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Aims and Description of the Workshop-Conference

RCM2017 aims to collect recent results in Mechanics and present novel challenges for perspective applications related to bioengineering, advanced manufacturing, energy research, composite materials and many others engineering fields.

The workshop-conference will allow young researchers to explore beyond their primary research area and to apply innovative concepts of computational mechanics. In particular, the potentialities of Automated Computational Modeling will be highlighted. This technique allows speeding up the process of generating novel and nonlinear computational environments, leading to a great advantage for both research and industry.

RCM2017 couples a traditional instructive format with interactive sessions. Lectures include those from both guest professors and selected participants. Furthermore, participants will be involved in hands-on projects on research issues in which the potentialities of Automated Computational Modeling can be effectively exploited.

The projects will require numerical implementation via the Mathematica package AceGen. Depending on the research topics of participants, teams will be formed for the hands-on projects and obtained results will be presented at the end of the workshop-conference. At least one expert user of AceGen will be present in each team. Depending on project outcomes, the best team will be awarded a prize of €100 per participant.

RCM 2017 will allow participants to be involved in a teamwork with experts from other areas, thus fostering not only collaborations but also a novel insight on implementation issues.