Each year since 1984, the Danubia-Adria Symposium on Advances in Experimental Mechanics brings
together internationally recognized experts and young researchers in an effort to exchange ideas in
different topics having as common link EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS. The symposium acts also as a
platform for establishing connections between different research groups that are trying to establish
future scientific collaboration.

The symposium is focused on experimental and measuring methods necessary to deepen the
knowledge about the mechanical behavior of materials, mechanical structures, and systems, and to
provide the physical bases and verification of numerical or analytical methodologies in engineering
design.

The symposium is focused, but not limited to the following topics:

•Structural analysis: experimental tests, structural health monitoring, system identification, damage
assessment, self-adaptive structures

•Materials characterization and testing: smart materials, residual stress, fatigue, fracture, creep

•Practical applications and case-studies

•Biomechanics: biomaterials, biomechanics, medical and orthopedic devices, biofluid mechanics

•Instrumentation: new sensors and actuators, advanced measurement systems; Validation and
reliability of instrumentation

•Integration of mathematical/numerical methods with experimental mechanics

Faculty members and students, scientists, researchers, engineers and industrial experts are warmly
invited to present and discuss the current status and impact of modern technology and development
in the field of experimental mechanics.

As a tradition in the Danubia Adria Symposia, a special competition, open to doctoral, graduate and
undergraduate students will be organized. The scientific committee will be the jury that will assign
three prizes for the best papers presented by the students.