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Conference Date: February 10-12, 2018

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Adam Krzysztof Pilat
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Prof. Adam Krzysztof Pilat was born in 16 December 1972 in Cracow. In primary school Adam Krzysztof Pilat was interested in math and physics, so Adam Krzysztof Pilat decided to reach the math-physics class in the Secondary School. During four years of my scholarship, I've started to be interesting in electronics and computers. Adam Krzysztof Pilat  received high school diploma in July of 1991. At the end of July Adam Krzysztof Pilat passed exams to Electronic, Automatics and Electro-technique Department on University of Mining and Metallurgy. During my studies (1991÷1996), Adam Krzysztof Pilat  was interested in programming. As my diploma work Adam Krzysztof Pilat constructed the pendulum arm with variable moment of inertia. The system was controlled by microprocessor and connected to the personal computer. Adam Krzysztof Pilat joined the academic staff in November 1996. Prof. Adam Krzysztof Pilat is author and co-author of school laboratory manuals both in Polish and English. Prof. Adam Krzysztof Pilat visited 3 universities outside Poland: Staffordshire University (Stafford, Great Britain), INSA (Lyon, France), ESTIN (Nancy, France). Adam Krzysztof Pilat is interested in programming and designing control algorithms for nonlinear systems. I'm interesting in intelligent controllers (neural-network, fuzzy logic), genetic algorithms and applications for magnetic levitation system especially magnetic suspension and active magnetic bearings. Prof. Adam Krzysztof Pilat has practical experience in:

  • identification, modeling and control of nonlinear systems
  • magnetic suspension desing and control
  • magnetic bearing desing and control
  • Matlab/Simulink, Comsol software
  • Data acquisition and control using NI boards, LabView and custom software
  • Data acquisition and control using INTECO boards, Matlab/Simulink and custom software
  • Advantech ADAM devices
  • FPAA, PSoC and microcontrollers applied for control and signal processing

Speech Title: An Integrated Approach to Design, Modelling, Controller Study, Simulation and Real-Time Experiment Exemplified by Active Levitation Systems

Abstract:  The talk will present an interdisciplinary approach in the field of prototyping steered devices. The way form concept through design, modelling, controller prototype, optimization aspects and simulation up to real-time experiment will be presented. Described problems will be illustrated by the prototypes of active levitation devices.


Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK

Dr. Ian McAndrew received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ; M.Sc. in Manufacturing MA in Education Management ; Pg.D. in Education Training; B.A. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering; B.A. in Production Engineering Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Dr. McAndrew spent 12 years in industry as a designer before entering academia. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. He has supervised many PhD students and published extensively for over 20 years. He is the author of a book and Editor of a new Journal being produced with a focus on Aviation. Currently he is the Department Chair of Graduate Studies in the College of Aeronautics Worldwide at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests are in Aerodynamics and Effective Education, which he has published extensively. He has presented at many Conferences and believes these are critical research meetings for those that are new to research and the experienced to mentor the next generation.

Speech Title: Establishing Angle of Attach for NACA 6412 Twin-Wing on Take-Off: Downwash Influences on Lift and Drag

Abstract:  This research paper investigates the aerodynamics of a twin-wing aircraft whilst taking-off and determines the influences of down wash from various angles of attacks with a positive stagger. The results identify that having different angles of attack allows more lift to be generated by the lower wing and maximizes the lift from the upper wing. Recommendations are made as to how twin-wings can be designed when low take-off speeds are needed, either by short runways, or heavy payloads.

Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Adrian Olaru finished the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Machines and Manufacturing Systems, Romania, in 1974, head of promotion. From 1974 until 1990 he worked as a designing engineer at the "Optica Romana" Enterprise, also being an associate assistant at the Faculty of Machine-Building Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 1990 Prof. Adrian became an appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Technological Systems Engineering and Management, the Machine-Tools Department. Now, he is university full professor, and teaches the following courses: Industrial Robots Dynamics, LabVIEW application in modeling and simulation of the dynamic behavior of robots, Technological Transport Systems, Electrohydraulic Servosystems, Analyze and Syntese of Electrohydraulic Servosistems for Industrial Robots, Personal and social robots and Vibration of the virtual prototypes of industrial robots. Prof. Adrian Olaru has published over 160 national and international papers concerning modeling and simulation of hydraulic power system, technological transport systems, electrical and hydraulic servo systems and dynamic behavior of industrial robots. For recent relevant details, see the publication list and the web page. He also has substantial contribution for over than ten technical books. Prof. Adrian Olaru was invited professor of the prestigious universities arround the world and the invited speacker at the different international conferences from Slovakie, France, Italy, China, India, Iran, Poland, Autrich, Rusian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Turkie, Croatie. He was coopted each year in the more than 20 International Technical Committees and like general co-chair from the different international conferences arroun the world: USA, Australy, India, United Arab Emirates, Porto Rico, China, Singapore, Malayesia, Japan, Tayland, Slovaky, Czech Republic.

Speech Title: Proper Assisted Methods for Optimization 3D Space Trajectory in Robotics

Abstract: Optimisation of the elements and systems from Robotics is one of the most complicated problem with the final goal to obtain the end-effecters' 3D extreme space precision trajectory. In the paper are shown some of the proper methods for optimization in Robotics: optimal Extenics choose of the precision- stability working point of one linear hydraulic cylinder; modelling and optimization of the DC electrical drive of the robots; optimising the dynamic behaviour of the robots by using the intelligent dampers; optimise the inverse kinematics results by using one complex proper method; optimise the multi robots application by using the algorithm to choose the optimal application points of the robots' bases and by construct the parallel robot structure using three arm type robots. All applied method solves one small part of the complex problems of the optimisation in robotics.

Prof. Simon Barrans
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Simon Barrans gained a first degree in Nuclear Engineering at Manchester University and a PhD on ‘enhancing finite element analysis boundary stress predictions’ from the University of Huddersfield. After a period of time working for the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Windscale and Dounraey, he joined the academic staff at the University of Huddersfield in 1989. He has occupied various teaching and management positions including being Subject Area Leader in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering for eight years. He is currently the Reader in Turbocharger Engineering. He is an editor for the Open Engineering journal and a reviewer for seven international journals. He is also a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Academic Standards Panel.

Simon Barrans’ current research is on the structural integrity of turbocharger systems with a particular focus on the methods used to join turbocharger housings together, predicting the stress raising effect of tool marks on machined from solid components and stress analysis of rotors for very high speed electric machines. He has also investigated the use of foil bearings in turbochargers, an extension of his previous research work on air bearings.

Simon Barrans regularly collaborates with industry on research and development projects. He has managed six Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with industrial partners funded by Innovate UK, two of which were graded as ‘outstanding’.

Speech Title: Effect of Machining Cusps on the Stress Concentration Factor on Curved Surface

Abstract:  Recently multi-axis machining technology has improved significantly. It has become a widely accepted method of manufacturing components with complex, free form surfaces. Solid billet materials with negligible internal defects are used in this process. This provides increased durability and fatigue life over equivalent cast components. However, multi-axis machining using ball nose cutting tools leaves cusps as machining marks. The combination of tool size and step-over generates cusps with different depths and widths. Even though the cusps add extra material on top of the nominal surface, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) shows the maximum stress generated within the cusps is greater than that predicted from the cusp-free geometry. These stress concentrations generated by cusps can reduce the fatigue life and durability of a machined component.

This presentation will discuss simulating the effect of cusps on surfaces with a range of curvatures for a fixed tool size and six different cusps depth. The simulation results show that the stress concentrations due to surface curvature and cusps can be determined independently and then multiplied together to give the combined stress concentration factor. The results of this analysis will allow designers to specify a maximum machining cusp depth on a curved surface.

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