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10th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 1 Sep 2015 to
3 Sep 2015

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Conference

10th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

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

Abstract submission is now closed

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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 highlights

Plenary lectures
Prof Olof Lindahl
Umeå University, Sweden
“Tactile resonantsensorsfor the measurement of human soft tissue stiffness”

Prof Peter Woodward
Heriot-Watt University, UK
“The effects ofshearstrain on the determination of the track critical velocity for high-speed trains”

Prof John Mottershead
University of Liverpool, UK
“Image analysis of full-field vibration and strain data”

The BSSM Measurements Lecture:
Prof Fabrice Pierron
University of Southampton, UK
“New opportunitiesin high strain rate testing based on full-field measurement"

Other highlights include
EMex, the BSSM’s annual Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics. EMex 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

BSSM Young Stress Analyst Competition, sponsored by Airbus
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.
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Key dates
15 January 2015 Deadline for on-line submission of 2-page extended abstracts
1 March 2015 Author notification
31 July 2015 Registration deadline

BSSM short courses
Short courses on the following experimental techniques will be offered on the first morning of the conference. The conference will start in the afternoon of the first day, allowing those delegates wishing to attend both the conference and the short courses to do so.

Virtual Fields Method
Prof Fabrice Pierron, University of Southampton, UK

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

Digital Image Correlation
Dr Pascal Lava, KU Leuven, Belgium

Acoustic Emission
Tim Bradshaw, Mistras Group, UK

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
● Mechanics in challenging environments
● Mechanics of composites
● Fatigue and fracture
● Mechanics in biology and medicine
● Dynamic testing
● Condition monitoring
● Stress and strain analysis techniques
● Vibration analysis techniques

Abstract Submission is now closed

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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

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