2009 IDETC VIB-15

Finite Element Modeling, Modal Testing, Model Updating, and Structural Damage Detection

21nd Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
and Computers in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2009)
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California USA
August 30-September 2, 2009


This symposium aims to bring together engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government labs to discuss recent advances in such related areas in structural dynamics as finite element modeling, modal testing, signal processing, model updating, structural damage detection, and system identification. Analytical, numerical, and experimental investigations as well as case studies in all these areas are welcomed. Some specific topics of interest include modeling of structures with bolted, welded, or riveted joints; recent developments in model testing techniques; excitation and sensing strategies; physics-based model updating methods; modeling of damage mechanisms; damage location and quantification; joint damage detection; and linear and nonlinear system identification theories. Applications can cover a wide variety of systems, including aerospace, marine, and civil structures, and mechanical and manufacturing systems.


Dr. Weidong Zhu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 USA

Author Information

Authors are requested to submit three copies of the full manuscript to one of the organizers in ASME format. All papers and abstracts will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings, available on CD-ROM.

Publication Schedule

Submission of Abstract and/or Draft Paper for Review
(As required by specific conference)
Note: The deadline for submission of abstract is Friday, February 6, 2009. This is a FIRM deadline and will be enforced. The authors have until Friday Feb. 13, 2009 to submit the full-length paper (If the abstracts are not submitted by Feb. 6th, the authors do not get an extra week to submit their full-length papers).
February 6, 2009
Paper Reviews CompletedApril 3, 2009
Author Notification of AcceptanceApril 24, 2009
Submission of Copyright Form (1903)
Copyright transfer forms are requested upon acceptance of the draft and prior to the submittal of the final paper.
April 24, 2009
Submission of Final Paper
In accordance with ASME final paper requirements. Publication in the conference proceedings is not guaranteed if materials are received after May 15, 2009.
May 15, 2009