Plates and Shells 2016

International Conference on Plates and Shells

1 and 2 September 2016
Porto, Portugal

Antonio J M Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal), Editor-in-Chief, Composite Structures
Francesco Tornabene (University of Bologna, Italy), Editor-in-Chief, Curved and Layered Structures
Nicholas Fantuzzi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Heng Hu (Wuhan University, China), Associate Editor, Composite Structures


To foster discussion on all aspects (experimental, numerical, analytical, applications, and case-studies) on structural plates and shells, for aeronautical, mechanical, civil and other industries.
Thin-walled structures are crucial in modern engineering applications. The computational and experimental methods for shells, plates are the general topics of this conference.
We seek papers on buckling, vibrations, repair, reinforcements, concrete, composites, wood, metals, and more recent metamaterials, and advanced materials, nonlinearities, masonry, finite elements, bridges, nano-plates, piezoelectric plates and shells, as prospective topics.

Submission of abstracts

Deadline: March 31, 2016
One page abstract (for edition) to 
Please download template from link:

Submission of full papers

[After the conference, until December 31, 2016] 
Authors are welcome to submit online papers to the following journals (no extra cost):
- Curved and Layered Structures
- Composite Structures

Papers will be peer-reviewed in regular issues, following the usual criteria for quality and innovation.

Registration fees and dates for payments

350 euro (for students and otherwise)
Instructions for bank transfer will be given after acceptance of abstracts
Payment should be done before June 30, 2016
Fees include lunches, coffee-breaks and book of proceedings (ISSN included)

International Scientific Committee and Plenary Lectures 

(to be announced)