IIT Hyderabad to organize International conference on Composite materials and Structures


Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is organizing an International Conference on Composite Materials, which have wide applications in Medicine, Space, Aircrafts, Automotive Structures.

The Theme for International conference on Composite Materials and Structures (ICCMS 2017) is “Recent Advances in Composite Materials and Structures,” which will explore the role of innovation in developing Composite Materials. The Conference is scheduled to be held from 27th – 29th December 2017.

Over 570 Scientists from Research and Development institutions such as Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) besides from Academic Institutes across the country will be taking part. Research Scholars, students and Industry representatives are also expected to participate.

According to Prof. Amirtham Rajagopal, Organizing Secretary for ICCMS 2017, “The past decade has seen remarkable advances in the use of composite materials in various applications. Within engineering domain, composites have revolutionized traditional design concepts and made possible an unparalleled range of new and exciting possibilities as viable materials.”

Prof. U. B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad is the Patron of the conference, under whose guidance the conference is being organised. Prof. J. N. Reddy, a Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Professor and Holder of Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, U.S., is the Chairman of the conference. He is renowned all over the world in the field of Composites and Mechanics of Composites.

Composite Materials is an Interdisciplinary area where chemists, material scientists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers and structural engineers contribute to the overall product.

The Conference will serve as a platform to bring together Academicians, Industry Researchers and Research Students to share views and interact with the eminent people working in the Composite field. It would be a forum to bring together the users, manufacturers, designers and researchers involved in understanding structures or structural components manufactured using composite materials.

As many as 650 Papers dealing with Mechanics, Analysis and Design, Research and Development studies, Experimental Investigations, Theoretical Analysis and Fabrication Techniques relevant to the application of composites in various assemblies, ranging from individual components to complete structure would be presented during the three-day Conference.

The various subjects that would be discussed include Materials, Mechanics, Experimental analysis, Computational Modelling, Manufacturing, Applications in Aerospace, Defence, Mechanical, Automobile, Medicine, and Civil Industry.

The conference is organized by IIT Hyderabad. Agencies such as Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO, ISRO, INSA and Industrial Partners like Ansys, Abaqus, Simulia, Cadmarc, Kirby, Bhamys Construction and Physical Acoustics are also supporting this Conference.

Further information about the Conference can be obtained from: http://www.iccms2017hyd.com/ The venue for ICCMS 2017 conference is Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad.