Dear Colleague: We would like to inform you about the second announcement and call for papers of IASS-IACM 2000.
IASS - IACM 2000 Fourth International Colloquium on Computation of Shell & Spatial Structures June 5 - 7 , 2000 , Chania - Crete , Greece Organised by the Working Group No 13: Numerical Methods in Shell & Spatial Structures of IASS Greek Association for Computational Mechanics (GRACM) National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) In co-operation with the International Association for Shell & Spatial Structures (IASS) International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Objectives The main objective of this Colloquium is to provide an international forum for presentation and discussion of the recent advances on various aspects of the analysis and design of shell and spatial structures. In particular, it will reflect the state of the art of computational methods in the mechanics, software development and engineering practice of shell and spatial structures. Colloquium Themes Geometric and material nonlinear analysis 7 Static and dynamic buckling analysis 7 Dynamic and chaotic behaviour 7 Composite materials and structures 7 High performance computing 7 Form finding and optimization 7 Smart Structures 7 Shape, topology and sizing optimization 7 Sensitivity analysis 7 Error control and adaptivity 7 Stochastic and reliability analysis 7 Structural identification 7 Coupled problems 7 Computer aided design and visualization 7 Pre and post processing 7 Mesh generation Location The Prefecture of Chania, situated in the westernmost sector of the historic island of Crete, is rich in natural beauty. Its prominent aspects are the landscape, the sea embracing the Prefecture on three sides and its warm and dry climate. The landscape of alternating mountain ranges, valleys and beautiful shores on the one hand, and archaeological sites, architecture (Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Neo-Classical) on the other, constitute, along with the uniqueness of the character and the traditions of the inhabitants, a unique place for recreation and travel. Organising Committee Honorary Chairman: J. H. Argyris, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany Chairman: M. Papadrakakis, Nat. Technical Univ. Athens, Greece Co-Chairmen: A.Samartin, Univ. Politecnica Madrid, Spain, E. Onate, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain Advisory Committee Co-Chairmen: S. J. Medwadowski, Oakland,USA, IASS President, T. J. R. Hughes, Stanford, USA, IACM President Members J. F. Abel, Cornell, G. C. Giuliani, Milano, Y. Hangai*,Tokyo, M. Kawaguchi, Tokyo, M. Kleiber, Warsaw, H. Mang, Vienna, R. Motro, Montpellier, M.I. Mungan, Istanbul, H. Nooshin, Surrey, J. B. Obrebski, Warsaw, E. Ramm, Stuttgart,A.C. Scordelis, Berkeley, N.E. Wiberg, Goteborg, W. Wunderlich, Munchen Scientific Committee A.E. Armenakas, New York, S. Atluri, Los Angeles, K. J. Bathe, Boston, P. Bergan, Hovik, D. Beskos, Patras, D. Briassoulis, Athens, M. A. Crisfield, London, A. Eriksson, Stockholm, C. Farhat, Boulder, C. Felippa, Boulder, P. L. Gould, St. Louis, E. Hinton, Swansea, J. Katsikadelis, Athens, M. Kojic, Kragujevac, Kounadis, Athens, W. Kraetzig, Bochum, P. Ladevez, Cachan, R. Levy, Haifa, K. Linkwitz, Stuttgart, J. L. Meek, Queensland, M. Pavlovic, London, S. Pellegrino, Cambridge, G. S. Ramaswamy, Besantnegar, F. G. Rammerstorfer, Vienna, E. Rank, Munchen, J. N. Reddy, Texas, E. Riks, Delft, G. de Roeck, Leuven, K. Schweizerhof, Karlsruhe, G. Schueller, Innsbruck, G. J. Simitses, Cincinnati, E. Stein, Hannover, D. Talaslidis, Thessaloniki, R. L. Taylor, Berkeley, B.H.V. Topping, Edinburgh, Y. B. Yang, Taipei, Z. Waszcyszyn, Cracow. Organized Sessions Some of the sessions will be organized by specialists in their area. To date the following Organized Sessions have been proposed: Shell Elements, Y. K. Cheung, Stability of shells, A Combescure, Parameter dependent responses, A. Eriksson, Shell optimization, E. Hinton, Stability of Spatial Structures, B. A. Izzuddin, Inelastic response Analysis of Shell Structures, W. B. Kratzig, Expert systems for the analysis & design of steel frames, G. S. Ramaswamy, Form finding of membranes and shells, E. Ramm, High order methods for shell and spatial structures, E. Rank, High performance computing, F. X. Roux, Stochastic and reliability analysis, G. Schueller, Optimal design and identification, G. Stravroulakis and H. Antes Important Dates Receipt of abstracts 15 October 1999 Notification of acceptance 15 December 1999 Submission of complete papers 1 March 2000 Deadline for early payment 15 March 2000 Social Programme Reception: The reception is scheduled for Sunday at 8.00 p.m. It will take place at the pool site of the Creta Paradise Hotel. Dinner - Cretan Evening: The Colloquium dinner will be held on Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. by the Aphrodite pool restaurant of the Creta Paradise Hotel. Accompanying Persons Programme The accompanying persons programme features a number of guided tours in the city of Chania and in Crete. Monday: Photo Safari in the south coast. Tuesday: Palace of Knossos and Minoan antiquities. Wednesday: Chania city tour. Post Conference Tours Tour 1-Samaria Gorge: No holiday in Crete is complete without a trip through the longest gorge in Europe, the Gorge of Samaria. Tour 2-Santorini island: Santorini island is only 70 miles from Crete. No other island quite compares with the wild, natural beauty of the volcanic island of Santorini. Accommodation Block reservations at reduced rates have been arranged at the Creta Paradise Hotel and at a number of hotels conveniently located in the vicinity of the Colloquium location. Please note that all reservations should be addressed to Kyriakakis Travel, the appointed travel agent: Kyriakakis Travel Tel: +30-821-27746, Fax: +30-821-27707 E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For further inquiries please contact: Prof. M. Papadrakakis Chairman of IASS-IACM 2000 Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research National Technical University of Athens Zografou Campus, Athens 15773, Greece Tel: (+301) 7721694 Fax: (+301) 7721693 e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Updated information Detailed instructions on the preparation of abstracts and full length papers, hotel rates and updated information on IASS-IACM 2000 please contact the web site: http://civil.ntua.gr/coll2000 ----<*>-----<*>-----<*>--.N.O.T.I.A.M.C.A.--<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*> Los mensajes son archivados en: http://venus.arcride.edu.ar/majordomo-span.html ----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>-----<*>