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15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

Remote virtual conference


Location: Virtual event

Price: All fees include VAT. Author registration deadline 31 July 2021 - BSSM Members and Members of Co-sponsoring Societies £126.00 - Non-Members £198.00 - BSSM Student Members £102.00 - Student Non-Members £138.00 - Special offer BSSM membership* and delegate fee £228.00 or Student membership* and delegate fee £150.00 * Membership is renewable 31st December 2021


Showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics - The 15th in a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics. 7 - 9 September 2021. The conference will take place as a virtual event.*

Call for Abstracts 

Two-page extended abstracts should be submitted on-line. Please follow the Author Instructions for clear guidelines of how your paper should appear.

Author Instructions

Submit an Abstract 


To register as a conference delegate, please follow the links on this page. Registration is separate to Abstract submission.

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline 30 June 2021
Author notification 12 June 2021
Early bird registration deadline 30 June 2021
Late author registration deadline 31 July 2021

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.

The 15th annual conference organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement will bring together leading international researchers from academia and industry to showcase research and innovation in experimental mechanics. The conference will be a virtual event.

The conference will be chaired and organised by a team of academics from across the UK, Dr Hari Arora, Swansea University and Dr Daniel Mulvihill, University of Glasgow.

Conference Highlights

BSSM Measurements Lecture 
Professor Johan Hoefnagels, Editor-in-Chief, Strain.
“Martensite-Ferrite nano-plasticity and slip transfer, unraveled by two-sided high-resolution SEM-DIC and EBSD on isolated M-F interfaces”

Plenary Speakers
Professor Fionn Dunne, Imperial College London
'Microstructure-sensitive fatigue crack nucleation and growth: examples in HCP, BCC and FCC alloys'.

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

Young Stress Analyst Competition
The YSA Competition is an opportunity to present research and meet Industry and academic experts

The Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics is the premier UK exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of strain measurement and stress analysis equipment and will take place alongside the conference. 

Fylde Best Paper in Strain Award Competition
This annual prize is sponsored by our corporate Member Fylde

Conference Themes

The conference covers all areas of experimental solid mechanics and aims to draw together researchers and industrialists from a diverse range of sectors, including but not limited to Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Biomedical, Construction, Power & Energy. 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 including:
• Innovation in measurement technology
• Measurement in extreme environments
• Evaluation of composite materials and structures
• Assessment of biological and medical systems
• High strain rate and dynamic response of materials
• Fatigue and fracture
• Non-destructive evaluation
• Structural health monitoring
• Tribology and Contact


LA Vision UK
Quantum Design
Strain Solutions
Techni Measure
Vision Research (Ametek)

Scientific Committee

Dr Hari Arora, Swansea University UK
Dr Thorsten Becker, Stellenbosch University South Africa
Prof Richard Burguete, National Physical Laboratory UK
Prof John Dear, Imperial College London UK
Prof José Freire, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Dr Paul Fromme, University College London UK
Dr Salih Gungor, Open University UK
Dr Johan Hoefnagels, Technical University of Eindhoven Netherlands
Dr David Hollis, LaVision UK
Prof Jon Huntley, Loughborough University UK
Prof Jean-Benoit Le Cam, University of Rennes France
Prof Sean Leen, NUI Galway Ireland
Prof Andrew Moore, Heriot Watt University UK
Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi, University of Bristol UK
Dr Daniel Mulvihill, University of Glasgow UK
Prof Adrian Murphy, Queen's University Belfast UK
Prof David Nowell, Imperial College London UK
Prof Fabrice Pierron, University of Southampton UK
Prof Simon Quinn, University of Southampton UK
Dr Rachael Tighe, Defence Academy of the UK UK
Dr Rachel Tomlinson, University of Sheffield UK
Dr Gianluca Tozzi, University of Portsmouth UK
Prof Chris Truman, University of Bristol UK
Dr José Xavier, New University of Lisbon Portugal
Prof Satoru Yoneyama, Aoyama Gakuin University Japan
Prof Janice Barton, University of Bristol UK
Prof Carol Featherston, Cardiff University UK
Dr Mehmet Kartal, University of Aberdeen UK
Dr Yang Xu Hefei, University of Technology China
Dr Clive Sivour, University of Oxford UK
Dr Jerry Lord, British Sosiety for Strain Measuremnt UK
Mr Andrew, Ramage Techni Measure UK
Dr John Mulvihill, University of Limerick Ireland
Prof Fionn Dunne, Imperial College London UK
Prof Sam Evans, Cardiff University UK
Dr Catrin Davies, Imperial College London UK
Dr Kheng-Lim Goh, Newcastle University in Singapore Singapore
Dr Nik Rajic, Defence Science and Technology Group Australia
Dr Mikko Hokka, Tampere University Finland
Prof Tore Børvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Prof Raffaella De Vita, Virginia Tech US
Prof Genevieve Langdo,n University of Sheffield UK
Prof Costas Soutis, University of Manchester UK
Dr Neha Chandarana, University of Manchester UK
Dr Akin Atas, University of Manchester UK

Organising Committee

Co-chairs - Dr Hari Arora (Swansea University), Dr Daniel Mulvihill (University of Glasgow)
Young Stress Analysis Competition organiser, Dr Hari Arora (Swansea University) 
Conference Secretariat (BSSM), Amanda Boaler

* Image courtesy of the University of Sheffield










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