Preliminary Program

2nd International Conference on


9-14 June 1996
Port aux Rocs Hotel
44 Avenue Port Val
44490 Le Croisic, France
Phone: 33-40-11-44-44
Fax: 33-40-11-44-45

Honorary Chair
J.V. Beck (USA)

D. Delaunay (France)

M. Raynaud (France) K. Woodbury (USA)

Engineering Foundation
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In engineering science, inverse approach is a discipline that is growing very rapidly. Inverse problems involve determining the unknown causes of known consequences. There are two main types:

1) The input estimation problem where the system parameters and output are known and for which the missing part of the input (boundary or initial conditions) are to be determined, and
2) The identification or parameter estimation problem, where the parameters are found given the input and output.

This conference is a continuation of the June 1993 Palm Coast Conference. Each year for five years prior to the Palm Coast Conference, informal two-day seminars were organized by Professor J.V. Beck at Michigan State University. This conference also follows the November 1994 ISIP conference which was held in Paris.

Scientific Committee

O. Alifanov (Russia)           E. Artyukhin (Russia)
H.T. Banks (USA)               J.P. Bardon (France)
H.D. Bui (France)              H. Busby (USA)
G. Chavent (France)            G. Demoment (France)
G.S. Dulikravich (USA)         G.M. Gladwell (Canada)
E. Hensel (USA)                D.B. Ingham (UK)
S. Kubo (Japan)                M. Lallemand (France)
P. Lamm (USA)                  A. Maniatty (USA)
N. McCormick (USA)             J.R. McLaughlin (USA)
G. Milano (Italy)              D.A. Murio (USA)
H.G. Natke (Germany)           P. Pilvin (France)
H.-J. Reinhardt (Germany)      M. Reynier (France)
W. Rundell (USA)               E.P. Scott (USA)
N. Zabaras (USA)

Organizing Committee

S. Benet (France)              D. Delaunay (France)
B. Garnier (France)            Y. Jarny (France)
D. Maillet (France)            M. Raynaud (France)
J.J. Sera (France)             K. Woodbury (USA)


French Ministry of Research (MENESR)
French Ministry of Defense
National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS)
University of Nantes
Eurotherm Committee

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Sunday, 9 June, 1996

16:00 - 19:00 Registration

19:00 - 20:30 Dinner

20:30 - 22:00 Opening Reception

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Monday, 10 June 1996

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome
D. DeLaunay, Conference Chair
F. Landis, Engineering Foundation

08:45 - 09:45 OPENING SESSION

Prof. J.V. Beck

09:45 - 10:45 M2 POSTER SESSION I: "Heat Transfer"
(with coffee)
(See attached list of posters)

10:45 - 13:00 M3 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Recent Developments Related to the Numerical Inversion of a Laplace Transform Function the Real Inversion Problem
D'Amore, L., Murli, A., and Rizzardi, M. R.
University of Naples, Italy

Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems Iterative Regularization Methods
Eriksson, J. and Wedin, P.
University of Ome, Sweden

Direct and Inverse Problems in Diffractive Optics Applications
Bao, G.
University of Florida, U.S.A.

On the Role of Reduced-Space in Estimation of Deep Ocean Circulation Using the Reduced-Order Adaptive Filter
Hoang, H.S., Baraille, R., De Mey, P., and Talagrand, O.
Observatoure du Midi, France

A Local Stability Analysis of NonLinear Inverse Problems
Hofmann, B.
Technische Universitat Chermnitz-Zwickau, Germany

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Free Time/Ad hoc Sessions

16:30 - 18:15 M4 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Account of Smoothness when Estimating Temperature-Dependent Thermophysical Characteristics
Artyukhin, E. A.
Universite de Nantes, France

Tomography: An Algorithm of Reconstruction and Some Applications
Abdallah, B, and Arnaud, G.
Laboratoire d'Etudes Thermiques /E.N.S.M.A., France

An Inverse Method for the Determination of an Heating Cycle
Le Brizaut, J.-S.
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Domain Embedding Methods for Interface Estimation in a Phase Change Problem
Liu, J., and Guerrier, B.
Lab. FAST, France

18:15 - 18:45 Break

18:45 - 20:30 M5 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Inverse Analysis Method Using a Set of Solutions
Amaya, K. and Aoki, S.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Extended Reciprocity Gap Functionals and Identification of Cracks by Over Specified Boundary Data
Andrieux, S.
Electricite de France, France

Base Reduite Pour le Recala de Modele
Feuardent, V., Ladeveze, P., and Reynier, M.
Universite Paris VI, France

Dynamic Updating of Models Using a Frequential Approach - Identification of Boundary Conditions
Gaudin, M., and Trolle, J.L.
EDF, Direction des Etudes et Recherche, France
Coffignal, G.
LM2S URA CNRS 1776 / ENSAM, France

20:30 Dinner

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Tuesday, 11 June 1996

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30 TU1 INVITED LECTURE II:
Prof. B. Rundell

09:30 - 10:30 TU2 POSTER SESSION I: "Heat Transfer"
(with coffee)
(See attached list of posters)

10:30 - 13:00 TU3 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Regularization Methods for Inverse Problems: An Information Theory Standpoint
Idier, J., Mohammad-Djafari, A., and Demoment, G.
Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, France

Geometrical Method for the Solution and the Reliability Testing on Inverse Problems
Imre, E., Hungary

Truncated Gauss-Newton Methods for Almost Rank- deficient Nonlinear Inverse Problems
Wedin, P. and Eriksson, J.
University of Ume, Sweden

Identification of the Heterogeneity of a Material in Time-Dependent Diffusion Problems: Least-Squares Finite-Difference and Energy Boundary Element Solutions
Lesnic, D., Elliot, L., Ingham, D. B., Knipe, R., and
Clenell, B.
University of Leeds, England

Combined Inversion
Liu, Y.
University of Toronto, Canada

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Free Time/Ad hoc Sessions

16:30 - 18:15 TU4 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Stability Analysis of a Finite Element Condensation Technique for Inverse Heat Conduction Problems
Marcotullio, F., and de Monte, F.
Universita' di L'Aquila, Italy

Numerical Solution of Generalized IHCP
Murio, D. A., and Mejia, C. E.
University of Cincinnati, U.S.A
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Flipping the Analytical Coin: Closing the Information Flow Loop in High Speed (Real Time) Analysis
Shahroudi, K. E., Netherlands

Inverse Problems for Memory Kernels in Heat Flow
Wolfersdorf, L.V., and Janno, J.
Freiberg Academy for Mining and Technology, Germany

18:15 - 18:45 Break

18:45 - 20:30 TU5 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Estimation of Distributions of Eigen-Strains Based on the Concept of Incompatibility
Kubo, S.
Osaka University, Japan
Ohji, K.
Ryukoku University, Japan
Hiramatsu, S.-I.
Sumimoto Metals Ind., Ltd., Japan

An Application of the Mollification Method to Estimation of Governing Equation of Field Problem from Noisy Observations
Kubo, S.
Osaka University, Japan
Ohji, K.
Ryukoku University, Japan
Fukumoto, K.
Kobe Steel Ltd., Japan

Structural Topology Optimization by Genetic Algorithm (Improvement of Calculation Efficiency for Real System Optimization.
Kajiwara, I., and Nagamatsu, A.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

New Method for Solving Inverse Obstacle Scattering Problems
Potthast, R.
University of Delaware, USA

20:30 Dinner

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Wednesday, 12 June 1996

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30 W1 INVITED LECTURE III:
Prof. S. Kubo

09:30 - 10:30 W2 POSTER SESSION II: "Heat Transfer"
(with coffee)
(See attached list of posters)

10:30 - 13:00 W3 ORAL SESSION: "Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems"

Approximate Inverse for Linear and Some NonLinear Problems
Louis, Alfred K.
University of Saarbrucken, Germany

Boundary Homogenization Technique for Estimation of Coefficients in Elliptic Equations
Migorski, S.
Jagellonian University, Poland

Electrical Dipoles and BEM in Electrical Tomography
Mirabel, X, and Marsili, P-M.,
I.N.P. Toulouse, France

A Relaxation Algorithm for Solving a Cauchy Problem
Jourhmane, M.
Universite Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Nachaoui, A.

On the Numerical Solution of Inverse Heat Conduction Problems by Gradient Methods
Reinhardt, H-J, and Hao, D. N.
Universitat-GH Siegen, Germany

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Free Time/Ad hoc Sessions

16:30 - 18:15 W4 ORAL SESSION: "Engineering Mechanics"

Design of Optimal Experiment for the Estimation of Elastic Constants from Plate Natural Frequencies
Frederiksen, P. S.
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

An Inverse Analysis Using a Finite Element Model for a Rheological Parameter Identification
Gavrus, A., Massoni, E., and Chenot, J-P.
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, France

Use of NMR Imaging for Estimation of Multiphase Flow Functions in Porous Media
Kulkarni, R., Nordtvedt, Jan-Erik, and Watson, A. T.
Texas A&M University, U.S.A

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Applies to the Fluid Circulation Analysis in Industry by Means of Radioactive Tracer Technique
Legoupil, S., Pascal, G., and Chambellan, D.
Bloyet, D.

18:15 - 18:45 Break

18:45 - 20:30 W5 ORAL SESSION: "Engineering Mechanics"

Identification of Material Properties of Soil Deposit Under Highway Embankment Using Kalman Filter-FE
Murakami, A., Hasegawa, T., and Hamaguchi, T.
Kyoto University, Japan

Reconstruction Technique of a Two-Dimensional Geoelectric Conductivity Distribution
Ramos, F. M., and De Campus Velho, H. F.
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Numerical Methods for the Solution of Inverse Problems Related to Transient Bulk Forming Operations
Rodic, T., and Gresovnik, I.
Center for Computational Continuum Mechanics, Slovenia

Determination of the Hydraulic Diffusivity as an Inverse Problem
Barataud, F., Moyne, C., and Stemmelen, D.
Laboratoire d'Energetique et de Mecanique Theorique et Appliquee, France

20:30 Dinner

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Thursday, 13 June 1996

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30 TH1 INVITED LECTURE IV:
Prof. O. Alifanov

09:30 - 10:30 TH2 POSTER SESSION II: "Heat Transfer"
(with coffee)
(See attached list of posters)

10:30 - 13:00 TH3 ORAL SESSION: "Engineering Mechanics"

Coupling of Boundary Elements and Path- Independent Integrals in Generalized Shape Optimization and Defect Identification
Burczynski, T.
Silesian Technical University, Poland

Parameter Identification of Non-Classically Damped Finite Elements Structures
Chaika, V., Herrmann, T., and Pradlwater, H. J.
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Shape Optimization of the Preforming Tools in Forging
Fourment, L., Balan, T., and Chenot, J-L.
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, France

Sensitivity Analysis in Material Parameters Inverse Identification
Ghouati, O., and Gelin, J. C.
Universite de Franche-Comte, France

Parameter Estimation in Shallow Water Equations
Barros, E., and Hervouet, J. -M.
Laboratoire National d'Hydraulique, France

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Free Time/Ad hoc Sessions

16:30 - 18:15 TH4 ORAL SESSION: "Engineering Mechanics"

Identification of Linearised Bearing Characteristics of a Rotating Shaft from Experimental Synchronous Forced Responses
Audebert. S/
EDF, France

NonLinear Gaussian Inversion Applied to Structural Parameter Identification
Bonnet, M.
Ecole Polytechnique, France
Abdallah, J. B.
Ecole Nationale de Mathematiques Appliquees, France

Optimal Control Applied to Inverse Problems in Elastoplasticity
Bourgeois, L.
Laboratoire de Mecanique de Solides de l'Ecole Polytechnique, France

Inverse Approach in Plasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication
Cahouet, V., and Bou-Said, B.
Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts - URA CNRS, France
Baillet, L., and Brunet, M.
Laboratoire de Mecanique des Solides, INSA, France

18:15 - 18:45 Break

18:45 - 20:30 TH5 ORAL SESSION: "Experimental Methods and Results"

Metallic Enclosure Surface Current Distribution Analyzed by Using Near Magnetic Fields Measured Around The Enclosure
Hayashi, S.
NEC Informated Systems, Japan
Masuda, K., and Hatakeyama
NEC Corporation, Japan
Shu, E.
University of Tokyo, Japan

The Use of Regularization for Determination of Capillary Pressure Functions from Centrifuge Experiments
Kolltveit, K., and Nordaas, K.
University of Bergen, Norway
Nordtvedt, J. F.
RF- Rogaland Research, Norway
Watson, A.T.
Texas A&M University, U.S.A.

Damage Detection on Elastic Beams NonLinear Formulation
Nedjar, B.
LM2S, E.N.S.A.M., France
Reyneir, M.
E.N.S. Cachan, France

Use of Optimal Control Technique for History Matching
Zhang, J.
Fudan University, China
Dupuy, A., and Bissel, R.
Elf Geoscience Research Center, England

20:30 Dinner

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Friday, 14 June 1996

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 10:30 F1 ORAL SESSION: "Engineering Mechanics"

Investigation of Residual Stresses Using Inverse Methods in Acoustolasticity
Maniatty, A. M.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.

Implementational Algorithm and Numerical Solution for Inverse Forming Design Problems
Chen, Ming-Fa, and Maniatty A.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A

Shape Determination of Structural Components for Minimum Weight Design Using Genetic Algorithms
Nakamura, M., and Taomoto, N.
Shinshu University, Japan

An Updating Method of Structural Dynamic Model with Damping
Chouaki, A., Ladeveze, P., and Proslier, L.
Universite Paris VI, France

Location and Shape Reconstruction of an Impenetrable 3d Body by Matching Measurements of Scattered Sound to a Canonical Body Field Representation
Scotti, T., and Wirgin, A.
Laboratoire de Mecanique et d'Acoustique, France

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00 F2 ORAL SESSION: "Experimental Methods and Results"

Parameter Identification by the Silark-Secant Method
Berzi, P.

Estimation of Binary Mass Diffusion Coefficients of Gases in Liquids Using Holographic Interferometry
Roetzel, W., Blomker, D., Czarnetzki, W.
Universitat der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Germany

The Inverse Heat Transfer and Optimal Control Solution Problems in Ukraine
Kozdoba, L.A.,
National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

13:00 - 13:30 Closing

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch and Departure

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1. Inverse Problem Methodology in Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Simulation
Alifanov, O. M.
Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

2. Beyond First Order Approximations in Diffraction Tomography with a Bayesian Approach
Carfantan, H., and Mohammad-Djafari, A.
Laboratoire des Signaux et Sytemes, France

3. Efficiency on an Inverse Method to Predict Natural Convection Heat Transfer Coefficient
Cuniasse, I., Trombe, A., Dumoulin, J., and Javelas, R.
INSA, Toulouse, France

4. The TEF Approach: Application to Parameter Estimation in Drying
Fudym, O., and Carrere, C.
Ecole des Mines d'Albi, France
Lahellec, A., Grandpeix, J. Y., Dufresne, J. L., and Lecomte, D.
Equipe RAMSES, CNRS, France

5. Analysis on Inverse Radiactive Load Problem
Kudo, K., Kuroda, A., and Saito, T.
Hokkaido University, Japan
Oguma, M.
Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industry, Japan

6. Integral Transforms and Parameter Estimation in Diffusive Transfer
Maillet, D., Philippi, I., Bendada, A., and Degiovanni, A.
Universite Henri Poincare Nancy I, France

7. A Bayesian Non-Linear Inverse Approach for Electrical Impedance Tomography
Martin, Th., and Idier, J.
Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, France

8. On Algorithm Efficiency for Inverse Heat Conduction Problem
Mikhailov, V. V.
Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

9. Identification of Boundary Conditions & Thermophysical Characteristics During the Rolled Stock Thermal Hardening Process for the Purposes of Determination of Rolled Sheets Thermal Hardening Zones and Recooling Length
Moultanovsky, A. V.

10. Optimal Design of Multi-Layer Thermal Insulation
Nenarokomov, A.V.
Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

11. A Variational Inequality for the Inverse Stefan Problem with Convection
Peneau, S., and Humeau, J.P.
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

12. On a Possibility of Simultaneous Determination of Axial and Radial Thermal Diffusivities in the Step Heating Method
Sramkova, T.
Slovak Academi of Sciences, Slovakia
Vozar, Libor
University of Education, Slovakia

13. An Finite Element Algorithm for Solution of the Non-Linear 2DIHCP
Woodbury, K. A., and Balgangadar, P.
University of Alabama, U.S.A.

14. Analysis of Inverse Convection Problems with Applications to the Design of Solidification Processes
Zabaras, N., and Yang, G.
Cornell University, U.S.A.

15. Solution of A 2-D Inverse Heat Conduction Problem from Thermal Strain Measurements
Blanc, G., and Raynaud, M.
Centre de thermique de l'I.N.S.A. de Lyon, France
Chau, T.H.
Electricite de France, France

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1. Identification de la Conductivite Thermique au Cours D'un Changement de Phase
Adjali, M. H. , and Laurent, M.
Centre de Thermique - INSA Lyon, France

2. A Sequential Implementation of the Adjoint Method for the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem
Dowding, K. J., and Beck, J. V.
Michigan State University, U.S.A.

3. Corrections of Surface Temperature Measurements Using an Inverse Method
Eilers, L. H., Osman, A. M., Beck, J. V.
Michigan State University, U.S.A

4. Determination of the Temperature and Concentration Distributions in a Hypersonic Combustion Jet.
Herve, P., Serio, B., and Loulou, M.
Universite Paris X, France
De Chanterac, L.
Direction des Recherches Etudes et Techniques DRET, France

5. An Optimal Boundary Control of Thermal System with Experimental Verification
Hruz, T., Rohal-Ilkiv, B., and Orszaghova, Z.
Slovak Technical University, Slovak Republic

6. The Curing Proces of Composite Materials Inverse Analysis of the Heating Conditions
Jarny, Y., Delaunay, D., and Bailleul, J. L.
Universite de Nantes, France

7. Estimation of the Time Dependent Thermal Contact Resistance at the Mold- Casting Interface
Loulou, T., Artyukhin, A. E., and Bardon, J. P.
University of Nantes, France

8. Boundary Inverse Problem of Radioactive and Conductive Heat Transfer
Reznik, S. V., Prosuntnov, P., and Kalinin, D. U.
Moscow State Technical University, Russia

9. An Experimental-Computational System Based on Inverse Methods for Investigating of Thermally-Loaded Structure Testing: Conception, Realization and Results
Alifanov, O. M., Budnik, S. A., Michailov, V. V., and Nenarokomov, A. V.
Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

10. Measurement of Macroscopic Thermophysical Properties of Heterogenous Geological Samples by Infrared Image Processing
Batsale, J. C., Ladevie, B., and Gounot, J.
Laboratoire Energetique et Phenomenes de Transferts-ENSAM, France

11. Bidimensional Inversion of Microwave Radiometric Imaging (MWI)
Ait-Abdelmalek, R., Bocquet, B., and Leroy, Y.
Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France

12. Investigation of Non-Stationary Heat Exchange by Cooling of Surface with Healf of Dispersed Water
Bratuta, E. G.
Kharkov State Politechnical University, Ukraine

13. Use of Genetic Algorithms in Optimal Experimental Design
Garcia, S. and Scott, E.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

14. Fluxes and Temperatures Fields Caracterization Using Infrared Thermography in Die Forging
Lair, P., Dumoulin, J., and Millan, P.

15. An Experimental Estimation of a Point Heat Source in a 2n Diffusion System Using Different Numerical Techniques.
Le Niliot, C., Touhami, Y.,and Gallet, P.
ENSMA Poitiers, France
Petit D.
L.E.T. URA CNRS, France

16. An Estimation of Thermal Properties by the Means of Solving Internal Inverse Heat Transfer Problems
Matsevity, Y. M., and Lushpenko, S. F.
National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

17. Restitution of Temperature and Concentration Profiles Using Infrared Spectroscopy Data by Inverse Analysis. Application to a Stagnation Planar Flame.
Yousefian, F., and Lallemand, M.
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et Aerotechnique, France

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