Nota de Falecimento: Prof. Graham F. Carey (1944-2011)

Graham F. Carey

Prof. Graham F. Carey 14/11/1944 16/09/2011

Prezados Colegas,

É com imenso pesar que registramos o falecimento do Prof. Graham F. Carey, em 16/09/2011, em Austin, TX.

Professor de Engenharia Aeroespacial e Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade do Texas em Austin (UT Austin), catedrático da “Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering”, o Prof. Carey especializou-se no uso de métodos computacionais em engenharia e suas aplicações à Mecânica Computacional, utilizando o Método dos Elementos Finitos. Filiado à UT Austin em 1977 pela Cockrell School of Engineering, desde 1984 ocupava o cargo de Diretor do Laboratório de Dinâmica dos Fluidos Computacional, um dos centros filiados ao ICES, Institute for Computational Engineering and Science, da UT Austin.

Intensamente ativo, foi detentor de inúmeras premiações e membro de diversos comitês editoriais. Foi autor de mais de 150 artigos técnicos, relatórios e de oito livros. Dentre suas obras destaca-se uma famosa série em 6 volumes, sobre vários aspectos práticos e teóricos do Método dos Elementos Finitos, em co-autoria com o Prof. J.T.Oden, seu amigo de longa data e diretor do ICES. Suas linhas de interesse mais recentes tratavam de aspectos da modelagem computacional aliada às tecnologias oferecidas pela computação de alto desempenho e malhas adaptativas, técnicas essas imprescindíveis ao requisitos atuais de alta-fidelidade das simulações em modelos de grande escala e multiplas físicas.

No tocante às suas relações com a comunidade brasileira, prestigiou-nos com sua presença em várias oportunidades, participando pessoalmente, das edições do CILAMCE 2004 em Recife, PE; 2005 em Guarapari, ES; e 2009 em Armação dos Búzios, RJ. Teve ainda participação importante em workshops da “Rede Galileu”, a Rede Temática de Visualização e Computação Científica, formada por importantes instituições nacionais de ensino e pesquisa, apoiada pela PETROBRAS. Sua experiência e a de seus colaboradores no TACC, Texas Advanced Computating Center da UT,  contribuiram à definição, especificação e configuração das máquinas destinadas à infraestrutura computacional dos nós da Rede Galileu.

Ao longo dos anos, diversos colegas brasileiros foram privilegiados com a sua orientação, especial carinho e calorosa acolhida “in loco” no ICES para trabalhos de doutoramento e pós-doutoramento. Ofereceu também sua intensa colaboração em projetos institucionais de cooperação internacional.

Sua passagem deu-se na sexta-feira passada, após longa, sofrida e cruel enfermidade. Deixa viúva, dois filhos e um sem-número de saudosos amigos por estas terras.

Permitam-me aqui, nesse momento de luto pela perda, em sua memória, manifestar os nossos mais profundos e sinceros sentimentos, unindo-nos e elevando nossos pensamentos em sintonia com seus familiares e colaboradores mais próximos.

Saudações a todos,

José Luis D. Alves
Presidente da ABMEC

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Número Regular Temático – CAM – Modelagem Matemática e Computacional

A revista Computational & Applied Mathematics, publicada pela SBMAC, terá um número regular, temático, dedicado à Modelagem Matemática e Computacional. Os interesssados em submeter artigos deverão enviá-los, por e-mail, para o Editor Convidado, Prof. Antonio Castelo (castelo@icmc.usp.br) até 15 de julho de 2011.

Este número temático foi motivado por um mini-simpósio homônimo que está sendo organizado por associados da SBMAC no ICIAM 2011 em Vancouver, mas para que se tenha uma abrangência maior serão avaliados, e se aprovados publicados, os trabalhos de um número maior de pesquisadores do país e do exterior.

Nota fornecida pelos Professores:

Geraldo Nunes Silva, Presidente da SBMAC e
Antônio José da Silva Neto, Vice-Presidente da SBMAC

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GRIDS Summer School on Fracture and Damage Mechanics in Engineering Applications (GSS2011)

Click here for a web-flyer of the GSS2011 (pdf file)

Dear Colleague,

GRIDS Research (http://grids.web.ua.pt/) is a group dedicated to the study/development of numerical methods and simulation techniques in engineering, and is integrated in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, University of Aveiro (www.ua.pt), Portugal. The group is composed by more than 40 members, ranging from seniors professors, assistant professors, research assistants, PhD, graduate and under-graduate research students.

Within the strategy of dissemination of numerical methods formulations and applications in engineering, our group is organising a Summer School on Fracture and Damage Mechanics in Engineering Applications, from August 29th to September 2nd, 2011.

The GRIDS Summer School (GSS2011), to be held at University of Aveiro, Portugal, will be focused on a target audience of young researchers, scholars, master and PhD students aiming for a wider insight and knowledge on ongoing and future trends of these “hot-topics” in numerical simulation. The Summer School will count with a number of high-level invited lecturers, in an informal environment for exchange of ideas and research discussion.

More information on the GSS2011 can be found in the official webpage of the event, at:

http://grids.web.ua.pt/grids_ev_GSS2011.html

and also by means of the flyer attached to the present email.

On behalf of the organisation, we would be very happy if you and/or your students/collaborators could join us in this initiative!

Please, be aware that the number of seats are limited and the deadline for registration is coming, and do not hesitate to contact us (gss2011@ua.pt) in case any further information is needed.

Looking forward to meeting you in Aveiro in August,

J. Pinho da Cruz
R. de Carvalho
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Information provided by Prof. Robertt Valente, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Capes divulga coordenadores de área para o triênio 2011-2013 e cria novas áreas de avaliação

O nosso amigo, colega e fundador, o Prof. Estevam Barbosa de las Casas, da UFMG, foi designado Coordenador de Área das Engenharias I na CAPES.

Ao Estevam, os nossos parabéns pela importante designação e os votos de sucesso na função.

Leia a nota completa na página da CAPES

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Call for Abstracts: UNCERTAINTIES 2012

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UNCERTAINTIES 2012

http://www.set.eesc.usp.br/uncertainties2012/

This 1st International Symposium on Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Modeling (Uncertainties 2012) arises from the scientific community’s interest in having a proper forum for discussion of academic, scientific and technical aspects of uncertainty quantification in mechanical systems.

Uncertainties 2012 will take place at the Maresias Beach Hotel, on the beach of Maresias, São Sebastião, São Paulo, and will be held from February 26 to March 2, 2012. This first meeting is organized on behalf of the ABCM Committee on Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification, based on the experience acquired in organizing similar-themed mini-symposia in past conferences as well as previous meetings held at the Catholical University of Rio de Janeiro.

Counting on an overwhelming reception by the scientific community, it is purpose of the ABCM Committee on Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification  to make Uncertainties a bi-annual event, creating a permanent forum for the discussion of academic, scientific and technical aspects of uncertainty quantification in mechanical systems.

Uncertainties 2012 aims at providing an appropriate atmosphere for the exchange of experiences, with sufficient free time for scientific connections, interactions with past and future collaborators, and so on. Hence, there will be no parallel sessions. Presentations will be comprised of oral sessions and poster sessions.

The meeting also contemplates two short courses, taught by renowned specialists, aimed at graduate and post-graduate students and with the purpose of increasing the overall understanding of the main aspects of uncertainty quantification and stochastic mechanics.

A policy of No Show – No Paper will be adopted.

English is adopted as the official language of the event, to be used in abstracts, full length papers, posters and oral presentations. The short courses may eventually be taught in Portuguese, depending on interest of both ministrant and students.

The conference organization is negotiating with ABCM the publication of the best papers presented at the conference in a Special Issue of the Journal of The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering.

Organizing committee

André Teófilo Beck – Universidade de São Paulo (EESC/USP)

Marcelo Areias Trindade – Universidade de São Paulo (EESC/USP)

José Alberto Cuminato – Universidade de São Paulo (ICMC/USP)

Rubens Sampaio – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Topics of interest (included but not limited to)

  • Bayesian methods
  • Computational stochastic mechanics
  • Fuzzy methods
  • Industrial application of uncertainty quantification
  • Interval methods
  • Multi-objective optimization in presence of uncertainties
  • Probabilistic methods
  • Risk analysis
  • Robust analysis
  • Robust, performance-based and reliability-based structural optimization under uncertainty
  • Stochastic control
  • Stochastic dynamics and random vibrations
  • Structural reliability
  • Uncertainty identification
  • Uncertainty quantification and reduction
  • Uncertainty propagation

Call for Papers

Abstract submission is now open. Authors are invited to submit abstracts limited to 400 words written in English. Acceptable abstracts must contain motivations and brief description of the study and convey the main results and conclusions.

Abstract acceptance will be informed until September 1st 2011. Please notice that full length paper corresponding to accepted abstracts must be submitted until October 1st 2011.

Important dates

Abstract submission: 15 August 2011
Abstract acceptance: 1 September 2011
Full length paper submission: 1 October 2011
Full length paper acceptance: 1 December 2011
Early bird registration: 15 December 2011
Symposium dates: 26 February to 2 March 2012
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ENEBI 2011

O Encontro Nacional de Engenharia BioMecânica é uma iniciativa do Comitê de Bioengenharia da ABCM para promover a integração e a troca de experiências entre os grupos que atuam na área no Brasil. Neste ano o evento acontece em Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná. A escolha da cidade de Foz do Iguaçu para sediar o evento no ano de 2011, levou em conta a facilidade de acesso que essa cidade proporciona aos pesquisadores de outros países, além da oportunidade de contato com uma das mais exuberantes maravilhas da natureza.

Maiores informações na página do evento: http://www.enebi2011.ufpr.br/index.htm

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Announcement FEF 2013

Dear Participant of FEF 2011,

FEF 2013 will take place in San Diego, CA, USA Feb 24-28. FEF 2013 will be a
special track in larger conference celebrating the 70th birthday of Prof.
Thomas J.R. Hughes. We hope to see you all there!

FEF 2013 Conference Organizers:

Yuri Bazilevs (UC, San Diego)
Kenji Takizawa (Waseda University)
Tayfun Tezduyar (Rice University)

See the PDF flyer here.

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ECCOMAS Announcement – March 20

You will find below   information of upcoming international conferences organized in the frame of the ECCOMAS 2011 Conferences.

Full information is posted on: www.eccomas.org

Simulation and Modeling of Biological Flows – SIMBIO 2011

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, September 21-23, 2011)

An ECCOMAS Thematic Conference (www.eccomas.org)

The Conference is organized by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the von Karman Institute and CEMAT-IST/UTL.

Important dates

Deadline submission 2 page abstract: April 1, 2011

Notification of abstract acceptance: May 1, 2011

Deadline submission full paper: August 1, 2011

Full information is available at: http://www.vki.ac.be/simbio2011/

Workshop on Higher Order Finite Element and Isogeometric Methods – HOFEIM 2011

(Krakow, Poland, June 27-29 2011).

An ECCOMAS Thematic Conference (www.eccomas.org)

The Workshop is organized jointly by Polish Association for Computational Mechanics, Cracow University of Technology and Committee on Mechanics of PAS.

Important dates

Deadline submission one-page abstract: March 31, 2011

Deadline registration: April 30, 2011

Full information is available at: http://hofeim.l5.pk.edu.pl/

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WCCM 2012: Pre-Registration and Submission of Mini-Symposia are now Open!

WCCM 2012: Pre-Registration and Submission of Mini-Symposia are now Open!

The pre-registration and the submission of Mini-Symposia for the 10th WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (WCCM 2012) are now open at our website:  www.wccm2012.com . You can also follow us on twitter here .

About the Congress

The WCCM 2012 will take place in the vibrant city of São Paulo, Brazil, 8–13 July, 2012. Please take a look at your agenda and plan to join us for a truly exciting congress. This tenth edition is a historic landmark to our community and you will have the opportunity to meet distinguished colleagues, have a fruitful exchange of ideas and also feel the Brazilians’ reputation as a warm and friendly people. We are strongly committed to making this an outstanding, enjoyable and memorable congress.

Important dates are:

Mini-symposium proposal:                                                March 1  – July 31, 2011
Notification of mini-symposia acceptance:                 until  August 31, 2011
Deadline for abstract submission:                                  November 30, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance:                              January 31, 2012
Deadline for full-paper submission (optional):          March 31, 2012
Deadline for early registration:                                        March 31, 2012

For detailed and updated information, please visit frequently the congress website at www.wccm2012.com, or send us an email to secretariat@wccm2012.com.

We look forward to welcoming you in Brazil for the WCCM 2012!

Paulo M. Pimenta

Congress Chairman

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2nd BCSciComp – The Second Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing – Call for Paper

The Second Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing

2nd BCSciComp

Call for Paper

June 27 to July 1, 2011, Beijing China

In order to promote scientific exchanges, establish the cooperation in the area of Scientific Computing between Brazil and China, The Second Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing – 2nd BCSciComp (http://www.iapcm.ac.cn/bcscicomp2011/) will be held at Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics from June 27 to July 1, 2011 in Beijing, China. The First Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing – BCSciComp2009 was held by Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica – LNCC/Brazil in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil from September 21 to 25, 2009

The Second Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing call for papers in all aspects of scientific computing, especially on mathematical and computational modeling, mathematical and numerical analyses and their applications in (but not limited):

  • Atmosphere ocean science
  • Environmental science
  • Meteorology
  • Nonlinear physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Thermal physics
  • Solid mechanics
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Radiative dynamics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Complex system
  • Image processing
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Nuclear energy
  • Space science
  • Material science
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology

Important Deadline

Submission of Abstract  May 1, 2011

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract  May 15, 2011

We welcome all interested research people to participate in this conference.

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