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16th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

Remote online conference presentations and attendance will be included as an option for all delegates - pricing and registration for online options available shortly (please submit Abstracts as normal)


Location: St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK

Price: Prices to follow shortly

Showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics - The 16th in a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics. 6 - 8 September 2022, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, U

Call for Abstracts Announced

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

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

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline 26 February 2022
Author notification 12 March 2022
Early bird registration deadline 30 April 2022
Delegate registration deadline 28 May 2022

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 16th 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 held at St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

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

Conference Highlights

BSSM Measurements Lecture 2022 Professor Nik Petrinic, University of Oxford

Plenary Speakers to be confirmed

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 on 7 September 2022 

Strain Best Prize Competition
This annual prize is sponsored by our corporate Member Fylde

Venue Information

The venue for the conference will be St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK. St Anne's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Formerly a women's college, it has been coeducational since 1979.

The conference dinner venue will be Mansfield College Chapel, University of Oxford. Mansfield College Chapel is one of the largest in Oxford.  The college opened in 1886, as part of the movement to admit religious dissenters to the University of Oxford.  The college buildings were designed by Basil Champneys, who was also the architect of the John Ryland's library at Manchester and a number of significant college buildings in Cambridge and Oxford.  The chapel, which remains central to college life, has stained glass windows and statues that depict leading figures from Nonconformist movements, including Oliver Cromwell.  Although Mansfield College is no longer a religious institution, its founding principles of freedom of conscience and educational access are still central to its vision.


Conference delegates can book accommodation at St Anne's directly. Please quote the promotional code BSSM34449. Rooms are subject to availability.

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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


'I was impressed, you don't see this quality
of presentations in most conferences'
Dr Mohammad Fotouhi, University of Glasgow

Organising Committee

General Chair - Professor James Marrow (Oxford University).
Co-chairs - Dr Hari Arora (Swansea University), Dr Daniel Mulvihill (University of Glasgow)
Dr Hari Arora, Swansea University (Young Stress Analysis Competition organiser)
Amanda Boaler, BSSM (Conference Secretariat)








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