Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering University of Bradford UK
Sponsored by The Institute of Measurement and Control
Co-Sponsors: Institute of Electrical Engineers Institution of Mechanical Engineers Institution of Nuclear Engineers Institute of Physics Institute of Energy Mechanical Dynamics International
Conference Chairmen: Dr. Homer Rahnejat and Prof. Bob Whalley
Prof. Duncan Dowson (Fellow of Royal Society) "Engine Tribology"
Prof. J.J. Kalker (Technical University of Delft) "Contact Mechanics Viewed as a problem in Multibody Theory"
Dr. R. Rowntree (European Space Tribology Laboratory) "Bearings for Spacecraft Applications"
Some of the invited contributions:
Prof. M.A. Elbestawi (McMaster University) on Machine Tool and Cutting Dynamics
Dr. Ing. J.W. Biermann (Institut Fur Kraftfahrwesen) on Vehicular Driveline Dynamics
Dr. R. Aini Rye Machinery Ltd Dr. R. Rowntree European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) Mr. S. Gupta Mechanical Dynamics International (MDI) - UK Dr. M. Ebrahimi University of Bradford Mr. M. Menday Ford Motor Company Dr. A. Olver Imperial College of Science, Technology &Medicine Dr. H. Bartlett University of Bradford Dr. Z.M. Jin University of Bradford Dr. M.R. Asl Edwards High Vacuum International Dr. C.S. Wright University of Bradford
International Advisory Board: Prof. D. Dowson Fellow of Royal Society, UK Prof. J.J. Kalker Technical University of Delft, Netherlands Prof. M. ElBestawi McMaster University, Canada Prof. P. Kapsa Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Mr. J. Ward Rolls-Royce PLC, UK Dr. M. Hoffmann Mechanical Dynamics International (MDI) -GmbH, Dr. H. H. Priebsch AVL LIST, Austria Mr. J. Engstrom Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden Dr. S. Lacey NSK -RHP European Bearings Research Centre Dr. V. Sohoni Mechanical Dynamics International (MDI), USA Dr. F.P. Wardle Load Point Ltd., UK Dr. R. Gohar Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Dr. M.R. Etemad Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Dr. A. Mostofi Nuclear Electric PLC, UK Mr. S. Morrison Structures & Computers Ltd, UK Mr. M.Hollingsworth Jaguar Cars, UK Dr. P.M. Johns Cybernetica Research Ltd, UK Mr. P. Hickey Dowty Aerospace, UK Capt. G. Riddett MANX Airlines (Europe)
Aim: The principle aim of the symposium is to highlight and integrate the various techniques employed in dealing with complex dynamic problems encountered in various industries. This will lead to the formation of an international forum for leading researchers in all aspects of multi-body dynamics to gather and exchange their valuable experiences.
The symposium is co-sponsored by The Institute of Measurement and Control, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical Engineers as well as Mechanical Dynamics International. The Organising and the International Advisory Committees are drawn from various cross-sections of leading academic researchers and industrial practionnaires. High quality research and development work will be discussed and disseminated to all interested parties through refereed contributions that will be published in the form of proceedings by the Mechanical Engineering Publications (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers).
Scope: The scope of the symposium is suitably wide to encompass a range of applications of multi-body dynamics,condition monitoring, modelling and simulation techniques. It will cover applications in automotive,aerospace, machine tool, turbo-machinery and other machinery industries. It would broadly include the following:
Vehicle Dynamics: Ride and Handling analysis (rail and road vehicles): suspension and steering systems,braking performance,tyre/road interactions and NVH analysis. Body design including: structural dynamics and aerodynamics.
Power Train Dynamics: power train design, monitoring and analysis including: concept engines, engines and sub-systems, NVH and vibration isolation, engine tribology, transmission design, NVH and tribological issues, CVT systems, driveline components: Cardan joints, splines, torque tubes, differential.
Aerospace Dynamics: Aircraft/aerospace systems including elasto-aerodynamics of wings, solar panels, stabilising booms. Mechanism design for ailerons, flaps, spoilers, rudders, elevators, landing gears. Aero-engines: vibration monitoring and analysis of rotors, bearings, blades. Micro-gravity effects in spacecrafts, Gyrodynamics. Tribological issues in bearings and transmissions.
Rotor Dynamics: Vibrations of shaft and bearing systems, long rotors, machine tool spindles, turbo-machinery and blading systems, rotors with mounted members, out-of-balance vibrations. Contact dynamics problems in lubricated and dry contacts, variable compliance, vibrations in bearings, rotor/stator rubbing problems.
Tool/work interactions; chatter and stick-slip problems, cutting dynamics. Real time condition monitoring, spectral and cepstral analyses.
Numerical Methods: Lagrangian dynamics, Eulerian dynamics, Brownian dynamics, Modal analysis, FRF analysis, finite difference, finite element and boundary integral element methods,variable step-size ÃÂstiffÃÂ integration algorithms, sparse matrix technology, state-space analysis, linear quadratic Gaussian compensation.
***Intended Papers on related topics are also welcomed.***