HES 19 program


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May 23, 2019 

14.00 – 15.30

Special session


Emerging trends in multiphysics problems and HES


The importance of automated optimal design has substantially increased as multiphysics field analysis has become a standard practice, optimization algorithms have succeeded to be global-optimum oriented, and computing resources have become more powerful and massively available. This made it possible to move from trial-and-error to systematic approach for solving a broad class of inverse problems in the area of electrotechnologies. Here, the word “systematic” means to integrate specific competencies under a unifying  methodological frame.

Considering this background, the panel will address the main subjects of design optimization and will discuss some of the difficult areas at the time being: these incorporate e.g. coupled-field problems, moving-boundary problems, material property identification, multiple-objective design.

Eventually, a focus on new trends in electrotechnologies for industry 4.0 applications as well as relevant perspectives of funding is proposed.

The panel aims to provide a short overview and to stimulate a broad discussion involving the audience. Specifically, the format allows for approximately 10 minute discussion by each panelist, followed by question/answer time from the audience.


Prof. Paolo Di Barba, University of Pavia, Italy (chair)

Prof. Egbert Baake, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Prof. François Bay, MinesTech, Paris

Dr. Stefano Carosio, UniSmart, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Fabrizio Dughiero, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. David A. Lowther, McGill University, Montreal


Introduction – P. Di Barba

Coupled field problems – F. Bay

Digital Transformation in Electrotechnologies – E. Baake

Toolboxes for analysis and synthesis in electrotechnology – D.A. Lowther

Industry 4.0 and electrotechnologies: present and future – F. Dughiero

Perspectives of EU funding for HES projects – S. Carosio

Summary and remarks – P. Di Barba

Questions/answers and comments from the audience