Plasticity and failure in disordered materials

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, January 04 - 07, 2017

Material behaviour under stress is a fascinating non-linear dynamic phenomena that occurs over various length and time scales. In ductile materials, the onset of plasticity is marked by the avalanche dynamics and hysteresis. In brittle and quasi- brittle materials, small scale perturbations at the micro scale leads to catastrophic failures. Understanding material response under stress at different length scales is of vital importance to physicists and for many engineering, biological and geophysical applications. This meeting aims at a collective understanding of the material behaviour at various length scales.

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R. Narasimhan (IISC, Bangalore, India)

Pietro Ballone (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)

Takahiro Hatano (ERI, University of Tokyo, Japan)

Shyam Keralavarma (IIT, Chennai, India)

Rajiv Kalia (USC, Los Angeles, USA)

Soumyajyoti Biswas (MPI, Goettingen, Germany)

Lucas Goehring (Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Ranjini Bandopadhyay (RRI, Bangalore, India)

Smarajit Karmakar (TIFR, Hyderabad, India)

Hikaru Kawamura (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)

Massimo Pica Ciamarra (NTU, Singapore)

Surajit Sengupta (TCIS, TIFR, Hyderabad, India)

Srikanth Sastry (JNCASR, Bangalore, India)

Daniel Bonamy (CEA Saclay, France)

Sujata Tarafdar (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Renaud Toussaint (EOST, University of Strassbourg, France)


Chandrasekhar Hall

(IMSc, Chennai, India)


Pinaki Chaudhuri

(IMSc, Chennai, India)

Purusattam Ray

(IMSc, Chennai, India)


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