An ECCOMAS Advanced Course on Computational Structural Dynamics

Computational Structural Dynamic Short Course

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Prof. K.C. Park

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Prof. K.C. Park is emeritus professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, Colorado. He has obtained master’s deegre at the Stanford University and Ph.D. degree at the Clarkson College. His area of interest lies in computational multiphysics and numerical methods in mechanics, linear and nonlinear waves, fluid-structure interaction, modelling of impact-contact problems, partitioned analysis in mechanics and domain decompostion methods , system identication, dynamics of metamaterials, membranaous aerospace structures, mechanical characterization of microelectro-mechanical systems and more others.

Prof. Petr Krysl

 University of California, San Diego, US

Petr Krysl is a Professor of Computational Mechanics of Solids and Structures, University of California, San Diego (since 2009). He is a member of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Department of Structural Engineering. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, and has an h-index of 30 and i-index of 61 (Google scholar). He is the author of several textbooks of finite element analysis (the latest: Finite Element Modeling with Abaqus and Python for Thermal and Stress Analysis. Published online: 

Dr. Alexander Popp

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Since 2018, Alexander Popp is Full Professor for Computer-Based Simulation at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany). Previous appointments have been as Postdoctoral Researcher and Group Leader at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) between 2012 and 2017 after having received a Ph.D. from TUM in 2012 for his work on computational contact mechanics. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in computer-based simulation with a focus on finite element methods (FEM) for solid and structural mechanics, coupled interface and multi-physics problems as well as methods of parallel software development and high performance computing (HPC). International collaborations have led him to visiting professor and scholar appointments at the University of Tokyo (Japan), at Columbia University (USA) and at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). He has served as Secretary General of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM) and is currently Chairman of the Young Investigators Committee of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).

Prof. Jaroslav Kruis

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Jaroslav Kruis is professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, honorary professor of University of Pecs, Hungary and chairman of the national network EU-MATHS-IN.CZ. He has kept technical education in civil engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is an expert in numerical methods in mechanics, finite element method, modelling of coupling problems, domain decomposition methods and FETI with applications in structural dynamics and mutli-field modelling.  He is an author of the book Domain Decomposition Methods for Distributed Computing (Saxe-Coburg Publications on Computational Engineering).

Prof. José A. González

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Prof. González is Associate Professor at the Technical School of Engineering, University of Seville, Spain. He obtained in 2001 his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same University and his research in Computational Mechanics is oriented to the development of new numerical techniques for the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Finite Element Method (FEM). In particular, algorithms for contact mechanics using BEM, FEM-BEM coupling in statics and dynamics, parallel BEM and FEM solvers, fluid-structure interaction and BEM modeling of wave propagation.

Dr. Anton Tkachuk

University of Stuttgart, Germany


Dr. Anton Tkachuk is a research associate at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. He has obtained Master's degree in mechanical engineering at the National Technical University "KhPI", Kharkiv, Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. He has obtained postdoctoral fellow at Colorado University at Boulder, USA. His topics of interest are numerical methods for structural dynamics, computational contact mechanics, crashsimulation and shells, thermo-elasticity, solidification, deformation of press-moulds and improving of finite element method in dynamics and contact problems.

Dr. Radek Kolman

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Radek Kolman is a researcher at the Institute of Thermomechanics, the Czech Academy of Science and a head of the Laboratory of Computational Solid Mechanics. The topics of interest are following; numerical methods in wave propagation problems in solids and impact problems, mainly finite element method and its modification, numerical aspect of solution of dynamic problems in solids, methods of direct time integration of equations of motion, accuracy and dispersion analysis of finite element method, and multi-scale modelling of fracture problems and numerical methods in quantuum mechanics.

Dr. Ján Kopačka

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Ján Kopačka received his engineering and doctorate degrees from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Both of his theses were awarded the prize of Professor Babuška. He is currently a postdoc at the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He spent six months on an internship at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Boulder, Colorado. His main scientific topics include numerical solution of static and dynamic contact problems using both classical finite element method and isogeometric analysis. He is interested in methods of solving nonlinear equations and methods of optimization. He has experience in programming finite element technology to solve nonlinear problems of structural mechanics including large deformations, hyperelasticity, plasticity and contact.

Dr. Martin Isoz

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Martin Isoz obtained both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague in the fields of chemical engineering and applied mathematics, respectively. Currently, he is a postdoc at the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and an assistant professor at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. He completed scientific stays at the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, Environmental and Natural Product Process Engineering of the TU-Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany, 3 months), at the Department of Mathematics of the University Hamburg (Germany, 6 months) and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Kyung Hee University (South Korea, 3 months). His research interests include computational continuum mechanics with respect to both solids and fluids and POD-based methods of model order reduction.

Jan Kober

Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Jan Kober is a postdoc at the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Master's and Ph.D. degrees at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in the field of materials engineering. He completed a scientific stay in the Department of Applied Science and Technology of the Politecnico di Torino (Italy, 6 months). He focuses on experimental work and signal processing in ultrasonic NDT. His research interests include methods utilizing diffuse elastic waves (e.g. time reversal and coda wave interferometry) and nonlinear wave propagation (e.g. nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy and slow dynamics).
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