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7th BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics 7 Sep 2010 to
9 Sep 2010

University of Liverpool, UK Conference

7th BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

7-9 September 2010 Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK
The seventh in a successful series of conferences, the 2010 BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics will offer industry and academia the opportunity to present current developments in experimental mechanics in the exciting new venue of the Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK.

Conference Handbook and Programme
Download a Call for Papers flyer here

Author Instructions

Conference Registration Form

Key dates
Abstract submission from 31st August 2009 to 30th November 2009
Committee decision 15th November 2009
Draft paper submission deadline 15th December 2009
(papers can be uploaded from 2nd December)
Referees' comments 1st February 2010
Final paper submission 1st March 2010
(papers can be uploaded from 15th February)

Conference highlights
The BSSM Measurements Lecture:
Prof. Keith Worden, University of Sheffield, UK: 'Effects of uncertainty in large nonlinear models of heart valves, particle dampers and other dynamic systems'
Keynote lecture 1:
Prof. Ole Thybo Thomsen, Aalborg University, Denmark: ' Experimental characterisation of parameters controlling the compressive failure of pultruded unidirectional carbon fibre composites'
Keynote lecture 2:
Prof. Josef Eberhardsteiner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria:  ‘Mechanical and transport properties of concrete at high temperatures’
EMex, the Experimental Mechanics Exhibition
BSSM Young Stress Analyst Competition
Social programme:
Drinks Reception at in the 'Street' area of the Department of Engineering
Conference Dinner at Merseyside Maritime Museum
Abstract and paper submission
Abstracts not exceeding 400 words should be submitted to
The conference proceedings will be published by Trans Tech Publications and will be available online after the conference.
Instructions for authors can be found at
Authors will be encouraged to submit extended papers to Strain: An International Journal of Experimental Mechanics published by Wiley Blackwell.
Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics (EMex)
EMex is the premier UK exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of strain measurement and stress analysis equipment. The Department of Engineering has a fine open space in its Active Learning Laboratory, where exhibitors can show their products.
Please contact for further details on the exhibition or visit
The Annual Young Stress Analyst Competition reaches its final stage at the conference. For more details on this competition, sponsored by Airbus, AWE and Imetrum, visit Four finalists will be invited to present their work at the conference. The winner and runners up will receive a substantial cash prize.
The Department of Engineering lies at the heart of the campus of the University of Liverpool. The Department recently finished a £34 million refurbishment, and the Emex10 exhibition will take place in the new £8m Active Learning laboratory.
Engineering has been taught at Liverpool since the University was founded in 1881.  It is a member of the Russell Group, the association of the UK's top 20 research-led universities. The first Professor of Engineering at Liverpool, Henry Selby Hele–Shaw FRS, was appointed in 1884.  He made seminal contributions in streamline flow in fluids and in propeller driven aircraft.  Dr Alan Arnold Griffith FRS, who graduated from the department in 1913, made seminal contributions in the energy approach to fracture, the torsion of open sections, and the design of gas turbines.
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Conference themes
Papers are welcomed from any area of experimental mechanics, in particular on the following themes:
• Residual stress measurement and prediction
• Vibration based characterisation techniques
• Fracture and damage assessment
• Fatigue studies and determination of remnant life
• Structural health monitoring
• Remote sensing
• Full-scale testing
• Full field stress and strain measurement techniques
• Strain gauge applications
• Impact behaviour of materials and structures
• Mechanical characterisation of fibre reinforced materials
• High temperature stress and strain measurement
• Non-destructive evaluation of damage
• Mechanical characterisation of biomaterials
• Measurements at the micro and nanoscale

Conference Fees
Full conference: £415 members £465 non-members
- includes refreshments,lunches, conference dinner and proceedings.
Student rate: £235 members £285 non-members
- includes refreshments and lunches, conference dinner and proceedings. This is a full delegate rate,
Special rates are available for retired members of the Society.
Please contact the secretariat for more information.
Conference Registration Form
Exhibition Fees
Exhibition and delegate
Class 1 Members Free
Class 2 Members £180
Non-members £350
Exhibition only
Class 1 Members £225
Class 2 Members  £350
Non-members £415
Conference Secretariat:
John Edwards, 22 St Georges Road, Bedford, MK40 2LS, Tel: +(0)1234 347778
Organising Committee:
Dr Bob Mines, University of Liverpool (Conference Chair)
Professor Janice Barton, University of Southampton
Dr Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University
Mr John Edwards, BSSM
Dr Richard Greene, University of Sheffield
Professor Fabrice Pierron, ENSAM, France
Dr Jerry Lord, NPL
Dr Simon Quinn, University of Southampton
Technical Commitee:
Prof. Augusto Ajovalasit, University of Palermo, Italy
Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. James Barber, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Janice Barton, University of Southampton, UK
Dr Steve Bate, Serco Assurance, UK
Prof. Adib Becker, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Christian Berggreen, DTU, Denmark
Dr Richard Burguete, Airbus UK Ltd, UK
Dr Paul Cunningham, Loughborough University, UK
Prof. Isaac Daniel, Northwestern University, USA
Dr Geoff Dutton, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Prof. Josef Eberhardsteiner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dr Carol Featherston, Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Emmanuel Gdoutos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Prof. Michael Gilchrist, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Michel Grediac, Blaise Pascal University, France
Dr Salih Gungor, The Open University, UK
Prof. Karen Holford, Cardiff University, UK
Dr David Hollis, LAVision UK Ltd, UK
Dr Zhihong Huang, University of Dundee, UK
Prof. Jon Huntley, Loughborough University, UK
Prof. Daniel Inman, Virginia Tech University, USA
Prof. Pierre Jacquot, EPFL, Switzerland
Dr Alastair Johnson, German Aerospace Centre, Germany
Dr Arthur Jones, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Stefan Kaczmarczyk, University of Northampton, UK
Dr Maria Konsta-Gdoutos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Prof. Bernd Lauke, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
Dr Alexander Lavrov, SINTEF Petroleum Research, Norway
Dr Jerry Lord, NPL, UK
Prof. Edward Little, University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr Jerry Lord, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Prof. Margaret Lucas, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Nick McCormick, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Mr Hugh McGillivray, Imperial College, London, UK
Dr Bob Mines, University of Liverpool, UK
Prof. Gianni Nicoletto, University of Parma, Italy
Prof. David Nowell, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Wieslaw Ostachowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Prof. Wolfgang Osten, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Eann Patterson, Michigan State University, USA
Prof. Fabrice Pierron, ENSAM, France
Dr Marino Quaresimin, University of Padova, Italy
Dr Simon Quinn, University of Southampton, UK
Prof. Krishnamurthi Ramesh, IIT, Madras, India
Prof. Bob Rowlands, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Dr Gonzalo Ruiz Lopez, Universidad de Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain
Dr John Schofield, Rolls Royce plc, UK
Dr Richard Scott, University of Durham, UK
Ms Judith Shackleton, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Anton Shterenlikht, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Arun Shukla, University of Rhode Island, USA
Prof. Vadim Silberschmidt, Loughborough University, UK
Prof. Rod Smith, Imperial College, London, UK
Dr Axel Steuwer, FaME38 at ILL-ESRF, France
Prof. Liz Tanner, University of Glasgow, UK
Mr Paul Tatum, AWE plc, UK
Dr Peter Theobald, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Prof. Ole Thybo Thomsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dr Rachel Tomlinson, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Chris Truman, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Alain Vautrin, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Prof. Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Maurice Whelan, European Commission JRC, Italy
Dr Andrzej Wojtas, Stresstech Oy, Finland
Prof Keith Worden, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Takashi Yokoyama, Okayama University of Science, Japan
Prof Dan Zenkert, KTH, Sweden

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