Conference Objectives

Advances in Computational Mechanics (ACM 2013) — A Conference Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Thomas J.R. Hughes will be held on February 24-27, 2013, at Omni San Diego Hotel, in San Diego, California. The 17th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF 2013) will be a special track within the birthday celebration conference. There will also be a short course on Computational Fluid–Structure Interaction, tentatively scheduled to take place on February 23-24.

The ACM 2013 conference is unusual in that it has a dual overarching objective. On the one hand, it is a celebratory conference, in which the participants will honor Thomas Hughes and recognize his numerous, important, and sustained contributions to the field of computational mechanics. On the other hand, ACM 2013 will include FEF 2013, which has been a standalone conference series for many years. The main objective of FEF 2013 is to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and latest research results in finite element and related methods for applications involving fluid mechanics and transport phenomena. Making FEF 2013 a large part of the birthday celebration conference is a way for the community to honor Tom Hughes for his contributions to the development of finite element methods for fluid mechanics.

ACM 2013 is partially supported by Elsevier, Wiley, World Scientific, Springer, the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), and the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM).

Conference Co-Chairs

Yuri Bazilevs (University of California, San Diego)
Kenji Takizawa (Waseda University, Tokyo)
Tayfun Tezduyar (Rice University, Houston)

Conference attendees from outside the United States are responsible for verifying the visa requirements to enter the United States.