Optimum Design of Structures and Materials in Engineering (OPTI 2009)

Venue: Algarve

Location: Algarve, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2009
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OPTI 2009 is the 11th International Conference in this successful series on Optimum Design in Engineering Structures and Materials.

The objective of this meeting is to communicate recent developments in advanced types of structures, particularly those based in new concepts and new types of materials resulting in optimum solutions.

Particular emphasis will be placed on computational methods to model, control and manage new structural solutions and material types. This integration of their design together with optimisation technologies is prevalent in all aspects of industry and research.

Engineering design is enhanced by adding optimisation methods and their influence cannot be over-emphasised. The resulting solutions provide an efficient way of dealing with some of the most difficult challenges in engineering practice today.

The Conference aims to attract papers describing case studies in engineering and considering static, dynamic analysis and damage tolerance. Manufacturing and structural protection issues are going to be discussed as well as papers on emergent applications in fields such as biomechanics. Contributions on numerical methods and different optimisation techniques are also welcome as well as papers on new software. Optimisation problems of interest to the meeting involve those related to size, shape and topology or material properties.

Conference Topics:
-Optimisation and manufacturing
-Structural optimisation
-Optimisation in biomechanics
-Shape and topology optimisation
-Industrial examples of design optimisation
-Fluid structure interaction
-Damage and fracture mechanics studies
-Composite materials and structures
-Material optimisation
-Aerospace structures
-Applications in mechanical and car engineering
-New algorithms
-Optimisation and earthquakes
-Optimisation under extreme forces
-Optimisation in aerodynamics
-Life cost optimisation
-Reliability based optimisation