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SMC Session

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Simulating reality – from Material to System Interested authors are kindly invited to submit their contributions by e-mail to Salvatore Cristofori and C. Bruzzo, [email protected], [email protected]

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ONR Special Session

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The session involves current research topics related to composite materials and sandwich structures, having a strong emphasis on marine applications, with presentations on fluid-material interaction, extreme temperature behaviour, design of high speed marine vehicles, underwater explosions and fluid-structure interactions, in addition to more general topics of marine interest. Dr. Yapa D.S. Rajapakse, Program Manager of the SMP, ONR, will give the opening address at the symposium, with a Plenary Lecture about the recent research needs in the Naval field. Interested authors are kindly invited...

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DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF GREEN COMPOSITES

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dr Fabienne Touchard, ISAE-ENSMA (France) and Dr Fabrizio Sarasini, Sapienza-Università di Roma are organizing a Session on the “Dynamic behaviour of green composites”. Global awareness of environmental issues has resulted in the emergence of “green” composites. These new materials offer eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to classical synthetic composites, such as glass fibre reinforced polymer materials. They have a lower carbon footprint and they already constitute attractive substitutes for semi-structural applications. However, their dynamic behaviour has received little coverage...

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Aerospace Session

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Modern composite and metallic lightweight structures are extensively used as primary load carrying structures and are often more complex, more integrated and more critical than in the past. For this reason there is a stringent need to improve simulation tools, experimental approaches and update inspection and maintenance procedures. Within the aerospace fields, as well as in any transportation engineered system, one of the most critical focus is to guarantee the safety for both persons and components at the minimum cost. The aerospace session organized within the DRAF 2018 conference is...

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Thematic session: CMC

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) are now being used as effective and reliable materials with excellent high temperature resistance coupled to low density. Some civilian aircraft engines are now equipped with CMC parts; new generation nuclear plants are now working on CMC based accident tolerant fuels to increase safety; high performance car brakes are based on CMC. However, several improvement in their preparation, characterization and integration processes are still under investigation. Potential topics include: mechanical properties modelling and characterization of CMC, novel applications...

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Thematic Session: Automotive

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Prof. G. Belingardi from Politecnico of Turin and Prof. S. Boria from Univ. of Camerino are organizing a session on Composites in Cars: New design practices to make vehicles lighter and safer. Composite materials, with their high strength to weight ratio, provide an excellent platform upon which to develop the next generation of lightweight vehicles. The integration of composites into the vehicle and many of its components satisfies multiple purposes: together with the weight reduction able to contribute to fuel efficiency, there are improvements in terms of crashworthiness and durability....

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Hotel reservation

Posted by on Gen 31, 2018 in News | 0 comments

We warmly suggest you to book the room at the Hotel Continental Terme. June is the most beautiful month to visit Ischia and the island is full of tourists. The Hotel reserves for Draf2018 conference a number of rooms at a discounted rate up to 1th of May. On the website, you can find the Booking Form as well as the form for the transfer from the airport to the Hotel, if you need.

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Special Issue

Posted by on Gen 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Special Issue on Dynamic Response and Failure of Composites: Recent Advances in Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments and Design (MMED) Composite materials and structures have distinct multiscale, hierarchical structures. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the characteristics in different length scales and bridging them in order to predict their dynamic responses and failure. In addition, composite materials and structures have been used in a variety of engineering applications because of their beneficial material properties as well as the flexibility to design the...

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Poster

Posted by on Dic 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A maximum number of 5/6 posters will be accepted. They will be exhibited in the common area near the registration desk, for the whole duration of the conference. The interested authors are invited to contact the secretariat.

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Special Issue on JAutoC

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Selected papers will be published in a dedicated Special Issue on the International Journal of Automotive Composites. Editor in Chief: Prof. Ahmed Elmarakbi ISSN online: 2051-8226; ISSN print: 2051-8218

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Fee and additional tickets

Posted by on Mag 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The registration fee of the accompanying person includes the welcome cocktail, the coffee breaks, the lunches, the guided tour, the Social dinner, a health program and the use of two additional spa pools. The payment of the registration fee on site in September must be made in cash. The registration fee of non presenting delegates does not includes the social dinner. Additional tickets for Lunches, the Social dinner and the Guided tour will be available at the registration desk during the days of the conference. Extra wine guided tour: €...

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