Multibody Dynamics Workshop 2019
2nd International Multibody Summer School,
20-24 May 2019, Parma, Italy

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
Politecnico di Milano Università di Roma Tor Vergata University of Wisconsin
MSC software       Enginsoft     Recurdyn
Altair     AIDAA     Simulation Based Engineering Lab - Madison     (To be completed...)
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
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano
Scientific committee
Francesco Biral, Università di Trento
Federico Cheli, Politecnico di Milano
Walter Lacarbonara, Sapienza Università di Roma
Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano
Enrico Meli, Università di Firenze
Aki Mikkola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
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

(Complete list available in February)
Keynote speakers
Aki Mikkola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Pier Paolo Valentini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

(Complete list available in February)
Organizing committee
Alessandro Tasora, Università di Parma
Dario Mangoni, Università di Parma
Simone Benatti, 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.
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 March 15, 2019.

Candidates will be notified of acceptance by March 15th 2019.

By April 20th 2019 selected participants must fill a form for final registration and will make the payment via bank transfer. (information about the payment will be available later). In case this workshop will not be activated, the amount will be refund.
280,00 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.
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.
Parma is well connected to the main transportation systems, being close to the airports of Bologna and Milano, and it is can be easily reached also by car using the A1 highway, or by train using the main train line of 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 15 April;
- 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