5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Lisboa, Portugal, 1 - 4 July 2019

5th International Conference on

Mechanics of Composites

Lisboa, Portugal, 1 - 4 July 2019



After the great success of the first four editions of this conference on Mechanics of Composites (USA, Portugal, Italy and Spain), the 5th edition will take place at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 July 2019.

We welcome you to this event, to share your research and experiences, and to promote contacts for projects, papers and exchange of students and staff.

As in the first four editions, this fifth edition receives the support of Composite Structures, an international journal from Elsevier. Selected papers of this conference will be published in Composite Structures, details will be given during the conference.



Antonio J. M. Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal

Aurélio Araújo, Filipa Moleiro, Cristóvão Mota Soares, José Aguilar Madeira, IST, Portugal

Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy



Congress Center, Instituto Superior Técnico, A. Rovisco Pais, Lisboa, Portugal

Website: https://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/en/



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Conference Topics

The conference is organised as a series of parallel Thematic Sessions, with a list of tentative topics given below. Oral presentations will be given 15-20 minutes, including questions.

Composite Structures

Auxetic materials and structures      

Beam, Plate and Shell Theories and Computational Models for Laminated Structures

Composite structures in civil engineering

Composites in Innovative Applications

Durability of composite materials

Dynamics of Composite Materials

Electro-thermal properties of composite materials

Porous and cellular materials

FRP and Historic Masonry Structures

FRP reinforced concrete structures

Functionally graded materials and structures

Health Monitoring Techniques in Composite Structures  

Impact Problems


Advanced Numerical Techniques


Modeling, simulation and testing of sandwich and adaptive structures

Modelling and Characterization of CNT-Polymer Composites

Multiscale Analysis of Natural Fibre Composites   

Multi-scale Modeling of Graphene- and Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composites


Natural Fibre Composites

Non-destructive Inspection Techniques for Composite Materials and Structures

Optimization techniques and methods

Probabilistic modeling and reliability of composites

Stability of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures

Failure of Composites

Analysis of Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

Design and application of composite structures

FRP in concrete, steel and composite steel/concrete structures

Laminated composites with material uncertainties 

Thermal problems on Composite structures

Delamination, damage and fracture        

Structural Health Monitoring

Experimental Methods

Variable Stiffness Composite Laminates

Morphing of composites

Smart Composites

Applications of Composites


Abstract submission

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Link for submission:


Registration fees (Euro currency, bank transfer or credit card)

Website for registration and payments:





November 30, 2018



March 31, 2019



Onsite (cash or credit card)




Conference Secretariat (Hotels, registrations, tours):


Viagens Abreu, Lda

Mrs. Maria Jesus Bacalhau, maria.j.bacalhau@abreu.pt

Mr. Helder Carvalho, helder.carvalho@abreu.pt



Scientific Committee (to be announced)