ICEM15

Porto/Portugal

2012

15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

22-27 July 2012

 

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A number of thematic symposia will be organized under the auspices of the 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Individuals interested in running a Symposium on any or derivatives of the main conference topics should inform the conference chair of their intention as soon as possible. Please use the template available from  HERE

The list of thematic Symposia is as follows:

  1. NANOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY: THE NEXT FRONTIERS

  2. EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN BIOMECHANICS AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

  3. Experimental and Computational Bio-Imaging and Visualization

  4. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES WITH GEOSYNTHETICS

  5. MECHANICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  6. Non-destructive testing of advanced joining techniques

  7. Experimental methods for the mechanical characterization of polymer composites

  8. RECENT ADVANCES IN NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

  9. FIRE TESTING AND EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION

  10. EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF RENEWABLE COMPOSITES

  11. TRIBOLOGY IN MECHANICAL COMPONENTS AND MACHINE ELEMENTS

  12. MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WOOD BEHAVIOUR

  13. BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND 3D RAPID PROTOTYPING

  14. VIBRATION AND STRUCTURAL ACCOUSTICS MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS

  15. EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN DENTAL MEDICINE

  16. methods in breast cancer Computer Aided diagnosis

  17. Experimental assessment of mechanical behaviour and simulation of blood flow

  18. EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN METROLOGY, QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY

  19. Advanced Mechanics for Residual Stress Measurement and Interpretation

  20. monitoring based on fibre optic techniques and systems

  21. SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

  22. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN THERMAL SCIENCES

  23. DYNAMICS, STABILITY AND CONTROL IN STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

 


 

  SYMPOSIUM Nº 1 

 

NANOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY: THE NEXT FRONTIERS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Techniques in Computational nanomechanics, Atomistic Based Continuum models, NEMS and MEMS Technologies, Nanocomposites and Nanofillers, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Nanodevices and Molecular Devices in Engineering, Nanosensors, Diagnostics and Control, among others.

We are seeking the support of the Scientific Community to participate in this event by submitting an extended abstract. Furthermore, by attending this conference, the audience will gain a deep insight of the current status of research and development in academia, national laboratories, and industries in the fields of nanoengineering and nanotechnology, and develop possible collaborations with presenters/attendees.

 

Organized by

Shaker A. Meguid
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto, Canada
Email: meguid@mie.utoronto.ca

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 2 

 

EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN BIOMECHANICS

AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

 

Biomechanics is a multidisciplinary discipline that studies the mechanics of the biological systems, in its various forms, including the human being. Sports activities, in turn, seek to overcome the physical limits of each athlete  by optimizing the gesture and its relationship with the environment. The experimental mechanics plays an important role in enabling access to forces and movements of athletes, as well as helping in the design of sports equipment. This way is possible to  improve the energy efficiency of technical movement and thus help overcoming the limits of each individual.

This symposium will welcome papers in various areas of biomechanics, such as sports biomechanics, occupational and rehabilitation, where there is an important contribution of experimental mechanics. Likewise, research work will be accepted where the experimental mechanics are used for design and validation of sports equipment or in the assessment of athletes performance

 

Organized by

Mário A.P. Vaz1 and João P. Vilas-Boas2

 

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: gmavaz@fe.up.pt

 

2Faculty of Sport, CIFI2D, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, U.Porto, Portugal

Email: jpvb@fade.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 3 

 

Experimental and Computational Bio-Imaging and Visualization

 

In recent years, extensive research has been performed concerning the experimental and computational study of bio-structures in images as well as their efficient visualization.

The main goal of the Minisymposium “Experimental and Computational Bio-Imaging and Visualization” is to bring together researchers, developers and clinicians involved in the related fields of Bio- Imaging and Visualization, including Biomechanics, Experimental Biomechanics, Image Processing and Analysis, Medical Imaging, Mechanobiology, Tissues Engineering, Scientific Visualization and Software and Hardware Development, in order to set the major lines of development for the near future and establish a bridge between them.

 

Organized by

João M.R.S. Tavares1 and Yongjie Zhang2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Email: tavares@fe.up.pt

2Department of Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Email: jessicaz@andrew.cmu.edu

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 4 

 

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES WITH GEOSYNTHETICS

 

In the last decades geosynthetics have been used successfully in different areas of civil engineering, namely, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulic engineering and transportation engineering. Although several studies have been carried out on experimental characterization of geosynthetics properties and its behaviour on usual applications, it is of the utmost importance to develop research, and to discuss the results, to a better understanding of the real improvement achieved with geosynthetics use. This symposium is focused at discussion of the most recent developments in experimental characterization of geosynthetics and field applications behaviour.

The purpose of this symposium is that researchers, designers, manufacturers, applicators and other persons who are interested in this field exchange their experiences related to experimental studies involving geosynthetic materials. Papers concentrating on geosynthetic testing and properties, soil-geosynthetic interaction, durability, drainage and filtration tests, reduced scale models, large scale laboratory and field tests  are welcome to this symposium.

 

Organized by

Castorina Silva Vieira

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

E-mail: cvieira@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 5 

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: mechanical design, product development, additive manufacturing, prototyping, design for manufacturing, eco-design, conversion technologies, appropriate technology.

 

Organized by

Jorge Lino

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Email:
falves@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 6 

 

Non-destructive testing of advanced joining techniques

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Non-destructive testing techniques (magnetostrictive sensors, fibre Bragg sensors, ultrasound, thermography, radiography, holography, thermoelasticity, extensometry, etc.) applied to innovative joining techniques such as friction stir welding, laser welding, adhesive bonding, hybrid joining, etc..

 

Organized by

Lucas F.M. da Silva1 and P.M.G.P. Moreira2

 

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: lucas@fe.up.pt

 

2INEGI-Inst. Mech. Engineering and

Industrial Management, Porto, Portugal

Email: pmgpm@fe.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 7 

 

Experimental methods for the mechanical characterization
of polymer composites

 

Papers are invited in the following and related areas: measurement of the intralaminar and interlaminar fracture toughness of composites, optical methods for the identification of material properties, non-destructive testing of composites, measurement of residual stresses, inverse and vibration-based methods, development of new test methods, validation of analysis methods, measurement of through-thickness properties and dynamic testing of composite materials.

 

Organized by

Pedro P. Camanho

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Email:
pcamanho@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 8 

 

RECENT ADVANCES IN NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

 

Non destructive testing (NDT) have recently very much evolved incorporating new advanced methods and measurement techniques, applied in materials structural integrity and consists in the application of testing methodologies without affecting the properties and performance of a component or a system.

New manufacturing technologies together with new materials in engineering drove the need to develop new measurement and inspection techniques capable to identify, detect and characterise defects induced by manufacture and in service applications.

This symposium aims to present state of the art work on NDT, specially on new techniques, measuring and inspection methods.

 

Organized by

Telmo G. Santos and Rosa M. Miranda

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT), Caparica, Portugal
Email:
telmo.santos@fct.unl.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 9 

 

FIRE TESTING AND EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION

 

Papers are welcome in the following and related areas: Fire resistance of building elements and components and fire reaction of materials. Experimental testing to assess the mechanical and thermal properties of structural and fire protection materials at high temperatures. Experimental validation using fire testing standards and non-standard methods. Experimental methods to measure physical quantities at high temperatures. Validation of experiments, using simple calculation models and advanced numerical methods.

 

Organized by

Paulo A.G. Piloto1 and João P.C. Rodrigues2

1Department of Applied Mechanics

Polytech. Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Email: ppiloto@ipb.pt

 

2Department of Civil Engineering

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Email: jpaulocr@dec.uc.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 10 

 

EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF RENEWABLE COMPOSITES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: experimental testing of natural fibers, natural polymers, and composite materials using materials from renewable resources; tension, compression and shear testing; static, impact, fatigue, fracture. Automotive, aerospace, naval, defence and civil structures.

 

Organized by

Arlindo Silva

Department of Mechanical Engineering
IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Email:
arlindo.silva@ist.utl.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 11 

 

TRIBOLOGY IN MECHANICAL COMPONENTS
AND MACHINE ELEMENTS

 

The performance of machine elements, such as gears, rolling and hydrodynamic bearings, cam / tappet, piston ring / cylinder liner, etc , is strongly dependent on their tribological behaviour.

In recent years, the life, the reliability and the efficiency of machine elements has been significantly improved, through optimized design, better manufacturing quality, careful selection of materials and heat treatments, adapted surface coatings, new lubricant formulations, tribofilm generation, surface engineering techniques, etc.

Papers are solicited to this Symposium related to the following topics: Gears; Rolling bearings; Hydrodynamic bearings; Hydrostatic bearings; High speed wheel / rail systems; Engine cam / tappet systems; Engine piston ring / cylinder liner; Clutches; Lubrication; Lubricants and additives; Surface coatings; Surface Engineering; Materials, coatings and heat treatments; Efficiency, power loss and heat transfer; Strength and durability; Surface failure - micropitting, pitting, scuffing and wear; Condition monitoring; Case studies; Industrial applications.

 

Organized by

Jorge H.O. Seabra1 and Ramiro C. Martins2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: jseabra@fe.up.pt

 

2INEGI-Inst. Mech. Engineering and

Industrial Management, Porto, Portugal

Email: rcm@fe.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 12 

 

MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WOOD BEHAVIOUR

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: wood mechanical behaviour, general stress and strain analysis, fracture characterization of wood, influence of environmental conditions, glued laminated timber structures, moisture and creep, reinforce/repair wood members with composites, dowel connections, wood bonded joints and strength under long term loading.

 

Organized by

Nuno Dourado1 and M.F.S.F. de Moura2

1Departamento de Engenharias

ITAB/UTAD,Vila Real, Portugal

Email: nunodou@gmail.com

 

2Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: mfmoura@fe.up.pt

 

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 13 

 

BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND 3D RAPID PROTOTYPING

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: bio-CAD and FEM models; computational and experimental advances in rapid prototyping; rapid prototyping of microfluidic systems; 3D printing in biomedical applications; simulation and modelling of medical devices, prostheses and implants; biologically active implants and tissue engineering.

 

Organized by

Elza M.M. Fonseca1 and Maria Cristina M. Teixeira2

1Department of Applied Mechanics

Polytech. Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Email: efonseca@ipb.pt

 

2Department of Basic Sciences and Life

Polytech. Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Email: cristina.teixeira@ipb.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 14 

 

VIBRATION AND STRUCTURAL ACCOUSTICS
MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS

 

Papers are invited in the following and related areas:  Experimental testing in vibration and structural acoustics; Material systems and technologies for noise and vibration control; Passive/semi-active/active control techniques; Piezoelectric and viscoelastic damping technologies; Shape/position and fluid flow control; Nonlinear dynamics and vibrations; Vibration-based structural health monitoring/evaluation and damage prognosis; Machinery noise/vibration and diagnostics; Reciprocating machinery and rotor dynamics; Experimental modal analysis; Modeling of the dynamics and damping of complex systems; Noise and vibration on high-speed trains and railways; Structural acoustics of musical instruments; Applications and case studies in structural acoustics and vibration.

 

Organized by

César M.A. Vasques

INEGI-Inst. Mech. Engineering and Industrial Management
University of Porto, Portugal
Email:
cmav@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 15 

 

EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN DENTAL MEDICINE

 

Dental Medicine is a medical science that includes, among other themes, a deep knowledge of dental materials and its physical and mechanical properties, in order to ensure patients the best possible treatment. It is in this area of knowledge that experimental mechanics may represent a big contribution to the evolution of dental science and, ultimately, to an improvement of oral care procedures in patients.

This symposium will welcome papers in various areas of dental medicine, such as prosthodontics, dental materials, implants, occlusion, orthodontics, or others, where there is an important contribution of experimental mechanics.

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Organized by

J.C. Reis Campos1 and André Correia2

1Faculty of Dental Medicine

University of Porto, Portugal

Email: jcampos@fmd.up.pt

 

2Faculty of Dental Medicine

University of Porto, Portugal

Email: acorreia@fmd.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 16 

 

methods in breast cancer Computer Aided diagnosis

 

In recent years, extensive research has been performed for improving breast cancer computer aided diagnosis methods, using as input mammography, ultrasound, tomography and magnetic resonance images and associated metadata (patients related clinical information).

The purpose of this symposium “Methods in Breast Cancer Computer Aided Diagnosis” is to bring together researchers, designers, manufacturers, radiologists and clinicians involved in the related fields of Radiology, Medical Imaging, Image Analysis, Biomedical Data Analysis and Machine Learning an appropriated interchange forum to gain a deep insight of the current status of research and development in academia, hospitals, clinics, and health centres in the fields of image analysis and machine learning applied to breast cancer detection/diagnosis.

 

Organized by

Miguel A. Guevara López1, Raul Ramos Pollan2, Isabel M. Pereira Ramos3

1INEGI/FEUP

University of Porto, Portugal

Email: mguevaral@inegi.up.pt

 

2CETA-CIEMAT

Trujillo, Spain

Email: raul.ramos@ciemat.es

 

3Dep.Radiology, Hosp. S. João

Fac. Medicine, U.Porto, Portugal

Email: radiologia.hsj@mail.telepac.pt

 

 

  SYMPOSIUM Nº 17 

 

Experimental assessment of mechanical behaviour and

 simulation of blood flow

 

This symposium will interplay experiments, clinical data, theory, computations and simulations when it comes to deciphering the intriguing mechanical behaviour of blood vessels. The focus will be on identification of typical patterns and properties of the cardio-vascular system. Use of any modern theoretical, computational, or experimental tool facilitating this identification is welcome, such as continuum mechanics, continuum micromechanics, homogenization theory, Finite Element methods, ultrasonics, computer tomography, just to name a few. Quantitatively understanding biological systems will ease the way to improve biomedical devices as well as to bio-mimetic solutions in various technological fields.

 

Organized by

Luísa C. Sousa1 and Catarina F. Castro2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: lcsousa@fe.up.pt

 

2Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: ccastro@fe.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 18 

 

EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN METROLOGY,

QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: dimensioning and accuracy, fits and tolerances, dimensional and geometrical tolerancing techniques, tolerance analysis and synthesis, probabilistic and statistical approaches, Monte Carlo simulation; inspection techniques, measurement, verification and validation; quality assurance and quality control, quality control tools, quality process control, quality control programs, TQM and Six Sigma; process capability, statistical process control; uncertainty and dispersion, repeatability and reproducibility; reliability and traceability, risk and reliability, life-cycle, probability of failure, maintainability, reliability prediction, reliability analysis techniques, reliability simulation modeling, reliability testing.

 

Organized by

Helena V. G. Navas

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL),

2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Email: hvgn@fct.unl.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 19 

 

Advanced Mechanics for Residual Stress

Measurement and Interpretation

 

Residual stresses play a significant role in many material failure processes like fatigue, fracture, stress corrosion cracking, and manufacturing issues like distortion. The fact that residual stresses do cause failure is undisputed, but there is a lack of good quality public domain evidence for the detrimental influence of residual stresses. Failure concerns motivate measurement and characterisation of residual stresses. All measurement methods have significant limitations, which mean that in real parts it is generally only possible to measure a subset of stress components in some limited region. For this symposium, contributions are solicited that use advanced experimental mechanics to improve the state-of-the-art. Advances include new or improved measurement methods, combining multiple technologies, and using advanced mechanics to interpret limited measurements in terms of the full stress field and actual part performance, and the subsequent incorporation of these measurements into the area of quality control. Contributions are also sought from post failure investigations where residual stresses have been a major contributory factor.

 

Organized by

Michael B. Prime1 and Jeremy S. Robinson2

1Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexico, USA

Email: prime@lanl.gov

 

2Dept. of Civil Engineering and Materials

University of Limerick, Ireland

Email: jeremy.robinson@ul.ie

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 20 

 

monitoring based on fibre optic techniques and systems

 

The main objective of the structural health monitoring is to observe the in-situ behaviour of structures under different loading conditions during a predetermined time period or during the structures lifetime and to detect structural or material properties deterioration. In fact, preventive evaluation can identify prematurely problems in an element or structure and the data collected should support the definition of the solution.

This symposium will welcome papers in various areas of monitoring using fibre optical techniques and systems, such as sensors development, design and testing of sensors, monitoring strategies, case studies of structural health monitoring, among others.

It is intended to debate the evolution of fibre based monitoring, identifying the research needs for knowledge development in the field, as well as to discuss the strategies to make these techniques broaden adopted in real applications.

 

Organized by

Paulo André1 and Humberto Varum2

1Instituto de Telecomunicações and
Dept. of Physics,
U.Aveiro,  Portugal

Email: pandre@av.it.pt 

2Department of Civil Engineering

U.Aveiro,  Portugal

Email: hvarum@ua.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 21 

 

SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: shape memory alloys, shape memory polymers, shape memory composites, superelasticity and shape memory effect, stress- and temperature-induced martensite transformation, advanced experimental techniques, modelling and novel applications, shape memory alloy testing, DIC, CCD camera, acoustic emission, in-situ thermomechanical loading, neutron diffraction, thermography and other techniques of data acquisition and processing..

 

Organized by

Etienne Patoor1 and Elżbieta A. Pieczyska2

1Laboratory for Study of Microstructures and Mechanics of Materials (LEM3)

Arts et Métiers ParisTech

4, rue Augustin Fresnel, 57078 Metz, France

Tel: +33 387 37 54 61; Fax: +33 387 37 42 84

Email: etienne.patoor@ensam.eu

 

2Institute of Fundamental Tech. Research

Polish Academy of Sciences

A.Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 Warszawa, Poland

Tel: +48 22 8261281; Fax: +48 22 8267380

Email: epiecz@ippt.gov.pl

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 22 

 

Experimental METHODS IN THERMAL SCIENCES

 

Papers are welcomed concerning experimental methods in all fields of thermal sciences, namely the following related areas: Fluids flows (Newtonian and non Newtonian), rheology, combustion, heat transfer, thermal machines, ventilation, materials processing technologies under thermal conditions, mixed numerical and experimental optimal design of thermal systems, solar systems, data acquisition based on artificial neural networks, and indoor air quality.

 

Organized by

Clito F. Afonso1 and Carlos C. António2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: clito@fe.up.pt 

2Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: cantonio@fe.up.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 23 

 

DYNAMICS, STABILITY AND CONTROL IN STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: General stress and strain analysis, strain-gauge measurements, pressure vessels and piping, vibration analysis, photoelasticity, holographic techniques, moiré analysis, residual stresses, thermoelasticity and thermography, data acquisition and processing, digital image processing, materials testing, elasticity, plasticity, creep, dynamic failure.

 

Organized by

Rui C. Barros1 and M.T. Braz César2

1Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, U. Porto, Portugal

Email: rcb@fe.up.pt

2Department of Applied Mechanics

Polytech. Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Email: brazcesar@ipb.pt

 

 

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