German Space Elevator Games

The following is an announcement sent out by Detlef Mache on the 2008 German Space Elevator games.

After the great success of the first German Space-Elevator team ("Max-Born-Team") - where the team placed third among 16 international teams from different universities and institutes at the NASA-sponsored Space Elevator competition 2006 in New Mexico - the growing interest become extremely popular in Europe.

SE Games

After the great success of the first German Space-Elevator team ("Max-Born-Team") - where the team placed third among 16 international teams from different universities and institutes at the NASA-sponsored Space Elevator competition 2006 in New Mexico - the growing interest become extremely popular in Europe.
Now we will bring together in a special section of the

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5th International Conference on Applied Sciences (2008)
("Innovation & Imagineering" in Constructive Approximation)

and The Space Elevator & Space Engineering & Mathematics Project
(Designs and Space Elevator Games 2008)
Ruhrarea - Germany
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the leaders in the relevant fields, scientists, colleagues and the private industry to push engineering designs of future climbers and allow participants to form partnerships that are beneficial to the teams, industry promoting their products in general.

These Conferences have traditionally ranked as some of the best international applied science conferences over the past 13 years. They have been well attended by scientists, students and colleagues in mathematics and engineering from academia, industry, and
government and an excellent conference is expected in 2008 as well.

Participants and Topics

The participants that we will bring together include international teams (e.g. from the United States, Canada, Spain, Germany etc.) from local Universities and international scientific institutes, and experts from the industry in all aspects of the engineering.

The workshop will combine presentations and group discussions on the best climbers to date and designs for future climbing systems and components. No conference to date has addressed the climber designs in this detail and with the growing interest in these activities and the overall space elevator development we expect strong interest in attending by various groups. We have organized many conferences in the past but this is our first in Europe and would like to keep attendance to 100 individuals to insure a highly successful event.

Space Elevator Disigns & Space Engineering & Mathematics
In conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Applied Sciences a special session will be held to examine the new and growing area focusing on the development of a
viable space elevator. For such a unique engineering project it is necessary to
carefully and objectively examine the open questions, define the issues and find
practical solutions where possible. In this project one of the critical studies centers
on the influence of vibrations in the system, the numerical analysis of this issue and
understanding the behavior of various elevator constructions under different influences.

An additional objective of this 5th International Conference i s to provide a forum to
examine applications of space elevator technologies (i.e. the cable material - carbon
nanotubes) and the mathematical characteristics and dynamics of a space elevator cable.
Due to some of the unique aspects of the space elevator - a cable length between 70,000 km and 144,000 km for example - one has to investigate the mathematical, physical and engineering principles that govern the overall design. This includes development of mathematical models and studying the behaviour of the system via simulation and numerical methods combined with analytic approach es.

Space Elevator Games 2008 (Born-Project)

In October 2006 the first German Space-Elevator team ("Max-Born-Team") successfully participated and placed third among 16 international teams from different universities and institutes at the NASA-sponsored Space Elevator competition held near Las Cruces, New Mexico. This endeavor by the first german space elevator project was fantastic and positive experience for the engineering students. The organizers will continue and build upon the Space-Elevator project by initiating a competition in Germany in 2008 for international teams. Therefore the organizers invite international teams to participate in the German Space Elevator Games 2008 and thereby help develop prototypes systems for the Space Elevator.

Space Elevator teams wishing to compete should provide complete climber systems to scale the ribbon while carrying a specified payload - which we will be provided at the games.
The ascent must be made utilizing only beamed power - no stored energy or physical
connections to the climber are allowed.

Registration is open, and teams are encouraged to register at:

Space-Elevator2008 < AT > ing-math.net

Finally, to those of you asking about the specific location for the Space-Elevator games - we'll have some news on that in the next update.

Conference Proceedings will be published by Birkhäuser.

The conference proceedings containing survey papers by the invited speakers and
contributed papers will be published after the conference. It will be published by
Birkhäuser (member of the Bertelsmann Springer Publishing Group) as part of its
International Series.

If you are thinking of attending and have not yet done so, please preregister by sending an eMail to:
PINGUIM2008 < AT > ing-math.net

There is still time to submit a paper and even to organize a minisymposium if you like.
Send us e-mail if you have any questions at: PINGUIM2008 < AT > ing-math.net

We are looking forward to meeting you in 2008.

With friendly regards

Detlef H. Mache

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