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15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics 

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BSSM 15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics (Sept 7-9th, 2021)

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Conference Programme

Tuesday 07th September 2021


09:15 Conference Link Opens to Delegates

09:30 Introduction & Welcome (Main Conference Room)

Conference Co-Chairs: Hari Arora (Swansea University) and Daniel Mulvihill (University of Glasgow)

Conference Room 1

Session 1.1a Chair: Dr Rongxin Zhou

Fatigue and Fracture I

09:40 J-integral analysis of the strain fields of micro-cracks in single silicon crystal using HR-EBSD
A. Koko, University of Oxford, UK

10:00 Effect of high temperature exposure on the fatigue damage development of X10CrMoVNb9-1 steel for power plant pipes
D. Kukla, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

10:20 The concept of improving the fracture toughness of double-phase high entropy alloy produced by high-pulse sintering method U-FAST
D. Górniewicz, Military University of Technology, Poland

10:40 Fatigue crack initiation from corrosion pits in sour fluid
F. Farhad, Northumbria University, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 1.1b Chair : Dr Mohammad Fotouhi

Testing of Composite Materials and Structures

9:40 Novel Embedded Sensor for Damage Detection and Monitoring In Composite Materials and Adhesively Bonded Joints *
G. Ólafsson, University of Bristol, UK

10;00 Development of a multiaxial test for a wind blade substructure
J. Callaghan. University of Southampton, UK

10:20 Influence of stacking sequence on the open-hole shear strength of composite laminates
T. Laux, University of Bristol, UK

10:40 Characterisation of damage in composites using acoustic emission and finite element analysis, validated by X-ray computed tomography
N. Chandarana, University of Manchester, UK

11:00 Break

Conference Room 1

Session 1.2a Chair: Dr John Mulvihill

Biomechanics & Biomaterials I

11:10 Application of Ultra-high Speed Imaging to Understand Surgical Ultrasonic Cutting
A. Marek, University of Southampton, UK

11:30 Developing a Precision-cut Tissue Sectioning Protocol for Fresh Porcine Colonic Tissue for Downstream Mechanical Analysis
C. McCarthy, University of Limerick, Ireland

11:50 Feasibility of a free-fall drop test rig to replicate head impact scenarios in ice hockey
D. Haid, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

12:10 Biaxial Creep Behavior of the Apical Vaginal Support in Gilts
K. Donaldson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Conference Room 2

Session 1.2b Chair: Prof. Fabrice Pierron

Dynamic loading and high strain rate I

11:10 Predicting the high strain rate response of natural rubber particulate composites
A. Trivedi, University of Oxford, UK

11:30 Improved diagnostics for structural response and impulse transfer in blast experiments
G. Langdon, University of Sheffield, UK

11:50 Shock tube testing of deformable structures: A novel experimental set-up
K. Brekken, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

12:10 Thermomechanical Constitutive Response of a Near α Titanium Alloy Over a Wide Range of Strain Rates
L. Zhang, University of Oxford, UK

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Dr Daniel Mulvihill

Microstructure-sensitive fatigue crack nucleation and growth: examples in HPC, BCC and FCC alloys

Prof Fionn Dunne FREng, Chair of Micromechanics, Imperial College London, UK

Conference Room 1

Session 1.3a Chair: Dr Charchit Kumar

Polymers

14:15 Identification of Hyper-viscoelastic models from one heterogeneous test for elastomers
A. Tayeb, University of Rennes, France

14:35 Revisiting the deformation mechanisms in rubbers from surface calorimetry-based energy characterization
J-B. Le Cam, University of Rennes, France

14:55 Fabrication of auxetic closed cell foam in a pressure vessel
O. Duncan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 1.3b Chair: Dr Dave Hollis

Digital Image Correlation

14:15 2D and Stereo Digital Image Correlation Written in MATLAB
D. Atkinson, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

14:35 Accurate Strain Field Measurement during Strip Rolling by exploiting Recurring Material Motion in Integrated Digital Image Correlation
J. Hoefnagels,, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

14:55 Digital Image Correlation in Monitoring Strain Fields Across Historical Tapestries: Tool for Accuracy Assessment
K. Nwanoro, Lancaster University, UK

15:15 Improve the finite element predictions by using more accurate material properties obtained from Digital Image Correlation
H. Alabdouli, Technology innovation institute, United Arab Emirates

15:35 Break

Conference Room 1

Session 1.4a Chair: Chris Triantafyllou

Metals & microstructure

15:50 Effect of temperature changing rate on phase transformation in magnetic shape memory alloy
E. Omotosho, Northumbria University, UK

16:10 Microstructure and damage evolution of Ti6Al4V under fast forming conditions
M. Kopec, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

16:30 Enabling True Stress Strain to Fracture with DIC at Elevated temperatures
R. Spencer, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK

16:50 Strain rate sensitivity of Zircaloy-4
Y. Liu, Imperial College London, UK

17:10 Contour Method Residual Stress Uncertainty Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis: a Friction Stir Welded Plate Case-Study, A. Tognan, University of Udine, Italy

Conference Room 2

Session 1.4b Chair: Geir Olafsson

Infrared & thermal methods

15:50 Infrared deflectometry
F. Pierron, University of Southampton, UK

16:10 Assessment of Hot-spots in Structures Using the IR Quasi-Static Method
J. Freire, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

16:30 Experimental analysis of energy conversion during deformation process based on coupled DIC and IRT results
S. Musiał, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

16:50 Full field vibration measurements on a cantilever beam under impact using visible and infrared deflectometry *
S. Boubanga, Telops Inc.,USA

17:10 Evaluation of a low-cost setup for quantitative Thermoelastic Stress Analysis
G. Pitarresi, University of Palermo, Italy

17:30 Online Social/Networking (move between breakout rooms to chat to colleagues and friends)

18:30 End of Day 1

 

Wednesday 8th September 2021


09:15 Conference Link Opens to Delegates

Conference Room 1

Session 2.1a Chair: Dr Rongxin Zhou

Fatigue and Fracture II

09:30 Evaluating the Effect of the Filler Amount on the Crack Growth Behaviour of Rubber and the Strain Distribution in the Vicinity of a Crack
H. Mitamura, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

09:50 An investigation on the capability of different constraint parameters­­ for characterizing in-plane and out-of-plane constraints
Z. Chen, University of Bristol, UK

10:10 Determination of Small-Specimen Crack Initiation Behaviour in Nuclear Graphite using Combined Full-Field Strain Measurement and Finite Element Simulation
M. Jordan, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), UK

10:30 Linking concrete critical length to the mesoscopic structure
N. Alanazi, University of Sheffield, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 2.1b Chair: Dr Jason Carson

Biomaterials & Biomechanics II

09:30 Spontaneous hydrogel gripper driven by free swelling
Z. Qin, Northumbria University, UK

09:50 Assessment of the Mechanical Properties of Transdermal Devices
S. McIntyre, Swansea University, UK

10:10 Obtaining the High Strain Rate Properties of Bone Using the Image-Based Inertial Impact (IBII) Test
L. Fletcher, University of Southampton, UK

10:30 Mechanical and Structural Characterisation of the Human Meninges *
J. Mulvihill, University of Limerick, Ireland

10:50 Break and EMex 21 Exhibition

Registered Exhibitors


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BSSM strain gauge training and certification
Correlated Solutions view extended video
Dantec Dynamics
GOM
HBK UK
LaVision UK view extended video
Linkam
Match ID view extended video
Photron
Quantum Design view extended video
Specialised Imaging
Techni Measure
Vision Research (Ametek) view extended video

Conference Room 1

Session 2.2a Chair: Prof. Genevieve Langdon

Dynamic loading and high strain rate II

11:10 The interplay between modelling and experimentation in blast response research
E. Pickering, University of Sheffield, UK

11:30 Determination of transient behaviour and spatial impulse distributions of Armox 440T plates subjected to explosions in air
R. Curry, University of Sheffield, UK

11:50 Mesoscale In-situ Measurement of Deformation and Temperature of an Additively Manufactured Energetic Material Simulant under Dynamic Loading
A. Keyhani, Exponent Inc. USA

12:10 Hydrothermal Loading Effects on the Dynamic Fracture Behavior of Carbon Fiber Composites
L. Lamberson, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Conference Room 2

Session 2.2b Chair: Dr Daniel Mulvihill

Tribology and Contact I

11:10 A round robin friction hysteresis test at Politecnico di Torino and Imperial College London
A. Fantetti,  Imperial College London, UK

11:30 Rotary Damper using elastomer particles: Effect on damping torque due to different type of elastomers
A. Rakhio, Nagoya institute of Technology, Japan

11:50 Influence of Asperity Deformation on Linear and Nonlinear Interfacial Stiffness in Dry Rough Surface Contact
S. Taghizadeh
University of Sheffield, UK

12:10 Repeatability and tailoring of contact stiffness via micro-structured surfaces
J. Perris, University of Glasgow, UK

12:30 EMex 21 Exhibitor Introductions – Main Conference Room

(A 1 min product overview from each of our EMex 21 exhibitors)

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12:50 Lunch and EMex 21 Exhibition

Registered Exhibitors


BSSM strain gauge training and certification
Correlated Solutions view extended video
Dantec Dynamics
GOM
HBK UK
LaVision UK view extended video
Linkam
Match ID view extended video
Photron
Quantum Design view extended video
Specialised Imaging
Techni Measure
Vision Research (Ametek) view extended video

Conference Room 1

Session 2.3a Chair: Dr Hari Arora

High Strain Rate behaviour of Composite Materials

13:50 An investigation into the effect of different patch variables on the impact performance of repaired CFRPs.
Z. Hall, Imperial College London, UK

14:10 The Perforation Resistance of Fibre Metal Laminates Subjected to High-velocity Oblique Impact
Y. Ding, Imperial College London, UK

14:30 Transient response and failure of composites containing sustainable materials subjected to air blast
S. Gabriel, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Conference Room 2

Session 2.3b Chair: Dr Daniel Mulvihill

Tribology and Contact II

13:50 Quantitative assessment of real contact area on complex topographies and its role in attachment-detachment mechanisms
C. Kumar, University of Glasgow, UK

14:10 Isochromatic fringe features for a crack under contact loading
G. Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

14:50 BSSM Young Stress Analyst Competition – Main Conference Room
Co-Chairs: Neha Chandarana and Akash Trivedi

Winner information

Oscar Brennan (University of Oxford)
Extreme Plastic Deformation by High-Pressure Torsion

Guanbo Min (University of Glasgow),
Origin of the Contact Force-Dependent Response of Triboelectric Nanogenerators

Jules Trubert (University of Rennes 1)
Surface calorimetry under large deformations of rubbers: a bi-dimensional heat source field reconstruction method in the Lagrangian configuration

Hing Ho Janzen Choi (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Multi-objective genetic algorithms for material parameter optimisation to predict high-temperature creep behaviour

16:10 Break and EMex 21 Exhibition

Please go to Exhibitor Break Out Rooms to speak to exhibitors (there is a separate breakout room for each exhibitor).

Registered Exhibitors


View exhibitor presentations

BSSM strain gauge training and certification
Correlated Solutions view extended video
Dantec Dynamics
GOM
HBK UK
LaVision UK view extended video
Linkam
Match ID view extended video
Photron
Quantum Design view extended video
Specialised Imaging
Techni Measure
Vision Research (Ametek) view extended video

16:30 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Andrew Ramage

BSSM Measurements Lecture 2021

Martensite-ferrite nano-plasticity and slip transfer unravelled by two-sided high-resolution SEM-DIC and EBSD on isolated interfaces
Prof. Johan Hoefnagels, (Editor-in-Chief, Strain) Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

17:30 Announcement of YSA Winner and Online Social/Networking Session following the Measurements Lecture
(move between breakout rooms to chat to colleagues and friends)

18:30 End of Day 2

 

Thursday 9th September 2021


09:15 Conference Link Opens to Delegates

Conference Room 1

Session 3.1a Chair: Dr Mohammad Fotouhi

Full-Field Imaging Techniques for Composite Materials & Structures

09:50 Assessment of damage in multi-directional laminates using full field imaging
R. Ruiz Iglesias, University of Bristol, UK

10:10 Failure envelops based on full field assessment of CFRP subjected to multiaxial loading
G. Ólafsson, University of Southampton, UK

10:30 Full-field techniques for validation of numerical models of composite structures; an overview of progress in the CERTEST project
O. Thomsen, University of Bristol, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 3.1b Chair: Dr Jerry Lord

Optical Techniques (DIC, Moire & Photoelastic)

09:30 Extracting the orthotropic stiffness components of bone using DIC and the Virtual Fields Method
L.Fletcher, University of Southampton, UK

09:50 Displacement measurement of concrete bridges by the sampling moiré method
R. Shien, National Metrology Institute of Japan, Japan

10:10 Rational design of a new reflection photoelastic coating
W. Fraser. University of Sheffield, UK

10:50 Break

11:10 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Dr Hari Arora

3D Strain measurement in living people using MRI and identification of nonlinear material parameters using the virtual fields method
Prof. Sam Evans, Head of School of Engineering, Cardiff University

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Andrew Ramage

Open Debate: The Future of Experimental Mechanics
Panel: Prof. Janice Barton, Prof. Ole Thybo Thomsen, Prof. Fabrice Pierron, Prof. Johan Hoefnagels & Prof. Genevieve Langdon

View video here

Conference Room 1

Session 3.2a Chair : Dr Catrin Davies

Fatigue and Fracture III

13:50 Digital Image Correlation as an effective tool for fatigue damage monitoring
M. Kopec, Imperial College London, UK

14:10 Experimental Informed Crack Behaviour Simulation of Ink-jet Printing Carbon Fiber Composites
Q. Lu, University of Oxford, UK

14:30 Towards low-cost condition monitoring for crack detection based on thermal emissions
K. Amjad, University of Liverpool, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 3.2b Chair: Dr Mehmet Kartal

Tomography & Digital Volume Correlation

13:50 Self-adaptive digital volume correlation for accurate internal deformation measurements
X. Zou, Beihang University, China

14:10 A multi-purpose, hygro-thermo-mechanical, in-situ x-ray CT tester
N. Vonk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

14:30 Towards identification of local material properties of a ductile cast iron using Synchrotron Radiation micro Computed Tomography, Digital Volume Correlation and FE modelling
E. Dartfeldt, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden

14:50 Microstructural analysis of SiC/SiC composites by X-ray tomography scans of progressive CVI matrix deposition
Y. Chen, University of Oxford, UK

15:10 Break

15:20 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Prof. Johan Hoefnagels

BSSM Best Paper in ‘Strain’ Fylde Prize for 2019

Strain and stress mapping by mechanochemical activation of spiropyran in poly(methyl methacrylate)

Prof. Asha-Dee Celestine, Auburn University, USA (https://doi.org/10.1111/str.12310).

15:40 Plenary Session – Main Conference Room Chair: Prof. Johan Hoefnagels

BSSM Best Paper in Strain Fylde Price for 2020

Combined experimental-numerical study on residual stresses induced by a single impact as elementary process of mechanical peening

Dr Paul Sandmann, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany (https://doi.org/10.1111/str.12338)

Conference Room 1

Session 3.3a Chair: Dr Jason Carson

Model Validation

16:00 Data decomposition with Tchebichef moments for validation of computational models
H. Vargas, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

16:20 Finite element modelling validation of fibre orientation inversion in CFRP using high-frequency eddy-current testing
Q. Yi, University of Bristol, UK

16:40 Validation of an FE Model for Lethality Prediction of PBLI Using an Additive Manufactured ATD
D.A. Howells, Swansea University, UK

17:00 An optimisation-based technique for predicting strains in defective composite laminates
X. Li, University of Liverpool, UK

Conference Room 2

Session 3.3b Chair: Prof. Clive Siviour

Composites and Polymers

16:00 An investigation of the interfacial strain transfer of optical fibres embedded in fast curing epoxy resins.
B. Seers, University of Sheffield, UK

16:20 Machine learning tools for predicting mechanical properties of elastomers.
G. Delahaye, Université de Rennes, France

16:40 A Digital Image Correlation (DIC) - based technique for measuring Chemical Cure Shrinkage (CCS) evolution
J. McArdle, University of Bristol, UK

17:00 Investigation of interfacial behaviour of single glass fibre/matrix composites by using single glass fibre fragmentation test
Y. Cao, University of Glasgow, UK

17:20 Closing Plenary Session – Main Conference Room

Conference Co-Chairs: Hari Arora & Daniel Mulvihill

Announcement of 2022 Conference Chair (Prof. James Marrow, University of Oxford)

17:30 Conference close

 

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