XIII Finnish Mechanics Days 2018

XIII Suomen mekaniikkapäivät 2018 – Suomen mekaniikkapäivät on mekaniikan eri osa-alueiden akateemisen tutkimuksen ja insinöörisovelluksiin tähtäävän tutkimuksen ja tuotekehityksen triennaali: kiinteän aineen mekaniikasta maamekaniikkaan ja virtausmekaniikkaan; teoreeettisesta mekaniikasta kokeelliseen ja laskennalliseen mekaniikkaan; kone- ja rakennustekniikasta materiaali- ja sähkötekniitekniikkaan


The conference program (the final version 28.8.2018) will be published on the conference website soon after August 6.
A preliminary program frame (version 15.8.2018) can be downloaded on the conference website (removed).
The list of registered participants (version 8.8.2018) can be downloaded on the conference website (removed due to GDPR).
The excursion to Aalto Ice Tank has been cancelled (the hall is still out of order due to a major overhaul).
The deadline for late registration – without a presentation in the technical program – has been extended to August 15.
The deadline for late registration – with a presentation in the technical program (requiring abstract acceptance) – has been extended to August 6
The deadline for the early registration has been extended to July 23.
The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to May 31.


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.


Prospective industrial and societal partners are encouraged to be part of realizing the special theme of XIII Finnish Mechanics Days 2018 – collaboration in research, development and education – between different fields as well as academia and industry. Partners can choose among Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze level partnerships which provide various options for visibility and activities: logo and written marketing material on the conference web page, in the conference program, on the conference site and in the conference publication (Rakenteiden Mekaniikka – Journal of Structural Mechanics); free registration(s); marketing stands; a floor in the conference program.

More information is available from the conference secretariat: mekaniikkapaivat2018 [at] confedent [dot] fi.

Diamond Partner




Golden Partner





Silver Partners





HBM Finland




Sweco Rakennetekniikka


Teknologiateollisuus – Technology Industries of Finland



Bronze Partners

BY, Suomen Betoniyhdistys


Insinööritoimisto FEMdata


Global Boiler Works




RIL, Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto




XIII Finnish Mechanics Days 2018 expresses a special appreciation to City of Helsinki.


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).

Plenary Lecturers

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
     Use of numerical simulations in  engineering and design

Instructions for Authors

Prospective participants are invited to submit a short (half-page) abstract (one per registration), including the title of the presentation, as an e-mail attachment in the pdf-format to address smp2018 [at] aalto [dot] fi by May 31, 2018 – and after acceptance to register to the conference via the conference online system.

Registrations without presentation are welcome as well.

After the conference, participants will be invited to prepare and submit an extended abstract or a full-length journal article for a peer review process of a special issue of Rakenteiden Mekaniikka – Journal of Structural Mechanics.

Language for abstracts, presentations and articles can be either English, Finnish or Swedish.

Important Days, Registration Fees and Accomodation

Deadline for one page abstracts                                                  May 15 extended to May 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance                                                            June 15, 2018
Deadline for early registration, 350 euros                                    June 30 extended to July 23, 2018
Deadline for late registration (with presentation), 400 euros        August 1 extended to August 6, 2018 
Deadline for late registration (without presentation), 400 euros   August 1 extended to August 15, 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 systemHostel Domus Academica and Hotel Helka have reserved slots for the conference. Another recommended places is Töölö Towers. More options for can be found in online commercial booking services (see an example map).

Technical Program

Accepted and registered participants will be announced by an e-mail about the conference program to be published on the conference website soon after August 6: pdf-file (the final version 28.8.2018).

Social Program

The following social program is included in the conference fee:

  • August 29: Welcome reception at Helsinki Town Hall in Torikorttelit of Kruununhaka, Helsinki (Aleksanterinkatu 20)
  • August 29: Get-together night at Brewery-Restaurant Bryggeri in Torikorttelit of Kruununhaka, Helsinki (Sofiankatu 2)
  • August 30: Conference dinner in Meripaviljonki Restaurant in Siltasaari (or better, on Eläintarhanlahti), Helsinki (Säästöpankinranta 3)
  • CANCELLED (the hall is out of order) -- August 30: Excursion to Aalto Ice Tank basin in the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, Espoo (Tietotie 1) (to be confirmed).

Organizing Committee

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

Contact Information

abstracts: smp2018 [at] aalto [dot] fi
online registration: https://confedent.eventsair.com/suomen-mekaniikkapaivat-2018/reg
www-pages: http://civileng.aalto.fi/en/smp2018
secretariat: mekaniikkapaivat2018 [at] confedent [dot] fi


leaflet: pdf-file
basic information and preliminary program frame: pdf-file
perustiedot suomeksi ja alustava ohjelmarunko: pdf-tiedosto

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