An ECCOMAS Advanced Course on Computational Structural Dynamics

Computational Structural Dynamic Short Course

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Prof. K.C. Park

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

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

Prof. Alain Combescure

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

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

Dr. Alexander Popp

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Since 2018, Alexander Popp is Full Professor for Computer-Based Simulation at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany). Previous appointments have been as Postdoctoral Researcher and Group Leader at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) between 2012 and 2017 after having received a Ph.D. from TUM in 2012 for his work on computational contact mechanics. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in computer-based simulation with a focus on finite element methods (FEM) for solid and structural mechanics, coupled interface and multi-physics problems as well as methods of parallel software development and high performance computing (HPC). International collaborations have led him to visiting professor and scholar appointments at the University of Tokyo (Japan), at Columbia University (USA) and at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). He has served as Secretary General of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM) and is currently Chairman of the Young Investigators Committee of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).

Dr. Jin-Gyun Kim

Kyung Hee University

Dr. Jin-Gyun Kim (JG Kim) is currently a senior researcher at the
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY. He is a head of the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) laboratory. He received his B.S and M.E degrees in Civil Engineering from Korea University, South Korea in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and his Ph.D. in ocean systems engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014. His research topics are numerical methods and multi-physics based integrated modeling relevant to engineering dynamics. In particular, he is an expert of the following topics: reduced-order modeling, component mode synthesis, dynamic substructuring, flexible multibody dynamics, fluid-structure interaction and integrated dynamic system modeling.

Dr. Jiri Plesek

Institute of Thermomechanics CAS

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

Prof. Jaroslav Kruis

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

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

Prof. José A. González

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

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

Dr. Anton Tkachuk

University of Stuttgart, Germany


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

Dr. Radek Kolman

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

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