Sessioni tematiche e mini-simposi

Sessioni tematiche

  • Meccanica dei Solidi
  • Meccanica delle Strutture/Dinamica
  • Meccanica dei Fluidi/Fluidodinamica
  • Meccanica Generale
  • Meccanica Applicata
  • Biomeccanica/Meccanobiologia
  • Meccanica dei Materiali/Compositi/Metamateriali
  • Meccanica Computazionale

MS01 - Sviluppi recenti sui metamateriali meccanici

Chairman 1: Lorenzo Morini
Chairman 2: Antonio Palermo
Chairman 3: Luigi Cabras


I recenti sviluppi nelle tecniche di microfabbricazione hanno aperto nuove possibilità nella realizzazione di metamateriali, materiali microstrutturati con proprietà fisiche non comuni. L'effetto meccanico alla base del fenomeno può essere passivo, dovuto all'interazione dei campi esterni con la microstruttura, o attivo, dovuto ad interazioni multifisiche. Le applicazioni possono includere materiali auxetici, tempo-modulati, non-reciproci, topologici, materiali ad espansione termica negativa.

MS02 - New challenges and trends for masonry: Theoretical and computational modelling

Chairman 1: Daniela Addessi
Chairman 2: Francesco Clementi
Chairman 3: Gabriele Milani


Masonry structures and infrastructures represents a large part of the European historic heritage, but also characterize the modern building constructions of some major countries.  It is still a challenging task to improve existing procedures and develop new approaches for masonry design and assessment characterized by optimized performances in terms of accuracy and efficiency. The aim of the proposed mini-symposium is to collect and discuss the most recent research contributions to this field.

MS03 - Enhanced formulations for beams: New frontiers for advanced applications. In honor of Enzo Ciampi

Chairman 1: Daniela Addessi
Chairman 2: Ferdinando Auricchio


A wide variety of mechanical problems in many engineering fields, both traditional and innovative, is modeled by using beam elements. In many interesting applications, geometric nonlinearities are coupled to material complex constitutive behaviors and enhanced mixed formulations for beams were successfully proposed. Aim of this Mini-Symposium is to collect the most recent contributions to this field and celebrate Professor Enzo Ciampi who was a pioneer of force-based formulations for beams.

MS04 - Shell and spatial structures

Chairman 1: Francesco Marmo
Chairman 2: Stefano Gabriele
Chairman 3: Amedeo Manuello
Chairman 4: Andrea Micheletti


This MS invites contributions on designing, modeling, analyzing, and constructing shell and spatial structures. Topics cover tension and membrane structures, framed and lattice structures, gridshells, shell roofs, masonry arches and vaults, tensegrity structures, pneumatic and inflatable structures, active, deployable and morphing structures, and various materials like concrete, metal, timber, and bio-based alternatives.

MS05 - Advanced fracture and phase-field approaches for failure mechanism modelling

Chairman 1: Riccardo Cavuoto
Chairman 2: Sonia Marfia
Chairman 3: Francesco Freddi


Fostering material innovation and, in turn, being propelled forward by it, material failure is a central focus for mechanicians today, particularly given the emergence of new developments in material design. This mini-symposium is dedicated to the discussion on innovative analytical and numerical modelling strategies and techniques related to failure mechanisms in solids, with emphasis on fracture mechanics-based, nonlocal, phase-field and multi-scale approaches.

MS06 - Architected, active, and origami-based materials

Chairman 1: Diego Misseroni
Chairman 2: Giovanni Noselli


Recent years have witnessed remarkable strides towards the creation of materials with extreme mechanical properties. The design of material architectures has proven successful to achieve extraordinary mechanical characteristics. Shape morphing functionalities have been obtained in soft active materials and origami-based metamaterials by harnessing instabilities. The symposium aims to gather researchers working in these fields and to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration.

MS07 - Limit analysis, plasticity, instability, and bifurcation

Chairman 1: Rosalba Ferrari
Chairman 2: Francesco Marmo
Chairman 3: Antonio Madeo


The aim of this mini-symposium is to present recent advances and discuss current and emerging interdisciplinary approaches related to the structure limit behaviour in the static and dynamic domains. The main topics include advanced limit analysis methodologies, plasticity models, buckling and post-buckling behaviour, bifurcation analysis techniques, computational approaches for nonlinear systems, experimental insights into structural instabilities, and real-world applications and case studies.

MS08 - Advanced approaches in computational mechanics - GIMC

Chairman 1: Stefano de Miranda
Chairman 2: Giovanni Garcea
Chairman 3: Sonia Marfia


Computational mechanics is now a key research area across engineering disciplines, prompting an active and steadily increasing research effort toward innovative and efficient computational techniques that enable new mechanical problems to be tackled with a higher level of reliability. The Italian Group of Computational Mechanics, GIMC, organizes this mini-symposium to foster discussions on advantages, drawbacks, new possibilities and applications of the forefront of Computational Mechanics.

MS09 - Stochastic mechanics and probability in engineering

Chairman 1: Alberto Di Matteo
Chairman 2: Francesco Paolo Pinnola
Chairman 3: Antonina Pirrotta


Probabilistic and statistical methods are crucial in addressing contemporary challenges across various technical fields. This mini-symposium, organized by the GMS (Gruppo di Meccanica Stocastica), aims to gather contributions on stochastic methods in engineering mechanics, fostering interdisciplinary advancements. Topics include nonlinear stochastic mechanics, structural response under natural hazards, structural health monitoring and signal processing procedures, fractional operators.

MS10 - Recent advances in the analysis and design of slender structures

Chairman 1: Antonio Madeo
Chairman 2: Francesco Salvatore Liguori
Chairman 3: Antonio Formisano


The symposium presents recent advances in the analysis and design of slender structures undergoing geometrically nonlinear phenomena. Topics of discussion encompass mechanical models, numerical techniques, optimisation algorithms, experimental approaches and standard developments. Real case applications are welcomed, including trusses and frames, shells, domes, and towers made of steel, aluminium alloys, composites, or more traditional materials such as reinforced concrete, timber or masonry.

MS11 - Advances in multiscale mechanics and nanostructures

Chairman 1: Raffaele Barretta
Chairman 2: Marko Čanađija
Chairman 3: Raimondo Luciano
Chairman 4: Francesco Marotti de Sciarra


The mini-symposium aims at providing new insights in modelling, analysis and design of ultrasmall structures and multiscale materials. New developments concerning structural behaviour involving size effects and multiple characteristic scale lengths are welcome. Achievements regarding unconventional responses of innovative structures and nanocomposites, from theoretical, computational and experimental perspectives, should be considered in the field of interest.

MS12 - Frontiers in computational multiscale approaches for complex materials

Chairman 1: Marco Pingaro
Chairman 2: Greta Ongaro
Chairman 3: Patrizia Trovalusci


During the last decade computational methods applied to multiscale modelling have grown thanks to the increase of computation capabilities and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to reduce the computational burden. This mini-symposium is devoted to disseminate the last innovations in computational approaches applied to Multiscale Methods for modelling advanced materials in linear and nonlinear regimes.

MS13 - Linear and nonlinear dynamical and thermodynamical systems

Chairman 1: Maurizio Romeo
Chairman 2: Elena Vuk
Chairman 3: Federico Zullo


This MS is organized under the auspices of GADeS – Gruppo Aimeta di Dinamica e Stabilità. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
  • Hamiltonian/non-Hamiltonian systems;
  • Holonomic/non-holonomic systems;
  • Nonlinear interactions;
  • Bifurcation problems;
  • Analytical methods;
  • Maps;
  • Chaos and complexity;
  • Thermodynamics of deformable ferroelectrics;
  • Electro-magneto-viscoelastic coupling in continuum dynamics;
  • Wave propagation.

MS14 - Structural vibrations: Analysis and control

Chairman 1: Andrea Arena
Chairman 2: Daniele Zulli


This MS is organized under the auspices of GADeS–Gruppo Aimeta di Dinamica e Stabilità. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:
  • Dynamics, stability and bifurcation of complex materials and structures;
  • MEMS & NEMS;
  • Static and dynamic instability;
  • Active, passive, semi-active vibration control;
  • Time-delay systems;
  • Seismic isolation and protection techniques;
  • Dynamic vibration absorbers;
  • Friction-induced vibrations;
  • Piezoelectric systems;
  • Energy harvesting.

MS15 - Experimental dynamics and structural health monitoring

Chairman 1: Francesco Lo Iacono
Chairman 2: Francesco Pellicano


This MS is organized under the auspices of GADeS–Gruppo Aimeta di Dinamica e Stabilità. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:
  • Wind tunnel tests;
  • FSI;
  • Shake-table and real-scale dynamic tests;
  • Inverse problems, identification, optimization, model updating;
  • Nonlinear time series analysis;
  • Vibration-based damage detection;
  • Strategies of SHM and operational conditions;
  • Characterization of environmental excitation: earthquake, wind, etc;
  • Experimental techniques to characterize damping.

MS16 - Advances in the nonlinear mechanics of soft and active materials

Chairman 1: Giulio Lucci
Chairman 2: Giuseppe Zurlo


Soft materials, such as biological tissues and polymer composites, exhibit outstanding mechanical properties that require appropriate modeling tools. The active response of these materials to external stimuli poses significant challenges, but recent advances in their modeling offer applications in tissue engineering, soft robotics and 3D printing. This mini-symposium will bring together researchers interested in the nonlinear mechanics of soft materials, both experimentally and theoretically.

MS17 - Advanced numerical methods in fluid dynamics

Chairman 1: Gennaro Coppola
Chairman 2: Carlo De Michele
Chairman 3: Alessandro Aiello


This minisymposium aims to gather all the researchers working on the development and the applications of advanced numerical methods for the simulation and/or analysis of complex physical phenomena in fluid mechanics and is also open to researchers working on the use of these methods for engineering problems. Possible applications include, but are not limited to: turbulent flows, compressible aerodynamics, multiphase or reacting flows, flow instabilities, cardiovascular flows, drag reduction.

MS18 - Data-driven modelling in fluid dynamics

Chairman 1: Matteo Chiatto
Chairman 2: Antonio Colanera
Chairman 3: Luca Magri
Chairman 4: Luigi de Luca


Fluid dynamics involves structures characterized by different spatial and temporal scales. Many numerical strategies have emerged in recent years to analyze, comprehend, and foresee the behaviour of such complex systems. The symposium explores cutting-edge methods in data-driven reduced order modelling (ROM) and machine learning (ML) within fluid dynamics. The goal of the event is to unveil new horizons in the computational efficiency and accuracy of such approaches.

MS19 - Advances in turbulent flows with drops and bubbles

Chairman: Alessio Roccon


Turbulent flows laden with large, deformable drops or bubbles are ubiquitous in environmental and industrial processes. Prediction of the interactions between drops (or bubbles), which deform under the action of turbulence, exchange momentum via surface tension are complicated by the wide range of scales involved. The aim of the proposed mini symposium is to collect the most recent developments in the field of turbulent flows laden with drops and bubbles and interface-dominated flows.

MS20 - Theoretical and Applied Biomechanics

Chairman 1: Michele Marino
Chairman 2: Vincenzo Parenti Castelli
Chairman 3: Gianni Pedrizzetti


This MS gathers the most recent developments in theoretical and applied biomechanics. The mini-symposium is open to all areas and methodologies in biomechanics. A special session will be featured, entitled "Mechanobiology of living matter across the scales: from cells to tissues" and chaired by M. Serpelloni, F. Recrosi, L. Zoboli and P. Gaziano. This session is devoted to explore the interactions between the mechanics of living matter and the underlying chemo-biological processes.

MS21 - Adhesive contact of elastic and viscoelastic materials

Chairman 1: Giuseppe Carbone
Chairman 2: Nicola Menga
Chairman 3: Carmine Putignano


The study of elastic and viscoelastic materials stands as a cornerstone of innovation and practical applications. These materials play a pivotal role in biomedical devices, automotive components, aerospace engineering. At the heart of maximizing the utility and performance such systems lies a deep understanding of their dynamic and adhesive contact behaviors. The symposium aims at fostering a multidisciplinary dialogue that bridges theoretical insights with real-world applications.

Napoli 2024



Presidente: Prof. Massimiliano Fraldi

Prof. Raffaele Barretta
Prof. Florinda Capone
Dr. Angelo Rosario Carotenuto
Prof. Gennaro Coppola
Dr. Daniela De Gregorio
Prof. Federico Guarracino
Prof. Francesco de Sciarra Marotti
Dr. Ida Mascolo
Dr. Francesco Paolo Pinnola
Prof. Salvatore Sessa
Prof. Francesco Timpone
Dr. Marzia Sara Vaccaro
Prof. Giulio Zuccaro


Presidente: Prof. Vincenzo Parenti Castelli (Università di Bologna)

Prof. Giuseppe Carbone (Politecnico di Bari)
Prof. Paolo Gualtieri (Roma La Sapienza)
Prof. Angelo Luongo (Università di L'Aquila)
Prof. Christian Marchioli (Università di Udine)
Prof. Sonia Marfia (Università Roma Tre)
Prof. Giuseppe Mensitieri (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Prof. Diego Misseroni (Università di Trento)
Prof. Maria Grazia Naso (Università degli Studi di Brescia)
Prof. Giovanni Noselli (SISSA)
Prof. Anna Pandolfi (Politecnico di Milano)
Prof. Aurora Pisano (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria)
Prof. Giuseppe Puglisi (Politecnico di Bari)
Prof. Luciano Rosati (Università di Napoli Federico II)
Prof. Giuseppe Saccomandi (Università di Perugia)