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18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 10 November 2017
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The US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is held every four years under the auspices of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) to foster and promote the exchange of ideas and information among the various disciplines of the TAM community around the world, and to chart future priorities in mechanics related research, applications and education. Following the successful 17th USNC/TAM at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, the 18th USNC/TAM will be hosted by Northwestern University, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from June 5 to June 9, 2018.

For the first time, the Congress will be jointly organized with the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM).

ECCM - ECFD 2018 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems)

11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2017
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To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems) (ECCM 6) and the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) will be jointly organized in Glasgow, UK.
ECCM-ECFD 2018 in Glasgow is hosted by The University of Glasgow and The University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the UK Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (UKACM).

The ECCOMAS Conference on Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics (ECCM) and the ECCOMAS Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD), together with the ECCOMAS Congress, constitute the three main scientific events of ECCOMAS organized every four years, on even years, which attract approximately 5000 participants in total.

Previous ECCOMAS Conferences on Computational Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering (ECCM) were held in Munich, Germany (1999), Cracow, Poland (2001), Lisbon, Portugal (2006) and in Paris, France (2010).

Previous ECCOMAS Conferences on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD) were held in Stuttgart, Germany (1994), Athens, Greece (1998), Swansea, Wales, UK (2001), Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands (2006) and in Lisbon, Portugal (2010).

ECCM 5 and ECFD 6 Conferences were jointly organized in Barcelona, Spain, on 20 - 25 July 2014.

8th CIRP Conference on High Performance Cutting (HPC 2018)

25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 27 October 2017
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Topics
• Machining of metallic materials
• Machining of difficult-to-cut, non-metallic materials, composites
• Hybrid machining
• Precision machining
• Die and mold machining
• Abrasive processes
• Residual stress and damage of finished surfaces due to cutting
• Mechanics and dynamics of material removal processes
• Dynamics, monitoring and control of machining operations
• Machine tools and sensors
• Spindle technology, models, tuning and testing
• Machine design, structures and configurations
• CAD / CAM systems and strategies for high performance cutting
• Control of multi-axis machine tools
• Cutting tool materials, tool design and tool performance
• Intelligent tooling
• Metrology and measurement
• Non-conventional machining
• Sustainable manufacturing, environmental aspects of machining
• Cyber-physical approaches

Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis

2 July 2018 to 4 July 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2018
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The International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis (MPSVA 2018) is organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Applied Mechanics Group (AMG).

The conference is well-established for the presentation of research findings in stress analysis and vibration dynamics with the intention of providing directed focus on the state-of-the-art in theoretical and experimental methodology.

The aim of the conference is to bring together physicists, mathematicians, materials scientists and engineers from academia and industry, and to provide a platform for the presentation of creative and novel research findings facilitating an interchange of ideas and providing guidance for future research direction.

The scope of the Conference is broad and covers the full range of fundamental, experimental and applied research in stress and vibration analysis, as such:

• Composite materials
• Computational techniques
• Contact mechanics
• Damage assessment
• Damping materials
• Fatigue and fracture mechanics
• Finite and boundary elements
• Full/Multi field techniques
• Identification and control
• Inverse problems
• Measuring and modelling residual stresses
• Mechanics of advanced materials under vibro-impact loading
• Multi-functional and smart structures
• Multi-scale analysis
• Rotating systems
• Tribology
• Vibration based structural testing

ICFC 7 - the Seventh International Conference on Fatigue of Composites

4 July 2018 to 6 July 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2018
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ICFC7 is aimed to enhance interactions among scientists and engineers both from Academia, Research Institutions and end-use Industries, providing them with a forum for the communications and discussions on the recent exciting accomplishments, future trends and directions in the field of fatigue, damage mechanics and fracture of composite materials.

An attractive background programme will be arranged to complement the interesting presentations and discussions.
The main conference topics can be summarised as follows:

Experimental characterization of fatigue response of composites materials, structures and assemblies;
Damage mechanics and fatigue damage mechanisms: quantitative description of the initiation and evolution process;
Damage evolution and property degradation;
Effects of process, manufacturing induced defects, environment, temperature, humidity on the fatigue response of composites;
Variable amplitude, spectrum loading and cumulative damage modelling;
Advanced experimental techniques for damage investigation;
Health monitoring and non-destructive methods for fatigue damage detection and their applications;
Models and procedures for damage evolution assessment, residual properties and life prediction;
Applications and case histories: fatigue and property degradation in complex composite structures.
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