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SEM 2018 Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials June 4-7

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The Time-Dependent Materials Technical Division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics invites you to submit an abstract to Track 2,“Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials” at the SEM International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Greenville, SC, June 4-7, 2018).

We are soliciting papers involving time (and rate) dependence in all materials, including polymers, metals, biomaterials, granular materials, gels, foams, fluids, and glasses. Time dependence includes strain rate, creep, stress relaxation or frequency effects. Characterization across length scales is encouraged, including effects of inhomogeneities and interfaces. Experimentally informed constitutive models are welcome as well.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the MTDM track. At this time, track keynotes are:

Prof. David Dillard, Virginia Tech

Dr. Gale Holmes, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Please submit your 200 word abstract by the October 17th deadline.  When doing so, please select Paper Topic “Challenges in the Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials” by selecting the MTDM button and indicate “Silberstein” as session organizer.

In addition, we are soliciting nominations for the Knauss Young Investigator Award for under-40 researchers who have made a significant contribution to experimental mechanics for time dependent materials. Please email Meredith Silberstein ( with any nominations.

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