Inverse Problems in Engineering Mechanics

IUTAM Symposium Tokyo, 1992

  • Masataka Tanaka
  • Huy Duong Bui
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Mathematical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takashi Kitagawa, Yosuke Hosoda
      Pages 21-26
    3. Hitoshi Imai, Akira Sasamoto, Hideo Kawarada, Makoto Natori
      Pages 31-38
    4. Mikio Tohyama, Richard H. Lyon, Tsunehiko Koike
      Pages 39-48
  3. Computational Aspects

  4. Parameter Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Hirotsugu Inoue, Kikuo Kishimoto, Toshikazu Shibuya, Takashi Koizumi
      Pages 169-178
  5. Shape Determination and Optimization

  6. Material Property Characterization

  7. Elastodynamic Inverse Problems

  8. Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. M. Takadoya, M. Notake, M. Kitahara, J. D. Achenbach, Q. C. Guo, M. L. Peterson
      Pages 413-422
    3. Takao Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Khono, Yukio Kagawa
      Pages 423-432

About these proceedings


Inverse problems occur in a wide variey of fields. In general, the inverse problem can be defined as one where one should estimate the cause from the result, while the direct problem is concerned with how to obtain the result from the cause. The aim of this symposium was to gather scientists and researchers in engineering mechanics concerned with inverse problems in order to exchange research result and develop computational and experimentalapproaches to solve inverse problems. The contributions in this volume cover the following subjects: mathematical and computational aspects of inverse problems, parameter or system identification, shape determination, sensitivity analysis, optimization, material property characterization, ultrasonic nondestructive testing, elastodynamic inverse problems, thermal inverse problems, and other miscellaneous engineering applications.


calculus computational mechanics design engineering mechanics finite element method fuzzy fuzzy control geometry inverse problem mechanics neural networks optimization simulation system identification testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Masataka Tanaka
    • 1
  • Huy Duong Bui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringShinshu UniversityNagano 380Japan
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mécanique des SolidesÉcole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-52441-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-52439-4
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