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Each year since 1984, the Danubia-Adria Symposium on Advances in Experimental Mechanics brings together internationally recognized experts and young researchers in an effort to exchange ideas in different topics with the common link in EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS. The symposium acts also as a platform for establishing connections between different research groups that are trying to establish future scientific collaboration.
The symposium is focused on experimental and measuring methods necessary to deepen the knowledge about the mechanical behavior of materials, mechanical structures, and systems, and to provide the physical bases and verification of numerical or analytical methodologies in engineering design.
The symposium is focused, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Structural analysis: experimental tests, structural health monitoring, system identification, damage assessment, self-adaptive structures
  • Materials characterization and testing: smart materials, residual stress, fatigue, fracture, creep
  • Practical applications and case-studies
  • Biomechanics: biomaterials, biomechanics, medical and orthopedic devices, biofluid mechanics
  • Instrumentation: new sensors and actuators, advanced measurement systems; Validation and reliability of instrumentation
  • Additive manufacturing: Selective laser sintering, multi-jet modeling, thermoplastic materials injection
  • Integration of mathematical/numerical methods with experimental mechanics

Faculty members and students, scientists, researchers, engineers and industrial experts are warmly invited to present and discuss the current status and impact of modern technology and development in the field of experimental mechanics.
As a tradition in the Danubia Adria Symposia, a special competition, open to doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students will be organized as a Young Presenters Award. The scientific committee will be the jury that will assign three prizes (100 EUR each) for the best papers presented by the students (the winners will need to sign a donation agreement).
The symposium will consist of oral and poster presentations. Selected contributions presented at the symposium will be recommended for publication in Elsevier journal Materials Today: Proceedings (the proposal has to be accepted).