Sofia, Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

September 6, 2017 – September 10, 2017

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First Announcement;

The 13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held from 6th to 10th September 2017 in Sofia at the Institute of Mechanics – Campus I of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The Congress is intended to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers working in the field of mechanics to exchange new ideas, discuss current research and establish a basis for future collaboration.

Congress Topics

General Mechanics

Analytical mechanics; Stability analysis and control of body motion; Computational mechanics; Dynamical systems; Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; Theory of mechanisms and machines; History of mechanics.

Solid Mechanics

Elasticity; Plasticity; Damage and fracture; Composite materials; Smart materials; Beams, plates and shells; Dynamics of structures; Noise and vibrations; Contact problems; Coupled fields; Impact and wave propagation; Seismic mechanics; Micro- and nano-mechanics; Design and characterization of macro-, micro- and nano-structured materials; Non-metallic composite materials; Polymer nanocomposites; Reinforced polymers, foams and recycled plastics; Fibre reinforced high-strength concrete; Self-compacting concrete; Development of composite materials and nanocomposites of controlled structure and properties.

Fluid Mechanics

Viscous fluids; Conducting and magnetic fluids; Compressible and rarefied gases; Boundary layers; Bubbles and drops; Thin films and jets; Multiphase flows; Flow in porous solids; Waves; Turbulence; Heat and mass transfer; Combustion and flames; Microfluidics; Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics; Experimental methods in fluid mechanics, Ship hydrodynamics.


Biological flows; Mechanics of cardiovascular system; Biorheology; Molecular biomechanics; Tissue engineering; Mechanics of bones and tissues; Mechanics of cell membranes; Orthotics and prosthetics; Locomotion; Rehabilitation robotics; Human-robot interaction.



Congress participants may choose to publish their full-length contributions in either the Congress proceedings, or the journals issued by the Institute of Mechanics – Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Series on Biomechanics, which are abstracted in SCOPUS. Special issues of internationally refereed journals are also envisaged.


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