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More than 140 researchers from all over the world have submitted abstracts for the ICILSM2020 conference in Trondheim in June.

City of Trondheim seen from air in autumn
ICILSM2020 in Trondheim. A primary objective is to strengthen the link between research and development carried out at universities and research organizations, and the needs of industry and society. Thus, scientists from both academia and industry are encouraged to contribute to the conference.

«We have received more than 140 abstracts. When the review process is finished, we start to prepare the final program. Hopefully, everything is in place 15 May», says Peter Karlsaune (photo below).
He is Centre coordinator at SFI CASA, that hosts this year’s ICILSM conference. This is the 3rd in a series of international conferences organized by the International Society of Impact Engineering, ImpactEng.

To the Benefit of the Society

The confeMan sitting by a computer deskrence is a forum to exchange ideas and experience on the behaviour and modelling of materials, safety and design of structures subjected to high strain-rate, impact and blast loading in particular. The aim is to assemble engineers, scientists and policymakers to develop the field of impact engineering, applying it worldwide to the benefit of the society.

The list of topics for the 2020 conference includes:

  • Impact and failure of structures and materials under impact and blast loading
  • Systems for protection and absorption of impact and blast loading
  • Terminal ballistics
  • Dynamic material behaviour and failure
  • Stress waves
  • Structural crashworthiness
  • High-rate mechanical and forming processes
  • Impact, blast and high-rate loading/measurement techniques and their applications

According to ImpactEng, each topic is «providing information on the design of modern, lightweight structures and contributing to a safer world».

Strengthen the links between academia and industry

A primary objective is to strengthen the link between research and development carried out at universities and research organizations, and the needs of industry and society. Thus, scientists from both academia and industry are encouraged to contribute to the conference. 1 April is the End date for early bird registration, and the registration deadline is 20 June.

«We are happy to see that the conference attracts so many researchers from all over the world. We look forward to seeing all in Trondheim in June», says SFI CASA´s Centre coordinator Peter Karlsaune.