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10th European Solid Mechanics Conference – ESMC 2018

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Dear Colleague,


We are pleased to announce the 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference – ESMC 2018, which will be held in Bologna (Italy) during July 2-6, 2018
The Conference is organized by the University of Trento and the University of Bologna.


The European Solid Mechanics Conference is the major event for the solids mechanics community in Europe and provides a unique forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas on the current state-of-the-art in the mechanics of solids, on new concepts and ideas and to identify new research directions.


Abstract submission will open on July 15, 2017.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 15, 2017.


Further details can be found in the document attached and on the Conference web site


We look forward to welcoming you in Bologna!


Yours Sincerely,

Davide Bigoni and Francesco Ubertini - ESMC2018 Chairmen

Alberto Corigliano - ESMC Committee Chairman

PDF icon First_Announcement_ESMC2018.pdf1.46 MB


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This is the first announcement of the "Fatigue and Tribology" Mini Symposium 


Filippo Berto (NTNU, Norway), Michele Ciavarella (PoliBA, Italy), Daniele Dini (Imperial College, UK)

In the frame of ESMC 2018 - 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, July 2-6, 2018 Bologna, Italy

More details will follow.

Filippo Berto, Michele Ciavarella and Daniele Dini.

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“Fatigue is an old problem, but still responsible for many unexpected failures, mainly because microscopic defects become critical in a relatively short time. The subject is relevant to modern technology and a wide range of industrial applications, such as additive manufacturing processes and new materials. Safe life, fail safe and damage tolerance are various approaches to deal with fatigue design.  Tribology, i.e. the study of rubbing interfaces, on the other hand, is a relatively new area, but has also crucial importance to limit damage occurring at the surfaces between interacting components, in the form of e.g. wear and contact fatigue.  The symposium will aim to receive contributions from the broad areas of solid mechanics, fatigue and fracture, and tribology, which target new methodologies and recent advances in these fields, with particular emphasis placed on the problems occurring at the boundary between those disciplines.”

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The invited talk of the Mini Symposium "Fatigue and Tribology" will be

J . F. Molinari from EPFL 

"Numerical prediction of evolution of surface roughness during dry sliding".

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