MNMUQ 2019 : école d’été Franco-Allemande


J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue d’une école d’été portant sur le thème suivant : Modélisation et Méthodes Numériques pour la Quantification des Incertitudes (MNMUQ 2019)
Cette école d’été franco-allemande et école thématique CNRS est conjointement organisée par le KIT / Institut für Technische Mechanik et Sigma Clermont / Institut Pascal.
Elle est soutenue par l’Université Franco Allemande (UFA/DFH), le CNRS (INSIS, INS2I et INSMI), l’Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), l’Institut Pascal, l’Ecole Doctorale SPI UCA, le KIT et Sigma Clermont.
Elle se déroulera du 2 au 6 septembre 2019 sur l’Ile de Porquerolles.
Les candidatures sont à envoyer en ligne avant le 31 mars 2019 au plus tard.

Le site web de cette école d’été est accessible à l’adresse suivante :

Bien cordialement,

Jean-Marc Bourinet
SIGMA Clermont

1st International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components – IRAS2019

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the First International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components (IRAS2019) which will be held in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, from 1-2 July 2019 (

You are also invited to organize a thematic session (symposium) at the IRAS2019, submitting your proposal to the conference chairs for approval and publication in the conference website.

Symposia Submission Deadline: 15th January 2019

Abstracts Submission Deadline: 31st January 2019

Abstracts and Thematic Sessions (Symposia) Proposals should be submitted to:

Accepted abstracts will published in a Conference Book of Abstracts.

Accepted papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Open Access Procedia Structural Integrity, published by the Elsevier (

Various Special Issues in International Journals are also foreseen for publication of extended versions of selected papers.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in PORTO!

Best Regards,

IRAS2019 Chairs

Abílio M.P. de Jesus, António Abel Henriques, José A.F.O. Correia, Pedro Montenegro, Rui Calçada

1st International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components – IRAS2019

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

01-02 July, 2019

MS 1410-Structural Design and Maintenance Optimization under Uncertainty

This is a gentle reminder about the 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics WCCM, which will be held in New York, US, 22-27 July 2017. Conference details can be found at:

As part of WCCM 2018 it is our pleasure to organize the mini-symposium “1410Structural Design and Maintenance Optimization under Uncertainty”. The description of this mini-symposium is given below. We kindly invite you to submit abstracts by using the online submission system on the Conference website.

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is  January 15th, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your contributions.


MS 1410-Structural Design and Maintenance Optimization under Uncertainty

Currently, uncertainty quantification takes a considered part in the research activities in mechanical modeling and in several fields of applied science. In fact, mechanical model predictions are based on the knowledge of the mechanical parameters and physical properties of the materials, the applied loads, and the initial and boundary conditions. Nevertheless, the knowledge of these properties remains imperfect because it is affected by uncertainties. Uncertainty quantification aims to study the influence of the uncertain parameters of the prediction models on the structural performance.

A very common framework for modeling uncertain parameters is within probabilistic approaches leading to a probabilistic characterization of the structural response. Alternatives include non-probabilistic approaches, or interval methods.

Structural design optimization is frequently applied for effective design cost reduction of engineering systems. Maintenance optimization aims at finding the best inspection/repair action policies to maximize the investment and minimize the expected total cost. Both of these decision making tools seek to increasingly consider uncertainties in the structural performance.

The goal of this mini-symposium is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present recent work and exchange ideas on new methods for maintenance optimization and structural design optimization under uncertainty, as well as the use of metamodels to reduce the computational cost induced by the mechanical models. We welcome contributions on the following topics:

Reliability based design
Maintenance optimization
Prognosis and structural health monitoring
Uncertainty quantification, probabilistic modelling and analysis
Risk based design and maintenance optimization
Risk-informed decision making
Robust and performance-based optimization under uncertainty
Non-probabilistic approaches based design and maintenance optimization
Surrogate models for uncertainty quantification and robust design optimization.
Dr. Younes Aoues, INSA Rouen Normandie, France
Dr. Christian Gogu, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
Dr. Stefano Marelli, , ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Bruno Sudret, ETH Zürich, Switzerland