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Optimization of Mechanical Systems and/or Manufacturing Processes

Assoc. Prof. Erdem Acar (TOBB University of Economy and Technology, TURKEY)

The application of optimization methods in design of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes results in lighter, safer and inexpensive products. This special session aims to provide a forum for researchers from academia and industry to exchange information, experience and ideas as well as to build future collaborations. Emerging and state of the art topics in optimization as well as optimization applications in all types of mechanical systems will be discussed. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of Mechanical System Design Optimization (e.g., automobile design, aircraft design, engine design, etc.)
  • Applications of Manufacturing Process Optimization
  • Numerical Optimization Techniques
  • Experimental Optimization Techniques
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • Structural Optimization
  • Surrogate (Metamodel) Based Optimization
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Multiobjective Optimization
  • Robust and Reliability Based Design Optimization
  • Papers should be directed to the following address.

    Assoc. Prof. Erdem Acar
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    TOBB University of Economy and Technology
    Söğütözü Cad. No:43, Söğütözü, Ankara, 06560, Turkey
    E Mail: acar@etu.edu.tr
    Tel:+90 312 292 4257
    Fax:+90 312 292 4091


    Design Science and Timeaxis Design

    Prof. Yoshiyuki Matsuoka (Keio University, Japan)

    In response to the various challenges facing today's society, such as environmental problem, safety and security problem, fulfillment of emotional value, it is required to integrate knowledge of each specialized design fields and work together addressing the challenges. For moving toward this achievement, it is vital to form Design Science as a common basis.

    In the first half of the special session, we discuss the meaning and the framework of Design Science toward the integration of design and work on sharing the same recognition will be discussed. "Design Science Dictionary", a web-based dictionary in growth form with regular updating, and its usage will also be presented.

    In the second half, "Timeaxis Design" will be advocated. It is a new paradigm applying Design Science. "Timeaxis Design" is the design using design theory and methodology that the concept of time axis is introduced in designing an artifact. Service design and bio-inspired design are applied to grow the value of an artifact and deepen motional attachment to an artifact along with its continuing use. This is the new paradigm of design that is able to address the above mentioned social challenges by building the new relationships of design with user and society.

    Contact Address:
    Dr Koichiro Sato
    Faculty of Science and Technology
    Keio University
    3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan
    E Mail: Koichiro_Sato@a3.keio.jp
    Tel: +81-(0)45-563-1141(ext.42080)
    Fax: +81-(0)45-566-1495

    Recent Progress in Advanced High Strength Steels Stamping

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Öztürk

    In recent years, lightweight vehicle projects have become target priority for automotive industry due to the benefit of fuel consumption and reduction of carbon dioxide emission. Automobiles produce almost 20% of the world's carbon dioxide which is expected to increase more in the near future. An effective way for reducing the weight of an automobile is to use of lightweight materials. These materials have high strength to weight ratio. Aluminum, magnesium, titanium and their alloys and high strength steels are perceived as lightweight materials. As it is known that the use of high strength steel in automotive industry has increased recently due to earnings on energy absorption capacity in the instant an accident and forecast displays this trend will be continued in the forthcoming years. The new automobile models have increased the usage of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) which have higher yield points than structural steels. By reducing the thickness of the high strength steel sheets, one can get the same strength and better performance than the current structures. An important factor in the usage of advanced high strength steel is the formability without having any problem at low expense.
    In this special session, recent developments and challenges in stamping of AHSS will be focused and future trend will be discussed. The main objective of the session is also to discuss and explore collaborations between academia and industry.

    Contact Address for paper submission:
    Dr. Fahrettin Öztürk (Associate Professor)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Nigde University, Turkey
    E Mail: fahrettin@fahrettinozturk.net
    Tel:+90 (535) 389-4824 (Mobile)
    Web: http://www.fahrettinozturk.net

    New Materials and New Processes in Automotive Industry

    Prof. Dr. M. Cemal ÇAKIR

    The developments in materials over the last decade have been considerable with the automotive industry being one of the leaders in innovative product applications. The modern motor vehicle is an excellent example of new materials and technologies utilisation. A typical modern motor vehicle is constructed from a mixture of many different materials from all classes of metals, plastics, rubbers and ceramics, produced in different forms by different processes and combined by a similar variety of joining methods. The manufacturers of motor vehicles are continually being compelled to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient at lower manufacturing costs with increased productivity. Also, motor vehicle manufacturers are striving to shorten the product development cycle to enable new models to be brought out more quickly, more often and with lower tooling costs.

    In this special session, recent developments in materials and processes in automotive industry will be focused and future trend will be discussed.

    Contact Address for paper submission:
    Prof. Dr. M. Cemal ÇAKIR
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    Uludag University,
    Gorukle 16059 Bursa TURKEY

    E Mail: cemal@uludag.edu.tr
    Tel:+90 (532) 305 0704 (Mobile)
    Web: http://mm.uludag.edu.tr/?page_id=176

    Design for Transport Safety

    All papers presented in this Special Session will be considered for submission in the Special Issue: Design for Transport Safety of the International Journal of Crashworthiness (Taylor & Francis Group).

    Organizer and the Guest Editor of the Journal Special Issue:
    Prof. Dr. B. Serpil ACAR (Loughbrough University, UK)

    Transportation Accidents are the leading cause of severe injuries and accidental death worldwide. 1.3 million people are killed in the world each year as a result of road traffic accidents alone. Appropriate design and manufacturing of vehicles, safety systems and infrastructure play major roles in reducing the injuries and fatalities.
    This Special Session is organised to focus upon the research, design and development that investigate ways of improving transport safety. It will provide a forum for engineers, scientists and industrialists to introduce challenges and to discuss ideas, the state of the art methodologies and trends to address a number of challenges in transport safety.

    The topics will include (but not limited to)

    • Road, Rail, Water and amphibious vehicle and Aircraft crashworthiness
    • Impact Biomechanics
    • Occupant and Pedestrian Protection
    • Physical Modelling
    • Computational Modelling
    • Accident Simulations
    • Visual detection and recognition techniques
    • Safety System Design

    If you are interested in submitting a paper please send your 'Expression of Interest' and (max) 250-word Abstract to B.S.Acar@Lboro.ac.uk by 10 Jan 2014. Full manuscripts of the papers will be required by 14 Feb 2014 to be considered for inclusion in the Special Session.

    Contact Address for paper submission:
    Prof. Dr. B Serpil ACAR
    Professor of Design for Injury Prevention
    Design School
    Loughborough University
    Leics LE11 3TU
    England, UK

    E-mail: B.S.Acar@Lboro.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 1509 63 57 00

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