Aim and Scope

The International Congress on Structural Integrity and Maintenance (SIM 2021) is organised by Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil), Institute for R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT, FEUP, Portugal) and University of São Paulo (USP, Brazil). In the first moment, the SIM first edition took place in a virtual format (April 08th and 09th, 2021) due to disorders caused by the pandemic COVID-19 situation. Finally, the conference will take place in the in person form at Belo Horizonte/Brazil, whose date will be set in the near future, after the pandemic condition normalizes.

This conference aims to bring together academic researchers and scholars, as well as engineers from the construction sector, to exchange and share their innovative research results and practical experiences on all aspects of Structural Integrity, Design and Maintenance. The participants will have the opportunity to review recent advances and share the latest developments in structural integrity, fatigue, fracture, damage mechanics, structural design, advanced construction materials, design of all type of civil engineering structures, BIM, artificial intelligence applied to design, safety and risk analysis, structural retrofit and maintenance, probabilistic assessment of structures, management and life-cycle performance and construction sector management. This event also covers topics related to computation and numerical modelling of a wide range of infrastructures, such as, engineering technical systems, transportation systems, bridges, buildings, dams, railways, underground constructions, wind and transmission towers, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels and oceanic structures, among others. It is expected contributions from engineers, metallurgists, material scientists, among others, allowing a very multidisciplinary discussion.
The cross links between theory and practice that are expected to be shaped during the event will allow the promotion of a better understanding of the structural behaviour, as well as the enhancement of the confidence in structural engineering practice.

SIM 2021 VIrtual Conference (April 08th and 09th 2021)

Start of Thematic Sessions submission: March 15th 2020
Deadline for Thematic Sessions submission: November 15th 2020
Abstract due: December 31st 2020 March 05th 2021
Full Conference Papers due: February 14th 2021 March 12th 2021
Presentations submission*: February 14th 2021 March 12th 2021
Early registration: February 14th 2021 March 07th 2021
*A powerpoint presentation with audio or personal video, max 15 minutes.

SIM 2021 In Person Conference (October 05th and 06th 2021)

Abstract due: coming soon
Notification of Abstract acceptance: coming soon
Full Conference Papers due: coming soon
Notification of Full Paper acceptance: coming soon
Early registration: coming soon