Introduction

The annual conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh Reduction Methods (BEM/MRM) started in 1978 and is now in its 40th version.  It is well established as the recognised international forum for the latest advances in those techniques and their application in science and engineering.

The continued success of the meeting is a result of the strength of the research on boundary elements and mesh reduction techniques being carried out all over the world. The conference has continually evolved in line with the latest developments in the field since the successful development of boundary integral techniques into BEM was reported in the first meeting held in Southampton in 1978.

The objective of the research papers presented at the meetings is the further development of techniques that reduce or eliminate the type of meshes required by first generation computational methods, such as finite differences or finite elements. This has steadily been achieved through the development of BEM as a computational tool and continues through more recent research into advanced techniques, leading to further mesh reduction aiming to produce truly meshless methods.

The meeting also encourages the presentation of papers on the use of BEM and, in particular, the description of new applications. Problems related to interface with other techniques, processes such as finite elements, the solution of large systems of equations and the direct coupling of BEM to design and manufacturing are also welcome.

All the meetings since 1978 have produced a series of edited volumes in which the major developments in the field have been presented. This valuable collection has been in digital form since 1993 with the papers available Open Access in the Wessex Institute’s eLibrary website (http://www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they can be easily accessed and downloaded.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at BEM/MRM 40. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

 

  • Advanced formulations
  • Advanced meshless and mesh reduction methods
  • Structural mechanics applications
  • Solid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Electrical engineering and electromagnetics
  • Computational methods
  • Fluid flow modelling
  • Damage mechanics and fracture
  • Dynamics and vibrations
  • Engineering applications
  • Interfacing with other methods
  • Coupling with design and manufacturing
  • Solution of large systems of equations

Benefits of Attending

Publication of Papers Papers presented at BEM/MRM 40 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (ISSN: 2046-0546 Digital ISSN: 2046-0554). Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

Reviews Abstracts and papers are reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

Open Access WIT Press is an advocate of Open Access which offers maximum dissemination of your work.  WIT Transactions and Journal papers can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary). 

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Google Scholar*, Scopus and ProQuest. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Conference Proceedings Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. The USB will, in addition, contain papers from previous conferences in this series. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com) where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Networking Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, becoming part of a unique community.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at their conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much reduced conference fee.

 



*Google Scholar Indexation  
WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community.

This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) totally free and without having to pre-register.

This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers.

Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers free of charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.

In Google Scholar you will be able to see the number of citations of your articles as well as the ‘h-index’ ranking for both author and publications. The h-index is the largest number h such that at least h articles (by the author or in a publication) were cited at least h times each.

The impact of your work is given by the ‘i10 index’ which refers to the number of publications within the last 10 years that have at least 10 citations.

You can also easily create within the system an Author’s Profile which helps to highlight your achievements.

Google Scholar is becoming the most popular system in the world and its metrics are independent and unbiased. Unlike other ranking systems, it is free.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Submit an Abstract' button found at the top and bottom of this page. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

Once your abstract has been reviewed, you will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract and be given a submission date as well as instructions on how to prepare your paper.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.

We encourage early submission of abstracts and papers to facilitate registration and travel arrangements.

The language of the conference will be English.

Registration

To register online for this conference please complete the registration form by clicking on the 'Register' button at the top or bottom of this page. If you would prefer to print out a copy of the Registration Form, please download the PDF Registration Form below and return to the Conference Secretariat.

Conference Fees

Includes conference proceedings, other documentation and refreshments.

Registration Fee, €890

Conference Chairmen, WIT Fellows and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, €780

Students, €500

Publication of Papers

Papers presented at BEM/MRM 40 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (ISSN: 2046-0546 Digital ISSN: 2046-0554). Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com) where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.

WIT Transactions have since 1993 been publishing exceptional conference papers which are referenced by CrossRef and have been indexed in international databases. All conference books are catalogued and archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access

WIT strongly believes that removing the barrier to research published online will greatly aid progress in all scientific and technical disciplines, as well as all other spheres of knowledge. Most WIT conference and all journal papers are freely available online.

New Forest, UK

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BEM/MRM 40 will be held in the New Forest National Park, which borders the south coast of England and is home to the Wessex Institute. The New Forest is situated in central southern England, 100km from London. Spreading over nearly 400 square kilometres, this National Park is home to picturesque villages, unspoiled scenery, abundant wildlife and many attractions for visitors.

The New Forest was established as a royal hunting ground by the Norman King William I, and 900 years later, the New Forest is still owned by the Crown. Local commoners have the right to graze their ponies, cattle and pigs on forest land where they wander freely. The Forest is unarguably recognised as one of the most unique wilderness areas in Western Europe, where many landscapes have remained virtually unchanged for many centuries.

The New Forest

 

Travel Information

By Air


The following four airports are closest to the New Forest:


From Southampton Airport to the conference venue

Southampton International Airport is served by flights from a wide range of European cities with Flybe.
For information on all destinations, please visit the following website link:
http://www.southamptonairport.com/

Rail: Southampton Airport Parkway station is less than 50 metres from the airport terminal. Frequent services connect the airport to Brockenhurst station. The journey takes around 25 minutes and cost around £9.00. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.

Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport and the 40 minute journey will cost approximately £30/40.00

Road: Several car hire companies operate at the airport and the 30km journey to the Hotel will take approximately 40 minutes. The airport is located 1km from Junction 4 of the M27 motorway. Directions from the M27 can be found in “Road Travel” below.


From Bournemouth Airport to the conference venue

Bournemouth International Airport is served by flights from a range of European cities with Ryanair.
For information on all the destinations please visit the following link:
http://www.bournemouthairport.com/

Rail: Shuttle buses travel hourly from the airport terminal to Bournemouth Rail Station, between 6.40am and 8.30pm, seven days a week, costing £5. https://www.bybus.co.uk/routes/timetable/A1?day=thu&direction=out

From Bournemouth station, trains run direct to Brockenhurst Station. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs £7.00
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport and the 40 minute journey will cost approximately £40/60.00

Road: Several hire car companies operate at the airport, and the 35km drive will take approximately 40 minutes. There are various routes you can follow from the airport to the hotel. We recommend you travel via the A31 and A337.


From London Heathrow Airport to the conference venue

Heathrow is the UK's largest international airport with regular arrivals from major cities worldwide.
For information on all airlines flying to Heathrow visit the following website link:
http://www.heathrowairport.com/

Rail: The Heathrow Express train connects the airport terminals to London Paddington rail station. Tickets cost £21.50 and the journey takes around 15 minutes. Train frequency is every 15 minutes.
https://www.heathrowexpress.com/

From Paddington, take the Bakerloo Underground line towards Elephant and Castle and arrive at Waterloo Train Station.

Direct Trains from London Waterloo depart for Brockenhurst Station every 30 minutes between 06:45am and 10:45pm. Tickets cost around £40.00 depending on the time of day that you travel, and the journey takes around 90 minutes.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Coach: National Express coaches travel throughout the day to Southampton. A single ticket will cost approximately £22.00. The journey takes just over 2 hours.
www.nationalexpress.com

Once you arrive at Southampton Coach Station, you can walk to the Central Train Station where you will be able to take a train directly to Brockenhurst. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around £7.00
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Road: Most major car hire companies operate at Heathrow. Join the M25 at Junction 14, and then take the M3 and M27 motorways to Southampton. Directions from here can be found in Road travel below. If you prefer to travel by taxi, you should expect to pay a considerable amount


From London Gatwick Airport to the conference venue

Gatwick is convenient for flights from across Europe and North America, including many with low-cost airlines.
For information on all airlines flying to Heathrow visit the following website link:
http://www.gatwickairport.com/

Rail: The airport rail station is part of the airport’s South Terminal building, and can be reached by a free transit link from North Terminal. Direct trains run hourly during the day to Southampton Central station. The journey takes just under 2 hours and costs around £35.00 depending on the time of day that you travel.

When you arrive at Southampton Central Train Station you will be able to take a train directly to Brockenhurst. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around £7.00
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Coach: National Express coaches travel throughout the day to Southampton. A single ticket will cost approximately £35.00, and will take just over 2 hours.
www.nationalexpress.com

Once you arrive at Southampton Coach Station, you can walk to the Central Train Station where you will be able to take a train directly to Brockenhurst. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around £7.00
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Brockenhurst station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel, turning left out of the station and continuing down Lymington Road (A337). The hotel will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take a short taxi from Brockenhurst station to the conference venue which will cost around £4.00

Road: Most major hire companies operate at Gatwick. Join the M23 on leaving the airport, and then take the M25, M3 and M27 motorways to Southampton. Directions can be found in Road travel below. If you prefer to travel by taxi, you should expect to pay a considerable amount.


By Rail


The nearest train station to the conference venue is Brockenhurst train station, approximately 1.2km away from the conference venue. Brockenhurst provides rail connections to London, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Alternatively, Southampton Central Train Station is 20km away and provides rail connections to London, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff, and Brighton. From Southampton Central you will be able to take a train directly to Brockenhurst. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around £7.00
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk


By Road


Exit the M27 motorway at Junction 1 and take the exit towards A337/Lyndhurst. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lyndhurst Rd/A337, Continue on A337 always following the signs to Brockenhurst. After about 7 miles, you will see the hotel on your left. Turn left onto Balmer Lawn Rd/B3055. The car park of the hotel will be visible on your left once you have entered into the Balmer Lawn Rd.

Conference Venue and Accommodation

balmer lawnSituated at the heart of the New Forest National Park, the Balmer Lawn Hotel has uniquely designed and decorated rooms. This 4 star hotel has its own restaurant, 3 acres of grounds, squash courts, tennis court, pools, sauna, spa and fitness suite as well as direct access to the New Forest. Only a short walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants of Brockenhurst village and Brockenhurst train station, the hotel is easily accessible.

Balmer Lawn Hotel
Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst
Hampshire, SO42 7ZB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 623116
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 625705
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visa Information

Citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area and Commonwealth, don’t require a visa to enter the UK. There are other countries which also do not require a visa for a short visit, please follow the link below if you are a citizen of a country not mentioned above https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Should you not require a visa to enter the UK, you will still require a valid Passport (or EU National identity card). Please check with the corresponding embassy for specific requirements citizens of your country may need in addition to the passport. If citizens of your country require a visa to enter the UK, you will have to contact the correspondent Embassy in your country and start the application process at least 5 months before your trip.

https://www.gov.uk/find-a-visa-application-centre

Find out the required documentation for your VISA application at:2014_08_Visitor_Documents.pdf

Important information: Please notice that although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, it is your responsibility to check that the visa and travel requirements with the corresponding Embassy in your country. 

Invitation Letters
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation to the conference secretariat Registration fees must be paid in order to be issued an invitation letter. Please make sure you read the cancellation policy stated in the registration form before sending your payment.

All letters of invitation will be sent to you by email and regular mail unless otherwise specified. Please provide the following information in your request:

  •  Title (Dr., Professor, Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms, etc.)
  •  Your full name (Please specify family name and given name)
  •  Organization
  •  Full mailing address
  •  Additional information such as if you are presenting a paper at the Conference
  •  We cannot provide visa letters for spouses or guests, however we can include their name on your letter

Additional Information

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