[NotiAMCA] Computational Ballistics 2005

Victorio E. Sonzogni sonzogni@intec.unl.edu.ar
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 10:25:43 -0300

Desde: 18-05-2005
Hasta: 20-05-2005
Lugar: Cordoba, Spain

18 - 20 May 2005, Cordoba, Spain

Organised by Wessex Institute of Technology, UK in association with Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and sponsored by WIT Transactions on Modelling & Simulation

Dear Colleague 

On behalf of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), we are pleased to provide details of the Second International Conference on Computational Ballistics. The meeting will take place from 18 - 20 May 2005 at the Melia Cordoba Hotel in Cordoba, Spain. 

Conference papers will be reviewed by members of the ISAC and other colleagues, and if selected, will be published in hard book form by WIT Press and will be available to delegates at the time of registration. In addition, the proceedings will be widely distributed after the conference through the international book trade and by direct announcement to readers and librarians. All papers will be permanently archived in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site which is available to the 
Further details about the conference follow this message. Alternatively click on the web address below to access the conference website, which has full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission requirements: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/cbal2005/cfp.html

Best regards, 

V Sanchez-Galvez, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
C A Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
A A Motta, Brazilian Navy, Brazil
C E Anderson, Southwest Research Institute, USA
Conference Chairmen



Computational Ballistics 2005 is the second conference in this successful series, which provides a novel forum for the presentation of new ideas and advanced developments in a field of study that in spite of its specific objectives has a wide range of applications.

Ballistics as a science relates to a great variety of phenomena that occurs from the moment an object or projectile is fired until its effects are observed in a target. Ballistic studies include applications as varied as the study of the structural and control behaviour of rockets and communication satellites; bird strike effects on commercial aircraft, terrorist attacks and automobile crackworthiness modelling. 

Many of the basic problems of ballistics are similar to those in other fields of applications, such as combustion, heat conduction, in-flight structural behaviour, trajectory related issues, contact, impact, penetration, structural response to shock waves and many others.

The developments in Ballistics in the last few decades are closely related to the advances in Computational Mechanics but in spite of this, there are currently no open conferences on Computational Ballistics other than this meeting.


Heat conduction
Thermophysics and heat transfer
Fluid dynamics
Power generation
Fuel and propellants
Systems and technology
Contact, wear and fatigue

Fluid flow and aerodynamics
In-flight structural behaviour and material response
Guidance and control

Shock and impact
Material response to high rate loads
Composite materials response to shock and impact
Experimental mechanics / ballistics and field testing
Structures under explosive shock and impact
Fluid-structure interaction
Fracture mechanics under impact
New developments in computational techniques and 
software applied to ballistic phenomena


Papers are invited on the topics outlined above and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by mail, fax, email or via our website as soon as possible.        


We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically.

Please complete the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM on our website at:

OR submit your abstract via email to the Senior Conference Co-ordinator at: 
rgreen@wessex.ac.uk.  Please insert COMPUTATIONAL BALLISTICS 2005 in the subject line and also include your name, full address and conference topic in the main body of your email.        

For further instructions on paper submission, please see:        


Please submit abstracts as soon as possible. The final paper deadline will be advised upon acceptance of your abstract.


The papers presented at Computational Ballistics 2005 will be published in volume 39 of WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation (ISSN 1743-355x). In addition to being available to delegates at the time of registration, the hardcover volume will be publicised directly to researchers and institutional libraries and distributed widely through the international book trade.

All papers will also be archived online in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute eLibrary. This collection provides the international scientific community with immediate and permanent access to individual papers. For more details visit the WIT eLibrary at http://www.witpress.com.

Coverage of WIT proceedings appears regularly in notable publications and databases, including Applied Mechanics Reviews (AMR), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Ei Compendex, INSPEC, ISI's Index to Proceedings, Mathematical Reviews, Scitech Book News, Zentralblatt f|r Mathematik as well as the Directory of Published Proceedings.

Full details of new WIT Press books and conference proceedings in the damage and fracture mechanics field are available to view at:

Rachel Green
Senior Conference Co-ordinator 
Computational Ballistics 2005
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst        
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK        

Tel:  + 44 (0) 238 029 3223        
Fax:  + 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: rgreen@wessex.ac.uk 

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT:  http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/cbal2005/cfp.html

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