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The International Conference on Composite Materials

By: , Posted on: August 11, 2017

ICCM21

I am really looking forward to attending the 21st International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-21) in Xi’an, China from 20-25 August, 2017.

The series of ICCM conferences are held biennially, in different countries under the auspices of the International Committee of Composite Materials. They offer the free interchange of information on all aspects related to composite materials which are of interest to the global scientific and engineering community. The conferences provide a world-wide forum for the discussion of new insights and the exchange of ideas and promote international cooperation and education in the science, technology, engineering, and application of composite materials.

Themed as “Advanced Composites: Innovation and Development”, ICCM21 aims to explore the very important role of innovation in the development of composite materials, and examine whether composite materials are making a difference in boosting the global economy.

This year the 21st International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-21) will be organized by the Chinese Society for Composite Materials. Themed as “Advanced Composites: Innovation and Development”, ICCM21 aims to explore the very important role of innovation in the development of composite materials, and examine whether composite materials are making a difference in boosting the global economy.  ICCM-21 will attract internationally renowned scientists and engineers from the field of aerospace, automotive, bio and medical engineering bringing together the scientific and application-oriented world, many of whom are Elsevier Authors and Editors.

The conference will consist of seven main themes that cover: materials science, structural design, experimental methods, mechanical properties, multifunctional and smart composites, processing and manufacture and various applications. These themes will be broken down into various tracks and sub-sessions.  I am looking forward to attending the tracks and sub-sessions that are given or chaired by Editors of some of our more recent publications:

Professor Alan K-T Lau, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Editor of Natural Fibre-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites will be one of the team leaders heading the theme on applications.

natural fiber reinforced biodegrable and bioresorbable polymer composites

Natural Fibre-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites

  • Includes comprehensive information about the sources, properties, and biodegradability of natural fibers
  • Discusses failure mechanisms and modeling of natural fibers composites
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of using natural materials for enhancing mechanical, thermal, and biodegradable properties

Professor Adrian Mouritz, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Dr. Yapa Rajapakse, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, USA co-editors of Explosion Blast Response of Composites will be one of the team leaders for the theme on mechanical properties and structural design, as well as heading the track on ONR.

explosion blast response of composites

Explosion Blast Response of Composites

  • Focuses on key aspects, including both modeling, analysis, and experimental work
  • Written by leading international experts from academia, defense agencies, and other organizations
  • Timely book due to the extensive use of composites in areas where explosive blasts are an ever-present threat in military applications

Professor Stepan V. Lomov, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Editor of Fatigue of Textile Composites is one of the team leaders for the track on textile-based composites, that comes under the banner of materials science.

fatigue of textile composites

Fatigue of Textile Composites

  • Presents the current state-of-the-art investigations on fatigue behavior of composite materials, mainly those reinforced with textiles
  • Contains invaluable information pertaining to a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aeronautical, and marine, amongst others
  • Provides comprehensive information on the huge variety of interlacement geometric architectures that are suitable for a broad range of different applications

Pedro Camanho, University Of Porto, Portugal, Editor of Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials will be one of the team leaders for the track on damage tolerance of composite structure under structural design.

numerical modelling of failure in advanced composite materials

Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials

  • Examines the most recent analysis models for advanced composite materials in a coherent and comprehensive manner
  • Investigates numerical modelling approaches to interlaminar failure and intralaminar failure in advanced composite materials
  • Reviews advanced numerical algorithms for modeling and simulation of failure
  • Examines various engineering and scientific applications of numerical modelling for analysis of failure in advanced composite materials

Professor Ramesh Talreja, Texas A&M University, USA is editor of Modelling Damage, Fatigue and Failure of Composite Materials and he will head the track on fibre reinforced composite materials under materials science.

Modelling Damage, Fatigue and Failure of Composite Materials

Modelling Damage, Fatigue and Failure of Composite Materials

  • Examines current research in modeling damage, fatigue, and failure of composite materials
  • Provides a comprehensive source of physics-based models for the analysis of progressive and critical failure phenomena in composite materials
  • Assesses the failure and life prediction in composite materials
  • Discusses the applications of predictive failure models such as computational approaches to failure analysis

Dr. John Summerscales, University of Plymouth, UK Editor of Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-reinforced Composite Materials will be team leader for the tract on processing manufacturing technologies.

marine applications of advanced fibre reinforced composites

Marine applications of advanced fibre-reinforced composites

  • Comprehensively examines all aspects of fibre-reinforced marine composites, including the latest advances in design, manufacturing methods and performance
  • Assesses the environmental impacts of using fibre-reinforced composites in marine environments, including end of life considerations
  • Reviews advanced fibre-reinforced composites for renewable energy devices, rigging, sail textiles, sail shape optimisation and offshore oil and gas applications

We are currently looking to expand our front-list of new titles and would seriously consider potential new proposals, so if you would like to discuss co-authoring or editing a new title for the series in your own specialist area of expertise, then please don’t hesitate to talk to me during the conference or email me at g.jones.1@elsevier.com. You can learn more about me and my fields of signing here:

Get to Know a Materials Science Acquisitions Editor: Gwen Jones

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