Welcome from the Chairs
In general, experimental mechanics is indispensable also in the digital world of today, for instance for the verification and validation of the numerical tools which are used during design and analysis. Even more importantly, experimental methods provide the essential input data for these simulations. Undoubtedly, experimental mechanics always played a crucial role in all stages of a material’s or structure’s life cycle from research and design to production and use until liquidation and/or recycling and it always will.
ICEM18, the eighteenth International Conference of experimental Mechanics organized under the auspices of the European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EuraSEM) in July 1-5, 2018, in Brussels- Belgium, will bring a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the(se) latest exciting developments in the field of experimental mechanics. A unique opportunity to meet and interact with renowned international scientists and experts from academia and industry. It is the aim of the conference to provide a forum for discussion, exchange of new ideas, for the establishment of new friendships and collaborations and for the dissemination of recent acquired knowledge in an area of utmost scientific and technological importance.
Besides, the technical program, I hope you will also enjoy the city of Brussel, the capital of Belgium and of Europe. Brussels - a cosmopolitan city, easy to reach and famous for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its beers, waffles and chocolates - is a beautiful city worth to explore and discover.
On behalf of the organizing committee and of the European society of Experimental Mechanics, I have the pleasure to invite to ICEM18 in Brussels. Thanks to your presence ICEM18 will be an unforgettable and rewarding gathering both from scientific, social and entertainment points of view.
We look forward to welcoming you to Brussels in July 2018.
For more details, please refer to: http://www.icem18.org/
SessionsICEM. ICEM 2018
Instructions for Authors
On behalf of the ICEM18 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) I am extremely happy to communicate that the abstract review process is running at its full capacity and that the notification of abstract acceptance is ongoing.
Authors are now invited to submit a full length paper before May 1st, 2018. The ICEM18 conference proceedings will be published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) an academic open access publisher with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Please note that the length of your manuscript is limited to 6 pages, including references and that your paper must be formatted according to the ICEM18 guidelines (see attachment).
After the peer-reviewing process the author is expected to submit her/his final manuscript before July 1, 2018.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexing by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus indexing systems.
To submit a manuscript, please register on Sciforum.net with your email address first, if you do not have an account yet.
1) After logging in with their account, please click on "Submit Abstract" on the conference website to initiate the process.
2) Choose the appropriate conference session, symposium, workshop, etc.
3) Add the title, abstract and keywords, upload the PDF file of the full manuscript via “Abstract PDF” and word file via “Abstract original files” options (Please upload the full version here, not short abstract.)
4) Enter all authors, their e-mail addresses and affiliations, and click on "Save and send to editors" to finish the submission.
List of accepted submissions (177)
|Proposal to standardize fatigue delamination growth tests using double cantilever beam specimens without fibre bridging||René Alderliesten||N/A||Show|
Up until today, mode-I fatigue delamination testing has not been standardized, because no consensus exists on best practices to reduce the observed scatter in data, and on the proper parameter describing similitude. A dominant contributor to the scatter seems the fibre bridging observed in the tests. This paper proposes a straightforward experimental and analysis approach to derive zero-bridging delamination resistance curves from each tested specimen without requiring a theoretical model.
|278 CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MODAL PARAMETERS OF COMPOSITE LAMINATES USING INNOVATIVE ULTRATHIN POLYMER WAVEGUIDE SENSOR FOILS||Alfredo Lamberti Wim Van Paepegem Jeroen Missinne||N/A||Show|
The use of composite materials, like glass- and carbon- fiber reinforced polymers, is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years. Consequently, in order to monitor the structural health of these materials, the development of new sensing devices is rapidly accelerating. For this purpose, our research groups have recently developed new ultra-thin polymer waveguide sensors which can be exploited to measure both uni- and multi-axial strains occurring in composite components. These sensing foils are manufactured by creating Bragg gratings in waveguides realized in flat polymeric substrates, which makes their placement and alignment easier compared to traditional fiber optic sensors. Moreover, using a non-straight waveguide it is possible to spatially multiplex the sensing gratings in such a way that an optical strain rosette can be created. This paper investigates the suitability of the proposed polymer waveguide sensors for the estimation of the modal parameters of composite components.
|A robust test-based modal model identification method for challenging industrial cases||Mahmoud ELKAFAFY Bart Peeters Theo Geluk Patrick Guillaume||N/A||Show|
In this paper, the MLMM modal parameter estimation method (Maximum Likelihood estimation of a Modal Model) and its new variant will be introduced. The MLMM method tackles some of the remaining challenges in modal analysis (e.g. modal analysis of highly-damped cases where a large amount of excitation locations is needed such as the modal analysis of a trimmed car body). Another big advantage of the MLMM method is its capability to fully integrate, within the estimated modal model, some important physical constraints, which are required for the intended applications, e. g. realness of the mode shape and FRFs reciprocity. More classical modal parameter estimation methods have rarely the possibility to fully integrate these constraints and the obtained modal parameters are typically altered in a subsequent step to satisfy the desired constraints. It is obvious that this may lead to sub-optimal results. The MLMM method uses the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization scheme to directly fit the modal model to the measured FRFs. The applicability of MLMM to estimate an accurate constrained modal model will be demonstrated using two challenging industrial applications.
|539 Long-term in-situ study of stress corrosion cracking kinetics in a carbonate-rich solution||Roelf Mostert||N/A||Show|
A long-term SCC crack growth kinetics study, using precracked WOL samples, was performed. The samples were exposed in a mild steel storage tank containing a solution with high levels of ammonium and carbonate ions. Some samples were fully immersed in the tank content, while in other cases, intermittent drying took place in the tank upper regions. At short times, the highest (intergranular) crack growth rates were obtained at immersed regions and initially, the region with intermittent drying showed considerably slower growth rates. With pronounced exposure times, the trend however reversed and the growth in the intermittent drying region accelerated while the samples in the immersed location experienced a retardation in the SCC growth velocities. It was found that the SCC mechanism progressed through a process where small cracks first formed at the fatigue crack front and thereafter merged to form a continuous SCC crack front.
|354 Experimental characterization of thermoplastics for use in heat exchangers||Joanna Schalnat Anouar Krairi Tom Wieme Wim Van Paepegem||N/A||Show|
For the prediction of long term behavior several methods are known. This paper focuses on creep in dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and in a tensile setup. The investigated material was Polyamide 6 (PA6). As a pre-study for the DMA, Polypropylene (PP) was tested considering five different factors. To determine the significant influences, the results were interpreted statistically.