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The Third International Conference
on Soft Computing Technology in
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
3-6 September 2013
Inverse Methods in Structural Dynamics
organised by Dr E.N. Chatzi
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
and Prof C. Papadimitriou, University of Thesaly, Greece
Session Aims and Scope
Inverse methods are often quite central in approaches related to Structural Dynamics. This session will focus on (but is not necessarily limited to) the use of inverse methods for dynamic problems within a Structural Health Monitoring context. It covers theoretical and computational issues, applications in structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as other related engineering disciplines. Topics relevant to the session include: soft computing methods for inverse problem formulations, evolutionary approaches for model based parameter estimation, damage detection/localization, linear and nonlinear system identification and reliability prognosis, theoretical and experimental modal identification, statistical system identification methods for parameter and state estimation, model updating and correlation, structural health monitoring and fault detection techniques, Bayesian calibration-validation-uncertainty quantification of structural models, stochastic simulation techniques for state estimation and model class selection, robust response and reliability updating using measurements, optimal strategies for experimental design, optimal sensor and actuator location methods, structural prognosis techniques, fatigue prediction based on vibration measurements. Papers dealing with experimental investigation and verification of theories are especially welcomed.
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organiser:
  • Dr E.N. Chatzi
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    (chatzi AT )
  • Prof C. Papadimitriou
    University of Thesaly, Greece
    (costasp AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CSC2013-S03" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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