The 3rd International Conference on Modeling in Mechanics and Materials 2020 (ICMMM 2020)

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MS01: Modeling and Design of Advanced Materials
Qingsheng Yang, Beijing University of Technology;
Hua Li , Nanyang Technological University;
Xia Liu , Beijing University of Technology;
Tao Wu , Northwestern Polytechnical University;
Qimin Liu , Wuhan University of Technology
This mini-symposium is to provide a platform for exchange of new knowledge and recent development in the research areas of computational-based modeling and simulation of advanced materials, featuring developments of the most advanced mathematical modeling and numerical methodology. The symposium will cover all classes of materials and their structures. Of specific interest are the underlying mechanisms governing the functional elements of the materials. It also covers important computational studies of others aspects, such  as imperfections in materials, novel processes for advanced materials synthesis, engineering of material properties, and environmental consideration in material performance etc. Any papers including but not limited to the following areas are welcome:
Molecular dynamics of composites
Modeling and design of composites and layered structures
Modeling of soft matters
Modeling of soft sensors and/or actuators
Modeling of soft robot and/or machines
Modeling of novel material systems
MS02: Numerical Simulation of Micro-/Nano-Structures and Interfaces Modeling
Xiao-Qiao He , City University of Hong Kong;
Xiao-Bao Tian , Sichuan University;
Ligang Sun , Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen;
The micro-/nano-structures and interfaces design has led to vigorous development of materials science and solid-state physics in recent decades. Interface design is a key approach to improve the performance of materials, via tailoring the interfaces between solids, liquids, gases, as well as other heterogeneous interfaces (such as surface, grain/twin/phase boundary, crack, adhesion and friction, etc.). It involves not only multi-field coupling of mechanics, heat, electricity, and magnetism etc., but also the correlation  between different micro-/nano-structures and interfaces. Micro-/nano-structures and Interface modeling is able to guide/accelerate the development of high-performance micro-/nano-materials and structures in nano energy, batteries, fuel cells, information storage and so forth. This mini-symposium aims at gathering researchers from multidisciplinary field such as materials science, physics, mechanics, chemicals, electronics to introduce the latest progresses of theoretical modeling and simulation methods for advanced materials/interface design and their applications. Topics of interest for this mini-symposium include, but are not limited to:
New framework for materials interface modeling
Multi-phase interface modeling and application
Multi-scale modeling for micro- and nano-materials
Multi-physics interface problems and application
Modeling and application of interface in advance materials
Peridynamics modeling in micro- and nano-materials
Modeling of bistable structures
MS03: Modeling, Simulation and Machine Learning in Biomedical Engineering
Fangsen Cui , Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR;
Gideon Praveen Kumar, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR;
Hwa Liang Leo , National University of Singapore;
Chi Wei Ong , National University of Singapore;
The aim of this mini-symposium is to report and discuss recent progress in biomedical engineering using modeling, simulation and machine learning. The topics include (but not limit to):
Design and optimization of medical devices
Personalised medicine
Cardiovascular mechanics
Organ and tissue mechanics
Orthopaedic biomechanics
Artificial Organs
Sports biomechanics & human performance
AI in healthcare
Data mining and machine learning
Computer-assisted surgery
Fetal biomechanics
MS04: Fire Modeling
Yu Wang, University of Edinburgh, UK
Norlizan Wahid,  Universiti Teknologi MARA, Penang, Malaysia
Fire safety is a significant issue both for industrial and residential regions. The fire disasters in developing countries are particularly serious and the more rapid the development is, the more fires may happen in any single country. Therefore, it is very necessary and a big need to develop fire protection engineering in any living and manufacturing aspects, including structural engineering, energy industry,  building safety and wildland. Fire modeling can be both experimental and numerical studies to simulate or investigate the fire behavior in urban or wildland area. As a multidisciplinary subject, this improvement of fire safety welcomes and needs deep discussion and cooperation between subjects or countries, especially in Asia where urbanization and population are increasing rapidly. Therefore, this mini-symposium provides an open and friendly forum for researchers from all over the world to discuss and present the relevant work about fire safety modeling in developing countries. Submissions are encouraged on, but not limited to, the following topics:
Material behavior modeling in fires (steel, concrete, glass and combustible materials, etc.)
Fire dynamics (compartment fires, pool fires and tunnel fires)
Fire chemistry (chemical kinetics, material toxicity, and flame retardants)
Structural fire
Fire suppression simulation
Wildland, urban and WUI Fires (e.g. informal settlement fire)
The modeling of evacuation in a fire
Fire risk analysis and fire safety design
Fire safety management and education
MS05: Multiscale Computational Modeling and Prediction for Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Advanced Structures and Materials
Yuzhou SUN, Zhongyuan University of Technology
Hui WANG, Henan University of Technology
The establishment of thermal and mechanical models of advanced structures and materials and the corresponding characterization of their physical properties are interesting in engineering applications. This minisymposium aims to the computational analysis of the multiscale structures and materials involving complex microstructure. The numerical simulation can bridge the different scales by an easier way than the theoretical formula and experiment, and enables us to deeply understand the effect of microstructure on the structural or material properties in macro scale. Currently, not only new computational modelling but also new computational methods are desired for analyzing structures and materials. Thus, in this minisymposium, the topics of interest include, but not limited to:
Multiscale simulation for the micro- and nano-structures
Numerical studies for the scale effect
Numerical simulation for the theoretical model with scale factor
Higher-order continuum theory (such as strain gradient theory and couple stress theory) in multicale problems
Computational method for homogenization of materials
Numerical method for highly efficient analysis of structures and materials
Computational prediction of properties of advanced structures and materials
MS06: Modeling of Composite Sandwich Structures
Jian Xiong, Harbin Institute of Technology
Jin-Shui Yang, Harbin Engieering University
Composite sandwich structures are widely used in civil engineering, aerospace and astronautic industries due to their designable characteristic, lightweight advantageous, high specific strength and stiffness. Common configurations of light-weight cores include corrugated core, honeycombs, fold cores, foam cores, and lattice cores. How to establish an accurate analytical and numerical model is one of the most important subjects in composite sandwich structures. This mini-symposium, therefore, aims at bringing together researchers from the composite sandwich structures community to discuss latest achievements in the development of modeling method and techniques in dealing with the current challenge issues. Topics of interest for this mini-symposium include, but are not limited to:
Modeling of lightweight Lattice truss sandwich structures
Modeling of Honeycomb sandwich structures
Modeling of Foam sandwich structures
Moldeling of foldcore sandwich structures
Modeling of cylindrical shells with sandwich cores
Modeling of multifunctional sandwich panels
Thermal and environmental effects of composite sandwich structures
Manufacturing and industry of composite sandwich structures
Applications of composite sandwich structures
MS07: Theories and Simulations of Dynamics of Nano-Materials/Structures
Cheng LI, Soochow University
In recent years, the mechanical properties of nano-materials/structures, especially the dynamics and stabilities, have attracted increasing interest due to the potential applications of nano-materials/structures in nano-devices with motions (e.g. smart or nano-scaled robots). The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a platform to discuss the recent progress in this field. The topics include but are not limited to:
Theoretical models of nano-materials/structures in framework of the modified continuum mechanics;
Nonlinear vibration analyses of nano-materials/structures;
Stabilities of nano-materials/structures with a motion;
Atomic simulations for the dynamics and stabilities of nano-materials/structures;
Multi-scale methods in modeling and calculating dynamics of nano-materials/structures;
Dynamics and stabilities of piezoelectric nano-materials and functionally graded nano-structures;
Applications of nano-structural sensing and quality detecting in nano-engineering
MS08: Dynamics and Control of Advanced Materials and Structures
Lifeng Wang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
The aim of this mini-symposium is to bring together experts in the field of vibration, dynamics and control in advanced materials and structures, such as micro/nano structures and metamaterials, to exchange their recent research results and to discuss advances in the theory, experiment and computational methods of advanced materials and structures. The topics include (but not limit to):
Continuum model of micro/nano structures
Nonlocal continuum theory
Numerical methods of micro/nano structures
Molecular dynamics simulation for nano structures
Experiment study for micro/nano structures,
Vibration of micro/nano structures
Application for vibration and control of metamaterials
Wave propagation and impact of micro/nano structures
Wave propagation and wave control of metamaterials
MS09: Computational Design for Advanced Structures and Materials
Yingjie XU,  Northwestern Polytechnical University
The constant increase of computing capabilities enables numerical investigation of structures and materials with detailed geometrical and physical modeling. Meanwhile, the advance of numerical design tools such as topology optimization, artificial intelligence, data-driven approaches, allows for computational discovery of structures and materials with extreme performance properties to an unprecedented extent. This session aims to bring together researchers to present their novel developments and recent advances on computational design for advanced structures and materials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: optimization methods and applications, topology optimization, surrogate-based design, multidisciplinary optimization, composites design, multiscale and multiphysics design, parameter identification and inverse problems.
MS10: Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcation and Time Delay Dynamic Systems
C.W. Lim, City University of Hong Kong
Wei Zhang, Beijing University of Technology
Cheng Li, Soochow University
Jianfei Wang , Beijing University of Technology
Nonlinear dynamics is an area of research that has attracted extensive research attentions.  Although the subject is classical, there are many new emerging research areas that are attributed to nonlinear science and nonlinear dynamics including chaos, bifurcation and time delay dynamic systems.  In this minisymposium we wish to provide a forum for researchers of these related disciplines to participate, collaborate and exchange research ideas.  Any research papers including but not limited to the following areas are welcome:
Nonlinear dynamics of single-degree and multiple-degree systems
Bifurcation of structural systems
Structural system time delay and control
Harmonic balance, perturbation and other analytical and/or asymptotic methods
Numerical methods and experiments for nonlinear structures
MS11: Mechanical Reliability of Advanced Materials and Structures for Harsh Applications
Xu Long, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Chuantong Chen,  Osaka University, Japan
Kim S. Siow, Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Malaysia
The aim of this mini-symposium is to report and discuss recent progress in various aspects of mechanical behaviour and reliability of advanced engineering materials and structures for harsh applications in microelectronics, aeronautics and astronautics. The topics include (but not limit to):
Constitutive models of materials in complicated loading applications
Novel materials for electronic packaging structures
Thermal management and advanced interconnection for high power devices
Life prediction models and failure analysis
New experimental methods to evaluate constitutive behaviour
Reliability tests
MS12: Information Extraction for Structural Health Monitoring
Jun Hu, Wuhan University of Technology
Heung Fai Lam, City University of Hong Kong
Considerable effort has been spent on the hardware and software developments for structural health monitoring (SHM) of various types of structural systems, such as airplanes, ships, vehicles, buildings, bridges and dams. The basic idea is to detect and/or identify specific structural damage and/or degrading in structural performance based on measured responses of the target structural system. From the literature, hardware development on different kinds of sensors; data acquisition system; wired/wireless networking system; and signal processing system is mature. However, the development of appropriate software, such as algorithms that can extract reliable information from the measured responses for the purpose of SHM, is still in demand.
The main purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a platform to discuss how to process the measured data for the purpose of extracting valuable information for SHM. Works related to the theoretical and computational developments, as well as applications in the broad area of data science and mathematical modeling are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Bayesian learning
Sampling methods, such as Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
Stochastic modeling of data
System identification, e.g., modal analysis and model updating
Uncertainty quantification
Signal processing
Design and implementation of experiments and technologies, and numerical case studies
Field tests on existing structures
MS13: Modelling, Simulation, and Calculation in Energy Engineering
Yun Zeng, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Jing Qian, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Zhiming Su, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Abdus Samad, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Yakun Guo,  University of Bradford, UK
In recent years, energy consumption is one of the most important environmental problems. Various researches have been focused in the development and exploration of this research topic. The aim of this mini-symposium is to report and discuss recent progress of theoretical modeling, simulation and calculation in energy engineering and systems. The topics include (but not limit to):
Hydraulic machinery and system
Water resources and hydropower plant
Fluid mechanics and hydraulic structures
Pumps and pumpstation
Renewable energy
Multi-energy complementary system
Marine energy
MS14: Micromechanical Modeling and Experimentation of Discrete and Composite Materials
Francesco Cafaro, Politecnico di Bari Italy
Fiona Kwok, The University of Hong Kong
Kostas Senetakis, Cityu University of Hong Kong
In engineering science and applications, the development of the discrete element method (DEM) allowed a rapid advancement of the state-of-the-art knowledge on the behavior of natural and manufactured materials to take place in recent decades. DEM has contributed in the study of complex problems from a micromechanical perspective, including granular flows, fracture mechanics, pharmaceutical applications, environmental, civil, mechanical engineering problems and beyond. This involves discrete materials such as soils, rocks and powders, geological structures such as joints and faults, cementitious materials  and composites such as concretes, asphalts, geosynthetics and emerging structural materials to be studied at a smaller scale which has promoted enhanced constitutive models and predictive tools to analyze complex problems within a multi-scale framework. As examples of this may refer the recent applications of micromechanical-based models in the study of composite concretes so that to produce high performance structural materials to resist harsh environments or the recent achievements by the research community in quantifying strain- and rate-dependent behavior of granular matter with direct applications in granular flows and geophysical analysis. Micromechanical-based models commonly adopted in DEM require challenging experiments to be performed in the laboratory at small-scale samples, which in general are considered as non-conventional tests. This mini symposium aims at bringing together researchers and academics from different backgrounds who are working in the broader fields of micromechanical modeling and experimentation of geophysical, geological, structural, mechanical problems and beyond discussing recent achievement in laboratory developments, constitutive modeling and multi-scale analysis studies. Topics of interest for this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:
Contact mechanics modeling and experimentation
Micromechanical-based analysis of soils, rocks, faults and beyond
Micromechanical-based analysis of cementitious materials and composites
Mechanics of granular matter under microgravity and hypergravity
Powders and grains, pharmaceutical applications
Applications of micro- and multi-scale mechanics in petroleum and mining engineering
DEM, coupled DEM/FEM, coupled DEM-fluid dynamics methods in engineering science
MS15: Numerical Investigation Regarding Nano-Structures and Composites
Zuxiang Lei, East China Jiaotong University
Zhuojia Fu, Hohai University
Enormous progress has been made within the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology in recent years.   In addition, nano-structures show great potential as good reinforce candidate for composites materials. This symposium aims at discuss the progress about nano-structures and composites using numerical techniques. Topics of interests include, but not limited to:
Coase-grain molecular dynamics modelling
Coupling molecular dynamics with phase field theory
Multi-scale techniques for nano-composites
Numerical techniques for mechanical study of composite structures
Phase field method related to crack problem
Interface problem of composites
Meshless method for crack problem
Coupling meshless method with phase field theory
MS16: Vibration/Flow Energy Harvesting
Shengxi Zhou, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Zhengbao Yang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Recently, energy harvesting has become a research hotspot, which aim to realize long-lifespan self-powered operations of low-power wireless sensor networks, wearable devices and medical implant. Especially, vibration/flow energy harvesting is receiving more and more attention.
This session aims to bring together researchers to present their ultramodern and novel developments on Vibration/Flow Energy Harvesting. The topics include (but not limit to):
Novel design of energy harvesting systems
Conversion and storage circuits
Advanced mathematical and physical analysis
Biological energy harvesting
Optimization design methods
Mechanical issues in vibration/flow energy harvesting
MS17: Nonlinear Dynamics on Low-Dimensional Materials
Jianwei Yan, East China Jiaotong University
C.W. Lim, City University of Hong Kong
Lihong Tong,  East China Jiaotong University
Low-dimensional materials show superior properties in chemical, electrical and mechanical aspects in various advanced fields in nanoscience and nanotechnology.  The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a platform to discuss the recent progresses related to the dynamics of low-dimensional materials. The topics include but are not limited to:
Low-dimensional materials
Non-local theory
Multi-scale modelling
Non-linear vibration
Wave propagation
Fatigue problem
Stability and bistable switch
Applications of low-dimensional material in micro-sensors
MS18: Nonlinear Analyses of Structures and Deep Learning for Structural Engineering
Tan N. Nguyen, Sejong University, South Korea
Phu-Cuong Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam
Nowadays with fast development of computer technology and science, structural designers usually utilize nonlinear analyses based on numerical methods for predicting the behavior and performance of structures to obtain the acceptable reliability and safety. Deep learning is known as one of the most popular fields and drawing much attention of many researchers. It is widely used in many fields both academia and industry such as computer vision and pattern recognition, natural language processing, machine health monitoring, bankruptcy prediction, material design, etc. This mini-symposium is to provide a platform to discuss the novel approaches for structural engineering based on nonlinear structural analyses combining deep learning technique. In addition, studies on nonlinear analyses and instabilities of structures (composite, steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite structures, etc.) are welcome. The topics of interest include (but not limited to):
Applications of deep learning to structural engineering
Deep learning for analysis of structure
Deep learning for topology and optimization
Nonlinear analyses of beams, plates and shells
Nonlinear static and dynamic analyses of building and bridge structures
Large deflection analysis of structures
Buckling behavior of FGM, FG-CNTRC and composite structures
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