ESMC88th European Solid Mechanics Conference


9 July 2012 – 13 July 2012


Graz, Austria


Prof. Gerhard Holzapfel
Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Kronesgasse 5-I
8010 Graz, Austrial


The first European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC) was held in Munich in 1991. This very successful conference initiated a tri-annual series with subsequent conferences held in Genova, Stockholm, Metz, Thessaloniki, Budapest and Lisbon. The 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference will take place at the Grazer Congress, under the auspices of EUROMECH, during July 9-13, 2012. The aim of the ESMC is to provide a forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas on the current state-of-the-art in the mechanics of solids, on new concepts and ideas and to identify important new directions for research. 

We invite you to participate in this conference and to contribute to any topic of your scientific interest. The General (contributed) Sessions for this conference have been organized into seven main areas:

Continuum Mechanics

Material Mechanics

Computational Mechanics

Multifield Problems

Structural Mechanics

Experimental Mechanics



In addition, Mini-Symposia will be organized in a range of specialized topics.

Two joint EUROMECH-ECCOMAS mini-symposia on

"Science and Technology of Composites Manufacturing Processes" and

"Virtual Testing of Composites"

will be organized during the Conference.

This is made possible thanks to the European Project E-CAero "EUROPEAN COLLABORATIVE OF AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS" (