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EU-US-Asia workshop on hybrid testing

Oct 05 2015
Oct 06 2015

The JRC is organising an international workshop on hybrid cyber-physical testing, possibly real-time and/or geographically-distributed.

It is a joint EU-USA initiative and the main objective is to bring together researchers from different geographic and academic backgrounds to present the recent scientific developments, discuss challenges, increase the broader knowledge and drive future collaborative research.


5 October 2015


Welcome address Artur Pinto, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Shirley Dyke, Purdue University, US


Stability and accuracy of hybrid tests

 Uncertainty propagation and global sensitivity analysis in hybrid simulation using polynomial chaos expansion G. Abbiati, S. Marelli, B. Sudret & B. Stojadinovic, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; O.S. Bursi, University of Trento, Italy 

Verification of different approaches in implementing hybrid simulation S. Bousias, University of Patras, Greece

Reliability assessment of real-time hybrid simulation in presence of actuator tracking error C. Chen, San Francisco State University, US

Real-time hybrid simulation: stability, performance and execution S. Dyke & Amin Maghareh, Purdue University, US

Hybrid simulation in seismic research. A major challenge and opportunity to ILEE Tongji University W. Lu, Y. Wand, X. Ren & X. Lu, Tongji University, China

Minimising hybrid testing errors by optimal test rig design and control A. Plummer, University of Bath, UK


Applications in earthquake engineering

Towards real-time hybrid testing of RC frames with masonry infills A. A. Correia, A. Campos Costa & P. Candeias, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Portugal

Framework development of multi-axial real-time hybrid simulation G. Fermandois-Cornejo & B. F. Spencer Jr, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

MDOF hybrid shake table testing for bridge and building structures A. Schellenberg, S. You & S. Mahin, UC Berkeley, US

Hybrid tests of a full-scale 2-story RC frame with buckling restrained braces K.-C. Tsai, A.-C. Wu & K.-J. Wang, National Taiwan University & National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan


Complexity of the numerical components in hybrid simulation

Hybrid simulation of complex isolated bridges enhanced with parallel FETI time integrators and model updating G. Abbiati, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; O. S. Bursi, University of Trento, Italy; I. Lanese & A. Pavese, EUCENTRE, Italy

Heterogeneous asynchronous time integrators for structural dynamics M. Brun, A. Gravouil & A. Combescure, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France

Connection between hybrid testing and standard shaking tests A. Le Maoult, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

Integration algorithms for hybrid simulation of structural response through collapse G. Mosqueda, UC San Diego, US

Model updating in RTHS with highly nonlinear devices: experimental study G. Ou & S. Dyke, Purdue University, US

Explicit unconditionally stable dissipative algorithms for real-time hybrid simulations of complex structural systems J. Ricles, C. Kolay, R. Sause & T. M. Marullo, Lehigh University, US


Large-scale hybrid simulation

Large-scale real-time hybrid simulations Y. Chae, Old Dominion University, US

Hybrid testing of real-scale structures at ELSA F. J. Molina & P. Pegon, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Real-time hybrid simulation across multiple scales B. Phillips, University of Maryland, US

Incremental hybrid simulation development method for large-scale application X. Shao, University of Western Michigan, US


6 October 2015

Applications beyond earthquake engineering

A framework to support distributed testing and service integration in earthquake engineering M. Williams & I. Lamata, University of Oxford, UK

Exploring the challenge of hybrid testing in city-scale experimentation C. Taylor, University of Bristol, UK

Hybrid fire testing via the substructuring method M. Korzen, BAM, Germany

Adaptive feedforward compensation for realtime hybrid testing with harmonic excitation A. Bartl, Technische Universität München, Germany

Real-time hybrid testing: envisioned applications (and challenges) in marine technology T. Sauder, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute & Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems – NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Use of real-time hybrid simulation in vibration testing and marine structure applications R. Botelho, J. Franco & R. Christenson, University of Connecticut, US

Force-based hybrid simulation for expanding capabilities and applications to multi-hazards N. Nakata, Clarkson University, US

HT -> Wind engineering: Early considerations F. J. Masters, University of Florida, US


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Organising committee

A. Pinto, P. Pegon & G. Tsionis, Joint Research Centre

R. Christenson, University of Connecticut

S. Dyke, Purdue University



For further information please contact: Georgios Tsionis,


Participation to the workshop is by invitation only.