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Objectives

The main idea of this thematic conference is to examine the recent advances from mechanics and from applied mathematics in a currently very active research domain of multi-scale modeling and computations in solid and fluid mechanics, The latter involves the methods which bridge phenomena taking place at multiple scales in space and time and which ought to be placed in interaction or accounted for simultaneously in order to provide the most reliable explanation. This class of problems calls for the development and combination of different analytical tools (homogenization, asymptotic analysis) and computational methods (parallel computing, stochastic analysis) in order to advance the field towards currently relevant nonlinear applications. A number of different schools have developed in various domains of fluids and solids, both in mathematics and mechanics, with sometimes very little or no interaction between them. It is an explicit goal of this thematic conference, in the true spirit of ECCOMAS, to bring these different communities together, and thus provide a sound basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas among them. The conference seeks also to provide a forum for learning from some of the world leading specialists in analysis and design of complex engineering structures and systems, coming from aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering, material science, and in the design and analysis of numerical algorithms from applied mathematics. The main goal is elaborating the multi-field and multi-physics approach, which has significantly modified previously firm frontiers among these traditional engineering disciplines.