15th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements
31 May - 2nd June 2011
The 15th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements took place in the New Forest, UK, chaired by Professor Giovanni Carlomagno from the University of Naples Federico II and Professor Carlos Brebbia of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), UK. The meeting was organised by WIT, whose headquarters are in the New Forest.
Opening Address by Professor Carlos Brebbia
The meeting was opened by Professor Brebbia who explained the aims of WIT in terms of acting as a focus for transfer of knowledge through as series of different activities. The Institute carries out research in a variety of topics covering state-of-the-art computational methods, particularly boundary elements, the technique developed by Professor Brebbia and his research group over a long period. This research is carried out at Master and PhD level as well as through international research projects such as those supported by the EU. In all cases, the research is focused towards practical applications and includes comparison of computer results with experiments and prototype measurements.
Keynote Address by Giovanni Carlomagno
There were other important invited presentations at the meeting;
The papers in the book were grouped under the following section headings;
Social Occassions and Excursions
The delegates had many occasions to meet and discuss topics of common interest outside the normal conference sessions. In addition to coffee breaks and lunches, they were offered a barbeque at the end of the first day at the campus of the Wessex Institute.
The participants took part in a lunchtime excursion to a historical place in the New Forest, Bucklers Hard, a small port on the Beaulieu River where a shipyard existed at the time when sailing vessels were built using oak from the Forest. The place now contains a nicely laid out and informative museum and a few old houses still remaining from when the shipyard was in operation. Many historical naval vessels were built at Bucklers Hard, including some that took part in the battle of Trafalgar. The site is now a major tourist attraction, including a nice hotel and an equally well-reputed pub. The delegates found the visit most interesting and enjoyed the opportunity to socialise.
The conference dinner took place in another landmark of the New Forest, the Rhinefield House Hotel, an impressive building that was built in the 1890’s on the site of one of the ancient Lodge’s of the Forest. The building, once a private property of a wealthy mining family from the north of England, resembles a Scottish castle and has some unique rooms. The most impressive of these is the Great Hall, whose roof is a reproduction of the beam and hammer type found in the Palace of Westminster. The dinner took place in the so called King’s room, where excellent food and good wines were served. Before dinner, Professor Brebbia conducted a short tour of Rhinefield gardens, one of the most beautiful sights of the property. There they could see the open air amphitheatre, the maze and the two fountains and ponds, as well as being able to have a better view of the architecture of the large building.
Publication of Papers
The proceedings of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements XV, 736pp (Print ISBN: 978-1-84564-540-3; Online ISSN: 1743-355X) are available in paper and digital format from WIT Press priced at £316/US$632/€442. Orders can be placed on the WIT Press web site at www.witpress.com or by email:
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