The meeting will start on Monday October 22, at 8.30 a.m. and end at lunch time on Wednesday October 24, 2012.

Invited plenary lectures

G. Dal Maso, Sissa
Mathematical models in fracture mechanics ( Dal Maso PDF )
R. James, University of Minnesota
An invariant manifold of molecular dynamics and its relation to continuum mechanics ( James PDF )
A. Kraynik, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, ex Sandia National Laboratories
Foam Rheology: from the cells' point of view ( Kraynik PDF )
I. Müller, TU Berlin
Krzysztof Wilmanski - in Memoriam
P. Podio Guidugli, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
On Heat Propagation in Rigid Conductors ( PodioGuidugli PDF )
E. Virga, University of Pavia
Ordering transition in ferrofluid films ( Virga PDF )

The Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III Lecture

The Society for Natural Philosophy is pleased to announce that Professor Stuart S. Antman of the University of Maryland will deliver the Truesdell Lecture. The title of the lecture is:

Thresholds in Continuum Mechanics. ( Antman PDF )


P. Biscari, Politecnico di Milano
Permanent Effects in Shape Memory Alloys ( Biscari PDF )
F. Pereira Duda, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Stimuli Responsive Polymer Gels: Theory and Applications ( Duda PDF )
P. Foti, Politecnico di Bari
Phase transitions, hysteresis and bifurcation for generalized Mooney-Rivlin elastic bodies ( Foti PDF )
C. Lexcellent, FEMTO-ST Besançon
Description of the transformation toughening behavior of a static crack along an interface between a shape memory alloy and an elastic material. ( Lexcellent PDF )
G.P. Parry, University of Nottingham
Types of symmetry for continuous and discrete defective crystals ( Parry PDF )
R. Segev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Notes on the Configuration Spaces of Irregular Bodies ( Segev PDF )
L. Teresi, University of "Roma Tre"
Gels, Cells, and the Engines of Motion ( Teresi PDF )

M. Fraldi, University of Napoli Federico II
New insights into single-cell mechanics ( Fraldi PDF )
A. Gamba, Politecnico di Torino
Geometry, topology, and out-of-equilibrium dynamics in epithelial morphogenesis ( Gamba PDF )
A. Giacomini, University of Brescia
Quasi-static evolutions for linearly elastic-perfectly plastic heterogeneous materials ( Giacomini PDF )
G. Lancioni, Università Politecnica delle Marche
A one-dimensional variational model for fracture and plasticity, based on diffuse cohesive energy ( Lancioni PDF )
M. Leoni, University of Trento
Continuum mechanics in an atomistic frame: modelling strain effects in X-ray powder diffraction ( Leoni PDF )
A. Piccolroaz, Aberystwyth University
Fracture in microstructured materials: continuum and discrete approaches ( Piccolroaz PDF )