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Suzanne O'rourke
02-14-2000, 06:59 PM
European Advanced Summer School

Frontiers for Computational Micromechanics in Industrial and
Engineering Materials

August 24th to September 1st, 2000

Funded by the European Commission under the TMR Programme

The summer school is the second in a series of summer schools
on the topic of computational micromechancis to be held at NUI,
Galway. The first summer school was held in July of 1998. It was a
great success and was enjoyed by all. There were 45 participants
from 11 European countries and 9 expert lecturers from 5 European
countries and the USA. The second summer school promises to
be equally as stimulating and enjoyable. It will build on the same
basic theme to include the most recent cutting edge and
developments and novel applications.

COMPUTATIONAL MICROMECHANICS
is concerned with modelling materials at
the microstructural level, allowing explicit representation of
microstructural features such as second phase or reinforcing
particles, voids, microcracks, grain boundaries and crystal
structure, which gives great insight into the physical mechanical
processes that occur in materials during forming or while in service,
and also providing the Micro-Macro link to understand and predict
overall mechanical behaviour.

SCOPE OF SUMMER SCHOOL

The Summer School is at an advanced level and is designed for
post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, research engineers
and academics who have a good basic knowledge of continuum
mechanics and materials science. The focus will be on
applications to high performance industrial materials such as
steels, hard metals, superalloys, ceramics, MMCs and
intermetallics. In addition, applications in the exciting new areas of
biomechanics and biomaterials will be discussed.

- Principles of continuum mechanics: small deformations
and finite deformations, computational methods, finite element
methods, solution algorithms, software codes, parameter
identification,introduction to micromechancis and overview of
current applications.
- Micromechanical models for materials with inhomogeneous
microstructures: multiphase materials, metal-ceramic
composites,
periodic cell modelling, embedding methods, mean field methods,
homogenisation, bounding, multi-scale methods.
- Constitutive laws: elasticity, plasticity, crystallographic
plasticity, single crystal and polycrystal deformation, connection
to dislocation and atomisitc level modelling, strain gradient
methods.
- Microscale fracture: void nucleation, growth and coalesence,
interfacial fracture, stress fields, J-Integral.
- Applications in fatigue and cyclic loading.
- Applications in biomechanics and biomaterials.

The instruction will be given by a group of internationally known
experts. The delivery will combine lecture/discussion sessions with
computer demonstration sessions allowing practical exploration of
the material covered in the lectures.

Some of the international experts who will give the instruction are:

Prof. Siegfried Schmauder (MPA, Stuttgart, Germany)

Dr. Helmut Boehm (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)

Dr. Michel Bornert (LMS - Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Dr. Noel O'Dowd (Imperial College of Science, Technology and
Medicine, London, UK)

Dr. Esteban Busso (Imperial College of Science, Technology and
Medicine, London, UK)

Mr. Ralf Mohrmann (Fraunhofer Institut Fuer Werkstoffmechanik,
Freiburg, Germany)

Dr. Peter McHugh (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)

STRUCTURE OF SUMMER SCHOOL

August 24 and 25 Lecture and demonstration sessions
August 26 and 27 Group activites and informal discussion

August 28, 29 and 30 Lecture and demonstration sessions
August 31 and September 1 Participation at Workshop IWCMM10

The language of the Summer School will be English. Some
familiarity with finite element packages, especially ABAQUS,
would be beneficial. Notes on all sessions will be distributed to the
participants during the Summer School.

Summer school participants will attend the IWCMM10 workshop on
August 31 and September 1. Here the participants will see a
wide range of applications and uses for computational
micromechancis and computational methods in general. In a
special session of this workshop they will be expected to make a
presentation of their own work (oral or poster) and their use of (or
plans for use of) computational methods. This will be extremely
valuable to participants for the generation of discussion on
problems they wish to solve and for obtaining feedback from other
participants and the visiting experts.

A tour in the senic Connemara area in the west of Ireland is
planned for August 26 or 27.

COSTS AND FUNDING FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
(which includes participation in IWCMM10)

There is a registration fee of IRP 200 (Irish punts). Accommodation
and meal costs are not included in the registration fee. Accomodation
is available on campus at Corrib Village at the rate of IRP 26.50 per
person per night for ensuite B&B. Meals and coffee breaks will be
provided during the Summer School (except Saturday 26th and
Sunday 27th of August) for a total cost of IRP 220. Funding is
available to attend the Summer School from the European
Commission for Young Researchers: those under 35 years of age
whose nationality and place of work is the European Union or the
Associated States. The funding covers accommodation in Corrib
Village (10 nights), meals/coffee breaks for the duration of the
Summer School (except Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th
of August) and most of the travel costs (at least 75%
of apex air fare and/or economy train fare).

Participation from young researchers and women researchers is
strongly encouraged.

APPLICATION AND DEADLINES FOR SUMMER SCHOOL

The Summer School is open to all to apply but space is limited.
Participants will be selected on the basis of the completed
application. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is
MARCH 31st, 2000. Successful participants will be notified by APRIL
28th, 2000. The deadline for registration and payment of all costs
(fee, accommodation, meals) is JUNE 16th, 2000.

APPLICATION FORM FOR SUMMER SCHOOL

Frontiers for Computational Micromechanics in Industrial and
Engineering Materials

Surname_____________________

Firstname____________________

Affiliation___________________

Professional Status_______________________

Address________________________________

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Nationality_________________________

Date of Birth_______________________

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Telephone_________________

Fax_______________________

e-mail_____________________

First University (or equivalent) graduation date

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Discipline______________________________________

Institution of
Graduation________________________________________ __

Brief Curriculum Vitae since
graduation_____________________________

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Current projected research activities and motives for wishing to
attend Summer School:

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Please give three most recent/most important publications

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Paper to be presented at International Workshop: IWCMM10


Title:

Author(s):

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FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS ONLY (under 35 years of age and
whose nationality and place of work is the European Union or the
Associated States

Do you or your research group hold a grant from which participation
in the Summer School could be funded? yes/no

Have you applied for a grant for this purpose from any other body?
yes/no

If yes, what result?

Estimated costs of travel to the event (using most economical air
fare and/or train fare)

>From To Means of transport Return/Single Cost
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I declare the above to be truthful and sincere. I do not expect to be
funded for participation in the event from other sources except as
above, and if awarded funding by the organisers of the Summer
School I will not cover any expenses from more than one funding
source.

Signed____________________ Date______________________



OPTIONAL: Comments on benefit of participation from Supervisor,
Department Head, etc......

Comments__________________________________________ __

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Signed______________________ Date ____________________


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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER SCHOOL
AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM CONTACT:

Dr. Peter McHugh
Micromechanics Research Unit
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

Tel: +353 91 524411 x3152
Direct: +353 01 750490
Fax: +353 91 563991
e-mail: peter.mchugh@nuigalway.ie
http://www.nuigalway.ie/micru

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