The purpose of this event will be to present and promote the current and future topics of ongoing research as a result of an effective international collaboration between three Universities – Aveiro (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia) and Split (Croatia). Mechanical damage and fracture in industry, dynamic crush performance, deformation and failure modes, non-destructive methods, mechanical testing, and numerical modelling of structures, in particular multifunctional lightweight structures based on cellular metals, are some of the research topics that will be addressed in this event.
9:30-10:00 Advanced computational simulations in structural engineering
Matej Vesenjak, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maribor, Slovenia
10:00-10:30 Middle-wave infrared thermography as a tool for evaluation of dynamic processes in inhomogeneous metallic structures and materials
Lovre Krstulović-Opara, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Split, Croatia
10:30-11:00 Fatigue failures in industry and their repair
Željko Domazet, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Split, Croatia
Location: José Grácio Auditorium, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro
Date: 30 May 2018
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Matej Vesenjak is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maribor, Slovenia. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 2006. From 2012 he is a visiting professor at the Kumamoto University, Japan and was also a visiting professor at the Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan. His research interests focus on porous and cellular materials, mechanical and geometrical characterization of advanced materials, computational mechanics, crashworthiness and fluid-structure interaction. He has been awarded with numerous scholarships and fellowships and has gained professional experience at several universities and institutions all over the world. His bibliography contains more than 450 entries.
Lovre Krstulović-Opara is a Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Split, Croatia. He received his Dipl. Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zagreb in 1994, got the teaching assistant position and obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1997. After this he joined the research group of Prof. Peter Wriggers, first at TU Darmstadt, and then at University of Hannover where in 2000 he received his Dr.-Ing. degree. In 2001 he moved to University of Split, and in 2015 he was elected to Full professor with permanent position. His research interests include numerical methods in contact mechanics, experimental mechanics, non-destructive testing and infrared thermography. He is certified expert in several NDT methods. Currently he is the president of the Croatian Society of Mechanics.
Željko Domazet is a Professor at the University of Split, Croatia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB). He received his B.S. degree in 1978, M.S. degree in 1986 and Ph.D. degree in 1993, all in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zagreb. He spent one year as a DAAD scholar at Fraunhofer Institute (LBF) for Fatigue Strength in Darmstadt. Since 1978 he has taught in Mechanical Engineering at FESB-University of Split. In 2000 he was elected to Full professor and in 2005 with permanent position. His research interests include metal structures, fatigue and failures, repairs of damaged structures, numerical methods and experimental mechanics. He is author of more than 150 scientific papers, more than 100 projects for industry, leader of several international scientific projects, mentor of more than 50 master and doctoral theses, member of Croatian Academy of Technical Science and other societies. He is a visiting professor at several international and Croatian universities. He was dean of FESB in Split (2000-2004.), vice rector of the University of Split (2004.-2010) and is Chief of Mechanical Engineering Department at FESB-Split.