Multibody Dynamics Workshop 2021
3rd International Multibody Summer School,
13-17 September 2021, [online event]


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.

NOTE: because of the COVID pandemic, the entire event will be ONLINE. Registered students will be able to follow the lessons from abroad, using the Teams or similar on-line videoconference systems. In case the COVID pandemic should be under control by September, we will also organize the event at our conference center at the University of Parma - but in that case partecipation would be voluntary and on-line streaming will be still available for who decides to remain at home.
Jointly organized by
Università di Parma Politecnico di Milano
MSC software       Enginsoft     Recurdyn
Altair     AIDAA     ASOTECH     Simulation Based Engineering Lab - Madison    
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
Together with experts in the field, applications to various fields will be discussed:
  • automotive
  • biomechanics
  • trains, railways
  • artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • virtual reality and videogames
  • robotics, 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
Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano
Scientific committee

Francesco Biral, Università di Trento
Alessandro Cammarata, Università di Catania
Federico Cheli, Politecnico di Milano
Walter Lacarbonara, Sapienza Università di Roma
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
Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Rosario Sinatra, Università di Catania
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Pier Paolo Valentini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Andrea Zanoni, Politecnico di Milano

Keynote speakers
Organizing committee
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Pierangelo Masarati, Università di Parma
Dario Mangoni, Università di Parma
Dario Fusai, Università di Parma
The workshop provides five days of lessons and tutorials. One of the mornings will be dedicated to a mini-conference where students can showcase their researches with short presentations.
A detailed program will be 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 Workshop provides for the recognition of 5 ECTS. An optional PDF certificate for the ECTS credits will be issued if the student solves selected exercises/projects presented during hands-on sessions.
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 June 15th, 2021.

Candidates will be notified of acceptance by June 16th 2021.

By July 15th 2021 selected participants must fill the form for final registration:
download form here
and pay the fees using a bank transfer to: to:
Bank: Unicredit S.p.A, Ag. Roma B. MARCELLO
Largo Benedetto Marcello 198
00198 Roma
IBAN: IT 83 F 02008 05164 000005064973
Bic/Swift: UNCRITM1B57

In case this workshop will not be activated, the amount will be refund.
230,00 Euros, covering breakfasts, lunches and teaching materials.

In case the parallel event will be organized at our venue: fees do not include accomodation, traveling and living expenses (the onlyne event will be held anyway).
Every participant is asked to use his own laptop for hands-on sessions.
Teleconference system / venue
This is an ON-LINE event. Details on how to connect to the conference via Teams or similar teleconference methods will be provided later. In case the COVID emergency should be under control by September 2021, we will also organize the real event at our venue at the University of Parma (people who opt to stay at home would still be able to connect via teleconference). We will keep you updated.
Notes for speakers
- in case you need to reschedule the speech, contact the Director not later than 1 September;
- if you need special assistance for laptop, teleconference systems, or video beams (in case we will also hold the event in presence, at the University), contact the organizers as soon as possible;
[  a t  ] multibodysummerschool[  a t  ]
[  a t  ] Alessandro Tasora homepage