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:


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