Desde: 19-06-2000
Hasta: 21-06-2000
Lugar: Madrid, Espana

>Dear Colleague
>I enclose details on our forthcoming conference on Computational 
>Methods for Smart Structures and Materials which will be held from 19 
>- 21 June 2000 in Madrid, Spain.
>Abstracts are invited on the topics listed below, and should be 
>submitted as soon as possible but no later than 2 November 1999, and 
>be no more than 300 words.
>I hope that this is of interest to you and look forward to receiving 
>your abstract shortly.
>Yours sincerely
>Susan Hanley
>Conference Secretariat
>PS.  If you do not wish to receive further E-mails from us, please
>Second  International Conference 
>19 - 21 June 2000
>Madrid, Spain
>Organised by:
>Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
>Sponsored by:
>Politechnic University of Madrid, Spain
>Conventional design procedures for engineering structures of all 
>types consist, in general, of trying to satisfy certain performance
>requirements under a set of prescribed loading conditions. 
>Traditional structures, however, cannot modify their response
>mechanisms, and are thus unable to perform successfully when subjected
>to load conditions which are different than the ones they were
>designed for or when some of their subsystems or components fail. 
>These deficiencies have generated interest in developing a new class
>of so-called smart structures.
>A smart structure is defined as one which has the ability to determine
>its present state, decide in a rational manner on a set of actions
>that would change its state to a more desirable  state, and carry out
>these actions in a controlled manner and in a short period of time. 
>Intelligent behaviour is obtained by integrating within the structural
>system a control system consisting of three main components: (a)
>sensors, which identify the present state of the structure, (b)
>cognitive interpretation and decision systems, consisting of numerical
>control and optimization algorithms, knowledge processing systems, and
>learning systems, (c) actuators, which modify the system parameters
>according to the  action   plan to respond to the applied stimulus. 
>This framework is now becoming possible due to significant recent
>advances in materials, sensor and actuator technologies, real-time
>information processing, and intelligent, passive and active, control
>In parallel with the development of smart structures, a generation of
>new materials which react to external stimuli in a non-conventional
>manner, that can be interpreted as intelligent has also evolved.
>The Conference will address the issues with the emphasis on the
>application of computational methods to model, control and manage the
>behaviour of smart structures and materials.
>This conference, like the first meeting held in Rome 1998, will
>address a wide range of engineering disciplines involved with the
>design of smart materials and structures,and will appeal to civil,
>mechanical, aerospace, ocean and biomedical engineers, as well as the
>microstructure and acoustic communities.  
>- Sensor & Actuator Technologies
>- Adaptive Materials
>- Data Fusion & Processing
>- Intelligent Control Systems
>- Physical Systems Modelling & Analysis
>- Passive Control Strategies
>- Active Control Strategies
>- Optimal Design of Controlled Structures
>- Testing & Verification of  Smart Structures
>- Damage Diagnosis
>- Acoustics
>- Fault Tolerant Structures
>- Large Scale Actuators
>- Constitutive Methods for Active Materials
>- Algorithms for Coupled Problems
>- Analysis Tools
>C A Brebbia
>Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
>A Samartin
>Politecnic University de Madrid, Spain
>V Sanchez Galvez
>Politecnic University de Madrid, Spain
>E S Ayllon, CITEFA, Argentina
>H Azegami, Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Japan
>A F M Azevedo, University of Porto, Portugal
>J W Bull, Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
>J Doltsinis, Stuttgart University, Germany
>M Domaszewski, Univ. Tech. de Belfort-Montbeliard, France
>M E El-Sayed, Kettering University, USA
>C Gantes, Nat. Tech. University of Athens, Greece
>P Gaudenzi, Univ Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
>J M Hale, Univ of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
>S Hernandez, Universidad de la Coruna, Spain
>E Kita, Nagoya University, Japan
>M Mollaert, Vrije Universeit, Brussel, Belgium
>C P Pantelides, University of Utah, USA
>R Schmidt, Tech University of Aachen, Germany
>A Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
>Papers are invited on the topics outlined below and others falling
>within the scope of the Meeting.  Abstracts should be submitted by
>mail, fax or Email as soon as possible and no later than 2 November
>1999.  Abstracts of no more than 300 words should clearly state the 
>purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the 
>final paper.  The final acceptance will be based on the full-length 
>paper.  The author must attend the conference to present the paper, 
>if accepted. Each submitted paper is subject to a separate 
>registration. Please tick the topics most relevant to your paper.
>Madrid as the capital of Spain has a  great deal to offer. With its
>diverse mixture of cultural history in a vibrant modern city, Madrid
>is full of life and character.  This contrast in classic and
>contemporary culture can be witnessed in the juxtaposition of the
>city's 'magic triangle', consisting of some of Europe's finest art
>galleries, the 'Museo del Prado', Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the
>Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.  Leaving aside the art museums, the
>splendour of the Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real, and the elegance of the
>Parque del Buen Retiro, the essence of Madrid is in the lively street
>The conference will be held at the Melia Madrid, which is located in
>the heart of Madrid's regal area.  The hotel is just a short distance
>from the "Plaza de Espana", the Royal Palace and the exceptional
>"Jardines del Moro".  This is a superior first-class hotel fully
>modernized.  Specially negotited rates will be offered to delegates
>attending the conference.
>International and domestic flights arrive at Madrid's Barajas 
>airport. Central Madrid can be reached easily and efficiently by bus 
>or taxi. For travel to Madrid contact your local travel agent.
>The Proceedings of the Conference will be published in book form by
>WIT Press and will be available to the delegates at the time of
>registration.  In addition, the Proceedings will be widely distributed
>internationally, immediately after the Conference.  The language of
>the Conference will be English.
>Further information is available on our website, 
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