Third International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Material Characterisation (Materials Characteri)

Venue: Royal Hotel Carlton

Location: Bologna, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2007
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In view of the success of the two previous meetings in this series (Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003 and Portland, Maine in 2005) it has been decided to reconvene the International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation, in 2007. The meeting will take place from 13 - 15 June 2007 in Bologna, Italy.

Until recently, engineering materials could be characterised successfully using relatively simple testing procedures. As materials technology advances, interest is growing in materials possessing complex meso-, micro- and nano-structures, which to a large extent determine their physical properties and behaviour. The purposes of materials modelling are many – optimisation, investigation of failure, simulation of production processes, to name but a few. Modelling and characterisation are closely intertwined, increasingly so as the complexity of the material increases. Characterisation, in essence, is the connection between the abstract material model and the real-world behaviour of the material in question. Characterisation of complex materials therefore may require a combination of experimental techniques and computation.

The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers who use computational methods; those who perform experiments, and of course those who do both in all areas of materials characterisation. Discussion will be focused on recent results and ideas, in order to foster the multidisciplinary approach that has become necessary for the study of complex phenomena. Topics of interest for this conference range from generic characterisation methods to damage assessment and application to particular materials. Of particular interest is the synergy between computational methods and experimental procedures.

Scientists working in industry, research organisations, government and academia, who are working on computational aspects of material characterisation and the comparison of their solutions with experimental results.

Conference topics include:
- Composites
- Ceramics
- Alloys
- Cements and cement based materials
- Biomaterials
- Thin films and coatings
- Advanced materials

Experimental Methods
- Imaging (optical, SENTEM, NMR/MRI and others)
- Image analysis
- Thermal analysis
- New methods
- Surface chemistry
- Nano indentation

Computational Methods
- Continuum methods
- Particle models
- Damage mechanics
- Innovative techniques
- Stochastic methods