THEME: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

The South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM) is one of the premier international conferences of Computational and Applied Mechanics on the African Continent that attracts both local and international participants. The SACAM conference is held every two years as a forum for presenting current developments in computational and applied mechanics. The main function of SACAM is to bring together engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians from academia, research institutions and industry to encourage scientific engagement and exchange of ideas in applied and computational mechanics.

The participation of postgraduate students is most welcome and encouraged. It should be noted that student support will be made available to needy students after prior arrangements with the conference Organising Committee Chair to attend and present papers at the conference. Prizes will be awarded to best student posters and oral presentations, on condition that the recipients of the awards would be the first authors of their contributions.

SACAM2018 will be hosted by the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark (South Africa) from the 17th to 19th September 2018, in partnership with the South African Association for Applied Mechanics (SAAM).

Past SACAM conferences have received the attention of both local and international participants and have served as platforms to share, engage and network on state of the art developments in applied mechanics. SACAM2018 will build on that rich tradition, and welcomes participants from all parts of the globe. Participants from other African countries are highly welcome and encouraged

Presentations at the conference will be subject to acceptance of an abstract, but papers featuring in the conference proceedings will be subjected to double blind review process. Furthermore, the best papers will be re-worked and further blind peer reviewed so that they can be published as journal articles and some in book form for researchers and students in mechanics.

The double blind review process will consist of an initial review of abstracts followed by a peer review of full papers by at least two reviewers.

The conference proceedings containing the final papers accepted after peer review, with ISBN numbers: 978-1-77012-143-0 (E-resource) and 978-1-77012-144-7 (Online resource), will be electronically available during the conference and on the conference website.

Additional information (including the required Abstract and Manuscript Templates, Accommodations, Transport, Tourist attractions, etc.) will be regularly updated on the conference website http://www.vut.ac.za/sacam2018/.

SACAM 2018 Conference Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Aerodynamics
Biomechanics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Methods in Mechanics
Discrete element modelling
Education in Applied Mechanics
Engineering Education

Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Structure Interactions
Mechanics of Composites
Mechanics of Materials
Mechanics of Vibrations
Micro-scale Mechanics

Nano-scale Mechanics
Soil and Rock Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Stochastic Mechanics
Structural Dynamics
Structural Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Abstract deadline30th November 2017
Extended Abstract deadline31st January 2018
Conference registrationSee Registration information section**
Full manuscript deadline15th May 2018
Revised manuscript deadline30th of June 2018
Camera ready manuscript31st July 2018
Welcome cocktail16th September 2018
Conference dates17th-19th of September 2018

For submission of abstracts and full manuscripts, click on the following link https://www.conftool.com/sacam2018/ that will navigate you to the submission site. Alternatively, you can visit the conference website http://www.vut.ac.za/sacam2018/ and click on the “register and submit” link here at the bottom of the homepage.

You will have the option to submit to “academic track” that will be subjected to blind review of the abstracts and full paper before presentation at the conference or “industrial track” that will be subject to abstract acceptance only and presentation. The industrial track is aimed at attracting more presentations from industrial partners and industrial projects

Presentations at the conference will be subject to acceptance of an abstract, but papers featuring in the conference proceedings will be subjected to double blind review process. Furthermore, we intend to select about 15 best papers that will be re-worked and blind further peer reviewed so that they can be published in book form for peers and students in mechanics.

The double blind review process will consist of an initial review of abstracts followed by a peer review of full papers by at least two reviewers.

The conference proceedings containing the final papers accepted after peer review, with an allocated ISBN number, will be electronically available during the conference and on the conference website.

Additional information (including the required Abstract and Manuscript Templates, Accommodations, Transport, Tourist attractions, etc.) will be regularly updated on the conference website.

Use the attached template to prepare the full papers to be reviewed and possible consideration in the conference proceedings

Industrial partners are welcome to register to showcase their latest products. Conditions and benefits will be communicated in due course.

Register participants free, get registration table and a poster, find marketing information in conference proceedings. Regular monthly update of company information

ClassEarly Registration Deadline
1st June 2018
Late Registration Deadline
10th August 2018
Benefits
PlatinumR30 000R27 0005 Participants Free
Gold25 000R22 0004 Participants Free
SilverR20 000 R17 0003 Participants Free
BronzeR15 000R12 0002 Participants Free


SACAM 2018 Sponsors

Click on adjacent tabs to view more information about our sponsors

ESTEQ web-site: www.esteq.co.za
Tel: +27 12 809 9500
 
Head office : Pretoria
Branches : Cape Town and Durban
 
Details about the ESTEQ Group of Companies
 
ABOUT
ESTEQ is the leading supplier of Engineering Technology in South Africa. We hold “Sole Supplier Status” with most of our suppliers due to our excellent track record and consistency since our companies’ inception in 1994.
 
VISION AND MISSION
We aim to empower our clients to become leaders in their respective industries through providing technology which can solve the most demanding engineering & scientific problems, in the shortest possible times. 
We believe in selecting the leading technology suppliers from around the world and backing this technology with a team of the best people to provide the highest level of service to our clients. 
We aim to draw the solution through to implementation, technology transfer, training, support and consulting

Qfinsoft
Web: www.qfinsoft.co.za
email: info@qfinsoft.co.za
Phone: (012) 345-1917

About:
Qfinsoft (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1999 and represents the combined expertise of a group of engineers with years of practical and consulting experience in computer aided engineering. These technical capabilities have led to the development of several commercial products and engineering software packages. Through Qfinsoft’s international network, we have partnered with world-leading CAE companies to represent them in South Africa. With these partnerships we distribute, train and support local users in the use of all ANSYS (CFD, FEA, EMag and Systems) and Rocky DEM software products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Early Registration Deadline
1st June 2018
Late Registration Deadline
10th August 2018
Student
R2500
R2700
Delegates – full program
R4500
R4800
One-Day registration
R2000
R2300
Conference Dinner – (Partner and One-Day registration)
R400
R400
 Registration Fee
Additional and optional registration: IACM membership $20 USD or R300

Local travel Agencies are available to assist. Contact the following services:

  • VUT Corporate affairs

Tel:+27-16-950-9368

Email: mailto:zelda@vut.ac.za

Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9767

 

  • Park Travel

Tel:+27-16-931-1720

Email: adel@parkvaal.co.za

Fax: +27-16-981-5902

Website address: www.saparktravel.co.za

Chair

Prof Thomas B Tengen – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)

Members

  • Prof Alfayo A Alugongo– (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Dr Michael Hindley – (Ultrasafe Nuclear Corporation SAAM, South Africa)
  • Ms Marise Engelbrecht – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)

Chair

Prof Leonard Masu – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)

 

Members

  •     Prof. Thomas B Tengen – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Alfayo A Alugongo– (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Dr Michael Hindley – (Ultrasafe Nuclear Corporation SAAM, South Africa)
  •     Dr Andrew Gill – (CSIR, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Schalk Kok – (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  •     Dr Sebastian Skatulla (Computational Mechanics – University of Cape Town,  South Africa, and President of SAAM)
  •     Dr. Jan-Hendrik Kruger – (North West University, South Africa)
  •     Dr. Nico Wilke – (university of Pretoria, South Africa)
  •     Prof. George M Ochieng– (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Jerry J Walker – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Dr. Taile Leswifi – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Iyiola O Otunniyi – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Diederik A Dicks – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Marcel O Ohanga – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  •     Prof. Akinlabi Esther – (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  •     Dr. Jaap Hoffmann – (Thermo-Fluid Division- Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

  • Scientific Committees
  • Prof. Thomas B Tengen – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Prof. Alfayo A Alugongo– (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Dr. Michael Hindley – (Ultrasafe Nuclear Corporation SAAM, South Africa)
  • Dr. Andrew Gill – (CSIR, South Africa)
  • Dr Sebastian Skatulla (Computational Mechanics – University of Cape Town,  South Africa, and President of SAAM)
  • Prof. Schalk Kok – (Computational solid mechanics, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Dr. Jan-Hendrik Kruger – (North West University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Nico Wilke – (university of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Prof. George M Ochieng– (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Prof. Jerry J Walker – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Dr. Taile Leswifi – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Prof. Iyiola O Otunniyi – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Professor Diederik A Dicks – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Professor Marcel O Ohanga – (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Professor Esther Akinlabi – (renewable energy and modern manufacturing processes –  University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Prof. Gerhard Venter – (Structural Mechanics – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Annie Bekker – (Vibration – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Thorsten Bekker – (Material science/Strength of Materials – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. Debbie Blaine – (Material science/Strength of Materials, Engineering Education – Stellenbosch University,            South Africa)
  • Prof. Anton Basson – (Engineering education – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. Corne Coetzee – (Discrete element modelling – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof Danie Els – (Discrete element modelling – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. Johan van der Spuy (Fluid mechanics – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. Thomas Harms – (Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Mike Owen – (Heat transfer – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Ryno Laubscher – (combustion  – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. Francois Smith – (Applied Mathematics – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr Hoffmann JE – (CFD, Thermofluid – Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof Samuel Baker Kucel – (Energetics- Busitema University, Uganda)
  • Prof Saul S Namago – ( Moi University, Kenya)
  • Prof Prof Josphat Igadwa Mwasiagi- (Fibers, yarn and polymer –  Moi University, Kenya)
  • Dr. W Nyaigoti Omwoyo – (Inorganic Chemistry/Nanotechnology – Maasai Mara  University, Narok- Kenya).
  • Dr Tebello Ntsiki Don Mathaba (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Prof. Siagi Otara Zachary – (Heat and Work Transfer – Moi University, Kenya
  • Prof Corné Coetzee (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Dr. Alfred EJ Bogaers – (Advanced Mathematical Modelling, CSIR, South Africa)

 

 

 

Professor Daya Reddy

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Professor Radoslaw Marek. IWANKIEWICZ

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Professor J. N. REDDY

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Professor Lars-Erik Lindgren

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Contacts:

Emails: thomas@vut.ac.za or marisee@vut.ac.za

Tel:    +27169506744

Click here for registration and submission to the SACAM 2018 conference.

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