Tuesday 12 July

09:00   Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Intoduction

Keynote: The first Modern Practice Conference was held in Liverpool in 1989: What have we learnt since then?
John Mottershead, University of Liverpool, UK
Chair: Carol Featherstone
11:00 Coffee Break
  Industrial challenges in stress and vibration
Chair: Alice Cicirello

Influence of Contact and Friction on Vibration Assessments in Gas Turbines
Adrian Jones, Rolls-Royce

Current challenges to improve reliability of downhole drilling equipment
Mauro Caresta, Schlumberger
12:00 Round Table

Semi-Plenary: An investigation towards the Uncertainty Model calibration approaches for NASA-Langley UQ Challenge 2019
Adolphus Lye, University of Liverpool
Chair: Anish Roy
13:10 Lunch

Parallel Session A: Special Session - Structural
Health Monitoring
Chair:Carol Featherston
  Parallel Session: Special session - Mechanics of Biomedical Materials and Devices (part I)
Chair: Vadim Silberschmidt

Probabilistic surrogate modelling for real-time structural health monitoring: application to Neath Swing Bridge
Kai Zhao, Cardiff University, UK
  Stress Analysis of Bone Tissue Scaffolds Composed of Piezoelectric Materials
Sadaf Akbari, Kingston University, UK


Population-based wind farm monitoring based on a spatial autoregressive approach
Weijiang Lin, University of Sheffield, UK
  Finite element analysis of synthetic, functionally graded coronary artery grafts
Argyro Panieraki, University of Birmingham, UK

Discussion Slot

  Patient-Specific Fluid-Solid Interaction Modelling of the Mitral Valve
Giorgos Troulliotis, Hannover Medical School, Germany

15:00 Cofffee Break    

Parallel Session A: Special session – Uncertainty Quantification in Applied Mechanics
Chair: Alice Cicirelo
  Parallel Session B - Special session - Mechanics of Biomedical Materials and Devices (part II)
Chair: Vadim Silberschmidt
15:20 A two-level framework for model reduction and stochastic updating of a dynamic system
Irma Isnardi, University of Liverpool, UK
  Topology optimisation for improved mechanical performance of prosthetic socket
Theodoros Marinopoulos, Loughborough University, UK

Cyclical VBMC for multi-stage damage detection
Felipe Igea, University of Oxford, UK

  Stress Analysis of Magnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) spinal medical implants
Farnoosh Farhad, Northumbria University, UK

A physics-enhanced Gaussian process for the quantification of localised nonlinearities in structures
Luca Marino, TU Delft, Netherlands
  Exploring the Biomechanics of Soft Tissues using Uni-Axial Tensile Testing and FEA
Rebecca Hooker, Loughborough University, UK


Bayesian data-driven learning of vector-valued functions with invariant kernels
David Walton, Cardiff University, UK
  Effect of laser surface treatment on enhanced bond strength of injection-molded PEEK
Amarachi Obilor, Loughborough University, UK

Explainable and Interpretable Machine Learning for problems in Applied Mechanics
Alice Cicirello, TU Delft, Netherlands
  Mechanical characterization of P(L/DL)LA - PLCL co-polymeric blend for biomedical applications
Mariana Rodriguez Reinoso, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


  Experimental Analysis of Structural and Biological Damage in Bone in Conventional and Ultrasonically-assisted Drilling
Khurshid Alam, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
17:20 End    

MVSPA Conference 2022 Flyer

Key dates

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Registration deadline:


Paper submission deadline:

31 July 2022

Revision of proceedings (committee)

Early September 2022


Organised by the IOP Applied Mechanics Group