XIII Finnish Mechanics Days 2018
XIII Suomen mekaniikkapäivät 2018
The first Finnish Mechanics Days conference was held in Oulu, 36 years ago in 1982. Since then, the conference has taken place every three years.
The conference covers theoretical, computational and experimental mechanics of solids, soils, rocks and fluids – including a large variety of engineering applications: static and dynamic analysis of structures; mechanics of materials; fluid dynamics; fluid-structure interaction; fracture mechanics; fatigue; thermomechanics; micromechanics; contact mechanics; structural optimization; numerical analysis; multibody dynamics; mechatronics; design of structures and machines; industrial and medical applications of mechanics etc.
A special emphasis is given to collaboration between different fields – such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics – and collaboration between industry and academia.
The objective of the conference is to stimulate, promote and combine academic research and industrial development of engineering applications within various areas of mechanics, ranging from solid and soil mechanics to fluid mechanics. The conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, teachers and other professionals to network, discuss and share ideas and information.
Date and Venue
The conference is held on August 29–31, 2018, at conference center Chydenia in the Aalto University Töölö campus, Helsinki (Runeberginkatu 22–24).
Prof. Emer. Viggo Tvergaard, Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU, Denmark
Modelling ductile fracture at moderate to low stress triaxiality
Prof. Emer. Laszlo Fuchs, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanics, KTH, Sweden
Fluid mechanics of blood flow in life saving devices: accomplishments and challenges
CEO, DSc (Tech) Patrik Rautaheimo, Elomatic Ltd, Finland
Topic to be announced
Instructions for Authors
Prospective authors are invited to submit a one page abstract by May 15, 2018, via the conference online system.
After the conference, participants will be invited to prepare and submit an extended abstract or a full-length journal article to a special issue of Rakenteiden Mekaniikka – Journal of Structural Mechanics.
Important Days, Registration Fees and Accomodation
Deadline for one page abstracts May 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance June 15, 2018
Deadline for early registration, 350 euros June 30, 2018
Deadline for late registration, 400 euros August 1, 2018
Registration fees include welcome reception (Wed), conference dinner (Thu), lunch (Thu & Fri), coffees and snacks (Thu & Fri).
Hotel and hostel offers can be found via the conference online system.
The following social program is included in the conference fee:
- August 29: Welcome reception at Helsinki Town Hall on Kauppatori, Helsinki (Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13)
- August 29: Get-together night at Brewery-Restaurant Bryggeri in Kruununhaka, Helsinki (Sofiankatu 2)
- August 30: Conference dinner in Meripaviljonki Restaurant in Siltasaari (or better, on Eläintarhanlahti), Helsinki (Säästöpankinranta 3)
- August 30: Excursion to Aalto Ice Tank basin in the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, Espoo (Tietotie 1) (to be confirmed).
Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University:
Juha Paavola, Professor of Structural Mechanics, Conference Chairman
Jarkko Niiranen, Assistant Professor of Computational Structural Engineering, Conference Chairman
Mikael Rinne, Professor of Rock Mechanics
Lauri Uotinen, Chairman of Finnish Association of Structural Mechanics
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University:
Pentti Kujala, Vice Dean, Professor of Marine Technology
Ville Vuorinen, Assistant Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Energy Technology
Jouni Freund, University Lecturer of Mechanics of Materials
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:
Tuomas Sipilä, Research Team Leader, Marine and Arctic Technology
CSC – IT Center for Science:
Peter Råback, Product Manager, Elmer software
secretariat: mekaniikkapaivat2018 [at] confedent [dot] fi
online registration system: https://confedent.eventsair.com/suomen-mekaniikkapaivat-2018/reg