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Invitation for Abstracts: Interface Mechanics Symposium at EMI 2016 (Vanderbilt)

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Dear Colleagues

I would like to make you aware of a minisymposium on the mechanics of interfaces being organized for the 2016 EMI-PMC conference at Vanderbilt University, May 22-25, 2016:

MS 17: Modeling the Mechanics of Material Surfaces and Interfaces 

Chandrasekhar Annavarapu*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Timothy Truster, University of Tennessee

Ravindra Duddu, Vanderbilt University

The intent of this symposium is to bring together researchers investigating the mechanics and physics of interfaces, including free boundaries or surfaces. Interfaces are a critical physical feature of many natural and engineered systems. The computational modeling of such systems is complicated by evolving discontinuities, capturing local spatial and temporal scales that can be orders of magnitude below the system scales, as well as the formation and/or interaction of free surfaces. Problem classes include, but not limited to, contact and friction between deformable bodies, delamination or fracture in materials, localization or boundary layer tracking, fluid-structure interaction, and growth instabilities in biological/material systems. Computational techniques that address stability issues in interface methods and imposition of interface conditions, such as, mortar finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, extended/generalized finite element methods (XFEM/GFEM), Nitsche methods, mixed interpolation methods, and embedded mesh methods are welcome. Submissions that relate to either the development of such methods or their application to engineering problems are encouraged.

Please consider submitting an abstract; the due date is October 15, 2015 at

Best regards,

Tim Truster

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