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The 3rd Global Conference on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Desert Regions (GCREEDER 2011), supported by the Energy Center of the University of Jordan, Jordan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Scientific Research Fund) and the Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), was held in Amman, Jordan, April 26-28, 2011.
6 out of the 16 nominated conference papers were reviewed and modified and are published in this special issue of Sustainable Cities and Society. These papers present a great variety of theory and applications in various areas of energy and sustainability.
First article of new Open Access Journal Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis available on ScienceDirectSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Thu, 2012-11-22 16:59.
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis is now officially launched with its first papers now awailable on Science Direct: Cracking of underground welded steel pipes caused by HAZ sensitization
Congratulations to Professor Yildiz Bayazitoglu
Postdoc Free Access Program
For scholars who recently received their PhD’s and currently do not have a research position, we are pleased to offer unlimited complimentary access to all our journals and books on ScienceDirect, for up to 6 months. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/postdocfreeaccess
Each year, the Editor-in-Chief and Regional Editors of the International Journal of Refrigeration select two articles of special merit, to be awarded prizes as Best Paper and Very Highly Commended Paper. The awards are sponsored by Elsevier, with prizes of USD1,500 and USD750. Papers are freely available untill 31 December 2012. To access them, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-refrigeration/latest-news/best-paper-and-very-highly-commended-papers-for-20112012/
Wom 2013 keynote speakers and their topics have been announced:
Dr Ali Erdemir
Argonne National Laboratories, USA
Innovative surface engineering strategies for mitigating wear of materials under extreme conditions
Dr Michael Moseler
FhG-IWM Freiburg, Germany
Atomistic understanding of wear in carbon tribomaterials
Dr Phil Shipway
Wear of cermets and cermet coatings – the role of microstructure
Dr Bikramjit Basu and Dr Mitjan Kalin
Engineering ceramics and their composites - tailoring material variables for tribological application
We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new journal in the field of mechanical engineering, Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis. This journal provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis and related Short Communications and will provide an essential compendium of case studies for practitioners in the field of engineering failure analysis and others who are interested in the ways in which components fail.
Young scientist Suganth Kannan presents his mathematical model at the International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis in The Hague, July 2012.
To read more, go to http://elsevierconnect.com/12035/
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Solids and Structures includes sixteen articles presented at the international symposium: Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams. The symposium was organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (http://www.iutam.net) and was held at the University of Texas at Austin in May 8-13, 2011. The papers deal with various aspects of mechanical behavior of cellular materials and foams in particular, and represent the state of the art in the field.
In this 3rd issue of Elsevier's Authors' Update, we're bringing you top tips to develop your career, and tools to help you publish ethically. We've also got the latest news from the UN-sponsored programme Research4Life and a new report on the challenges facing US research universities. To access it, go to http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/authorsupdate
Tribology for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Quality of Life - Special Issue freely available online!Submitted by Laure Ballu on Wed, 2012-09-05 12:18.
Tribology International Special Issue of the 37th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology: Tribology for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Quality of Life.
For more information or to access this Special Issue, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/tribology-international/
There are now less than two weeks left to register for the ninth biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX. 16-21 September 2012, The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, MA, USA
The 2012 Best Paper Awards from Building and Environment go to:
• R. Ramponi, B. Blocken,
“CFD simulation of cross-ventilation for a generic isolated building: Impact of computational parameters”
• S. Yin, G.N. Sze-To, Christopher Y.H. Chao,
“Retrospective analysis of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis outbreak during a flight using computational fluid dynamics and infection risk assessment”
• Chun Chen, Bin Zhao, Wanting Zhou, Xinyi Jiang, Zhongchao Tan,
“A methodology for predicting particle penetration factor through cracks of windows and doors for actual engineering application”
Buildings subsidence due to clay ‘shrink-swell': UK research highlights link to weather and consequences for insurersSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Mon, 2012-07-09 14:25.
Will home owners get that sinking feeling this summer?
Are we in for a summer of cracked buildings? It all depends on the weather. Research from the British Geological Survey (BGS) has highlighted the importance of rainfall and temperature on the incidence of clay shrink-swell, a precursor to subsidence, in the UK. For many, the cool, wet conditions we have experienced so far this summer may be just what is needed to keep their house in order.
Read more at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/structural-safety/
Neil Stephen, Professor of Structural Mechanics at the University of Southampton and editorial board member of the International Journal of Solids and Structures has received the first Doak Prize for an outstanding journal paper On Energy Harvesting from Ambient Vibration (JSV, 293,1/2, pp 409-425).
Full programme now available from the website: http://www.icefaconference.com/conference-programme.html
Attendance at this meeting will enable you to:
Register today to book your place at this prestigious conference, which has attracted over 290 abstracts. This is a significant opportunity for you to join leading researchers to exchange and discuss new ideas and findings. http://www.fatiguedamageconference.com/conference-register.html
Managing Stress Waves over Multi-frequencies and Micro-architectural Design of Materials - Part 1, 2 and 3 availableSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Wed, 2012-06-13 13:16.
Watch the 3-part video seminar where Sia Nemat-Nasser discusses certain basic issues regarding systematic homogenization techniques to extract the frequency‐dependent dynamic properties of microstructurally periodic composites, illustrating the results in terms of measureable and experimentally verifiable quantities. To watch the videos, go to http://tinyurl.com/caudkwp
Edited by Pieter de Wilde and David Coley, this special issue of Building and Environment deals with the implications of a changing climate for buildings. Climate change is considered to be one of the main challenges facing humankind in the 21st century, with serious and global consequences for the environment, human health, and the economy.
Space Policy Special Issue - New Horizons for Europe: A European Studies Perspective on European Space PolicySubmitted by Laure Ballu on Tue, 2012-06-12 14:44.
The result of two workshops on ‘Space - the Final Frontier - What Potential for European Space Policy?’, this special issue of Space Policy gathers a range of papers, many by young researchers, which examines the contribution space policy can make to the European integration process.
To access the Space Issue, go to http://www.journals.elsevier.com/space-policy/journal-news/new-horizons-for-europe/
Dominik Schillinger, doctoral candidate of IGSSE project team MAC B7 (High-End Toolbox for Simulation and Optimisation of Multi-Physics PDE Models) won the sixth John Argyris Award for the best paper by a young researcher in the field of Computational Mechanics! His paper An Isogeometric Design-through-analysis Methodology based on Adaptive Hierarchical Refinement of NURBS, Immersed Boundary Methods, and T-spline CAD Surfaces has been published in the journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
To read more about Dr Colette, from the University of University of Michigan, go to the Ocean Engineering homepage: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ocean-engineering/journal-news/deputy-chief-editor-appointed/
A report published in Procedia Engineering suggests that the 'phenomenon of swing bowling, in which a cricket ball veers sideways during flight, is not influenced by humidity'...
To read the full BBC article, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18262145
Two days left to submit your abstracts. All submissions should be made online at www.wearofmaterialsconference.com
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