Juillet 2-6 2018 - Mini Symposium Dans le cadre de la 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2018)- Bologne - Italy
The past years have seen a renewed interest in the physics community for solid mechanics. Physicists, mainly condensed matter physicists, have started to revisit problems of mechanics and materials, thought to be classical by engineers and mechanicians. This renewed interest brought a research stimulus in the solid mechanics community. An example can be found in the theme of elastic structures where buckling, once thought as something to avoid, is now used to design and optimize systems: soft structures working in the post-critical regime are bringing new functionalities while still exhibiting excellent mechanical performances. Other examples can be found in biomechanics, the interplay between fluid and solids, growth and form, fracture mechanics.
The goal of this mini-symposium is to bring the solid mechanics and physics communities together for exchange of ideas, cross-fertilization, and new collaborations. We believe each community has its own tools and paradigms to bring: statistical physics on one side, and continuum mechanics on the other for example. We believe the emerging mechanics-physics community will be gathered around common tools (applied mathematics, nonlinear dynamics, proof-of-concept experiments, …) rather than a precise theme.
This mini symposium aims at gathering active researchers and engineers in the field of in situ mechanical testing to present and discuss the current trends. It is foreseen that fruitful discussion could be generated around talks dealing with in situ characterization in SEM, TEM, AFM, optical microscopy, X-Ray, neutron and electrons characterization (both imaging, diffusion and diffraction). Special emphasis will be put on 3D characterization of materials under mechanical loading and also in situ characterization at the very local scale (in situ TEM, MeMS based micro- or nano-testing).
We decided to suggest you, or one (or more than one) of your collaborators to submit an abstract and participate in this mini-symposium.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 15, 2017. In order to submit, authors need to first register using this link: http://www.esmc2018.org/drupal8/user/register
Important dates for ECSM2018
November 15, 2017 Deadline for abstract submission
January 31, 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
March 31, 2018 Deadline for early registration
July 2 - 6, 2018 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna
Sebastien Neukirch (CNRS/UPMC),
Benoit Roman (CNRS/UPMC),
Keith Seffen (University of Cambridge),
Francesco Dal Corso (University of Trento)
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Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structures
European Solid Mechanics Conference (Bologne, juillet 2018)