in unbounded and bounded media. The aim is to share recent developments in mechanical and numerical modeling, the experimental identification of properties and in experimental evidence. Relevant topics include, e.g., the effects related with uncertainties on the data, non-linear behavior of materials and interfaces, scattering of waves in heterogeneous media and at structures in the propagation medium, effects of incident waves, simplified models.

  • MS03 - Traffic induced vibrations (road, railway, subway)
    Geert Degrande, Geert Lombaert, Gerhard Müller

     Mini-symposium MS03 focuses on ground-borne noise and vibration due to road and railway traffic at grade and in tunnels. The aim of MS03 is to collect experimental as well as numerical studies dealing with excitation mechanisms of traffic induced vibrations, dynamic vehicle-track interaction, the transmission of vibrations into the free field, the response of nearby structures, and mitigation measures at the source or on the transmission path.

  • MS04 - Vibrations due to construction and industrial activities
    Werner Rücker

    Buildings in residential areas can be affected by vibrations produced by nearby construction work as well as industrial activities. This leads in general to restrictions in safety, serviceability and lifetime of buildings. Furthermore the inhabitants of the buildings are being increasingly affected by vibrations which are not tolerable. The mini-symposium will address excitation processes like vibratory and impulse pile driving, compaction work, mass drop, explosion and blasting, industrial rotating and impacting machinery, fluid excitation both in theory and measurements.

  • MS05 - Human induced vibrations
    Aleksandar Pavic, Elsa Caetano, Luca Bruno

    After its success at EURODYN 2011, this mini-symposium continues addressing latest developments regarding the characterization of forces induced by humans and their effects on different structures, namely floors, footbridges, staircases and stadia. Contributions dealing with the following topics are invited: (1) analytical, numerical or experimental laboratory and field studies, (2) reviews of pertinent design guidelines and (3) case studies of real-life applications dealing with human-induced vibrations including mitigation measures.

  • MS06 - Bridge dynamics (seismic loads, wind loads, moving loads)
    Álvaro Cunha, Guido De Roeck, Yozo Fujino, Claudio Borri, Jose Goicolea

    This mini-symposium focuses on recent developments regarding the experimental and/or numerical assessment, monitoring and control of the behaviour of bridges under different types of dynamic loads (e.g. seismic loads, wind loads, moving loads, vehicle-bridge interaction), with special attention given to innovative procedures in real applications and the consideration of different phases of the life cycle of bridges.

  • MS07 - Wind induced vibrations of slender structures and fatigue
    Rüdiger Höffer, Hans-Jürgen Niemann, Michèle Pfeil

    The dynamic excitation of slender structures such as bridges, towers, masts and chimneys or cantilevered roofs due to wind turbulence, vortex shedding and aeroelastic interactions is generally described by models which are continuously developed with the aim of reducing the uncertainty in the prediction of resulting structural vibrations. Oscillating structures can quickly deteriorate and becoming unstable (low cycle fatigue), or long-term fatigue effects, such as micro-damage accumulations, are generated which limit the structural life time. Contributions from the mentioned fields shall be brought together in this mini-symposium.

  • MS08 - Dynamic testing and monitoring of monuments and historic structures
    Carmelo Gentile, Fabrizio Vestroni, Paulo Lourenço

    The development of methods for non-destructive testing and assessment of Cultural Heritage structures, especially in seismic prone areas, is of primary concern in many countries all over the world. This mini-symposium will focus on recent applications and developments in dynamic testing  and monitoring of historic structures (e.g. monuments, temples, churches, towers, historic bridges and infrastructures), including experimental investigations (using conventional or innovative techniques), design and management of dynamic monitoring systems, vibration-based FE models tuning and damage identification, post-earthquake and seismic assessment.

  • MS09 - Active, semi-active and passive vibration control
    Fabio Casciati, Jose Rodellar, Carlos Moutinho

    Structural control is a broad area of research with focus on experimental and numerical methods. EURODYN is promoting a periodical update of the scientific and technical efforts in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering. Contributions on active and semi-active control will be encouraged, but significant implementations of passive control solutions are welcome.

  • MS10 - Advances in computational dynamics of structures
    Pedro Ribeiro, Denis Duhamel

    It is intended to discuss theoretical developments and novel applications in computational structural dynamics. Topics of interest include: bifurcation and stability analysis; chaotic oscillations; continuation methods; efficient structural modelling (advances in FEM, boundary elements, isogeometric analysis, meshless methods, X-FEM...); non-smooth systems; numerical solution of equations of motion; problems at micro and nano scales; reduced order modelling.

  • MS11 - Non-linear dynamics
    Jiri Naprstek, Ivana Kovacic

    This mini-symposium is focused on general dynamics of single- and multi-degree of freedom non-linear systems (analytic-numeric-experimental), stability of dynamic system (linear-nonlinear, deterministic-stochastic), motion of holonomic and non-holonomic systems-interaction, auto-parametric systems, bifurcation (single, multiple, chaos), post-critical processes, limit cycles including attractive and repulsive domains, harmonic (sub/super) synchronization, quasi-periodic and other inter-resonance processes, random vibration (additive-multiplicative excitation).

  • MS12 - Experimental techniques and smart structures (incl. non-contact measurements)
    Wieslaw Ostachowicz, Arnaud Deraemaeker, Carmelo Gentile

    The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide an international forum for academics and practitioners to promote, exchange and disseminate knowledge and experience of new development in the field of experimental mechanics. It is organized to review the progress in experimental investigations in dynamics including laser vibrometry, thermography, wave propagation, acoustic emission, optical techniques and applications, vibration based methods, determination of material properties based on dynamic responses, application to shock and impact, nondestructive testing and evaluation, fracture and fatigue measurements and fault detection, and other methods.

  • MS13 - System identification and structural health monitoring
    Guido De Roeck, Costas Papadimitriou, Lambros Katafygiotis, Wieslaw Ostachowicz, Filipe Magalhães

    This mini-symposium covers theoretical, computational and experimental work on linear/nonlinear system identification and structural health monitoring with applications in structural dynamics, earthquake, civil, mechanical, aerospace or related engineering fields. Relevant topics include operational modal analysis, new sensor types, wireless sensors and communication, optimal sensor placement, system identification and uncertainty assessment of modal parameters. Other contributions could relate to the exploitation of the SHM results: calibration of FE-models by inverse techniques, damage identification, design of vibration control strategies to mitigate vibration problems, prediction of structural fatigue and deterioration, evaluation of repair operations.

  • MS14 - Uncertainty quantification in computational structural dynamics and coupled systems
    Christian Soize, Roger Ghanem

    This minisyposium is devoted to the current research efforts attempting to model, propagate and identify uncertainties in linear and nonlinear computational structural dynamics and coupled systems.

  • MS15 - Dynamic response of structures due to random exitation
    Fabrice Poirion, Irmela Zentner, Christian Cremona

    This mini-symposium addresses recent developments in computational structural dynamics and modelling of systems subjected to random loads. In particular, papers dealing with the dynamic response of systems to stationary and non-stationary, Gaussian and non-Gaussian excitation are considered. Applications in the fields of earthquake engineering, wind and maritime engineering, and other fields where stochastic models have to be constructed, are welcome.

  • MS16 - Stochastic dynamics and reliability analysis of structural and mechanical systems under environmental excitation
    Marcello Vasta, Michele Barbato

    The Engineering Community has long recognized that proper evaluation, modelling, and assessment of the effects of uncertainties in environmental actions are fundamental to ensure the desired performance of engineered structural and mechanical systems.  The topics to be covered by this Mini-Symposium include, but are not limited to, stochastic finite element method, random vibration theory, statistical simulation techniques, reliability analysis, probabilistic response analysis, uncertainty characterization and evaluation of environmental actions, applications of random vibration theory and reliability methods in earthquake, wind, tsunami, offshore, and/or hurricane engineering.

  • MS17 - Reliability and robustness of dynamic systems
    Hector Jensen, Jim Beck, Michael Beer

    This mini-symposium focuses on methods for calculating, quantifying, and enhancing the reliability and robustness of dynamical systems during uncertain operating environments. Topics covered include uncertainty quantification and propagation, reliability estimation, reliability and performance-based design optimization, robust stochastic design, structural health monitoring, system identification, etc.

  • MS18 - Bayesian updating, filtering and inversion for dynamic systems
    Jim Beck, Alexandros Taflanidis, Konstantin Zuev

    Bayesian methods have permeated all fields of science and engineering in recent years. This mini-symposium focuses on such methods for model parameter estimation and state estimation applied to sensor data from structures, as well as inference for unmeasured excitations from measured response. Contributions pertaining to new algorithm developments as well as novel applications are welcome.

  • MS19 - Fuzzy sets and intervals - numerical methods, applications
    Michael Beer, Michael Hanss, Hao Zhang, David Moens, Dirk Vandepitte

    This mini-symposium aims at bundling the most recent developments involving fuzzy sets and intervals in engineering analyses. Contributions are invited with emphasis on theory, numerical methods and practical applications with a broad thematic spectrum.

  • MS20 - Fluid-structure interaction
    Roger Ohayon, Andrei Metrikine

    The scope of this mini-symposium encompasses the mechanical modelling, numerical simulation and experimental observations in the areas of Hydroelasticity, Aeroelasticity and Structural Acoustic (Vibroacoustics). Contributions are invited which are devoted to the direct modelling of the coupled dynamic problems, to the identification of the interface forces and to the passive and adaptive control of structures, fluids and radiated sound.

  • MS21 - Vibro-acoustics
    Gerhard Müller, Robin Langley, Wim Desmet, Bert Pluymers, Denis Duhamel

    The mini-symposium focuses on the development and application of methods for the analysis of structural dynamic and acoustic problems in the mid and high frequency range, in which deterministic techniques for low frequencies, such as the classical FEM and BEM, as well as typical prediction methods appropriate for high frequencies, such as the Statistical Energy Analysis, lose their suitability and have to be enhanced. The aim of the Mini-Symposium is to bring together experts discussing mid- and high-frequency methods and hybrid approaches.

  • MS22 - Constitutive behavior of construction materials and dynamics of composite structures
    Christoph Butenweg, Stefano Lenci, J. Dias Rodrigues

    The scope of the mini-symposium is to gather researchers in the field of constitutive models for building materials with special emphasis on their applications to dynamic structural problems. Contributions dealing with traditional building materials like steel, masonry and concrete are welcome, as well as contributions dealing with linear and nonlinear dynamic behaviour of new materials, in particular composite and smart materials.

  • MS23 - Micromechanical structures and dynamic behaviour
    Guy Bonnet, Claude Boutin

    The mini-symposium is devoted to the experimental and theoretical works in the field of the relation between dynamic effects at the scale of the microstructure and their consequences on the dynamic behaviour of the materials at the scale of the macrostructure: porous media, acoustic metamaterials, conception of acoustic or vibration insulating materials and devices, etc.

  • MS24 - Blast and accidental loads
    Jaap Weerheijm

    Urban infrastructure may be exposed to explosions and severe impact loadings due to accidents and terrorist attacks. The response of structures to impulsive loading is the subject of this mini-symposium. Authors are invited to contribute on response mechanisms, numerical modeling and experiments, and share their knowledge regarding the design of structures to resist blast and accidental loads.

  • MS25 - Offshore wind power plants and structures
    Yuri Petryna, Stavros Savidis, Werner Rücker

    Offshore wind turbines and carrying structures expose a wide spectrum of scientific challenges. This mini-symposium is dedicated to dynamic problems in design, construction, assessment, maintenance and monitoring of structural components and foundations.  Contributions are welcome both from science and industry. The relevant topics include among others structural dynamics, hydrodynamics, fluid-structure and soil-structure interactions, damage mechanics and structural health monitoring of the offshore structures.

  • MS26 - Onshore energy structures (wind, solar, hydraulic)
    Claudio Borri, Reinhard Harte

    Renewable energy technologies from wind, solar irradiation and hydropower contain many structural challenges, in design, analyses as well as construction technologies. MS 26 will discuss engineering solutions for dynamic impacts on wind turbines and solar updraft towers due to wind excitation as well as for water dynamics in hydropower plants.

  • MS27 - Structural Dynamics (other topics)
    Álvaro Cunha

    This MS will include all papers on Structural Dynamics not covered by the previous mini-symposia.