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10th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

1-3 September, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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Registration deadline is 31 July 2015
Authors who are presenting must register by 31 July otherwise their paper will not appear in the programme

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The British Society for Strain Measurement’s (BSSM) 10th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics will offer industry and academia the opportunity to present current developments in experimental mechanics.

The BSSM sits at the interface between industry, academia and the wider engineering community and promotes their interaction to ensure the wide dissemination of new ideas and best practice in the field of engineering measurement.

The conference focuses on research which advances experimental techniques across the very widest range of applications in mechanics, including stress, strain and vibration analysis.

The BSSM conference will be partnered by the Institute of Physics Applied Mechanics Group to incorporate Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis (MPSVA).

Conference themes
The conference focuses on research which advances experimental techniques across the very widest range of applications in mechanics, including stress, strain and vibration analysis.

● Measurement techniques and their application

Innovations in measurement techniques e.g. strain gauges, DIC, OCT, XCT
Non-destructive strain and stress measurement techniques
Material characterisation and behaviour
Experimental validation of analytic and numerical models
Measurements at the micro- and nano-scale
Geomechanics and geomaterials

● Mechanics in challenging environments

High-temperature strain and stress measurement
In-process measurements for welding and additive manufacture
Measurements in hazardous environments
Remote measurements

● Mechanics of composites

Mechanical characterisation of fibre-reinforced materials
Damage assessment

● Fatigue and fracture

Fracture mechanics
Determination of remaining life

● Mechanics in biology and medicine

Characterisation of biomaterials
Measurement on cell and sub-cellular structures

● Dynamic testing

High-speed imaging for dynamic testing
Impact and high strain-rate behaviour of materials and structures
Validation of dynamic events

● Condition monitoring

Acoustic emission
Health monitoring of structures and mechanisms
Full-scale testing

● Stress and strain analysis techniques

● Vibration analysis techniques

Modal analysis and model validation

Conference Secretariat
Amanda Boaler
British Society for Strain Measurement
Telephone: +44(0) 7756 915295

Organising Committee
Prof Andrew Moore, Heriot-Watt University
Prof Bob Reuben, Heriot-Watt University
Prof Margaret Lucas, Glasgow University
Dr Simon Quinn, University of Southampton
Dr Yuhang Chen, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Will Shu, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Rachael Tighe, University of Southampton
Dr Elli-Maria Charalampidou, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Cristinel Mares, Brunel University
Amanda Boaler, BSSM
Biana Gale, BSSM

Scientific Committee
Dr Taiji Adachi, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr Antonio Baldi, University of Cagliari, Italy
Prof Janice Barton, University of Southampton, UK
Prof David Bucknall, Georgia Tech, USA
Dr Richard Burguete, Airbus, UK
Prof Gary Couples, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Prof Joris Dirckx, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Prof Bruce Drinkwater, University of Bristol, UK
Prof Josef Eberhardsteiner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Prof Stephen Eichhorn, University of Exeter, UK
Prof Spilios Fassois, Patras University, Greece
Dr Carol Featherston, Cardiff University, UK
Prof Antolino Gallego, University of Granada, Spain
Prof James Gimzewski, UCLA, USA
Dr Inna Gitman, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof Michel Grédiac, Clermont-Ferrand University, France
Dr Salih Gungor, Open University, UK
Dr Jack Hale, University of Newcastle, UK
Dr Stephen Hall, Lund University, Sweden
Prof Joachim Hammer, FH Regensburg, Germany
Dr Johan Hoefnagels, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Prof Karen Holford, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Dave Hollis, LaVision, UK
Prof Jon Huntley, Loughborough University, UK
Prof Steve James, Cranfield University, UK
Dr Arthur Jones, University of Nottingham, UK
Prof Patrick Keogh, University of Bath, UK
Dr Vasileios Koutsos, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Leslie Lamberson, Drexel University, USA
Dr Pascal Lava, University of Leuven, Belgium
Prof Jean-Benoît Le Cam, University of Rennes, France
Dr Jerry Lord, NPL, UK
Dr Bill Macpherson, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Prof James Marrow, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Bob Mines, University of Liverpool, UK
Prof Wolfgang Müller, Berlin Technical University, Germany
Prof Wolfgang, Osten, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof Huajiang Ouyang, University of Liverpool, UK
Prof Eann Patterson, University of Liverpool, UK
Dr Dominique Pioletti, ETH, Switzerland
Dr Bill Proud, Imperial College, UK
Dr Rhys Pullin, Cardiff University, UK
Prof Pramod Rastogi, EPFL, Switzerland
Prof Daniel Rittel, Technion, Israël
Dr Marco Rossi, University Polytechnic from the Marche, Italy
Dr Anish Roy, University of Loughborough, UK
Dr Pablo Ruiz, Loughborough University, UK
Dr Hazel Screen, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Prof Chris Smith, University of Exeter, UK
Dr David Stifter, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Prof Andy Tan, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr Rachel Tomlinson, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Irina Trendafilova, University of Strathclyde, UK
Prof Chris Truman, University of Bristol, UK
Prof Gioacchino Viggiani, Laboratoire 3SR, France
Prof Keith Worden, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr José Xavier, University of Porto, Portugal
Prof Ramón Zaera, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

British Society for Strain Measurement.
Tel: +44(0) 7756 915295 email:

BSSM Young Stress Analyst Competition
The annual Young Stress Analyst Competition reaches its final stage at the Conference. Four finalists will be invited to present their work. The competition is open to final year undergraduate (or equivalent) students, MSc students, PhD students who have not submitted their final thesis and industry-based personnel. Full details can be found here

Delegate accommodation is available on campus during the conference. 3 nights including bed and breakfast - Sunday to Tuesday. Early booking is advised.  Click here to complete the conference registration form.

Short Courses
The following additional short courses will also run during the conference: 

Digital Image Correlation
Dr Pascal Lava, KU Leuven, Belgium

Infra-red Thermography
Professor Janice Barton, University of Southampton, UK

3D techniques
Dr Pablo Ruiz, Loughborough University, UK

Conference Fees
(includes VAT)

Early Bird Rates
Full conference:
£495 members
£595 non-members
(includes refreshments, drinks reception, lunches and conference dinner)

Student rate:
£295 members
£395 non-members
(includes refreshments, drinks reception, lunches and conference dinner)

There will be no student rate after the early bird deadline of 30th April 2016.

After early bird deadline the conference rates are as follows:
Full conference:
£645 members
£745 non-members

To register for the conference please Click here

EMex 16 the BSSM's Annual Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics
EMex, the BSSM’s annual Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics  is the premier UK exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of strain measurement and stress analysis equipment. The exhibition will take place on the middle day of the conference. For further details please click here