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Computer science experts gather for conference

Update: August, 15/2012 - 09:56

HCM City — A three-day international conference on advances in computational mechanics opened yesterday at HCM City's Ton Duc Thang University.

Computational mechanics refers to a combination of mechanics, mathematics, and computer sciences, and is applied in all areas of engineering and sciences that follow the rules of mechanics.

"In recognition of its broad influence, the conference is convened to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, and practitioners to exchange knowledge and expertise in the development and innovative application of computational mechanics," chairman of the conference, Professor Dr Nguyen Thien Tong said in his opening speech.

He also hoped it would spark off co-operation in training and research between Viet Nam and other countries.

There will be 78 presentations on computational methods; solutions for mechanical problems on the computer in the area of damage mechanics; structure mechanics; mechanics of material; mechanics of study solids and structures; fluid mechanics; hydrodynamics; work dynamics, mathematical models in engineering; stability analysis of structure, and structural optimisation.

The conference organising committee expressed thanks to Prof Nguyen Dang Hung of Liege University, Belgium, who has been working for 11 years on an international graduation programme for Viet Nam.

Under his supervision, more than 350 students have obtained master's degrees, 55 have earned PhDs, while 17 others are currently Ph.D candidates in various countries.

"The programme has made a practical contribution to the development of high quality human resources for Viet Nam," Tong said. — VNS

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