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1. Structure and Properties of Constituents

  • Properties of polymeric, metallic, and ceramic matrices
  • Properties of fillers, nanoparticles, and organic and natural reinforcing fibers
  • Role of interface, measurements, and optimization

2. Time- and Environment-Dependent Properties and Durability

  • Long-term properties, creep, and aging
  • Environmental effects
  • Prediction of long-term deformations

3. Strength, Fracture, Damage, and Fatigue

  • Interaction and sequence of inter- and intralaminar damage and failure in composites
  • Measurements of fracture toughness
  • Delamination of laminates
  • Fatigue under complex loading histories
  • Prediction of fatigue lifetime and accelerated tests

4. Structures

  • Methods of optimization of composite structures
  • Sandwich structural and joint design
  • Intelligent systems
  • Active and passive control systems
  • Damage monitoring in structures and seismic design

5. Composite Materials Application in Aeronautics and Space

  • Properties of composite materials
  • Finite element modeling (FEM)
  • Production and maintenance aspects

6. Composites in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure

  • Fiber-reinforced plastics for concrete structures
  • Polymer composites for renovation of structures
  • Polymers in concrete

7. Mechanical Aspects of Technology

  • Resin infusion processes
  • Flow of nonlinear polymer melts in porous media
  • Recycling of advanced composites

8. Biomechanics

  • Mechanics of biological tissues
  • Mechanics of prosthesis of biological organs

The most attractive and representative topics will be presented as a MICROSYMPOSIUM