Following the success of the four previous World Congresses in Computational Mechanics (WCCM) (1986 in Austin, 1990 in Stuttgart, 1994 in Chiba, and 1998 in Buenos Aires) Vienna was selected by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) among the applicants to be the venue for WCCM V. During the last decade the broad field of Computational Mechanics, i.e. numerical methods in solid, structural, material and fluid mechanics as well as in multi body dynamics and control, has experienced a remarkable evolution. The congress will focus on these new results and on new aspects: Novel developments in mechanics, mathematics, and computer science have led to improvements in computational methods (improved efficiency, accuracy, and reliability) and have opened new avenues for promising applications.
Since the very beginning of numerical methods in mechanics European scientists have contributed substantially to the development, involvement, and success of Computational Mechanics. World leading representatives of the Finite Element Method have been European scientists. The WCCM V will demonstrate the invaluable share of Europe on this field and will encourage to continue with this trend. This will have significant impact on academic and industrial developments.
Discretisation Methods (such as novel developments in finite element, boundary element, and mesh-less methods) and other computer oriented methods (e.g. neural networks), their coupling and application to highly advanced industrial and social problems will be considered. New areas of application will be emphasised, among them environmental technology and bioengineering.
The WCCM V, as a High-Level Scientific Conference, will cover such recent developments as well as new trends and demands by a series of thematic sessions and specific workshops. Plenary lectures, keynote and other invited lectures to be delivered by world leading scientists from academia, non-academic research institutions, and from the industry, combined with a large number of contributed papers (mainly from young researchers) and posters as well as discussions (formal and informal ones) will be the vehicles for the distribution of newest results and training of young researchers in modem Computational Mechanics.