A thin structure is a three-dimensional object whose one (or two) dimension(s) is (are) small, such as, e.g., a plate, a shell, a rod, a beam, or a wire. For a long time, such structures arouse technological interest.
The response of a rod to external stresses, the behaviour of a tire on a wet road, the heat diffusion into a plate of a heat source located at the end of a beam glued to the plate, the flow of a viscous fluid in connected pipes, and magnetism phenomena in thin films are just examples of questions concerning thin structures.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts on these topics from different horizons, in order to present and discuss the most recent results concerning mathematical models of thin structures, as well as numerical analysis methods for validation of solutions and their implementation.
The first edition of this event took place in 2005, also in Naples (Workshop on thin structures).