News & Events

On November 1st, the opening ceremony of the three-day 22nd International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS22) and 1st Chinese Conference on Composite Structures (CCCS1) took place at the International Academic Exchange Center (Hongyi Hotel) of Wuhan University. Professor Tang Qizhu, vice principal of Wuhan University, and Research Fellow Lei Shifu, secretary of the Party Committee of the College of Civil Engineering in Wuhan University, attended the opening ceremony, at which Professor Tang delivered a welcome speech on behalf of Wuhan University.

Figure 1: Vice principal of Wuhan University Prof. Tang Qizhu delivered a welcome speech

ICCS is one of the most important international academic conferences in the field of composite structures. It has been held successfully for 21 sessions and has a long history of nearly 40 years, but it has never been held in Asia before. Composite Structures (CS, IF=4.829), which ranks JCR Q1, is the supporting media for this series of conferences and it is one of the most prestigious international academic journals in the field of composite structures. Editor-in-chief of CS, Professor Antonio Ferreira from University of Porto, and associate editor of CS, Professor Hu Heng from College of Civil Engineering of Wuhan University, were the chair and co-chair of the conference respectively.

Figure 2: The opening ceremony of ICCS22 & CCCS1

A total of more than 210 experts and scholars participated in the conference, of which over 70 were foreign representatives. They came from 23 countries, including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russia, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Denmark, Slovakia, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Cyprus, Lebanon and Nigeria.

Chinese native experts and scholars attending the conference came from more than 30 domestic universities and research institutes, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Zhejiang University, Tianjin University, Beihang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Tongji University, Hunan University, Central South university, National University of Defense Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology and so on.

Among them, Professor LengJinsong from Harbin Institute of Technology, Research Fellow Salim Belouettar from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Professor Zhang Luwen from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Professor Li Shuxin from University of Bristol, Professor Nicholas Fantuzzi from University of Bologna, and Seong Su Kim from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology were invited to deliver plenary talks seperately.

Research on constitutive law, deformation, stability, strength and failure of composite structureshas always attracted great attention of researchers at home and aboard.A total of 8 parallel sessions were set up at the conference. Focusing on the forefront and hotspots topics in the field of composite structures, e.g., composite beams, plates and shells, damage and failure in composite structures, dynamics of composite structures, advanced numerical methods, adhesive joints in composite structures, optimization and design of composite structures, advanced composite materials and structures, impact problems, a total of 176presentations are made. Experts and scholars at the conference had an in-depth exchange of views on theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, optimization design methods, experimental manufacturing techniques and so on, and shared their research experience and latest research results, and discussed the development status and trend in the field of composite structures.

This conference was organized by College of Civil Engineering of Wuhan University. It effectively promoted the exchange and friendship between researchers in the field of composite structures, and contributed a lot to the cooperation between our university and other universities or research institutes at home and abroad.

School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University
8 South Road of East Lake, Wuchang, 430072, Wuhan, P.R. China.
Tel: +86-27-68772624