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National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the

13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Sofia, 6th – 10th September, 2017

Since its inception in 1969, the quadrennial National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics has become major scientific event, gathering Bulgarian and foreign scientists and engineers from academia and industry.

The 13th NCTAM will provide opportunities for researchers to present their latest results, to discuss new ideas and to establish a basis for future collaboration.



The 13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held from 6th to 10th September 2017 in Sofia at the Institute of Mechanics – Campus I of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Additional details on accommodation and transport will be available on the Congress webpage.

Congress Topics

Solid Mechanics

Analytical mechanics; Stability analysis and control of body motion; Computational mechanics; Dynamical systems; Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; Theory of mechanisms and machines; History of mechanics.

Solid Mechanics

Elasticity; Plasticity; Damage and fracture; Composite materials; Smart materials; Beams, plates and shells; Dynamics of structures; Noise and vibrations; Contact problems; Coupled fields; Impact and wave propagation; Seismic mechanics; Micro- and nano-mechanics; Design and characterization of macro-, micro- and nano-structured materials; Non-metallic composite materials; Polymer nanocomposites; Reinforced polymers, foams and recycled plastics; Fibre reinforced high-strength concrete; Self-compacting concrete; Development of composite materials and nanocomposites of controlled structure and properties.

Fluid Mechanics

Viscous fluids; Conducting and magnetic fluids; Compressible and rarefied gases; Boundary layers; Bubbles and drops; Thin films and jets; Multiphase flows; Flow in porous solids; Waves; Turbulence; Heat and mass transfer; Combustion and flames; Microfluidics; Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics; Experimental methods in fluid mechanics, Ship hydrodynamics.


Biological flows; Mechanics of cardiovascular system; Biorheology; Molecular biomechanics; Tissue engineering; Mechanics of bones and tissues; Mechanics of cell membranes; Orthotics and prosthetics; Locomotion; Rehabilitation robotics; Human-robot interaction.


Call for Contributions

Authors wishing to contribute to the Congress are invited to register and submit electronically, using the Congress website, up to one-page (4000 characters) plain text abstract. It should contain title of the contribution, authors’ names, addresses and e-mails. Authors will receive notification of acceptance of their proposed contributions. Prior to the beginning of the Congress, the authors should upload the full-length papers via the Congress website for reviewing. Guidelines for Authors are available in the Congress website. Those who wish to organize mini-symposia on special topics should contact the Organizing Committee by 15 March 2017.


Congress participants may choose to publish their full-length contributions in either the Congress proceedings, or the journals issued by the Institute of Mechanics – Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Series on Biomechanics, which are abstracted in SCOPUS. Special issues of internationally refereed journals are also envisaged.

Congress Fees

Regular Fees

240 Euro paid before 15 June 2017

290 Euro paid after 15 June 2017

100 Euro for an accompanying person paid before 15 June 2017

120 Euro for an accompanying person paid after 15 June 2017

The regular fee will cover participation in all sessions, the Congress book of abstracts and the Congress proceedings, welcome reception, lunches and coffee breaks, banquet and excursions.

Reduced Fees

Prospective participants can apply for reduction of the registration fee. Priority will be given to Young Scientists and Postgraduate Students.

A registration fee exemption will be provided to the organizers of mini-symposia.

Special grants to partial reduction of the registration fee will be available for the Participants from Members of the Bulgarian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

The reduced fee will cover participation in all sessions, the Congress book of abstracts and the Congress Proceedings, welcome reception and coffee breaks.


15 March 2017 – submission of proposals for parallel mini-symposia

15 April 2017 – on-line abstract submission

15 May 2017 – notification of abstract acceptance

15 June 2017 – early registration

Address for Correspondence

13thNCTAM, Secretariat

Institute of Mechanics

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 4

1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


Vassil M. Vassilev, Svetoslav G. Nikolov, Maria D. Datcheva

Tels: +359 2 979 6478, +359 2 979 6411, +359 2 979 6751

Fax:  +359 2 870 7498



Please feel free to contact the Secretariat if you have any questions regarding the 13thNCTAM


Vasil I. Kavardzhikov

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 13thNCTAM

Modified date:10-02-2017