Laboratory for Dynamics of Machines and Structures
Open-source Scientific Computing in Structural Dynamics
Conference and Summer School
We are pleased to announce that the Open-source Scientific Computing in Structural Dynamics Conference and Summer School will take place in June 2023.
This conference and summer school is started to promote and accelerate open source-based research in the field of structural dynamics.
Single-track presentations of open- source effort related to structural dynamics are planned for the first two days (Monday and Tuesday). While the Summer school will focus
on open-source effort related to the Python programming language, other programming languages (e.g., Matlab) are welcome for the conference presentations.
The summer school will accept up to 20 attendees per track (first-come, first-serve basis).
Monday, day 1
Single-track presentations. Evening:Welcome reception.
Tuesday, day 2 Morning: Single-track presentations.
Tueseday, day 2 Afternoon:Introduction to Python & numerical methods
(Intro to Python, Systems of linear equations, interpolation, approximation, nonlinear equations, differentiation, integration, differential equations.) 2h of lectures, 3h of hands-on work. Evening:Conference and Summer school dinner.
Wednesday, day 3 Morning:Signal/image processing and experimental setup
(Basics of signal and image processing within the Python ecosystem.) 2h of lectures, 2h of hands-on work. Afternoon, track 1:Collaboration on open source projects
(Repositories, Github, package preparation, tests, continuous integration, package distribution.) 2h of lectures, 3h of hands-on work. Afternoon, track 2:Image based modal analysis
(Basics of the experimental modal analysis in the Python ecosystem, image-based modal identification.) 2h of lectures, 3h of hands-on work (1h in the experimental lab). Afternoon, track 3:Frequency based substructuring, transfer path analysis (with TUM)
This track will be focused into pyFBS package. With the package also basic and application examples are provided, together with real datasets so you can directly try out the capabilities. 2h of lectures, 3h of hands-on work.
Target audience are PhD researchers, PhD or final year MSc students working in the field of structural dynamics.
Attendees have the option to obtain 3 ECTS.
What to expect
At the conference, you can expect to learn about the recent effort in the development of particular open-source packages related to structural dynamics scientific research.
At the summer school we will help you to understand how the open-source community operates and how to write open-source code so that it can be used by other researchers.
Summer school attendees will receive the full source code of the summer school.
Three tracks are planned (see preliminary program).
The course language is English.
The summer school will heavily depend on the programming language Python.
Basic knowledge of Python is expected. The users of Matlab should be able to quickly catch up.
Some important dates to keep in mind:
Feb 20th 2023: deadline for submission of abstracts.
Mar 15th 2023: acceptance notification.
Apr 15th 2023: deadline for extended abstract or full paper submission.
Apr 15th 2023: early-bird registration closed.
May 25th 2023: registration closed.
June 26th 2023: start of the conference & summer school.
Conference and Summer School fee
The conference fee is 350€ (early-bird 300€).
The Summer-school fee is 350€ (early-bird 300€).
The conference and summer-school fee is 650€ (early-bird 550€).
The fee includes refreshments during breaks, welcome reception and Conference / Summer school dinner.