Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT)

  • Description
  • Located amid the beau­ti­ful New For­est National Park in Eng­land, Wes­sex Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (usu­ally referred to as just Wes­sex Insti­tute or WIT) is a unique organ­i­sa­tion serv­ing the inter­na­tional sci­en­tific community.

    The over­all aim of Wes­sex Insti­tute is to develop a series of knowl­edge trans­fer mech­a­nisms, par­tic­u­larly directed towards the exchange of infor­ma­tion between aca­d­e­mics and pro­fes­sional users within indus­try.

    This is achieved through a range of activ­i­ties organ­ised by a ded­i­cated team of staff both within the Insti­tute and its asso­ciate com­pa­nies. A large net­work of pres­ti­gious con­tacts and links have been estab­lished with many organ­i­sa­tions through­out the world.

    Core Activities

    • Grad­u­ate Pro­grammes at Doc­toral and Mas­ter level, many in col­lab­o­ra­tion with other aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions through­out the world.
    • Spe­cial­ist Research within the areas of Dam­age Mechan­ics, Envi­ron­men­tal Mod­el­ling and Fluid Mechan­ics, Indus­trial Research and Infor­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Technology.
    • Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Pro­gramme which is con­stantly expand­ing in both size and scope. This has brought inter­na­tional renown to the Institute.
    • Pub­lish­ing Arm: The Insti­tute has a pub­lish­ing arm which pro­duces numer­ous sci­en­tific books, mono­graphs and edited works as well as the pro­ceed­ings from the Institute’s con­fer­ence pro­gramme. Activ­i­ties have been expanded to include the pub­li­ca­tion of papers as well as other mate­r­ial in elec­tronic for­mat, much of which is avail­able through the WIT eLibrary.
    • Soft­ware Ser­vices: The soft­ware arm of the Insti­tute serves as a sup­port to indus­try and con­tin­ues to develop and main­tain the Bound­ary Ele­ment Analy­sis Sys­tem, which was orig­i­nated by the Direc­tor of Wes­sex Insti­tute, Prof Car­los Breb­bia. The com­pany pro­vides a valu­able ser­vice to major indus­tries such as aero­space, auto­mo­tive, mechan­i­cal, off­shore and naval, as well as spe­cial­ized appli­ca­tions in fields such as bio­med­i­cine, elec­tro­mag­net­ics and frac­ture mechanics.
    • The Amer­i­can Office is based in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts, and sup­ports and pro­motes the use of bound­ary ele­ments in indus­try as well as sell­ing the pub­li­ca­tions pro­duced by WIT Press.

    Pub­lish­ing Activities

    WIT Press not only pro­vides an essen­tial con­tri­bu­tion to the smooth run­ning of the Institute’s con­fer­ences by pub­lish­ing the pro­ceed­ings but also pro­duces a num­ber of spe­cial­ized mono­graphs and edited works. This out­put gen­er­ally appeals to spe­cial­ized groups of researchers and is seen as vital to the advance­ment of sci­ences. WIT Press is one of the few pub­lish­ers pre­pared to ser­vice this impor­tant mar­ket.

    WIT Press has also expanded its activ­i­ties to include the pub­li­ca­tion of papers as well as other mate­ri­als in elec­tronic form. This ser­vice com­ple­ments the hard cover books pro­duced and as a result many WIT Press pub­li­ca­tions are per­ma­nently avail­able to the inter­na­tional sci­en­tific com­mu­nity for imme­di­ate dis­tri­b­u­tion through www​.wit​press​.com.


    Website wessex.ac.uk
    Phone +44.23.8029-3223

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