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Conference main topics

The objective of this meeting to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of recent advances in the use of mechanics, thermo-fluids sciences and materials in design. The goal is to enable mechanical, aeronautical, space, civil, automotive, biomedical, environmental, and nuclear engineers, researchers and scientists to exchange ideas on the different topics of the conference:

A – Computational Mechanics

  • FEM, BEM and Hybrid Methods
  • Analysis of Structural Components
  • Optimum Design Techniques
  • Metal Forming and Metal Cutting
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Dynamic Loading of Structures
  • Reliability Assessment 
  • Case Studies

B – Experimental Mechanics

  • Condition Monitoring
  • Destructive and Nondestructive Testing
  • Optical Techniques
  • Damage Mechanics and Assessment
  • Prototyping and Full-Scale Testing
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Residual Stresses
  • Case Studies

C – Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

  • Fatigue, Corrosion-Fatigue
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Fatigue Creep Interaction
  • Environmentally Assisted Failures
  • Brittle Facture
  • Buckling
  • Impact Failure
  • Case Studies

D – Composite and Advanced Materials

    • Fibres, Matrices and Interfaces
    • Polymer, Ceramic, Carbon, Metal Composites
    • Multifunctional Composites
    • Smart  Structures and Materials
    • Processing, Fabrication and Recycling
    • Durability, Damage and Fracture
    • Health Monitoring and Repairability
  • Case Studies

E – Nanotechnologies & Nanomaterials

  • NEMS and MEMS Technologies
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanodevices
  • Diagnostics and Control
  • Nanosensors
  • Molecular Devices
  • Applications of Nanocomposites in Industry
  • Case Studies

F – Tribology and Surface Engineering

  • Lubrication, lubricants and additives
  • Surface coatings and treatments
  • Gears and bearings
  • Micropitting, pitting, scuffing and wear
  • Surface integrity
  • Clutches
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Case Studies

G – Mechanical Design and Prototyping

  • Mechanical Design
  • Product Development
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Prototyping
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Eco-design
  • Conversion Technologies
  • Case Studies

H – Biomechanical Applications

  • Mechanics and Design of Protheses
  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  • Stress Monitoring
  • Dental and Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Biomechanics
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Case Studies

I – Civil Engineering Applications

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Integrity
  • Experimental Tests & Structural Monitoring
  • Experimentation in Geoseismology
  • Concrete and Composite Structures
  • Metallic Structures
  • Structural Rehabilitation
  • Case Studies

J – Impact and Crashworthiness

  • Testing Techniques
  • Measurement in Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Crashworthiness
  • Balistic Studies
  • Energetic Materials
  • Impact Behaviour of Materials
  • Case Studies

K – Energy and Thermo-Fluid Systems

  • Energy Systems
  • Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Heat And Mass Transfer
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Solid-Fluid Interactions
  • Interfacial Dynamics
  • Large Scale Eddy and Turbulence Analysis
  • Case Studies

L – Industrial Engineering and Management

  • Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Sustainable Technologies and Processes
  • Risk Assessment
  • Product Reliability
  • Operations Management
  • Case Studies

Thematic Symposia

A number of thematic symposia will be organized under the auspices of 8th International Conference of Mechanics and Materials in Design. Individuals interested in running a symposium on any or derivatives of the main conference topics should inform one of the conference chairs of their intention as soon as possible. Upon approval, the symposium organiser will be requested to submit a summary of his/her plans with regards to the title of symposium, technical content, number of sessions required (5 papers per session), names of potential authors and any other special requirements. Interested authors should contact the coordinators directly. If they are interested in a specific symposium.

Deadline for Symposia: 08 March, 2019

1 Composite Materials: Theory, Experiments and Applications
by Shaker A. Meguid

Mechanics and Aerospace Design Laboratory University of Toronto, Canada

2 Experimental Mechanics and Instrumentation 
by J.F. Silva Gomes

Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, Portugal

3 Additive Manufactured Materials: Production, Experiments and Applications 
by Dario Croccolo

DIN – Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy

4 Threaded joints: screw production, fatigue and tribological response assessment and improvement 
by Giorgio Olmi

Industrial Engineering Department University of Bologna, Italy

5 Vehicle chassis and body design 
by Massimiliano De Agostinis

Industrial Engineering Department University of Bologna, Italy

6 Computational Mechanics at Varied Length Scale
By Yan Liu – School of Aerospace Engineering Tsinghua University, China

Xiong Zhang – School of Aerospace Engineering Tsinghua University, China
Robert Gracie – Department of Civil and Environment Engineering University of Waterloo
Kun Zhou – School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University

7 Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Mechanics
by Sónia I.S. Pinto and Luísa C. Sousa

Engineering Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Porto, Portugal

8 Advances in Additive Manufacturing Process Design and Part Performance
by Luca Tomesani and Alessandro Fortunato

Industrial Engineering Department University of Bologna, Italy

9 Sustainability in Design and Manufacturing
by Giampaolo Campana and Michele Dassisti

Industrial Engineering Department University of Bologna, Italy

10 Atomistic Modelling and Characterization of Advanced Nanocomposites
by Professor S. A. Meguid

Mechanics and Materials in Design University of Toronto, Canada

11 Topology optimizations of solids and flow channels based on level set method using boundary element method and lattice boltzmann method
by Toshiro Matsumoto

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

11 Quality Management: Theory, Applications and Case Studies

by Laura Bravi (Department of Economics, Society, Politics University of Urbino Carlo Bo – Italy); Gilberto Santos Design School Polytechnic Institute Cávado Ave – Portugal; Federica Murmura Department of Economics, Society, Politics University of Urbino Carlo Bo – Italy; Teresa Morgado Center for Scientific Instrumentation, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering-Portugal Polytechnic Institute of Tomar – Portugal; José Carlos Sá Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto – Portugal

12 Trends in new product design and development strategies.

by Maria João Félix Design School – Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave – Portugal; Fernando Moreira da Silva Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon – Portugal; Gilberto Santos Design School – Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave – Portugal; Paulo Silva Dep. of social, political and territorial sciences – University of Aveiro – Portugal

13 Modeling of fracture and fragmentation of solids under quasistatic and dynamic loading: deterministic and probabilistic approaches

by Vladimir A. Skripnyak and Sergey A. Zelepugin Tomsk State University, Russia Tomsk Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

14 Biomechanics of Tissue and Biomaterials: Experiments, Design and Applications

by Maria Richetta Industrial Engineering Department University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy ;Annalisa Acquesta Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production DepartmentUniversity of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

15 Innovative Engineering Design Education: From Lessons learned to Emerging Practices

by Profs Rosaire Mongrain, Mark Driscoll NSERC Chair Design Engineering for Interdisciplinary Innovation of Medical Technologies Department of Mechanical Engineering McGill University, Canada

Open forum on engineering education

The conference will also include an Open Forum on The Challenges Facing Engineering Education, where an expert panel with over 100 years of collective and active research and education experience will address the obligations of professors to meet the demands of their stake holders and challenges facing engineering education.

Innovative engineering research and knowledge are the engines that drive theeconomies of the nations. The role of universities worldwide has changed dramatically. They are no longer dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and are facing major challenges nurturing research and knowledge. This is because governments worldwide are tightening budgets on education and the production of knowledge. The challenge is how engineering institutions can adapt when basic funding of engineering education is at issue and the university mission is changing from institutions entrusted with the creation and dissemination of knowledge to leaders in economic growth. The following aspects will be addressed:

  • Students expectations of a university education
  • Enrolment of a large population of international students
  • Professors obligations to stake holders
  • Role of University in society
  • Poor communication skills and reverting to plagiaris
  • Value of a university degree and the return on investment
  • Attracting talented individuals to engineering
  • Attracting females to engineering
  • Importance of internships

   All delegates are invited to participate in this forum