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Call for papers: 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids
 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
San Diego, CA, November 2013
Nanoscale Mechanics of Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials
Organized by
Dr. Ashfaq Adnan, University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Hassan Mahfuz, Florida Atlantic University

Co-Sponsored by the AMD Experimental Mechanics Technical Committee
 PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF TOPIC 

Because of their superior mechanical and physical properties, polymer nanocomposites and nanostructured materials will play critical roles in many future technologies, both as the integral element of novel nanoscale devices and as the fundamental building blocks for the hierarchical design of advanced materials. Certainly, a quantitative understanding of their structure-property relations will be the key for applying them in novel devices and structures. However, finding suitable SP relations for nanomaterials becomes quite challenging because these materials often exhibit size-dependent properties at the nanoscale, a phenomenon that is not observed at the macroscopic scale.  As such, to understand the behavior of nanoscale systems, a rigorous treatment of the subject will be necessary especially linking the phenomena at the nanoscale with those at the continuum level.  The idea of this symposium is to review recent advances in multi-scale modeling area and open up a forum for discussion. Topics of interest would include, but not limited to the following:
i. Multi-scale modeling of materials
ii. Molecular dynamic simulation of nanocomposites
iii. Polymer nanocomposites and prediction of properties
iv. Nanomechanics and relevant micromechanics
v. Cohesive zone modeling
vi. Micro-nano coupling in biomaterials

Prospective authors should submit a 400-word abstract by via the web tool at the Congress 2013 website. Final papers will be available on CD-ROM at the meeting.

Select papers from symposia sponsored by the AMD and MD Composites Committees will be included in a special issue of the ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (JEMT) (Chief Editor: Prof. Hussein Zbib)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 7, 2013.

See Conference website for detailed Publication Schedule.
Sponsored by ASME
Applied Mechanics Division (AMD)

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