Second M.I.T. Conference
on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

June 17 - 20, 2003

at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A.

Effective May 30, 2003

-- Sorry --

Due to an unexpected number of registrations already received

The new regular Registration Fee not including the Proceedings and not including the Conference Dinner is $ 160.- (no charge for students). Space is available for you at all Lectures at the Conference. Note that the Proceedings Books published by Elsevier can directly be ordered from Elsevier at the Conference (the price is not known yet).

Please register under these conditions to attend the Conference. Registration is no longer available. We are looking forward to welcome you at M.I.T.

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The Second Conference will be held in the same spirit as the First Conference which was held at M.I.T. on June 12 - 15, 2001.
The Proceedings of the First Conference can be obtained through the MIT website. This Conference was held in the same spirit as the First Conference held at M.I.T. on June 12 - 15, 2001. This web site now contains partial details of the Second Conference.

Special Sessions / Mini-Symposia

The following Special Sessions / Mini-Symposia are being organized -- as of April 11, 2003 -- for the Conference. In case you are interested in contributing to one of these sessions, please contact the Session Organizer(s). If not, please forward your Abstract directly to the Conference Secretariat

If you would like to organize an additional Special Session or Mini-Symposium, please contact K.J. Bathe ( ). The organization of Special Sessions / Mini-Symposia is open until March 15, 2003.

Multi-scale Methods
K. Amaratunga, M.I.T., U.S.A.

Computational Particulate Mechanics
S.J. Antony, Leeds University, U.K.

Kinetic and Fluid Models for Rarified and Ionized Media
O. Batishchev, M.I.T., U.S.A.

Advances and Applications of Computational Methods in Aerospace
J. Bayandor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Computational Structural Mechanics Research in the Department of Defense
J.T. Baylot, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.

Mechanics of Tumor Developments
N. Bellomo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Combustion Modeling
A.C. Benim, Düsseldorf University, Germany

Advances in Numerical Analysis Techniques for Pavement Systems
B. Birgisson, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Numerical Approximation of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems
D. Boffi, University of Pavia, Italy, and 
L. Gastaldi, University of Brescia, Italy and

Multibody Dynamics
M. Borri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Modeling Experiences in Finite Element Analysis of Shells
M.L. Bucalem, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Soil-Structure Interaction
J. Bull, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

Modeling and Simulation of the Electro-Mechanical Behavior of the Heart
D. Chapelle, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France

Differential Quadrature, Generalized Methods and Related Discrete Element Analysis Methods
C.-N. Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Fluid and Solid Mechanics
B. Cockburn, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, U.S.A.,
C.W. Shu, Brown University, U.S.A., and 
S. Adjerid, Virginia Tech, U.S.A. , , and

Meshless Methods I
S. De, RPI, U.S.A.

Soft Tissue Simulation
S. De, RPI, U.S.A.

Crash Safety
Y.-C. Deng, General Motors, U.S.A.

Multiscale Computations in Fluid and Solid Mechanics
B. Diskin, National Institute of Aerospace, U.S.A., and 
B. Wade, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A. and

Nonlinear Dynamics of Continuous Fluid-Structural Systems
E.H. Dowell, Duke University, U.S.A., and
M. Amabili, Universita' de Parma, Italy and

Multipole Methods and their Industrial Applications
F. Duddeck, BMW, Germany, and
O. Steinbach, University of Stuttgart, Germany and

Stochastic Simulation Methods for Optimization Problems
F. Duddeck, BMW, Germany

Recent Advances in High-Order Methods
P. Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability
D. M. Frangopol, University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.

Unstructured Mesh Adaptation
P. J. Frey, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France

Advanced Analysis for Practical Design
C. Gantes, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Computation of Flow Problems with Complex Rheology
D. Gartling, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S.A.

Finite Element Models for Smart Structures
P. Gaudenzi, University of Rome, Italy

Vortex and Particle Methods
A. Ghoniem, M.I.T., U.S.A.

The Modeling and Control of Chaos in Systems of Industrial Importance
J. Glimm, State University of New York, Stony Brook, U.S.A.

Pre-Conditioned Iterative Methods and Algorithms, Applications and Software Environments
G.A. Gravvanis, University of Aegean, Greece

3-D Turbulent Combustion
J. Grcar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Molecular Methods in Mechanics
N. G. Hadjiconstantinou, M.I.T., U.S.A.

Wind Energy Structures
R. Harte, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Computation of Multiphase Flows
D. Higbie and A. Alajbegovic, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc., U.S.A and

Inelastic Constitutive Behavior: Micro-macro and Phenomenological Models
A. Ibrahimbegovic, ENS-Cachan, France

Meshless Methods II
S. Idelsohn, INTEC, Argentina

Computational Fluid Geodynamics
A. Ismail-Zadeh, University of Karlsruhe, Germany,
G. Houseman, University of Leeds, U.K.,
G. Schubert, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.,
V. Trubitsyn, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, and
D. Yuen, University of Minnesota, U.S.A. , , , , and

Computational Modeling of Multiphase and Structural Composites
M. Kaminski, Technical University of Lodz, Poland

Computational Models in Biology
R.D. Kamm, M.I.T., U.S.A.

Determination of Stress Intensity Factors 
B. Karihaloo, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.

Accurate Simulation of Crack Problems
B. Karihaloo, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.

Computational Procedures for Biological Tissue
M. Kojic, University of Kragujevec, Yugoslavia

Computational Models using Trefftz Functions
V. Kompis, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

Computational Concepts for Shell Structures
W.B. Krätzig, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 
A. Ibrahimbegovic, ENS-Cachan, France, 
J. Soric, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and
W. Wagner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany and

Analytical and Numerical Studies of Vortical Flows
E. Krause, RWTH-Aachen, Germany

Microfluidics and BioMEMS Simulation
K.Y. Lam, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Recent Advances in Analysis and Numerics for Fluid Dynamics Problems
H. Liu, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. and 
B. Wade, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A. and

Fluid Flows in Design
R. Löhner, George Mason University, U.S.A.

Fluid-Structure Interactions
H. Matthies, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and
R. Ohayon, CNAM, France and

Computational Multiscale Modeling of Advanced Composites
S.A. Meguid, University of Toronto, Canada

Computational Models for Nonlinear Effects in Sediment Transport
A. Mehta, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Simulation of Forming Processes
K. Mori, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Computational Combustion
H. Najm, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S.A.,
C. Romine, DOE Office of Science, U.S.A., and
A.F. Ghoniem, M.I.T., U.S.A. , , and

Innovative Methods in Optimal Design and Control
P. Neittaanmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and
O. Pironneau, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France and

Inverse Problems from Thermal/Fluids and Solid Mechanics Applications
L. Olson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, U.S.A.

Meshless Methods III
J. Orkisz, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Structural Optimization
M. Papadrakakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Solid Dynamics
R. Pember, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Non-smooth Dynamics
F. Pfeiffer, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Research Scientific Software for Partial Differential Equations
O. Pironneau, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, with
M. Lyly, Supercomputing Center of Finland, Finland,
P. Frey, INRIA, France,
A. Perronnet, University of Paris VI, France,
F. Hecht, INRIA and University of Paris VI, France, and
S. Turek, University of Dortmund, Germany, with and

Multiscale Material Modeling and Simulation
R. Radovitzky, M.I.T., U.S.A., and
A. Cuitino, Rutgers University, U.S.A. and

Computational Damage Mechanics in Metal Forming
K. Saanouni, University of Technology, Troyes, France

Bridge Structures
E.J. Sapountzakis, National Technical University, Athens, Greece

Applications of Fluid Dynamics Simulation in the Semiconductor Industry
B. Schott, CTR AG, Austria

Computational Stochastic Mechanics 
G.I. Schuëller, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Uncertainties in Structural Mechanics/Analysis
G.I. Schuëller, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Computational Geomechanics
H. Schweiger, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Nonlinear Time-History of Long Span Seismic Bridge Design and Retrofit
F. Seible, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

High Accuracy Compact Schemes and their Applications to CFD
T. K. Sengupta, IIT Kanpur, India, and
P. Sagaut, ONERA, France and

Simulation Models for Environmental Systems
P.Y. Sheng, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Electro-Magneto-Mechanics of Smart Material Systems and Structures
Y. Shindo, Tohoku University, Japan

Novel Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods
T.E. Simos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Advances in Boundary Element Methods
J. Sladek, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

Mechanical Modeling of Soft Biological Tissue
S. Socrate, M.I.T., U.S.A. and M.C. Boyce, M.I.T., U.S.A. and

Educational Issues and Aspects for Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
G. Steven, University of Durham, U.K.

Advances in Computational Dynamics
J. Tedesco, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Numerical Solutions in the Steel Industry
R. Toscano, FUDETEC, Argentina

Computational Micromechanics of Biological Materials, Session I: Scale Transition Methods
F.-J. Ulm, M.I.T., U.S.A. and 
C. Hellmich, Technical University of Vienna, Austria and

Computational Micromechanics of Biological Materials, Session II: Biological Remodeling and Fracture
F.-J. Ulm, M.I.T., U.S.A. and 
C. Hellmich, Technical University of Vienna, Austria and

Textbook Multigrid Efficiency in Computational Fluid Dynamics
B. Wade, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A. and
H. Liu, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. and and

Models and Methods for Biological Fluid Dynamics and Related Problems with Immersed Boundaries
X. Wang, Polytechnic University of New York, U.S.A. and
C.S. Peskin, Courant Institute, U.S.A. and

Neural Networks and Soft Methods in Computational Mechanics
Z. Waszczyszyn, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Coupling of Geomechanics and Fluid Flow in Porous Media
M.F. Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.

Frontier of Multi-Phase Flow Analysis and Fluid-Structure Interaction
T. Yabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Computational Modelling of Biological Pattern Formation
X.S. Yang, University of Wales Swansea, U.K., and
B.M. Boghosian, Tufts University, U.S.A. and

Simulation of Optimal Metal Forming Processes
J. Zarka, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France