Engineering systems are becoming more and more complex. Physical properties of such complex systems at various space and time scales need to be integrated together to understand them fully. In addition, the resilience of such systems has become more and more critical when in operation or during their maintenance.
The objective of this workshop was to present and discuss state-of-the-art modelling techniques where the multi scale and transient nature of a system operating over time is accounted for in the whole performance of the complex system. The uncertainty in modelling such complex systems was also discussed.
The workshop gave delegates the chance to offer their views on the direction of the research and possibly influence future research and generate ideas for funding opportunities in complex engineering.
Venue: Thursday 18th January, 9:00 - 3:30pm, Inox, Level 5, University of Sheffield Students' Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG.
Theme 1: Resilience
Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan, Director of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield
Prof Liz Varga, Professor of Complex Infrastructure Systems, Cranfield University
Theme 2: Whole system performance
Dr. Claudia Mazza, Reader in Biomechanics, Insigneo Institute, University of Sheffield
Professor Jennifer Whyte, Chair in Systems Intergration, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London.
Theme 3: Uncertainty
Professor Richard Clayton, Professor of Computational Biology, University of Sheffield
Professor Keith Worden, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
Dr Matthias Troffaes, Associate Professor (Reader), Statistics, Durham University
Further information on the event can be found here.