The X edition of the International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (MEMBRANES 2021) will take place on 13-15 September 2021 in Munich, Germany.

The previous conferences of these series were held in Barcelona (Spain) on 30 June – 3 July 2003, in Stuttgart (Germany) on 2 - 4 October 2005, in Barcelona (Spain) on 17 - 19 September 2007, in Stuttgart (Germany) on 5 - 7 October 2009, in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 - 7 October 2011 , in Munich (Germany) on 9 - 11 October 2013, in Barcelona (Spain) on October 19 - 21, 2015, in Munich (Germany) on 9 – 11 October 2017 and the last edition of the Structural Membranes conference took place in Barcelona on October 2019, in conjunction with the conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Imternational Association for Shell and Space Structures (IASS).

Scientists of international prestige in the field of the conference have confirmed their participation as Plenary Lecturers. These lectures will be complemented by Invited Sessions organized by recognized experts in targeted research areas. The call for Invited sessions will be launched soon.

We look forward to welcoming you in Munich, Germany, in September 2021!

Best Regards,

Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Eugenio Oñate, Roland Wüchner and Carlos Lázaro



The IX edition of the International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2021) will be organized on 13-16 June 2021 at the Chia Laguna resort, set on the enchanting Chia Bay, on the south western coast of Sardinia, Italy.

The previous eight editions of this conference were held on the islands of Santorini (Greece) on 25-28 May 2005, Ibiza (Spain) on 21-23 May 2007, Ischia (Italy) on 8-11 June 2009, Kos (Greece) on 20-22 June 2011, Ibiza (Spain) on June 17-19 June 2013, San Servolo, Venice, Italy on May 18-20 2015, on Rhodes Island, Greece on June 12-14 2017 and in Sitges, Spain on June 3-5, 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you in Sardinia, Italy, in June 2021!

The Coupled Problems 2021 Organizers

Co-Chairs Honorary Chairs
Simona Perotto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
 Bernardo Schrefler (Univ. Padova)
Gianluigi Rozza (SISSA, Italy)  Manolis Papadrakakis (NTU Athens) 
Antonia Larese (University of Padova, Italy) 
 Eugenio Oñate (CIMNE, Barcelona)



We kindly remind you of the

Euromech Colloquium 619 "Oberbeck-Boussinesq hypothesis and beyond in stratified turbulence",

which will be held in Vienna, Austria, July 07-10 2020.

Note: In view of the current situation about the Covid-19 pandemic, this colloquium is postponed to a future date (possibly summer 2021) not yet defined. Further informations will be given as soon as the situation will be clear enough.


This Euromech colloquium will gather together world-wide experts in the study of turbulent stratified flows, to discuss the main physical, experimental and computational challenges standing before us, and devise avenues to provide adequate solutions.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until March 15th 2020.

Specific topics of the colloquium will be:

Keynote talks will be offered by (in alphabetic order):

Please keep in mind the following important dates:

Instructions for abstract submission are provided here (

Note: please forward this message to your colleagues/collaborators that could be interested in the colloquium (and would have a particular contribution to make), but maybe have not yet received an invitation.

All informations about the colloquium (including deadlines, registration, venue, traveling, scientific and social programs) can be found at the official website:

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We look forward to meeting you in Vienna in July.

With our warmest regards,

Francesco Zonta, Sergio Pirozzoli and Francesca Chilla'
EUROMECH 619 Organizing Committee



SUMMER SCHOOL on Biomechanical Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Methods

The "9th Summer School on Biomechanical Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Methods: From Cells to Organs" will be held at TU Graz, Austria, June 29-July 3, 2020. For details please visit

Now postponed to August 30 – September 3, 2021 with the same program and lecturers.



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WORKSHOP "Aeroacoustics in aviation, vehicle and plant engineering"

After the very successful workshops in recent years in Berlin, Ottobrunn, Braunschweig and Vienna, the 2019 event will be continued as a meeting of aeroacoustics.

This year's 5th workshop is again a joint event of the technical committees "Q2.3 Flow Acoustics and Aircraft Noise" of the German Aerospace Center DGLR and "Flow Acoustics" of DEGA. In addition, this year's workshop is supported by ebmpapst.

For further information:



MEETING of Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The next meeting of Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held at TU Graz, 21. – 22.11.2019.

The preliminary program is as follows

 21.11.2019   07.00-19.00   General assembly
             19.30  Start of joint dinner  
 22.11.2019  08.30-12.30  Presentation of mechanical engineering at TU Graz / MTU Leoben and presentations by doctoral students 


MECHATRONICS DAY of the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, TU Wien (15.11.2019)

Machines and systems that adapt flexibly and automatically to changing operating conditions and user requirements have become indispensable in many areas today. Most modern systems also require the ability to predict: mechatronics makes an essential contribution to all of this, and this year's Mechatronics Day is intended to once again present the comprehensive relationships between basic research at our institute and industrial applications, as expressed in the numerous collaborations with companies, to a broad circle of interested parties.