The International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis (MPSVA 2022) is the 10th conference in an international series held every 3 years, organised by the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics.

The conference is well-established for the presentation of research findings in stress analysis and vibration dynamics with the intention of providing directed focus on the state-of-the-art in theoretical and experimental methodology.


We are delighted to welcome keynotes from:

Insights from industry

We will be hosting a special session with roundtable on Industrial challenges in stress and vibration including presentations from:

  • Adrian Jones, Rolls-Royce, "Influence of Contact and Friction on Vibration Assessments in Gas Turbines"
  • Mauro Caresta, Schlumberger, "Current challenges to improve reliability of downhole drilling equipment"
Early career prize presentation

The two winners of the Early Career Researcher Prize for outstanding contribution to the field of Applied Mechanics are as follows:

An investigation towards the Uncertainty Model calibration approaches for NASA-Langley UQ Challenge 2019
Adolphus Lye, University of Liverpool

Adolphus Lye is currently a 4th-year PhD student based at the Institute of Risk and Uncertainty within the University of Liverpool. In 2018, he graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics. In that same year, he obtained the Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiatives (SNRSI) scholarship which funded his PhD study. 

Through the course of his candidature, his research interest mainly revolves around the topic of Bayesian model updating and its applications in addressing numerous applied mechanics problems. This includes reviewing the state-of-the-art developments in Bayesian model updating, addressing model uncertainty in Sequential Bayesian filtering for Structural Health Monitoring, and more recently, merging Uncertainty Quantification tools with Artificial Intelligence algorithms to provide probabilistic predictions on Nuclear material properties.

To date, he has attended numerous conferences where he has given talks discussing his research works such as the European Safety and Reliability Conference, International Conference on Nuclear Power Plants, the International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering, and the upcoming International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis. Details to his conference proceedings can be found on his personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/adolphus-lye/

Studies aside, he enjoys doing sports and is currently a member of the University's Athletics and Cross Country Team.

Higher Order Invariant Manifolds Parametrisation of Geometrically Nonlinear Structures Modelled with Large Finite Element Models
Alessandra Vizzaccaro, University of Bristol

Alessandra is a Research Associate in Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol under the DigiTwin programme grant. She completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London in 2021. Her research aims to develop numerical and experimental tools to model, understand, and design the dynamics of nonlinear mechanical systems, with application to large scale finite element models as well as hybrid structures and digital twins.

Conference dinner

Our conference dinner will be held at Exeter College, the fourth oldest college in Oxford, dating from 1314.

MVSPA Conference 2022 Flyer

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:


Early career prize presentation nomination deadline:


Early registration deadline:


Registration deadline:


Paper submission deadline:

31 July 2022

Revision of proceedings (committee)

Early September 2022


Organised by the IOP Applied Mechanics Group

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