The seminar will focus on various aspects of microstructures in solid mechanics, material science and applied mathematics:
- Modeling materials with microstructure (plasticity, damage, phase transitions, electro-magneto-mechanics, ...)
- Experimental results on the formation and evolution of microstructure (lamination, phase transformation, ...)
- Mathematical analysis, variational formulations, non-convex problems, relaxation methods
- Multiscale methods and computational tools for the determination of effective properties of micro-heterogeneous materials
The seminar gives the opportunity to discuss and to compare different approaches to the above fields. It provides a platform for the interaction among young and established researchers in solid mechanics, mathematics, and material science.