Scientific Objectives

During the last decades material modelling has become a field of central scientific importance. Although there exist many workshops, meetings, colloquia, etc. on specific materials, and particular applications, here a single conference dedicated to material modelling with all its various facets is intended. To this end, the aim of the ICMM conference is to bring together researchers from the various fields of material modelling and materials characterization. The intention here is to cover essentially all aspects of material modelling. This will provide the opportunity for interaction among and exchange between scientists working in different subareas of material mechanics who otherwise would not come into contact with each other.

Main Topics:

  • Linear elasticity and viscoelasticity
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Plasticity and viscoplasticity
  • Strain gradient approaches
  • Nonclassical approaches like Cosserat and micromorphic
  • Atomistic/continuum transition on nanoscale
  • Granular materials and particle systems
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials
  • Electronic materials
  • Heterogeneous materials
  • Coupled field problems
  • Creep, damage and fatigue
  • Experimental identification and material characterization

This conference is the third in the ICMM series. The first ICMM took place in 2009 in Dortmund, Germany; the second in 2011 in Paris, France.