Since its inception in 1991, EUROMAT has been held each year on behalf of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), and alternates between general and topical prospectives.
This year's theme, Advances in Mechanical Behaviour, Plasticity and Damage, was proposed by the Societe Francaise de Metallurgie et de Materiaux (SF2M) to FEMS.
This publication contains a selection of papers presented at the EUROMAT 2000 Conference, held in Tours, France on 7-9 November 2000. The aim of this Conference was to concentrate mainly on recent advances made in the investigation of the relationship between microstructures of materials and their mechanical behaviour; including, fundamentals, modelling and applications. Encompassed in the Conference's aim is the nurturing of the synergistic effect between the theoretical and applied areas in this field. This was achieved by addressing important basic and practical aspects of the mechanical behaviour and damage of materials whilst also providing significant links between various complementary approaches.
All kinds of materials are covered and topics that were covered include the mechanics of solid polymers, microstructurs and micromechanisms, and the collective behavior of defects which looks at the interaction of multiple defects in a system.
For researchers investigating the applied and theoretical aspects of the mechanics and damage mechanics of materials.
Plenary papers. Microstructure and micromechanisms: toward physically based constitutive equations for plasticity and fracture of alloys (Y. Brechet). Collective behavior of cracks and defects (O.B. Naimark). Fatigue-cyclic behaviour (J. Polak). Mechanics and phase transformations (F.D. Fischer). Modeling of ductile fracture and the ductile-brittle transition (A. Needleman). Mechanics of heterogeneous joints. Experimental validation of SINTAP defect assessment procedure for heterogeneous joints (Y.J. Kim, P.J. Budden). An approach to fracture analysis of butt joints (S. Alexandrov, G. Mishuris). Fracture mechanics studies of graded transition joints (N.P. O'Dowd). Effect of weld metal yield strength over - and undermatch on fracture resistance of pipeline girth welds (C. Thaulow et al.). Analysis of the heterogeneous weld joints in aspect of fracture mechanics (E. Ranatowski). Fracture toughness of simulated HAZ in HSLA steel welds (A. Lambert et al.). Implications of nonlinear mismatch in fracture of bimetallic interfaces (A. Laukkanen, S. Tahtinen). Tensile strength of bimetallic HIP diffusion bonds: experiments and numerical analysis (V. Rougier et al.). Monotonic and cyclic strength of friction stir welded aluminium joints (G. Biallas et al.). A new experimental method to predict the fatigue life of high temperature Austenitic 316L weldments (Y. Madi et al.). Fatigue and creep properties of bi-metallic alloys produced by diffusion bonding (H. Burlet et al.). Predictive fracture model for adhesively-bonded joints failing with extensive plastic yielding (T. Ferracin et al.). Experimental automated ultrasonic evaluation of welded structures and defects characterization (F. Bettayeb et al.). Analysis of welding reaction stresses and welding reaction moments in component tests - stress characteristics dependent on the intensity of restraint (T
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