The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS) of Politecnico di Torino is pleased to host the 1st International Conference on Impact Loading of Structures and Materials which follows the previous four editions of the International Conference on Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures. This series of conferences, initiated by Prof. Norman Jones (University of Liverpool) and Prof. Tom Wierzbicki (MIT) in the 1980s, continued in Florianópolis (Brazil, 2005), Trondheim (Norway, 2008), Valenciennes (France, 2011) and Cape Town (South Africa, 2014).
The conference is planned to be a forum for scientists, researchers and engineers, from all over the world, to exchange ideas and experience on the behavior and modelling of materials, safety and design of structures with respect to high strain-rate, impact and blast loading in particular.
The list of topics includes but is not limited to:
• Material characterization including failure (lightweight alloys, composites, polymers, high-strength steels, foams, ceramics, biological materials)
• Structural failure, energy absorbing systems and crashworthiness
• Vehicle safety (automotive, railways, aerospace, motorcycles and bicycles, naval) • Impact biomechanics
• Ballistic impact
• Experimental techniques
• Theoretical models
• Numerical analysis
Each providing information on the design of modern, lightweight structures and contributing to a safer world.
A major objective is to strengthen the link between research and development, which is carried out at universities and research organizations, and the needs of industry and society. Thus, scientists from both academia and industry are encouraged to contribute at the conference.
Any kind of structure or material is to be included in the conference topics as well as any kind of application, from road vehicles to aircraft, trains, spacecrafts, ships, offshore structures, strategic buildings and infrastructure.
|Prof. Giovanni Belingardi
Chair of ICILSM 2016
Department of Mechanical
Politecnico di Torino
| Prof. Massimiliano Avalle
Co-Chair of ICILSM 2016
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Politecnico di Torino
the Program of the congress