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IMECE2021 Tracks and Topics:

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Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 

Track 1: Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics

Description: Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics - is organized by the Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad areas of acoustics, mechanical vibrations, and phononic metamaterials which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches employed to study problems of contemporary interest and importance in engineering acoustics, vibrations, and wave propagation. Contributions in the form of technical papers as well as oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

This track will bring together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings and expand international cooperation on all aspects of Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD)

Topics:

1-1: Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials
1-2: General
1-3: Passive, Semi-Active, and Active Noise and Vibration Control
1-4: Analytical and Computational Acoustics and Vibrations
1-5: Structural-Acoustic System Identification
1-6: Noise, Vibration and Harshness in Automotive Systems
1-7: Human Perception of Acoustics

1-8: Vibration and Acoustic Measurements, Signal Processing, and Test Facilities
1-9: Aero-acoustics and Sound Propagation
1-10: Flow-Induced Noise and Vibration
1-11: Turbomachinery Noise
1-12: Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM: Ultrasonic Waves for Material Characterization and Damage Assessment
1-13: Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM: Computational Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring
1-14: Wave Propagation in Heterogenous and Architectured Media
1-15: Dynamics of Adaptive Engineering Structures and Materials

Track 2: Advanced Manufacturing 

Description: Advanced Manufacturing - is sponsored by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the manufacturing ranging from nanomanufacturing, to fastening and joining, to material removal and forming, as well as additive manufacturing. The topics are organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches employed in order to implement new products and processes as well as improving current products and processes using based upon new approaches to implementing technologies. Solutions to manufacturing problems may incorporate either single or multidiscipline approaches including mechanics, thermos-fluids, systems analysis, and many others. However, the focus should be the production of either new products or manufacturing processes for products.  Academic and government researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts leading to conference presentations and papers that will be published in the conference proceedings and ASME Digital Collection. Industry researchers are welcome to submit abstracts for presentation only or for publication in the ASME Digital Collection.

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Advanced Manufacturing will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: MED

Topics:

2-1: Plenary Session in Advance Manufacturing
2-2: 6th Annual Conference-Wide Symposium on Additive Manufacturing
2-3: Measurement Science, Sensors, Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Process Control for Advanced Manufacturing
2-4: Nanomanufacturing: Novel Processes, Applications, and Process-Property Relationships
2-5: Advanced Machining and Finishing Processes 
2-6: 6th Symposium on Fastening and Joining Research and Advanced Technology
2-7: Advanced Material Forming - Mechanics, Characterization, Novel Processes, and Control
2-8: Innovative Product and Process Design 
2-9: Computational Modeling and Simulation for Advanced Manufacturing 
2-10: Variation Simulation and Design for Assembly
2-11: Robotics and Automation in Advanced Manufacturing
2-12: Laser-Based Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing 
2-13: Digital Manufacturing Process Simulation and Validation
2-14: Tribological Issues in Materials, Manufacturing, and Medicine - A Symposium in Honor of Professor Said Jahanmir
2-15: BioManufacturing
2-16: Symposium on Sustainable Machining Processes
2-17: Manufacturing: General

Track 3: Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications 

Description: Sponsored by the Materials Division, Track 3 gathers a set of sessions focused on the design, processing, and characterization of modern materials used in a wide range of engineering applications.

Sponsor: Materials Division

Topics:

3-1: Nanoengineered, Nano Modified, Hierarchical, Multi-Scale Materials and Structures
3-2: Material Processing of Flexible/Emerging Electronics, Sensors, and Devices
3-3: Processing of Ceramics and Composites for Additive and Advanced Manufacturing
3-4: Fracture and Damage: Nano- to Macro-Scale
3-5: Materials Processing and Characterization
3-6: Recent Developments in Tribology 
3-7: Applications of AI/ML for Materials Processing
3-8: Nanomaterials for Energy
3-9: Multifunctional Intelligent Materials and Systems
3-10: Manufacturing, Integration and Characterization of Multifunctional Structure and Devices
3-11: Bioinspired Materials, Structures and Applications
3-12: Multifunctional Energy Storage Materials and Systems
3-13: Multifunctional Composite/Safety Materials
3-14: Soft Robotics and Soft Machine
3-15: Modeling, Simulation, and Design of Multifunctional Materials
3-16: Architected Composites and Structures: Design for Multifunctionality
3-17: Printed Hybrid Multifunctional Electronics and Energy Devices
3-18: Design of engineered materials and components for additive manufacturing
3-19: Design of Metamaterials, Metasurfaces, and Metadevices
3-20: Intelligent Designs of Soft-Hard Integration for Functional Materials
3-21: Symposium on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture in Metallic Materials
3-22: Modeling and Experimentation of Geomaterials 
3-23: Modeling and Experimentation of Polymer Mechanics 
3-24: Meshless Modeling of Material Behavior and Processes 
3-25: Nanomaterials for biomedical electronic devices and medications in healthcare
3-26: Materials for Biology and Medicine
3-27: Mechanics of adhesion and friction
3-28: Mechanics and Materials of Soft/Flexible/Stretchable Electronics

Track 4: Advances in Aerospace Technology 

Description: Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology - is organized by the ASME Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Technical Committee. The Track contains a wide range of topics in the broad area of aerospace engineering, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the corresponding field. The track provides a stage for people from all over the world to exchange their experimental, computational, and analytical studies in variable subareas of aerospace engineering. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Advances in Aerospace Technology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Advances in Aerospace Technology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: ASME Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Technical Committee

Topics:

4-1: General Aerospace
4-2: Advances in Aerodynamics 
4-3: Novel Aerospace Propulsion Systems 
4-4: Advances in Aerospace Structures and Materials
4-5: Beam, Plate, and Shell Structures 
4-6: Lightweight Sandwich Composites and Layered Structures
4-7: Dynamic Behavior of Composites
4-8: Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Structures
4-9: Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments
4-10: Impact, Damage and Fracture of Composite Structures
4-11: Advances in Mechanics, Multiscale Models and Experimental Techniques for Composites
4-12: Peridynamics Modeling
4-13: Computational Aerospace Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity 
4-14: Nonlinear Problems in Aerospace Structures
4-15: Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE & SHM – NDE and Prognostics in Structural Applications
4-16: Advanced Manufacturing in Aerospace Engineering
4-17: Applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Aerospace Engineering

Track 5: Biomedical and Biotechnology

Description: This track focuses on the implementation of various engineering principles in the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomedical and biotechnological systems and applications. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this track to expand international cooperation, to develop understanding of bioengineering principles and methodology and to promote efforts in implementing engineering principles to biomedical and biotechnological systems. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments and novel concepts in developing these systems will serve as the foundation for this track program. A variety of symposia are available for oral and poster presentations. 

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Bioengineering Division (BED)

Topics:

5-1: Biomedical and Biotechnology Plenary Presentation
5-2: Injury and Damage Biomechanics
5-3: Vibration and Acoustics in Biomedical Applications 
5-4: Biomedical Imaging, Therapy and Tissue Characterization 
5-5: Biomaterials and Tissue: Modelling, Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization 
5-6: Biomedical Devices
5-7: Dynamics and Control of Biomechanical Systems
5-8: Symposium on Clinical Applications of Bioengineering 
5-9: Biotransport (Fluid. Heat and Mass) 
5-10: Computational Modeling in Biomedical Applications
5-11: Musculoskeletal and Sports Biomechanics 
5-12: Sensors and Actuators
5-13: Robotics, Rehabilitation
5-14: Bio Artificial Intelligence 
5-15: RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
5-16: Biotechnology and General Applications

Track 6: Design, Systems and Complexity 

Description: The digital factory paradigm is transforming design and manufacturing together with the workforce and the work environment. Technologies are no longer only a support for product development processes, but are integrated into components, machines, management systems, and environments that become more and more complex. Moreover, products, technologies, and processes must be designed, developed and implemented to be at the service of human beings, whether they are workers, managers, or consumers, in order to improve the quality of their life and work and operate in safe environment during their interaction with complex systems, products and data. In such a context, the topics of the track covers a broad spectrum of themes including theoretical issues, methods, tools, processes, and applications. They span from more traditional tools and methodologies for product/system development to methods and tools for product optimization, design for additive manufacturing, design for sustainability, bio-inspired design, human modelling, design of human robot collaboration and design of cyber physical systems.

This track aims at sharing knowledge, experience and up-to-date scientific information in the areas of design of complex system, providing an overview of methodologies, tools and applications for understanding how the application of emerging technologies impact on critical engineering issues activities such as product design, manufacturing, management, and integration of information along the product/system life cycle.

Other Track Activities:
 

Sponsor: CIE DIVISION

Topics:

6-1: Product and Process Design
6-2: CAD, CAE and CAM
6-3: Optimization
6-4: Design for Additive Manufacturing
6-5: Sustainability and Context Aware Design
6-6: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Design 
6-7: Human Modelling for Product Design and Manufacturing
6-8: Design of Human Robot Collaboration     
6-9: Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Design 

Track 7: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control 

Description: Welcome to Track 7 Dynamics, Vibration and Control (DVC) of 2021 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This track brings together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings on all aspects of Dynamics, Vibration and Control. We invite you to participate. Manuscripts are solicited in all areas of theoretical, symbolic, computational and experimental Dynamics, Vibrations and Control. Specific topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following areas: Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration and Control; Flow/Thermal-Induced Vibrations; Stability, Bifurcation, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals in Mechanical Systems; Discontinuous Dynamics; Applied Nonlinear Control; Acoustics and Wave Propagation in Continuous Media; Computational Dynamics in Mechanical Systems; System Identification; Noise and Noise Control. Of interest are research activities associated with aerospace, heavy machinery, manufacturing systems, and nanotechnology, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. We look forward to seeing you at IMECE 2021.

This track will bring together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings on all aspects of Dynamics, Vibration and Control. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Dynamics, Vibration, and Control. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Dynamics, Vibration, and Control will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Applied Mechanics Division, Design Engineering Division

Topics:

7-1: Plenary Presentations
7-2: General
7-3: Nonlinear Dynamics, Control, and Stochastic Mechanics 
7-4: Design and Control of Robots, Mechanisms and Structures 
7-5: Fluid-Structure Interaction
7-6: Dynamics and Control in Micro/Nano Engineering 
7-7: Smart Structures and Structronic Systems: Sensing, Energy Generation and Control 
7-8: Novel Control of Dynamic System and Design
7-9: Multibody Dynamic Systems and Applications
7-10: Vibrations of Continuous Systems
7-11: Mobile Robots and Unmanned Ground Vehicles 
7-12: Control Theory and Applications
7-13: Optimization, Uncertainty and Probability 
7-14: Measurement and Analysis Techniques in Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
7-15: Multi-Physics Dynamics-Control & Diagnostics-Prognostics of Structures and Devices
7-16: Renewable Energy, Structural Health Monitoring, and Distributed Structural Systems
7-17: Dynamics and Control of Soft Structures 
7-18: Multi-Field Coupling and Control
7-19: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence  in Dynamics and Vibrations 
7-20: Big Data Science & Machine Learning for Complex Structural & Material Dynamical  Processes
7-21: Marine Electromechanical Systems and Ocean Mechatronics 
7-22: Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE &SHM: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control for Structural Health Monitoring Applications 

Track 8: Energy 

Description: Papers of high technical quality related to the field of Energy are sought for the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) Conference to be held virtually on November 1-4, 2021. In addition to high value technical presentations spanning 20+ tracks and more than 240 topics in Mechanical Engineering, the IMECE program features:

An opening keynote from one of the leading innovators in the field:

  • Daily conference-wide plenary sessions featuring technological pioneers
  • Daily invited industry presentations
  • Access to today’s leading engineers, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators highlighted during the awards programs

All offers relating to the Energy field are accepted for review by experts in the field, and papers are to be submitted into one of the following technical topics listed below.  Selected papers will be invited for potential co-publication in the special edition of the Journal of Energy Resources and Technology; or the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.  Many of the topics are co-sponsored by multiple divisions and tracks.  The Renewable Energy topic will be co-sponsored by the Heat Transfer Division, and the last 2 topics (with CMS at the start of the title) are part of the Combustion Mini-Symposium co-sponsored by the Aerospace, Advanced Energy Systems, and Heat Transfer Divisions of ASME (other topics are listed in other two track areas).

Topics:

8-1: Energy-Related Multidisciplinary 
8-2: Fundamentals and Applications of Thermodynamics 
8-3: 4E Analysis and Optimization of Thermodynamic Systems
8-4: Design and Analysis of Energy Conversion Systems
8-5: Energy Systems Components
8-6: Design and Analysis of Energy Recovery Systems
8-7: Thermal Energy Storage
8-8: Renewable Energy

8-9: Sustainable and Grid-Interactive Buildings
8-10: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
8-11: Fuel Cell Systems Design and Applications
8-12: Outstanding Young Investigators in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
8-13: CMS-General Combustion and Fire
8-14: CMS-Biomass and Waste Gasification and Combustion
8-15: 8-8: Renewable Energy
8-16: Nuclear Energy: Plants, Design, Analysis and Safety

Track 9: Engineering Education 

Description: Authors and panelists are invited to participate in the Engineering Education Track by submitting papers, organizing panels, and leading workshops in all aspects of mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Papers are sought in the following thematic topics: 

Curriculum Innovations, Pedagogy and Learning Methodologies 
Globalization of Engineering and Study Abroad Education 
Engineering Accreditation, Data Collection, Assessment and ABET 
Systems Engineering and Sustainable Engineering Education 
Applied Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Control Engineering  
Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Energy Systems 
Problem Solving in Engineering Education, Research and Practice 
Distance/Online Engineering Education, Models and Enabling Technologies  
Pre-College (K-12) STEM, RET – University, School and Industry Alliance (USIA) 
Teaching Laboratories, Machine Shop Experiences, and Technology-Aided Lecturing 
Societal, Economical, and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering and Safety Issues 
Engineering Research Innovation and Research Experiences for Undergraduates 
Curricular Reforms and Revisions 

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Engineering Education. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Engineering Education will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed. 

Topics:

9-1: Curriculum Innovations, Pedagogy and Learning Methodologies
9-2: Globalization of Engineering and Study Abroad Education
9-3: Engineering Accreditation, Data Collection, Assessment and ABET
9-4: Systems Engineering and Sustainable Engineering Education
9-5: Applied Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Control Engineering 
9-6: Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Energy Systems 
9-7: Problem Solving in Engineering Education, Research and Practice
9-8: Distance/Online Engineering Education, Models and Enabling Technologies
9-9: Pre-College (K-12) STEM, RET - University, School and Industry Alliance (USIA)
9-10: Teaching Laboratories, Machine Shop Experiences, and Technology-Aided Lecturing
9-11: Engineering Research Innovation and Research Experiences for Undergraduates
9-12: Learning Factories and Competencies for Industry 4.0

Track 10: Fluids Engineering 

Description: Track 10 Fluids Engineering is sponsored by the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. The track features sessions organized by the FED Technical Committees: Computational Fluid Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Multiphase Flow Fluid Applications and Systems Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation Micro and Nano Fluid Dynamics. The FED also sponsors the Young Engineer Paper Contest for undergraduate students, recent baccalaureate engineers (i.e., graduation after April 2019), and beginning graduate students (i.e. start of graduate studies after April 2019).

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Fluids Engineering. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Fluids Engineering will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Fluids Engineering

Topics:

10-1: 18th Symposium on Electric, Magnetic and Thermal Phenomena in Micro and Nano-Scale Systems 
10-2: 27th Symposium on Fluid Mechanics and Rheology of Nonlinear Materials and Complex Fluids 
10-3: 27th Symposium on Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics 
10-4: Symposium on CFD Applications for Optimization and Controls
10-5: Panel: CFD/EFD Choice? - A Dilemma for Industries 
10-6: Microfluidics 2021 - Fluid Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems 
10-7: Forum on Flow and Thermal Processes in Internal Multiphase Flows
10-8: 15th Forum on Recent Developments in Multiphase Flow
10-9: 6th Forum on Multiphase Flow with Bio-applications 
10-10: 29th Symposium on Industrial Flows
10-11: Symposium on Wind Turbines Aerodynamics and Control
10-12: 21st International Symposium on Measurement and Modeling of Environmental Flows
10-13: 14th Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation 
10-14: Fluids Engineering Plenaries
10-15: Young Engineers Paper (YEP) Contest

Track 11: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering 

Description: The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of heat transfer, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of the theory and application of heat transfer in equipment and thermodynamic processes in all fields of mechanical engineering and related technologies. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics. 

This track will bring together researchers from all over the world to share ideas and findings on all aspects of Heat Transfer. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Heat Transfer. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Heat Transfer will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Heat Transfer Division

Topics:

11-1: Heat transfer in passive control systems (K6)
11-2: Heat transfer in solar and renewable energy systems (K6/AESD)
11-3: Heat and mass transfer in heating, cooling, and power systems (K6)
11-4: Radiative heat transfer in energy systems (K6)
11-5: Panel on thermal engineering at extreme conditions (K6)
11-6: Panel on advancing energy system performance with additive manufacturing technologies (K6)
11-7: Measurements of thermophysical properties (K7)
11-8: Computations of thermophysical properties (K7)
11-9: Fundamentals of phase-change (boiling/condensation) including micro/nanoscale effects (K8/K9)
11-10: Fundamentals of single-phase convection (K8)
11-11: Fundamentals of phonon and electron scattering and transport (K8)
11-12: Fundamentals of machine learning assisted heat transfer processes (K8/K9)
11-13: Fundamentals of radiative transport including micro/nanoscale effects (K8/K9)
11-14: Fundamentals of freezing/melting (K8)
11-15: Thermal transport across interfaces  (K9)
11-16: Thermal transport in 2D and anisotropic materials (K9)
11-17: Modeling and simulation methods (K9)
11-18: Nanomaterials for thermal energy systems (K9)
11-19: Single-phase enhanced heat transfer equipment (K10)
11-20: Two-phased enhanced heat transfer equipment (K10)
11-21: Multi-scale multi-phase heat transfer equipment (K10)
11-22: Porous media based heat and mass transfer equipment (K10)
11-23: Heat transfer equipment in electronics (K10)
11-24: Air-to-refrigerant heat transfer equipment (K10)
11-25: Additively manufactured heat transfer equipment (K10)
11-26: Combustion power and propulsion systems (K11)
11-27: Emissions reduction technologies (K11)
11-28: Industrial and applied combustion systems (K11)
11-29: Fundamental processes - laminar and turbulent reacting flows (K11)
11-30: Heat pipes (K13)
11-31: Evaporation and condensation fundamentals (K13)
11-32: Applications of boiling and condensation in industrial processes (K13)
11-33: Heat transfer in gas turbines (K14)
11-34: Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing (K15)
11-35: Processing of Frontier Materials (K15)
11-36: Transport Phenomena in Additive Manufacturing (K15)
11-37: Processing of Battery Materials (K15)
11-38: Heat transfer in electronic equipment (K16)
11-39: Heat and mass transfer in medicine and biology (K17)
11-40: Heat transfer under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure (K18)
11-41: Heat and mass transfer in the natural and built environment (K19)
11-42: Experimental and numerical studies of pandemic transmission through aerosols and droplets (K19)
11-43: Nature/bio-inspired heat and mass transfer (K19)
11-44: Applications of computational heat transfer (K20)
11-45: Methods in computational heat transfer (K20)
11-46: Computational methods to develop ultra-low/high thermal conductivity materials (K20)
11-47: Application of machine learning/artificial intelligence in heat transfer (K20)
11-48: Panel on different modes of teaching heat transfer lecture and laboratory classes (K21)
11-49: Panel: women in engineering (K23)

Track 12: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids 

Description: Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids track is organized by the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of applied mechanics, which are organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics provide a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches to study a variety of phenomena occurring in solids, structures and fluids at multiple spatial and temporal scales, as well as to solve the “grand challenge” problems of contemporary interest and importance in engineering mechanics. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are preferred.

Sponsor: Applied Mechanics Division

Topics:

12-1: Symposium on Perspective on Fracture and Failure Mechanics
12-2: Dynamic Failure of Materials & Structures
12-3: Mini-symposium on Peridynamic Modeling of Materials’ Behavior
12-4: Symposium on Fracture and Failure of Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
12-5: Symposium on Modeling of the Fracture, Failure and Fatigue in Solids
12-6: Congress-Wide Symposium on NDE &SHM – Fatigue and fracture evaluation and quantification for failure analysis
12-7: Mechanical Characterization in Extreme Environments
12-8: Instabilities in Solids and Structures
12-9: Mechanics and Design of Cellular Materials
12-10: CONCAM Distinguished Lectures on Computational Mechanics
12-11: Emerging Topology and Shape Optimization Techniques in Computational Design of Materials and Structures
12-12: Mechanics of Soft Materials
12-13: Mechanical Metamaterials
12-14: 3D Printed Soft Materials

12-15: Recent Advances and Applications in Meshfree and Particle Methods
12-16: General Session
12-17: High-Performance Nanocomposite Materials Systems
12-18: Functional Soft Composites - Design, Mechanics, and Manufacturing
12-19: Advances in Experimental Mechanics
12-20: Symposium on Multiphyics Simulations and Experiments for Solids 
12-21: Data-Enabled Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics
12-22: Multiscale Models and Experimental Techniques for Composite Materials and Structures
12-23: Multi-Scale Computations in Fluids, Structures, and Materials 
12-24: Peridynamic Modeling of Materials’ Behavior
12-25: Computational Modeling of Extreme Events
12-26: Data-Driven Modeling and Simulation for Computational Biomedicine 
12-27: Symposium on Modeling and Simulations of Infectious Diseases 
12-28: Computational Methods in Heterogeneous Porous Media
12-29: Modeling and Experiments in Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials

Track 13: Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging

Description: Microelectromechanical Systems - is organized by the Microelectromechanical Systems Division (MEMSD) of the ASME. The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of micro and nano systems, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the field. The Topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical, approaches employed to study various phenomena occurring in micro and nano systems. Contributions in the form of abstracts for oral presentation are sought in the individual Topics.

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: MEMS Division

Topics:

13-1: General Topics of MEMS/NEMS
13-2: Plenary Talks
13-3: Design and Fabrication, Analysis, Processes, and Technology for Micro and Nano Devices and Systems
13-4: Computational Studies on MEMS and Nanostructures
13-5: Applications of Micro and Nano Systems in Medicine and Biology
13-6: Micro and Nano Devices

13-7: Applied Mechanics and Materials in Micro- and Nano-Systems
13-8: Packaging Technology in Heterogeneous Integration Applications
13-9: PowerMEMS
13-10: Advanced Manufacturing of Microsystems, Microstructures, and Miniaturized Actuators
13-11: Microfluidics 2021
13-12: Inertial Navigation: MEMS/NEMS to Bio-Inspired

Track 14: Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis 

Description: The Track contains a collection of Topics in the broad area of safety engineering and risk analysis, which are individually organized by leaders in the field. The topics give a comprehensive coverage of experimental, computational, and analytical approaches to the safety question. Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis - is organized by the Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis Division (SERAD) of the ASME. Authors of selected papers presented at IMECE 2021 will be invited to submit updated and expanded versions of their papers for publication consideration in the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering.

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding, and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Sponsor: Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis Division (SERAD)

Topics:

14-1: General Topics on Risk, Safety, and Reliability
14-2: Reliability and Risk in Energy Systems
14-3: Reliability and Safety in Industrial Automation Systems
14-4: Reliability and Safety in Transportation Systems
14-5: Models and Methods for Probabilistic Risk Analysis
14-6: Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Protective Systems

14-7: Machine Learning for Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance
14-8: Reliability and Safety of Deep Learning-based Components
14-9: Big Data and IoT Applications in Reliability, Maintenance, and Security
14-10: Crashworthiness, Occupant Protection, and Biomechanics
14-11: Congress-Wide Symposium on Prognostic and Health Management: NDE and prognostics of structures and systems
14-12: Users, Technology, and Human Reliability in Safety Engineering
14-13: Student Safety Innovation Challenge
14-14: Plenary Session

Track 15: ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Exposition 

Description: The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) is seeking student entrants for the 2020 Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition. The poster forum provides undergraduate mechanical engineering students with a professional and technical forum for presenting their research, design project, and other engineering solutions and endeavors. IMECE provides the unique environment for students to interact with fellow researchers from single-focus, multidisciplinary, and/or international backgrounds. Entrants will submit an abstract following the requirements listed below. ASME is sponsoring monetary awards for first, second and third place. Competition Abstract Requirements Abstracts should be at least 400 words and should include the following elements: An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research. The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering. The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.). Preliminary results and conclusions. A minimum of one student author per poster must register after the abstract is accepted. The student registrant will be provided access to the conference. Information for the poster format will be posted in July. Please note that this is a POSTER PRESENTATION competition, only. A paper is not required nor will it be accepted or will it be an option.


Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Expo (Posters Only). Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Expo (Posters Only) will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Topics:

Topic 15-1: General

 


Track 16: National Science Foundation 

Description: In this forum, National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide various avenues for the IMECE community to interact with program directors from relevant Divisions such as the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division. 

Track Objectives: To provide a venue for NSF directors and principle investigators at US-based educational institutions to meet and develop research efforts. 

There is an NSF Student Poster Competition for NSF funded Research and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) categories. To find out more information visit the NSF page https://event.asme.org/IMECE/Program/NSF 

Plenary: Overview and Outreach Panel 
The plenary is intended to highlight one or more NSF Program Director(s) discussing NSF-wide organizational and technical themes. 

NSF Proposal Development Workshop 
This topic is intended to provide a venue for NSF program directors to give workshops on areas of significant interest.  Potential workshops could include the fundamentals of successful grant proposal writing for the National Science Foundation (NSF), opportunities for young faculty, how to successfully run a “Research Experience for Undergraduates” program, or others.  Participants will learn about key topics, critical aspects of the merit review process, funding profiles, and NSF programs, solicitations, and other opportunities. The workshops are geared towards investigators at U.S. institutions seeking to understand the NSF processes, but the information provided will be valuable to principal investigators in any stage of their career seeking to learn more. 

NSF Program Overviews 
This topic provides a venue for overviews of NSF Divisions.  They will be provided with emphasis on programs and funding opportunities. Relevant core programs from the Cluster will be highlighted. The floor will then be opened to participants to ask questions.   

One-on-One with NSF Program Directors 
Principal Investigators (PIs) will have an opportunity to discuss one-on-one their research proposals and concerns with program directors of their choice. Meetings will be 20 minutes, so the PIs must come prepared with their talking points.  The IMECE website will be updated as program directors are confirmed.  Interested PIs will be able to register for meeting slots online. 


Track 17: Research Posters

Description: This Track includes research posters across the full range of IMECE topic areas. Posters can be either based on an associated submitted paper to IMECE or a purely descriptive abstract. All perspective posters are submitted into the topic area of most relevance. Poster with papers will be reviewed and the paper referred by the appropriate track and topic chair. Poster with abstracts will be reviewed by the Track 17 chairs. The Track 17 topics correspond to the other ASME IMECE technical tracks. With questions, please contact Track organizers Prof. Albert Ratner, albert-ratner@uiowa.edu, or Prof. Omid Askari, askari@me.msstate.edu. 

Topics:

17-1: Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics
17-2: Advanced Manufacturing 
17-3: Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications 
17-4: Advances in Aerospace Technology 
17-5: Biomedical and Biotechnology  
17-6: Design, Systems and Complexity 
17-7: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control
17-8: Energy
17-9: Engineering Education
17-10: Fluids Engineering
17-11: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering 
17-12: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids
17-13: Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging
17-14: Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis 

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