Keynote speakers

Can a jet engine survive a birdstrike?

Biographical Sketch

Professor Shaker Meguid is an internationally renowned scholar with significant contributions in computational and experimental mechanics at varied length scales. Undoubtedly, his research activities have contributed significantly to the areas of multiscale modelling, advanced and smart nanocomposites, crashworthiness, fracture mechanics and failure prevention. He has published 295 papers in leading tier-1 scientific journals, 240 presentations in international conferences of significance with a large number being invited as keynote and plenary speaker. He authored 4 books on fracture mechanics, nanomechanics and micromechanics, edited17 international conference proceedings and contributed 17 book chapters.

He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. J of Mechanics and Materials in Design, former Technical Associate Editor of ASME J. of Engineering Materials and Technology (for two consecutive terms), former Associate Editor of IMechE Journal of Mechanical Process Engineering, Guest Editor to a number of Journals including Mechanics of Materials and a member of the editorial board of numerous journals. He is also the Founding Head of the Aerospace Engineering Division of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He taught different branches of mechanics in 4 continents: Europe (Manchester, Oxford (England) and Milano Polytecnico (Italy)), North America (Toronto, Canada), and Asia (NTU, Singapore), Hunan, Peking, and BIT (China), and Africa (Cairo University, Egypt).

He is an Engineering Consultant to the United Nations, a lifetime senior member of AIAA, member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEng), Chartered Engineer in Great Britain (CEng), Fellow of ASME, Fellow of IMechE and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He works closely with the aerospace and automotive industries and is regularly approached by members of the media for clarification of engineering issues and accidents.

Professor Meguid and his research team won numerous awards, with the most recent honor being the nomination by his department for the gold medal by the Governor General of Canada, holder of the Robert Hooke Award bestowed by the European Society for Experimental Mechanics, Engineering Award-Research and Development by the Professional Engineers of Ontario for his significant contribution to research and development in Canada.

Can a jet engine survive a birdstrike?
by Shaker A. Meguid

Mechanics and Aerospace Design Laboratory, University of Toronto, Canada

Topology optimizations of solids and flow channels based on level set method using boundary element method and lattice boltzmann method

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Professor Toshiro Matsumoto is a professor of Nagoya University since 2004 and has a laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering. He has dedicated his study to boundary element methods (BEM) and its application to engineering problems. His contributions have been in the application of the boundary element method to fracture mechanics, development of BEM for inhomogeneous material, shape sensitivity analysis, BEM for piezoelectric materials, and application of BEM to topology optimizations. In recent years he is also interested in topology optimization related to flow problems using lattice Boltzmann method. He has published more than 200 journal papers and also more than 200 presentations in international conferences. He wrote two books on BEM and chapters of 7 books.

He is an editor of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, former director of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), Vice Chairman of the Computational Mechanics Division of JSME, Fellow of JSME, and Director of Japan Society for Computational Methods in Engineering (JASCOME). He has been a visiting professor at Wessex Institute, University of Pisa, École Polytechnique, and London University. He taught in China and Italy on BEM and topology optimization. He and his research group won many awards from JSME and JASCOME. He is nominated as the next president of JASCOME.

Topology optimizations of solids and flow channels based on level set method using boundary element method and lattice boltzmann method
by Toshiro Matsumoto

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

The Development of Ducati Panigale 1299 Superleggera: lightweight design in the motorbike sector

Biographical Sketch

Leonardo Bagnoli has been in charge of Vehicle Simulation Dept. of Ducati Motor Holding s.p.a. since 2012. He joined Ducati Motor Holding s.p.a. back in 2007 and started his career as a structural analyst. He has gained particular expertise in the field of structural design, reliability assessment and innovative materials usage for structural applications. Now his team deals with most of the structural, dynamics, fluid-dynamics, NVH and optimization issues that are peculiar of motorcycles and cooperates with the other R&D Depts. in the development of production bikes.

The Development of Ducati Panigale 1299 Superleggera: lightweight design in the motorbike sector
by Leonardo Bagnoli

Head of Vehicle Simulation Dept., Ducati Motor Holding s.p.a., Bologna , Italy

Design for performance and realibility of a rear suspension of a formula one car

Biographical Sketch

Marco Civinelli is Head of Chassis Mechanical Design Dept of Scuderia Ferrari since 2015.
He joined Scuderia Ferrari in 2005 as mechanical design engineer and from 2006 to 2015 he worked as member of the Research and Development group. During these ten years he had the opportunity to be project leader for innovative projects related to various areas of the F1 car, with particular attention for braking system, suspension design, wheel groups, pitstops, hydraulic systems, car launch strategies, following the activities for the concept to car introduction.
The mechanical design group he is currently coordinating has the responsibility of the design of suspensions, brakes system, wheel groups and steering system, working with the target to deliver to the races the best technical solutions, defined as compromise between performance and reliability.

Design for performance and realibility of a rear suspension of a formula one car
by Marco Civinelli

Head of Chassis Mechanical Design Dept, Scuderia Ferrari, Modena, Italy