I am pleased to inform you I am organizing the mini-symposium:
"One dimensional Models of Beams, Cables and Beam-like Structures"
in the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM2013), which will be held in Montreal, Canada in July 23-26, 2013.
The aim of the Mini-Symposium is to collect and enhance the research in the field of mechanics of "non-standard" beams and cables. Among them: Thin-Walled Beams with deformable cross-section, multi-layered beams, homogenized trusses, stranded cables, bundles of cables, helical springs, and so on. Both modelling problems and phenomenological investigations will be addressed, in all the fields of structural mechanics: linear and nonlinear static response; buckling and post-buckling; linear and nonlinear dynamics; dynamic bifurcations. Analytical (e.g. perturbation) methods, numerical approaches (e.g. FEM, GBT, Finite Strips) and experimental techniques will be of interest, as well comparison between one-dimensional rough models and three-dimensional fine models. Special regard will be given to advanced theoretical questions and technical applications.
You are kindly invited to participate to the mini-symposium, by submitting a paper. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2013.
The best papers will be considered for publication on a Springer Volume Series on "Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics".
Please visit the website http://www.cancnsm2013.com for the most up to date information regarding registration, abstract submission and hotel reservation.Yours sincerely,