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The South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM) is one of the premier international conferences of Computational and Applied Mechanics on the African Continent that attracts both local and international participants. The SACAM conference is held every two years as a forum for presenting current developments in computational and applied mechanics. The main function of SACAM is to bring together engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians from academia, research institutions and industry to encourage scientific engagement and exchange of ideas in applied and computational mechanics.
The 12th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM2020) will take place in Cape Town. It will be organized by the University of Cape Town under the auspices of the South African Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SAAM), the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). The participation of postgraduate students is most welcome and encouraged.
The event will take place at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) campus, which is situated in the V&A Waterfront district. The GSB campus was built as a prison in the 1800’s and has recently been renovated into a state-of-the-art campus and conference centre.
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers plenty of in- and outdoor shopping and entertainment venues in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The V&A Waterfront is the most popular tourist attraction in Cape Town and a very safe area to walk around and enjoy the city. All recommended hotels for SACAM are situated in close proximity to the GSB. Cape Town itself is South Africa’s oldest city, close to the southern tip of the African continent. It is a seaport city of many cultures, a place where north meets south and east meets west.