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Description: Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics - is organized by the Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad areas of acoustics, mechanical vibrations, and phononic metamaterials which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches employed to study problems of contemporary interest and importance in engineering acoustics, vibrations, and wave propagation. Contributions in the form of technical papers as well as oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Objectives: This track will bring together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings and expand international cooperation on all aspects of Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials 
  • General
  • Passive, Semi-Active, and Active Noise and Vibration Control
  • Analytical and Computational Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Structural-Acoustic System Identification    
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness in Automotive Systems
  • Human Perception of Acoustics
  • Vibration and Acoustic Measurements, Signal Processing, and Test Facilities
  • Aero-acoustics and Sound Propagation
  • Flow-Induced Noise and Vibration    
  • Turbomachinery Noise
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM: Ultrasonic Waves for Material Characterization and Damage Assessment
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM: Computational Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Wave Propagation in Heterogenous and Architectured Media
  • Dynamics of Adaptive Engineering Structures and Materials

 

Description: Advanced Manufacturing - is sponsored by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the manufacturing ranging from nanomanufacturing, to fastening and joining, to material removal and forming, as well as additive manufacturing. The topics are organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches employed in order to implement new products and processes as well as improving current products and processes using based upon new approaches to implementing technologies. Solutions to manufacturing problems may incorporate either single or multidiscipline approaches including mechanics, thermos-fluids, systems analysis, and many others. However, the focus should be the production of either new products or manufacturing processes for products.  Academic and government researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts leading to conference presentations and papers that will be published in the conference proceedings and ASME Digital Collection. Industry researchers are welcome to submit abstracts for presentation only or for publication in the ASME Digital Collection.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Advanced Manufacturing will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Plenary Speakers
  • Conference-Wide Symposium on Additive Manufacturing
  • Measurement Science, Sensors, Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Process Control for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Nanomanufacturing: Novel Processes, Applications, and Process-Property Relationships
  • Advanced Machining and Finishing Processes
  • 5th Symposium on Fastening, Adhesive bonding, and Welding Technology
  • Advanced Material Forming - Novel Processes, Mechanics, Characterization, and Control
  • Innovative Product and Process Design
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Variation Simulation and Design for Assembly Description
  • Robotics and Automation in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Laser-Based Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Digital Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 Applications
  • Tribological Issues in Materials, Manufacturing, and Medicine - Said Jahanmir Symposium
  • Manufacturing: General

Description: Sponsored by the Materials Division, Track 3 gathers a set of sessions focused on the design, processing, and characterization of modern materials used in a wide range of engineering applications.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Modeling, Simulation, and Design of Multifunctional Materials
  • Multifunctional Nanomaterials
  • Manufacturing, Integration and Characterization of Multifunctional Structure and Devices
  • Bioinspired Materials, Structures and Applications
  • Soft Robotics and Soft Machines
  • Modeling and Experiments in Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials
  • Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture in Metallic Materials
  • Modeling and Experimentation of Geomaterials
  • Modeling and Experimentation of Polymer Mechanics
  • Constitutive Modeling of Non-Metallic Materials
  • Materials for Biology and Medicine
  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and Multiscale Modeling for Materials Design
  • Design of Engineered Materials and Components for Additive Manufacturing
  • Navigating NSF DMREF-Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
  • DOE/BES: Materials Discovery, Design, and Synthesis
  • Bio-inspired and Architected Materials: Design for Multifunctionality 
  • Design of Metamaterials, Metasurfaces, and Metadevices 
  • Nanoengineered, Nano Modified, Hierarchical, Multi-Scale Materials and Structures
  • Material Processing of Flexible/Emerging Electronics, Sensors, and Devices
  • Processing of Ceramics and Composites for Additive and Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Fracture and Damage: Nano- to Macro-Scale
  • Phase Transformations in Materials Processing
  • Recent Developments in Tribology
  • Materials for Energy
  • Mechanics of Thin-Film and Multi-Layer Structures 
  • Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction 
  • Mechanics and Materials of Soft and Biocompatible Electronics/Structures
  • Printed Hybrid Electronics, Sensors and Energy Devices
  • Multifunctional Intelligent Materials and Systems
  • Multifunctional Composite/Safety Materials
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM - Nondestructive Characterization and Damage Prognosis in Composite and Heterogeneous Materials
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM – Engineering Materials with Sensing Capabilities

Description: Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology - is organized by the ASME Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Technical Committee. The Track contains a wide range of topics in the broad area of aerospace engineering, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the corresponding field. The track provides a stage for people from all over the world to exchange their experimental, computational, and analytical studies in variable subareas of aerospace engineering. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Advances in Aerospace Technology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Advances in Aerospace Technology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • General Aerospace
  • Advances in Aerodynamics
  • Novel Aerospace Propulsion Systems
  • Advances in Aerospace Structures and Materials
  • Beam, Plate, and Shell Structures
  • Lightweight Sandwich Composites and Layered Structures
  • Dynamic Behavior of Composites
  • Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Structures
  • Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments
  • Impact, Damage and Fracture of Composite Structures
  • Advances in Mechanics, Multiscale Models and Experimental Techniques for Composites
  • Peridynamics Modeling
  • Computational Aerospace Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Nonlinear Problems in Aerospace Structures
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM – NDE and Prognostics in Structural Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing in Aerospace Engineering

Description: This track focuses on the implementation of various engineering principles in the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomedical and biotechnological systems and applications. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this track to expand international cooperation, to develop understanding of bioengineering principles and methodology and to promote efforts in implementing engineering principles to biomedical and biotechnological systems. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments and novel concepts in developing these systems will serve as the foundation for this track program. A variety of symposia are available for oral and poster presentations.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Biomedical and Biotechnology Plenary Presentation
  • Injury and Damage Biomechanics
  • Vibration and Acoustics in Biomedical Applications
  • Biomedical Imaging, Therapy and Tissue Characterization
  • Biomaterials and Tissue: Modelling, Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization 
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Dynamics and Control of Biomechanical Systems
  • Symposium on Clinical Applications of Bioengineering
  • Biotransport (Fluid. Heat and Mass) 
  • Computational Modeling in Biomedical Applications
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Biomechanics
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Robotics, Rehabilitation
  • Bio Artificial Intelligence
  • RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
  • Biotechnology and General Applications
  • Biomedical Graduate Students Competition

Description: The digital factory paradigm is transforming design and manufacturing together with the workforce and the work environment. Technologies are no longer only a support for product development processes, but are integrated into components, machines, management systems, and environments that become more and more complex. Moreover, products, technologies, and processes must be designed, developed and implemented to be at the service of human beings, whether they are workers, managers, or consumers, in order to improve the quality of their life and work and operate in safe environment during their interaction with complex systems, products and data. In such a context, the topics of the track covers a broad spectrum of themes including theoretical issues, methods, tools, processes, and applications. They span from more traditional tools and methodologies for product/system development to methods and tools for product optimization, design for additive manufacturing, design for sustainability, bio-inspired design, human modelling, design of human robot collaboration and design of cyber physical systems.

Objectives: This track aims at sharing knowledge, experience and up-to-date scientific information in the areas of design of complex system, providing an overview of methodologies, tools and applications for understanding how the application of emerging technologies impact on critical engineering issues activities such as product design, manufacturing, management, and integration of information along the product/system life cycle.

Topics:

  • Product and Process Design
  • CAD, CAE and CAM
  • Optimization
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Social Context Aware Design
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Design
  • Bio-inspired Design
  • Human Modelling for Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Design of Human Robot Collaboration
  • Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Design

Description: Welcome to Track 7 Dynamics, Vibration and Control (DVC) of 2020 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). We invite you to participate. Manuscripts are solicited in all areas of theoretical, symbolic, computational and experimental Dynamics, Vibrations and Control. Specific topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following areas: Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration and Control; Flow/Thermal-Induced Vibrations; Stability, Bifurcation, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals in Mechanical Systems; Discontinuous Dynamics; Applied Nonlinear Control; Acoustics and Wave Propagation in Continuous Media; Computational Dynamics in Mechanical Systems; System Identification; Noise and Noise Control. Of interest are research activities associated with aerospace, heavy machinery, manufacturing systems, and nanotechnology, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Oregon.

Objectives: This track will bring together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings on all aspects of Dynamics, Vibration and Control. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Dynamics, Vibration, and Control. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Dynamics, Vibration, and Control will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Plenary Presentations
  • General Dynamics, Vibration, and Control
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Control, and Stochastic Mechanics
  • Design and Control of Robots, Mechanisms and Structures 
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics and Control in Micro/Nano Engineering
  • Smart Structures and Structronic Systems: Sensing, Energy Generation and Control
  • Novel Control of Dynamic System and Design
  • Multibody Dynamic Systems and Applications
  • Vibrations of Continuous Systems
  • Mobile Robots and Unmanned Ground Vehicles
  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Optimization, Uncertainty and Probability
  • Measurement and Analysis Techniques in Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
  • Multi-Physics Dynamics-Control & Diagnostics-Prognostics of Structures and Devices
  • Renewable Energy, Structural Health Monitoring, and Distributed Structural Systems 
  • Dynamics and Control of Soft Structures
  • Multi-Field Coupling and Control
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM- Health Monitoring and Prognostics in Dynamic Systems
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Big Data Science & Machine Learning for Complex Structural & Material Dynamical Processes

Description: Papers of high technical quality related to the field of Energy are sought for the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) Conference to be held in Portland, OR on November 8-14, 2020. In addition to high value technical presentations spanning 20+ tracks and more than 240 topics in Mechanical Engineering, the IMECE program features:
An opening keynote from one of the leading innovators in the field:

  • Daily conference-wide plenary sessions featuring technological pioneers
  • Daily invited industry presentations
  • Access to today’s leading engineers, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators highlighted during the awards programs

Networking opportunities with potential mentors, colleagues, employers, and vendors

All offers relating to the Energy field are accepted for review by experts in the field, and papers are to be submitted into one of the following technical topics listed below. 

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Energy. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Energy will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Energy-Related Multidisciplinary
  • Fundamentals and Applications of Thermodynamics
  • Thermoeconomics
  • Design and Analysis of Energy Conversion Systems
  • Energy Systems Components
  • Low-Temperature Energy Conversion Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems
  • Energy Systems for Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Fuel Cell Systems Design and Applications
  • CPS/IoT in Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Power Plants: Design, Analysis, and Safety
  • CMS-General Combustion and Fire
  • CMS-Biomass and Waste Gasification and Combustion
  • CMS-Biofuels Production and Conversion
  • CMS-Coal and Novel Combustion Schemes
  • MSHEE – Mini Symposium on Heat Transfer in Energy Systems under Extreme
    Thermo-Mechanical Conditions: Thermodynamic Analysis and System Integration

Description: Authors and panelists are invited to participate in the Engineering Education Track at the 2020 ASME IMECE by submitting papers, organizing panels, and leading workshops in all aspects of mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Engineering Education. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Engineering Education will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • Curriculum Innovations, Pedagogy and Learning Methodologies
  • Globalization of Engineering and Study Abroad Education
  • Engineering Accreditation, Data Collection, Assessment and ABET
  • Systems Engineering and Sustainable Engineering Education
  • Applied Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Control Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Energy Systems
  • Problem Solving in Engineering Education, Research and Practice
  • Distance/Online Engineering Education, Models and Enabling Technologies
  • Pre-College (K-12) STEM, RET – University, School and Industry Alliance (USIA)
  • Teaching Laboratories, Machine Shop Experiences, and Technology-Aided Lecturing
  • Societal, Economical, and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering and Safety Issues
  • Engineering Research Innovation and Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Curricular Reforms and Revisions

Description: Track 10 Fluids Engineering is sponsored by the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. The track features sessions organized by the FED Technical Committees: Computational Fluid Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Multiphase Flow Fluid Applications and Systems Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation Micro and Nano Fluid Dynamics. The FED also sponsors the Young Engineer Paper Contest for undergraduate students, recent baccalaureate engineers (i.e., graduation after April 2019), and beginning graduate students (i.e. start of graduate studies after April 2019).

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Fluids Engineering. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Fluids Engineering will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • 18th Symposium on Electric, Magnetic and Thermal Phenomena
    in Micro and Nano-Scale Systems
  • 27th Symposium on Fluid Mechanics and Rheology of Nonlinear Materials
    and Complex Fluids
  • 26th Symposium on Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics
  • Symposium on CFD Applications for Optimization and Controls
  • Panel: CFD/EFD Choice? - A Dilemma for Industries
  • Microfluidics 2020 - Fluid Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Forum on Flow and Thermal Processes in Internal Multiphase Flows
  • 15th Forum on Recent Developments in Multiphase Flow
  • 5th Forum on Multiphase Flow with Bio-applications
  • 29th Symposium on Industrial Flows
  • Symposium on Wind Turbines Aerodynamics and Control
  • 20th International Symposium on Measurement and Modeling of Environmental Flows
  • 13th Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Fluids Engineering Plenaries
  • Young Engineers Paper (YEP) Contest

Track Description: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering is organized by the Heat Transfer Division (HTD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of heat transfer, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of the theory and application of heat transfer in equipment and thermodynamic processes in all fields of mechanical engineering and related technologies. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Track Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to facilitate international cooperation, understanding, and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • K6 MSHEE: Mini-symposium on Heat Transfer in Energy Systems under
    Extreme Thermo-Mechanical Conditions:  Fundamentals and Materials
  • Numerical Analysis and Performance Assessment of Energy Systems 
  • Heat Transfer Analysis in Waste Heat Recovery Systems
  • Heat Transfer in Solar Power Systems
  • Thermal Management of Battery Systems
  • Heat Transfer in Passive Thermal Control Systems
  • Panel on The Key Role of Heat Transfer Analysis in Energy Systems Research
  • Heat Transfer in Power and Refrigeration systems
  • Heat Transfer in High Temperature Power Generation Systems
  • Radiation Heat Transfer and Radiation Properties
  • Advances in Thermophysical Property Methodology
  • Advanced Calorimetric Techniques for Enthalpy, Specific Heat
  • Advances in Molecular Scale Modeling of Thermophysical Properties
  • Thermophysical Properties of Advanced Energy Storage Materials
  • Fundamentals of Boiling/Condensation including Nano-scale Effects
  • Fundamentals of Single Phase Convection
  • Fundamentals of Phonon and Electron Scattering and Transport
  • Fundamentals of Multi-scale Heat Transfer Simulations
  • Fundamentals of Freezing and Melting
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning Assisted Heat Transfer Processes
  • Thermal Transport Across Interfaces
  • Thermal Transport in 2D and Anisotropic Materials
  • Nanostructure-based Thermal Regulation
  • Micro/Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer
  • Modeling and Simulation Method
  • Nanoscale Thermal Radiation
  • Nanoscale Thermal Transport for Energy Systems
  • Thermal Transport in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Panel on “Prospects of Research, Education and Broader Participation
    in Nanoscale Heat Transfer”
  • Single Phase Enhanced Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Multi-Scale Multi-Phase Enhanced Heat Transfer
  • Additive Manufacturing of Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Machine Learning: Model Based Design of Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Application of Advance Materials and Coatings for Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Bio-Processing Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Water and Energy Conservation System
  • HiTemp Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Material Advances
  • Heat Transfer Equipment Nemesis: Frost, Fouling, Corrosion, Condensate Build Up
  • CMS - Combustion Power Systems
  • CMS - Sprays and Emissions
  • CMS - Applied Combustion
  • CMS - Fundamental Processes: Laminar and Turbulent Flames
  • Evaporation and Condensation Heat Transfer
  • Heat Pipes and Vapor Chambers
  • Transport Phenomena in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Micro and Nanoscale Transport in Manufacturing Processes
  • Electronics Thermal Management
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems
  • Heat Transfer under Extreme Conditions of Temperature and Pressure
  • Heat and Mass Transfer for Natural and Controlled Fires
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in the Natural and Built Environment
  • Bio/Nature Inspired Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Heat and Mass Transfer for Renewable Energy Conversion Processes
  • Applications of Computational Heat Transfer
  • Methods in Computational Heat Transfer
  • Computational Methods to Develop Ultra-low/high Thermal Conductivity Materials
  • Application of High Performance Computing to Heat Transfer
  • Computational Heat Transfer for Electronic Thermal Management
  • Computational Heat Transfer for Extreme Environments
  • Application of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence in Heat Transfer
  • Panel on Heat Transfer Education

Description: Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids track is organized by the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of applied mechanics, which are organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics provide a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches to study a variety of phenomena occurring in solids, structures and fluids at multiple spatial and temporal scales, as well as to solve the “grand challenge” problems of contemporary interest and importance in engineering mechanics. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are preferred.

Topics:

  • Mechanics of Soft Materials
  • Functional Soft Composites - Design, Mechanics, and Manufacturing
  • 3D Printed Soft Materials 
  • Mechanics and Materials of Soft Electronics 
  • Mechanics and Manufacturing of Soft Materials and Soft Robots
  • Mechanics Modeling of Soft Robots
  • Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture in Metallic Materials
  • Symposium on Perspective on Fracture and Failure Mechanics 
  • Symposium on Modeling of Growth, Dissolution, and Fracture 
  • Dynamic Failure of Materials & Structures 
  • Multiscale Mechanics of Ductile Failure 
  • Modeling of the Fracture, Failure and Fatigue in Solids
  • Advances in Experimental Mechanics
  • Materials for Biology and Medicine
  • Mechanical Characterization in Extreme Environments
  • Mechanics of Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction
  • Bridging Length Scales in Experimental Mechanics
  • Multiscale Models and Experimental Techniques for Composite Materials and Structures
  • Symposium on Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments
  • Symposium on Modeling and Testing of Molecular-level Fracture of Materials
  • Computational Modeling of Extreme Events
  • Multi-Scale Computations in Fluids, Structures, and Materials 
  • Processing and Performance of Nanocomposites
  • High-Performance Nanocomposite Materials Systems
  • Modeling and Experiments in Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials 
  • Mechanics of Thin-Film and Multi-Layer Structures 
  • Recent Advances and Applications in Meshfree and Particle Methods
  • Hybrid Materials Enabled by Cross-disciplinary Sciences: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications
  • Modeling and Experimentation of Geomaterials
  • Modeling and Experimentation of Polymer Mechanics
  • Constitutive Modeling of Non-Metallic Materials
  • Emerging Topology and Shape Optimization Techniques in Computational Design of Materials and Structures
  • Multiscale Methods for Simulation and Design of Materials Including Machine Learning and Other Emerging Methods
  • Mechanics and Design of Cellular Materials 
  • Multifunctional and Micro/Nano-structured Materials: Modeling and Characterization
  • Instabilities in Solids and Structures
  • Peridynamic Modeling of Materials’ Behavior
  • Mechanical Metamaterials
  • Fracture and Failure of Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Materials 
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Composite Materials and Structures
  • Fatigue and Fracture Evaluation and Quantification for Failure Analysis
  • Modeling of Vibrations and Waves for SHM and NDE
  • CONCAM Distinguished Lectures on Computational Mechanics
  • Symposium on Multiphyics Simulations and Experiments for Solids 
  • Data-Enabled Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics
  • Medalist Symposium 
  • Young Medalist Symposium 
  • Drucker Medal Symposium 
  • Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids Plenary 

Description: Microelectromechanical Systems - is organized by the Microelectromechanical Systems Division (MEMSD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of micro and nano systems, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical, approaches employed to study various phenomena occurring in micro and nano systems. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • General Topics of MEMS/NEMS
  • Plenary Talks
  • Design and Fabrication, Analysis, Processes, and Technology for Micro
    and Nano Devices and Systems
  • Computational Studies on MEMS and Nanostructures
  • Applications of Micro and Nano Systems in Medicine and Biology
  • Micro and Nano Devices
  • Applied Mechanics and Materials in Micro- and Nano-Systems
  • Packaging Technology in Heterogeneous Integration Applications
  • PowerMEMS
  • Advanced Manufacturing of Microsystems, Microstructures, and Miniaturized Actuators
  • Microfluidics 2020

Description: Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis - is organized by the Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis Division (SER2AD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of safety engineering and risk analysis, which are individually organized by leaders in the field. The topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches to the safety question.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding, and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • General Topics on Risk, Safety, and Reliability
  • Failure and Forensic Analysis
  • Congress-Wide Symposium on Prognostic and Health Management
  • Reliability and Risk in Energy Systems
  • Reliability and Risk in Manufacture Systems
  • Safety in Transportation and Agriculture
  • Crashworthiness, Occupant Protection, and Biomechanics
  • Machine Learning for Reliability, Maintenance, and Safety
  • Big Data and IoT Applications in Reliability and Maintenance
  • Computational Reliability/Risk Assessment
  • Mathematical Models and Methods for Reliability and Safety
  • Structural Reliability
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Student Safety Innovation Challenge
  • Reliability, Safety, and Risk Plenary

Description: The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) is seeking student entrants for the 2020 Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition. The poster forum provides undergraduate mechanical engineering students with a professional and technical forum for presenting their research, design project, and other engineering solutions and endeavors. IMECE provides the unique environment for students to interact with fellow researchers from single-focus, multidisciplinary, and/or international backgrounds. Entrants will submit an abstract following the requirements listed below. ASME is sponsoring monetary awards for first, second and third place. Competition Abstract Requirements Abstracts should be at least 400 words and should include the following elements: An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research. The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering. The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.). Preliminary results and conclusions. A minimum of one student author per poster must register after the abstract is accepted. The student registrant will be provided access to the conference. Information for the poster format will be posted in July. Please note that this is a POSTER PRESENTATION competition, only. A paper is not required nor will it be accepted or will it be an option.

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Expo (Posters Only). Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Expo (Posters Only) will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

  • General 

Description: In this forum, National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide various avenues for the IMECE community to interact with program directors from relevant Divisions such as the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division.

Objectives: To provide a venue for NSF directors and principle investigators at US-based educational institutions to meet and develop research efforts.

Topics:

  • Poster Session: NSF-funded Research (Grad & Undergrad)
  • Poster Session: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Plenary: Overview and Outreach Panel
  • NSF Proposal Development Workshop
  • NSF Program Overviews
  • One-on-One with NSF Program Directors

Description: This Track includes research posters across the full range of IMECE topic areas. Posters can be either based on an associated submitted paper to IMECE or a purely descriptive abstract. All perspective posters are submitted into the topic area of most relevance. Poster with papers will be reviewed and the paper referred by the appropriate track and topic chair. Poster with abstracts will be reviewed by the Track 17 chairs. The Track 17 topics correspond to the other ASME IMECE technical tracks. With questions, please contact Track organizers Prof. Albert Ratner, albert-ratner@uiowa.edu, or Prof. Omid Askari, askari@me.msstate.edu.

Topics:

  • Posters related to Acoustics, Vibration, and Photonics
  • Posters related to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Posters related to Advanced Materials: Design, Processing,
    Characterization and Applications
  • Posters related to Advances in Aerospace Technology
  • Posters related to Biomedical and Biotechnology
  • Posters related to Design, Systems and Complexity
  • Posters related to Dynamics, Vibration, and Control
  • Posters related to Energy
  • Posters related to Engineering Education
  • Posters related to Fluids Engineering
  • Posters related to Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering
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