DPG & EPS Spring Meeting 2018

Dimanche, 11 Mars, 2018 - 09:00 - Vendredi, 16 Mars, 2018 - 20:00

11-16 March 2018 - DPG & EPS Spring Meeting 2018

Technische Universität Berlin


Joint meeting of the German and the European Physical Societies

This symposium is intended as an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific developments regarding the physics and mechanics of fracture. Rather than addressing specific engineering problems and approaches, this symposium will cover fracture of brittle and semi-brittle materials at a fundamental level, with a focus on crack nucleation and crack-microstructure interactions. We aim at bringing together specialists from the fields of solid state physics, materials science, continuum mechanics, statistical physics and mathematics to cover theory, multi-scale modeling and experiments related to

  • Initiation of fracture and crack nucleation
  • Grain boundary fracture and interface cracks
  • Crack – obstacle interactions
  • Interplay of fracture and plasticity
  • Fracture of nanostructures and disordered materials
  • Fracture of composites
  • Statistical aspects of fracture
  • Micromechanical and local approaches to fracture

A special joint session on advanced micro- and nanomechanical fracture testing methods is envisaged with the planned EPS mini-colloquium “Mechanical properties at small scales” organized by Gerhard Dehm, Olivier Thomas and Laurent Pizzagalli.

Invited Speakers

Laurent Ponson, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
James Kermode, University of Warwick, UK 
David Armstrong, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
Reinhard Pippan, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria

List of speakers will be updated regularly.




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