Contact and Surface 2009

Venue: Algarve

Location: Algarve, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jun 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 11, 2009
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The importance of contact and surface effects in modern engineering and their combined effects led the organisers to reconvene this 9th International Conference, which covers two related topics: Computational Methods and Experiments in Contact Mechanics and Surface Effects.

Nowadays the importance of contact and surface problems in many technological fields is well understood. They are complex and inherently non-linear due to the moving boundary and the different properties of materials, particularly along the contact surfaces. Structural components fail by wear, corrosion, high cycle fatigue etc, that is to say they are affected and initiated by surface conditions. The use of surface treatments can reduce the cost of components and extend the life of the elements for surfaces undergoing contact, a problem that will be specifically addressed by the Conference.

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

Conference Topics:
-Multiscale experiments
-Size effect on confined systems
-Corrosion problems
-Fracture fatigue
-Nano characterisation
-Test methodology
-Computer simulation
-Surface modification
-Surface treatments
-Surface problems in contact mechanics
-Fracture mechanics
-Coupled analysis and experiments
-Thin coatings
-Thick coatings
-Contact mechanics
-Material surfaces in contact
-Applications and case studies
-Indentation and hardness
-Adhesion bonding