Vol.3, No 12, 2002 pp. 485-486
THE X-TH CONFERENCE ON MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
Timisoara, Romania May 23-24, 2002
Pantele Chelu and Liviu Bereteu
Department of Mechanics and Vibrations, "Politehnica" University of
Bvd. Mihai Viteazul 1, 1900 Timisoara, Romania
The origin of the Conference goes back to 1975, when Professor Gheorghe
SILAS has initiated it. The conference is organized every three years in
Timisoara at the Mechanical Faculty of "Politehnica" University. This is
the only periodical conference organized in Romania in the vibrations field.
The main objective of the Conference was to bring together researches
of several disciplines to share their latest findings in analytical, computational
and experimental methods and to provide a better understanding of various
dynamic aspects in the area of mechanical vibrations and biomechanics.
Participants of The X-th Conference on Mechanical Vibrations with
Timisoara, Romania May 23-24, 2002
The Conference brought together 185 researchers from both, academia and
industry, with a substantial number of international participants.
A number of 125 papers were presented during this year's conference.
The conference covered the following five sessions:
1. Plenary session;
2. Vibration and vibro-impacts session;
3. Identification of mechanical systems and diagnosis of mechanical
4. Vibration of mechanical structures and technical acoustics session;
5. Modeling of biomechanical structures session.
In the Plenary session, the following four lectures were presented:
Radu VOINEA (Romania) – "On some analogies"; Zarko SPASIC (Yugoslavia)
– "Computer based vibration monitoring and its role in predictive maintenance"
(co-authors Miroslav PILIPOVIC (Yugoslavia) and Peter B. PETROVIC (Yugoslavia));
Gheorghe MIHALAS (Romania), "Modeling and simulation of biological processes
– actual tendencies"; Liviu BRINDEU (Romania) – "The personality of professor
Gheorghe SILAS in science and technique".
During the Vibration and vibro-impacts session, 36 papers were presented
covering a large variety of problems associated with: vibration by impact,
tests of materials and equipment at vibro-impacts, oscillations and mathematical
modeling of nonlinear systems, methods for studying nonlinear systems,
stability of motion, modeling of the vibro-cutting process, study of self
sustaining vibrations in the working process, chaotic behavior of mechanical
The Identification of mechanical systems and diagnosis of mechanical
structures session, consisted of 34 papers covering various topics like
vibration state diagnosis, dynamic high strain behavior of concrete and
mortar, vibro-diagnosis and mathematical modelling of dynamic systems,
modal analysis in bridge vibration monitoring, multiple time scale method
in galloping's study, analysis of dynamic behavior of geaers with random
In the Vibration of mechanical structures and technical acoustics session,
32 papers were presented. The session was devoted to dynamic response of
some structures as bars, beams, plates, active control of mechanical structures,
dual extremum principles in dynamics of linear thermoelasticity of laminated
plates, researches concerning the acoustic screens for motorways, transient
motions of a railway set, phonic pollution generated by the road traffic.
During the Modelling of biomechanical structures session, 22 papers
were presented covering a wide range of topics like the relationship between
a mechanical vibration generator and the human body receptor, the applicatuion
of Hertzian contact theory to explain the evolution of artrosis process,
modelling and control of an artificial muscle, biomechanical modelling
principles of osteo-articular system, modelling and dynamic study of human
mandible, higher-order spectral analysis used for phonocardiogram processing.
Many papers having a practical character were presented during the
The authors of the conference papers are to be congratulated for their
service to the of the research community. The proccedings of the conference
were published in three volumes and a CD-room.
The participants at "The X-th Conference on Mechanical Vibration with
International Participation, Timisoara, Romania, May 23-24, 2002" were
unanimous in recommending the continuation of the conference in the future.
There was also the decision of the participants that in the future this
conference should have an International Scientific Committee.
Several personalities participating at the conference put the bases
of the future co-operation between "Politehnica" University of Timisoara
and the Universities of Belgrade and Nis (Yugoslavia) and also the University
of G?dollo from Hungary.
The conference closed with visit to the Sag's Abbey situated at 12
km from Timisoara, where the participants served lunch. By all considerations,
the conference was a success.