438Constitutive Equations for Polymer Microcomposites


15 July 2002 – 17 July 2002


Vienna, Austria


Dr. Ing. Al. Dorfmann, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Institute of Structural Engineering
Peter Jordan St. 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
E-mail: dorfmann@mail.boku.ac.at

Prof. Drozdov Aleksey
Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Israel

Prof. R.W. Ogden
Dept. of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, UK

Euromech contact person: Prof. F.G. Rammerstorfer

In recent years, tremendous progress has been made in understanding relations between the chemical structures of polymer micro-composites on the one hand and their mechanical and physical properties on the other. However, most studies were published in specialised journals dealing with the chemistry and physics of macromolecules. The objective of the workshop is to gather specialists actively working in rather diverse areas of polymer science in order to exchange their knowledge and to formulate directions for further research. It is hoped
(i) to discuss recent advances in the design of molecular models,
(ii) to develop constitutive equations for the mechanical behavior of solid polymers based on various scenarios for deformation at the micro-level, and
(iii) to compare results of numerical analysis with available experimental data and results of molecular dynamics simulation.

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