2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Solids

FEUP, Porto - Portugal
30-31 October 2024

MS 2024

Welcome to the web site of the 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Solids that will take place in Porto, Portugal, 30-31 October 2024. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.
This conference is held every 2 years. The conference is chaired by António Ferreira and Lucas F. M. da Silva. The focus is on the mechanics of deformable solids, dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The conference objective is to disseminate the last developments in the field of solid mechanics in a friendly way. Papers related to basic mechanics theory as well as more applied technological aspects are welcome.

Special topics of interest are:
. automatic control theory;
. dynamics of multiple body systems;
. elasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity;
. fracture mechanics;
. gyroscopes and navigation systems;
. heat transfer and thermal effects in solids;
. mechanical behavior of materials;
. mechanics of composite materials;
. mechanics of granular and geological materials;
. micromechanics of solids;
. nanomechanics;
. numerical techniques;
. optimum design methods;
. stability and optimization of mechanical systems;
. structure-fluid interaction;
. theory of structures and structural stability;
. tribology;
. vibration of discrete and continuous systems;
. wave propagation and impact of solids.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
17 May 2024

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
31 May 2024

Early bird registration:
7 June 2024 

Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a full paper):
30 October 2024

Call for Papers

Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird registration (until 7 June 2024)
Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR

Standard (From 8 June 2024) Regular delegate - 750 EUR Student (MSc or PhD) - 650 EUR Online - Videoconference - 450 EUR

The conference fee includes the book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to 31 July 2024, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after 31 July 2024.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
T.: +351 22 204 3570
M.: +351 965 101 393


António Ferreira
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Lucas F M da Silva

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

International Scientific Committee
Afzal Suleman (University of Victoria, Canada)
Albano Cavaleiro (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
Alireza Akhavan-Safar (INEGI, Portugal)
Andreas Oechsner (Esslingen University, Germany)
Aurelio L. Araujo (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Badri Prasad Patel (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)
Cristóvão M. Mota Soares (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Erasmo Carrera (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Faustino Mujika (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Fernando Fraternali (University of Salerno, Italy)
Francesco Tornabene (University of Salento, Italy)
Gaetano Giunta (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
Jianqiao Ye (Lancaster University, UK)
Luca Susmel (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Luciano Feo (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Luigi Solazzi (Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy)
Łukasz Sadowski (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Marcelo A. Trindade (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Naksoo Kim (Sogang University, Korea)
Nicholas Fantuzzi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Nuno Silvestre (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Paulo Reis (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Qinghua Qin (Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, Guangdong, China)
Raúl Fangueiro (University of Minho, Portugal)
Ricardo Sousa (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Robert Adams (University of Bristol, UK)
Robertt Valente (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Rosa Penna (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Sandra Carvalho (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Sarp Adali (University of KwaZulu-Natal, New Zealand)
Sushil Kumar Tomar‬ (Panjab University, India)
Tian Jian Lu (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Xuefeng Yao (Tsinghua University, China)


Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

Full papers will be published in a special issue of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Taylor & Francis), U.Porto Journal of Engineering (University of Porto), Journal of Mechanics of Solids (University of Porto), Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Springer) and in the book series Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics: Research, Technology and Education (Springer), provided they meet the necessary standards.

The full papers should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before 30 October 2024. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities

 For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino
Abreu Events Portugal
Praça da Trindade, 142, 4º, 4000-539 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 222 043 571
E-mail: lurdes.catalino@abreu.pt

Official Accommodation Provider

Beware of third parties selling hotel rooms for MS024.

These companies give the impression that they are the official handling agency and deceive congress participants by using a range of tactics often including unauthorized usage of the MS2024. ABREU EVENTS is the only official congress organizer appointed by the MS2024 to handle accommodation options that are available on the registration form.


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