Scope and Aims

The central aim of the First International Conference of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (ICMAMS) is to promote the dissemination of significant developments dealing with mechanics aspects of advanced materials and structures. Refereed contributions describing analytical, numerical, and experimental methods and hybrid approaches that combine theoretical and experimental techniques in the study of advanced materials and structures are reprented, along with critical surveys of the literature and discussions of papers in the field.

Mechanics of layered structures, with layers of any materials (metallic, foams, piezoelectric, composites, ceramic, functionally graded, etc.) at various scales, milli/micro/nano-meter is of ICMAMS interest. Applications to structures subjected to mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetical, hygrothermal, etc., as well as any coupled combinations of these all are of interests for ICMAMS. That is mechanics of multi-fields problems at various scale are of interest forICMAMS, including fluid-strictures interactions.

Static and dynamic as well linear and nonlinear problems are of interest; advanced development of new materials with applications to automotive, civil, marine, aeronautical, space and bioengineering structures at various scales are of interest of this journal. Of special interest are methods and techniques for a better understanding of mechanics of metamaterials as well as the interaction with additive manufacturing technologies.

Contributions range from new theories and formulations to analyses and novel applications. Emphasis is placed on mechanics aspects and aspects at the interface of materials and mechanics issues. The journal publishes manuscripts dealing with the mechanics aspects (for example, mechanical characterization, mathematical modeling, novel applications, and numerical simulation) of advanced materials and structures or systems. Contributions may range from new methods to novel applications of existing methods to gain understanding of the material and/or structural (system) behavior of new and advanced material systems.

Typical topic areas are:
• Materials: Adhesives, biological materials, ceramics, carbon-fiber and polymer-based composites, metal-matrix composites, and nano-composites; processing and manufacturing of composite; actuator/sensor (smart) materials and electromagnetic materials; and damage and failure mechanisms in materials and structures. Metamaterials for mechanical applications and interactions with their design and production using 3d-printing and additive manufacturing process.
• Structures: Basic structural elements such as beams, plates, and shells; reinforced shell structures, rotating structures, structures with actuators/sensors (smart structures); nano and biological systems; active and passive control of structures; civil engineering, aerospace, automotive, and underwater structures; and adhesively bonded structures.
• Methodologies: Mathematical formulation of the kinematic, constitutive, and structural behavior of materials and structures; experimental methods directed toward mechanical characterization, damage evolution, and failures in materials and structures; computational methods for the solution of micro-, meso-, macro-mechanics mathematical models; methods dealing with the determination of local and nonlocal effects; and novel computational approaches (e.g. peridynamics) for material and structural modeling of new and advanced materials. Global-local methods, homogenization and reduction method of ICMAMS interst.

Important Dates


Abstract Submission deadline

15 January 2018

7 February 2018



Early Registration deadline

28 February 2018



Late Registration deadline

20 May 2018


Prof. Erasmo Carrera

Politecnico di Torino 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department 
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129, Torino, Italy 

ICMAMS secretariat



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