Multibody Dynamics Workshop 2016
1st Italian Multibody Summer School,
11-15 April 2016, Parma

Nowadays the methods of multibody system dynamics represent a widespread, versatile and reliable approach to the simulation of engineering problems that involve the dynamics of complex mechanisms. Applications of these methods can be found in many fields, for instance in aerospace, automotive, biomechanics, robotics and automation, to name a few.
Partecipants to this workshop will have the opportunity to interact with people from a diverse range of backgrounds: other students, researchers, professionals from industries and faculty staff.
Lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and committed to teaching with academic rigour and contemporary relevance.
In collaboration with
Università di Parma
Università di Padova Politecnico di Milano Università di Roma Tor Vergata University of Wisconsin
MSC software       Enginsoft     Recurdyn
Simulation Based Engineering Lab - Madison     TP Engineering
Various topics related to multibody dynamics will be covered, including (but not limited to):
  • Basic theory
  • Dynamics and kinematics
  • Numerical methods for time integration
  • Flexible multibody and finite elements
  • Contacts, collisions and non-smooth problems
  • Control, robotics, cosimulation
  • Optimization
  • Software development
  • Applications and test cases in automotive, biomechanics, railway, etc.
The workshop is mostly oriented to PhD students in engineering, but it is also open to young professionals and researchers from all EU and non EU countries.
A basic knowledge of programming and numerical methods is expected.
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma - homepage
Scientific committee
Federico Cheli, Politecnico di Milano
Javier Cuadrado, Universidade da Coruña
Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano
Ettore Pennestrì, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Alberto Trevisani, Università di Padova
Francesco Biral, Università di Trento
Daniele Catelani, MSC software
Domenico DeFalco, Università di Napoli
Fabiano Maggio, Enginsoft
Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano
Enrico Meli, Università di Firenze
Carmine M.Pappalardo, Università di Salerno
Ettore Pennestrì, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Dario Richiedei, Università di Padova
Edoardo Sabbioni, Politecnico di Milano
Rosario Sinatra, Università di Catania
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Pier Paolo Valentini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Keynote speakers
Javier Cuadrado, Universidade da Coruña
Francesco Pulvirenti, Ferrari
Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Organizing committee
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma (Director)
Dario Mangoni, Università di Parma
Iryna Yasinskaya, Università di Parma
The workshop provides four days of lessons followed by one day of presentations.
A detailed program is available.

Lessons will be articulated in open lectures, teamwork and hands-on sessions.
Various experts from Italy and abroad will be invited to give lessons on topics revolving around the multibody topic.

The last day will be organized in form of a short conference, where researchers in the field of multibody in Italy will present their results with short presentations.

The Workshop provides for the recognition of 5 ECTS.
If a maximum number of partecipants is reached, partecipants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements and their suitability for the program. In case of ex aequo, priority will be offered at foreign students, and according to the order of application.

The pre-registration form must be filled and submitted before February 10, 2016.

Candidates will be notified of acceptance by February 10th 2016.

By March 15th 2016 selected participants must fill the form for final registration:
download form here
and pay the fees using a bank transfer to:
Banco Popolare, Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 73/a Parma PR
IBAN: IT65I0503412702000000092710
Swift code : BAPPIT22, Bic code: BAPPIT22

In case this workshop will not be activated, the amount will be refund.
220,00 Euros, covering breakfasts, lunches and teaching materials.
Fees do not include accomodation, traveling and living expenses.
Every participant is asked to bring his own laptop.
Two awards will be decided at the end of the workshop, kindly offered by our sponsors.

MSC software The MSC award consists of
- one year of license for a MSC software
- one year of subscription to the MSC eLearning Center, including online courses and final certification
MSC software The ENGINSOFT award consists of
- a Smartwatch
- half year of academic license for the RecurDyn multibody simulation software
Accomodation and locations
All courses take place on our campus in Parma, Italy, at the Centro Congressi S.Elisabetta, v.le delle Scienze, 43100 PARMA, Italy.
Look at this page for details.
Notes for speakers
- bring your laptop, with an European plug adaptor;
- in case you need to reschedule the speech, contact the Director not later than 25 March;
- if you need special assistance for laptop or video beams, contact the organizers as soon as possible;
- the video projector has a VGA cable, we also support HDMI via an adaptor.
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[  a t  ] Alessandro Tasora homepage