HISTRATE – COST Action CA21155 – Advanced Composites under HIgh STRAin raTEs loading: a route to certification-by-analysis

HISTRATE Conference 2024

Welcome to the International Conference on Advanced Composites under High Strain Rates Loading: A Route to Certification-by-Analysis. This event, organized by the COST Action HISTRATE, brings together leading experts, researchers, and industry professionals at the forefront of materials science and engineering.

In an era where innovation and safety intersect, the conference aims to unravel the complexities surrounding advanced composites subjected to high strain rates loading. As industries increasingly rely on lightweight, high-strength materials, understanding their behavior under dynamic conditions becomes imperative. The conference provides a unique platform for the exchange of research results, methodologies, and insights, fostering collaboration and driving advancements in the field.

Our comprehensive program encompasses a spectrum of topics, ranging from the latest experimental techniques for characterizing composite materials under dynamic loading to computational models and simulations guiding the path to Certification-by-Analysis. Attendees can expect in-depth discussions on material design, manufacturing processes, and real-world applications, all with a focus on ensuring structural integrity and performance in high-speed scenarios.

Whether you are an academic, researcher, engineer, or industry professional, this conference offers a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest advancements, share your expertise, and contribute to the collective knowledge driving the future of advanced composites in high strain rate environments. Join us on this transformative journey towards Certification-by-Analysis, shaping the next generation of materials that will redefine the standards of safety and performance in dynamic applications.

Conference title: Advanced Composites under High Strain Rates Loading: A Route to Certification-by-Analysis

Date: 5th-6th June 2024

Location: Sabancı University Altunizade Digital Campus, Özgürlük Mahallesi, Küçük Çamlıca Mahallesi Şehit İsmail Moray Sokak No:3 Kısıklı, 34696 Üsküdar/Istanbul, Türkiye



Registration for the Conference is now closed.

Participation to the Conference will be free of charge. Meals (lunch and dinner) will be provided on a self-paying basis. A joint conference dinner (self-paid) is planned for the evening of 5th June 2024.


Conference Programme

The Conference Programme is available here.


Practical Information

Information on transport in Istanbul (to/from airports) is available here.


Call for abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the HISTRATE Conference 2024 has now been closed.

Conference Topics:

  • Novel composite materials for high strain rate applications
  • Novel simulation methods and best practices for composites under high strain rates
  • Multi-modal sensing for impact detection and damage characterisation      
  • Advanced testing and instrumentation for composites under high strain rates           
  • New standards for composites certification with industrial applications under high strain rates


Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission of abstracts for the HISTRATE Conference 2024 will be open from February 1st, 2024;
  • Abstracts must be 2 pages;
  • A template for the abstract is available here;
  • Abstracts must be submitted through the HISTRATE website here;
  • Abstracts must be written in English;
  • With the abstract submission, you must indicate your preferred conference topic (listed above) and your presentation preference as:
    • Oral-only,
    • Oral or poster,
    • Poster only.


It is planned to publish a book of abstracts with a DOI.  Selected abstracts might be invited for publication in a special issue.

A limited number of presenters of selected abstracts can receive reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs according to the COST Rules for Reimbursement.

Abstracts have been selected by a Scientific Committee consisting of representatives of the HISTRATE Action based on the selection criteria:

  • Relevance to the HISTRATE Action, its  objectives and results;
  • Scientific value and excellence.

Geographical, gender and age distribution will be taken into account.



If you have any questions, please contact the scientific secretariat: hatice.sas@sabanciuniv.edu and elena.stoykova@gmail.com.

Any questions regarding reimbursement of costs for selected presenters can be sent to: claudia.hawke@tu-dresden.de.

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