Monday, 20 June 2011

Materials Characterisation 2011

Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation

13 - 15 June 2011, Kos, Greece


Wessex Institute of Technology UK
University of New Mexico, USA


Following the success of the four previous meetings in this series (Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003; Portland, Maine in 2005; Bologna, Italy in 2007 and the New Forest Campus of WIT in 2009) it has been decided to reconvene the International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation in 2011.

Characterisation is the connection between an abstract material model and its real world behaviour. Until recently,engineering materials could be characterised successfully using relatively simple testing procedures. As materials technology advances, interest is growing in materials possessing complex meso-, micro- and nano-structures, which to a large extent determine their physical properties and behaviour. The modelling of the material is becoming increasingly complex and it requires the use of complex numerical models. A trend is being established where characterisation proceeds through a combination of numerical modelling and experimental testing.

The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers who use computational methods, those who perform experiments, and of course those who do both, in all areas of materials characterisation, to discuss their recent results and ideas, in order to foster the multidisciplinary approach that has become necessary for the study of complex phenomena. Topics of interest for this conference range from generic characterisation methods to damage assessment and application to particular materials. Of particular interest is the synergy between computational methods and experimental procedures.


  • Advances in composites
  • Thermal analysis
  • Nano-materials
  • Damage mechanics
  • Computational models and experiments
  • Mechanical characterisation and testing
  • Nano-composites
  • Energy materials
  • Chemo-mechanical problems
  • Innovative experiments
  • Recycled materials
  • Corrosion problems

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