Aim and scope

Material modelling has become a field of high scientific importance in the last decades. Although there are many workshops, meetings, colloquia, etc. on specific materials and particular applications, an ICMM conference series is the only one dedicated to material modelling and its various aspects. To this end, the aim of the ICMM conference is to bring together researchers from various fields of material modelling and material characterization and to cover all aspects of material modelling. It will provide the opportunity for interaction with and exchanges between scientists working in different subareas of mechanics of materials who otherwise would not come into contact with each other.

This biennial conference is the eighth in the ICMM series. The first ICMM took place in Dortmund 2009 (Germany). The conference since then was held in Paris (France), Warsaw (Poland), Berkeley (USA), Rome (Italy), Lund (Sweden) and Cape Town (South Africa).

Main topics of the conference

  • Linear elasticity and viscoelasticity
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Plasticity and viscoplasticity
  • Experimental identification and material characterization
  • Atomistic/continuum transition on nanoscale
  • Optimization and inverse problems in multiscale modelling
  • Coupled field problems
  • Cosserat, micromorphic and gradient materials
  • Granular materials and particle systems
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials
  • Electronic materials
  • Heterogeneous materials
  • Creep, damage, fatigue and fracture
  • Numerical aspects of material modelling