An ECCOMAS Advanced Course on Computational Structural Dynamics

Computational Structural Dynamic Short Course

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Prof. K.C. Park

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Prof. K.C. Park is professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, Colorado. He has obtained master’s deegre at the Stanford University and Ph.D. degree at the Clarkson College. His area of interest lies in computational multiphysics and numerical methods in mechanics, linear and nonlinear waves, fluid-structure interaction, modelling of impact-contact problems, partitioned analysis in mechanics and domain decompostion methods , system identication, dynamics of metamaterials, membranaous aerospace structures, mechanical characterization of microelectro-mechanical systems and more others.

icon pdf Prof. Roger Ohayon

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

After being Researcher at ONERA, the aerospace research laboratory in France, Prof.  Roger Ohayon joined the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM/Structural Mechanics and Coupled Systems Research Laboratory) as Professor Chair of Mechanics where he is now Emeritus Professor. His expertise lies in Mechanical and Computational Modeling of Fluid-Structure and Structural Acoustics Interaction Problems and Smart Structural Systems. Roger Ohayon has pioneered the development of mechanical and computational methods for prediction of fluid-structure vibrations of coupled systems, mainly for liquid-propelled launch vehicles (sloshing and hydroelastic vibrations) including the POGO effects and also in structural acoustics of complex systems.  The methods developed by Roger Ohayon are not only research ideas but have effectively been applied in aerospace industry in France and in Europe. Roger Ohayon is the author/co-author of several books on Structural Acoustics and Vibration .

Prof. Alain Combescure

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France

Prof. Alain Combescure is Prof. at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon. He has obtained his education at Ecole Polytechnique, Ph.D. at the  Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Paris and Habilitation at the Université de Lyon, France. He is an expert in shell theory, numerical modelling of shells, buckling of thin shells, transient and fast dynamics, numerical methods for coupling heterogeneous asynchronous sub-domains, numerical methods for a better understanding of the failure modes of structures, X-FEM methods for dynamics and fatigue crack propagations and fragmentation, SPH methods for fluid structure interactions and impact problems and in other topics in numerical mechanics. He is an author of the book Extended Finite Element Method for Crack Propagation (Hardcover).

Prof. Adnan Ibrahimbegovic

Université de Technologie Compiègne/ Sorbonne Universités, France

Prof. Adnan Ibrahimbegovic is Professor Classe Exceptionnelle, Member Senior IUF and Chair for Computational Mechanics at University of Technology Compiègne, an elite engineering school and a founding member of Sorbonne Universités. He has obtained his engineering education in Sarajevo, PhD at the University of California Berkeley, USA and Habilitation at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France. He has held professorships and research positions at four different universities (including UC Berkeley, USA; EPFL, Switzerland; ENS-Cachan, France and currently UTC, France). He is the past Chairman of ENS-Cachan Teaching and LMT-Cachan Research Departments and Head of Master Program MaiSE. He has received a number of international distinctions, including IACM Fellow Award, Humboldt Research Award for Germany, Research Award for Slovenia, International Fellow NSERC Award for Canada, ‘Claude Levy-Strauss’ Chair for Univ. Sao Paulo, Brazil, ‘Asgard’ Chair for NTNU, Norway, ‘Hôte Académique’ Award for EPFL, Switzerland. He has produced over 450 publications, including 160 papers in scientific journals and 7 textbooks and monographs.

Prof. Miloslav Okrouhlík

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Miloslav Okrouhlik is professor at the Institute of Thermomechanics CAS. He has obtained education in mechanical engineering  at the Czech Technical University in Prague and at the Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal. He is interesting in theoretical and applied mechanics, numerical methods in mechanics, finite element method and its technology, wave propagation in solids, error estimation and validation of numerical methods, and currently in history of mechanics.

Dr. Jiří Plešek

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Jiri Plesek is a director of the Institute of Thermomechanics CAS. He has obtained education in mechanical engineering  at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is an expert in continuum mechanics, thermomechanics, constitutive models of material behaviour, computational mechanics, finite element method, transient and shock dynamics, nonlinear problems.



Prof. Jaroslav Kruis

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Jaroslav Kruis is professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, honorary professor of University of Pecs, Hungary and chairman of the national network EU-MATHS-IN.CZ. He has kept technical education in civil engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is an expert in numerical methods in mechanics, finite element method, modelling of coupling problems, domain decomposition methods and FETI with applications in structural dynamics and mutli-field modelling.  He is an author of the book Domain Decomposition Methods for Distributed Computing (Saxe-Coburg Publications on Computational Engineering).

Prof. José A. González

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Prof. González is Associate Professor at the Technical School of Engineering, University of Seville, Spain. He obtained in 2001 his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same University and his research in Computational Mechanics is oriented to the development of new numerical techniques for the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Finite Element Method (FEM). In particular, algorithms for contact mechanics using BEM, FEM-BEM coupling in statics and dynamics, parallel BEM and FEM solvers, fluid-structure interaction and BEM modeling of wave propagation.

Dr. Anton Tkachuk

University of Stuttgart, Germany


Dr. Anton Tkachuk is a research associate at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. He has obtained Master's degree in mechanical engineering at the National Technical University "KhPI", Kharkiv, Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. He has obtained postdoctoral fellow at Colorado University at Boulder, USA. His topics of interest are numerical methods for structural dynamics, computational contact mechanics, crashsimulation and shells, thermo-elasticity, solidification, deformation of press-moulds and improving of finite element method in dynamics and contact problems.

Dr. Radek Kolman

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Radek Kolman is a junior researcher at the Institute of Thermomechanics, the Czech Academy of Science and a head of the Laboratory of Computational Solid Mechanics. The topics of interest are following; numerical methods in wave propagation problems in solids and impact problems, mainly finite element method and its modification, numerical aspect of solution of dynamic problems in solids, methods of direct time integration of equations of motion, accuracy and dispersion analysis of finite element method, and multi-scale modelling of fracture problems and numerical methods in quantuum mechanics.
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