ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000


(2000), "CADCOMP 2000", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 3.



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CADCOMP 200013-15 September 2000Bologna, Italy


The Seventh International Conference on Computer Methods in Composite Materials and Structures will be held in Bologna, Italy from 13-15 September 2000. Previous conferences have taken place in Southampton, UK (1988); Brussels, Belgium (1990), Delaware, USA (1992); Southampton, UK (1994); Udine, Italy (1996); and Montreal, Canada (1998). The Organising Committee members anticipate CADCOMP 2000 will be yet another successful conference and encourage papers relevant to the theme of the meeting.


This conference will bring together engineers and scientists interested in the use of computers for the design and analysis of composite materials and structures. It will cover topics relating to the simulation, modelling and experimentation of composite materials as well as the design and analysis of composite structures. Methods relating to design, optimisation and the manufacturing of composite systems will be included. In addition, software demonstrations for commercial and non-commercial use will be encouraged.

Topic categories
Design optimisation Thermomechanical properties
Process simulation Joining and bonding
Modelling of textiles Material characterization
Mixed numerical and experimental Impact problems
methods Numerical simulation
Damage analysis Moisture absorption
Fracture mechanics Smart materials and structures
Probabilistic methods Non-linearities in material behaviour
Durability and reliability Non-destructive evaluation
Inverse problems Composite structures
Material selection Intelligence systems

Call for abstracts was made earlier this year but please make enquiries about the conference from:Gabrielle Cossutta CADCOMP 2000, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 238 3223; Fax: +44 (0) 238 029 2853; e-mail: