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15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

Remote virtual conference


Location: Virtual event

Price: Online Fees (Early Bird), Non-member £156, Member £96. Student non-member £105, Student member £75, Online Fees (Late fees), Non-member £198, Member £126 Student non-member £138, Student member £102 *These fees include VAT


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 31 May 2021
Author notification 12 June 2021
Early bird registration deadline 30 June 2021
Late 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 to be confirmed

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)

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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