7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics




The 7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 7)

9 - 12 December 2012

The National Committee on Applied Mechanics of Engineers Australia is hosting the 7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 7) in Adelaide, Australia on December 9th - 12th 2012 at the University of Adelaide.

The Congress aims to provide an international forum for researchers, industry practitioners, engineers and postgraduate scholars to promote, exchange, and disseminate knowledge and experiences of the most recent results and advances in a wide range of topics in Applied Mechanics.

Topics of interest for submission include, but not limited to:

Solid and Fracture Mechanics

Acoustics; Dynamics/Vibration, Elasticity; Plasticity; Fracture and Damage Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Particle Mechanics; Impact and Crash Dynamics; Wave Propagation; Computational Mechanics; Tribology; Contact Mechanics

Bio-mechanics and Bio-medical Engineering

Biomaterials; Tissue Engineering; Computational bio-mechanics; Bone quality; Bio-implants; Medical instruments; Imaging; Applied bio-mechanics and sports engineering

Engineering Fundamentals

Reliability; Machine Dynamics; Maintenance; Gear and Rotor Dynamics

Flow in Porous Media, Fluid-Structure Interactions and Geomechanics

Fluid transport and geomechanics; Porous and fractured-porous rocks; Coupled problems; Modelling and experiments; Shale gas; Coal bed methane; Geothermal reservoirs; Multiphase flow in natural reservoirs; Enhanced oil and gas recovery; Suspension and colloidal transport

Materials and Manufacturing

Properties, Processing and Synthesis; Composites; Geo-polymer; Ceramics; Nano-materials; Polymers; Smart Materials; FGM; Dental Materials; Adhesive Joints; Welding Technologies

Experimental Mechanics and Non-destructive Evaluation

Structural Health Monitoring, Diagnostics; NDT; Smart Sensors; Experimental mechanics

Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Renewable Energy; Cleaner Production Technology; Oil and Gas applications; Geo-thermal Energy; Geo-Mechanics; Sustainable Engineering; Advanced environmental and energy efficient  technologies

Engineering Education

Industry itneraction; encouraging pathways into engineering; pathways to research; engineering curricula; educational innovation; project based learning and education quality.

The program is aimed at providing opportunities for discussions and exchanges of insights and information on new ideas and problems in the area of Applied Mechanics. This will be facilitated by a number of parrallel sessions of oral presentations. A number of leading international researchers are going to present keynote papers.


Publication of Proceedings

All papers accepted for publication in the proceedings will be subject to a full peer review. Selected papers will also be published in a special issue of the Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering.




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