10th International Conference on Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics (Surface and Contact )

Venue: Wessex Institute of Technology

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2011
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The importance of contact and surface effects in modern engineering and their combined effects led the organisers to reconvene this 10th 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 failure by wear, corrosion and high cycle fatigue are 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 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 include;
- Computer simulation
- Surface modification
- Surface treatments
- Surface problems in contact mechanics
- Contact mechanics
- Applications and case studies
- Indentation and hardness
- Thick and thin coatings
- Corrosion problems
- Nano-characterisation
- Test methodology
- Multiscale experiments and modelling
- Fracture fatigue and mechanics

Benefits of attending;
- Conference papers are peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other colleagues. Papers are rapidly processed for publication in hard-cover and digital book form. The books are available to delegates at registration and are also widely distributed throughout the world by WITPress.
- Papers are also available in digital format to the international scientific community through the Wessex Institute eLibrary http://library.witpress.com
- Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences appear regularly in notable reviews, publications and databases.
- The opportunity to present your research within a unique forum and collaborate with experts from around the world.


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