- Massimo Midiri, University of Palermo
- Antonina Pirrotta, University of Palermo
General session dedicated to works not strictly related to a mini symposium.
General session dedicated to works not strictly related to a mini symposium.
The conference is organized in cooperation with AIMETA (Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics), www.aimeta.it.
The conference postponed because of pandemic problems is developed as 20(20)23 Stochastic Mechanics & Meccanica Stocastica 20(20)23 MS and aims to bring together our friends in research to share their recent developments on theoretical and numerical problems involved in modelling the static and dynamic response of structures in which uncertainties are present in structural materials or in the loads.
The leadership of Professor Fabrizio Vestroni in the academic institutions and in the field of structural dynamics and nonlinear vibrations is well known in the broad community of mechanics and certified by the title of Emeritus Professor of Sapienza University of Rome. Moreover, his contributions have been recognized by the von Kármán medal, which is considered the highest award of the ASCE/EMI. This seminar is organized to celebrate Professor Fabrizio Vestroni, his achievements and legacy.
Topics for potential contributions include but are not limited to:
Structural health monitoring is becoming an urging subject of investigation in the research community, especially with regard to the assessment of reliability of existing constructions, to the protection of strategic plants, and to the continuous control of machinery and transportation. We wish to bring researchers and experimenters together to exchange their last results and disseminate the outputs of their work.
We think that the mini-symposium can be devoted to:
The Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei (Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche intorno à due nuove Scienze, appresso gli Elsevirii, Leida, 1638) is structured as a dialogue in four days among eminent personalities. The title of this mini-symposium is that of the first day, in which Galileo argues on fundamental topics that were treated in Aristotle's Physics. Galileo is the founder of the “Galilean method” and this opera represents perhaps the oldest treatise on the first of the two new sciences, which we now call “mechanics of solids”.
In the spirit of Galileo, this mini-symposium invites contributions in the vast field of the mechanics of solids, descending from the world of mathematical manipulation of quantities to that of physical perception. Experimental works, especially those obtained from the design of innovative experimental instruments, are welcome. Multiscale and multiphysics analysis of the responses of solids to general loading (static, dynamic, thermal, chemical, etc.) is of interest. Probabilistic mechanics and stochastic analysis of engineering structures are encouraged. Applications for innovative materials or metamaterials fall within the specific scope. Engineering interventions on modern and historical structures, possibly making use of innovative methods of analysis, are also welcome.
We would like to honor, with this mini-symposium, the scientific personality of our dear friend and colleague Roberto Ballarini, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. Roberto has developed fundamental works in the mechanics of ancient and modern structures, history of mechanics, fracture mechanics, multi-scale and multi-physics theories, bio-mechanics, atomistic modelling, and probabilistic mechanics. Roberto is also a licensed professional engineer who has contributed to some challenging issues in structural designs, knowing how to combine a solid theoretical background with the taste and practical sensitivity of the structural engineer.
Complex flows with evolving interfaces occur in several natural processes and engineering applications, such as combustion, microfluidic coating, food processing and many others.
Such flows expose a plethora of strikingly complex and still unexplored behaviours occurring across many spatial and temporal scales.
A full understanding of the unique fluid dynamics features involved in such phenomena becomes pivotal to optimize industrial processes and to understand natural and environmentally-relevant phenomena based on the physics of fluids interfaces.
Computational methods represent a viable and efficient way to tackle the above challenges by allowing to investigate the physics of complex fluid interfaces across spatial and temporal scales.
Indeed, owing to the development of novel and efficient numerical algorithms and to recent advancements in the field of HPC, state-of-the-art numerical models are increasingly playing a pivotal role for the investigation of fluid phenomena across scales of motions.
The minisymposium is aimed at stimulating the discussion on the state of the art of computational methods for complex flows with evolving interfaces and at providing an insight into their ability in reproducing the physical complexity of such flows.
Keywords: emulsions, bubbly flow, fluid interfaces, multiphase flows, multicomponent flows, bubbly flows, computational methods, near-interaction forces
In the last decade many problems in hydraulic engineering have been approached using comprehensive methodologies including theoretical formulations and experimental sets derived from different branches of the physical science. The Industrial Hydraulics is the name given to complex processes occurring in machineries and devices where Fluid Mechanics plays a central role and interactions are present, among the others with thermodynamic processes, solid mechanics, acoustics, material properties. Specific problems are, as an example, the noise generation and propagation in Newtonian media due to valves, propellers, pumps and turbines, the generation and development of cavitation, the propagation of pressure waves in pipelines, the movement of non-Newtonian fluids in porous media. The relative field of application can be found in civil, maritime, naval, energy, petroleum, oil and gas sectors. In this mini-symposium the specific contributions in Industrial Hydraulics including multi-physic complex processes are welcome. Theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches will be considered. The contributions to the session are expected to supply, on the basis of a robust scientific ground novel methodologies and paradigms aimed at solving complex multi-disciplinary problems of interest for industrial applications characterized by a sound presence of fluid-mechanics.
Keywords: industrial devices, multi-physic fluid-dynamic processes, computational methods, experiments
Performance-Based Engineering (PBE) is an established philosophy for design, construction, and maintenance of engineered systems, which is finding recognition in the development of modern design codes. PBE moves from the prescriptive perspective that is common to current design codes and focuses on the engineering system performance from the viewpoints of different stakeholders. In structural engineering, this modern concept and the design methodologies derived from it allow for cost-effective design, construction, and maintenance of facilities under current and changing climate conditions. PBE approaches require to estimate accurately the mechanical response of structures subject to dynamic loadings, and to account rigorously for the uncertainties in material properties, geometry, construction methodologies, modeling assumptions, and loading environment, including effects of climate change. Thus, PBE needs advanced analysis methods that can balance accuracy and cost efficiency requirements. This minisymposium provides an opportunity to present current research findings in dynamic response analysis methods and techniques to assess and promote the performance of real-world structural systems subject to single or multiple natural and man-made hazards. Contributions regarding different sub-fields of structural engineering (such as earthquake, wind, hurricane, blast, and fire engineering) involving both deterministic and probabilistic approaches are welcome. Studies addressing the issues associated with climate change effects and nonstationarity for hazards, vulnerability, structural capacity, and structural performance are particularly welcome. The main objective of this minisymposium is to bring together researchers and engineers active in these topical areas to share their experiences and latest results. Papers that address conceptual, theoretical, computational, and/or methodological developments in both dynamic response analysis and performance assessment/prediction, as well as novel and/or large-scale applications, are appropriate for this minisymposium.
Probabilistic Methods Committee
Deterioration can cause severe reductions in the performance of complex infrastructure systems. The decrease in performance can affect both regular service and the ability to respond to disastrous events. When modeling a deteriorating infrastructure, several sources of uncertainty might cause hard-to-predict behaviors. Stochastic models are required to obtain the evolution of the system with the associated uncertainties, and the recent literature has seen a rise in stochastic process theory applied to the field of deteriorating infrastructure. The most recent advancements range from physics-based models that use Stochastic Differential Equations for the evolution of the state variables of the system, to empirical methods that leverage the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In both cases, the stochastic methods come with unknown model forms and parameters that must be calibrated based on field data from Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) or Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The field data must be integrated within the assumed mathematical models to achieve a realistic representation of the system response. In the context of infrastructure analysis, a better understanding of the conditions of critical components (and of the deterioration processes that alter those conditions over time) can help to devise optimal maintenance strategies and to accurately assess and reduce the disruptions that natural and man-made hazards might cause.
This mini-symposium aims to bring together expert researchers and academics concerned with the various aspects of infrastructure subject to deterioration. In particular, the session welcomes studies that focus (i) on novel stochastic models for deterioration analysis and quantification of the associated uncertainties, (ii) on the collection of relevant data via NDT/SHM, and (iii) on the calibration of deterioration models to predict the future performance of the system based on the data. The contributions could range from applications of Machine-Learning and Artificial Intelligence for the calibration of stochastic models, to theoretical contributions in the fields of stochastic processes for deterioration modeling.
Keywords: Deterioration, Reliability Analysis, Infrastructure Analysis, Non Destructive Testing, Structural Health Monitoring, System Identification
Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences of the Bernoulli Society (http://www2.aueb.gr/bs-cpsps/)
Inorganic matrix fiber and textile reinforced composite materials display important advantages for structural rehabilitation and retrofitting under conventional and dynamic loading scenarios, in light of their excellent weight to performance ratio and damage tolerance combined with interesting capabilities in the realm of durability, compatibility and reversibility. Unfortunately, these advantages come at the cost of increased performance inconsistency, owing to the diverse and complex ways in which failure may take place. This symposium discusses recent trends in addressing such issues, with special emphasis on new technologies, to secure consistent and effective exploitation of the reinforcing material, on the grounds of a deeper understanding of the mechanical principles underlying the failure pathways.
Extreme (but not only) natural events have the potential to disrupt key structures and infrastructures with subsequent effects difficult to predict. Identifying the most likely events, modelling and analyzing structures and providing mitigation actions to reduce service interruptions and impacts on citizens and economic activities and to increase resilience is of primary interest and worthy of high scientific systematic solutions and methodologies.
Many existing structures, including buildings and bridges, are approaching their natural service life and are affected by ageing and material deterioration phenomena ascribed to their inherent environmental exposure and the lack of periodical maintenance plans. For these reasons, it is of key importance to assess the safety conditions of existing structures through health monitoring techniques based on either free-vibration or ambient-vibration tests: a critical comparison between estimated modal features from in-situ tests and numerical values allows assessing the health conditions of existing structures and identifying possible defects in a rapid and effective manner. Moreover, most existing structures were realized according to past design regulations, present poor construction details that do not reflect current code principles and are vulnerable especially to seismic loading. Once structural vulnerability conditions of a given existing structure are identified, it is important to make informed decisions on the most suitable structural retrofitting intervention to implement, which can be either localized to specific, weaker zones, such as composite systems for strengthening purposes, or conceived to modify the structural behavior as a whole via the introduction of special devices that reduce the seismic input or provide supplemental energy dissipation capability (isolators and dampers, respectively). This mini symposium aims to collect contributions in the following areas: development of novel identification methods and smart techniques for health monitoring purposes, elaboration of design procedures and optimization strategies for structural retrofitting of existing structures, and implementation of such strategies in representative case studies aimed to reduce the vulnerability with respect to static or dynamic (seismic and wind) loading.
The marine environment is expected to gain a central role in the future supply of food, energy and land space through, for instance, the development of new floating platform concepts and energy converters. For addressing these purposes, probabilistic models are widely used for describing the behavior of the sea waves and for modelling the response of the mechanical systems operating at sea.
This symposium provides a forum for discussions concerning emerging technologies enabling the sustainable exploitation of the marine system both in nearshore and offshore areas, as well as recent methodologies to be utilized for modeling random sea waves and predicting the mechanical response of marine systems. Papers present new theoretical developments concerning fluid mechanics related problems (including probabilistic wave mechanics, signal processing tools, probabilistic response analysis tools) and recent experimental results on marine systems tested either at a laboratory scale or at sea.
The topic of the proposed symposium will cover the fundamental and applied advances of clay-based materials, such as geopolymers and nanocomposites. The basic knowledge on the structure and properties of these materials is crucial to target their specific applications, which include sustainable building engineering, cultural heritage and packaging.
Nowadays Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) plays a paramount role for the preservation of existing civil structures and infrastructures (buildings, bridges, towers, etc.) composing urban environments. Indeed, the use of advanced techniques and innovative instrumentations, many of them carried out and widely assessed for other fields of engineering, allow for identifying important parameters characterizing the dynamic response of these structures toward service and exceptional loads, throughout noninvasive and expeditive procedures. Moreover, the correct identification of these parameters, together with the use of specific algorithms and techniques, allow to derive additional important information about the presence, location and extent of possible damages.
The ever-more frequent extreme weather, mainly depending on climate changes, have particularly emphasized the fragility of urban and extra-urban environments where, together with man-made structures, nature-made structures certainly play a crucial role. Regarding the latter, the frequent events of falling of trees point out the attention toward the study of the vulnerability of trees, particularly in urban areas, with the twofold aim of ensuring safety and quality of life of inhabitants.
SHM then represents a common tool able to support an integrated process for assessing and measuring the safety of urban environments and then, for carrying out efficacy strategies of intervention.
Aim of the present symposium is to share recent advances in the general context of SHM and, moreover, to show its potentiality in terms of application to different types of man-made and nature-made structures.
The main topics included in this symposium are:
Transport phenomena of coupled free flow and porous-medium flow occur in several environmental, industrial and biological applications. These include surface and groundwater flow, contaminant transport from lakes by groundwater, soil evaporation, fuel cells, oil filters, passive flow control devices, food drying, blood flow in vessels and tissue, or transport of therapeutic agents.
When modelling such applications, physical processes occur over several spatial and temporal scales. Typically, averaged continuum models, based on the representative elementary volume (REV) approach, are used for meso- and macro-scale simulations to overcome the high computational effort required by direct numerical simulations (DNS) when modelling these types of systems on the pore-scale. However, this leads to a loss of detailed pore-scale processes which might strongly affect the global system behavior. Pore network models represent an attractive tool for understanding and predicting meso-scale phenomena by abstracting pore geometries into pore bodies and pore throats, allowing to efficiently perform pore-scale simulations
This mini-symposium is mainly devoted to provide an insight into the physical, mathematical and numerical modelling of coupled free flow and porous-medium flow systems related to recent theoretical, numerical and experimental findings and challenges. Furthermore, recent numerical and mathematical developments related to the REV-scale description of averaged or upscaled pore-scale phenomena using effective REV models shall be addressed and discussed within this mini-symposium.
Keywords: free fluid and porous medium flow, pore scale, pore network model, REV, continuum model, DNS, transport process, single phase, multiphase
This Minisymposium aims to bring together researchers working on different fields of rocking mechanics and its fundamental theoretical and applied advances, including the interaction with the classical elastic approach to the analysis of civil structures. Techniques and experiments developed by researchers, manufacturers and practitioners and focusing on all the possible applications of rocking mechanics to civil engineering are foreseen, with a particular interest in, but not limited to:
The mini-symposium deals with structural identification, structural health monitoring, vibration monitoring, and observability algorithms and tools for inferring the properties of dynamic systems using data obtained from dynamic sensors. It covers theoretical and computational issues, with applications in structural, mechanical, aerospace and biological dynamic systems as well as other related engineering disciplines. Topics relevant to the session include vibration monitoring, theoretical and experimental modal identification, linear and nonlinear system identification, model updating/validation and correlation, uncertainty quantification, model class selection, fault detection techniques, early alert systems, optimal strategies for experimental design, theoretical/structural and practical observability and identifiability algorithms, optimal sensor and actuator placement strategies, structural prognosis techniques and updating the lifespan of the system. Papers dealing with experimental investigation and verification of theories are especially welcomed.
Topics of Interest Include:
EMI Dynamics Committee, EMI Structural Health Monitoring Committee
Physiological fluids and their motion play a key role in the functioning of various systems in the human body, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, cerebrospinal, urinary and lymphatic. Various pathological conditions are also closely associated with the motion of bodily fluids (e.g. in the eye). In recent years bio-fluid mechanics has played an important role in the understanding of physiological processes as well as in the development and optimization of therapeutic and prosthetic devices, currently in use in clinical and surgical practice. This line of research, which is rapidly expanding worldwide, is based on the application of knowledge and techniques typical of hydraulics and fluid mechanics, that are integral part of the background of civil engineers. For the above reasons, the proposers think that a mini-symposium on this topic will be timely and of broad interest.
Keywords: biofluid mechanics, physiological flows
In the last decades, the development of multiscale methods in a stochastic setting for uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis of composite materials and structures, as well as the integration of stochastic methods into a multiscale framework are becoming an emerging research frontier.
This Mini-Symposium aims at presenting recent advances in the field of multiscale analysis and enhanced methods to study complex heterogeneous media and metamaterials.
In this respect, topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Self-healing of materials and structures is the process of restoration of mechanical functionality by means of a variety of mechanisms that range from active mineralization and polymerization to ordered or disordered self-assembly. It is now emerging as a highly topical issue in engineering mechanics of soft and hard matter, because of its potential impact on safe and sustainable engineering design. While a variety of disciplines and communities have addressed this challenging topic, the future of this emerging field will strongly depend on translational moves between disciplines, incl. chemistry, physics, materials sciences, engineering mechanics, structural engineering, geotechnics, and biomechanics. This is the focus of this symposium dedicated to the Mechanics of Self-Healing Materials and Structures, which seeks contributions, both theoretical and experimental in nature, that explicitly address the coupling between self-healing and mechanics of materials. Topics of particular interest include the modeling of open self-healing thermodynamic systems, surface vs. volume growth, innovative experimental methods to assess the mechanics of self-healing, and upscaling of atomic and/or microscopic phenomena to the structural engineering scale.
Vibration mitigation is a key issue in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering. A significant research effort is now focusing on developing new principles, materials and devices to overcome current limitations. Scope of the Mini-Symposium is to gather contributions on innovative concepts as:
Contributions may include (but are not restricted to) applications in the following fields:
In the last decades, structural collapse accidents caused by earthquakes, gas explosions, fires, collisions, man-made construction and use errors, terrorist attacks, etc. have occurred and caused severe consequences. The collapse of engineering structures under extreme disaster loads is an extreme mechanical behavior of structural systems and members, involving many complex issues such as uncertainty of disaster loads, strong non-linearity of materials, oversized deformation of members, discontinuous displacement fields, impact-contact, internal force redistribution of structural systems, etc. In addition, the coupling of high-dimensional uncertainty parameters and strong non-linear mechanical behavior makes it difficult for us to accurately assess structural collapse reliability. These key issues need to be solved urgently with exploration of structural collapse mechanism, efficient reliability method, novel techniques against progressive collapse, etc. The objective of this mini-symposium is to bring together active scientists, engineers in the field of structural anti-collapse and structural reliability to discuss the innovative advances made in recent years.Topics of Interest Include:
Engineering structures are commonly vulnerable to catastrophic natural disasters, e.g., seismic ground motions and strong winds. Structural failure due to catastrophic disasters may cause numerous economic losses and casualties. The disastrous load modelling and dynamic reliability analysis are therefore of essential importance for the purpose of hazard mitigation. Nevertheless, high-fidelity and efficient techniques regarding this topic are still challenging. On the one hand, randomness inevitably involves both disastrous loads and structures. On the other hand, the nonlinear behavior of engineering structures (especially under the disastrous dynamic load) makes the problem even more difficult. To this regard, this MS is devoted to reporting the recent advances and emerging approaches related to stochastic dynamics and reliability evaluations of complex engineering structures under disastrous loadings.
Topics for potential contributions include but are not limited to:
The numerical simulation of masonry structures is still a very complex task due to the different constructive features, the properties and the heterogeneity of the materials and the particular structural behaviour. When it comes to retrofitting techniques, and in particular the use of fibre-reinforced materials, modelling the structural capacity becomes more tough, due to the inner complexity in considering the interaction between the strengthening application and the structural member. A crucial aspect is related to the correct simulation of the complex stress transfer mechanisms that develop at the reinforcement-to-substrate interface, and the relative failure mode observed. In this framework, during the last decades a huge amount of research work was developed, and several numerical and analytical approaches were proposed for retrofitted masonry structures.
This mini symposium aims to collect contributions in the field of the mechanical behaviour of strengthened masonry structures, numerical and experimental analysis of masonry members, such as, but not limited to,
The mini-symposium encourages the submission of research contributions related to the latest computational intelligence-based approaches for structural engineering and recent findings in the field of structural optimization. Computational intelligence techniques, which are a subset of artificial intelligence applications, are being increasingly used to solve large or complex structural engineering problems. Notably, Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm Optimization, and Differential Evolution have proven effective in improving the optimal design of new structures and retrofitting interventions in existing buildings. In addition, Machine Learning techniques, particularly Genetic Programming and Neural Networks, are used to predict outcomes based on data-driven analysis. Contributions focused on topology and sizing structural optimization using traditional approaches are also welcomed.
Topics of interest for this Special Session include, but are not limited to:
One of the major current needs in structural engineering concerns the assessment of the structural integrity and safety of both contemporary and historical civil constructions over time. The scientific community has been working for several decades to develop methodologies for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of civil constructions. Nowadays, recent and continuing advancements in sensing technology offer new opportunities to this field and pose challenges whose solution will bring significant innovation to SHM.
The application of recent sensing technologies (MEMS, radar, satellites, smartphones, drones, GNSS, etc.) to SHM is very promising but still presents several issues. One of the major problems is that the modeling techniques, data analysis methods, and experimental approaches that have been developed for data acquired from traditional sensors generally turn out to be inadequate for recent technologies. There is a need to develop ad hoc theoretical methods and experimental techniques for acquiring, processing, and interpreting data. In addition, the integration of different types of sensors should be addressed by developing suitable data fusion techniques.
This mini-symposium aims to present research and stimulate discussion on this topic. The main focus concerns the development of novel ad hoc modeling techniques, data analysis methods, and experimental approaches. This topic requires a multidisciplinary approach involving both traditional and more recent knowledge from science and engineering. The topics here addressed include structural health monitoring, structural dynamic identification, damage identification, uncertainty quantification, model updating, and data sciences techniques (artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, etc.).
Cities are engines of economic and social development if they are well planned and managed. However, most cities are faced with traffic congestion, air pollution, noise pollution, land consumption, and an increase in accidents. This is due to a car-oriented urban development that encourages citizens to use their private cars during their commuting and non-commuting trips. Cities must change the paradigm: policymakers need to make urban mobility sustainable and neighbourhoods liveable, promoting walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility as valid alternatives to private cars. Research can support them by providing methodologies for designing and planning sustainable mobility solutions.
This Mini-Symposium aims to present methodologies, practices, and policies for modelling and planning sustainable mobility in cities, achieving a behavioural change towards active transport, public transport, and shared mobility. This Mini-symposium provides an opportunity to discuss on recent advances on the use of methodologies involving big data, machine learning, and GIS-based analyses.
This session encourages the submission of articles related to:
Due to the growing number of innovative materials and their more and more sophisticated applications, advanced mechanical modeling is of great interest in solid mechanics. Bioinspired and biocompatible materials and their applications to made cutting-edge prosthetics or biomedical devices, small-scale composites, micro-structured materials and the design of engineered continua are only some examples that require advanced theoretical and computational methodologies. In this context, the Mini-Symposium aims at expanding and sharing knowledge about modeling, analysis and developing of new physical models for innovative materials and complex structures. Specifically, new insights, scientific debates and depth discussions about enhanced formulations and methodologies concerning new constitutive relations, linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, nonlocal continuum mechanics, plasticity, damage with applications in static and dynamic regime will be welcome.
Contributions in matter physics, materials science, solids mechanics, biomechanics, dynamics of structures are particularly encouraged. Authors may discuss theoretical aspects, computational methods, modelling techniques, interpretation of experimental data and simulation issues.
Suggested focus topics (not limited to):
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and structural control are nowadays of crucial importance to preserve several types of structures like buildings, bridges, railway tracks, offshore platforms and wind turbines from failure and significant damage due to dynamic loads. This mini-symposium will offer an opportunity for young Ph.D. students to discuss challenges and advances in SHM and innovative strategies for vibrations control in order to ensure safety and preservation of existing and new structures. The mini-symposium will be focused on the most recent developments in theoretical, experimental and practical cases concerning the following topics:
The demand for well-designed, functional living and working spaces is increasing dramatically, which is set to continue well into the future. By 2050, over 13,000 urban buildings will need to be constructed globally daily, according to recent projections . The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry increasingly employs Generative design technologies and strategies to tackle the demands. Adopting new-generation design tools improves shape exploration and structural optimization while facilitating decision-making processes in complex design problems. Moreover, due to the environmental emergency strictly related to material production, Generative Design Strategies helps the designer to deal efficiently with predicting structures employing the least material. Generative algorithms are evolving, becoming more powerful, widely applicable, and easier to use. The technology requires investment in tools, education and cultural exchange for those willing to commit to improving design techniques. In this context, the Mini-Symposium aims to expand the knowledge of the scientific community and the AEC operators, referring to the synergies exploitation between the designer and the algorithms, focusing on Generative Design techniques and the development of innovative workflows concerning digital simulation, analysis and optimization.
Contributions focusing on (i) improving engineering productivity and time-to-market with AI-driven Generative Design, (ii) frameworks of generative design, (iii) problem definition and solution-finding through Algorithm Aided Design showing the capacity of the generative approach are particularly encouraged.
Authors may discuss theoretical aspects, computational methods, modelling techniques, process application to case studies for efficient solutions, and experimental interpretation data and simulations.
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