Introduction

The annual conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh Reduction Methods (BEM/MRM) which started in 1978, now in its 46th version, is to take place at Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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

Since starting in 1978 the Conference has attracted high quality papers that report further advances in techniques that reduce or eliminate the type of meshes associated with finite elements or finite differences, for instance.

Theoretical advances and new foundations have been reported at the Conference for more than 40 years, helping to expand the range of applications as well as the type of materials in response to industrial and professional requirements. This ability to evolve is reflected in the history of the Conference which has ensured the success of the meetings as well as the establishment of a community of stakeholders.

As design, analysis and manufacture become more integrated the chances are that the users will be less aware of the capabilities of the analytical techniques that are at the core of the process. This reinforces the need to retain expertise in certain specialised areas of numerical methods, such as BEM/MRM, to ensure that all new tools perform satisfactorily in the integrated process.

The maturity of BEM since 1978 has resulted in a substantial number of industrial applications which demonstrate the accuracy, robustness and easy use of the technique. Their range still needs to be widened, taking into account the potentialities of the Mesh Reduction techniques in general.

This well-established conference acts as a forum to discuss new ideas and critically compare results before the solution and tools are released to end users.

The meeting welcomes all stakeholders interested in the methods and particularly the participation of young researchers. Their new contributions have been the principal reason why the conference has continued to evolve.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at BEM/MRM 46. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Advanced formulations
  • Hybrid foundations
  • 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
  • Fast multipole BEM
  • H-matrices and wavelets
  • Multiscale problems
  • Applications in Biomedical engineering
  • Particle-particle interaction methods
  • Design optimisation and inverse problems
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Wave propagation phenomena
  • Nanocomposites and nanofluids
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Case Studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at BEM/MRM 46 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

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

Networking

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

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates may be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at BEM/MRM 46 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Location

The conference will take place at the Embry Riddle University on their Daytona Beach Campus.

Daytona Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean and was originally inhabited by the Timucua Indians. Famous for its beach, which stretches across 23 miles of hard-packed sand, was the testing site for many automobiles during the early 20th century. Today, motorised vehicles are still permitted on the beach although only in restricted areas.

The most well known attraction is the Daytona International Speedway, famous for the Daytona 500, which takes place yearly in February. Tours are available of the speedway throughout the year.

Daytona Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with around nine hours of sunshine a day, the daytime temperatures are hot and the evenings mild.

The city lies 51 miles from Orlando which is considered as one of Florida’s are arguably America’s top places to visit.

Centred between Florida’s two coastlines, Orlando is a modern and vibrant city situated in area known best for its many popular visitor attractions, but also for its beautiful lakes and citrus groves.  The surrounding county has increasingly become a centre for digital technologies and aerospace industries, which along with tourism have contributed to the development of Orlando into a city with a thriving downtown area, full of shops, bars and restaurants, but also multinational companies and a substantial university.  For thrill-seekers, the city offers some of the world’s most well-known theme parks, but also a surprising array of botanic gardens, art collections and performing arts venues.

Although known as the theme park capital of the world, which include Disneyworld and Universal Studios, Orlando also offers many cultural attractions. Orlando Museum of Art features many touring exhibitions alongside works by some of America’s most prominent 19th and 20th century artists, and Cornell Fine Arts Museum houses a wide range of exhibits spanning many centuries and countries.  Both are only a short distance from downtown Orlando. Close to the Fine Arts Museum is the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which predominantly displays American paintings and Tiffany glasswork in an extensive gallery.  Critically-acclaimed, the Orange County Regional History Museum and Orlando Science Centre both offer visitors interactive, well-presented and informative exhibitions on many subjects, and often host special events.

There are many performing arts venues in Orlando, and each May the city hosts a fringe theatre festival with a diverse range of shows.  The city is also home to several major sports teams, and has extensive sports facilities and many high-quality golf courses.

At Cape Canaveral, approximately one hour’s drive from Orlando and visitors can find some of Florida’s most unspoilt beaches as well as the Kennedy Space Centre.

Travel Information

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mori Hosseini Student Union’s Event Center (building 610)
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, Florida
32114
USA

Daytona Beach Campus is easily accessible from Daytona Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and by Interstate 4 and Interstate 95. The University is located on Clyde Morris Boulevard, just south of International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. Highway 92) and north of Beville Road (State Road 400).

Arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO):

Orlando International Airport has direct connections with many worldwide destinations including:

- Delta: Amsterdam, Sao Paulo
- Eurowings: Cologne
- Emirates: Dubai
- Aer Lingus: Dublin
- Lufthansa: Frankfurt
- WestJet: London, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto
- Virgin Atlantic: London, Manchester
- Norwegian: London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm
- British Airways: London
- Spirit: From most major South American Cities

Shuttle Service: There is a shuttle service available from Orlando International Airport to Embry Riddle University. The service runs every 1.5 hours, the first shuttle is at 05:30 and the last shuttle is at 00:30. The cost is $45 per journey. For further information please visit https://groometransportation.com/daytona/

By Car from Orlando International Airport: There are several car rental companies located onsite at the airport including Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Thrifty and Budget. When leaving the airport take the Beach Line Expressway (State Road 528) west to I-4 East. Turn onto I-4 going east and travel approximately 50 miles, continuing straight over I-95 as I-4 becomes State Road 400 (Beville Road). Follow Beville Road to Clyde Morris Boulevard (the second traffic light). Turn left and continue to the fourth light. This will be the main entrance to Embry-Riddle. Turn left onto campus. The drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on traffic.

Arriving at Daytona Beach International Airport:

Daytona Beach International Airport only has direct flights within the USA, to and from Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte and New York. If you wish to travel to this airport you will need to connect in one of the above four airports.

By Car from Daytona Beach International Airport: There are several car rental companies located at the airport including Avis, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Budget. When leaving the airport turn right onto Midway Avenue. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Richard Petty Boulevard and proceed to the intersection of Clyde Morris Boulevard. Turn right and continue to the first light. This will be the main entrance to Embry-Riddle. Turn right onto campus. The drive takes less than 10 minutes.

By Taxi: Cabs are readily available at the east end of the terminal located just outside the baggage claim area.

Traveling by Car:

From the North: Take I-95 to U.S. 92 East (International Speedway Boulevard). Go east on International Speedway Boulevard to Clyde Morris Boulevard. Turn right. The main entrance to Embry-Riddle is the third light. Turn right onto campus.

From the South & Southwest: Take I-95 to State Road 400 (Beville Road). Follow Beville Road to the second traffic light at Clyde Morris Boulevard. Turn left on Clyde Morris. Embry-Riddle is at the fourth light. Turn left onto campus.

Visitor Parking at Embry Riddle University

Visitor parking is available at the Henderson Welcome Center. (Building 602 on the Campus Map.) 

Visitors can obtain a parking permit at the Henderson Welcome Center between 08:00 and 17.00, Monday-Friday.

https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/-/media/files/daytona-beach/about/campus-map.pdf

 

Conference Venue

Embry-Riddle-Lehman-Engineering-Technology-Center

The conference will take place at the Embry Riddle University on their Daytona Beach Campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mori Hosseini Student Union’s Event Center (building 610)
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, Florida
32114
USA

Accommodation Information

We recommend you book your accommodation at Courtyard Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport, located at 1605 Richard Petty Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA.

Please call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 321-2211 or (386) 255-3388 before 14th April 2023 and quote Wessex Institute group staying at the Courtyard Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport to receive a special reduced rate.

The Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.5%) in effect at the time of checkout.
Please note: All delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and settling their own accounts.

Additional Information

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Here's what our delegates have to say...


"The experience in the conference was very good. Organising these kind of conferences takes a lot of effort. I am immensely pleased and acknowledge Ms Marta Graczyk for her immediate responses and help throughout the conference. "
Amit Passi, India (attended Air Pollution 2021)


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Ana Silva, Portugal (attended Air Pollution 2021)


"The online conference was perfectly organized."
André Buchau, Germany (attended BEM/MRM 44 2021)


"In July 2000, I attended the Urban Transport Conference which was held in Cambridge UK. It was the first international conference in which I presented one of my research works. After that, I regularly attended the annual Urban Transport Conference [...] until Pisa 2011, where I had the honor of receiving the WIT Eminent Scientist Medal [...] Finally, after over twenty-one years I am still happy and proud to publish and collaborate with the Wessex Institute."
Antonio Pratelli, Italy (attended Urban and Maritime Transport 2021)


"This is my first experience in a conference of this type at the international level. I loved the openness and the welcome, they give you confidence to keep moving forward. We are going to continue participating, I congratulate you."
Bethy Merchan, Ecuador (attended Water and Society 2021)


"The review of this conference was fast and very formative and organized. The topics were different and there was a well-organized program and presentation. I would like to share in the up-coming conference. "
Deena El-Mahdy, Egypt (attended Materials Characterisation 2021)


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Deena Govender, South Africa (attended Sustainable City 2021)


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"These conferences are a good opportunity to get to know and to share research, as well as to meet other researchers in the field."
Jone Belausteguigoitia, Spain (attended Sustainable City 2021)


"Organization is perfect, namely the assistance of Marta Graczyk."
Jorge Ribeiro, Portugal (attended Sustainable City 2021)


"My experience at the SAFE conference was, as on previous occasions, excellent: you have the opportunity to present your work with the appropriate level of detail and in front of an interested, competent and international audience."
Marco Bietresato, Italy (attended SAFE 2021)


"I was more than happy to attend the Materials Characterization 2021. I was benefitted by the entire experience of it, starting from writing the paper and finally attending it online. I learnt a lot from other delegates. The Chief Academic Officer of WIT, Prof. Santiago, was very friendly and welcoming. The conference coordinator, Ms. Marta was highly cooperative and prompt in resolving any queries and overall conduct of the conference."
Pushpa Jha, India (attended Materials Characterisation 2021)


"Overall, very good. [The Conference Coordinator] did a marvelous job with helping me when needed. "
Tor Stålhane, Norway (attended SAFE 2021)


"It was a precious and unforgettable academic journey for me. The organizers of the conference are enthusiastic and thoughtful, and the scholars are talented. This conference brought me inspiration and thinking that I could not get by publishing articles in journals alone."
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