Following the first edition of the International Conference on Automotive Composites ICAutoC 2016, the second edition to be held in Azores will serve as a open forum to bring together and to disseminate knowledge between academics/researchers and industry practitioners. It will be a forum for engineers and applied scientists engaged in composite materials within automotive vehicles to contribute to the field and to disseminate technical information.

ICAutoC 2018 focuses on advanced composites (FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and many others) and how they are designed, processed and utilized in automotive vehicles. It will include technical sessions on advanced composites in vehicle design/analysis and intends to cover all phases of composites design, analysis, modelling, testing, manufacturing and failure analysis. It is also expected to shed light on the performance of existing composites and future developments in automotive materials technology. The term, ‘automotive’, includes passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, trucks, buses and recreational vehicles.

The topics covered by the conference include (but are not limited to):

  •     Technology developments and applications
  •     Innovative materials, smart composites
  •     Repair, recycling and promising process technologies
  •     Morphing and dynamics
  •     New lightweight composites for safer, energy-efficient and greener vehicles
  •     Challenges regarding safety and comfort
  •     Crashworthiness and failure analysis
  •     Hybrid composites for structural applications
  •     Polymer, metal, ceramic matrix and graphene-based composites
  •     Composites manufacturing processes within vehicle components
  •     Design and modelling methodologies
  •     Durability of automotive components
  •     Simulations of composites behaviour; experimental methods
  •     Thermal problems in composite structures
  •     Advanced solutions for processing and automation

ICAutoC 2018: Special Symposium The focus of ICAutoC is to cover all aspects of technology related to automotive composites. In addition, and starting form this edition, ICAutoC2018 will produce new special symposiums, alongside the main automotive composites theme, providing an opportunity for discussion on the opportunities and challenges ahead for automotive industry.

The special symposium for this edition is automotive structures.

This event will take place on 22-25 October 2018, in Ponta Delgada, Portugal.


Oct 22 2018 - Oct 25 2018


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Ponta Delgada, Portekiz
Ponta Delgada, Portekiz
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