CISM - AIMETA Advanced School on “The Art of Modeling Mechanical Systems”

Invited Lecturers

Hartmut Bremer (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
6 lectures on: Fast moving robots: stationary, mobile, redundant: Modelling the physical world of robots: Ingredients and mathematical description (rigid and/or elastic bodies; holonomic and/or non-holonomic variables; which strategies are most effective?; Modelling the control plant: justifiable neglections; Simulation and experimental verification (towards industrial knowledge transfer).

Friedrich Pfeiffer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
6 lectures on: On problems of modeling large dynamical systems, choice of the DOF, neglections, reduction, industrial examples: models – from a real world to a virtual world; the problem of small and large models; simplifications and neglections; typical examples.

Michel Raous (Lab. de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, Marseille, France)
5 lectures on: Art of modeling in contact mechanics; choosing a model : complexity (contact, friction, adhesion, ...), scales (and multi-scales), discrete and continuous approaches, identification and sensitivity to the parameters, numerical simulation and computations, regularization and consequences ; constructive aspects of mathematical analysis regarding an experiment, an industrial problem or a simulation.

Ahmed Shabana (University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA)
6 lectures on: Considering of flexible bodies, method for developing flexible body models, fundamental differences between different approaches: flexible multibody system dynamics, introduction; small deformation problem; large deformation problem; computational geometry (CG), finite element (FE), and Multibody System (MBS) algorithms; future MBS algorithms.

Steven Shaw (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
6 lectures on: General area: modeling for nonlinear behavior in dynamic systems: when should one account for nonlinear behavior in vibrating systems; modeling and scaling for asymptotic analysis; the curse of modeling for dissipation: damping and friction; modeling with symmetry: systems of order-tuned torsional vibration absorbers; multi-physics modeling of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) resonators; the connection between dissipation and noise in micro- and nano-scale resonators.

Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany)
6 lectures on: Art of modeling in solid mechanics: examples of engineering problems in civil and mechanical engineering; classical modeling using reduced models, the art of engineering; use of modern simulation tools: advantages and possible drawbacks; automatic reduction of complex models.

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