516Nonsmooth contact and impact laws in mechanics


6 July 2011 – 8 July 2011


Grenoble, France


 Prof. Bernard Brogliato
INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes
655 avenue de l'Europe
38 334 Saint Ismier Cedex

phone: +33 476 61 53 93
fax: +33 476 61 52 52
email: bernard.brogliato@inrialpes.fr


Prof. Christoph Glocker
IMES - Center of Mechanics
Tannenstrasse 3
ETH Zentrum, CLA J 23.1
CH-8092 Zurich

phone: +41 1 632 5121
fax: +41 1 632 1145
email: glocker@imes.mavt.ethz.ch 

Prof. Caishan Liu
State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems
College of Engineering
Peking University
China, 100871

email: liucs@pku.edu.cn

The general scope of the colloquium is impact phenomena in mechanical systems, with an emphasis on unilateral geometric constraints.
Mechanical systems subject to nons-mooth contact laws still present many interesting scientific challenges in the Mechanical Engineering community, with more and more applications in other fields (computer graphics, haptic interfaces, control systems, granular materials, robotics, machine dynamics, etc) and in industry (aerospace, deep drilling, automotive systems, energy production, etc). The focus will be put on:
  • modeling (especially multiple impacts)
  • numerical analysis (time-stepping and event-driven methods, iterative methods solvers for complementarity problems and generalizations)
  • stability and control of non-smooth mechanical systems
  • bifurcation analysis.