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Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Dynamics and Vibration



Prof Dr Ir Olivier Verlinden, Head of Department.
UMONS Faculty of Engineering
31, boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 65 374180   Fax: +32 (0) 65 374183

Please consult our website for more information on our resources and to view our list of publications.



Academic Team

  • Dr Ir Serge Boucher, Full Professor, Prorector
  • Dr Ir Calogero Conti, Full Professor, Rector
  • Dr Ir Olivier Verlinden, Professor

Research Team

  • Dr Ir Georges Kouroussis, Senior Research Assistant 
  • Dr David Wattiaux, Research Assistant
  • Ir Quentin Bombled, Research Assistant
  • Ir Cédric Rustin, FNRS Research Fellow  
  • Ir Philippe Brux, Research Assistant
  • Ir Pierre Tihon, Research Assistant
  • Ir Python Kabeya, PhD Student (CUD Grant)
  • Dr René Jimenez, Researcher
  • Ir Lassaad Ben Fekih, Researcher Assistant

Technical Team

  • Kevin Nis 
  • Régis Berton


Research Themes

Our main research themes (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Computer simulation of the kinematic and dynamic behaviour of multibody systems (O. Verlinden and C. Conti)
  • Kinematic accident reconstruction (O. Verlinden and C. Conti)
  • Measurement and prediction of vehicle vibration comfort (C. Conti)
  • Experimental vibration analysis of mechanical systems (C. Conti)
  • Induced vibrations in the ground by transit vehicles (C. Conti)
  • Vibration testing, characterisation of vibration environments (C. Conti)


Teaching Activites

Our main teaching activities (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Rational Mechanics I
  • Rational Mechanics II
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Computer-aided Mechanisms
  • Complement to Vibration Analysis
  • Elements of Continuum Mechanics, including Graphostatics
  • Dynamic Analysis of Multibody Systems - application Stage to the design stage of vehicles
  • Dynamics and Vibrations of Mechanical Systems
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms used in Robotics