4th Validation Workshop

After Shanghai 2011, London 2013 and Munich 2014, the Fourth International Workshop on Validation of Computational Mechanics Models will be held in downtown Zurich, Switzerland, on November 5th, 2019. Keynote Speakers include Linden Harris (Airbus), Anna Pandolfi (Politecnico di Milano) and Yakov Ben-Haim (Technion).

The event is free of charge, and a drink reception is included. For organizational reasons please by email.

The program includes the Keynote as well as other confirmed speakers for the three sessions. Travel information may help you to plan your journey. The location can be reached within half an hour from the train station at the airport.


Session one:  Credible Models for Engineering Decision-Making

Keynote: The assessment of smarter testing for credibility and maturity
                  Linden Harris, Airbus, FR

Validation and credibility challenges in applied biology and toxicology
                  Maurice Whelan, JRC Ispra, IT

Experimental detection and quantification of crack networks for numerical simulation in heterogeneous materials using techniques based on 3D digital images
                  Yang Chen and James Marrow, University of Oxford, UK


Session two:   Validation of multi-physics models of engineering systems

Keynote: Validation of multiphysics models: from the material scale to the boundary value problem
                 Anna Pandolfi, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Validation of fluid-structure interaction simulations
                  George Lampeas, University of Patras and Athena Research Center, HE

Model Validation in the UK Nuclear Industry: A Proposed Probabilistic Metric
                  Steve Graham, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK


Session three: The Future of Experimental Data for Model Trustworthiness

Keynote: As our Island of Knowledge Grows, so Does the Shore of our Ignorance
                 Yakov Ben-Haim, Technion, IL

Using Historical Measurement Data for Validation of Engineering Simulations
                 Erwin Hack, Empa, CH

Middle-ear mechanics and sound localization in the lizard: a finite-element approach
                 Pieter Livens, University of Antwerp, BE