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12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics 29 Aug 2017 to
31 Aug 2017

University of Sheffield, UK Conference

The 12th in a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics

29th to 31st August 2017 • University of Sheffield, UK

The conference is chaired by Dr Rachel Tomlinson from the University of Sheffield, which is celebrating the centenary of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2017. The conference will bring together internationally leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines in both academia and industry to exchange ideas and discuss new research.

Chaired by Dr Rachel Tomlinson
from the University of Sheffield.

Conference Highlights
• Young Stress Analyst Competition
• BSSM Measurements lecturer and keynotes
• EMex, an interactive exhibition of state of the art instrumentation

Enjoy the architecture and landscape of the modern city of Sheffield alongside its industrial and Victorian heritage.
Sheffield is celebrated as the greenest city in Europe, with many parks, and the university accommodation is just 5 minutes walk
from the Botanical Gardens and 3 miles from the beautiful Peak District National Park, with its picturesque villages and glorious

The Conference Dinner will be at Sheffield’s Kelham Island Industrial Museum which houses the River Don Engine, the
most powerful working steam engine in Europe, interactive galleries following the growth of the steel city and also one of
the last few remaining Bessemer Converters in the world.

Abstract Submission
Two-page extended abstracts should be submitted on-line.The Author Instructions will give you clear guidelines of how your paper should appear.

Key dates
online extended 2-page abstract submission
6th March 2017 Author notification
12th May 2017 Early bird registration deadline
(no student fees available after this date)
30th May 2017 Author registration deadline
12th June 2017 Final programme

BSSM Measurements Lecture
This prestigious annual lecture will be given by Professor Margaret Lucas from The University of Glasgow, Scotland, who will be speaking on
characterising the behaviours of ultrasonic devices.

Plenary Lectures
Prof Eann Patterson from the University of Liverpool will give a plenary talk on 'The credibility of computational models based on experimental mechanics in biological applications".
Sam Daly, Associate Professor from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a plenary talk on "Linking Length Scales: Investigating the Effect of Microscale Strain Localization on Macroscopic Response".

The technical sessions and exhibition of the conference will take place in The Diamond, the University of Sheffield’s new £81M, multi-disciplinary engineering teaching building.

The conference covers all areas of experimental solid mechanics
and abstracts are welcome on any topic that falls within this
broad scope. The conference will have thematic sessions on
specialist and emerging areas in experimental mechanics.

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

● Strain at the Micro Scale

● 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

● Condition monitoring

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

● Stress and strain analysis techniques

Scientific Committee
Dr Ifigeneia Antoniadou University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Dave Asquith Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr David Backman NRC, Canada
Prof Leslie Banks-Sills Tel Aviv University, Isreal
Prof Janice Barton University of Southampton, UK
Dr Thorsten Becker Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Prof John Bouchard The Open University, UK
Dr Richard Burguete NPL, UK
Mr Geoff Calvert VisEng Ltd, UK
Prof Andre Chrysochoos Université Montpellier, France
Dr Paco Diaz University of Jaen, Spain
Prof Josef Eberhardsteiner Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Prof Stephen Eichhorn University of Exeter, UK
Dr Carol Featherston Cardiff University, UK
Prof Jose Friere Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prof Umberto Galietti Politechnica di Bari, Italy
Dr Kheng-Lim Goh Newcastle University Singapore campus, Singapore
Prof Michel Grédiac Clermont-Ferrand University, France
Dr Salih Gungor Open University, UK
Dr Erwin Hack EMPA, Switzerland
Prof Jack Hale University of Newcastle, UK
Dr Johan Hoefnagels Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Prof Karen Holford Cardiff University, UK
Prof Jon Huntley Loughborough University, UK
Dr Arthur Jones University of Nottingham, UK
Prof Patrick Keogh University of Bath, UK
Dr Leslie Lamberson Drexel University, USA
Dr Pascal Lava MatchID, Belgium
Prof Yu-Lung Lo National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Prof James Marrow University of Oxford, UK
Prof Andrew Moore Heriot Watt University, UK
Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi University of Bristol, UK
Prof David Nowell University of Oxford, UK
Prof Wolfgang Osten University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof Huajiang Ouyang University of Liverpool, UK
Prof Eann Patterson University of Liverpool, UK
Prof Fabrice Pierron University of Southampton, UK
Dr Rhys Pullin Cardiff University, UK
Prof Bob Rowlands University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr Pablo Ruiz Loughborough University, UK
Prof Takahide Sakagami University of Kobe, Japan
Prof Chris Smith University of Exeter, UK
Prof Luca Susmel University of Sheffield, UK
Prof Mike Sutton University of South Carolina, USA
Dr Gianluca Tozzi University of Portsmouth, UK
Prof Chris Truman University of Bristol, UK
Prof Keith Worden University of Sheffield, UK

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

Organising Committee
Dr Rachel Tomlinson, University of Sheffield
Prof Simon Quinn, University of Southampton
Dr Hassan Ghadbeigi, University of Sheffield
Dr Rachael Tighe, University of Southampton
Dr David Asquith, Sheffield Hallam University
Amanda Boaler, BSSM
Biana Gale, BSSM

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