Overview

The purpose of the Congress is to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers working in the field of mechanics to exchange new ideas and concepts, discuss current research and establish a basis for future collaborations.
The Congress will last four days, including the half-day excursion to Rila Monastery. The presentations will be organized in six pre-determined sessions. There will be plenary and invited lectures, regular oral and poster presentations.  Those who wish to organize mini-symposia on special or interdisciplinary topics should contact the Organizing Committee before 31 March 2009 (e-mail: congress@imbm.bas.bg). 

 

CONGRESS TOPICS:

 

General Topics in Mechanics
Analytical mechanics; Stability analysis and control of body motion;  Control theory; Vibration; Dynamical systems, Theory of mechanisms and machines; Computational mechanics; Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, History of mechanics.

Solid Mechanics
Elasticity; Plasticity; Damage and fracture; Composite materials; Smart materials; Material modelling; Beams, plates and shells; Dynamics of structures; Noise and vibrations; Contact problems, Coupled fields; Impact and wave propagation; Seismic mechanics; Micro- and nano-mechanics.

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 media; Waves; Turbulence; Heat and mass transfer; Combustion and flames; Microfluidics; Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics; Experimental methods in fluid mechanics, Ship hydrodynamics.

Mechanics of Multi-Body Systems
Kinematics and dynamics of multi-body systems; Mechatronics; Robotics; Identification of mechanical systems; Control and optimization of structures and mechanisms; Micro- and nano-robotics; Mobile robots.

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

Experimental Mechanics
Materials testing; Hybrid techniques; Non-destructive control methods and devices; Noise and vibration; Instrumentation.


CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chairmen:
A. Baltov - Institute of Mechanics-BAS, Sofia
St. Radev - Institute of Mechanics-BAS, Sofia

Members:

V. Alexandrov (Higher School of Transport-Sofia)

 

L. Lilov (Sofia University)

St. Bachvarov (Technical University-Sofia)Y. Maximov (Technical University -Gabrovo)
B. Bankov (VSU-Sofia)M. Mihovski (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)
I. Baychev (UCEG-Sofia)N. Minchev (Technical University-Varna)
N. Boncheva (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)K. Minkov (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)
E. Gdoutos (Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi)Z. Mroz (IPPT-Warsaw) - to be confirmed
Yu. Engelbrecht (Inst. of Cybernetics, Tallinn)F. Pastrone (Torino University)
V. Galabov (Technical University-Sofia)M. Popova (Univ. Chem. Techn. and Metall.-Sofia)
?. Gorkunov (Inst. Engng Sci, RAS, Ural Branch)A. Rachev (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
D. Gross (TU-Darmstadt)L. Tsenov (CLSMEE-BAS)
K. Hadjov (Univ. Chem. Techn. and Metall.-Sofia)
K. Vesselinov (Technical University-Sofia)
Ts. Ivanov (Sofia University)Yu. Yanovski (IAMech-RAS, Moscow)
Ya. Ivanov (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)G. Zachariev (CLPCM-BAS)
J. Ivanova (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)Z. Zapryanov (Sofia University)
P. Kolev (Higher School of Transport-Sofia)V. Zhivkov (Technical University-Sofia)
 A. Liolios (Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi)