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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. Prizes will be awarded to best student posters and oral presentations, on condition that the recipients of the awards would be the first authors of their contributions.
The venue will be the Main Campus of the university situated on the eastern slope of the Table Mountain overlooking the southern suburbs with the Hottentots Holland Mountains on the horizon. 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.