Category Archives: Seminar

Fatigue reliability design and assessment under uncertainty

Another guest at the Dynamics Seminar will be prof. Shun-Peng Zhu from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC).

The theme of the meeting will be

Fatigue reliability design and assessment under uncertainty

Below is the Professor’s short bio:

Dr. Shun-Peng Zhu, Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UESTC in 2011 and was honored as PIF Fellow of Politecnico di Milano, Italy from 2016 to 2018 and a research associate at the University of Maryland, the United States in 2010.

His research which has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes, over 100 peer-reviewed book chapters, journals, and proceedings papers, explores the aspects: fatigue reliability design; probabilistic Physics of Failure modeling; multi-physics damage modeling and life prediction for engineering components/materials.

He received the Award of Merit of ESIS-TC12 in 2019, Polimi International Fellowship in 2016, 2nd prize of the National Defense Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China in 2014, Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2012, Best Paper Awards of several international conferences and Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer Awards.

He is an Elsevier Most Cited Chinese researcher in the field of Safety, Risk, Reliability, and Quality since 2018, and serves as guest editor, editorial board member of several international journals, and Springer book series.

Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis — Experiments and Modelling

Next Wednesday (November 18, 2020), at a slightly unusual time: at 15:15 (due to the time difference between Poland and Canada), we invite you to the seminar of Professor Grzegorz Glinka from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

The theme of the meeting will be

Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis — Experiments and Modelling

Biography Summary

Grzegorz (Gregory) Glinka is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He specializes in fracture and fatigue of steel structures and mechanical engineering machinery, and has also acted as a United Nations expert. Professor Glinka’s research interests include fracture of materials, fatigue of structures, multiaxial fatigue and creep of engineering materials, computer aided design, FEM-elastic-plastic stress-strain analysis and reliability. He is also interested in weight functions and structural modeling for stress intensity factors. Professor Glinka’s recent research activities include the modelling of fatigue crack growth under random loading and fatigue optimization of welded structures.

He has published over 160 related articles in technical journals and textbooks and also teaches several upper year Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering courses at the university.

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Fatigue strength models — From Basquin law to full-range relations

At the next seminar (14-10-2020), our guest will be Prof. Jose Correia from the Department of Civil Engineering University of Porto.

Presentation topic:

“Fatigue strength models — From Basquin law to full-range relations”.

José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia (José A.F.O. Correia), born 1984 in Peso da Régua, Portugal, is a Researcher and an Invited Professor of INEGI and CONSTRUCT/FEUP of the University of Porto (Portugal). Since 2018, he is a Guest Teacher at the Engineering Structures Department of the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He is an Invited Professor at the structural mechanics’ section of the University of Coimbra (since 2016/09). He obtained the degrees BSc (2007) and MSc (2009) in Civil Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). He is a specialist in steel and composite (steel and concrete) construction by the University of Coimbra in 2010. He is a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering/Structures Engineering by the University of Porto in 2015.

He is co-author of more 150 scientific journal papers in the most relevant scientific journals devoted to structural integrity, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, 200 proceedings in international and national conferences, congresses and workshops, 6 book chapters and 5 books.

He was/is supervisor of doctoral and master’s dissertations in the areas of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (Structural Mechanics) — 15 Ph.D. (2 completed; 13 ongoing) and 34 MSc. (30 completed; 4 ongoing).

He was/is also team member of the organization and participation in approved national (Portugal) and European research projects (17 research projects, >6.500.000,00€). He was/is coordinator of 3 R&D projects and consulting services (university extension) budgeted in 300.000,00€ and 100.000,00€, respectively. In business activities, he was involved in approved investment projects budgeted in more than 720.000,00€.

In 2017, he was appointed as a chairman of the technical committee called “ESIS TC12 – Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components” of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS). He is a member of technical committees, CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-9 Fatigue and CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-10 Fracture, of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

He is a member of editorial board of 25 scientific journals, editor-in-Chief and Section Editor of 8 Scientific Journals, Book Series and Sub-Series. He received more than 18 awards, grants and scholarships.