The CILAMCE 2017 – XXXVIII Ibero-Latin American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering will take place in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, from 5 to 8 November. CILAMCE is an annual conference – promoted by the Brazilian Association of Computational Methods in Engineering (ABMEC) – intended as an international forum for communicating recent developments of numerical methods in several engineering areas.

Since 1977, when it was founded by the emerging Brazilian community of computational mechanics under the leadership of the late Prof. Agustín Ferrante, CILAMCE has become the main opportunity for engineers, students, researchers and other professionals mainly from Brazil and Latin-America to discuss and explore the state of the art of computational methods.

CILAMCE is a multidisciplinary event: scientists and engineers from all over the world are encouraged to attend the conference. The technical program will include six invited plenary speakers and a large number of mini-symposia with contributed papers.

As it already has become a tradition, there will be a special competition – the Agustín Ferrante Award – to acknowledge undergraduate students who show potential for outstanding scientific achievements.

At this time it is hosted by the Civil Engineering Department of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

We look forward to welcoming you to Florianópolis at CILAMCE 2017.

Patrícia de Oliveira Faria
Chairwoman CILAMCE 2017


Organizing Committee

Patrícia de Oliveira Faria – UFSC (Chairwoman)
Leandro Fleck Fadel Miguel – UFSC
Marcos Aurélio Marques Noronha – UFSC
Rafael Holdorf Lopez – UFSC
Wellison José de Santana Gomes – UFSC

Advisory Committee

André Beck – EESC/USP
Eduardo Campello – USP

Scientific Committee

Abimael F. D. Loula – LNCC
Adair Roberto Aguiar – EESC/USP
Adriano Côrtes – UFRJ
Alex F. de Araujo – IFMS
Alvaro Luiz Gayoso de Azeredo Coutinho – UFRJ
Alysson R. M. G. de Assis – UNIARP
André Fenili – UFABC
André T. Beck – USP/São Carlos
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Miranda – UNB
Antonio Miranda – UNB
Bernardo Horowitz -UFPE
Breno Pinheiro Jacob – UFRJ
Bruno da Fonseca Monteiro – UFRJ
Bruno Martins Jacovazzo – UFRJ
Carlos Eduardo Luna de Melo – UnB
Carlos Magluta – COPPE/UFRJ
Carlos Vitor Silva Sarmento – UFPE
Celso Peres Fernandes – UFSC
Celso Romanel – PUC-Rio
Cheng Liang Yee – USP
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira – UFOP
Cláudio M. Sampaio – USP
Clovis R. Maliska – UFSC
Daniel Carlos Taissum Cardoso – PUC-Rio
Darlan K. E. Carvalho -UFPE
Deane Roehl – PUC-Rio
Débora Francisco Lalo – UFMG
Diogo Rodrigo Ribeiro – ISEP
Eduardo de Miranda Batista – UFRJ
Eduardo Fancello – UFSC
Eduardo M. B. Campello – USP
Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn – COPPE/UFRJ
Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos – FURG
Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva – USP
Estevam Barbosa de Las Casas – UFMG
Euclides Mesquita Neto – Unicamp
Evandro Parente Jr – UFC
Felício Bruzzi Barros – UFMG
Fernando Alves Rochinha – UFRJ
Francisco Célio de Araújo – UFOP
Francisco Evangelista Junior – UnB
Francisco Ricardo Cunha – UnB
Frederico M. Alves da Silva -UFG
Gilberto Gomes – UNB
Glaucio H. Paulino – Georgia Tech
Gracieli Dienstmann – UFSC
Gray Farias Moita – CEFET/MG
Gustavo Henrique Siqueira – UNICAMP
Hélio José C. Barbosa – LNCC
Henrique Campelo Gomes – USP
Isaias Vizotto – UNICAMP
Ivan Fabio Mota de Menezes – PUC-Rio
Jean-Marie Désir – UFRGS
João Batista Campos Silva – Unesp
João Costa Pantoja – UNB
João Manuel R. S. Tavares – Universidade do Porto, Portugal
José Camata – UFRJ
José Guilherme Santos da Silva – UERJ
José Luís Drummond Alves – UFRJ
José M. Balthazar – ITA
Juliana Souza Baioco – UFF
Juliano dos Santos Becho – UFMG
Leandro Fleck Fadel Miguel – UFSC
Leandro Mouta Trautwein – Unicamp
Pedro Lemos – USP
Leonardo da Silveira P. Inojosa – UNB
Lineu José Pedroso – UnB
Lucia Catabriga – UFES
Luciana Rohde – UFSC
Luis Volnei Sudati Sagrilo – UFRJ
Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha – Unisinos
Luiz Carlos de Almeida – UNICAMP
Luiz Paulo S. Barra – UFJF
Marcelo Araujo da Silva – UFABC
Marcelo Greco – UFMG
Marcilio Rocha Freitas – UFOP
Marcio Augusto Roma Buzar – UNB
Márcio Augusto Villela Pinto – UFPR
Marco Lúcio Bittencourt – UNICAMP
Mariano Vázquez – BSC, Spain
Mateus das Neves Gomes – IFPR
Miguel Vaz Júnior – UDESC
Neander Berto Mendes – UNB
Nelson F.F. Ebecken – UFRJ
Ney Augusto Dumont – PUC-Rio
Ney Roitman – COPPE/UFRJ
Pablo Andrés Muñoz Rojas – UDESC
Pablo Javier Blanco -LNCC
Paulo B. Gonçalves – PUC-Rio
Paulo Cesar Philippi – UFSC
Paulo de Tarso R Mendonça – UFSC
Paulo M. Pimenta – USP
Paulo Marcelo Ribeiro Vieira -UFPE
Paulo R. M. Lyra – UFPE
Peter William Bryant – IBM
Péter Z. Berke – Université libre de Bruxelles
Phillippe Devloo – UNICAMP
Rafael Gabler Gontijo – UNICAMP
Rafael Holdorf Lopez – UFSC
Ramiro Brito Willmersdorf – UFPE
Raul R. Silva – PUC-Rio
Renata Machado Soares -UFG
Reyolando M.L.R.F. Brasil -UFABC
Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira – UFOP
Roberto Dalledone Machado – PUC-PR
Rodrigo Neumann Barros Ferreira – IBM
Samir Maghous – UFRGS
Sergio Scheer – UFPR
Silvana M.B. Afonso – UFPE
Suzana Moreira Ávila – UnB
Sylvia Regina Mesquita de Almeida – UFG
Thiago Antonini Alves – UTFPR
Thiago Gamboa Ritto – UFRJ
Thiago Magela Rodrigues Dias – CEFET-MG
Thierry J. Massart – ULB, Belgique
Thomas Lewiner – PUC-Rio
Wellison José de Santana Gomes – UFSC
Zenon José Guzman Nuñez del Prado – UFG

Previous Editions

XXXVII CILAMCE – Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil – November, 6-9, 2016.
XXXVI CILAMCE – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November, 22-25, 2015.
XXXV CILAMCE – Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil – November, 23-26, 2014.
XXXIV CILAMCE – Pirenópolis, Goiás, Brazil – November, 10-13, 2013.
XXXIII CILAMCE – São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, July, 8-13, 2012.
XXXII CILAMCE – Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, November, 13-16, 2011.
XXXI CILAMCE – Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 15-18, 2010.
XXX CILAMCE – Armação dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November, 8-11, 2009.
XXIX CILAMCE – Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, November, 4-7, 2008.
XXVIII CILAMCE – Porto, Portugal, June, 13-15, 2007.
XXVII CILAMCE – Belém, Pará, Brazil, September, 4-6, 2006.
XXVI CILAMCE – Guarapari, Espírito Santo, Brazil, October, 19 -21 2005.
XXV CILAMCE – Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, November, 10-12, 2004.
XXIV CILAMCE – Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, October, 29-31, 2003.
XXIII CILAMCE – Giulianova, Italy, June, 24-26, 2002.
XXII CILAMCE – Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, November, 7-9, 2001.
XXI CILAMCE – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dezember, 6-8, 2000
XX CILAMCE – São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, November, 3-5, 1999.
XIX CILAMCE – Buenos Aires, Argentina, June, 29-July, 2, 1998.
XVIII CILAMCE – Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, October, 29-31, 1997.
XVII CILAMCE – Padova, Italy, September, 25-27, 1996.
XVI CILAMCE – Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 1995.
XV CILAMCE – Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, November, 30-December, 2, 1994.
XIV CILAMCE – São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, December, 1-3, 1993.
XIII CILAMCE – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1992.
XII CILAMCE – Paraná, Argentina, 1991.
XI CILAMCE – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October, 29-31, 1990.
CILAMCE 1987 – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November, 3-5, 1987.
CILAMCE 1986 – São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil, November, 4-7, 1986.
CILAMCE 1985 – Madrid, Spain, 1985.
CILAMCE 1984 – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, October-November, 1984.
CILAMCE 1983 – Santiago, Chile, 1983.
CILAMCE 1982 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 1982.
CILAMCE 1980 – Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, December, 1980.
CILAMCE 1979 – Porto Alegre, RIo Grande do Sul, Brazil, December, 3-5, 1979.
CILAMCE 1978 – São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 1978.
CILAMCE 1977 – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977.


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The aim of this mini-symposium is to summarize the progress in theoretical, computational and experimental research in the field of structural analysis of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Special emphasis is always given to new concepts and procedures concerning the computational modelling, structural analysis and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Topics of interest include static and dynamic analysis, fatigue analysis, seismic analysis, vibration control, stability design, connections, cold-formed members, bridges and footbridges, fire engineering, trusses, tower and masts, linear and nonlinear structural dynamics and soil-structure interaction. Papers of all research areas related to theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects concerning the computational modelling, analysis and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures are very welcome.


José Guilherme Santos da Silva (jgsantosdasilva@hotmail.com) – State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ
Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira (ramsilveira@yahoo.com.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto – UFOP


This MS is devoted to computational modelling and numerical simulation of the cardiovascular system at organ, tissue and/or cell levels. It will focus on the computational aspects of such models, including foundations, algorithms, implementation and validation, with a special focus on problems requiring HPC.
Welcome contributions cover, but are not limited to,
– Computational hemodynamics
– Tissue and cell mechanics
– Medical images and patient-specific modeling
– Multiscale models
– Multi-physics models: electromechanics, fluid-structure interaction, 3D-1D coupling, N-bodies, particles, etc.
– Inverse problems
– Algebraic aspects of coupling
– Numerical solvers and meshing strategies


Mariano Vázquez (mariano.vazquez@bsc.es) – Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain)
Pablo Javier Blanco (pjblanco@lncc.br) – Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)
Lemos (pedro.lemos@incor.usp.br) – Instituto do Coração da Universidade de São Paulo


The mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications in the field of Numerical Simulation of Petroleum Reservoirs and related disciplines, including new gridding, numerical formulations and multiscale methods. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in the field of Petroleum Reservoir Simulation and related areas. The scope of the mini-symposium ranges from the mathematical and computational methods to the modeling and simulation of challenging applications in petroleum reservoir simulation.


Paulo R. M. Lyra (prmlyra@padmec.org) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Mechanical Engineering Department
Darlan K. E. Carvalho (dkarlo@uol.com.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Mechanical Engineering Department
Clovis R. Maliska (maliska@sinmec.ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Mechanical Engineering Department


The mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent developments in computational geomechanics.  Topics within the scope of interests include: development and validation of constitutive models that address coupling effects at the material scale; discrete and continuum poromechanics formulations for hydromechanics and thermo-hydro-mechanics problems; static and dynamics analyses of geo-structures; micromechanics-based approaches applied to geomaterials modeling. Authors are invited to submit original contributions in the field of soil and rock mechanics. Emphasis shall be given to novel computational methods, formulation and practical applications.


Samir Maghous (samir.maghous@ufrgs.br) – UFRGS
Gracieli Dienstmann (g.dienstmann@gmail.com) – UFSC
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira (chris@em.ufop.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil
Alysson R. M. G. de Assis (alyssondeassis@gmail.com) – Alto Vale do Rio do Peixe University (UNIARP), Brazil


This mini-symposium deals with the application of computational methods in the analysis and design of systems and structural components employed for oil & gas exploration and production as well as for renewable energy applications. Different types of systems and structures can be considered, including for instance fixed platforms, rigid or compliant; moored floating platforms; rigid and flexible risers; pipelines; subsea equipment; wave-wind energy structures; and so on. The methods can be applied to the study of different aspects of the behavior of such systems, including structural and hydrodynamic analysis; oceanography, environmental loadings and fluid-structure interaction; geotechnics, foundation systems and soil-structure interaction; reliability, random and spectral analysis, signal processing, optimization, and other topics.


Bruno Martins Jacovazzo (brunojacovazzo@poli.ufrj.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Bruno da Fonseca Monteiro (bruno.monteiro@poli.ufrj.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Juliana Souza Baioco (jsbaioco@id.uff.br) – Universidade Federal Fluminense


This symposium is centered in the discussion of themes involving the computational and mathematical modeling of biological and health sciences related problems. It intends to present an interdisciplinary approach where engineering and numerical tools are used in the context of questions posed by the biomedical and biomechanical community.


Eduardo Fancello (eduardo.fancello@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Estevam Las Casas (estevam.lascasas@gmail.com) – Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil


The purpose of this mini-symposium is to have experts discuss their most recent theoretical achievements and engineering-oriented applications in the field of Boundary Element Methods and Meshless Techniques. In this respect, contributions focusing on formulations involving the coupling of boundary-integral-based methods with other numerical methods such as the Finite Element Method are also welcome.


Francisco Célio de Araújo (fcelio@em.ufop.br) – Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil
Ney Augusto Dumont (dumont@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil


This mini-symposium aims to bring together research papers in analytical and numerical analysis which provide improved understanding of the mechanisms of micro and macro fracture in all materials, and their engineering implications. Contributions from engineers and scientists working in various aspects of fracture, computational fracture mechanics as well innovative and in-depth engineering applications of fracture theory are also encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Boundary and Finite Element Methods applied to crack initiation and propagation
– Meshfree methods, Extended and Generalized Finite Element Method, Dual Boundary Element Method
– Embedded techniques
– Multi-scale fracture simulation
– Cohesive Fracture Models
– Mesh adaptiveness and mesh reduction techniques applied to fracture problems
– Applications to engineering structures on the macro-micro and nanoscale


Gilberto Gomes (ggomes@unb.br) – University of Brasilia
Francisco Evangelista Jr (fejr.unb@gmail.com) – University of Brasilia
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Miranda (amirandaspace@gmail.com) – University of Brasilia


This Mini-Symposium intends to provide a forum in which engineers, researchers, and students can exchange ideas and information about modern search procedures (such as genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, artificial immune systems, etc.), artificial neural networks, and fuzzy systems, when applied alone or in association with other optimization and machine learning techniques in the solution of real-world problems in engineering, biology, etc. as well as in data modeling and knowledge discovery tasks.


Helio J. C. Barbosa (hcbm@lncc.br) – Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC/MCTIC)
Nelson F. F. Ebecken (nelson@ntt.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ


In recent years, several efforts have been made to develop efficient and robust computational methods for image processing and analysis. Usually, these methods are based on geometrical, statistical or physical approaches and aim to achieve enhanced image visualizations and/or facilitate computer high-level analysis of complex images. Algorithms of Image processing and analysis can be found in various areas, such as industry, engineering, medicine, biology, biomechanics and sports, with different goals, like image restoring, image enhancement, image segmentation, image recognition and classification, image description, shape reconstruction, motion analysis and simulation. In line with the CILAMCE goals, the proposed Mini-Symposium will provide a forum for communicating recent developments related to Computational Methods for Image Processing and Analysis, bringing together specialists from various fields related to Computational Vision, Mathematics, Informatics, Statistics, Biomedical Imaging and Engineering, with the purpose of identifying the major lines of development for the near future. Moreover, another challenge of the Mini-Symposium is to establish a connection between researchers and end-users from related fields.


João Manuel R. S. Tavares (tavares@fe.up.pt) – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Alex F. de Araujo (fa.alex@gmail.com) – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil


The aim of this mini-symposium is to summarize the progress in theoretical and computational research in the field of Thermal Sciences. Topics of interest include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The goal is to bring together researchers, students, and professionals in this field and related areas.


Thiago Antonini Alves (thiagoaalves@utfpr.edu.br) – Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR)/Câmpus Ponta Grossa
João Batista Campos Silva (jbcampos@dem.feis.unesp.br) – São Paulo State University (Unesp)/Câmpus Ilha Solteira


The main goal of the Constructal Design Mini-Symposium is to promote a  discussion about the recent progress and achievements on the application of Constructal Design method allied to the computational modeling to evaluate the shape (arquitecture, configuration) effect on the performance of engineering systems The intention is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in this field and related areas. Constructal Design is based on the Constructal Law. The Constructal theory explain deterministically how the generation of shape in flow structures of nature (river basins, lungs, atmospheric circulation, animal shapes, vascularized tissues, etc) is based on an evolutionary principle of flow access in time. This principle is the Constructal law: for a flow system to persist in time (to survive), it must evolve in such way that it provides easier and easier access to the currents that flow through it. Concerning the engineering problems, Constructal Design has been broadly applied for the study of engineering problems related to several fields. It has been presented in literature the importance of Constructal Design for the performance of several problems such as fins, cavities, heat exchangers, wave energy converters, composed channels, resin infusion and even structural analysis.


Mateus das Neves Gomes (mateus.gomes@ifpr.edu.br) – Instituto Federal do Paraná
Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha (laorocha@gmail.com) – Unissinos
Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos (elizaldosantos@furg.br) – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande – FURG


The objective of this Mini-Symposium is to provide an environment for the presentation and discussion of papers that aim to analyze large data repositories. Topics of interest include contributions based on machine learning algorithms, data mining, computational intelligence, and metrics based on network analysis. The Mini-Symposium aims to bring together researchers, students and professionals from this field or related areas.


Thiago Magela Rodrigues Dias (thiagomagela@gmail.com) – CEFET-MG
Gray Farias Moita (gray@dppg.cefetmg.br) – CEFET-MG


This mini-symposium aims to discuss and exchange ideas on current developments, mathematical analysis, and application of special methods that offer flexibility in the construction of approximation functions through the Partition of Unity (PU) concept, such as the hp-clouds, the Generalized/Extended finite elements (GFEM/XFEM), and the PU finite elements. While contributions to all aspects of such methods are invited, some of the topics to be featured are the identification and characterizations of problems in which these special methods have a clear advantage over classical approaches; applications, including but not limited to, multi-scale, multi-physics, non-linear and time-dependent problems, simulation of failure and fracture in materials and structures; advances in a-priori and a-posteriori error analyses; stability analysis; computational implementation aspects such as numerical integration, imposition of boundary conditions, solution of the system of equations arising from this class of methods, and adaptive mesh refinement/enrichment algorithms. Additionally, contributions on innovative discretization techniques such as isogeometric analysis, smoothed finite elements, among others, and mesh-free methods, such as element-free Galerkin, would be welcome to favor interaction among different standpoints, allowing to compare the methods and to enlighten similarities and differences, encouraging novel developments to solve engineering and physical sciences problems.


Felício Bruzzi Barros (feliciobbarros@gmail.com) – Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Francisco Evangelista Junior (fejr.unb@gmail.com) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
Paulo de Tarso R Mendonça (mendonca@grante.ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Roberto Dalledone Machado (roberto.dalledonemachado@gmail.com) – Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR), Brazil


Digital Petrophysics is a technique based on images, mainly 3D X-ray tomographic images, followed by a suite of numerical methods to characterize the microstructure and to predict macroscopic physical properties of reservoir rocks.  Using image processing the morphology and the connectivity of the porous system as well solid phases can be characterized. Also, for a wide range of applications is important the mineralogical description of solid phases. On the 3D images, numerical methods are used to simulate fundamental physical phenomena in the pore scale to predict petrophysical properties ( mechanical, elastic, electrical, seismic, fluid transport, .). Nowadays, a main challenge is to apply digital petrophysics in complex rocks, highly heterogeneous with a broad pore size distribution, i.e., a multiscale pore system.    In digital petrophysics a wide range of computational methods are applied, such as:
– Image processing (filtering, phase segmentation, thresholding, cluster labeling,…);
– Mathematical morphology (erosion, dilation, opening, closing, .) ;
– Computational geometry and topology (pore network, triangulation, Voronoy diagrams, mesh generation, fractal dimension, percolation, connectivity,…) ;
– Shape factors and connectivity aiming classification of rocks;
– Models for multiphasic flow on pore network;
– Computational Fluid Dynamics (Molecular Dynamics, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Finite-Element Method, Dissipative Particle Dynamics,…);

This highly interdisciplinary session aims to bring together researchers and students, theoreticians and programmers, physicists, engineers, geologists and computer scientists in order to promote discussions and advances in a field that is essential to the oil industry and to water management.


Celso Peres Fernandes (celso@lmpt.ufsc.br) – UFSC
Paulo Cesar Philippi (paulo.philippi@pucpr.br) – PUCPR
Rodrigo Surmas (surmas@petrobras.com.br) – CENPES/PETROBRAS


For computational simulations of various physical phenomena and processes, there is a common demand to equip the users a user interactive platform with certain capabilities, and an effective method is to construct a Problem Solving Environment (PSE), i.e., a computer system that provides all the computational facilities necessary to solve a target class of problems. Typically, it can reduce the difficulty of physical simulations by utilizing user natural languages and application specific terminologies, and by automating many lower level computational tasks. We define a kind of PSEs in the following formula: PSE = User interface + Enabling libraries and tools + Problem solvers + Software bus. Here, enabling libraries and tools are the most valuable parts of a PSE. They provide all the necessary assistant functions for a simulation, such as geometric modeling, mesh generation, scientific visualization and parallel computing. In the present days, since more and more powerful supercomputers are continuously emerging, scientists and engineers have been facing unprecedented challenges of adapting the scientific and engineering simulation codes to these massively parallel computers, aimed at solving problems involving complicated physics and geometries in a more efficient and accurate fashion.

This mini-symposium intends to provide a forum for attendees to exchange information, share best practices, and to keep current on the rapidly evolving information technologies impacting computational simulation, in particular those extensively involved in the simulation process as well as in the design of a simulation code. The topics intended to be covered (but not limited to) are:

– Common functional interfaces to geometry, mesh, and other simulation data
– Computational environments for advanced scientific and engineering computation
– Digital prototyping techniques
– Enabling software technologies
– High performance computing towards extreme-scale
– Large-scale parallel computing techniques (including MPI parallel and heterogeneous computing)
– Mesh generation techniques
– Scientific visualization
– Software libraries and applications to multi-scale multi-physics problems
– Software techniques (such as middleware techniques) towards extreme-scale
– Supporting tools in performance evaluation, visualization, verification and validation
– Scientific workflows, theoretical frameworks, methodology and algorithms for Uncertainty Quantification
– Potential demands of large-scale computational applications
– Practices of large-scale numerical simulations
– Programming models for multi-core and accelerators


Alvaro Coutinho (alvaro@nacad.ufrj.br) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Lucia Catabriga (luciac@inf.ufes.br) – Federal University of Espírito Santo
José Camata (camata@gmail.com) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Adriano Côrtes (adriano.cortes@uniriotec.br) – Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro


The Fluid-Structure Interaction Mini Symposium objective discus recently progress and achievements for computational modelling of fluid-structure interaction problems. This one search emphasizes the new discretization methods and solution algorithms to predict faster and accurately fluid-structure problems, and moreover the better software applications to solve aero-elasticity, hydro-elasticity and noise/structural-acoustic problems. We welcome contributions in coupling algorithms, hybrid eulerian/lagrangian formulation, adaptive methods, non-conform mesh, finite/boundary element formulations, meshless formulation, reduction of order, free surface modelling, and porous-elastic. FSI application and benchmarks original from most different areas of engineering and applied sciences can be submitted.


Lineu José Pedroso (lineu@unb.br) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
Paulo Marcelo Ribeiro Vieira (paulo.vribeiro@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Carlos Vitor Silva Sarmento (engenheirovitor@hotmail.com) – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Neander Berto Mendes (neanderberto@hotmail.com) – University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil


This mini-symposium proposes the assessment of structural behavior using the monitoring data with the adjustment of numerical models to evaluate the structural safety and to identify significant structural parameters.


Gustavo Henrique Siqueira (siqueira@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Leandro Mouta Trautwein (leandromt@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Luiz Carlos de Almeida (almeida@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas
Diogo Rodrigo Ribeiro (drr@isep.ipp.pt) – Instituto Superior de Engenharia no Porto
Isaias Vizotto (vizotto@fec.unicamp.br) – University of Campinas


This mini-symposium deals with techniques to be applied in Civil, Offshore and Mechanical Structures. These techniques aim at:
(i) Identifying dynamical response of structures
(ii) Model Updating
(iii) Damage Identification and Performance Diagnostics of Structures
(iv) Practical applications of structural reliability


Ney Roitman (roitman@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Luis Volnei Sudati Sagrilo (sagrilo@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Carlos Magluta (magluta@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ


The purpose of this mini-symposium is to receive technical contributions in the fields of Mesh Generation, Adaptive Analysis and Geometric Modeling in several fields. Topics include, but are not limited to, 2D and 3D mesh generation, mesh improvement and reconstruction, adaptive numerical analysis, geometric modeling and pre-processing techniques.


Antonio Miranda (acmiranda@unb.br) – University of Brasília (UnB)


Magnetic  fluids  consist of suspensions of colloidal polarized particles. Each particle contains many tiny, randomly oriented magnetic grains that can be oriented into chains by an externally applied magnetic field. These chains may further coalesce into larger-scale structures in the suspension, thereby dramatically increasing the viscosity of the suspension. This increase, however, may be totally reversed when magnetic field is turned off. The primary focus of this Symposium is to discuss the microhydrodynamics and flows involving  microscopic and macroscopic models of non-equilibrium magnetic suspensions, particularly those with direct physical applications, including: shearing-neutrally-buoyant and sedimenting magnetic suspensions, magnetic emulsions, and the flow of magnetic particulate systems in general. This Symposium theme is highly interdisciplinary.


Francisco Ricardo Cunha (frcunha2@gmail.com) – University of Brasilia – UnB
Rafael Gabler Gontijo (rafaelgabler@gmail.com) – State University of Campinas – UNICAMP


The main focus of this Mini-Symposium is on the discussion of modeling, simulation and control of the dynamical behavior of aerospace and naval structures (such as airplanes, rockets, satellites, ships, offshore structures etc.), and how these problems can be understood and solved in view of numerical, computational, theoretical and experimental approaches. Contributions pertaining to any class of mathematical problems and methods associated to the dynamics of aerospace and naval structures will be welcome. It will also be welcomed experimental investigations of these problems to validate mathematical and numerical models.


Reyolando M.L.R.F. Brasil (reyolando.brasil@ufabc.edu.br) – Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC
José M. Balthazar (jmbaltha@gmail.com) – ITA
André Fenili (andre.fenili@ufabc.edu.br) – Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC


Effects of the material microstructure play a determinant role in the behavior of heterogeneous materials and structures built from such materials, since material mechanics on the smallest scale determines the macroscopic or structural response. Engineering modern materials for a given application thus inherently implies conducting investigations that involve both structural and material microstructural scales simultaneously. An-in depth understanding and realistic prediction of the complex and possibly nonlinear behavior of such materials (e.g. lightweight lattice and cellular materials, composites in general) and structures (e.g. reinforced concrete structures in civil engineering) through numerical simulations is a fundamental research question. This usually requires the development and use of (nonlinear) multi-scale methodologies that build a bridge between the scale of the material micro structure and the macroscale of the structure. Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
– Upscaling methodologies: same or different material representations on different scales (e.g. discrete-to-continuum, continuum-to-discrete), concurrent computing schemes, domain decomposition methodologies, computational homogenization;
– Parallel computational solution of multi-scale problems;
– Their applications to specific microstructural configurations and materials;
– Their incorporation in engineering applications (e.g. layered/fiber beam models for reinforced concrete structures, aerospace engineering, etc.).


Péter Z. Berke (pberke@ulb.ac.be) – Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Ricardo A.M. Silveira (ricardo@em.ufop.br) – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP)


The aim of this mini-symposium is to promote and summarize recent progress in theoretical and computational research in the multigrid method for engineering problems. The multigrid method belongs to the group of iterative solvers and it is one of the most efficient and widespread methods to solve large systems of linear equations. However, its full efficiency has not yet been achieved for realistic applications: solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in this field and related areas.


Márcio Augusto Villela Pinto (marcio_villela@ufpr.br) – Federal University of Paraná


Static and dynamic instability analysis and structural dynamics stand at the heart of structural and continuum mechanics. In spite of decades of research in these areas, they continue to be a topic of interest in all engineering fields and new topics of research are constantly appearing in the literature. The aim of this mini-symposium is to gather specialists of different areas working on instability phenomena in materials and structures, structural dynamics and nonlinear phenomena in engineering applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, static and dynamic stability of bars, plates and shells, including elastic and non-elastic instability phenomena, stability design of steel and concrete structures, non-linear local and global bifurcations, linear and nonlinear structural dynamics, vibration control, soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction and chaos and fractals. Papers are solicited in all areas related to theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of the problem.


Raul R. Silva (raul@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Paulo B. Gonçalves (paulo@puc-rio.br) – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Frederico M. Alves da Silva (silvafma@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil
Renata Machado Soares (msrenata@gmail.com) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil
Zenon José Guzman Nuñez del Prado (zenon@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil


Novel nonlocal formulations of continuum mechanics, such asperidynamics and the quasi-continuum method, are now gaining traction as tools for modeling fracture, damage, phase transformations, and diffusion. These formulations provide new alternatives to traditional PDE-based formulations for describing fracture paths and damage progression. This mini-symposium is devoted to the discussion of analytical and computational developments in the area and their applications in the solutions of multiscale and multiphysics problems. Possible topics include nonlocal modeling of fracture, nonlocal modeling of thermal propagation, homogenization of nonlocal theories, propagation of phase boundaries in solids, and connections between local and nonlocal models for heterogeneous media. Experimental results related to nonlocal effects are welcome.


Adair Roberto Aguiar (University of São Paulo – EESC/USP) – aguiarar@sc.usp.br
Marco Lúcio Bittencourt (University of Campinas – FEM/UNICAMP) – mlb@fem.unicamp.br


Established engineering works and projects show us that architecture and structure must be developed together. Nevertheless, what you see is usually a spaced relationship between these two elements of construction. This mini symposium aims to show that important works in which the structural system design plays an essential role in determining the architectural design, projects that explore the architecture-structure relationship and the direct relationship between form and structure, where the definition of the structural system has a effective participation in the design of projects, provide structural works marked by boldness and major technological challenges. Mini symposium aims to show, through analysis using numerical methods done with the aid of computer programs, to obtain data to understand how the choices of structural solutions during the design process, culminate in monumental and innovative aesthetic results. Through the study of outstanding works in national and international architecture you can see the importance of technical knowledge and structural system for the realization of good quality projects, demonstrating the presence of the structural system in architectural form. These analysis, both historical and technical of important projects, contribute to an understanding of the importance of technical and technological knowledge to the production of a good quality architecture.


João Costa Pantoja (joaocpantoja@gmail.com) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia
Marcio Augusto Roma Buzar (marcio.buzar@gmail.com) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia
Leonardo da Silveira P. Inojosa (leonardo@inojosa.com.br) – Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Departamento de Tecnologia


Numerical modeling of concrete structures including buildings, bridges, hydroelectrical and nuclear power plants, foundations and special structures such as the cement sheath of oil wells and refractory concretes. The models include the several scales, from the nano scale to the macroscopic scale and encompass the thermal, chemical and mechanical phenomena. This is the 11th edition of this symposium that has enjoyed wide participation of technical and scientific concrete modeling community.


Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn (eduardo@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE/UFRJ
Jean-Marie Désir (jean.marie@ufrgs.br) – UFRGS


The advances in computational and numerical capabilities allow more efficient Engineering design, through the solution of optimization problems. Thus, new realistic and challenging optimization applications in practical Engineering have been tackled. Among them we have sophisticated based structural analysis applications and reservoir engineering management applications. This mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications of optimization techniques, sensitivity analysis and surrogate modeling in the field of Structural and Reservoir Engineering and related areas. The goal is to bring together researchers, students and professionals in the field of those areas. Papers related to practical applications of optimization methods as well as software development are encouraged to be submitted in this mini-symposium.


Silvana M B Afonso (smb@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE
Bernardo Horowitz (horowitz@ufpe.br) – Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE
Evandro P Junior (evandro@ufpr.br) – Federal University of Ceara- UFC


The main goal of this Mini-Symposium is join the researchers and engineers that are working on reliability and optimization of aeropace structures.


Marcelo Araujo da Silva (marcelo.araujo@ufabc.edu.br) – Federal University of ABC


The present mini-symposium is intended to offer opportunity for presentation and discussion of research results on thin-walled structures. Recent developments and near future tendencies in the domain of stability and nonlinear behavior of thin-walled structural members, including steel, aluminum and composite (FRP), are welcome in the Mini Symposium. Research results from analytical, numerical and experimental investigations are expected, especially those related to Civil, Mechanical and Naval Engineering. Proposals for design procedures improvement are also very much appreciated, including national codes and standards.
The Mini Symposium includes the following topics:
– Isolated members (columns, beams, panels, beam-columns)
– Structural systems (frames, trussed, towers, bridges, arches, tubular)
– Cold-formed steel members
– Hot or cold-formed tubular members
– FRP pultruded members (fiber reinforced material, including glass fiber)
– Structural stability, vibration and strength
– Static and dynamic loading
– Nonlinear structural analysis
– Steel and concrete composite construction
– Structural behavior under high temperature and fire loading
– Codes and standards design procedures
– Others, addressed to thin-walled structural applications


Eduardo de Miranda Batista (batista@coc.ufrj.br) – COPPE / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Daniel Carlos Taissum Cardoso (dctcardoso@puc-rio.br) – PUC-Rio


Structural design should be robust with respect to uncertainties inherently present in resistance of structural materials, environmental and man-imposed loads, boundary conditions, physical, mathematical and numerical models, and generally to different types of intrinsic and epistemic uncertainties. Structural performance and reliability should be robust against unexpected fluctuations or changes in problem parameters. Proper decision making in presence of uncertainties is fundamental to avoid severe or fatal consequences and/or costly posteriori changes over the built structure. These issues have led to the recent development of structural reliability methods and reliability-based optimization. This mini-symposium aims at bringing together researchers, academics and practicing engineers concerned with the various forms of structural reliability analysis and structural optimization in presence of uncertainties. Contributions addressing both theoretical developments and practical applications, in the following topics, are invited:
1. Structural reliability methods (FORM, SORM, Monte Carlo Simulation);
2. Applications of structural reliability to challenging engineering problems;
3. Robust structural optimization;
4. Performance-based optimization;
5. Reliability-based structural optimization;
6. Risk management and optimization;
7. Modeling of extreme or rare events;
8. Decision-making in presence of uncertainties;
9. Modeling of uncertainty with probability theory, Bayesian theory, imprecise probabilities including evidence theory, interval models, fuzzy set theory, information gap theory, etc.
10. Structural health monitoring, system identification and damage detection.
11. Development and application of surrogate models for uncertainty quantification and structural optimization.


André T. Beck (atbeck@sc.usp.br) – University of São Paulo
Rafael Holdorf Lopez (rafael.holdorf@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina
Thiago Gamboa Ritto (tritto@poli.ufrj.br) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Wellison J. S. Gomes (wellison.gomes@ufsc.br) – Federal University of Santa Catarina


This mini-symposium aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of topology optimization applied to solids, fluids and structures. In particular, we are interested in recent advances in topology optimization. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
– Recent advances in topology optimization applied to multi-physics problems;
– Multiscale topology optimization;
– Inclusion of microstructure in topology predictions;
– New methods to handle manufacturing, stress and other constraints;
– Novel and efficient topology optimization algorithms;
– Exact solutions to topology optimization problems;
– New methods to solve multi-objective topology optimization problems;
– Efficient solution of industrial large scale topology optimization problems;
– Exploiting high-performance computing in topology optimization;
– Topology optimization using ground structure approach;
– New methods of adaptive mesh refinement in topology optimization;
– Topology optimization applied to fluid and thermal problems.


Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva (ecnsilva@usp.br) – University of Sao Paulo
Ivan Fabio Mota de Menezes (ivan@tecgraf.puc-rio.br) – PUC-Rio
Glaucio H. Paulino (glaucio.paulino@ce.gatech.edu) – Georgia Tech
Sylvia Regina Mesquita de Almeida (sylvia@ufg.br) – Federal University of Goiás


This mini-symposium, organized this year by the Center for Optimization and Reliability in Engineering (CORE) of UFSC, stimulates the participation of undergraduate students involved with research projects within CILAMCE’s scope. Hence, papers related to theoretical developments and applications of numerical methods to engineering and science problems are welcome. It is important to highlight that the three best ranked works will receive an award and a certificate from ABMEC/CILAMCE2017. Furthermore, the best paper will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the “Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics” (http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/).


Rafael Holdorf Lopez (rafael.holdorf@ufsc.br) – UFSC
Leandro Fleck Fadel Miguel (leandro.miguel@ufsc.br) – UFSC
Wellison José de Santana Gomes (wellison.gomes@ufsc.br) – UFSC


This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research’s results in computational tools in pavement engineering. Authors are invited to submit original contributions in the field of pavement mechanics. Emphasis will be on computational methods, formulation and practical applications.


Luciana Rohde (l.rohde@ufsc.br) – UFSC


Unconventional materials, such as elastomers, polymeric, composite and intelligent ones have been widely used in mechanical components and structural elements in the most diverse engineering areas such as infrastructure, civil construction, mechanical and aerospace industries, among others. In this way, the study and the characterization of their mechanical behavior are inserted in a current research field of considerable relevance. Among these materials, it is possible to highlight those whose viscoelastic and hyperelastic behavior should be considered for their complete characterization. In this sense, the mini-symposium aims to enable discussion and exchange of ideas regarding current developments and research on viscoelasticity and hypereslasticity, focusing on computational methods, numerical modeling and new applications. Studies involving characterization tests of viscoelastic or hyperelastic materials are also welcome in the symposium, since they are essential for the numerical modeling of mechanical behavior of these materials.


Marcelo Greco (mgreco@dees.ufmg.br) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Pablo Andrés Muñoz Rojas (pablo.amr@gmail.com) – Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Juliano dos Santos Becho (juliano_becho@hotmail.com) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Débora Francisco Lalo (debora.lalo@yahoo.com.br) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Plenary Lectures

Speaker: Eurípedes do Amaral Vargas Jr.
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Eurípedes do Amaral Vargas Júnior é Professor do Quadro Principal.
Ingressou no Departamento de Engenharia Civil em 1975.
Membro da Linha de Pesquisa Mecânicas das Rochas e Geologia de Engenharia.
Atualmente é professor associado da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro e professor do Departamento de Geologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Tem atuado nas seguintes áreas: Geomecânica do Petróleo, Mecânica de Rochas e Geotecnia Ambiental.

Speaker: Eurípedes do Amaral Vargas Jr.
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Abstract: Within the last decade, several industrialized countries have stressed the importance of advanced manufacturing to their economies. Many of these plans have highlighted the development of additive manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing, which are still in their infancy. The objective is to develop superior products, produced at lower overall operational costs. For these   goals to be realized, a deep understanding of the essential ingredients comprising the materials involved in additive manufacturing is needed. The combination of rigorous material modeling theories, coupled with the dramatic increase of computational power can potentially play a significant role in the analysis, control, and design of many emerging additive manufacturing processes. Specialized materials and the precise   design of their properties are key factors in the processes. Specifically, particle-functionalized materials play a central role in this field, in three main ways: (1) to endow filament-based materials by adding particles to a heated binder   (2) to “functionalize” inks by adding particles to freely flowing solvents and (3) to directly deposit particles, as dry powders, onto surfaces and then to heat them with a laser, e-beam or other external source, in order to fuse them into place. The goal of these processes is primarily to build surface structures, coatings, etc., which are extremely difficult to construct using classical manufacturing methods.


The objective of this presentation is to introduce the audience to basic techniques which can allow them to rapidly develop  and analyze particulate-based materials  needed in new additive manufacturing processes.


This presentation is broken into two main parts: continuum and discrete element approaches.  The materials associated with methods (1) and (2) are closely related types of continua (particles embedded in a continuous binder) and are treated using continuum approaches.  The materials in method (3), which are of a discrete particulate character, are analyzed using discrete element methods.

Speaker: Tarek I. ZOHDI
University of California at Berkeley

Tarek I. Zohdi received his Ph.D. in 1997 in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Habilitation in General Mechanics from the Gottfried Leibniz University of Hannover in 2002. He is currently a Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of the Computational and Data Science and Engineering Program at UC Berkeley and holder of the W. C. Hall Family Endowed Chair in Engineering. He also holds a Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. His main research interests are in computational approaches for advanced manufacturing and nonconvex multiscale-multiphysics inverse problems, in particular addressing the issue of how large numbers of micro-constituents interact to produce macroscale aggregate material behavior. He has published over 135 archival refereed journal papers and five books. In 2000, he received the Zienkiewicz Prize and Medal, which are awarded once every two years, to one post-graduate researcher under the age of 35, by The Institution of Civil Engineers in London, to commemorate the work of Professor O. C. Zienkiewicz, for research which contributes most to the field of numerical methods in engineering. In 2002, he received the Best Paper of the Year 2001 Award in London, at the Lord's Cricket Grounds, for a paper published in Engineering Computations, pertaining to modeling and simulation of the propagation of failure in particulate aggregates of material. In 2003, he received the Junior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Mechanics. The award is given once a year, to one post-graduate researcher, to recognize outstanding research during the first decade of a professional career. In 2008, he was elected Fellow of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and in 2009 he was elected Fellow of the United Stated Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). He was elected President of the USACM in 2012, and served from 2012 to 2014. For more information visit


Speaker: Tarek I. ZOHDI
University of California at Berkeley

Abstract: We start by recalling the Monte Carlo and Multi-level Monte Carlo (MLMC) methods for computing statistics of the solution of a Partial Differential Equation with random data. Then, we present the Multi-Index Monte Carlo (MIMC) and Multi-Index Stochastic Collocation  (MISC) methods. MIMC is both a stochastic version of the combination technique introduced by Zenger, Griebel and collaborators and an extension of the MLMC method first described by Heinrich and Giles. Instead of using first-order differences as in MLMC, MIMC uses mixed differences to reduce the variance of the hierarchical differences dramatically, thus yielding improved convergence rates.  MISC is a deterministic combination technique that also uses mixed differences to achieve better complexity than MIMC, provided enough regularity. During the presentation, we will showcase the behavior of the numerical methods in applications, some of them arising in the context of Data Assimilation and Optimal Experimental Design.

Speaker: Raul Fidel TEMPONE
Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Raul Tempone received his Ph.D. in 2002 in Numerical Analysis from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Computational and Engineering Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin from 2003 to 2005. He is currently the head of the Stochastic Numerics Research Group at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Raul Tempone's research interests are in the mathematical foundation of computational science and engineering. More specifically, he has focused on a posteriori error approximation and related adaptive algorithms for numerical solutions of various differential equations, including ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and stochastic differential equations. He is also interested in the development and analysis of efficient numerical methods for optimal control, uncertainty quantification and bayesian model calibration, validation and optimal experimental design. The areas of application he considers include, among others, engineering, chemistry, biology, physics as well as social science and computational finance.

Speaker: Raul Fidel TEMPONE
Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Abstract: Due to different accidental or intentional events, related to important structures all over the world, explosive loads have received considerable attention in recent years. The design and construction of public buildings to provide life safety in the face of explosions is receiving renewed attention from structural engineers. For many urban settings, the proximity to unregulated traffic brings the terrorist threat to or within the perimeter of the building. For these structures, blast protection has the modest goal of containing damage in the immediate vicinity of the explosion and the prevention of progressive collapse. In this sense, computer programs simulations could be very valuable in testing a wide range of building types and structural details over a broad range of hypothetical events. This lecture is concerned about the dynamic loading and associated damage produced by the detonation of high explosives materials in urban environments, a situation likely to be expected in most terrorist attacks. Historically, the analysis of explosions effects either has predominantly involved simplified analytical methods or has required the use of supercomputers for detailed numerical simulations. With the rapid development of computer hardware over the last decades, it has become possible to make detailed numerical simulations of explosive events on personal computers, significantly increasing the availability of these methods. On the other hand, new developments in integrated computer hydrocodes complete the tools necessary to carry out the numerical analysis successfully. Important effects such as multiple blast wave reflections, the mach effect, rarefactions, and the negative phase of the blast wave can be readily modeled in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. Simplified analytical and semiempirical techniques many times ignore such phenomena. Thus, modeling modern building sets in congested urban centers usually requires the use of sophisticated CFD numerical calculations. As an application, a new methodology to determine the mass of explosive in terrorist attacks is presented. Considering that, in spite of the tools mentioned previously, the detailed modelation of explosive, soil, urban environment and structures could be computationally prohibitive at present, a strategy based in different stages and scales is proposed. The first stage is the study of crater that is a useful tool to achieve the objective of determines the focus and the mass of the explosive. The second stage is the analysis of the damage in near constructions. This stage is performed at different scales: urban, buildings and structures.

Speaker: Ricardo Daniel AMBROSINI
University of Cuyo, CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina Citizenship: Argentina

Ricardo Daniel Ambrosini received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the Structures Institute of the National University of Tucuman. He is currently a professor in the structural engineering program at the National University of Cuyo (Argentina). Dr. Ambrosini’s research interests are structural dynamics with applications to earthquake, wind and blast engineering.

Speaker: Ricardo Daniel AMBROSINI
University of Cuyo, CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina Citizenship: Argentina

Abstract: Natural geomaterials often exhibit pore size distributions with two dominant porosity scales. Examples include fractured rocks where the dominant porosities are those of the fractures and rock matrix, and aggregated soils where the dominant porosities are those of the micropores and macropores. I will present a framework for this type of materials that covers both steady-state and transient fluid flow responses. The framework relies on a thermodynamically consistent effective stress previously developed for porous media with two dominant porosity scales. I will show that this effective stress is equivalent to the weighted sum of the individual effective stresses in the micropores and macropores, with the weighting done according to the pore fractions. Apart from this feature, some geomaterials such as shale exhibit pronounced anisotropy in their hydromechanical behavior due to the presence of distinct bedding planes. In this talk I will also present a thermo-plastic framework for transversely isotropic materials incorporating anisotropy and thermal effects in both elastic and plastic responses. Computational stress-point simulations under isothermal and adiabatic conditions reveal the importance of anisotropy and thermal effects on the inception of a deformation band. I will show that anisotropy promotes the formation of dilation band across a wide range of bedding plane orientations relative to the direction of loading.

Speaker: Ronaldo BORJA
Stanford University

Ronaldo Borja works in theoretical and computational solid mechanics, geomechanics, and geosciences. His research includes the development of multiscale discontinuity framework for crack and fracture propagation utilizing the strong discontinuity and extended finite element methods; solution techniques for multi-physical processes such as coupled solid deformation-fluid diffusion in saturated and unsaturated porous media; stabilized finite element methods for solid/fluid interaction and nonlinear contact mechanics; and nanometer-scale characterization of the inelastic deformation and fracture properties of shales. Ronaldo Borja is the author of a textbook entitled Plasticity Modeling and Computation published by Springer. He serves as editor of two high-impact journals in his field, the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics published by Wiley, and Acta Geotechnica published by Springer. He has given a number of distinguished lectures at various universities, the latest ones being the 2016 Szeto Wai Lecture at the University of Hong Kong and the 2017 John H. Argyris Honorary Lecture at the University of Stuttgart. Ronaldo Borja is the recipient of the 2016 ASCE Maurice A. Biot Medal for his work in computational poromechanics.

Speaker: Ronaldo BORJA
Stanford University

Abstract: In this presentation we will address several issues surrounding the modeling and simulation of the cardiovascular system, with special emphasis in phenomena related to blood circulation in the arterial-venous system. This spans problems concerned with the basic hypotheses underlying blood flow modeling and its interactions with the vascular structures, which naturally brings questions about the interplay and the bridging among the different physical scales. Problems involving medical image, fluid-structure interaction, multi-scale material characterization and large scale whole-system models will be connected to bring an overview of the main challenges in the field, some solutions we have found for these problems and the ultimate application of some of these models in decision-making in the clinical routine.

Speaker: Pablo Javier BLANCO
Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)

Speaker: Pablo Javier BLANCO
Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)

Journal Special Issues

Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics (JACM – http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/): JACM aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of analytical, computational and experimental works in all topics related to mechanical science and engineering. A special issue of this journal will be organized with a selection of papers presented at CILAMCE2017.

More information, coming soon.

Registration & Payment

To do your registration, access your SWGE Account and use the MAKE A NEW REGISTRATION form.
Any doubts, please contact the SWGE Supporting Team (option SUPPORT in your SWGE account or helpdesk@swge.com.br or 0800-449-1013 [Brazilian non mobile phones] or +55 34 2589-2038 [mobiles / foreigns phones], option 1).

  • Early registration is advised. The deadline for the early registration at promotional fees is JULY, 30.
  • At least one registration must be linked to each paper.
  • In order to have your paper published in the Conference Proceedings you must pay your registration until OCTOBER, 7th.
  • As in previous CILAMCE editions, there is no refund policy.
  • In order to avoid no show during CILAMCE 2017, only presented papers will be published in proceedings.


Registration fees are the following:

Undergraduate Students*
U$ 125.00
Until July, 30th
Until October, 12th: U$ 170.00
After October, 12th: U$ 220.00
Graduate Students*
U$ 250.00
Until July, 30th
Until October, 12th: U$ 300.00
After October, 12th: U$ 350.00
U$ 375.00
Until July, 30th
Until October, 12th: U$ 420.00
After October, 12th: U$ 490.00
Additional Paper
U$ 150.00
Until July, 30th
Until October, 12th: U$ 150.00
After October, 12th: U$ 150.00


  • This fee includes publication of only one paper
  • The maximum number of additional papers for each registered author is one.
  • * Graduate and undergraduate students fee must provide proof of graduate or undergraduate level student status

Registrations made inside Brazil:

  • Registration may be payed by “Boleto Bancario” or “Nota de Empenho” in Real currency (R$ 3.00 / U$ 1.00).
  • The limit date for payment with “Nota de Empenho” is October 2nd, 2017.
  • Payment in credit card uses the daily cotation (Banco Central do Brasil).

Registration outside Brazil will be payed only with credit cards.


The conference banquet will be held at Costão do Santinho on November 7th, tuesday, at 9 p.m.

Delegate and graduate students registration include a conference banquet tiquet.

Undergraduate students and participant companions may order an additional banquet ticket for U$ 50,00 at the registration desk.

For registration to CILAMCE 2017, click here.

Important Dates

  • Mini-symposium Registration

    April, 15

  • Abstract Submission

    July, 3

  • Abstract Acceptance

    July, 20

  • Manuscript Submission

    August, 30

  • Manuscript Acceptance

    September, 20

  • Reviewed Manuscript

    September, 30

  • Early Registration

    July, 30

  • Conference

    November, 5-8

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is open and will be available until June, 15th. You will need to use the platform SWGE. If you have already an SWGE account, please use it to access the system, or use the “New User Form” to create a SWGE account.

An abstract must be submitted to one of the proposed congress mini-symposia in text format with a limit of 2,500 characters. For a description of each mini-symposium, click here.

It is strongly recommended that abstracts and full-length papers be submitted in English. Submissions in Portuguese, Spanish or Italian may be occasionally accepted, provided that at least the slides for oral presentation are in English. In such cases, oral presentations may be in these languages, but we encourage the authors to adopt English as the main conference language as much as possible.

You will receive an email notification immediately after submission. Your abstract will be reviewed by the organizers of the selected mini-symposium and the acceptance status issued as soon as possible.

To submit your abstract click here.

Paper Submission

Authors with Abstract accepted are requested to submit full-length papers (20 pages maximum) intended for publication in the congress proceedings


All full-length papers will be reviewed under the responsibility of the Organizing Committee. The Full-Length Papers submission will be available in SWGE after abstract acceptance.

• Papers should address theoretical aspects and/or practical applications related to the mini-symposia.
• It is strongly recommended that full-length papers be submitted in English. Submissions in Portuguese, Spanish or Italian may be occasionally accepted, provided that at least the slides for oral presentation are in English. In such cases, oral presentations may be in these languages, but we encourage the authors to adopt English as the main conference language as much as possible.
• A participant can present several papers but, at least one registration must be linked to each paper.
• In order to avoid no show during CILAMCE 2017, only presented papers will be published in proceedings.
• Proceedings with all presented papers will be generated after CILAMCE 2017 then; they will be sent by post to the address indicated in the registration form of each registered participant.


Author’s Presentation

Oral Presentation Instructions


Each oral presentation will be allotted a time slot of 15 minutes. These 15 minutes are subdivided as follows:

  • 12 minutes for the presentation (including the conclusion);
  • 3 minutes for questions and switching (changing presentation, announcement by chair, etc.).

In order to ensure that each speaker has equal time to present his/her paper, the session chairpersons will rigidly enforce the time allocated to your presentation.

The slides for oral presentation must be in English. In such cases, oral presentations may be in these languages, but we encourage the authors to adopt English as the main conference language as much as possible.

All computers provided in the Session Rooms will have Windows and Adobe Reader 10.0.1 available, as well as a projector and screen.

You are kindly asked to copy your presentation to your respective Session Rooms computer before the start of the session. Please, CILAMCE’s Organizer Committee kindly recommend to all presenters copy your presentations during coffee breakers just before the session. It is important to note that it is not allowed to use your own computer on the Session Room. You can present your work in English, Portuguese or Spanish, but we strongly recommend that presentation slides be written in English.

Please limit logos to first and last slide only and do not use product or company specific names unless absolutely necessary.

Poster Presentation Instructions

Presentation templates are available in the links below to be used for poster presentations (e-poster). Please note that the same model it is being adopted for all events


In this edition of CILAMCE, the Organization Committee is innovating with the implementation of the E-Poster, following the sustainable posture to reduce the amount of printed paper and tarp at events. With the arrival of E-Poster there will not be the presencial presentation and the posters will be digitally shown in digital-totens arranged in the middle of the Congress. This way, the participant has easy, dynamic, modern and an attractive access to all posters. But because the E-posters and the digital-totens are new, they deserve attention to the instructions. It is entirely responsibility of the authors to send the E-poster file at its total to the email: office.cilamce2017@gmail.com . The exhibition tool for the paper need attention by the authors at the moment to arranging of the visual E-poster presentation. It is suggested to observe some technical details listed below with the aim to enhance the paper without interfering the author’s creativity. 

  • The poster must be elaborated in Power Point and be saved in PDF when sent to the event organization;
  • Maximum of 3 slides per poster;
  • The first slide must show the title of the paper, name of the authors, origin institution and the declaration of conflicts interest, informing supports received;
  • The last slide must show the bibliographics references;
  • Font and size letters: arial, minimum size for the title: 18, minimum size for general subjects: 12, minimum size for references: 10. Use of contrasting colors between for good visualization;
  • Use of italic it is destined only to indicate terms in other languages;
  • Title (capital letter, bold and centralized;
  • Authors and institutional affiliates. Indicate at footnote the author’s institution and e-mail of the rapporteur;
  • Subject structure:

Introduction and Goals;


Results and Arguments



  • The E-poster title must be identical to the abstract. Below the title must be the authors names and its institutions. When there are more than one author,  they must be separated by ;

Onsite Directions

ONE DAY prior to your presentation, check in at your respective Session Room.

Ten minutes prior to the beginning of your session, meet the session chairs and your fellow presenters in your assigned session room. This will allow you to check the presentation sequence, learn how to operate the audiovisual equipment, and be advised of the system for time keeping.

Agustín Ferrante Award

Who was Augustín Ferrante

Professor Agustin Juan Ferrante was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 14th, 1938; son of Italian immigrants living in a working class neighborhood. He excelled early in his studies and went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, where he distinguished himself as a young engineer.

Based on his bright prospects, he obtained a scholarship to pursue a Master degree in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, which turned into a doctorate degree as he developed novel research in computational structural methods. The connections he made and the experience gained during this period significantly shaped the rest of his career, including lifelong friendships with several outstanding engineers and a commitment to learning and teaching state-of-the-art structural analysis.

On return to Argentina, he accepted a position as a professor in the Computational Center of the Department of Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. From there, he began a long career as a leading academic professor in Brazil, where he was instrumental in developing and managing high-caliber graduate programs. Furthermore, he established strong links between academia and industry, as he pursued the strengthening of applied research programs.

In particular, his involvement with the Graduate Engineering Project Coordination (COPPE) center (via the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ) and the Brazilian multinational energy company PETROBRAS resulted in significant contributions in the area of advanced structural analysis in offshore engineering applications throughout the end of the 1970s and the 1980s.

Professor Ferrante idealized and organized the first CILAMCE as well as other CILAMCE editions in the following years. After this period, Prof. Ferrante moved to Italy, where he translated his recognized analytical expertise into a consulting appointment as the director and senior engineer of ISC International, STRUDL Europe Srl, and STRUDL (UK) Limited. In this capacity, he successfully performed a wide range of structural analyses in various applications throughout the world. In his long career, Prof. Ferrante always maintained an unwavering dedication to the field of structural engineering, to the fostering of his multiple professional relationships, and the developmental support of engineers (particularly, the younger generation).

Professor Ferrante passed away unexpectedly at his home in Vedano al Lambro, Italy, on June 13th, 2009 leaving an immense void in his family, friends and colleagues.

Adapted from: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/general-news/obituary-agustin-ferrante.html

Important Rules

The Agustin Ferrante Award is intended to motivate young researchers who are participating in the Research Beginners Mini-Symposium.

• All students with an accepted abstract at the Research Beginners Mini-Symposium are encouraged to apply to the Award.
• The work must have only two authors: the undergraduate student and the advisor.
• Graduate students who obtained their degree after December 2015 can also apply.
• The best contributions will be pre-selected for oral presentation during the conference.
• An award committee designated by ABMEC will evaluate and rank these pre-selected works during the oral presentation.
• During the event dinner ceremony the three best ranked works will receive an award and a certificate.

How to apply

To apply to the Agustin Ferrant Award award it is necessary:

• A full-length paper (10 pages maximum), in addition to the 5 pages extended abstract, which must be written using official template of CILAMCE (to download template click here [soon]).
• A recommendation letter, in PDF format, from student supervisor indicating the student undergraduate course year and/or semester and a classification of the project (IC, PET, etc) related to the developed work.
• More detailed instructions will be announced opportunely.

Award Committee Coordinators

Coming Soon