International Mechanical Engineering
Congress & Exposition®

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

November 9-15, 2018
November 11-14, 2018

Program - Honoring Symposia


Topic 3-6 Lightweight Sandwich Composites and Layered Structures – in Honor of Prof. Frostig

This symposium will bring together prominent investigators in the areas of sandwich structures and multilayered composites honoring the outstanding contribution of Professor Yehoshua (Shuki) Frostig from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to applied mechanics in general, and particularly, to higher-order theories of sandwich structures. Theoretical models developed by Professor Frostig provide an accurate analytical tool to characterize the global and local response of sandwich structures, accounting for realistic deformations in the core. These contributions have been verified and universally accepted for the characterization of the response of sandwich structures to both global and local loads. The colleagues of Professor Frostig will present their original work pertinent to the areas of his research in acknowledgement of his original and valuable studies that have a lasting and prominent effect in our field of mechanics.

Topic 7-9 Pre-College (K-12) STEM, RET - University, School and Industry Alliance (In Honor of Late Professor Devdas Pai)

This topic welcomes K-12 outreach efforts by Universities and its industry partners. Modules of research and principles of engineering presented to the middle and high school students and teachers will be particularly beneficial to the audience. Similarly outreach to high school students in the form of innovative engineering activities on college campuses can also be presented to the peers attending the sessions. Research Experiences for Teachers would be appropriate under this topic.

Topic 9-8 Kirti (Karman) Ghia Celebration of Life Symposium

Over the past five decades, Professor Kirti (Karman) Ghia made significant contributions to ASME, AIAA and APS fluids activities through his research publications, conference and session organization, and committee administration. Karman was an effective teacher and researcher of Computational Fluid Dynamics, and has published extensively on a number of topics. We as a community were saddened to learn of Karman’s passing on June 13, 2017, following a sudden illness. To celebrate his life as a distinguished member of our fluids community, we are organizing a symposium in his honor, at the 2018 IMECE Congress in Pittsburgh, PA. The one-day symposium will be on Nov. 13, 2018, and will consist of two or three technical sessions of contributed and invited talks, followed by a ticketed dinner. If you are interested in participating in the symposium by presenting a talk, please submit your abstract to Topic 9-8. We look forward to your participation and contribution of a technical talk highlighting your association with Karman and his research contributions.

Topic 10-60 Symposium in Honor of Prof. Frank Kreith

This Symposium is organized in honor and memory of the late Professor Frank Krieth, NAE, ASME Honorary Member, ASME Medal and to celebrate his life, legacy, and the many years of service and contributions in heat transfer, solar energy, alternative energy, and sustainability, which have bridged research in mechanical engineering with applications in most other engineering disciplines. Papers and presentations are invited as technical contributions that address current research (experimental, or theoretical and/or computational), as well as state-of-the-art in the broad areas of heat transfer, solar energy, alternative energy and sustainability, and preferably relevant though not limited to the work of Professor Kreith. These would cover the spectrum of both fundamental and applied work. Moreover, biographical papers and presentations are also solicited. Besides the submitted papers and presentations, this symposium will also provide a forum for selective invited presentations and keynotes. A selection of papers from the invited and submitted presentations are envisaged to be published, post-conference, in either a dedicated festschrift or in special issues of ASME journals.