Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of brief abstracts: February 17, 2013 March 1, 2013

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: March 1, 2013 March 11, 2013

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts and full papers: May 5, 2013

Notification of acceptance extended abstracts/full papers: May 15, 2013

Early bird registration: May 25, 2013

Last day to register in order to have the extended abstract/full paper in the proceedings: June 15, 2013

CanCNSM2013, Montreal, Canada: July 23-26, 2013

Sponsors:

One dimensional models of beams, cables and beam-like structures

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to inform you I am organizing the mini-symposium: "MS-23:
"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,
Angelo Luongo