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The topics of ICM-14 range from nano- to macro-mechanics of materials including metals, composites, ceramics, computational mechanics, dynamics, material processing, manufacturing, optimisation, biomechanics. The scope of materials of interest includes both industrial materials, e.g., metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials, and advanced materials under development or used in particular applications.

  • General mechanical behaviour and constitutive models
  • Mathematical modelling of materials – theorerical aspects and numerical implementation
  • Nano and micro mechanics
  • Plasticity – theoretical, computational and experimental plasticity
  • Computational mechanics – Finite element method, mesh-free methods and finite difference methods
  • Computational materials design – atomic and molecular modelling
  • Optimisation of structures and materials
  • Multiscale modelling in materials
  • Timber mechanics and structures
  • Rock mechanics and geomechanics
  • Concrete and cement-based materials
  • Lightweight alloys and structures
  • Shape memory alloys
  • High-strength alloys – steel, aluminium, titanium
  • Composite materials and structures – polymer composites, metal matrix composites, nano-composites and bio-composites, sandwich structures.
  • Cellular materials – polymeric and metallic foams
  • Biomaterials, geomaterials and geopolymers
  • High temperature materials
  • Materials for fission and fusion
  • Hierarchical multi-scale materials – auxetic materials, meta-materials
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue
  • Impact behaviour of materials – high and low speed impacts
  • Elastomers and seismic isolation bearings
  • Energy dissipation systems for seismic applications
  • Residual stresses
  • Cyclic deformation behaviour, crack initiation and crack growth in metals
  • In-situ microscopy and diffraction
  • Size effects and small-scale mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Material processing – forging, extrusion, rolling, drawing, casting, etc
  • Advanced Manufacturing of metals and composites
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Material joining – fasteners, bonded joints, and welding
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Computational modelling of granular materials
  • Experimental mechanics of materials