9th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICS
After the successful 8th International Conference of the Croatian Society of Mechanics held in Opatija, it’s our honour and privilege to invite you to participate in the 9th ICCSM. The conference will take place in Split, from the 18th to the 22nd September 2018.
We hope to match the scientific level of our previous eight international conferences (Pula 1994, Supetar 1997, Cavtat 2000, Bizovac 2003, Trogir 2006, Dubrovnik 2009, Zadar 2012, Opatija 2015) with attractive key notes and conference topics. Scientific topics from the field of mechanics, such as multiscale methods, multiphysics, damage, fatigue, fracture, plasticity, composite materials, fluids, beam structures, experimental methods, numerical modelling, dynamics, etc. will give an overview of the current undergoing researches.
The city Split, a gem of the Mediterranean, attracts visitors with its rich historic and cultural heritage. Being a UNESCO HERITAGE SITE it meets the expectations of everybody, regardless of their age, ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.
The conference venue is the hotel RADISSON BLU RESORT SPLIT situated at the sea shore, featuring a private beach, conformable rooms and good conference facilities. The hotel is well connected to the historical city centre (public bus, 35 min walk or 7 min by car) and its main attractions such as the medieval city centre with the Roman Diocletian’s Palace, restaurants, bars and numerous touristic and historical sites. All of these are pleasant social incentives to the scientific aspect of the Congress.
On behalf of the organizing Committee, we welcome you to Split, wishing you a unique scientific and cultural experience
On behalf of the Organizing committee
|Prof. Dr. Ing. Lovre Krstulović – Opara president of the CSM|
The scope of the Congress is quite extensive and covers all fields of theoretical, computational and experimental mechanics. Among others, of particular interest are:
Mathematical and Mechanical Aspects of Modern Discretization Methods
Institute of Mechanics, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Institute of Contiuum Mechanics, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
Advanced numerical simulation techniques, like boundary, finite and virtual element methods, for complex problems in solid mechanics are an important field in actual research. The developments in many practical computational engineering applications pose great demands on quality, reliability and capability as well as robustness and stability of the applied numerical methods. Challenges are for example treatment of incompressibility, anisotropy and discontinuities. Existing computer-based solution methods often provide approximations which cannot guarantee substantial and necessary and/or sufficient stability criteria. Especially in the field of geometrical and material non-linearities great challenges exist. Consequently, many fundamental questions related to reliable and effective numerical simulations are still open. The "partial'' success of several mixed finite element formulations with focus on the accuracy of all variables motivates new research leading to novel discretization schemes. This and recently discovered surprising advantages of related nonconforming finite element methods in nonlinear partial differential equations suggest the investigation of mixed and simpler generalized mixed finite element methods such as e.g. discontinuous (Petrov-) Galerkin schemes, least-squares finite element methods or advanced mixed (hybridized) Galerkin methods.
However, there exist many other emerging new schemes which lead to progress in the design of efficient, reliable and robust discretization methods for numerous applications in engineering, biomechanics or material design. The minisymposium is open to new ideas and schemes that describe non-standard numerical methods for solutions in solid mechanics.
Abstract Submission Date: March 16, 2018
Abstract Notification Date: March 20, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 31, 2018
Paper Submission Date: July 10, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: July 31, 2018
Conference Date: September 18-22, 2018
Selected papers, meeting the journal topics, will be published in SCOPUS cited International Journal for Engineering Modelling
PREFERED CONGRESS HOTEL – THE VENUE OF THE CONGRESS: RADISSON BLU RESORT SPLIT
Set against 2 stunning backdrops—the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful Dalmatian mountains—the Radisson Blu Resort, Split, presents a seemingly unlimited feast of views and outdoor activities. As one of Croatia’s most popular cities and home to an international business scene, Split provides an array of activities and opportunities for business and leisure travelers alike.
Located on the waterfront of a tranquil bay in the Adriatic Sea, and only 3 kilometers from the city center, the resort sits amid a wealth of cultural attractions, great shopping and a bustling nightlife. This is the perfect location to combine relaxing beach days with Split’s great cultural experiences. Enjoy a tour of the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, explore Split’s Old Town and its great shopping opportunities, or catch a ferry from the city center to one of the many Croatian islands.
Just a few steps from the resort entrance is a serene pebble beach, where you can savor the sun and ocean breeze, cool down in the ocean and enjoy the beach bars along the coast.
In order to get the best accommodation deal, book online here.