IRF'2013

Funchal/Portugal

2013

4th International Conference on

INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY & FAILURE

(Funchal, 23-27 June 2013)

 

 

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  Symposia IRF'2013  

A number of thematic Symposia will be organised under the auspices of the IRF'2013 conference. Individuals interested in promoting such a Symposium should contact the conference chairs about their intention, as soon as possible. A template for proposals can be obtained from  HERE .

Some Symposia have already been proposed:

  1. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS

  2. BIOMECHANICS OF SOFT TISSUES

  3. IMAGING AND VISUALIZATION

  4. OPTICAL TECHNIQUES OF EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS IN DESIGN

  5. BLOOD FLOW MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR

  6. INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY AND FAILURE IN DENTAL MATERIALS AND PROSTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
  7. MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BONE BEHAVIOR
  8. CERAMIC MATERIALS

  9. DESIGN OF STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO LOAD AND/OR MATERIAL UNCERTAINTY

  10. STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION

  11. INNOVATIVE JOINING PROCESSES

  12. VIBRATION AND STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS ANALYSIS

  13. DYNAMICS, STABILITY AND CONTROL IN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

  14. ASSESSMENT, MONITORING AND CONTROL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

  15. BEHAVIOUR CHARACTERIZACTION AND STRENGTHNING OF CONSTRUCTIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE DEMANDS

  16. EXPERIMENTAL TESTING IN BUILDING REHABILITATION

  17. CONCRETE MATERIAL PERFORMANCE

  18. SAFETY OF WOODEN STRUCTURES

  19. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

  20. THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMO-FLUID SYSTEMS

  21. LEAN & GREEN MANUFACTURING

  22. TEACHING MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN

  23. ADVANCES IN NANOENGINEERING

  24. ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS

  25. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF ADVANCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

  26. ADVANCES IN FIBROUS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

  27. STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF ADVANCED STRUCTURES

  28. FIRE AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

  29. METROLOGY, QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY

  30. MEDICAL DEVICES AND HEALTHCARE MATERIALS

  31. MICROMECHANICS AND HOMOGENIZATION OF HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA

  32. FAILURE AND FATIGUE OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

 


 

  SYMPOSIUM Nº 1 

 

SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Nanomaterials, biomaterials, natural fibres, fibres applications (comfort, well-being, civil, automotive, …), functional fibrous materials, smart and interactive structures, modelling, simulation and testing of fibrous structures, textile composite structures.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Maria José Geraldes

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade da Beira Interior

Rua Marquês de Ávila e Bolama, 6201- 001 Covilhã, Portugal

E-mail: geraldes@ubi.pt

 

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 2 

 

BIOMECHANICS OF SOFT TISSUES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: computational biomechanics, numerical methods to be applied to biomechanics, experimental work involving the establishment of mechanical properties, constitutive laws of soft tissues, development of new implants and medical devices for soft tissues, computational tools for rehabilitation, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine involving soft tissues.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Renato Natal Jorge

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: rnatal@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 3 

 

IMAGING AND VISUALIZATION

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: 3D Vision, Advanced Computing for Applications of Imaging and Visualization, Applications of Imaging and Visualization, Computer Vision, Computational Vision, Data Filtering, Data Fusion, Data Processing, Modelling and Analysis, Enhanced Visualization, Enhanced and Virtual Reality, Human Computer Interaction, Image Processing and Analysis, Image Registration, Image Recognition, Image Restoring, Medical Imaging, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Non-destructive Analysis, Scientific Visualization, Simulation and Animation, Visual Inspection.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. João Manuel Tavares

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: tavares@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 4 

 

OPTICAL TECHNIQUES OF EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS IN DESIGN

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Interferometric Techniques, Electronic Speckle Interferometry, Shearography, Moiré, Digital Image Correlation, Holography, Deflectometry, Speckle Correlation, Photoelasticity, Thermography, Image Processing Techniques, Phase Analysis, Phase Filters, Unwrapping Techniques, Phase Modulation Techniques and Shape Analysis. Applications to strain measurements, residual stress analysys, structural integrity assessment, non-destructive inspection, etc.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Hernani Lopes1 and Prof. João E. Ribeiro2

Departamento de Mecânica Aplicada

Escola Superior de Tecnologia e de Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Campus de Sta Apolónia, Apartado 1134, 5301-857 Bragança, Portugal

E-mail: 1hlopes@ipb.pt  ;  2jribeiro@ipb.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 5 

 

BLOOD FLOW MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Identification of typical patterns and properties of the cardio-vascular system. Blood flow experimental and clinical data acquisition, processing and computer simulations. Physiologic and structural factors contributing towards mechanical failure of artery/implant systems.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Catarina Castro1 and Prof. Luísa C. Sousa1

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: 1ccastro@fe.up.pt;; 2lcsousa@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 6 

 

INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY AND FAILURE IN DENTAL MATERIALS
AND PROSTHODONTIC APPLIANCES

 

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 mechanics and materials 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 medical instrumentation, dental device design processes, prosthodontics, dental materials, implants, occlusion, orthodontics, or others, where there is an important contribution of materials and mechanical techniques.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. J.C. Reis Campos1 and Prof. André Correia2

Faculdade de Medicina Dentária – Universidade do Porto

Porto, Portugal

E-mails:1jcampos@fmd.up.pt ; 2acorreia@fmd.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 7 

 

MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BONE BEHAVIOR

 

The symposium addresses several aspects related to bone mechanical behavior. The following areas are particularly eligible although not restricted to: (a) Mechanical characterization (b) Bone fracture (c) Numerical modeling (d) Fatigue behavior (e) Design of prosthesis.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Marcelo Moura1 and Prof. Nuno Dourado2

1Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: mfmoura@fe.up.pt

2Departamento de Engenharias

ITAB/UTAD,Vila Real, Portugal

E-mail: nunodou@gmail.com

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 8 

 

CERAMIC MATERIALS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Ceramic microcomponents, electrical, thermal, physical and mechanical properties of ceramics, advanced ceramics, manufacturing processes of ceramics and ceramic composites, design with ceramics, fracture behaviour and toughness improvement, tailoring microstructural features for properties enhancement, additive manufacturing with ceramics, ceramics for foundry applications.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Jorge Lino1, Prof. Susana Olhero2 and Prof. J.F.F. Ferreira3

1,2Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: 1falves@fe.up.pt; 2susana.olhero@fe.up.pt

3CICECO - Universidade de Aveiro.

3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

3E-mail: jmf@ua.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 9 

 

DESIGN OF STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO LOAD AND/OR MATERIAL UNCERTAINTY

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Design of beams, plates and shells against failure in the presence of load and/or material uncertainties. Robust design.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Sarp Adali

School of Mechanical Engineering

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Durban, South Africa

Email: adali@ukzn.ac.za

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 10 

 

STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION

 

Papers are solicited in all fields of structural and multidisciplinary optimization: Structural optimization, multidisciplinary design optimization, design optimization in thermal and fluid engineering systems, optimization in processing technology, engineering optimization and inverse problems, new developments in optimization techniques, optimization in emerging areas (materials design, robust design, bioengineering, multi-body systems, eco-design), applications.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Carlos A.C. António

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: cantonio@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 11 

 

INNOVATIVE JOINING PROCESSES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas of recent technological developments, joints mechanical characterization and numerical simulation of innovative and emerging joining techniques, as friction stir welding, laser welding, adhesive bonding, and hybrid joining, among others.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Dr. Pedro Moreira1 and Prof. Lucas Silva2

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: 1pmgpm@fe.up.pt ; 2lucas@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 12 

 

VIBRATION AND STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS ANALYSIS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: vibration analysis, analytical and computational structural acoustics and vibration, 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 testing in vibration and structural acoustics, experimental modal analysis, modeling of the dynamics and damping of complex systems, noise and vibration on high-speed trains and railways, structural and musical vibro-acoustics, applications and case studies in structural acoustics and vibration.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Dr. César Vasques

INEGI/FEUP - Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: cvasques@inegi.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 13 

 

DYNAMICS, STABILITY AND CONTROL IN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Dynamic response of structures to wind and earthquake excitations, Carrying capacity and performance of structural members, Global stability of plane and space frame structures, Pressure vessels and piping, Dynamic stability of shell structures, General vibration analysis and control of structural systems, Base isolation in civil engineering applications, Passive semi-active and active dampers in civil engineering, Data acquisition and processing for structural health monitoring; and akin subjects within the symposium thematic.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Rui C. Barros

Faculty of Engineering - Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: rcb@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 14 

 

ASSESSMENT, MONITORING AND CONTROL OF CIVIL
ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

 

This symposium focuses on recent developments regarding the experimental and/or numerical assessment, monitoring and control of the behaviour of large Civil structures under different types of dynamic loads (e.g. seismic loads, wind loads, moving loads, vehicle-bridge interaction), with special attention given to innovative procedures in real applications.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Álvaro Cunha1 and Prof. Elsa Caetano2

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: 1acunha@fe.up.pt ; 2ecaetano@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 15 

 

BEHAVIOUR CHARACTERIZACTION AND STRENGTHNING OF CONSTRUCTIONS
FOR EARTHQUAKE DEMANDSS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: geotechnical earthquake engineering, design of new structures, bridges and special structures, experimental work, numerical models for earthquake response simulation, earthquake engineering, dynamic response of structures, assessment of existing structures, retrofitting of structures, seismic strengthening, infrastructures and lifeline systems, urban seismic risk assessment.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Humberto Varum1 and Prof. Hugo Rodrigues2

Civil Engineering Department

University of Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro - Portugal

Tel: 351-23 437 09 38; Fax: 351-23 427 00 94

E-mails: 1hvarum@ua.pt and 2hrodrigues@ua.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 16 

 

EXPERIMENTAL TESTING IN BUILDING REHABILITATION

 

This symposium focuses on the experimental testing regarding the rehabilitation of buildings, including masonry, reinforced concrete, steel and timber elements, as well as new materials such as carbon and glass fibre composites, resins, etc. The topics include laboratory tests, regarding the development and evaluation of rehabilitation / strengthening techniques, and in-situ tests for condition assessment, evaluation of techniques’ performance and quality control.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. João Gomes Ferreira

Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitectura e Georrecursos; ICIST

Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: 351-218 418 213; Fax: 351- 218 418 279

E-mail: joao.gomes.ferreira@ist.utl.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 17 

 

CONCRETE MATERIAL PERFORMANCE

 

This symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to cement and concrete science. Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: (a) Concrete material models (b) Fracture behavior and toughness improvement (c) Size effect on fracture properties (d) Computational and experimental analysis using concrete material (e) Damage tolerance and repair of concrete structures (f) Concrete durability.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Nuno Dourado1 and Prof. Marcelo Moura2

1Departamento de Engenharias

ITAB/UTAD,Vila Real, Portugal

E-mail: nunodou@gmail.com

2Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: mfmoura@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 18 

 

SAFETY OF WOODEN STRUCTURES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: computational and experimental analysis using wooden materials, innovative timber applications, wood structures, wood properties, performance of solid woods, design and fire safety in wooden materials.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Elza M. M. Fonseca1 and Prof. Débora R. S. M. Ferreira2

Departamento de Mecânica Aplicada

Escola Superior de Tecnologia e de Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Campus de Sta Apolónia, Apartado 1134, 5301-857 Bragança, Portugal

E-mail: 1efonseca@ipb.pt  ;  2debora@ipb.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 19 

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Applied Ergonomics, Environmental Ergonomics,  Occupational Ergonomics, Construction Safety, Fire Safety, Occupational Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Health Monitoring and Occupational Medicine, Thermal Environment, Economic Aspects of Prevention, Risk Assessment Methods, Emerging Risks, Psychosocial Risk Factors, Epidemiology, Education and Training in Prevention, Global Statistics and Accident Claims, Management Systems Integration, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Journal "Sistemas & Gestão" edited by Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.

Organized by

Prof. J. Santos Baptista1, Prof. M. Tato Diogo2, Prof. Gilson Lima3, Prof. Osvaldo Quelhas3

1,2Faculdade de Engenharia - Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: 1jsbap@fe.up.pt; ; 2tatodiogo@fe.up.pt

3LATEC - Laboratório de Tecnologia, Gestão de Negócios e Meio Ambiente

Universidade Federal Fluminense.
Rua Passo da Pátria, 156, São Domingos, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, www.latec.uff.br
E-mail:
gilson@latec.uff.br

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 20 

 

THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMO-FLUID SYSTEMS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Energy and Environment, Renewable energies and technologies, Heat pump and refrigeration systems, Co-generation, Thermal power systems, Energy sources and sustainability. Papers concerning computational and experimental methods in all fields of thermal sciences are also welcome such as: Computation and Experimental Fluids Dynamics, Heat and mass transfer, Fluid Mechanics, 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. Papers based on reliability and failure of thermal systems of any kind are also most welcome.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Clito F. Afonso1 and Prof. Carlos C. António2

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mails: 1fclito@fe.up.pt ; 2cantonio@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 21 

 

LEAN & GREEN MANUFACTURING

 

Original work developed in the areas of Lean & Green Manufacturing can be submitted to the symposium. This is aimed at the application of Lean Thinking principles and Cradle-to-Cradle akin concepts, targeting more efficient & cleaner operations and products. Among other topics, the use of Lean & Green Manufacturing tools, e.g. VSM+EHS, 5S (+Safety), Six-Sigma, SMED, Poka-Yoke, JIT, Waste Elimination Techniques, Industrial Symbiosis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Cleaner Production, Biomimicry, Sustainability Reporting, Eco-labelling, Eco-Efficiency & Eco-Design, and Design and Reconfiguration of production systems (e.g. cellular manufacturing implementations) are welcome.

The symposium is also intended to provide an opportunity to gather researchers and practitioners of Lean & Green Manufacturing and discuss the latest achievements and future challenges. Companies and institutions case studies on initiatives and proposals towards sustainability by ways of reducing waste, energy intensity, water consumption and raw materials, while improving their leanness and agility, are also appreciated..

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Anabela Alves, Prof. Francisco Moreira, Prof. Rui Sousa

Production Systems Department, UM

Campus of Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal

E-mail: {anabela, fmoreira, rms}@dps.uminho.pt

and

Prof. Franz-Josef Kahlen

University of Cape Town

Mechanical Engineering Department

14 University Avenue

7700 Rondebosch, South Africa

E-mail: fj.kahlen@uct.ac.za

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 22 

 

TEACHING MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: materials science and mechanics teaching approaches, support tools, new curriculum development, sustainability issues in materials teaching, eco-design in materials teaching, materials and design, introductory level materials teaching, senior and post-graduate level materials teaching, structured approaches for materials selection, project-based teaching and learning in mechanics and materials, industry sponsored projects in mechanics and materials.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Arlindo Silva

Educational Division, Granta Design Ltd.

Rustat House, 62 Clifton Road, CB1 7EG Cambridge, UK

Tel: 44 1223 218 011

and

Dept. Mech. Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico – TU Lisbon

Av Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: 351-21 841 77 23; Fax: 351-21 847 40 45

E-mails: arlindo.silva@ist.utl.pt | arlindo.silva@grantadesign.com

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 23 

 

ADVANCES IN NANOENGINEERING

 

The development and utilisation of materials, fillers, devices, and systems with dimensions on the order of 0.1 to 100 nanometers, exhibiting novel and significantly enhanced mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical, and biological properties, due to their nanoscopic size and large aspect ratios, is attracting considerable attention from the scientific community. It is the purpose of this symposium to address issues relating to modelling and characterisation of nanocomposites, nanofillers and nanodevices such as MEMS and NMES. Mechanical, electrical and medical applications of nanoengineering are also welcomed.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Shaker A. Meguid

MADL, University of Toronto

Ontario, Canada

E-mail: meguid@mie.utoronto.ca

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 24 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: synthesis of nanomaterials for environmental applications, preparation and characterization of nanofluids, sorption and reactive properties of nanomaterials in the environment,  remediation using nanomaterials, simulation of transport of nanomaterials in a porous medium, eco-toxicity of nanoparticles.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. António M.A. Fiúza

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: afiuza@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 25 

 

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF ADVANCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Damage tolerance of polymer composites,  Certification of composite structures, Experimental characterization of polymer composites,  Analysis methods for advanced composites, and Non-conventional composite laminates.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Pedro C. Camanho

Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: pcamanho@fe.up.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 26 

 

ADVANCES IN FIBROUS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

 

Papers are solicited on the experimental or numerical analysis in the following and related areas, addressing advanced fibrous and composite materials for civil engineering applications: FRPs for light-weight construction, fibre reinforced concrete, structural health monitoring, strengthening of masonry structures, natural fibre based structures, materials for blast protection, energy harvesting and conservation, geotechnical applications, nanofibre and nanotube based multi-functional materials.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Raúl Fangueiro

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho

Campus de Azurém, Guimaraes, Portugal

E-mail: rfangueiro@civil.uminho.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 27 

 

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF ADVANCED STRUCTURES

 

Papers are solicited in the multidisciplinary area of SHM of components/structures, in the following and related topics: structures instrumentation & signal processing, damage characterization techniques (vibrational methods, electromechanical impedance, acoustic emission, ultrasounds, wireless sensors, fibre optics), multifunctional materials (CNT, piezoelectric, shape-memory materials, etc) in SHM, diagnostic and prognostic methods (data and model driven), NDE of structures, modelling of SHM systems, data and information fusion in SHM, decision making tools, structural health management, SHM-based design of structures, advanced applications of SHM.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Dr. Júlio C. Viana1 and Dr. Gustavo Dias2

Critival Materials, S.A.

SPINPARK, AVEPARK

Zona Industrial da Gandra, Guimaraes, Portugal

E-mails: 1jviana@critical-materials.com , 2gdias@critical-materials.com

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 28 

 

FIRE AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Fire Dynamics, Enclosure Fire and Physical Modelling, Fires in Tunnels and in Transport Applications, Fire Behaviour of Materials, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Fire Risk Assessment and Measurement, Fire Safety Design (Buildings and other structures), Fire Modelling Applications, Fire Simulation Techniques, Fire Testing (standard and non-standard), Fire Resistance of Building Elements and Components, Fire Reaction of Materials.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Paulo Piloto

Department of Applied Mechanics

Polytecnic Institute of Bragança

E-mail: ppiloto@ipb.pt

and

Prof. Alberto Meda

Departament of Civil Engineering

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

E-mail: meda@ing.uniroma2.it

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 29 

 

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 modelling, reliability testing.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Helena V.G. Navas

Departmento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

E-mail: hvgn@fct.unl.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 30 

 

MEDICAL DEVICES AND HEALTHCARE MATERIALS

 

This symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to medical devices and healthcare materials in the field of monitoring devices and systems; active medical devices; non-active medical devices; biomaterials; compression, bandaging and wound care; infection control; smart fabrics and interactive textiles for medical applications, material testing,  mechanical stress and strain behaviour.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Maria José Abreu1 and André Catarino2

Department of Textile Engineering

School of Engineering, University of Minho

Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal

E-mails: 1josi@det.uminho.pt; 2whiteman@det.uminho.pt

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 31 

 

MICROMECHANICS AND HOMOGENIZATION OF HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA

 

Researchers working in the areas of homogenization and micromechanics of heterogeneous media are cordially invited to present their most recent findings at the forthcoming IRF2013 Conference. The sessions devoted to these topics will focus on the latest developments in the homogenization and micromechanics of advanced materials with complex microstructures, including smart and multifunctional materials at different scales, focusing equally on theoretical, analytical and experimental aspects of material response. Recent advances in the Transformation Field Analysis techniques, multiscale modeling approaches, microstructural optimization (including bio-inspired materials), and damage characterization and simulation are amongst the topics that will be highlighted by the organizers.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Marek-Jerzy Pindera

Civil Engineering Department, University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA

Tel: (434) 924-1040;  E-mail: mp3g@virginia.edu

and

Dr. Marcio A.A. Cavalcante

Federal University of Alagoas

Maceio, Brazil

E-mail: marcio.cavalcante@ctec.ufal.br

 

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  SYMPOSIUM Nº 32 

 

FAILURE AND FATIGUE OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

 

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas: Non-destructive evaluation and damage characterization of structures, thermographic non-destructive testing, measurement of strain distribution, experimental techniques for structures, self-sensing composites, fatigue tests, SHM (Structural Health Monitoring), NDE/NDT.

Extended Abstracts are due by 15 JANUARY 2013 in MS-WORD format (please access our online submission tool from HERE), and those accepted will appear in a book which will be made available to delegates of IRF’2013 during the event. Full papers will also be compiled in a CD-ROM and selected papers will be considered for publication in a number of scientific journals of international reputation.

Organized by

Prof. Aleksander Muc

Cracow University of Technology

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Institute of Machine Design

E-mail: olekmuc@mech.pk.edu.pl

 

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