Approved mini-symposia so far (more approved ms to appear soon)
Prof. José Guilherme Santos da Silva - State University of Rio de Janeiro - email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira - Federal University of Ouro - 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, structural 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.
Paulo R. M. Lyra - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlan K. E. Carvalho - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - email@example.com
Clovis R. Maliska - Universidade Federal de 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.
Paulo R. M. Lyra - Federal University of Pernambuco - firstname.lastname@example.org
Henrique C. Gomes - University of São Paulo - email@example.com
Lineu José Pedroso - University of Brasília - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paulo Marcelo Vieira Ribeiro - Federal University of Pernambuco - email@example.com
This mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) and related disciplines. The goal is to bring together researchers, students, and professionals in the field of CFD, FSI and related areas. The areas of interest range from the mathematical and computational methods to the modeling and simulation of challenging applications. Emphasis is given to new discretization methods and solution algorithms to predict faster and accurate solutions, as well as better practices for fluid flows, aero-elasticity, hydro-elasticity and noise/structural-acoustic problems. We welcome contributions in coupling algorithms, hybrid Eulerian/Lagrangian formulations, adaptive methods, non-conforming meshes, discrete formulations (FEM, BEM, FVM, spectral methods, etc.), meshless formulations, reduction of order, free surface modeling and porous-elasticity. CFD and FSI applications and benchmarks from most diverse areas of engineering and applied sciences are also welcome.
FABIO C. ROCHA - Universidade Federal de Sergipe - firstname.lastname@example.org
JESÚS A. G. SÁNCHEZ - Universidade Federal de Itajuba - email@example.com
JESÚS D. V. MORALES - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - firstname.lastname@example.org
MARIA S. M. SAMPAIO - Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - email@example.com
In recent years, the use of physics and biological-based innovative materials has recently influenced a diverse range of Engineering industries:Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Medical, Aeronautics, Aerospaceand Mechatronics. These materials are carefully conceived to have a set of properties that cannot be found in nature. In the case of composite materials, new properties are raised by the right disposition and interaction of different materials, while the geometrical distribution and periodicity are the primaryconcern in metamaterials. For a further understanding ofthe behavior of these materials, it is necessary to carry out theoretical, numerical and experimental developments that allow their use in the design of new engineering products, which could not be suitably obtained with classic materials. In this sense, this Mini-Symposium aims to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of the latest advances in the physical-mechanical modeling of composite materials and metamaterials. Focus is on theoretical, numerical and experimental researches with emphasis on a synthesized and accurate description of the overall constitutive behavior of such complex materials and also to innovative computational methods. The topics of the Mini-Symposium include, but are not limited to: modeling and experimental testing of composite, periodic materials and metamaterials; Identification of equivalent homogeneous solids via advanced homogenization techniques; Local and nonlocal constitutive modeling; Mechanics of damage, plasticity, strain localization phenomena and material instabilities; Multi-field problems; Sonic wave propagation control; Energy transfers; Parametric and topological optimization; Mechanical and acoustical vibration control; engineering applications.
Marcus Vinicius Girão de Morais - Federal University of Brasilia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzana Moreira Ávila - Federal University of Brasilia - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
José Luís Drummond Alves - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - email@example.com
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.
Bruno Martins Jacovazzo - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruno da Fonseca Monteiro - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - email@example.com
Juliana Souza Baioco - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Eduardo Fancello - UFSC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakson M. Vassoler - UFRGS
Carlos Rodrigo Roesler - UFSC
This session is dedicated to present and discuss scientific and technological advances in the area of computational modeling and numerical methods on 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
André Guimarães Valente - DE/CDUC/IFRJ - email@example.com
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.
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira - Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Naloan Coutinho Sampa - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - email@example.com
Gracieli Dienstmann - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nelson F.F. Ebecken - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - email@example.com
Helio J.C. Barbosa - National Laboratory of Scientific Computing - firstname.lastname@example.org
This Mini-Symposium intends to provide a forum in which engineers, researchers, and students can exchange ideas and information about metaheuristic 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.
Aref Kalilo Lima Kzam - UNILA - email@example.com
Dimilson Pinto Coelho - ITAIPU Binacional - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerson Lazzarotto - UNIOESTE - email@example.com
Jairo Marlon Corrêa - UTFPR - firstname.lastname@example.org
João Maria Marra - ITAIPU Binacional - email@example.com
Samuel Bellido Rodrigues - UTFPR - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Regina Oro - UTFPR - email@example.com
Tásia Hickmann - UTFPR - firstname.lastname@example.org
Edivaldo da Silva - CEASB/PTI - Edivaldo.email@example.com
Luis Antônio Sucapuca Aracayo - CEASB/PTI - firstname.lastname@example.org
This mini symposium aims to present researches performed in dam safety area using numerical methods, computational numerical simulation tools and experimental analysis.
The content of this mini symposium includes new techniques for monitoring structural health, structural and fluid flow analysis, damage detection,optimization statistical methods, monitoring and risk analysis, as well as experimental investigations for model validation.
João Manuel R. S. Tavares - Universidade do Porto - email@example.com
Alex F. de Araujo - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso do Sul - firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
In recent years, several efforts have been made to develop efficient and robust computational methods for digital image processing and analysis. Usually, these methods are based on geometrical, statistical or physical approaches and aim to achieve enhanced image visualizations and/or facilitate computer high-level analysis of complex images. Algorithms of Image processing and analysis can be found in various areas, such as industry, engineering, medicine, biology, biomechanics, ambiental analisys and sports, with different goals, like image restoring, image enhancement, image segmentation, image recognition and classification, image description, shape reconstruction, motion analysis and simulation. In line with the CILAMCE goals, this proposed Mini-Symposium, which was initiated in CILAMCE 2009 and has been received a good number of submissions, is going to provide a forum for meeting on stateof-the-art and communicating recent developments related to Computational Methods for Image Processing and Analysis, bringing together specialists from various fields related to Computational Vision, Mathematics, Informatics, Statistics, Biologists, Biomedical Imaging and Engineering, with the purpose of identifying the major lines of development for the near future.
Moreover, another challenge of the MiniSymposium is to establish a connection between researchers and end-users from related fields.
Possible Topics (not limited to):
- Image Processing and Analysis;
- Image Enhancement;
- Image Restoration, Compression, Segmentation and Description;
- Image Quality metrics;
- 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.
Thiago Antonini Alves - Federal University of Technology - Paraná - firstname.lastname@example.org
Augusto Salomão Bornschlegell - Federal University of Grande Dourados - email@example.com
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.
Mateus das Neves Gomes - Instituto Federal do Paraná - firstname.lastname@example.org
Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha - Universidade do vale do Rio dos Sinos - email@example.com
Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - firstname.lastname@example.org
Liércio André Isoldi - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - email@example.com
The main goal of the Constructal Design Mini-Symposium is to promote a discussion about the recent progress and achievements on the application of Constructal Design method allied to the computational modeling to evaluate the shape (arquitecture, configuration) effect on the performance of engineering systems The intention is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in this field and related areas. Constructal Design is based on the Constructal Law. The Constructal theory explain deterministically how the generation of shape in flow structures of nature (river basins, lungs, atmospheric circulation, animal shapes, vascularized tissues, etc) is based on an evolutionary principle of flow access in time. This principle is the Constructal law: for a flow system to persist in time (to survive), it must evolve in such way that it provides easier and easier access to the currents that flow through it. Concerning the engineering problems, Constructal Design has been broadly applied for the study of engineering problems related to several fields. It has been presented in literature the importance of Constructal Design for the performance of several problems such as fins, cavities, heat exchangers, wave energy converters, composed channels, resin infusion and even structural analysis.
Thiago Magela Rodrigues Dias - CEFET-MG - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gray Farias Moita - CEFET-MG - email@example.com
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.
Paulo de Tarso R Mendonça - Federal University of Santa Catarina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Diego Amadeu Furtado 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
Roberto Dalledone Machado - Federal University of Paraná - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
Adriano Cortes - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alvaro Coutinho - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - email@example.com
Guillaume Houzeaux - Barcelona Supercomputing Center - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the present day, 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
Potential demands of large-scale computational applications
Practices of large-scale numerical simulations
Programming models for multi-core and accelerators
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
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
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.
Afonso C.C. Lemonge - Federal University of Juiz de Fora - firstname.lastname@example.org
Moacir Kripka - University of Passo Fundo - email@example.com
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.
Eduardo Nobre Lages - Federal University of Alagoas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Samir Maghous - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - email@example.com
Severino Pereira Cavalcanti Marques - Federal University of Alagoas - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Reyolando M.L.R.F. - Federal University of ABC - email@example.com
Andre Fenili - Federal University of ABC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcelo Araujo da Silva - Federal University of ABC - Marcelo.email@example.com
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. We also contemplate work on reliability of this kind of structures. Keywords: dynamics of structures; aerospace structures; naval structures
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 and engineering applications. Contributions on all fields of engineering and related sciences that are somehow related to the simulation of industrial processes and present-day engineering applications are welcome. Contributions that do not fit in the scope of other (more specific) mini-symposia, but are somehow related to industrial and engineering applications, are equally welcome.
Cosmo D. Santiago - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - email@example.com
Gylles Ricardo Stroher - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide an opportunity to promote a debate on recent advances in theoretical and computational research using the multigrid method for engineering problems. The multigrid method belongs to the group of iterative solvers and is one of the most efficient and widespread methods for solving large systems of linear equations. However, its full efficiency has not yet been achieved for realistic applications, which opens up possibilities for new ideas in the areas of mechanics of solids, fluids and heat transfer etc. The objective is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in this field and related areas
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.
João Costa Pantoja - Universidade de Brasília - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcio Augusto Roma Buzar - Universidade de Brasília - email@example.com
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.
Thiago Doca - UnB - email@example.com
Éder Lima de Albuquerque - UnB - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucival Malcher - UnB - email@example.com
Marco Lúcio Bittencourt - Unicamp - firstname.lastname@example.org
This mini-symposium aims to communicate advancements, challenges and shortcomings in the design of robust and efficient computational methods for contact simulation and constitutive modeling. Since computational contact mechanics is a multidisciplinary field, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss research topics such as impact, indentation, fracture, friction, wear, damage and non-linear material modeling.
Our objective is to provide a forum for the discussion of novel computational techniques for the numerical analysis of industrial problems, validation of experimental setups, computer-aided mechanical design, surface analysis and more.
Contributions from students, engineers, scientists and practitioners in aligned areas are highly welcome.
Bernardo Horowitz - UFPE - email@example.com
Silvana Bastos - UFPE - firstname.lastname@example.org
Evandro Parente - UFC - email@example.com
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.
Aref Kalilo Lima Kzam - UNILA - firstname.lastname@example.org
André Jacomel Torii - UNILA - email@example.com
Ulises Bobadilla Guadalupe - UNILA
Iván Dario Gómez Araújo - UNILA
Julio Flórez López - UNILA
Eduardo M. B. Campello - University of São Paulo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Felício B. Barros - Federal University of Minas Gerais - email@example.com
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 youngresearchers’ 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).
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
Henrique M. Kroetz - Universidade Federal do Paraná - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva - University of São Paulo - email@example.com
Glaucio H. Paulino - Georgia Institute of Technology - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Regina Mesquita de Almeida - Federal University of Goiás - email@example.com
Ivan Fábio Mota de Menezes - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anderson Pereira - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - 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.
Suzana Moreira Avila - Federal University of Brasilia - firstname.lastname@example.org
José Luis Vital de Brito - Federal University of Brasilia - email@example.com
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.