International Conference VIBROENGINEERING 2014 was held in Guiyang, China on 7-10 Nov 2014. Its purpose was to provide a platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to exchange ideas and present their latest research results, in order to further promote the vibroengineering and its application to the aerospace and shipbuilding industries. The conference was organized by JVE International in partnership with Science & Technology on Reliability & Environmental Engineering Laboratory and School of Reliability and Systems Engineering at Beihang University, and Reliability Engineering Branch of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The theme of the conference was "Application of Vibroengineering to the Aerospace and Shipbuilding Industries"

This conference featured a broad range of high-level technical papers from all over the world. Invited distinguished experts presented brilliant presentations for our technical sessions and discussions with a focus on the conference theme. Meanwhile, various social activities featured. The conference provided an opportunity to communicate with other scientists and engineers about recent research advances, and exchange ideas in innovative technologies, meet old friends and make new business partners in the field of aerospace and shipbuilding industries.

With your participation, this conference proved to be a very exciting event, a fruitful opportunity, to promote scientific research and technological development of vibroengineering and its application to the aerospace and shipbuilding industries.

Please find the conference program here.

List of invited speakers:

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Hsieh

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Hsieh is currently a professor in Department of Automation Engineering. He also serves as the president of Taiwan Association of Engineering and Technology Innovation (TAETI), and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation (IJETI). His current researches focus on mechanism design, bionics mechanisms, precision assemblies and systems, automatic machinery, and Engineering Innovations.

Title of the Speech: New Vibratory Conveyors

Some new vibratory conveyors proposed by the speaker are presented in the speech. Firstly, the kinematic and structural characteristics of the conveyors are discussed. Then, their operating principles of operation are addressed. Moreover, the approaches of the design and analysis are introduced. Finally, the merits and limitations of the conveyors are summarized.

Prof. Chuanri Li

Beihang University

E-mail: lichuanri@buaa.edu.cn

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Chuanri Li graduated from Department of Automatic Control, Beihang University, China in 1986, and further studied in Department of Mechanics, Imperial College London in 1995. His research interests include reliability testing, product environmental engineering, shock and vibration signal analysis and tests. He serves as expert of numerous international and Chinese committees. He has also participated in establishing and revising the Chinese national military standards and national standards. In addition, he is author of more than 21 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Prof. Shuhong Xiang

Topic: The Analysis and Verification of Acoustic Testing of Space system

Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Environment Engineering (BISEE)

Director of BISEE Science and Technology Committee

E-mail: xshxsh638@sohu.com

Brief Biography of the Speaker:  Shuhong Xiang graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology, Department of Engineering Mechanics, in 1984. He received his Ph.D. degree of Beijing University in 2004 in Engineering Mechanics and took the position of professor at BISEE since 2000.

His research interests include product environmental engineering of spacecraft, acoustic, shock and vibration analysis and tests. He is author of more than 80 papers in journals and international conference proceedings. He is a member of editorial boards of several journals in China.  He is also PL (Project leader) for the new ISO standard of “Space system-Acoustic Testing”.

Dr. Prof. Chen LU

School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics), China

State Key Laboratory for Reliability and Environmental Engineering (BUAA Division);

E-mail: luchen@buaa.edu.cn

Dr. Chen LU received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, and post-doctor in the Dept. of Automation, Tsinghua University. He has research experiences as associate professor in the Institute of Automation, China Academy of Sciences, postdoctoral research fellow in the Dept. of mechanical engineering, ENSAM France, as well as visiting scholar in the Dept. of industry engineering, University of Wisconsin, USA.  Since 2007, he has been working in the School of Reliability & Systems Engineering, Beihang University. Now, he is Executive Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory for Reliability and Environmental Engineering (Buaa Division), Member of Academic Board of School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, and Member of Technical Member of Professional Board “Fault Diagnosis & Safety for Technical Process” of Chinese Association of Automation. His current interests of research mainly focus on fault diagnosis, prognostics & system health management for electromechanical systems, artifical intelligence and signal processing, etc. He has obtained many national & industrial research grants, including Hi-tech Research & Development Program of China, National Key Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc.

Chair Prof. Shenfang Yuan

Email: ysf@nuaa.edu.cnThe State Key Lab of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Yudao Street, Nanjing 210016, China.

Monitoring of a Full- Scale Aircraft Fatigue Test and the Need to Improve Evaluation Reliability under Time-Varying Condition

PZT based SHM have been applied for monitoring crack expansion on a full-scale aircraft structure during its fatigue test. The sensor arrangement, system used, crack length evaluation method and the monitoring results are introduced in this presentation. From this application, the need to improve evaluation reliability under time-varying condition is also discussed. One of the main obstacles for applying SHM technology to real aerospace structures is the problem of damage evaluation under random, non-linear and uncertain time-varying conditions such as environmental condition, structural boundary condition, etc. Though many literatures including environmental parameter compensation, baseline signal dependency reduction, and data normalization and pattern classification have been studied, these methods still have their own limitations and can not fully address the problem. This presentation also presents research performed on this topic based on HMM Model.

Prof. Shenfang Yuan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Prof. Shenfang Yuan, Changjiang Chair professor of the State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics(NUAA). She received her Ph.D. from NUAA in 1996. Prof. Yuan’s main research interests include structural health monitoring, smart structures, sensor and measurement technology, wireless sensor network, signal processing methods and experimental mechanics. She has authored 2 books and over 200 journal papers. She holds 35 Chinese invention patents. She is the PI of a number of import projects, including China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, Key Project from National Science Foundation of China, Key Program of National Basic Research Program of China and National High Technology research program. She is the winner of the Special Support Program for National High Level Leading Talents of China (2013), China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists from NSFC (2012), Distinguished Young Scientist Award from China Aviation Society (2011).