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SPATIO-TEMPORAL INSTABILITIES in DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE: MECHANICS, MATERIALS SCIENCE and NONLINEAR PHYSICS ASPECTS

Objective



The proposed interdisciplinary network on Spatio-temporal Instabilities in "Fellowships and Euroconferences in Mechanics of Materials" where several Deformation and Fracture, aims to bring together scientists from the mechanics, the materials science and the condensed matter
of the partners already participate. The proposed project will contribute +/-350 man-months for the training of +/-7 "rotating" post-doctoral fellows. nonlinear/statistical physics communities to stimulate new scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of plastic flow and failure instabilities and to apply this understanding in fabricating and in modelling novel materials and processes. The results would be useful to advanced technology (manufacturing, microelectronics) and
environment-related (hazardous waste storage, liquefaction) applications. The network will foster interdisciplinary and collaborative research on the following broad research subjects:
(i) Fundamental theoretical/experimental/numerical studies in deformation and crack patterns at different length and time scales with emphasis on bridging continuum and discrete descriptions.
(ii) Understanding of quasi static and dynamic deformation localisation and failure mechanisms of monolithic and composite solids, including phase transformations, adiabatic shear bands, and crack nucleation/propagation phenomena.
(iii) Exploration of the impact of the above results into deriving processing-structure-property relations of novel materials (active composites, amorphous/nanophase solids); optimizing advanced technological processes (forming, drilling, cutting, coating); and predicting large-scale natural processes such as earthquake damage and liquefaction.

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (6)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (Turin)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
2/3,Mendelssohnstrasse 3
38106 Braunschweig
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
1,Stevinweg 1
2628 BL Delft
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Trumpington Street
CB2 1PZ Cambridge
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI
France
Address
4,Place Jussieu - Tour 66
75252 Paris
École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
France
Address
10 Rue Vauquelin
75231 Paris