COBEM2003 is the 17th edition of the International Congress
of Mechanical Engineering, a major scientific event in this area,
in Latin America. Covering all areas of knowledge related to the Mechanical
Sciences, participation averages 800 published papers. It is held
every two years since 1971, promoted by The Brazilian Society of
Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM).
This 2003 edition is held at São Paulo. Participants and attendees
have the opportunity to be in contact with the state-of-the-art on
a broad range of application areas and to be acquainted with on-going
research projects carried out in Brazil and abroad.
Engineering and Society constitutes the thematic motivation
of this edition. A special symposium was organised to serve as a forum
for interdisciplinary discussion. Distinguished representatives, from
humanities to applied sciences, were invited to participate, aiming
to bring to light major aspects involving the relevance of Engineering
on our Society.
Papers were selected through a rigorous peer-reviewing process, according
to ABCM rules and international standards. Plenary Sections hold invited
lectures, from Brazil and abroad and special short-courses were planned.
FUNDAMENTAL AREAS OF INTEREST
Among many areas of interest COBEM2003 covers Thermal Sciences,
Solid Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics,
Dynamics, and Vibrations, Dynamics and Control, Materials, Tribology,
Corrosion, Manufacturing, Metal/Mechanics, Reliability, Metrology,
Precision Mechanics, Robotics, Design, Micro Systems, Signal Analysis,
Sensors and Actuators, MEMS, CIMS, Industrial Informatics, Refrigeration,
Air Conditioning, Heat and Ventilation, Heat and Mass Transfer, Acoustics,
Nonlinear and Chaotic Phenomena, Structural Integrity, Rheology, Discrete
and Hybrid Systems, Optronics, Computational Mechanics, Optimization,
Production, Management, Environmental Sciences, Applied Mathematics
and Numerical Methods, Applied Physics, Classical and Modern Mechanics,
Education, History of Sciences and Technology, Sociology, Ethics and
Citizenship, Public Health and others.
FOREWORD AND WELCOME
FROM THE CHAIR
Those who are involved with:
Industry, Research, Design, Production and Management
Research and Development
Fundamental and Applied Research
LETTER FROM THE
PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING AND MECHANICAL SCIENCES