Venue: The Department of Management and Engineering - University of Padova

Location: 36100 VICENZA, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2003
Registration Date: Jun 20, 2003
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 28, 2003
Report as Spam


The application of composite materials in structural industrial components of large volume production is strongly growing year by year due to both increase in the demand and continuous improvements in the manufacturing processes associated to the reduction of the production cost. This highlights the need of reliable tools for an effective and safe design of composite components. For the complete and proper exploitation of composite materials further efforts are therefore required and the seminar aims to give a contribution in this direction, representing first of all a forum for researchers, scientist, engineers and designers, both of academic and industrial field, for exchanging ideas, proposing new solutions or even to put on the table questions still open. The development of design procedures, the integration between testing, design and process are therefore among the subjects expected to be discussed during the seminar.

The seminar main topics are:
· Mechanics of materials and mechanical properties
· NDT methods
· Damage characterization and analysis
· Fatigue and fracture
· Failure analysis
· Structural component design and optimization
· Processing and properties
· Analytical and numerical modeling


Additional Information

Fees The fee for the attendance at the Seminar is : 400 Euro + 20% VAT before April 15, 2003 500 Euro + 20% VAT after April 15, 2003 This fee includes a copy of the Proceedings and the Seminar social events. The fee for students is : 200 Euro+ 20% VAT before April 15, 2003 300 Euro+ 20% VAT after April 15, 2003. This fee includes a copy of the Proceedings. Provisional dates and deadlines · 28th February 2003 Arrival of abstracts · 15st March 2003 Notification of acceptance · 1st July 2003 Arrival of papers