[NotiAMCA] Mini-Symposium: Advances on Boundary Element Methods - PACAM XI

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Lun Mar 16 08:22:56 ART 2009


11th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics PACAM XI


January 04 - 08, 2010 -  Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná – BRAZIL


The congress will be held at Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) in Foz do
Iguaçu, a cosmopolitan city at the border of Brazil, Argentina, and

Paraguay. Foz do Iguaçu attracts visitors from around the world for its
natural and technological wonders. It is the place of both the third largest

waterfall in the world, the Iguassu Falls, and the world´s largest
hydroelectric plant in power output, the Itaipu Binacional. Also, according
to the 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Itaipu Dam is one of the
Seven Wonders of the Modern World.


Mini-Symposium: Advances on Boundary Element Methods

This mini-symposium will bring together researchers from academia and
government laboratories, and engineers working in industry

around the world to discuss the recent evolution of methods based on
classical integral equations in Applied Mechanics. In particular, the

Boundary Element Method (BEM), also known as the Boundary Integral Equation
Method (BIEM), has become an established method

of solution in several important areas of engineering such as fracture
mechanics, acoustics, and solid dynamics, among others. The minisymposium

also aims to promote further international co-operation between scientists
and engineers from different disciplines involved in the study and 

development of the Boundary Element Techniques.

Researchers from all countries are cordially invited to contribute with
their recent work to this mini-symposium. Although the method has

had an enormous growth in the last 30 years, there are still many areas
where the method needs to be developed further. We are

particularly searching for contributions covering new formulations and ideas
for a wide range of applications as well as reports on advances

made on the development and implementation of robust numerical tools that
can be used to analyze complex problems in the context of

Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Contributions on analysis of practical
applications are very much encouraged.

Contributions addressing either the topics listed below or other topics of
interest in Applied Mechanics and Engineering are appropriate for

this mini-symposium:


Heat and mass transfer


Electrical engineering and electromagnetics

Fluid flow

Advanced formulations

Computational techniques

Software developments

Fast BEM formulations (multipole methods, wavelet methods, ACA,

and others)

Advanced structural applications

Dynamics and vibrations

Damage mechanics and fracture

Composites, gradient materials, MEMS and others

Material characterisation

Financial Engineering Applications

Stochastic Modelling

Large-scale, multi-scale and multi-physics analysis

Biomedical, bioengineering applications

Emerging Applications


Organizers of the BEM Mini-Symposium

Wilson Sergio Venturini, EESC/USP, Brazil

Leonard J. Gray, ORNL, USA

Euclides Mesquita Neto, UNICAMP, Brazil.

Adrián P. Cisilino, UNMdp-CONICET, Argentina


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