14-16 November 2022
Europe/Paris timezone


                           Due to the sanitary situations, ECCCS2 is postponed to November 2022


Conference Goal:

The ECCCS-2 conference aims to promote the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on the crashworthiness of composite structures. It provides an excellent forum for combining academic research and industrial works to examine crashworthiness of composite structures, as experimentally, as numerically in a wide range of domains such as aeronautics, space, automotive, sport…

Please feel free to disseminate the pdf version of the call for participation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage Mechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Fatigue
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Impact
  • Novel Numerical Methods
  • Micro-mechanics
  • Model Identification
  • Multi-scale Modelling
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Novel Materials
  • Optimisation
  • Laminated and Textile Composites
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Progressive Failure Analysis
  • Reduced Order Models
  • Virtual Testing


This conference invites research experts and industry practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds. It includes invited speakers, and works’ presentation via abstract submissions and selection with an international scientific committee.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract of maximum 2 pages. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. Online abstracts compilation will be published as open access on OATAO (Open Archive Toulouse Archive Ouverte).

Abstract submission is optional: academic, industrial, and students participants can attend the conference even without presentation or poster.

Keynotes speakers

    Prof. Brian G. Falzon is the Director of the Advanced Composites Research Group at Queen’s and is internationally renowned for his work on the computational analysis, design, manufacture and testing of advanced composite aerostructures. He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal/conference papers and book chapters, one book, and edited three others. He made seminal contributions to the analysis of structural stability of thin-skinned composite aerostructures which had a significant influence on the innovative designs subsequently implemented by Boeing Aerostructures Australia on the Boeing 787 and FA-18E/F programs, and was key in helping define new modelling methodologies for the UK government-backed research program, ‘Next Generation Composite Wing’. His work on composite failure mechanisms, impact damage modelling and fracture toughness characterization have helped NASA projects, such as the NASA Advanced Composites Project, which focused on developing reliable methods to predict skin/stiffener separation under postbuckling deformations. He has fostered extensive industry and academic collaborations with partners from Europe, Australia, India and China and is currently coordinating a H2020 research programme with fourteen academic and industry partners across six EU member states.

     Dr. Ulrich Mueller is...

Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials, BOKU-Vienna

Presentation title: "Crashworthiness: Wood in Automotive Engineering"

Dr. Michel Mahé is Lead Expert in Airframe Structural Analysis & Senior Expert in Dynamic Analysis at Airbus, Toulouse (FRANCE)

He got his PhD in Mechanics at ISAE-SUPAERO in 1991 and works on:
Dynamic analysis and testing (crash, bird strike, tyre debris impact, engine debris, ditching, …)
- Virtual testing of components and large-scale static tests
- Support to development and certification of all Airbus Commercial programmes since early 90’s
- Support to in-service aircrafts, support to incidents and accidents
Leading Airbus expert community for Structural Analysis

Important dates

  • April 15, 2021

Abstract submission & registration opens

  • July 31, 2021
Abstract submission deadline
  • August 31, 2021

Acceptance notification

  • September 30, 2021

Early bird registration fee payment deadline

  • October 31, 2021
Late registration fee payment deadline
  • November 14-16, 2022 

ECCCS-2 conference

Conference location

The conference will be held at ISAE-SUPAERO, 10 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31055 Toulouse, France


Registration fees  

  • Regular fees

300 Euros

  • Student fees

200 Euros

The Conference registration fee includes:

  • Participation in all oral sessions
  • Entrance to the exhibition/poster session area
  • Access to full conference abstracts
  • Refreshment breaks
  • One ticket for the reception dinner held at the rooftop of the Vanel spaces in the city center, located right in front of the new “Las Ramblas” 

Amphitheater 4
10 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse FRANCE
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