Keynote &Plenary Speakers for ICMMM 2017

Post 1
Prof. Brian Vlcek

Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department, Georgia Southern University, USA

Speech Title: Weibull-Johnson Probabilistic Techniques Applied to Engineering Fatigue Problems


Abstract: The probabilistic nature of fracture and fatigue life requires data scatter and the inherent risk associated with that scatter to be considered when establishing the acceptable life of a test population.  The impact of the test population sample size upon the scatter associated with fatigue data sets must also be understood.  The Weibull distribution pioneered in 1939 by Waloddi Weibull , and methods of simplified application developed by Leonard Johnson while at General Motors in the 1950's, have been used to predict the probabilistic fatigue failure of components and systems.  The techniques have been used by the author and his colleagues to (1) determine the minimum number of fatigue tests necessary to determine the fatigue life of a population, (2) determine whether the fatigue life of one data set is significantly better than another (such as when comparing products from two vendors), and (3) to validate a Weibull-Johnson bin model of fatigue failure confidence.  Several case studies the author has been involved with are presented.


Biography: Prof. Brian L. Vlcek is professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Southern University. Most recently he chaired the committee that created the manufacturing engineering program, and was named interim-chair of manufacturing engineering upon the launch of the new department. Dr. Vlcek earned his B.S., M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. His general areas of research interest for the last twenty years has been both Engineering Education & Assessment and Tribology, with a current emphasis on fatigue failure, rolling element bearing failure, probabilistic modeling of fatigue failure, Weibull Analysis of fatigue failure, and tribological properties of biolubricants and biofuel-contaminants. Dr. Vlcek was a research engineer with RPI's Institute for Wear Control and Tribology for 5-years, during which he demonstrated novel high temperature vapor lubrication techniques. He next served for five years, prior to coming to Georgia Southern, as a consulting research engineer and project manager at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where he solved failure problems related to currency printing manufacture. Dr. Vlcek has had researched associations with NASA spanning thirty-three years, and was a NASA summer faculty fellow or an invited summer academic visitor at NASA-Glenn Research Center from 2001-2013. Dr. Vlcek is the 2009-10 recipient of the Georgia Southern Medal for Excellence in Service. He is co-author of the 2012 paper awarded the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineer's Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award for outstanding applied paper. He is author or co-author of over 35 publications in his area of technical expertise and engineering education & assessment.


Post 2
Prof. Young Moon

William J. Smith Professor in Manufacturing Enterprises; Department Chair Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, USA

Speech title: Toward Secure CyberManufacturing Systems

Abstract: CyberManufacturing System (CMS) is a vision for future manufacturing systems where physical components are fully integrated with computational processes in a locally as well as globally connected environment. The importance of the vision is recognized worldwide; and manifested under different—yet related—initiatives such as Industrie 4.0, Monozukuri, Factories of the Future, and Industrial Internet. Although the high-level of connectivity enables the concept of CMS, it also opens a door for malicious cyber intrusions into the manufacturing system—securing CMS is a key for realizing the vision. This talk presents several research progresses made toward securing CMS. To understand unique challenges of the cyber-physical security issues in CMS, a taxonomy of cross-domain attacks on CMS was developed. Five-step intrusion detection approach—DACDI—was also developed. DACDI has been implemented in a physical simulation environment, with promising results.


Biography: Prof. Young B Moon is Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University, serving as the Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises, the faculty coordinator for the SAP University Alliance program and Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. His doctoral research was carried out in the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Moon is a licensed P.E. (Professional Engineer) registered in the state of New York, a CFPIM (Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management), and a CMfgE (Certified Manufacturing Engineer). Professor Moon teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of Cyber Manufacturing Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing, Product Realization Processes and Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, Systems Modeling and Simulation, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Engineering Education. He has had extensive interactions with industry and has published over 80 refereed journal and conference publications. He is on Editorial Board for several international journals. He is active in a variety of capacities with numerous professional organizations including INCOSE, ABET, ASEE, IFIP, IEEE, and SME.


Post 3
Prof. Sergei Alexandrov

Beihang University, China

Speech title: Singular Solutions in Plasticity and Their Applications


Abstract: This presentation will give an overview of singular solutions in plasticity. The source of these singular solutions is the condition at maximum friction surfaces. In particular, the quadratic invariant of the strain rate tensor approaches infinity in the vicinity of maximum friction surfaces. The magnitude of this invariant in a narrow layer near maximum friction surfaces is controlled by the strain rate intensity factor. On the other hand, a narrow fine grain layer is usually generated near frictional interfaces in metal forming processes. A new theory based on the hypothesis that the strain rate intensity factor controls the evolution of material properties in this layer will be discussed. Also will be discussed are numerical difficulties with calculating the strain rate intensity factor and experimental program designed to find the correlation between the strain rate intensity factor and the thickness of fine grain layers.


Biography: Presently Prof. Sergei Alexandrov worked in Beihang University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1990 and D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 1994. He worked as a Professor at Moscow Aviation Technology Technical University (Russia), a Visiting Scientist at ALCOA Technical Center (USA), GKSS Research Centre (Germany) and Seoul National University (South Korea), and was a Visiting Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal), University of Besancon (France) and Technical University of Malaysia (Malaysia). He is a member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Sergei Alexandrov has published more than 350 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including two monographs and around 190 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the scientific committee of several international conferences and served as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Springer), Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Technopress) and Journal of Applied Mathematics (Hindawi). His research areas are plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and their applications to metal forming and structural mechanics.



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