Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

José Guilherme Santos da Silva (jgsantosdasilva@hotmail.com) – State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ
Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira (ramsilveira@yahoo.com.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto – UFOP

Abstract:

This MS is devoted to computational modelling and numerical simulation of the cardiovascular system at organ, tissue and/or cell levels. It will focus on the computational aspects of such models, including foundations, algorithms, implementation and validation, with a special focus on problems requiring HPC.
Welcome contributions cover, but are not limited to,
– Computational hemodynamics
– Tissue and cell mechanics
– Medical images and patient-specific modeling
– Multiscale models
– Multi-physics models: electromechanics, fluid-structure interaction, 3D-1D coupling, N-bodies, particles, etc.
– Inverse problems
– Algebraic aspects of coupling
– Numerical solvers and meshing strategies

Coordinators

Mariano Vázquez (mariano.vazquez@bsc.es) – Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain)
Pablo Javier Blanco (pjblanco@lncc.br) – Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)
Lemos (pedro.lemos@incor.usp.br) – Instituto do Coração da Universidade de São Paulo

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Paulo R. M. Lyra (prmlyra@padmec.org) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Mechanical Engineering Department
Darlan K. E. Carvalho (dkarlo@uol.com.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Mechanical Engineering Department
Clovis R. Maliska (maliska@sinmec.ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Mechanical Engineering Department

Abstract:

The mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent developments in computational geomechanics. Topics within the scope of interests include: development and validation of constitutive models that address coupling effects at the material scale; discrete and continuum poromechanics formulations for hydromechanics and thermo-hydro-mechanics problems; static and dynamics analyses of geo-structures; micromechanics-based approaches applied to geomaterials modeling. Authors are invited to submit original contributions in the field of soil and rock mechanics. Emphasis shall be given to novel computational methods, formulation and practical applications.

Coordinators

Samir Maghous (samir.maghous@ufrgs.br) – UFRGS
Gracieli Dienstmann (g.dienstmann@gmail.com) – UFSC
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira (chris@em.ufop.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil
Alysson R. M. G. de Assis (alyssondeassis@gmail.com) – Alto Vale do Rio do Peixe University (UNIARP), Brazil

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Bruno Martins Jacovazzo (brunojacovazzo@poli.ufrj.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Bruno da Fonseca Monteiro (bruno.monteiro@poli.ufrj.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Juliana Souza Baioco (jsbaioco@id.uff.br) – Universidade Federal Fluminense

Abstract:

This symposium is centered in the discussion of themes involving the computational and mathematical modeling of biological and health sciences related problems. It intends to present an interdisciplinary approach where engineering and numerical tools are used in the context of questions posed by the biomedical and biomechanical community.

Coordinators

Eduardo Fancello (eduardo.fancello@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Estevam Las Casas (estevam.lascasas@gmail.com) – Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Francisco Célio de Araújo (fcelio@em.ufop.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil
Ney Augusto Dumont (dumont@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

Abstract:

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

Coordinators

Gilberto Gomes (ggomes@unb.br) – University of Brasilia
Francisco Evangelista Jr (fejr.unb@gmail.com) – University of Brasilia
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Miranda (amirandaspace@gmail.com) – University of Brasilia

Abstract:

This Mini-Symposium intends to provide a forum in which engineers, researchers, and students can exchange ideas and information about modern search procedures (such as genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, artificial immune systems, etc.), artificial neural networks, and fuzzy systems, when applied alone or in association with other optimization and machine learning techniques in the solution of real-world problems in engineering, biology, etc. as well as in data modeling and knowledge discovery tasks.

Coordinators

Helio J. C. Barbosa (hcbm@lncc.br) – Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC/MCTIC)
Nelson F. F. Ebecken (nelson@ntt.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ

Abstract:

In recent years, several efforts have been made to develop efficient and robust computational methods for 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 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, the proposed Mini-Symposium will provide a forum for 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, Biomedical Imaging and Engineering, with the purpose of identifying the major lines of development for the near future. Moreover, another challenge of the Mini-Symposium is to establish a connection between researchers and end-users from related fields.

Coordinators

João Manuel R. S. Tavares (tavares@fe.up.pt) – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Alex F. de Araujo (fa.alex@gmail.com) – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Thiago Antonini Alves (thiagoaalves@utfpr.edu.br) – Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR)/Câmpus Ponta Grossa
João Batista Campos Silva (jbcampos@dem.feis.unesp.br) – São Paulo State University (Unesp)/Câmpus Ilha Solteira

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Mateus das Neves Gomes (mateus.gomes@ifpr.edu.br) – Instituto Federal do Paraná
Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha (laorocha@gmail.com) – Unissinos
Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos (elizaldosantos@furg.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande – FURG

Abstract:

The objective of this Mini-Symposium is to provide an environment for the presentation and discussion of papers that aim to analyze 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 aims to bring together researchers, students and professionals from this field or related areas.

Coordinators

Thiago Magela Rodrigues Dias (thiagomagela@gmail.com) – CEFET-MG
Gray Farias Moita (gray@dppg.cefetmg.br) – CEFET-MG

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Felício Bruzzi Barros (feliciobbarros@gmail.com) – Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Francisco Evangelista Junior (fejr.unb@gmail.com) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
Paulo de Tarso R Mendonça (mendonca@grante.ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Roberto Dalledone Machado (roberto.dalledonemachado@gmail.com) – Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR), Brazil

Abstract:

Digital Petrophysics is a technique based on images, mainly 3D X-ray tomographic images, followed by a suite of numerical methods to characterize the microstructure and to predict macroscopic physical properties of reservoir rocks. Using image processing the morphology and the connectivity of the porous system as well solid phases can be characterized. Also, for a wide range of applications is important the mineralogical description of solid phases. On the 3D images, numerical methods are used to simulate fundamental physical phenomena in the pore scale to predict petrophysical properties ( mechanical, elastic, electrical, seismic, fluid transport, .). Nowadays, a main challenge is to apply digital petrophysics in complex rocks, highly heterogeneous with a broad pore size distribution, i.e., a multiscale pore system. In digital petrophysics a wide range of computational methods are applied, such as:
– Image processing (filtering, phase segmentation, thresholding, cluster labeling,…);
– Mathematical morphology (erosion, dilation, opening, closing, .) ;
– Computational geometry and topology (pore network, triangulation, Voronoy diagrams, mesh generation, fractal dimension, percolation, connectivity,…) ;
– Shape factors and connectivity aiming classification of rocks;
– Models for multiphasic flow on pore network;
– Computational Fluid Dynamics (Molecular Dynamics, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Finite-Element Method, Dissipative Particle Dynamics,…);

This highly interdisciplinary session aims to bring together researchers and students, theoreticians and programmers, physicists, engineers, geologists and computer scientists in order to promote discussions and advances in a field that is essential to the oil industry and to water management.

Coordinators

Celso Peres Fernandes (celso@lmpt.ufsc.br) – UFSC
Paulo Cesar Philippi (paulo.philippi@pucpr.br) – PUCPR
Rodrigo Surmas (surmas@petrobras.com.br) – CENPES/PETROBRAS

Abstract:

For computational simulations of various physical phenomena and processes, there is a common demand to equip the users a user interactive platform with certain capabilities, and an effective method is to construct a Problem Solving Environment (PSE), i.e., a computer system that provides all the computational facilities necessary to solve a target class of problems. Typically, it can reduce the difficulty of physical simulations by utilizing user natural languages and application specific terminologies, and by automating many lower level computational tasks. We define a kind of PSEs in the following formula: PSE = User interface + Enabling libraries and tools + Problem solvers + Software bus. Here, enabling libraries and tools are the most valuable parts of a PSE. They provide all the necessary assistant functions for a simulation, such as geometric modeling, mesh generation, scientific visualization and parallel computing. In the present days, since more and more powerful supercomputers are continuously emerging, scientists and engineers have been facing unprecedented challenges of adapting the scientific and engineering simulation codes to these massively parallel computers, aimed at solving problems involving complicated physics and geometries in a more efficient and accurate fashion.

This mini-symposium intends to provide a forum for attendees to exchange information, share best practices, and to keep current on the rapidly evolving information technologies impacting computational simulation, in particular those extensively involved in the simulation process as well as in the design of a simulation code. The topics intended to be covered (but not limited to) are:

– 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 techniques
– Scientific visualization
– 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
– Potential demands of large-scale computational applications
– Practices of large-scale numerical simulations
– Programming models for multi-core and accelerators

Coordinators

Alvaro Coutinho (alvaro@nacad.ufrj.br) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Lucia Catabriga (luciac@inf.ufes.br) – Federal University of Espírito Santo
José Camata (camata@gmail.com) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Adriano Côrtes (adriano.cortes@uniriotec.br) – Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Abstract:

The Fluid-Structure Interaction Mini Symposium objective discus recently progress and achievements for computational modelling of fluid-structure interaction problems. 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.

Coordinators

Lineu José Pedroso (lineu@unb.br) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
Paulo Marcelo Ribeiro Vieira (paulo.vribeiro@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Carlos Vitor Silva Sarmento (engenheirovitor@hotmail.com) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Neander Berto Mendes (neanderberto@hotmail.com) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Gustavo Henrique Siqueira (siqueira@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Leandro Mouta Trautwein (leandromt@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Luiz Carlos de Almeida (almeida@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Diogo Rodrigo Ribeiro (drr@isep.ipp.pt) – Instituto Superior de Engenharia no Porto
Isaias Vizotto (vizotto@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas

Abstract:

This mini-symposium deals with techniques to be applied in Civil, Offshore and Mechanical Structures. These techniques aim at:
(i) Identifying dynamical response of structures
(ii) Model Updating
(iii) Damage Identification and Performance Diagnostics of Structures
(iv) Practical applications of structural reliability

Coordinators

Ney Roitman (roitman@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Luis Volnei Sudati Sagrilo (sagrilo@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Carlos Magluta (magluta@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ

Abstract:

The purpose of this mini-symposium is to receive technical contributions in the fields of Mesh Generation, Adaptive Analysis and Geometric Modeling in several fields. Topics include, but are not limited to, 2D and 3D mesh generation, mesh improvement and reconstruction, adaptive numerical analysis, geometric modeling and pre-processing techniques.

Coordinator

Antonio Miranda (acmiranda@unb.br) – University of Brasília (UnB)

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Reyolando M.L.R.F. Brasil (reyolando.brasil@ufabc.edu.br) – Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC
José M. Balthazar (jmbaltha@gmail.com) – ITA
André Fenili (andre.fenili@ufabc.edu.br) – Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC

Abstract:

Effects of the material microstructure play a determinant role in the behavior of heterogeneous materials and structures built from such materials, since material mechanics on the smallest scale determines the macroscopic or structural response. Engineering modern materials for a given application thus inherently implies conducting investigations that involve both structural and material microstructural scales simultaneously. An-in depth understanding and realistic prediction of the complex and possibly nonlinear behavior of such materials (e.g. lightweight lattice and cellular materials, composites in general) and structures (e.g. reinforced concrete structures in civil engineering) through numerical simulations is a fundamental research question. This usually requires the development and use of (nonlinear) multi-scale methodologies that build a bridge between the scale of the material micro structure and the macroscale 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 (e.g. layered/fiber beam models for reinforced concrete structures, aerospace engineering, etc.).

Coordinators

Péter Z. Berke (pberke@ulb.ac.be) – Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Ricardo A.M. Silveira (ricardo@em.ufop.br) – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP)

Abstract:

The aim of this mini-symposium is to promote and summarize recent progress in theoretical and computational research in the multigrid method for engineering problems. The multigrid method belongs to the group of iterative solvers and it is one of the most efficient and widespread methods to solve large systems of linear equations. However, its full efficiency has not yet been achieved for realistic applications: solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in this field and related areas.

Coordinator

Márcio Augusto Villela Pinto (marcio_villela@ufpr.br) – Federal University of Paraná

Abstract:

Static and dynamic instability analysis and structural dynamics stand at the heart of structural and continuum mechanics. In spite of decades of research in these areas, they continue to be a topic of interest in all engineering fields and new topics of research are constantly appearing in the literature. 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.

Coordinators

Raul R. Silva (raul@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Paulo B. Gonçalves (paulo@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Frederico M. Alves da Silva (silvafma@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil
Renata Machado Soares (msrenata@gmail.com) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil
Zenon José Guzman Nuñez del Prado (zenon@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil

Abstract:

Established engineering works and projects show us that architecture and structure must be developed together. Nevertheless, what you see is usually a spaced relationship between these two elements of construction. This mini symposium aims to show that important works in which the structural system design plays an essential role in determining the architectural design, projects that explore the architecture-structure relationship and the direct relationship between form and structure, where the definition of the structural system has a effective participation in the design of projects, provide structural works marked by boldness and major technological challenges. Mini symposium aims to show, through analysis using numerical methods done with the aid of computer programs, to obtain data to understand how the choices of structural solutions during the design process, culminate in monumental and innovative aesthetic results. Through the study of outstanding works in national and international architecture you can see the importance of technical knowledge and structural system for the realization of good quality projects, demonstrating the presence of the structural system in architectural form. These analysis, both historical and technical of important projects, contribute to an understanding of the importance of technical and technological knowledge to the production of a good quality architecture.

Coordinators

João Costa Pantoja (joaocpantoja@gmail.com) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia
Marcio Augusto Roma Buzar (marcio.buzar@gmail.com) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia
Leonardo da Silveira P. Inojosa (leonardo@inojosa.com.br) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia

Abstract:

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 11th edition of this symposium that has enjoyed wide participation of technical and scientific concrete modeling community.

Coordinators

Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn (eduardo@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Jean-Marie Désir (jean.marie@ufrgs.br) – UFRGS

Abstract:

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.

Coordinators

Silvana M B Afonso (smb@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE
Bernardo Horowitz (horowitz@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE
Evandro P Junior (evandro@ufpr.br) – Federal University of Ceara- UFC

Abstract:

The main goal of this Mini-Symposium is join the researchers and engineers that are working on reliability and optimization of aeropace structures.

Coordinator

Marcelo Araujo da Silva (marcelo.araujo@ufabc.edu.br) – Federal University of ABC

Abstract:

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 (FRP), 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 procedures 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
– FRP pultruded members (fiber reinforced material, including glass fiber)
– 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

Coordinators

Eduardo de Miranda Batista (batista@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Daniel Carlos Taissum Cardoso (dctcardoso@puc-rio.br) – PUC-Rio

Abstract:

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 (FORM, SORM, Monte Carlo Simulation);
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. Structural health monitoring, system identification and damage detection.
11. Development and application of surrogate models for uncertainty quantification and structural optimization.

Coordinators

André T. Beck (atbeck@sc.usp.br) – University of São Paulo
Rafael Holdorf Lopez (rafael.holdorf@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina
Thiago Gamboa Ritto (tritto@poli.ufrj.br) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Wellison J. S. Gomes (wellison.gomes@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina

Abstract:

This mini-symposium aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of topology optimization applied to solids, fluids and structures. 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.

Coordinators

Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva (ecnsilva@usp.br) – University of Sao Paulo
Ivan Fabio Mota de Menezes (ivan@tecgraf.puc-rio.br) – PUC-Rio
Glaucio H. Paulino (glaucio.paulino@ce.gatech.edu) – Georgia Tech
Sylvia Regina Mesquita de Almeida (sylvia@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás

Abstract:

This mini-symposium, organized this year by the Center for Optimization and Reliability in Engineering (CORE) of UFSC, stimulates the participation of undergraduate students involved with research projects within CILAMCE’s scope. Hence, papers related to theoretical developments and applications of numerical methods to engineering and science problems are welcome. It is important to highlight that the three best ranked works will receive an award and a certificate from ABMEC/CILAMCE2017. Furthermore, the best paper will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the “Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics” (http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/).

Coordinators

Rafael Holdorf Lopez (rafael.holdorf@ufsc.br) – UFSC
Leandro Fleck Fadel Miguel (leandro.miguel@ufsc.br) – UFSC
Wellison José de Santana Gomes (wellison.gomes@ufsc.br) – UFSC

Abstract:

This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research’s results in computational tools in pavement engineering. Authors are invited to submit original contributions in the field of pavement mechanics. Emphasis will be on computational methods, formulation and practical applications.

Coordinator

Luciana Rohde (l.rohde@ufsc.br) – UFSC

Abstract:

Unconventional materials, such as elastomers, polymeric, composite and intelligent ones have been widely used in mechanical components and structural elements in the most diverse engineering areas such as infrastructure, civil construction, mechanical and aerospace industries, among others. In this way, the study and the characterization of their mechanical behavior are inserted in a current research field of considerable relevance. Among these materials, it is possible to highlight those whose viscoelastic and hyperelastic behavior should be considered for their complete characterization. In this sense, the mini-symposium aims to enable discussion and exchange of ideas regarding current developments and research on viscoelasticity and hypereslasticity, focusing on computational methods, numerical modeling and new applications. Studies involving characterization tests of viscoelastic or hyperelastic materials are also welcome in the symposium, since they are essential for the numerical modeling of mechanical behavior of these materials.

Coordinators

Marcelo Greco (mgreco@dees.ufmg.br) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Pablo Andrés Muñoz Rojas (pablo.amr@gmail.com) – Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Juliano dos Santos Becho (juliano_becho@hotmail.com) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Débora Francisco Lalo (debora.lalo@yahoo.com.br) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais