Thursday, 30 August 2012

SUSI 2012

12th International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact

4 -  6 September 2012, Kos, Greece


Wessex Institute of Technology


SUSI 2012 is the 12th international conference in the series on ‘Structures Under Shock and Impact’. The main objective of the meeting is to attract participants with as wide a spectrum of expertise as possible, working across a broad range of structural problems throughout industry and academia which are subjected to impact and blast loadings.

The shock and impact behaviour of structures is a challenging area, not only because of its obvious time-dependent aspects, but also because of the difficulties in specifying the external dynamic loading characteristics and in obtaining the full dynamic properties of materials. Thus it is important to recognise and fully utilise the contributions and understanding emerging from the theoretical, numerical and experimental studies, as well as investigations into the material properties under dynamic loading conditions.

The shock and impact behaviour of structures is a very active field and the range of topics is ever expanding. The list of topics shown only gives an idea of the wide range of applications to be discussed during the meeting. Contributions in topics not listed are also welcome if they fall within the scope of the SUSI conference.

SUSI 2010 follows on from the other successful meetings in this series, which first started in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1989) and continued in Portsmouth, UK (1992); Madrid, Spain (1994); Udine, Italy (1996); Thessaloniki, Greece (1998); Cambridge, UK (2000); Montreal (2002); Crete (2004); the New Forest, UK (2006); the Algarve, Portugal (2008) and Tallinn, Estonia (2010).

Conference Topics
  • Energy absorbing issues
  • Hazard mitigation and assessment
  • Impact and blast loading characteristics
  • Interaction between computational and experimental results
  • Structural crashworthiness
  • Seismic behaviour
  • Industrial accidents and explosions
  • Response of reinforced concrete under impact
  • Protection of structures from blast and impact loads
  • Forensic engineering
  • Aeronautical and aerospace applications
Web Page

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Monday, 20 August 2012

New Wessex Institute Conferences Blog

Today the Wessex Institute of Technology has launched a new blog focusing on the conferences it organises.

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Tribology and Design 2012

4th International Conference on Tribology and Design 2012

3 - 5 December 2012, Kos, Greece


Wessex Institute of Technology


Tribology and Design 2012 is the fourth international conference in this series which originated with two meetings held at Bournemouth University, UK, in 2005 and 2007, followed by a third conference in 2010, that took place in the Algarve, Portugal, in collaboration with the University of Porto.
The main objective of these meetings is to provide a forum for discussion among scientists, academics and professionals working in different aspects of tribology.

The Tribology and Design conference explores the role of technology and design in the broader sense. It aims to bring together colleagues from different disciplines interested in problems of surface interaction and design. The range of topics to be discussed embraces all aspects of concern including space applications, reliability, energy applications, advanced materials and corrosion. It has never been so important for the designers to consider product and system durability in relation to reliability and sustainability issues.

Tribology problems are essentially interdisciplinary. Engineers and scientists working in this field must be familiar with a wide range of issues, including surface mechanics, material characterization, chemical and biological processes, computer simulation, measurements and many others. The aim of Tribology and Design 2012 is to facilitate knowledge exchange between scientists from different disciplines from all over the world.

  • Design tools
  • Test methods
  • Surface engineering
  • Tribology under extreme conditions
  • Surface measurements
  • Advances in lubrication
  • Wear mechanics
  • Plasticizers and slip additives
  • Tribology in biomechanics
  • Nano-tribology and design
  • Tribology in space applications
  • Reliability and life-oriented design
  • Advanced materials
Web Page

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