J. Phys. IV France
Volume 105, March 2003
Page(s) III - III
Non-Linear Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials
S. Cescotto, C. Teodosiu, A.-M. Habraken et al.
J. Phys. IV France
105 (2003) III


S. Cescotto, C. Teodosiu, A.-M. Habraken, R. Billardon and I. Doghri

The EMMC6 conference is the sixth in a series of European Mechanics of Materials Conferences to be held under the auspices of the European Mechanics Society and the French Society for Mechanics of Materials.

ELROMECH-MECAMAT Conferences continue the tradition of past MECAMAT International Seminars:

1986 - Local Approach to Fracture (Fontainebleau)

1987 - High Temperature Fracture and Mechanisms (Dourdan)

1988 - Inelastic Behaviour of Solids, Models and Utilisation (Besangon)

1989 - Mechanics and Mechanisms of Damage in Composites and Multimaterials (Saint-Etienne)

1991 - Large Plastic Deformations; Fundamental Aspects and Applications to Metal Forming

1992 - Multiaxial Plasticity (Cachan)

1993 - Micromechanics of Materials (Fontainebleau)

1995 - Mechanisms and Mechanics of Solid-Solid Phase Transformations (La Bresse)

1996 - EMMC1 Fontainebleau (France). Local Approach to Fracture 86-96

1997 - EMMC2 Magdeburg (Germany). Mechanics of Materials with Intrinsic Length Scales

1998 - EMMC3 Oxford (U.K.). Mechanics and Multi-Physics Processes in Solids

1999 - EMMC4 Metz (France). Processes, microstructures, mechanical properties

2000 - EMMC.5 Delft (The Netherlands). Scale Transitions from Atomistics to Continuum Plasticity.

The goal of each EUROMECH-MECAMAT conference is to bring together scientists from the academic world and industry to address a specific topic within the field of Mechanics of Materials which is to be approached from both a fundamental and an applied perspective. Emphasis is placed on a multi-disciplinary approach involving microstructural characterization and understanding, mechanical modelling and experiments, as well as numerical analysis and computation.

Scope of EMMCG

Anisotropy of materials constitutes one of the most demanding challenges of Solid Mechanics.

On the one hand, a deep understanding of anisotropy and of its evolution under different loadings is based on observations and modelling at various micro-, meso- and macroscopic scales. This often implies the use of sophisticated experimental techniques, as well as of advanced modelling approaches.

On the other hand, industrial needs often require the development of macroscopic models of anisotropic behaviour to be implemented in computer codes. Here, the goal is the practical use for the analysis or the design of a wide range of applications which, in many cases, involve materials of extremely different types of mechanical behaviour. Hence, the simplicity of the models, an easy access to the corresponding material parameters and affordable computer times are often the main industrial criteria.

The EMMC6 conference addresses these different matters from the viewpoint of Solid Mechanics.

Four classes of anisotropic materials are considered:

$\bullet$ metals;

$\bullet$ geomaterials;

$\bullet$ polymers and composites;

$\bullet$ tissues, foams and biomaterials.

For each class of materials, the contributions to the conference may focus on:

$\bullet$ the types of thermomechanical behaviour: elastic, elasto(visco)plastic, damage, thermal effects, cyclic loading, ...

$\bullet$ macroscopic, microscopic or multiscale aspects;

$\bullet$ the methods used for investigating the material anisotropy: detailed mechanical and physical understanding, laboratory experiments, mathematical modelling.

The main objective of EMMC6 is to contribute to a better understanding and modelling of the behaviour of anisotropic materials by bringing together people from material science, solid mechanics and industry. Examples of applications can be used as illustration of the results of a research. However, the theme of the conference lies in the field of Solid Mechanics of Materials and not in the field of Structural Mechanics. Consequently, papers mainly focussing on computer simulations of complex structures and/or fabrication processes as well as researches on the structural applications of anisotropic solids, are essentially outside the scope of the conference.

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