605Damage and failure of engineering materials under extreme loading conditions


21 May 2019 – 24 May 2019


Madrid, Spain




José A. Rodríguez-Martínez
Associate Professor
Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis
University Carlos III of Madrid
Avda. de la Universidad 30, C.P. 28911
Leganés, Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34916249904
Fax: +34916249430
Email: jarmarti@ing.uc3m.es


Sébastien Mercier
Laboratoire d’Etudes des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux LEM3
Université de Lorraine
7 rue Felix Savart
57073 Metz, France

Email: sebastien.mercier@univ-lorraine.fr


Daniel Rittel
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel

Email: merittel@me.technion.ac.il

Damage and failure of deformable solids is a constantly evolving scientific field which poses a real challenge in terms of comprehension, control and modeling. Driven by different industrial sectors, the research devoted to the study of the physical mechanisms responsible for damage and fracture of engineering materials like metals, polymers, ceramics and composites under extreme loading conditions has been especially prolific over the last decade. Nevertheless, despite the significant efforts spent by scientists in increasing their understanding of the processes of strain localization, damage and failure, it is clear that a number of scientific questions remain open. Within this general theme, three main areas will be covered in this Colloquium: (1) experimental and numerical techniques, (2) material, spatial and temporal length scales and (3) failure mechanisms.