Saturday, September 09, 2006

Applied Mechanics News: We are migrating to iMechanica.Org

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Acoustical Society of China

Second Symposium on Piezoelectricity, Acoustic Waves, and Device Applications (SPAWDA 2006)
December 14-17, 2006, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Second Call for Papers

Website:http://eng.nbu.edu.cn/events/spawda06

Advances in the research of the theory of Piezoelectricity and Acoustic Waves have provided essential foundation and new opportunities to device technology and have been fostering academic exchanges and interaction in the piezoelectric device industry. With the increased research activities in piezoelectricity and acoustic waves and recent fast growth in piezoelectric devices, we are also facing many technological challenges from real engineering applications and product design and manufacturing. Following the successful SPAWDA 2004 in Ningbo, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Acoustical Society of China have decided, also with industrial support, to hold the SPAWDA 2006 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China from December 14-17. The conference topics include, but not limited to,
Ø Theory of Piezoelectricity;
Ø Bulk and Surface Acoustic Waves;
Ø Piezoelectric Devices;
Ø Piezoelectric Materials;
Ø Ultrasonics;
Ø Manufacturing Technology of Piezoelectric Devices;
Ø Oscillators and Filters。
We cordially invite researchers from universities and laboratories to present their theoretical and experimental findings. We are also interested in hearing from engineers and management of the piezoelectric device industry to talk about new products and business trends, thus creating the opportunities to promote the close cooperation between research and product development.
We also invite our fellow researchers to organize focused sessions.
The SPAWDA 2006 will encourage the participation of students by offering the reduced registration fee.
Please send your abstract of 500 words to Professor Weiqiu Chen by October 31, 2006.

http://eng.nbu.edu.cn/events/spawda06

Conference Secretariat
Professor Weiqiu Chen, College of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China
Tel:+86 571 8795 2284 Fax:+86 571 8795 2165
E-mail: chenwq@zju.edu.cn
Website:http://eng.nbu.edu/events/spawda06

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Alexandroupolis, Greece, July 1-6, 2007

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

NINTH U.S. NATIONAL CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, San Francisco, July 22- 26, 2007

Registration for the 2006 ASME Congress

Deadline for presenting authors: 25 August 2006

Sunday, July 30, 2006

16th International Conference on Wear of Materials • Montreal, Canada • April 15-19, 2007

Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues

The aim of the Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials is to provide a forum for the discussion of the modeling and measurement of deformation and fracture behavior in biological materials and in those materials which are used to replace them in the human body.

Contributions are invited for oral and poster presentation at the conference.
Abstracts should be submitted by April 27, 2007

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 30 July - 4 August 2006, Maine

Updates

Saturday, May 27, 2006

12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, Canada, 12-17 July 2009

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Twelfth International Conference on Fracture , ICF12, I am very pleased to announce the ICF12, to be held in Ottawa, Canada, on July 1 2-17, 2009.

If you would like to have more information on ICF, or you would be willing to participate in chairing a topic (we are organizing ~ 50 topics), please let me know.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mimoun Elboujdaini
ICF12 Chairman

CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
Natural Resources Canada
568 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G1
www.nrcan.gc.ca/canmet-mtl
melboujd@NRCan.gc.ca,
Tel: 613-995-3971

Friday, May 26, 2006

IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop, 16-19 October 2006, Stanford Sierra Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA

Abstract submission deadline: 14 July 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

International conference on computational and experimental engineering sciences

ICCES'07 USA3-8 Jan 2007: Miami, USA

The 14th ICCES Conference, ICCES07, will be held during 3-8 January 2007, at:
Wyndham Miami Beach Resort4833 Collins AvenueMiami Beach, Florida 33140

The Main Themes of the Conference are:
Multidisciplinary Analysis & Synthesis of Complex Systems
Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
Plasticity; Steel Structures; Computational & Experimental Aspects
Mechanics of Fluids, gases, and Fluid/MEMS
Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology
Computational Biology, Biomechanics
Geomechanics, Geomaterials
Smart Structures
Computational Fracture Mechanics; Structural Integrity & Health Monitoring
Nanomechanics, Nanostructured Materials, & Materials by Design
Dynamics of Materials & Structures: Computations & Experiments
Meshless and other novel methods of computer modeling in engineering and the sciences
Computational Solid Mechanics

If you are intrested in organizing a special Symposium in one of the above themes, please contact the organizing committee at icces@icces.orgFurther details will be posted soon at: http://www.icces.orgPlease indicate your intention to participate, by " signing up", and creating an account, at: http://www.icces.orgBy 1 August 2006, please submit your 6-page paper, directly at: http://www.submission.techscience.com/icces07

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Finite Element Methods in Engineering and Science (FEMTEC 2006) will take place at the University of Texas at El Paso on December 11 - 15, 2006

the abstract submission deadline: end of May

GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Graduate students financial assistance

Graduate students are invited to apply for financial assistance to enable them to attend the Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Conference to be held 6-11 August, in Tilton, New Hampshire. Full details of the meeting including Application to Attend are available at the GRC Website ( http://www.grc.uri.edu ).

The minimum award will be waiver of the registration fee at the double occupancy rate ($660). Additional funds to support travel to the conference will also be awarded.

To be considered for support, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a full-time graduate student working on a thesis project in which adhesion science plays an important role.

2. Submit an Application to the Science of Adhesion GRC including a poster title and abstract. These applications can only be made through the GRC website.

3. Submit an e-mail request for financial support to the conference chair, W.N. Unertl ( unertl@maine.edu ) This request should include the following:

· A brief statement of the student’s career goals.

· An estimate of travel costs to attend the conference.

4. Arrange for the thesis advisor to submit a letter of recommendation to the conference chair.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Awards will be made starting on 5 June 2006. Applications will be accepted at any time up to the start of the conference or until all available funds are allotted.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Energy Nanotechnology International Conference at MIT

ASME Nanotechnology Institute and MIT announce the First Energy Nanotechnology International Conference to be offered at MIT's Kresge Auditorium from June 26-28, 2006.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
April 17: 400 word abstract
May 1: Abstract acceptance
June 26: Full paper submission deadline

Topics include solutions for a wide range of energy problems such as: solar electricity, hydrogen generation and storage, batteries, fuel cells, and thermoelectrics. This conference aims to bring together different disciplines of energy technology by exploring their commonalities as well as their differences through exploiting nanoscience and nanotechnology, and to bring scientists and practitioners together to address real-world challenges.

8th Surface/Contact Mechanics Conference, May 16 – 18, 2007, The New Forest, UK

Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy, July 23-28, 2006 New Hampshire

The Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy will be held July 23-28, 2006 at the Holderness School in Plymouth New Hampshire. The organizers are putting together a program of invited lectures and poster sessions focused on "Microstructural Evolution and Stability". One can apply to participate at: www.grc.org.

Developments in experimental and computational materials science are significantly advancing our ability to analyze and predict the stability and dynamics of microstructures and nanostructures. New microscopies are
allowing us to measure materials structures and behavior over an unprecedented range of temporal and spatial scales, and, in some cases, in all three dimensions. Computational advances in first-principles techniques, molecular dynamics, and mesoscale simulation methodologies, have extended the range of materials phenomena that can be simulated in a similarly dramatic manner. The frontier now is at the intersection of experiment and theory, where the length and time-scales are beginning to overlap without the need for extrapolation; so we can now ask questions that were impossible to answer only a few years ago: How can materials models be experimentally tested and validated? What fundamental materials phenomena or parameters must be better understood experimentally to enable better models? What new insights into experimental analyses can be provided by simulation? In this conference we will explore these questions in detail with a focus on critical microstructural issues in Physical Metallurgy. Topics include grain growth and textural evolution, phase transformations, precipitation and coarsening, development of deformation microstructures, melting and solidification, and interfacial wetting.

Chairs: Alex King, Douglas L Medlin and Eugen I Rabkin

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 30 July - 4 August 2006, Maine

Saturday, March 18, 2006

2007 ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, June 3-6, 2007, the University of Texas in Austin

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Third International Conference Multiscale Materials Modeling MMM2006,18–22 September 2006, Freiburg, Germany

Deadline for Abstracts is 31 March 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

NSF Summer Institute on Nano- and Biomechanics

The NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials will host two short courses this summer. The material will be presented at a level accessible to graduates of the science and engineering programs. Emphasis will be on recent techniques and theory that are unavailable in texts or standard university courses.

Short Courses for this summer are
Science Fundamentals for Nano-and Bio-Mechanics of Materials, July 31-August4, 2006
Micro and Nano Devices with Applications to Biology and Nanoelectronics, August 7-11, 2006

The cost for each short course is $2,000.00. However, 20 NSF fellowships, consisting of full tuition plus atravel allowance, are areavailable to professors, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD candidates studying at US universities. The deadline for applications for fellowships must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2006.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

2006 IMECE abstract deadline extended to 13 March 2006, Monday

mini-symposium on SIMULATION AND MODELING OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND IMPLANTS

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ninth International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact (SUSI 2006), 3 - 5 July 2006, The New Forest, UK

Third International Conference: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering ( DESIGN & NATURE 2006), 24 - 26 May 2006, The New Forest, UK

28th World Conference on Boundary Elements and Other Mesh Reduction Methods ( BEM/MRM 28), 10 - 12 May 2006, Skiathos, Greece

Third International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials (HPSM 2006), 3 - 5 May 2006, Ostend, Belgium

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

2006 IMECE abstract deadline: 6 March 2006, Monday

The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) will be held on 5-10 November 2006 in Chicago. The deadline for abstract submission is 6 March , only a few days away. Please look at the Call for Papers from the Applied Mechanics Division, and submit abstracts online.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The 14th ICCES Conference, ICCES07, 3-8 January 2007, Miami Beach, Florida

The Main Themes of the Conference are:

- Multidisciplinary Analysis & Synthesis of Complex Systems
- Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
- Plasticity; Steel Structures; Computational & Experimental Aspects
- Mechanics of Fluids, gases, and Fluid/MEMS
- Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology
- Computational Biology, Biomechanics
- Geomechanics, Geomaterials
- Smart Structures
- Computational Fracture Mechanics; Structural Integrity & Health Monitoring
- Nanomechanics, Nanostructured Materials, & Materials by Design
- Dynamics of Materials & Structures: Computations & Experiments
- Meshless and other novel methods of computer modeling in engineering and the sciences

SES Conference - abstracts due on March 10, 2006

The 43rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science to be held at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA, USA on August 13-16, 2006. The conference web site can be found at:

<http://www.esm.psu.edu/ses2006/>.

This meeting will provide a forum for exchanging ideas, methods, and results and for promoting interaction among engineering scientists and researchers. All areas of engineering science and applied mechanics are of interest.

Symposium topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

* Characterization of Materials for Civil Infrastructure
* Advanced Mathematical Tools
* Integrating Mechanics and Computational Tools in Engineering Education
* Multiscale Modeling of Plastic Deformation
* Application of Discrete Element Method
* Deformation and Instability in Nanoscale Structures
* Electroactive Polymer Materials: Mechanics and Modeling
* Engineered Microfluidics Systems and Devices
* Fabric Tensors in Damage Mechanics
* Nonlinear Continuum Theory
* Instabilities in Solids and Structures
* Mechanical Behavior of Structural Films and Nanomaterials
* Mechanics of Nano- and Biosystems
* Mechanics of Random Media
* Modeling and Characterization of Biological Materials and Biomaterials
* Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Nano Structured Materials
* Multifunctional Materials and Structures
* Multiscale Materials Modeling
* Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Elastic Complex Fluids
* Novel Applications of Nonlinear Homogenization
* Numerical Modeling of Damage and Irreversible Phenomena in Composite Materials
* Particle Systems Characterization and Modeling
* Pushing Mechanics to the Nanoscale Limit
* Recent Advances in Fracture and Fatigue
* Size Effects at the Micron and Submicron Length Scales in Metals
* Structural and Medical Health Monitoring with Ultrasonic Sensors
* Mechanics of Soft Materials and Soft Tissues
* Thermo-structural Mechanics and Fracture of Closed-Cell Rigid Polymeric Foam
* Tribology
* Ultrasonic Guided Wave Inspection
* Student Presentation Competition

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 10, 2006.

13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Leslie Banks-Sills
Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

In 1-6 July 2007, the International Conference on Experimental Mechanics will be held in historic Alexandroupolis, Greece, with its unique beaches, scenic beauty, and traditional Greek hospitality.

As part of the conference, I am organizing several sessions on the failure of piezoelectric ceramics. Piezoelectric ceramics which are used widely as sensors and actuators in smart structures are brittle and susceptible to cracking. As a result of the importance of the reliability of these devices, there has been tremendous interest in studying the fracture and failure behavior of such materials. High alternating electric fields cause mechanical and electrical degradation of piezo-ceramics.Electrically induced mechanical cracking is a serious degradation phenomenon which is not yet fully understood.The purpose of these sessions is to bring together scientists and engineers working in this field.

If you would like to participate, please send me a tentative title and authors.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Minisymposium in Computational BioMechanics, 7thWCCM, Los Angeles, CA, in July, 2006

The deadline of abstracts submission is March 15, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

International Reliability Physics Symposium, March 26 - 30, 2006, San Jose, California

International Symposium and Exhibition on Advanced Packaging Materials, March 15 -17, 2006, Atlanta, USA

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2006

Second International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis, September 13-15, 2006, Toronto, Canada

9th International Fatigue Congress, 14-19 May 2006, Atlanta, USA

Abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2006

35th Solid Mechanics Conference (Solmech 06), 4-8 September 2006, Kraków, Poland

EUROMECH-MECAMAT EMMC8: 8th European Mechanics of Materials Conference, Material and structural identification from full-field measurements, 13-15 Sep

First South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics (SEECCM-06), 28-30 June 2006, Kragujevac, Serbia

Friday, January 27, 2006

Minisymposium on Multiscale Studies of Thin Films and Small Structures, July 16-22, 2006, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, June 26 - July 2, 2006

The deadline for abstract submission has been shifted to 
15 February 2006
.

15th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The 15th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held during 25-30 June 2006 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. These quadrennial congresses are held under the auspices of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), which is a member of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

http://usnctam06.colorado.edu/

Deadline for early registration: 15 May 2006
15th USNCTAM Meeting: 25-30 June 2006

Mini-symposium on Nanomechanical Characterization and Size Dependent Mechanical Properties at MS&T06

Dear colleagues:

The MS&T06 will be held during October 15-19, 2006, in Cincinnati, OH, USA. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to contribute presentations to the Mini-symposium on Nanomechanical Characterization and Size Dependent Mechanical Properties at this meeting.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Nanoindentation deformation and fracture
Nanotribology
Residual stress measurements at reduced scales
Fatigue at small size scales
Mechanical reliability testing of nanostructures and devices
Nanomechanical testing at high temperatures
Nanomechanical instrumentation development and challenges
Size-dependent effect mechanisms
Modeling of nanoscale deformation, fracture and grain boundary rotation

The deadline to submit your abstract is March 15, 2006

To submit an abstract, please go to this website.

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. Xiaodong "Chris" Li, Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and University NanoCenter
University of South Carolina
300 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: (803) 777-8011
Fax: (803) 777-0106
E-mail: lixiao@engr.sc.edu

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Seventh World Congress on Computational Mechanics

A message from Wing Kam Liu, General Chairman.

The preparations of The Seventh World Congress on Computational Mechanics are proceeding on schedule. We have received very enthusiastic responses to the call for abstracts, and we
appreciate your contributions to the congress. Please take note of the following six (6) reminders:

(1) CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The deadline of abstracts submission is March 15, 2006.

(2) EARLY REGISTRATION:
The Early Registration deadline for WCCM-VII, February 15, 2006, is approaching. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the reduced early registration fee.

(3) ACCOMMODATION
A block of rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel at a special WCCM-VII Congress rate. Please book the rooms as soon as possible. Mention the code "World Congress on Computational Mechanics" to receive our special room rate.

(4) PLENARY AND SEMI-PLENARY LECTURERS
A list of topics to be given by plenary and semi-plenary lecturers is now available on the web.

(5) SHORT COURSES
This year's event features two short courses:

"Multiscale Computational Methods and Applications" on Sunday, July 16, 2006.

"Level Set Methods and Dynamic Implicit Surfaces" on Saturday, July 22, 2006.

(6) VISA APPLICATION LETTERS
Please remind us that if you require a visa to enter the United States, we can issue a formal invitation letter to the U.S. Consulate office where authors live. The authors must request this letter in writing to: wccm2006@northwestern.edu . The authors must specify to whom and where the letter should be mailed or faxed. Authors MUST be registered for the conference and the fees must be paid in full to receive consideration.

See you all in Los Angeles, CA, in July, 2006.

Monday, January 23, 2006

"Electromechanical Materials and Devices" Mini-Symposium, The 5th International Forum on Advanced Material Science and Technology (IFAMST-5)

the Symposium on Electromechanical Materials and Devices of IFAMST-5 to be held in the historical city of Xiangtan (June 11-14, 2006) and the beautiful mountain resort of Zhangjiajie (June 14-17, 2006). Conference information can be found at

http://www.ifamst5.org.cn

The symposium focuses on electromechanical materials and devices. Papers are solicited on but not limited to the following topics:

§ Smart materials including piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, and shape memory alloys
§ Material modeling, design and processing
§ Bulk and surface acoustic wave devices, and acoustic wave sensors
§ Resonators for biosensors and chemical sensors
§ Mechanics for structural and device modeling and design
§ Micro- and nanomechanics, and multi-scale models of multifunctional materials
§ Multifunctional composite materials for electromechanical transducers
§ Transducers for biomedical applications
§ Piezoelectric actuators, sensors, and transformers
§ Modeling of transducers
§ Electroactive polymers and ionic gels; Mechanics of electroactive polymers and bioactive materials
§ Design and engineering of electomechanical actuators and sensors and the their integration into devices
§ Nonlinear control algorithms for electomechanical devices and their implementation in software and hardware
§ Manufacturing technologies for electromechanical materials and devices
§ Methods of measurement, testing and characterization for electromechanical materials and devices
§ Multi-functional composite materials, nano-constituent composite materials; bio-functional materials and structures; shape-memory alloys (SMAs), porous SMAs; magnetic shape-memory alloys (MSMAs)
§ Single crystal and polycrystalline ferroelectrics and magnetostrictives
§ High-temperature ferroelectrics and electrostrictives
§ Thin-film active materials for structural applications (e.g. flow control)

The deadline for abstract submission is Jan 31, 2006.

organizers:
Professor Qing-Ming Wang, University of Pittsburgh, qmwang@engr.pitt.edu
Professor Jiashi Yang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, jyang1@unl.edu
Professor Ji Wang, Ningbo University, wangji@nbu.edu.cn

The 5th International Forum on Advanced Material Science and Technology (IFAMST-5), June 11-17, 2006, Xiang Tan & Zhang Jia Jie, Hunan Province, China

The deadline for abstract submission is Jan 31, 2006.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Applied Mechanics News: Call for proposals to host an IUTAM symposium or instructional summer school in 2008 or 2009

Applied Mechanics News: Call for proposals to host an IUTAM symposium or instructional summer school in 2008 or 2009

ICSMA14

The 14th International Conference on the Strength of Materials (ICSMA14) will be held from June 4th to 9th, 2006, in Xi'an city, China. For more details, please contact Web site: http:// ICSMA14.xjtu.edu.cn. The proceedings of the conference will be published in a separate issue of Materials Science and Engineering A (MSE-A), after the conference. Each contribution will go through the usual peer reviewing procedure of MSE-A. The organizers are also planning exciting social and tour programs that will allow the participants to kick back and enjoy their stay in the ancient capital of Xi'an.

Important dates and deadlines of ICSMA 14.
Pre-registration and submission of abstract: continuously before 31 July, 2005;
Final registration (with the regular rate of registration fee): 31 December, 2005

Submission of manuscripts: at the conference.

Corresponding address for information of the conference: Prof. Guan-Jun Qiao
Email address: ICSMA14@mail.xjtu.edu.cn
Web site: http:// ICSMA14.xjtu.edu.cn

IUTAM Symposium on Relation of Shell, Plate, Beam and 3D Models

Organization: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Event dates: April 23 - April 28, 2007
Symposium Chairman: Prof. G. (George) Jaiani
IUTAM Representative on Scientific Committee: Prof. D.H. (Dick) van Campen

Please visit this site for details.

IUTAM Symposium on Computational Contact Mechanics

IUTAM Symposium on Computational Contact Mechanics
Organization: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Location: Hannover, Germany
Event dates: November 05 - November 09, 2006
Symposium Chairman: Prof. P. (Peter) Wriggers
IUTAM Representative on Scientific Committee: Prof. J. (Jean) Salençon

Please visit this site for details.

IUTAM Symposium on Plasticity at the Micron Scale

Organization: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Location: Lyngby, Denmark
Event dates: May 21 - May 25, 2006
Symposium Chairman: Prof. V. (Viggo) Tvergaard
IUTAM Representative on Scientific Committee: Prof. L.B. (Ben) Freund


Please visit this site for details.