Events

Workshop on Intelligent Optimal Design of Complex Systems

Date: 23 Feb 2010 - 24 Feb 2010

Venue: Training Room 1, Level 3, Tower Block

Introduction

The designers of products are often compelled to make decisions under uncertain conditions, seeking solutions to problems which do not have known solutions. These include constitutive modelling, fatigue life prediction, wear, friction, or prediction of errors of inelastic analysis of structures.  Similar problems will also surface in biomechanics, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. With rapid intensifying competition, it has become absolutely crucial for companies to achieve shorter time-to-market, while assuring optimal production. 
 

This workshop will review some basic issues relating to these problems, as well as the various optimisation schemes. It will also provide a panel of approaches with their bases, usage and some explicit examples to deal with such problems using the available expert knowledge, experimental data and simulation/computational tools. The most important specificity is to make the FUSION of the data coming from various sources but also the FUSION of the parameters to be able to extract knowledge even from a very small database. 
 

The lecturer, who is an expert in optimisation of processes and formulation of material input, direct coupling with CAD Systems, optimal design of structures for random or cyclic loading, control of processes, non-destructive tests and fluid/structure interactions, civil engineering problems, will present a special approach during this very detailed intensive workshop. Each participant will be able to use the most appropriate tools for this approach in their particular problem. They will be provided a thorough grounding in the approach. This will be achieved through a balance of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions of their own problems.  
 

Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook for the demonstration session. 
 

 

 

 

Programme

Day 1: 23 Feb 2010

9.00am Registration

9.15am Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 1

10.30am Tea Break

10.45am Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 2

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 3

3.30pm Tea Break

3.45pm Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 4

6.00pm End

 

 

Day 2: 24 Feb 2010

9.15am Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 5

10.30am Tea Break

10.45am Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 6

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 7

3.30pm Tea Break

3.45pm Intelligent Optimal Design Of Complex Systems Part 8

6.00pm End

 

 

 

 

 
About Prof Joseph Zarka
Professor Joseph Zarka holds a Dr. es-sciences degree from University of Paris (1968) and a Civil-Mechanical Diploma from Ecole Polytechnique (1962). He is currently the Scientific Director of CADLM, France. He has recently been appointed Consultant for the International Relations of NWPU in Xian (China). 
 
He was the Director de Researches ua CNRS, Laboratoire de Mecanique, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1964-2004. He was Professor and Chairman of the Materials-Structures Department at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancess (ENSTA).From 1976 to 1981, he was the Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, from 1981-1983, Professor Zarka was the Scientific Director of Centre Etudes Techniques des Mecanique (CETIM) and a part-time visiting scientist at the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials at University of San Diego California (USA). He was also a part-time visiting professor at McGill University at Montreal (Canada).Professor Zarka has also received Honours from Fourneyron from the French Academic des Science in 1973, Jacob WAEEEMBERG from the Royal Swedish Academic of Engineering Science in 1976 and Fellow of ASME in 1999.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend

Scientist, engineers, R&D managers, researchers, industry professionals in the electronics, precision engineering and transport engineering clusters

 

 

Registration

This 2-day workshop isFree.To book a seat, please register online.

 

For general enquiries, please contact Samantha Chan, Email : chanskf@scei.a-star.edu.sg