Icrash 2012, the International Crashworthiness Conference, will be held from July 18-20 2012 in Milano, Italy.
Abstract Deadline 15 March 2012
Acceptance Notice 20 March 2012
The economic crisis of 2008/09 continues to reverberate loudly worldwide destroying not only the livelihood of many of us but also bankrupting some of the automotive, aerospace and railway businesses we scientists and engineers depend upon and help. While this economic crash will come to an end, unfortunately the number of vehicle crashes will not seize as we experience the ever-increasing demand for mass transport by road, rail, air and sea.
The vehicle crashes will result in human injuries and damage to property. Thus scientists and engineers face an increasing challenge of finding solutions that will greatly improve transport safety. This is true especially as the economic crash makes us all think and come up with new types of vehicle designs that are not only safe but environmentally acceptable to the users and the public at large. The vehicles of the future will use different propulsion systems to be dominated by electric cars. In such electric cars, the structural crashworthiness design will be different to what we currently have. The packaging of the batteries for example will drive future crashworthiness design and we must be ready for this new challenge.
The objective of this conference is to encourage scientists and engineers meet this challenge by providing a valuable forum in which they can present and discuss their work in this most important field of crashworthiness. The previous seven bi-annual ICRASH conferences since 1998 were held with unprecedented successes in Dearborn (USA), London (UK), Melbourne (Australia), San Francisco (USA), Athens (Greece), Kyoto (Japan) and Washington DC (USA) respectively. ICRASH has become a well-recognized platform for engineers, bioengineers, designers and researchers in the field of structural crashworthiness and impact biomechanics and provides a vital forum for experts to find designs that reduce fatalities and injuries attributed from world’s road, railway and air accidents.
Following the excellent reputations and emerging tradition of previous ICRASH conferences, The Politecnico di Milano, Italy, is now hosting the ICRASH 2012. The ICRASH 2012 will be held between 18 - 20 July 2012. On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, please accept our invitation and attend the ICRASH 2012 International Crashworthiness Conference.