Proposals for Mini-symposia (including your name, affiliation, MS title and MS abstract) should be sent via e-mail to the Conference Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 11th, 2016:

 

MS001: Composite materials and components

 

Organizers: Ass.Prof. Cuong Ha-Minh, Prof. Jacques Lamon

Institution: LMT, ENS Cachan, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France

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Abstract: This mini-symposium welcomes scientists and participants that are interested in the modelling of the mechanical behavior of composite materials. Composite structures have been widely used in industrial applications thanks to the advantage of combining a number of excellent mechanical properties not usually found together in a single material: a very high strength with a light weight. This session is thus opened for all papers related to various types of composite structures such as dry fabrics, laminates, woven or non-woven and sandwich composites etc. These structures can be manufactured from different components, which are fibers, matrix, particles etc.

In fact, due to the complexity of composites composition and the extreme loadings suffered by these materials in service conditions, it is still a long way to achieve a reliable and robust modelling of composite materials. The objective of the mini-symposium is to have a large state of art on recent advances of modeling of composite materials and their components. The track could be divided into following themes as a suggestion, but not limited to:

  • Structural Design Criteria, Safety and Reliability of numerical modelling
  • Multi-scale modelling of degradation up to final fracture
  • Dialogue between numerical modelling and experience
  • Numerical simulation of technologies of manufacturing composites

 

MS002: Catastrophic Destruction Mechanics and Numerical Modelling


Organizers: Prof. Tiantang Yu, Prof. Qingwen Ren
Institution: Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Hohai University, China
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Abstract: The mini-symposium aims to bring together the researchers who are interested in the computational aspects of mechanics related to the catastrophic failure of large engineering structures, such as high dams, geotechnical structures, bridges and high buildings. Many disastrous factors, including earthquake, storm, flood, tsunami, explosion etc., can cause sudden destruction or serious damage to the large engineering structures, which may result in tremendous loss of properties and human lives. Research on the mechanism of sudden failure of these structures under such extreme conditions is a very important subject. The mini-symposium will cover the following topics 

  • Progress in the research on catastrophic destruction mechanism and failure analysis
  • Time and space distribution of various disastrous damage factors

  • Numerical modeling of the effect of disastrous damage factor on structure

  • Damage mechanism and failure of the large engineering structures

  • Theory and analysis method of material failure and structure damage

  • Indication and criterion of structure failure.

MS003: Computation methods for lightweight composite materials

Organizers: Prof. Tuan Duc Ngo
Institution: Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

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MS004: Advances in Limit and Shakedown Analysis

 

Organizers: Prof. Yinghua Liu
Institution: 
School of Aerospace Engineering,Tsinghua University, China

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MS005: Reinforced concrete, steel and steel-concrete composite structures


Organizers: Ass.Prof. Quang-Huy NGUYEN, Prof. Mohammed HJIAJ
Institution: Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, INSA de Rennes, France
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Abstract: The mini-symposium aims to bring together the researchers who are interested in theoretical, computational and experimental research in the field of structural analysis of reinforced concrete, steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Special emphasis is always given to new concepts and procedures concerning the computational and experimental modelling, structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete, steel and steel-concrete composite structures. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in the field of those areas. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reinforced concrete, steel and steel-concrete composite structures
  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Buckling/Stability analysis
  • Seismic resistance
  • Fire resistance
  • Vibration control
  • Fatigue/Fracture problems
  • Impact Problems


MS006: Buckling Analysis of cracked plates and shells

 

Organizers: Prof. Nguyen Dinh Duc
Institution: VNU 
University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Abstract: Plate and shell structures are one of the most widely used structure element in civil engineering and aerospace industry. Plate and shell structures may lose it ability and could lead to structural failure due to buckling. In particular, the critical buckling loading and performances of plate and shell structures are severely affected by through-the-thickness crack. The mini-symposium welcomes scientists and participants that are interested in the experimental and theoretical analysis of cracked plates and shells. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Buckling analysis of cracked (composite, FGM) plates and shells
  2. Nonlinear post-buckling analysis of cracked plates and shells
  3. Couple mechanical-thermal buckling analysis of cracked (composite, FGM) plates and shells
  4. Buckling analysis of cracked plates and shells with crack propagation

 


MS007: Computational Modeling of Damage and Fracture in Brittle and Quasi-Brittle Materials

 

Organizers & Institution:

  • Assoc. Prof. Tinh Quoc Bui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Ass. Prof. Satoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Dr. Duc Hong Doan, VNU-University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Prof. Sohichi Hirose, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

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Abstract: Damage and fracture phenomena are a complex, nonlinear and often dynamic in nature. In recent years, new fracture and damage models have constantly been developed and many open questions related to crack nucleation and evolution have been addressed. In particular, new classes of fracture models have been introduced such as phase field approaches to fracture, peridynamics, smeared crack models, gradient-enhanced, local and non-local damage models. Computational modeling of fracture and damage mechanics refer to the formulation of advanced numerical methods to accurately model any cases of cracks. This MS solicits contributions in all fields related to computational modeling and physical phenomena relevant to degradation and fracture processes in brittle (e.g., smart materials) and quasi-brittle solids (e.g., concrete). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Thermodynamic and continuum damage approaches

(b) Crack nucleation and branching, and energy dissipation

(c) Advances in computational methods: variational/phase-field approaches to fracture, peridynamics, cohesive models, adaptive analysis techniques, meshfree methods, XFEM/GFEM, isogeometric analysis, etc.

(d) Coupled thermal-mechanical damage models

(e) Multiscale analysis

 

MS008: Advanced Shell Models and Computational Aspects

Organizers: Dr. Leonardo Leonetti, Ass Prof. Giovanni Garcea,

Institution: Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and System Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy

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Abstract: The mini-symposium aims to show theoretical, computational advantages and recent developments in shell models for linear and nonlinear analysis. It is of interest to discuss advantages in describing complex data like material properties (composites) and multi-patch domains. The role of the interpolation is as well to be considered in discussing new trends in comparison with sophisticated mixed/hybrid elements in resolving locking phenomena. Low-order elements or high continuity FEM model are welcome for comparisons and discussions. Topics included, but not limited to are:

  •     Solid shell models
  •     Limit and shakedown analysis
  •     low order triangles and quadrangles elements
  •     Buckling/Stability analysis
  •     Vibration and Dynamic analysis
  •     Fracture
  •     High order interpolations (Splines)