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Conference program

This is a preliminary conference program which is still subject to change.

In every session presentations are limited to 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Authors are advised to take this into consideration while preparing presentation slides.

Please prepare your presentation slides in advance and copy your presentation to the computer in the classroom before your session. It is adviced to test the slides on that computer before session if animations and videos are included. You can also test your presentation during brakes in session rooms.

Wednesday, May 18th
18.00–22:00Pre-registration and get-together party at Restaurant Upseerikerho, Upseeritie 2, Lappeenranta
There is possibility for using the sauna at the place.
To those who are interested a brief history of Lappeenranta Military Officer Club will be given by executive manager Hannu Hyppönen
Thursday, May 19th
8.00–9.00Registration at LUT, Yliopistonkatu 34, Lappeenranta
9.00–9.10Opening, Room 1316
Marko Matikainen, LUT
9.10–9.25Diamond partner presentation, Room 1316
Tero Frondelius, Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Veturi Zero Emission Marine (ZEM) Research Funding
9.30–10.15Plenary Lecture 1, Room 1316
Prof. Arend Schwab, TUDelft, The Netherlands
The art and science of bicycling
10.15–10.45Coffee Break (Registration), Galleria
10.45–12.30Session 1A - Dynamics
Chair: Grzegorz Orzechowski,
Room 1318
Session 1B - Solid and structure
Chair: Reijo Kouhia,
Room 1316
Session 1C - Optimization
Chair: Adam Kłodowski,
Room 1314
12.30–13.30Lunch at LUT Buffet
13.30–14.15Plenary Lecture 2, Room 1316
Prof. Johannes Gerstmayr, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Efficient simulation of flexible multibody dynamics systems
14.15–14.45Coffee Break (Registration), Galleria
14.45–16.30Session 2A - Dynamics
Chair: Aki Mikkola,
Room 1318
Session 2B - Fracture mechanics
Chair: Timo Saksala,
Room 1316
Session 2C - Machines
Chair: Emil Kurvinen,
Room 1314
16.35Group photograph - in front of the University main entrance
16.45Bus transportation (LUT – Hotels: Scandic Patria, Sokos Hotel Lappee, Hotel Rakuuna), Lappeenranta
18.30Refreshements at Restaurant Kehruuhuone, Kristiinankatu 20, Lappeenranta
19.00–19.45Plenary Lecture 3, Restaurant Kehruuhuone, Kristiinankatu 20, Lappeenranta
Prof. Jamie Hyneman, LUT University, USA
Robots and Satellites Made of Wood: Using Novel and Renewable Materials in Tech
20.00–23.00Banquet at Restaurant Kehruuhuone, Kristiinankatu 20, Lappeenranta
40th anniversary of the Finnish Mechanics Days
Dress code: "smart casual"
Friday, May 20th
8.00–8.15Registration at LUT, Yliopistonkatu 34, Lappeenranta
8.15–9.00Golden partner workshop, Room 1325
Mikko Ollila, Altair
Make Design Decisions in Minutes With Altair SimSolid
SimSolid is a game-changing simulation technology for designers and design engineers. SimSolid accelerates design exploration with highly accurate engineering simulation:
  • Analyze complex assemblies in seconds to minutes
  • Simulate more, prototype less
  • Predict product performance for better design decision making
9.15–11.15Session 3A - Rotor dynamics
Chair: Jussi Sopanen,
Room 1318
Session 3B - Solid and structure
Chair: Antti Niemi,
Room 1316
Session 3C - CFD
Chair: Heidi Niskanen,
Room 1314
11.15–11.45Coffee Break (Registration), Galleria
11.45–12.30Plenary Lecture 4, Room 1316
Senior Scientist Juho Peltola, VTT, Finland
CFD modelling of multiphase and multiscale processes
12.30–13.30Lunch at LUT Buffet
13.30–15.10Session 4A - Machines
Chair: Tuhin Choudhury,
Room 1318
Session 4B - Solid and structure
Chair: Jarkko Niiranen,
Room 1316
Session 4C - Fracture mechanics
Chair: Arttu Polojärvi,
Room 1314
15.15–15.30Closing, Room 1316
15.30–16.00Farewell Coffee, LUT Buffet