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17 th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 15-20 (Michigan State University)

Ahmed Elbanna's picture

Dear all,

I would like to bring to your attention the following minisymposium that is organized as part of the NCTAM 17 (Michigan State University, June 15-20, 2014)


Friction, Adhesion and Fracture: From microscale physics to macroscale response

Fracture is a fascinating nonlinear, and often dynamic, phenomenon occurring on many scales. In brittle and quasi-brittle systems, small scale perturbations may lead to large scale system fragilities and catastrophic fractures. Accordingly, understanding the underpinnings of friction and adhesion and their implications for fracture is of vital importance to many engineering, biological, and geophysical applications. This session solicits contributions in all fields related to multiscale characterization of these processes. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, (1) multiscale experimental investigations of friction and fracture toughness, (2) constitutive modeling appropriate for modeling friction and adhesion at the microscale, and (3) multiscale computational modeling of cohesive fracture. Authors are encouraged to present their most recent contributions in these fields

Please consider submitting an abstract by Dec 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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