CALL FOR PAPERS - INVITED SESSION - ENIEF 2004 "Research on Computational Mechanics of Solids and Structures in the Industry"
Organizer: Pablo D. Zavattieri, GM Research & Development, Warren, MI, USA Description: The development of computational tools for modeling material behavior under extreme loading and environmental conditions has become an important topic in the industry. The need to shorten product-design cycle has forced the R&D community to invest more resources in the area of computational mechanics. However, to take the state-of-the-art of material modeling to the point at which engineers can rely on numerical simulations for the different stages of the product development process (such as designing, optimization, manufacturing and analysis of performance) is not an easy task. For instance, current phenomenological models are often simplified approximations to material behavior, and sometimes they are used well beyond their range of applicability. In this session we will include contributions to research done in the industry and universities directed towards the development, refinement and/or creative application of theories, techniques and numerical tools for the modeling of the mechanical behavior of materials and structures in applications of industrial interest. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following areas: · Development and refinement of continuum constitutive theories, · Large nonlinear deformations and adaptivity, · Damage, fracture, fatigue and corrosion, · Material characterization, · Structural and impact analysis, · Material and geometrical instabilities, · Contact, friction and wear. To be considered for this session, please submit one page abstract (in DOC, PDF or plain text format) to Pablo Zavattieri ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) by March 31, 2004. Important dates: Abstract deadline: March 31 2004 Full paper deadline: August 11 2004 Conference: November 8-11 2004 For further information visit the conference website: http://www.cab.cnea.gov.ar/enief/ or the session web site http://home.comcast.net/~zavattieri/enief/ Pablo Zavattieri GM Research & Development Center 30500 Mound Rd Warren, MI 48090-9055 Phone: (586) 986-4377 Fax: (586) 986-0446 E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]