ENIEF 2009: XVIII Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications
2-6 November 2009, Tandil, Argentina
Site Enief 2009
The XVIII Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications, of the Argentine Association of Computational Mechanics (AMCA) was held from November 2nd to November 6th, 2009 in Tandil, Argentina.
This congress, has been organized by the PLADEMA Institute at the National University of the Center of Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Argentina. The congress was attended by 250 delegates, mainly from Argentina, but also from Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Spain, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The event lasted three and half days and took place at the Cultural Center of the UNCPBA. Prior to the Congress, on November 2 and 3, there was a series of short courses in plasticity and damage dictated by J. Signorelli, P. Frontini, C. Garcia Garino and A. Huespe. Also a capacitation course on the use of ABAQUS was offered by KB Engineering.
The technical program included two plenary lectures given by Professors Raul Fejoo and Rainald Löhner. A total of 51 sessions, covering Fluid Mechanics; Water Resources and Environmental Engineering; Acoustics; Solid Mechanics; Material Constitutive Modeling; Fracture, Fatigue and Failure Material Modeling; Heat Transfer; Structural Dynamics; Mathematical Fundamentals of Finite Elements and Meshless Methods; Interdisciplinary Mathematical Models; Inverse Problems and Applications; Optimization and Control; High Performance Computing in Computational Mechanics; Computational Geometry; Aerospace Technology; Numerical Methods for Simulation and Analysis in Bioengineering were run in four parallel sessions.
Full length papers were submitted to a review process prior to publication. From them, 228 papers have been accepted and included in the XXVIII Volume of the AMCA Series “Mecánica Computacional”. The editors of this volume were Cristian Garcia Bauza, Pablo Lotito, Lisandro Parente and Marcelo Venere. The papers of “Mecánica Computacional” are available at the website: http://www.cimec.org.ar/ojs/inex.php/mc/issue/archive
An undergraduate student posters competition was also carried out. The students Guillermo Hazebrouck, Sebastian Toro and Marcos San Martin received an award for their papers.
A cocktail reception was organized on Tuesday and Congress Banquet took place on Wednesday.
The congress received support from the Consejo de Investigaciones Cientificas (CIC) of Buenos Aires State, the UNCPBA, Intel Argentina Software Development Center (Intel ASDC), KB Engineering S.R.L. and SCILAB.