Location: ATHENS 10682, GREECE, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jul 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 07, 2006
Registration Date: Jul 04, 2006
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2006
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With the ever-increasing demand for mass transport by road, rail, air and sea, so is the potential for accidents and equipment failures. The resultant human injuries and damage to property present a massive burden on society. Thus scientists and engineers face an increasing challenge of finding solutions that greatly improve transport safety.

The objective of this conference is to encourage scientists and engineers meet this challenge by providing a valuable forum in which they can present and discuss their work in this most important field of crashworthiness.

Since their inception at Dearborn, USA, in 1998, the International Crashworthiness Conferences have become a well-recognised platform for engineers, bioengineers, designers and researchers in the field of structural crashworthiness and impact biomechanics.

The ICrash 2006 debates will focus on advanced crashworthy structures and impact energy management, new concepts in restraint systems, new occupant mechanics hypotheses and improved surrogate biofidelity, new definitions of pedestrian mechanics, and new test approval procedures based on real world accident data and, as usual, will reflect the ever increasing importance of computer modelling and its validation.

Significant reductions in injuries and damage will only be achieved through tackling crashworthiness problems, head-on, and cooperation in developing new technologies leading to the development of better mobile structures. Your participation in the debates at the ICrash 2006 conference will make a valuable contribution in this regard.


The conference will address five distinct areas of crashworthiness expertise in separate sessions.

Session 1 Structural Crashworthiness
Road and Rail Vehicles, Air and Spacecraft, Ships and Submarines

Session 2 Impact Biomechanics
Vehicle Occupants, Cyclists and Pedestrians

Session 3 Safety Systems and Materials
Vehicle Occupant Restraints, Energy Absorbers, Metallic and Composite Materials

Session 4 Accident Survey and Reconstruction
Real World Database and Realistic Regulations
Type Approval Tests and Customer Rating Systems

Session 5 Modelling
Simulation and Validation
Distinguished conference scientific faculty


ICRASH 2006 Programme Chairpersons

E. Clive Chirwa (The University of Bolton, UK)
Athanassios G. Mamalis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Distinguished Conference Scientific Faculty

W. Abramowicz (Impact Design, Europe, Poland)
J. A. Ambrosio (Institute Superior Technico, Portugal)
F. A. Bandak (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA)
F. A. Berg (Dekra Automobil GmbH, Germany)
W. Chen (Ford Motor Company, USA)
R. H. Grzebieta (Monash University, Australia)
H. Hamada (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
C. Kindervater (D F L, Germany)
D. Otte (Medical University Hannover, Germany)
J. J. Quartuccio (Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, USA)
J. D. Reid (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

Local Organizing Committee

A. G. Mamalis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Chairman)
A. G. Kladas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Conference Manager)
M. B. Ioannidis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
D. E. Manolakos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
K. N. Spentzas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)


10, Alexandras Avenue
ATHENS 10682

Additional Information

EXHIBITION An exhibition will be held at the conference venue giving a valuable advertising and promotional opportunity for manufacturers, research organizations and other interested agencies.