452Advances in Simulation Techniques for Applied Dynamics


1 March 2004 – 4 March 2004


Halle, Germany


Professor M. Arnold
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Numerical Mathematics
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 5
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
e-mail: arnold@mathematik.uni-halle.de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. W. Schiehlen
Institute B of Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

EUROMECH contact person: Prof. W. Schiehlen


In engineering, advanced mechatronical systems consist of mechanical, electrical and/or hydraulical components as well as control devices with computer hardware and software. The design of such systems requires novel modelling and simulation techniques to analyse the dynamical behaviour of coupled physical phenomena.
On the one hand, a heterogeneous engineering system may be described in a unified modelling framework to cover multibody dynamics, structural mechanics, hydraulics and electronics. Modelling languages like MODELICA are typical representatives of this approach. On the other hand, the individual system components may be modelled separately by standard methods and the coupling conditions are added within a co-simulation framework. Both, the unified modelling approach and the co-simulation technique are used successfully in industrial applications.

There is a strong need to meet and to discuss recent advances and actual developments of simulation techniques for applied dynamics in the stimulating environment of an EUROMECH Colloquium. The topics of interest include, in particular:

* Theoretical background and modelling of coupling conditions,
* Different approaches to modelling and dynamical simulation of coupled mechanical systems,
* Adapted numerical solution methods,
* Case studies and industrial applications and
* Related theoretical and numerical subjects.

It is a major goal of this colloquium to bring together people from academic institutions and from industry and to provide a basis for discussion and exchange of new concepts and ideas to scientists from all over Europe. Emphasis will also be placed on sharing algorithms and concepts with young researchers who only recently entered the stage of technical simulation in the field of applied dynamics.

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