Eighth International Conference on Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements (Contact/Surface 2007)

Venue: Ashurst Lodge

Location: New Forest, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2007
Report as Spam


The importance of contact and surface problems in modern engineering and their combined effects led the organisers to reconvene this eighth international conference, which covers two related topics: Computational Methods and Experiments in Surface and Contact Mechanics.

Nowadays the importance of contact and surface problems in many technological fields is well understood. They are complex and inherently non-linear due to their moving boundaries and the different properties of materials, particularly along the contact surfaces. Structural components fail from wear, corrosion, high cycle fatigue etc, that is to say affected and initiated by the surface conditions.

The use of surface treatments can reduce the cost of components and extend the life of the elements. Their effect is of particular importance in the case of surfaces undergoing contact, a problem that will be specifically addressed by the Conference.

The meeting will particularly emphasise the application of advanced analytical and experimental techniques. Participants will be encouraged to critically review existing ideas and to explore new areas of research.

The series first started in Southampton, UK (1993); continued in Ferrare and Milan, Italy (1995); Oxford, UK and Madrid, Spain (1997); Stuttgart, Germany and Assissi, Italy (1999); Seville, Spain (2001); Crete, Greece (2003); and Bologna, Italy (2005).