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KIVI NIRIA Symposium on Engineering Dynamics

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<str<strong>on</strong>g>KIVI</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>NIRIA</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>on</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> <strong>Dynamics</strong>On 17 April 2009 a <str<strong>on</strong>g>KIVI</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>NIRIA</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>on</strong> “Recent Developments in the <strong>Dynamics</strong> ofMechanical Systems” was held in Delft.It was organised by the <str<strong>on</strong>g>KIVI</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>NIRIA</str<strong>on</strong>g> / department Mechanics in h<strong>on</strong>or of the 75-th birthdayof emeritus prof. Piet Meijers.The Faculty 3mE / Secti<strong>on</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> <strong>Dynamics</strong> of TUD hosted the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>.The Delft symposium featured as speakers:• prof. Daniel Rixen, Faculty of Mechanical <strong>Engineering</strong>, TUDelft, <strong>on</strong> the subject"<strong>Engineering</strong> <strong>Dynamics</strong> in Delft: joggling with science, industry andadministrati<strong>on</strong>";• prof. André de Boer, Faculty of Mechanical <strong>Engineering</strong>, University of Twente, <strong>on</strong>the subject "Optimal dynamics", focusing <strong>on</strong> acousto-elastic coupling of structuresand the accompanying generati<strong>on</strong> of noise;• prof. Henk Nijmeijer, Faculty of Mechanical <strong>Engineering</strong>, TU Eindhoven, <strong>on</strong>"<strong>Dynamics</strong> and c<strong>on</strong>trol in Eindhoven", illustrated by a variety of examples inmodeling with numerical and experimental tools; and• ir. René Liebregts, DAF Trucks in Eindhoven. <strong>on</strong> "Truck <strong>Dynamics</strong>", focusing <strong>on</strong>durability, ride comfort, handling, noise and harshness in truck operati<strong>on</strong>s..The three-hour symposium has been well attended by staff and students from throughoutthe university, and by engineers and mathematicians from other universities and industry.Here are some pictures that will help us f<strong>on</strong>dly remember this event:First, three of the four speakers, and twoof the organizers. From left to right:prof. Henk Nijmeijer, prof. Daniel Rixen,prof. Piet Meijers, ir. Grardus Oosterhout,and prof. André de Boer


Then, after-symposium party managers atease. From left to right:Sven Voormeeren, Grardus Oosterhout, prof.Piet Meijers, Golara Riahi, Paul van Woerkom.And <strong>on</strong> the separate photo below, Corinne duBurck.F<strong>on</strong>dly remembering an earlier<strong>Engineering</strong> Mechanics highlight:ir. Piet Meijers (foreground, sec<strong>on</strong>dfrom left) just successfully defended hisPhD research project.His project had been supervised byprof. W.T. Koiter (foreground, far left).

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