Accepted Minisymposia

Proposals for Minisymposia (including your name, affiliation, MS title and a short minisymposium description) should be sent via e-mail to the Conference Secretariat at
Minisymposium 1
"Water Wave Scattering ,Generation and Propagation"
Uma Basu (University College of Science, University of Calcutta, India)
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Water wave problems encompasses a wide range of natural phenomena in oceans, lakes and rivers . The research activities is in this area are accelerated  in recent times due to explosive growth in ocean related activities such that offshore drilling for extraction of oil under ocean bed, extraction energy from ocean  waves ,construction of  floating airport, very large floating structure(VLFS),designing of breakwater to protect coastal areas ,sea resorts .and ports from rough sea.Various research studies involve the development of mathematical knowledge (both analytical and numerical) technique to predict physical phenomena related to water wave scattering ,propagation and generation. Broad topics to be taken as focus of the mini symposium are the following:

Waves scattering by various structure in ocean

Wave Generation due to under water activities and disturbance (Cauchy Poisson Problem)

Minisymposium 2
"Computational Methods on Fluid-Structure Dynamics for Multiscale Problems"
Andreas Kampitsis (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
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Recent advances in computational mechanics, fluid dynamics and multiscale modelling have allowed for efficient, robust and realistic simulation of nonlinear fluid-structure interaction and multi-fluids systems. This is mainly contributed to new generation of high-performance computational tools and the development of suitable algorithms capable of handling complex nonlinear phenomena. The study of these phenomena requires cross-disciplinary analysis while challenges on developing accurate and reliable models are often associated with the complexity of the system’s dynamics, domain geometry, multi-scale character of physical problem, inherent heterogeneous nature of multiphase fluids, and computational cost for detailed simulations.

The main aim of this mini-symposium is to constitute a forum for idea exchange and knowledge dissemination concerning the latest research developments on cutting-edge technologies for multi-scale and multi-physics methods embedded in computational fluid-structure dynamics.

This mini-symposium will cover fundamental and applied research areas on topics including but not limited to:

  • Multiscale modelling for computational fluid dynamics (CFD);

  • Finite element and control volume element methods (FEM / CVFEM);

  • Advances in continuous or discrete numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction;

  • Porous and poroelastic medium flow;

  • Coupling models for multi-physics problems;

  • Numerical algorithms and optimization techniques for large scale simulations;

Contributions pertaining to the implementation of such methods on real-life applications, such as wind loading vibrations, microseismicity, and hydraulic fracturing are most welcomed.

Minisymposium 3
"Advances in structural vibrations"
Evangelos Sapountzakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Christos H. T. Alamir (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
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The purpose of this mini-symposium is to constitute a forum for the exchange of knowledge concerning latest research developments in the field of Structural Vibrations. Within this context, innovative methods for the design and analysis of structures subjected to various types of dynamic loading, due to earthquake, wind, wave or other kind of excitation, will be discussed. Linear or non-linear, elastic or inelastic structural models that accompany the aforementioned vibration absorption techniques will, also, be considered. It is anticipated that the Symposium will promote the dissemination of research results and ideas on Linear or Nonlinear Structural Vibration procedures and their applicability to structures. The topics to be covered will include, but not limited to, computational or experimental models, innovative applications of vibration absorption on structures or structural elements, vibration testing and damping.

Minisymposium 4
"Active and Passive Structural Control Systems"
Evangelos Sapountzakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Konstantinos Kapasakalis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
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This mini-symposium has the purpose of constituting a forum for the exchange of knowledge concerning the latest research developments in the field of Structural Control. Within this context active, semi-active, hybrid or passive vibration absorption concepts using elastic or inelastic, linear or non-linear structural models made from either classic or composite materials subjected to general dynamic loading will be discussed and analysed. This Symposium is highly anticipated to promote the dissemination of research results and ideas on Vibration Control Systems and their applicability to structures. The mini-symposium will offer a framework for discussing new ideas in this field with emphasis on, but not limited to the damper’s performance of friction, viscous, viscoelastic, shape memory alloys (SMA) and mass dampers.

Minisymposium 5
"Thermal Stresses and Nonlinear Vibration Analysis of Plates and Shells"
Paritosh Biswas (Jalpaiguri, India)
Bapi Karmakar (Von Karman Society for Advanced Study & Research in Mathematical Sciences Jalpaoiguri, India)
Minisymposium 6
"Investigation of Crack Detection Technique in a Rotordynamic System by Vibration Monitoring"
V.G. Salunkhe (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, ADCET, India)
R. G. Desavale (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RIT, India)
T. Jagadeesha (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, NIT, India)
P. B. Patil (Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering, ADCET, India)
M.B.Kumbhar (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, STES, India)
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Cracks in the shafts are critical factor, as they are difficult to detect during operation. Operatives and maintenance personnel of critical plant machinery are particularly interested in early detection of symptoms that can lead to in-service failure of shafts. Many researchers have developed new diagnostic techniques, in order to detect cracks in shaft-rotor system is, therefore, highly essential to avoid catastrophic failure. Vibration signals used as a diagnostic tool for smooth functioning and to avoid an undue stoppage. This paper incorporates experimental and numerical investigation of effect of crack in a shaft, on vibration amplitude levels, frequency spectrum and natural frequency. The experimental setup is developed to study the effect of crack on vibration amplitude. The vibration signals are measured with the help state-of-the-art two channel CEMB N500 FFT analyzer. ANSYS 14 is used to modal analysis for finding theoretical natural frequencies. Impact Hammer Testing is carried out with the help of DEWE-soft 43 platform along with data acquisition system and electronic instrumentation for finding experimental natural frequencies of a system. The results of analysis show that, vibration analysis can be used as a tool to detect crack in shaft, before they cause any failure.

Keywords: Vibration of shaft, Crack, Frequency spectrum, FFT analyzer, Impact hammer testing, DEWE-soft 43.

Minisymposium 7
"Low frequency noise and vibration"
Ioannis Antoniadis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
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This mini-symposium aims to cover the considerable and growing interest in all aspects of the phenomena of low frequency noise and vibration.

Among the topics covered by the minisymposium are:

Aseismic design and seismic protection of structure
Detection, measurement and analysis of sources of seismic infrasound and low frequency noise and vibration:
Propagation and inhibition of  low frequency noise in the atmosphere;
Propagation and inhibition of low frequency vibration in the ground and in structures;
Perception of infrasound, low frequency noise and vibration by man and animals;
Low frequency noise effects on man and animals;
Acoustic and elastic low-frequency meta-materials
Active control of low frequency noise and vibration: problems and solutions

Minisymposium 8
"Vibration of composite mechanical structures"
Justin Murin (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Mehdi Aminbaghai (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Vladimir Kutis (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Stephan Kugler (University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
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Modeling and simulation of free and damped vibrations of composite structures made of multilayer, functionally graded and multifunktional materials. Free and damped torsional vibration of composite beams, plates and shells. Torsional uniform and non-uniform torsional vibration of composite beams. Experimental measurements  of vibration of composite structures.

Minisymposium 9
"Flow induced vibrations"
Jaromir Horacek (Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
Ludek Pesek (Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
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Minisymposium on Flow Induced Vibration – Applications in Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil and Biomechanical Engineering held within ICOVP 2019 covers the following topics:

-    Flow induced vibration in slender and bluff bodies
-    Wind induced vibrations in civil engineering structures
-    Wing aeroelasticity
-    Aeroelasticity in wind turbines
-    Aeroelasticity of Rotorcraft and Aircraft propellers
-    Energy harvesting using flow induced vibration
-    Reduced order model or boundary element methods in Aeroelasticity 
-    Flutter analysis in cascades and bladed wheels
-    Biomechanics of voice and blood vessels

Computational methods (weak or strong FSI), numerical simulations, experimental investigations.

Minisymposium 10
"Dynamic Analysis of Structures"
Murali Mohan Banerjee (Retired, ICOVP Permanent Secretariat, India)
Abhijit Sarkar (Indian Institute of Technology Madras , India)
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This mini-symposium will be mainly devoted to study of the Linear and Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of structures. It would also aim at providing inspiration to young research workers to interact with their recent findings related to vibration analysis of structures under different general as well as geometrical conditions.  With the progress of time new avenues for solution of critical and complex problems are now in the offing. Attempts considering problems related to elastic, inelastic or elastic-plastic structures of different shapes (plates or shells) and more preferably, having irregular shapes will be an additional attraction attached to this symposium. It is hoped that new thoughts and ideas will emerge out of this endeavor to meet up the future need.

Minisymposium 11
"Vibration Effects in Nature and Technology"
Leonid Vaisberg (Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation)
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The purpose of this mini-symposium is to discuss the latest scientific results and practical achievements in the field of application of vibrations in advanced industrial processes and transportation.

New problems of the dynamics of oscillatory systems will be considered, including those operating in the resonant and quasi-resonant areas. The mini-symposium will also cover the problems of vibration isolation of various machines and devices, as well as power units.

Special attention will be paid to the mechanics of granular media and liquids in vibration and combined fields, covering not only certain specific research results, but also the general methodological aspects of relevant modern research.

Vibration effects in nature, including seismic phenomena occurring on land, in the seas and oceans, will also be discussed.

Minisymposium 12
"Recent advances in rotor dynamics"
Fadi Dohnal (Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria)
Athanasios Chasalevris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
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This Mini-Symposium focuses on recent topics in rotor dynamics ranging from theoretical aspects over design features to experimental findings. Rotor dynamics have a crucial role in the industrial machinery and turbomachinery (e.g. power generation, aircraft engines, marine propulsion), health care (e.g. dentist drill, tomography) and our daily life (e.g. automobiles, ventilators). The dynamics of a rotor is affected by its structural design, its support, its attachments (blades, copper wires) and its environment. This mini-symposium provides a forum for experts in applied mathematics, physics, and engineering to exchange ideas and get awareness of trends in the modelling and analysis of real applications of rotor dynamic systems.

Possible topics

  • New theoretical or experimental models on rotordynamics
  • smart components for rotordynamic applications (e.g. smart bearings, smart rotors)
  • Studies of phenomena arising in rotordynamic systems, e.g. bearing instability, blade flutter, balancing, time-periodic systems/bearings)
  • Active Components and Vibration Control
  • Balancing
  • Bearing elements: fluid/magnetic/gas bearings and rolling bearings
  • Sealings
  • Blades, Bladed Systems and Impellers
  • Condition Monitoring, Fault Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Dynamic Analysis and Stability
  • Rotor-Stator Interaction
  • Nonlinear Phenomena in Rotordynamics
  • Parametric and Self-excitation in Rotordynamics
  • Torsional Vibrations and Geared Systems Dynamics
  • Rotordynamics of Micro, Nano and Cryogenic Machines
  • Rotordynamics in turbomachinery applications: steam/gas/hydro/wind turbines, generators, turbochargers/turbosystems
Minisymposium 13
"Vibration Problems in Submerged Floating Tunnel"
Y.Q. Xiang (College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University. Hangzhou, China)
H.K. Lee (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea (South))
Beatrice Faggiano (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy)
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The Submerged Floating Tunnel (SFT) is an innovative and great potential traffic structure for crossing long waterways and deep straits. Because SFT is in the underwater environment of the ocean and long waterway, the behavior of SFT is very complicated under the action of current and wave, as well as the running vehicle load within SFT and accidental loading, such as impact, explosion and seismic force. The aim of Mini-symposia (MS) on SFT is to discuss some of key Issues related to SFT and to share the recent advances, so the MS will focus on:

A : Dynamic behavior and analysis method of SFT

B : Coupling Vibration in SFT with composite materials

C : Impact, explosion and seismic response and analysis of SFT

D : Vibration control and reduction of SFT

E: Health monitoring and assessment method of SFT

Minisymposium 14
"Vibrations of  Robotic System"
Roy Debanik (Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Govt. of India , India)