Lettre du GST – Janvier 2018


je me permets de vous envoyer la lettre d’information du mois de janvier 2018 du GST Mécanique et Incertain de l’AFM.

Le contenu est le suivant :

  • Meilleurs vœux pour 2018
  • Cinquième journée de la conception robuste et fiable du 29 mars 2018 (Bordeaux)
  • Ouvrage « La fiabilité en mécanique, des méthodes aux applications », André Lannoy, Maurice Lemaire, Alain Delage.
  • Soutenance HDR JM. Bourinet le 29 janvier 2018 à Clermont-Ferrand
  • Formations Mécanique et Incertain
  • Rappel de quelques congrès et manifestations en 2018

J’insiste particulièrement sur le déroulement de la cinquième édition de notre journée d’échange « conception robuste et fiable » qui aura lieu le 29 mars 2018 à Bordeaux.

Je vous joins également le programme.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer le 29 mars à Bordeaux.


Pr. Nicolas GAYTON – Professeur des Universités
SIGMA Clermont-Ferrand – Institut Pascal UMR CNRS 6602

ECT2018-11 – Uncertainty Quantification

Dear Colleague,

this is a kind reminder of our invitation to contribute to the Special Session ECT2018-11 on

“Uncertainty quantification and analysis in engineering: precise and imprecise probability approaches”

which we are organizing in the framework of the

ECT2018, The Tenth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6 September 2018 (http://www.ectconference.com/)

The aim of this Special Session is to collect the most recent developments on the application of precise and imprecise probability approaches to engineering problems (see the attached file). The topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to:

  • Stochastic finite element procedures
  • Non-probabilistic finite element procedures
  • Surrogate models
  • Simulation techniques
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Reliability analysis
  • Reliability-based design
  • Hybrid uncertainties
  • Random vibrations

Please note that the abstract should be submitted electronically through the on-line submission system at http://www.ectconference.com/submit-abstract.asp

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 2, 2018

Papers presented at the ECT2018 conference are eligible for submission to a special issue of the International Journal Advances in Engineering Software after the conference.

We would appreciate if you could notify us by sending a copy of the abstract (email: alba.sofi@unirc.it).

Please accept our apologies if you receive this call for papers more than once.


Alba Sofi, University « Mediterranea » of Reggio Calabria (alba.sofi@unirc.it)

Alice Cicirello, University of Oxford, ( alice.cicirello@eng.ox.ac.uk)

Isaac Elishakoff, Florida Atlantic University (elishako@fau.edu)

Giuseppe Muscolino, University of Messina (gmuscolino@unime.it)

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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: http://www.wccm2018.org/

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