574Recent Trends in Modeling of Moving Loads on Elastic Structures


15 April 2015 – 17 April 2015


Anadolu University, Turkey




Dr. Baris Erbas 
Anadolu University
Department of Mathematics
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470, Tepebasi
Eskisehir, Turkey

phone: +90 533 7450181
fax: +90 222 3204910
email: erbas.baris@gmail.com


Prof. Julius Kaplunov 
Keele University
School of Computing and Mathematics
Colin Reeves Building, 
Keele University, 
Keele,Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK

Advanced mathematical models, computational schemes as well as experimental techniques inspired by moving load problems are addressed. The colloquium is aimed at bringing together multidisciplinary expertise originating from diverse application areas. These include but not limited to the impact of high-speed railway transport on the environment, optimization and control of road vehicle systems, and harvesting of energy by moving sources.

The increase in the speeds of the loads motivates more elaborate analysis of resonant regimes, e.g. related to approaching the surface wave barrier. There is also a clear demand on general three-dimensional models, instead of simplified plane schemes which used to be wide spread for moving loads problems.

Three-dimensional dynamic modeling is one of the main focuses of the Colloquium. The modern computational technologies enable numerical analysis of various sophisticated setups taking into consideration realistic physical properties of the environment including anisotropy, pre-stress and layered structure, as well as a proper account of the geometry of moving objects. At the same time recent developments in the area of nearsurface elastodynamics, in particular, the specialized hyperbolic-elliptic formulations for Rayleigh wave fields drastically simplify the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the dynamic response due to moving loads. This makes possible a comprehensive approach to a number of practically important moving load problems.