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Symposium 2: Statistical methods for material deformation and failure


M.-Carmen Miguel, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Mikko J. Alava, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Istvan Groma, Eotvos University Budapest, Hungary

Stefano Zapperi, Università di Roma, Italy


The large-scale behavior of materials often stems from a combination of effects that emerge across many scales in space and time. In particular, irreversible deformation – such as plasticity and fracture – involves long-range interactions and atomistic effects. The resulting physics exhibits cooperative phenomena that have started only recently to be appreciated. In this symposium we convene speakers that address the whole spectrum of associated ideas, from recent experimental advances that call for a statistical analysis to effective models of fluctuation phenomena and coarse-grained laws of irreversible deformation. List of topics to be addressed in the symposium include:

  • Statistical methods for multiscale models.
  • Statistical analysis of experimental data: crack surfaces, acoustic emission, deformation curves.
  • Statistical models for fracture and plasticity at the mesoscale.
  • Interacting dislocation systems: avalanches, pattern formation.
  • Irreversible deformation of non crystalline solids: amorphous solids, glasses, granular media.
  • Plasticity of non conventional crystals: vortex lattice, colloidal crystals.
  • Non-linear elasticity, non-affine responses and soft modes.

Contact Information of Symposium Organizers

Mikko J. Alava

Helsinki University of Technology
Laboratory of Physics
PO Box 1100, FIN-02015, Finland
Tel: +358-9-4513104
email: mja@fyslab.hut.fi

Istvan Groma

Department of Materials Physics
Eotvos University Budapest
1117 Budapest Pazmany P. setany 1/a
Tel: +36-1-3722802
email: groma@metal.elte.hu

M.-Carmen Miguel

Departament de Física Fonamental
Facultat de Física
Universitat de Barcelona
Diagonal 647
08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 403 71 21
e-mail: carmen.miguel@ub.edu

Stefano Zapperi

CNR-INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, E. Fermi
"La Sapienza" Università di Roma
P.le A. Moro 2
00185 Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-06-49913437
email: Stefano.Zapperi@roma1.infn.it