MEVE 2019

2019 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Engineering

MEVE2019 Keynote Speakers (to be extend)

Prof. Jia-Yush Yen

National Taiwan University, Taiwan


  • Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University 8/1997 – present

  • Secretary General Chinese Institute of Automation Engineers 1/2009 – Present Secretary General Robotic Society of Taiwan2008 – present

  • Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University8/2004 – 7/2007

  • Vice Secretary General Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan 2002 – 2006 2007 – present

  • Deputy Director Yen Tjing-Ling Industrial Research Institute National Taiwan University 8/2001 – 7/2004

  • Vice Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University 8/1999 – 7/2001

  • Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University 2/1989 – 7/1999



Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Tamin earned his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, USA in 1997. He has been with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1984. He had his fair share of administrative positions as the Head of the Applied Mechanics Department, Head of the Materials Engineering Department, Director of UTM Center for Composites, and the Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) of the faculty. He is currently leading his research team with 11 doctoral candidates, a post-doctoral researcher, and a project manager at the Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory (CSMLab) UTM, which he founded in 2006.
Prof. Tamin leads his research team on few successful research collaborations with industries. These include Intel Technology on the development of a validated methodology for reliability prediction of solder joints in BGA packages, and failure process modeling of TSV interconnects in microelectronic packages; with Kiswire (Korea) for fatigue life improvement of steel wire ropes; with Airbus (France) and Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Center (AMIC) for damage detection in FRP composite laminates using the digital image correlation (DIC) technique; and with Flextronics Semiconductor in promoting Surface Mount Technology through university academic curriculum. He has also served as an external examiner of the academic programs at several local universities. Prof. Tamin has been invited as a visiting researcher at Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan), a visiting professor at the Institut Supérieurde l’Automobileet des Transport, Nevers (France) and Dongguk University, Seoul (Korea). He is currently a visiting research professor at the University of Southampton (Malaysia Campus).
Prof. Tamin is keen in promoting the university-industry collaboration, and the academic and research collaboration among colleagues across the globe.

Title of Speech: Damage-based Reliability Assessment Framework for the Cyber-Physical Systems  

Abstract: The current trend of automation and data exchange in the manufacturing technology, as described by the fourth industrial revolution encompass, among others, the cyber-physical systems (CPS). In this respect, this paper describes a framework that consists of the interaction between the computational elements and the physical elements, with a case study on the reliability aspects of newly-designed and manufactured steel wire ropes. The computational elements emphasize on the development of the damage-based material model for the drawn steel wires, and the implementation of the model for quantitative reliability assessment using the finite element (FE) simulation. While the physical elements deal with the fast generation of the residual property data through mechanical testing of the drawn wires. In this deterministic approach to the reliability analysis, Lemaitre’s two-scale damage model is modified to calculate the fretting fatigue damage of the drawn steel wires. The material damage is manifested through the degradation of the Young’s modulus of the wires. The damage is quantified through a series of interrupted fatigue tests of the drawn wire samples. A fatigue damage calculation routine based on varying load cycle blocks is developed to efficiently calculate the evolution of the damage to separation of the critical material points of the drawn wires in the wire rope. This incremental damage calculation routine is incorporated into the commercially available FE analysis software to establish force equilibrium of the wire rope model following each increment of the damage. The predictive capability of the reliability model is examined through a case study employing a single strand (1×7) steel wire rope with 5.43 mm-diameter drawn wires subjected to axial fatigue loading. The mechanics of deformation and failure of the wire rope are described in terms of the initiation and subsequent evolution of the fretting-induced damage in the critical drawn wires of the wire rope. The interaction of these computational elements, primarily dictated by the damage-based and FE model employed, and the physical elements, described by the data collection and analysis from the interrupted fatigue tests of the drawn wire samples, is envisioned. Extension of the proposed reliability assessment framework for other CPS is addressed.  

Prof. Sim Kok Swee

Multimedia University, Malaysia

Biography: Ir. Prof. Dr. Sim Kok Swee was given the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) award from Academic Science Malaysia (ASM). He serves as Associate fellow for Malaysia Academic Science Malaysia, senior panel for Engineering Accreditation Council and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recently he was transferred as fellow of IEM and fellow of IET. He has also served in different capacities and won numerous accolades and awards for excellent performance. He has established Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, a research institute that will become a leading player in the research activity in Malaysia. He nurtures the centre from humble beginnings to an enviable position in local, regional and global research. He is currently working closely with various local and overseas institutions and hospitals. In recognition of his immense contribution to national, society and industrial development in Malaysia, he has been honored with numerous awards for outstanding achievements. He is heavily involved in Institute of Engineer Malaysia (IEM) as Melaka State committee member, secretary, vice chairman, Multimedia University student chapter advisor, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) MMU student chapter. Besides, he is also the technical advisor for MMU student table tennis club. He is also the senior member of IEEE, member of IEM. As a professional engineer, he is also registered as a Chartered Engineer from IET, Professional Engineer from IEM, International Professional Engineering from IEM and APEC, Asia Pacific Engineer (APEC) from both IEM and APEC.

Title of Speech: Biofeedback based physical stroke rehabilitation system  

Abstract: Biofeedback based physical rehabilitation system uses EEG to track the recovery progress of patient. An electroencephalograph (EEG) measures the electrical activation of the brain from scalp sites located over the human cortex. Other than the EEG components of biofeedback system, human interaction in which the doctors and physiotherapist need to analyze the health data of the patient. After the analyzing process, the suitable post-stroke rehabilitation trainings are carried out by the patient according to their respective health level. The rehabilitation trainings are varied from minor to severe stroke levels. The training period and training content are different according to the different stroke level. The stroke severe level can be determined based on suitable design formula. Based on the need from patients, Finger Motor Impairment Rehabilitation Training and Balance and Movement Training are the two main focus.