Victorio Sonzogni | 3 Feb 13:37 2009

Particles 2009 International Conference

Particles 2009

International Conference on 

Particle-Based Methods

Fundamentals and Applications

25-27 November 2009, Barcelona, Spain

PARTICLES 2009 will address both  the fundamental basis and the
applicability of state of the art particle-based computational methods that
can be effectively used for solving a variety of problems in engineering and
applied sciences.

Significant advances have been made in  the discrete element method (DEM),
the smooth particle hydrodynamic method (SPH), the particle finite element
method (PFEM), the material point method, and atomistic and quantum
mechanics-based methods, among others. The coupling of these methods with
standard numerical procedures, such as the finite element method  and also
with meshless techniques offers new possibilities to solve complex problems
in engineering and sciences with an accurate representation of the physical
phenomena at nano, micro and macro scales. The applications of the
particle-based methods addressed in the conference will cover geomechanical
and mining problems, industrial forming processes, fluid-structure
interaction problems accounting for free surface flow effects in civil and
marine engineering (water streams acting on constructions, wave loads in
harbours and marine structures, ship hydrodynamics, etc.), multi-fracturing
processes in impact situations, nano-micro-macroscopic effects in material
science and bio-medical engineering, molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics
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sonzogni | 6 Feb 21:05 2009

Fwd: [Abmec-l] Manifesto contra o corte de verbas para ciência e tecnologia

Reenvio este mensaje de la lista de ABMEC, para vuestro conocimiento.

----- Forwarded message from ppimenta@... -----
     Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:10:52 -0200
     From: Paulo de Mattos Pimenta <ppimenta@...>
Reply-To: ppimenta@...
  Subject: [Abmec-l] Manifesto contra o corte de verbas para ciência e  
       To: abmec-l@...


Estamos assinando um manifesto contra o corte de verbas para ciência e

Não podemos deixar isso acontecer.

Leiam o manifesto e se tiverem de acordo assinem e repassem para as suas

Um grande abraço


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Paulo de Mattos Pimenta

Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
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Victorio Sonzogni | 10 Feb 16:03 2009


Dear Colleague,

Following the success of the previous editions of the European Conference on 
Computational Fluid Dynamics held in Stuttgart (1994), Athens (1998), Swansea 
(2001) and Egmond aan Zee (2006), it is our pleasure to cordially invite you 
to participate in the 

Fifth European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD 2010,
to be held in Lisbon, Portugal on June 14-17, 2010.

The meeting is organized under the auspices of the European Community of 
Computational Methods in Applied Sciences - ECCOMAS ( and is 
among the largest and most comprehensive European conferences devoted to the 
field of Computational Fluid Dynamics. It offers a unique opportunity for 
researchers and students to meet, present their latest research, exchange 
ideas and interact with many of the experts in the field.

CFD 2010 will take place at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering - 
LNEC, near the city center of Lisbon where many hotels are located.
Directions for submitting papers will be posted soon at the conference 
webpage, .

Important Dates

Deadline for minisymposia proposals
November 30, 2009
Deadline for one page abstract  of contributed presentations
November 30, 2009
Notification of acceptance
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Victorio Sonzogni | 16 Feb 15:58 2009

Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School

   Fecha: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:39:27 -0500
      De: guillermo marshall
 Asunto: Fwd: request from Harry Swinney
    Para: sonzogni@...

Por favor, podrias enviar este mensaje a toda la
comunidad computacional,  es muy importante, y podria haber gente interesada.
Harry Swinney es uno de los grandes fisicos de
fluidos y candidato a premio nobel.
Un abrazo,


Dear Guillermo,

  I am writing now to ask if you would please distribute the attached poster 
to any who
might be interested in the

Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School

At UFABC (near Sao Paulo), Brazil, 26 July – 7 August 2009.

Web site:

This school is designed to introduce graduate students and young faculty to 
scientific research on problems at the frontiers of science. Experiments on 
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Victorio Sonzogni | 17 Feb 11:56 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available

Job Title:
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Application Deadline:
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2009 but applicants will be
considered until the position is filled.

Position Start Date:
Flexible (Flexible around Fall 2009)

Academic Field:
Computational Mechanics: Modeling and Simulation of Glacier and Earth
crust Mechanics and Granular Flows

Two years

Job Requirements and Description:

The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in geophysics,
civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, or a
related discipline, with a proven capacity for world-class research
that is reflected in a publication record. In particular, good
technical writing skills are fundamental.

Experience in some of the following areas is desirable: large
deformation solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics,
geomechanics, elasto-plasticity, continuum mechanics (Lagrangian,
Eulerian and arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) descriptions of
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Victorio Sonzogni | 17 Feb 12:01 2009

Fwd: [Abmec-l] Solvers

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Asunto: [Abmec-l] Solvers
Fecha: Lun 16 Feb 2009
De: rssr@...
Para: abmec-l@...,
cpg-l@..., cmc-l@...


Os links abaixo podem ser uteis

Sairam na 
NA Digest  Sunday, February 15, 2009  Volume 08 : Issue 07

Renato Silva


Yvan Notay <ynotay@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 07:53:53
Subject: Software for solving eigenvalue problems

are pleased to announce release 2.0 of JADAMILU software package.

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Victorio Sonzogni | 17 Feb 14:11 2009


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Asunto: ECCOMAS TC 2009
Fecha: Lun 16 Feb 2009
De: eccomas@...
Para: sonzogni@...

Dear Colleague,

You will find below updated information about some upcoming
International Conferences organized in the frame of the ECCOMAS Thematic
Conferences 2009 series.
The complete list is posted on:

EUROGEN 2009 - Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design,
Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal
June 15 - 17, 2009, Cracow, Poland 

10th. International Conference on Computational Plasticity -
Fundamentals and Applications - COMPLAS 2009
2 - 4 September, 2009, Barcelona, Spain
NEW! Deadline for presenting a one page abstract: February 20, 2009

Extended Finite Element Methods - Recent developments and applications
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Victorio Sonzogni | 17 Feb 14:17 2009

ESMC2009 Mini-Symposium Invitation (2nd call - new deadline for abstract submission)

From: Robertt Valente [mailto:robertt@...] 
Sent: Friday, 13 February, 2009 13:39
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: ESMC2009 Mini-Symposium Invitation (2nd call - new deadline for
abstract submission)

[Please accept our apologies for any cross-posting of this message.]

Optimization Methodologies and Finite Element Numerical Simulation 
Applied to Metal Forming Industrial Problems

a Mini-Symposium (MS–20) organized by

R. A. F. Valente, A. Andrade-Campos and J.-Ph. Ponthot

Dear Colleague,

The 7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2009) will be held between
7 and 11 of September, 2009, at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon,
Portugal (

Within the Conference, we are proud in organizing a Mini-Symposium on
Optimization Methodologies and Finite Element Numerical Simulation Applied
to Metal Forming Industrial Problems.

The main goal of the present interdisciplinary mini-symposium is to provide
an opportunity for discussion and dissemination of results in the field of
numerical simulation of metal forming processes, including optimization
approaches for shape and process reverse engineering analysis.

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Victorio Sonzogni | 20 Feb 11:39 2009

Multiscale Science Based-Modeling and Simulation and Experimental Validation on Enabling Materials

From: Summer Institute
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February, 2009 11:45
To: leofranca@...
Subject: Multiscale Science Based-Modeling and Simulation and Experimental
Validation on Enabling Materials

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials, and
Micro/Nanomanufacturing, I am writing to remind you that the deadline for
application for fellowships 

is March 1, 2009, for the short course entitled "Multiscale Science
Based-Modeling and Simulation and Experimental
Validation on Enabling Materials", to be offered from May 27 to May 30, 2009
in Evanston, Illinois.  The short course will first cover science-based
modeling and simulation methods for general classes of enabling materials.
This will be followed by examining more focused applications such as
multifunctional materials for sensing, device fabrication, manipulation,
medicine, and biology.  We have assembled an international team of six
instructors, who are leaders in the field.

Thanks to the support of NSF, we have a limited number of NSF fellowships
available to faculty members, high-school science teachers, post-docs and
PhD candidates from the US.  The fellowship consists of full registration
fee plus an accommodation allowance.  Please check the enclosed announcement
for further details.

We look forward to seeing you in this short course.
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Victorio Sonzogni | 23 Feb 14:06 2009

Postdoctoral openings in combustion and aerosols research

Dear all,
I've meant to send out my post-doc announcements for a while. Here they
Could you circulate the email below and announcements (attached) to
colleagues, friends, and coworkers?

All the best,

Re: Postdoctoral openings in combustion and aerosols research

Dear Colleague:

I have attached the announcements regarding two postdoc openings in my
research group at KAUST. I would appreciate it if you could circulate them
on your department's mailing list or forward them directly to possibly
interested individuals.

The openings pertain research focusing on:

(1) Turbulent combustion modeling within the framework of Large Eddy
Simulation (LES)

(2) Modeling of aerosol processes in turbulent reactive flows with emphasis
on the synthesis of nano materials

More details on the job description, required qualifications, salary and
benefits are contained in the announcements.

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