Approved mini-symposia so far (more approved ms to appear soon)
Prof. José Guilherme Santos da Silva - State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira - Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP) (email@example.com)
The aim of this mini-symposium is to summarize the progress in theoretical, computational and experimental research in the field of structural analysis of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Special emphasis is always given to new concepts and procedures concerning the computational modelling, structural analysis and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Topics of interest include static and dynamic analysis, fatigue analysis, seismic analysis, vibration control, stability design, connections, cold-formed members, bridges and footbridges, fire engineering, trusses, tower and masts, linear and nonlinear structural dynamics and soil-structure interaction. Papers of all research areas related to theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects concerning the computational modelling, analysis and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures are very welcome.
Darlan K. E. Carvalho - Federal University of Pernambuco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paulo R. M. Lyra - Federal University of Pernambuco (email@example.com)
Clovis R. Maliska - Federal University of Santa Catarina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maicon R. Correa - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (email@example.com)
The mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications in the field of Numerical Simulation of Petroleum Reservoirs and related disciplines, including new gridding, numerical formulations and multiscale methods. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in the field of Petroleum Reservoir Simulation and related areas. The scope of the mini-symposium ranges from the mathematical and computational methods to the modeling and simulation of challenging applications in petroleum reservoir simulation.
Marcus Vinicius Girão de Morais - Federal University of Brasilia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maura Angélica Milfont Shzu - Federal University of Brasilia (email@example.com)
Suzana Moreira Ávila - Federal University of Brasilia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faced with a future scenario of scarcity of fossil fuels and large impacts on the environment, the use of renewable energy sources has become wide object of studies that seek to diversify the global energy mix.
Among these various sources, there are others alternatives such as wind energy. The use of turbines for energy recovery is characterized as a low environmental impact conversion process, which can represent innovative solutions in the context of energy local, regional or national headquarters
Unexpected failures of wind turbine components, such as blades and towers are related to up to 40% of a wind farm cost. Reducing maintenance costs and extend wind turbines lifespan is a challenge.
The aim of this mini symposium is to bring together researchers in computational mechanics, computer science, engineering and applied mathematics, and practitioners in wind energy systems, to tackle the problems of computer based modelling & simulations.
Paulo M. Pimenta - University of São Paulo (email@example.com)
José Luís Drummond Alves - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Philippe Devloo - University of Campinas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ney Dumont - PUC-RJ (email@example.com)
This mini-symposium welcomes contributions on all subfields of solid mechanics and structural mechanics that are related to computational modeling, simulation, numerical methods and applications. Contributions that do not fit in the scope of other (more specific) mini-symposium, but are somehow related to solid and structural mechanics, are equally welcome.
Carlos Alberto Dutra Fraga Filho - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Espírito Santo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fabio Pavan Picolli - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Espírito Santo (email@example.com)
Danilo de Almeida Barbosa - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Bahia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Mini symposium “ADVANCES IN THE APPLICATION OF LAGRANGIAN PARTICLE METHODS IN CONTINUUM FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA” aims to present and discuss the advances in the Lagrangian particle modelling applied in solving problems in engineering and computational physics in its numerical, mathematical and physical aspects. The symposium is focused especially on the application of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and MPS (Moving Particle Semi-Implicit) methods in Continuum Fluid Dynamics and Transport Phenomena problems. Boundary treatment methods in accordance with the continuum laws, free surface treatment methods and results analysis, consistency restoration methods, convergency studies using kernel interpolation functions and different resolutions (related to the number of particles used in the discretization of the matter), new solutions for problems in engineering and physics employing particle methods, among other aspects related to improvements in particles methods simulations compose the scope of this mini symposium.
The meeting will be an opportunity to be in touch with the state of the art of Lagrangian particle methods as well as to exchange experiences among researchers who are dedicated to the development and implementation of computational tools for solving problems at the continuum domain.
Paulo C Philippi - Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (email@example.com)
Pablo Javier Blanco - National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Luis Orlando Emerich dos Santos - Federal University of Santa Catarina (email@example.com)
The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for presentations and discussions on the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method in fluid dynamics. The focus will be on advances in both theory and computation, on engineering applications of discrete LB algorithms and on fundamental issues in mathematical modelling and their applications in fluid dynamics including complex fluids and biomedical applications, multi-scale phenomena, fluid interfaces, suspensions, free-surface flow and micro and nanofluidics.
Prof. Bruno Martins Jacovazzo - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Bruno da Fonseca Monteiro - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (email@example.com)
Prof. Juliana Souza Baioco -Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Mauro Henrique Alves de Lima Junior - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (email@example.com)
This mini-symposium deals with the application of computational methods in the analysis and design of systems and structural components employed for oil & gas exploration and production as well as for renewable energy applications. Different types of systems and structures can be considered, including for instance fixed platforms, rigid or compliant; moored floating platforms; rigid and flexible risers; pipelines; subsea equipment; wave-wind energy structures; and so on. The methods can be applied to the study of different aspects of the behavior of such systems, including structural and hydrodynamic analysis; oceanography, environmental loadings and fluid-structure interaction; geotechnics, foundation systems and soil-structure interaction; reliability, random and spectral analysis, signal processing, optimization, and other topics.
Francisco Célio de Araújo - Federal University of Ouro Preto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ney Augusto Dumont - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (email@example.com)
The purpose of this mini-symposium is to have experts discuss their most recent theoretical achievements and engineering-oriented applications in the field of Boundary Element Methods and Meshless Techniques. In this respect, contributions focusing on formulations involving the coupling of boundary-integral-based methods with other numerical methods such as the Finite Element Method are also welcome.
Aref Kalilo Lima Kzam - Federal University of Latin American Integration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fabio Carlos da Rocha - Federal University of Sergipe (email@example.com)
Maria do Socorro Martins Sampaio - Lutheran University of Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Computational models able to predicting the structural behavior of composite materials have been used by the scientific community, either because of the increasing in various engineering applications, such as in naval, aerospace, medical and civil engineering industry, or because of the increasing development of materials sciences, whose incipient need to predict the mechanical-structural behavior of these materials. The scope of this mini-symposium covers the advances in research and applications of technologies for mathematical and numerical models used in the description of composite materials by means of the finite element method in its classical formulation or in its unconventional formulations. Applications in the various fields of solids mechanics and structures, such as stress and strain analysis, nonlinear analysis, linear and nonlinear dynamics analysis, structural instability, amongst others are welcome.
Eduardo Fancello – UFSC (email@example.com)
Carlos Rodrigo Roesler –UFSC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jakson M. Vassoler – UFRGS (email@example.com)
Estevam B. de las Casas – UFMG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This session is dedicated to present and discuss scientific and technological advances in the área of computational modeling of biomedical and biomechanical systems. Contributions on theoretical and applied issues are considered in this call.
A short list of subjects of interest is shown below. All related topics are welcome.
- Computational modeling of biomechanical systems
- Modeling and simulation of living tissues
- Multiscale modeling of systems and biological materials
- Modeling and simulation of orthesis, prosthesis and assistive devices
- Cellular biomechanics
- Image processing in health
- Dental biomechanics
Gilberto Gomes - University of Brasilia (email@example.com)
Francisco Evangelista Jr - University of Brasilia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This mini-symposium aims to bring together research papers in analytical and numerical analysis which provide improved understanding of the mechanisms of micro and macro fracture in all materials, and their engineering implications. Contributions from engineers and scientists working in various aspects of fracture, computational fracture mechanics as well innovative and in-depth engineering applications of fracture theory are also encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Boundary and Finite Element Methods applied to crack initiation and propagation;
• Meshfree methods, Extended and Generalized Finite Element Method, Dual Boundary Element Method;
• Embedded techniques;
• Multi-scale fracture simulation;
• Cohesive Fracture Models;
• Mesh adaptiveness and mesh reduction techniques applied to fracture problems;
• Applications to engineering structures on the macro-micro and nanoscale
Franciane Conceição Peters -Programa de Engenharia Civil/Coppe/UFRJ (email@example.com)
Webe João Mansur -Programa de Engenharia Civil/Coppe/UFRJ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edivaldo Figueiredo Fontes Júnior -DMAT/UFRRJ (email@example.com)
Valéria Cristina Ferreira Barbosa - Observatório Nacional (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The focus of this mini-symposium is on inversion methods and numerical techniques for processing all kind of geophysical data applied to the oil and gas industry. Contributions dealing with different techniques can be considered including, for instance, migration, tomography, and inversion. New methods or improvements on processing, imaging, regularization, and parameterization are appropriate, as well as in numerical techniques (finite differences, finite element, among others) related to the forward problem.
Patricia de Oliveira Faria - UFSC (email@example.com)
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira - UFOP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Luma Alvarenga Carvalho de Vasconcelos –UFOP (email@example.com)
The objective of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research's results in Computational Geomechanics and Geotechnics. Authors are invited to submit original contributions in the field of soil and rock mechanics. Emphasis will be on novel computational methods, formulation and practical applications.
Prof. Nelson F.F. Ebecken - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Helio J.C. Barbosa - National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (email@example.com)
This Mini-Symposium intends to provide a forum in which engineers, researchers, and students can exchange ideas and information about metheuristic search procedures when applied alone or in association with optimization and machine learning techniques (including deep neural networks) in the solution of real-world problems in engineering, biology, etc. as well as in data modeling and knowledge discovery tasks.
João Manuel R. S. Tavares -Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alex F. de Araújo -Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso do Sul (email@example.com)
In recent years, several efforts have been made to develop efficient and robust computational methods for image processing and analysis. Usually, the methods are based on geometrical, statistical, physical or machine learning based techniques and aim to achieve enhanced image visualizations and/or to extract high-level information from the input images. Algorithms of Image processing and analysis can be found in various areas, such as industry, engineering, medicine, biology, biomechanics, ambient analysis and sports, with different goals, like image restoring, image enhancement, image segmentation, image description, image recognition and classification, shape reconstruction, motion/deformation analysis and simulation. In line with the CILAMCE goals, this proposed Mini-Symposium, which was initiated in CILAMCE 2009, is going to provide a forum to discuss the current state-of-the-art and disseminate recent developments related to Computational Methods for Image Processing and Analysis, bringing together specialists from various scientific fields, including from Computational Vision, Mathematics, Informatics, Statistics, Biology, Biomedicine and Engineering, with the purpose of identifying the major lines of development for the near future. Moreover, another challenge of this Mini-Symposium is to establish a connection between researchers and end-users from the aforementioned fields.
Possible Topics (not limited to):
- Image Processing and Analysis;
- Image Enhancement, Restoration, Compression and Description;
- Image Segmentation;
- Object Tracking, Matching, Registration, Recognition and Reconstruction;
- Image and Object Classification;
- Visual Inspection;
- 3D Vision;
- Medical Imaging;
- Simulation and Animation;
- Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis;
- Grid Computing in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Deep Learning in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Applications of Image Processing and Analysis.
Prof. Thiago Antonini Alves - Federal University of Technology - Paraná (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. João Batista Campos-Silva - São Paulo State University (email@example.com)
Prof. Augusto Salomão Bornschlegell - Federal University of Grande Dourados (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The aim of this mini-symposium is to summarize the progress in theoretical and computational research in the field of Thermal Sciences. Topics of interest include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The goal is to bring together researchers, students, and professionals in this field and related areas.
Thiago Magela Rodrigues Dias - CEFET-MG (email@example.com)
Gray Farias Moita -CEFET-MG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of this Mini-Symposium is to establish an environment for the presentation and discussion of papers that aim to analyse large data repositories. Topics of interest include contributions based on machine learning algorithms, data mining, computational intelligence and metrics based on network analysis. The Mini-Symposium is thought to bring together researchers, students and professionals from this field or related areas and to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical experiments, which encompass both theory and practices.
Diego Amadeu F. Torres - Federal University of Technology – Paraná (email@example.com)
Felício Bruzzi Barros - Federal University of Minas Gerais (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Francisco Evangelista Junior - University of Brasília (email@example.com)
Paulo de Tarso R. Mendonça - Federal University of Santa Catarina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Roberto Dalledone Machado - Federal University of Paraná (email@example.com)
This mini-symposium aims to discuss and exchange ideas on current developments, mathematical analysis, and application of special methods that offer flexibility in the construction of approximation functions through the Partition of Unity (PU) concept, such as the hp-clouds, the Generalized/eXtended finite elements (GFEM/XFEM), and the PU finite elements. While contributions to all aspects of such methods are invited, some of the topics to be featured are the identification and characterizations of problems in which these special methods have a clear advantage over classical approaches; applications, including but not limited to, multi-scale, multi-physics, non-linear and time-dependent problems, simulation of failure and fracture in materials and structures; advances in a-priori and a-posteriori error analyses; stability analysis; computational implementation aspects such as numerical integration, imposition of boundary conditions, solution of the system of equations arising from this class of methods, and adaptive mesh refinement/enrichment algorithms. Additionally, contributions on innovative discretization techniques such as isogeometric analysis, smoothed finite elements, among others, and mesh-free methods, such as element-free Galerkin, would be welcome to favor interaction among different standpoints, allowing to compare the methods and to enlighten similarities and differences, encouraging novel developments to solve engineering and physical sciences problems.
Lucia Catabriga - Federal University of Espirito Santo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adriano Cortes - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (email@example.com)
Alvaro Coutinho - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guillaume Houzeaux - Barcelona Supercomputing Center (email@example.com)
In the present days, since more and more powerful heterogeneous supercomputers are continuously emerging, scientists and engineers have been facing unprecedented challenges of adapting their scientific and engineering simulation codes to these massively parallel computers, aimed at solving problems involving complex physics and geometries more efficiently and accurately. This mini-symposium intends to provide a forum for attendees to exchange information, share best practices, and to keep current on the rapidly evolving digital transformation impacting computational simulation, in particular, those extensively involved in the simulation process as well as in the design of simulation codes. The MS topics cover (but are not limited to):
Common functional interfaces to geometry, mesh, and other simulation data
Computational environments for advanced scientific and engineering computation
Digital prototyping techniques
Enabling software technologies
High-performance computing towards extreme-scale
Large-scale parallel computing techniques (including MPI, parallel and heterogeneous computing)
Mesh generation and adaptive mesh refinement techniques
Software libraries and applications to multi-scale multi-physics problems
Software techniques (such as middleware techniques) towards extreme-scale
Supporting tools in performance evaluation, visualization, verification and validation
Scientific workflows, theoretical frameworks, methodology and algorithms for Uncertainty Quantification and Machine Learning
Potential demands of large-scale computational applications
Practices of large-scale numerical simulations
Programming models for multi-core and accelerators
Lineu José Pedroso -University of Brasília (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcus Vinicius Girão de Morais -University of Brasília (email@example.com)
Paulo Marcelo Vieira Ribeiro - Federal University of Pernambuco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Selênio Feio da Silva - Federal University of Pará (email@example.com)
Luis Carlos Sousa Jr. – Petrobrás (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Fluid-Structure Interaction Mini Symposium objective discuss recently progress and achievements for computational modelling of fluid-structure interaction problems (FSI). This one search emphasizes the new discretization methods and solution algorithms to predict faster and accurately fluid-structure problems, and moreover the better software applications to solve aero-elasticity, hydro-elasticity and noise/structural-acoustic problems. We welcome contributions in coupling algorithms, hybrid eulerian/lagrangian formulation, adaptive methods, non-conform mesh, finite/boundary element formulations, meshless formulation, reduction of order, free surface modelling, and porous-elastic. FSI application and benchmarks original from most different areas of engineering and applied sciences can be submitted.
Leandro Mouta Trautwein - University of Campinas (email@example.com)
Luiz Carlos de Almeida - University of Campinas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gustavo Henrique Siqueira -University of Campinas (email@example.com)
Diogo Rodrigo Ribeiro - Instituto Superior de Engenharia no Porto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Isaias Vizotto -University of Campinas (email@example.com)
Ney Roitman - COPPE/UFRJ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This mini-symposium proposes the assessment of structural behavior using the monitoring data with the adjustment of numerical models to evaluate the structural safety and to identify significant structural parameters. Relevant topics include new experimental techniques for health monitoring, modal identification, model updating, damage identification, statistical methods, stochastic simulation techniques, feature extraction and data fusion, damage prognosis, prediction of remaining service life, and structural reliability updating using measurements.
Marcelo Greco - Federal University of Minas Gerais (email@example.com)
Stefan Diebels - Saarland University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Débora Francisco Lalo Pereira - Federal University of Minas Gerais (email@example.com)
Juliano dos Santos Becho - Federal University of Minas Gerais (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unconventional materials, such as elastomers, polymers, composite and intelligent ones have been widely used in mechanical components and structural elements in most diverse engineering areas such as infrastructure, civil construction, mechanical and aerospace industries, among others. In this sense, study and characterization of their mechanical behaviors are inserted in a current research field of considerable relevance. Among these materials, it is possible to highlight those whose hyperelastic and viscoelastic behaviors should be considered for their complete characterization. The mini-symposium aims to enable discussion and exchange of ideas regarding current developments and researches on hypereslasticity and viscoelasticity, focusing on computational methods, numerical modeling and new applications. Studies involving characterization tests of viscoelastic and/or hyperelastic materials are welcome in the symposium, since they are essential for the numerical modeling of mechanical behavior of these materials.
Prof. Afonso C.C. Lemonge - Federal University of Juiz de Fora (email@example.com)
Prof. Moacir Kripka - Univeersity of Passo Fundo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bio-inspired (or not) metaheuristics have been widely used as robust algorithms to solve optimization problems in many areas, especially in the engineering field. Among the algorithms consolidated in the literature, the most popular are Genetic Algorithms (GA), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Artificial Bee Colony (ABC), Differential Evolution (DE) , Simulated Annealing (SA), Harmony Search (HS), Biogeography-based Optimization (BBO) and others.
The objective of this mini-symposium is to provide the discussion and dissemination of researches both in the scope of methodology and in the applications of metaheuristics for solving structural optimization problems in the areas of civil, mechanical, aerospace, naval engineering and so on.
Prof. Eduardo Nobre Lages - Federal University of Alagoas (email@example.com)
Prof. Samir Maghous - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Severino Pereira Cavalcanti Marques - Federal University of Alagoas (email@example.com)
Micromechanics has been recognized as an indispensable reasoning for the development of many engineering fields and emerging technology. Due to this important role, the interest in micromechanics has increased significantly in the last decades. This mini-symposium aims the dissemination and discussion of the recent advances in micromechanical modeling of heterogeneous materials. Authors are invited to submit contributions related to analytical and computational micromechanical models formulated to describe various effective behaviors (thermal, electrical, mechanical, etc.) of natural and engineered composites.
Prof. Reyolando M.L.R.F. - Federal University of ABC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Andre Fenili - Federal University of ABC (email@example.com)
Prof. Luiz Carlos Gadelha - Federal University of ABC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The main focus of this Mini-Symposium is on the discussion of modeling, simulation and control of the dynamical behavior of aerospace and naval structures (such as airplanes, rockets, satellites, ships, offshore structures etc.), and how these problems can be understood and solved in view of numerical, computational, theoretical and experimental approaches. Contributions pertaining to any class of mathematical problems and methods associated to the dynamics of aerospace and naval structures will be welcome. It will also be welcomed experimental investigations of these problems to validate mathematical and numerical models.
Prof. José Maria C. Dos Santos - University of Campinas (email@example.com)
Prof. Domingos Rade -Instituto Tecnológico de Areonáutica
Prof. José Roberto F. Arruda - University of Campinas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Michael Brennan - FEIS – UNESP (email@example.com)
Prof. Carlos De Marqui - EESC-USP
Prof. Adriano T. Fabro – UnB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Renato Pavanello - University of Campinas (email@example.com)
This mini-symposium will provide a unique forum to share the latest research results on vibroacoustic metamaterial and phononic crystals and bring together engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and material scientists working on artificial materials and their application in acoustics and mechanics. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Recent advances in vibroacoustic metamaterials and phononic crystals;
- Periodic systems and band gap analysis;
- Analytical an hybrid methods for metamaterial design and optimization;
- Novel and efficient numerical models for metamaterial analysis;
- Multiscale analysis and homogenization in vibroacoustic design;
- Homogenization of metamaterials and effective medium models;
- Multiphysics analysis and design of vibroacoustic metamaterials;
- Topology optimization applied to metamaterial design;
- Nonlinear, tunable and reconfigurable metamaterials;
- Active and passive vibration and noise control using vibroacoustic metamaterials;
- energy harvesting and structural health monitoring using metamaterials and phononic crystals;
- Nonreciprocal and topological metamaterials;
- Advances in cloaking and invisibility;
- New methods of additive manufacturing applied to metamaterials;
- Experimental techniques and characterization of metamaterials;
Eduardo M. B. Campello - University of São Paulo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This mini-symposium aims to provide a top-quality forum for the discussion and dissemination of advanced computational methods applied to the simulation of modern industrial problems. Contributions on all fields of engineering and related sciences that are somehow related to industrial applications and the simulation of industrial processes are welcome. Contributions that do not fit in the scope of other (more specific) mini-symposium, but are somehow related to industrial applications, are equally welcome.
Peter Berke - Université Libre de Bruxelles (email@example.com)
Ricardo Silveira - Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Most modern materials and structures owe their advanced properties to the underlying engineered material microstructure. Microstructural effects play a determinant role in the behavior of heterogeneous materials, since material mechanics on the smallest scale determines the macroscopic or structural response. An-in depth understanding and realistic prediction of the complex and possibly nonlinear behavior of such materials (e.g. lightweight lattice microstructured materials, foams for aerospace applications, composites in general) and structures (e.g. reinforced concrete structures in civil engineering) through numerical simulations is of obvious and growing importance. This usually requires the development and use of (nonlinear) multi-scale methodologies that build a bridge between the scale of the material miscrostructure and the scale of the structure. Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas :
- Upscaling methodologies: same or different material representations on different scales (e.g. discrete-to-continuum, continuum-to-discrete), concurrent computing schemes, domain decomposition methodologies, computational homogenization;
- Parallel computational solution of multi-scale problems;
- Their applications to specific microstructural configurations and materials;
- Their incorporation in engineering applications.
Raul R. Silva - Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (email@example.com)
Paulo B. Gonçalves - Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Frederico M. Alves da Silva - Federal University of Goiás (email@example.com)
Renata Machado Soares - Federal University of Goiás (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zenon José Guzman Nuñez del Prado - Federal University of Goiás (email@example.com)
The aim of this mini-symposium is to gather specialists of different areas working on instability phenomena in materials and structures, structural dynamics and nonlinear phenomena in engineering applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, static and dynamic stability of bars, plates and shells, including elastic and non-elastic instability phenomena, stability design of steel and concrete structures, non-linear local and global bifurcations, linear and nonlinear structural dynamics, vibration control, soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction and chaos and fractals. Papers are solicited in all areas related to theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of the problem.
Prof. Dr. João Costa Pantoja - Universidade de Brasília (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Marcio Augusto Roma Buzar - Universidade de Brasília (email@example.com)
Prof. Msc. Leonardo da Silveira P. Inojosa - Universidade de Brasília (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Established engineering works and projects show us that architecture and structure projects must be conceived and developed together. Despite this, what we normally see is a relation of distance between these two elements of civil construction. This mini-symposium aims to bring together the two fields of knowledge and show that the design of the structural system plays an essential role in determining the architectural design. Projects that explore the relationship between architecture and structure and the direct relationship between form and structure, where the definition of the structural system has effective participation since the design of the projects, provide works marked by structural boldness and major technological challenges. The mini symposium aims to gather contributions and obtain data that, through analyzes that use computational technologies and numerical methods, allow us to understand how the structural design allied to architectural creation provide innovative aesthetic results. Through these studies, it is possible to emphasize the importance of the technical knowledge for the realization of projects of good quality, evidencing the presence of the structural system in the architectural form. These analyzes contribute to the understanding of the importance of technical and technological knowledge for the production of an innovative architecture.
Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn - COPPE/UFRJ (email@example.com)
Jean-Marie Désir – UFRGS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Numerical modeling of concrete structures including buildings, bridges, hydroelectrical and nuclear power plants, foundations and special structures such as the cement sheath of oil wells and refractory concretes. The models include the several scales, from the nano scale to the macroscopic scale and encompass the thermal, chemical and mechanical phenomena. This is the 13th edition of this symposium that has enjoyed wide participation of technical and scientific concrete modeling community.
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Araujo da Silva - Universidade Federal do ABC (email@example.com)
The goal is to joint engineers, researchers and teachers that work on the design and optimization of aircraft, rocket and satellite structures, as well as on the aerospace infrastructure structures and foundations, including hangars, launching platforms, landing and takeoff runways, and administrative installations.
Bernardo Horowitz – UFPE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evandro Parente Jr – UFC (email@example.com)
Silvana M Bastos Afonso – UFPE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The advances in computational and numerical capabilities allow more efficient Engineering design, through the solution of optimization problems. Thus, new realistic and challenging optimization applications in practical Engineering have been tackled. Among them we have sophisticated based structural analysis applications and reservoir engineering management applications. This mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications of optimization techniques, sensitivity analysis and surrogate modeling in the field of Structural and Reservoir Engineering and related areas. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in the field of those areas. Papers related to practical applications of optimization methods as well as software development are encouraged to be submitted in this mini-symposium.
Daniel Nelson Maciel - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Rodrigo Barros - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Joel Araújo do Nascimento Neto - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
José Neres da Silva Filho - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Eduardo M. B. Campello - University of São Paulo
Felício B. Barros - Federal University of Minas Gerais
This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for dissemination of the research conducted by undergraduate students (under the guidance of a supervisor) in all fields of computational methods in engineering and related sciences. Accepted contributions will be presented in poster form only. Posters will be placed in highly visible areas at the congress venue, where by the authors will have the opportunity to talk about their work with passing congress fellows. Submissions shall follow the same general instructions and deadlines as for the other mini-symposia, except that the full-length papers are limited to a maximum of 5 pages. All accepted full-length papers will be published in the congress proceedings. Instructions for preparation of the posters will be provided on due time in the Author´s Area at the congress webpage. Participants of this mini-symposium are eligible to the Agustín Ferrante Award, a traditional student competition promoted by ABMEC to foster young researchers’ participation and acknowledge undergraduate students who show potential for outstanding scientific achievements. Contenders must submit an application form to the congress secretariat (please see instructions in the Author´s Area at the congress webpage).
Dr. Jesús Daniel Villalba Morales - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Colombia (email@example.com)
Dr. Oscar Javier Begambre Carrillo - Universidad Industrial de Santander– Colombia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Orlando Arroyo Amell - Universidad de La Sabana– Colombia (email@example.com)
Many problems in Civil Engineering are suitable for modern computing techniques in the field of computational intelligence. Among these techniques we find swarm intelligence, fuzzy logic, multi-agent systems, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, machine learning, etc. This Mini-Symposium invites the scientific community to present the results of research about the use of modern computing techniques to solve different Civil Engineering problems in the areas of geotechnical engineering, water resources, structural engineering, transportation and construction. Some potential problems include, but are not limited to, structural design optimization, structural damage detection, soil parameter identification, slope stability, model calibration for water quality, optimal location of facilities in construction, definition of optimal strategies for maintaining of pavements.
Daniel Carlos Taissum Cardoso - PUC-Rio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eduardo de Miranda Batista - COPPE/UFRJ (email@example.com)
The present mini-symposium is intended to offer opportunity for presentation and discussion of research results on thin-walled structures. Recent developments and near future tendencies in the domain of stability and nonlinear behavior of thin-walled structural members, including steel, aluminum and composite materials are welcome in the Mini Symposium. Research results from analytical, numerical and experimental investigations are expected, especially those related to Civil, Mechanical and Naval Engineering. Proposals for design guidelines improvement are also very much appreciated, including national codes and standards.
The Mini Symposium includes the following topics:
– Isolated members (columns, beams, panels, beam-columns)
– Structural systems (frames, trussed, towers, bridges, arches, tubular)
– Cold-formed steel members
– Hot or cold-formed tubular members
– Fiber-reinforced polymer members
– Structural stability, vibration and strength
– Static and dynamic loading
– Nonlinear structural analysis
– Steel and concrete composite construction
– Structural behavior under high temperature and fire loading
– Codes and standards design procedures
– Others, addressed to thin-walled structural applications
André Jacomel Torii - Federal University of Latin American Integration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
André T. Beck - University of São Paulo (email@example.com)
Rafael Holdorf Lopez - Federal University of Santa Catarina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wellison José de Santana Gomes - Federal University of Santa Catarina (email@example.com)
Prof. Marcilio Rocha Freitas - EM/UFOP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Luís V. S. Sagrilo - COPPE/UFRJ (email@example.com)
Structural design should be robust with respect to uncertainties inherently present in resistance of structural materials, environmental and man-imposed loads, boundary conditions, physical, mathematical and numerical models, and generally to different types of intrinsic and epistemic uncertainties. Structural performance and reliability should be robust against unexpected fluctuations or changes in problem parameters. Proper decision making in presence of uncertainties is fundamental to avoid severe or fatal consequences and/or costly posteriori changes over the built structure. These issues have led to the recent development of structural reliability methods and reliability-based optimization. This mini-symposium aims at bringing together researchers, academics and practicing engineers concerned with the various forms of structural reliability analysis and structural optimization in presence of uncertainties. Contributions addressing both theoretical developments and practical applications, in the following topics, are invited:
1. Structural reliability methods (Approximated reliability methods, Monte Carlo simulation, Advanced simulation methods);
2. Applications of structural reliability to challenging engineering problems;
3. Robust structural optimization;
4. Performance-based optimization;
5. Reliability-based structural optimization;
6. Risk management and optimization;
7. Modeling of extreme or rare events;
8. Decision-making in presence of uncertainties;
9. Modeling of uncertainty with probability theory, Bayesian theory, imprecise probabilities including evidence theory, interval models, fuzzy set theory, information gap theory, etc;
10. Probabilistic inverse problems: identification, state estimation, Bayesian Optimal Experimental Design;
11. Structural health monitoring, system identification and damage detection;
12. Development and application of surrogate models for uncertainty quantification and structural optimization.
Prof. Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva - Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Glaucio H. Paulino -Georgia Institute of Technology (email@example.com)
Prof. Ivan Menezes - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Sylvia Almeida - Federal Universityof Goiás (email@example.com)
This mini-symposium aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of topology optimization applied to solids, fluids and structures as well as inverse problems, image processing and mechanical modeling, including damage and fracture evolution phenomena. In particular, we are interested in recent advances in topology optimization. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Recent advances in topology optimization applied to multi-physics problems;
• Multiscale topology optimization;
• Inclusion of microstructure in topology predictions;
• New methods to handle manufacturing, stress and other constraints;
• Novel and efficient topology optimization algorithms;
• Exact solutions to topology optimization problems;
• New methods to solve multi-objective topology optimization problems;
• Efficient solution of industrial large scale topology optimization problems;
• Exploiting high-performance computing in topology optimization;
• Topology optimization using ground structure approach;
• New methods of adaptive mesh refinement in topology optimization;
• Topology optimization applied to fluid and thermal problems;
• Novel and robust inverse reconstruction algorithms;
• New methods applied to the minimal partition problem in image processing;
• Alternative algorithms for damage and fracture mechanics modeling.
Prof. Suzana Moreira Avila - Federal University of Brasilia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. José Luis Vital de Brito - Federal University of Brasilia (email@example.com)
Prof. Graciela N. Doz de Carvalho - Federal University of Brasilia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dynamical systems are those whose state changes over time, an example is a pendulum oscillation. Such systems can be found in many science areas and its evolution law is described mathematically through differential equations. The control theory is an interdisciplinary theme originating in engineering and mathematics that aims to influence the behavior of dynamic systems. Mechanical vibrations are examples of dynamical systems. They are caused by time-varying excitations that are submitted components, set of components or complete structures. Excessive vibrations in these systems are not desirable as it may compromise the performance and also cause its collapse. In this context, the vibration control is a technology which aims to reduce excessive vibration levels through the installation of external devices or the action of external forces which promote changes in the stiffness and damping system. The main objective of this mini-symposium is to bring together experts working in vibration control and its application to present and discuss the latest developments in the field.
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