International Conference on Automotive, Mechanical and Aerospace Technologies (ICAMAT) is a 2 days conference devoted to the researchers and industry engineers in the fields of mechanical engineering and its associated branches of specialisms. This is a biennial conference organised by MechAero Foundation for Technical Research and Education Excellence (MAFTREE).

Venue: TANSTIA, Guindy, Chennai

Date: 03 – 04 April 2020

Call for Papers and Participation:

A call for participation and abstracts for ICAMAT-2020 is open to industries, institutions, practicing industry Professionals and Researchers. Subjects of interests are as follows:

  • Aerospace and launch vehicles;
  • Automotive vehicles including heavy vehicles;
  • Railway vehicles;
  • Land/terrain/combat vehicles;
  • Unmanned aircraft systems;
  • Marine, underwater and mining vehicles.

Focus will be given to the topics on lightweight, composites, urban air mobility, electric vehicles, sustainable transport, environmental friendly, low-cost vehicles and emerging technologies in modelling, simulation, optimization & testing. The ICAMAT-2020 will cover the following topics pertinent to vehicles for civil & defense use:

Teaching and delivery of vehicle structures & systems research topics

  • Vehicle engineering curriculum
  • Skills and professional development

Structural integrity and protection

  • Static stress – modelling & simulation
  • Crashworthiness
  • Impact tolerant structures & ballistic protection

Lightweight design

  • Metallic lightweight design – new materials and related processes
  • Affordable and advanced composite structures
  • Optimisation including multi-disciplinary design/shape optimisation
  • Multi-material design and hybrid structures

Aerodynamics and fluid engineering

  • Vehicle body design
  • Engine systems
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Multi-physics problems

Dynamics and Systems Design

  • Vehicle dynamics & control
  • Suspension and power train
  • Multi-physics problems

Noise, Vibration and Harshness

  • Vehicle noise
  • Vibrations
  • Structural identification

Thermal tolerant structures

  • Thermal stable structures
  • Environmental and thermal barrier coatings

Vehicle Systems

  • Fuel control systems
  • Electrical and electronic controls
  • Navigation and information systems

Manufacturing and quality

  • Manufacturing
  • Joining and assembly
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Quality incl. 6sigma etc

Safety and biomechanics

  • Biomechanics
  • Occupant safety
  • Biomedical engineering

Energy harvesting and hybrid vehicles

  • Materials for energy harvesting & fuel cells
  • Thermoelectric generators
  • Solar cell materials
  • Hybrid vehicles

Emerging trends

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Architecture and new concepts
  • Knowledge based engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital 4.0 / Industry 4.0
  • Automation and coordinated robotic cells (COBOTS)

Testing and virtual instrumentation

  • Material testing
  • Virtual testing and simulation
  • Impact/crash testing

Maintenance, repair and overhaul

  • Vehicle health monitoring
  • Repair processes and methods
  • Recycling and reuse

The selected papers from this conference will be published in peer review journals including International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems; International Journal of Turbines and Sustainable Energy.


If you wish to present your latest research or demonstrate your new application/product at this conference, please submit your abstract by email to: icamat2020@maftree.org. Contributions from the research areas other than the proposed conference topics are also accepted provided that it addresses disruptive technologies as applicable mechanical, aerospace and automotive industries. The abstract should be written in English and should be restricted to 1-2 pages in A4 format, including title, author(s) affiliation(s), keywords, illustrations and key references.

Dates of submission/acceptance:

Submission of abstracts: 20 February 2020

Notification of acceptance to the authors: 27 February 2020

Submission of full-length paper: 20 March 2020

Registration Fees:

The author (s) of accepted papers shall present their manuscript in the conference in order to be included in the conference proceedings. Registration fee includes participation in conference, delegate pack, lunch, book of abstracts and a CD-ROM of proceedings. No registration or refund is permissible. Registration fees can be paid either by demand draft in favour of “MAFTREE” payable at Chennai or by PayPal to sales@maftree.org

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Key Note Lectures:

Confirmed key note lectures and speakers include renowned professionals and leading scientists from reputed organisations such as DRDO, ISRO, IISc, IIT, TVS, Mahindra, TATA, GKN, Airbus, ADA, HAL, AAASC, L&T, LMW and so on.

Pre-Conference Workshop on Advanced Composites – Design, Analysis & Manufacturing:

Hands-on training on advanced composites – Design, analysis and manufacturing using wet layup and matched die tooling techniques resourced by Dr. Vijay Sahadevan. Dr. Vijay has worked for ISRO Satellite Structures Group between 2000-2002 and then moved to overseas to pursue PhD at France. Post his PhD, he has worked across a number of composite projects ranging from piezoelectric composites based structural health monitoring, advanced composite wing structures to thermally insulated door for aircraft galley equipment. He has worked on a number of composites projects involving detailed design, industrialisation and certification for OEMs and tier-1 suppliers including Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Aerospace, Gulfstream, Embraer, Dassault Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Atkins and Ipeco. The hands-on workshop covers the following topics:

    • Session 1 – Composite Materials & Processes (theory)
      • Fiber reinforced plastics
      • Manufacturing processes
      • Material & processes selection
    • Session 2 – Hands-on matched die moulding (practical)
      • Tooling concepts
      • Resin preparation
      • Wet lay-up
      • Matched die assembly and curing
    • Session 3 – Composite Product Development (theory)
      • Lamina Properties
      • Micromechanics
      • Composite Construction Methods
      • Classical Laminate Analysis (CLA)
      • Design Principles
    • Session 4 – Hands-on matched die moulding (practical)
      • De-bulking
      • Finished product inspection and quality
      • Questions & Answers / General discussions

This pre-conference workshop will be held on 3rd April 2020, afternoon at TANSTIA. A separate registration is required for this practical yet highly valued training. Places are very limited and filled on first come first serve basis. Early-bird registration fees for this pre-conference workshop including composites training kit is Rs. 3000 per participant. Closing date of registration is 15 March 2020.


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