487Structure Sensitive Mechanics of Polymer Materials-Physical and Mechanical Aspects


10 October 2006 – 13 October 2006


Strasbourg, France


Prof. Yves Remond
Institut de Mecanique des Fluides et de Solids
UMR 7507 ULP
67000 Strasbourg, France
E-mail: remond@imfs.u-strasbg.fr

Prof. Stanislav Patlazhan
Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Russia

EUROMECH contact person: Prof. Ahmed Benallal


The aim of the EUROMECH Colloquium 487 is to enhance interactions and stimulate discussions among mechanicians and physicists around novel trends and ways of theoretical and experimental investigations of coupling between deformation behavior and concurrent structural evolution of polymer-based materials.
The following topics will be discussed:
  • Constitutive modeling of structure sensitive deformation processes in semi-crystalline and amorphous polymers.
  • Physical origin of strain-induced structural transitions.
  • Structural studies of deformation-induced transformations in solid polymers: crystallization, recrystallization,
  • melting, chain orientation, voiding.
  • Structure and ultimate properties of polymer materials including polymer-based and rubber composites.
  • Localization processes (shear banding, crazing) in semi-crystalline, glassy, and cured polymers.