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Grants for 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models and Experimental Observations Cesme/Turkey 2-4 June

In 2012 and 2013 we organized very successful Workshops on
"Physics-based material models and experimental observations" funded
by the European Union's Enlargement programme. We cordially invite you to
submit an abstract to the 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based
Material Models and Experimental Observations
to be held on 2-4 June
2014 in Cesme-Izmir/Turkey.

danial_faghihi's picture

Symposium in IMECE 2014, Montreal, Canada

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in a symposium on “Modeling and experimental characterization for the behavior of the micro/nanostructured thin films” in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal, Canada (

Solid/Fluid Mechacnics


In my research i am trying to develop a new model for plastic deformation, and i suspect there is a strong similarity between

plasticity and turbulent flow !.

My question is: if there is workd done trying to apply Reynolds decomposition (Reynolds Stress) to the governing equations and solved plasticity problem in Solids?


Yaron B.S.

Problem with fortran code for solving large strain 2D elastic problem by FEM using Updated Lagrangian Framework

I am using my own fortran code to solve a large strain 2D elastic problem using FEM in Updated Lagrangian framework and I am using incremental formulation. It works well for 2D pull of a square block with 2 elements and I've compared the results with a commercial FEA package. But while solving bending of a cantilever beam the results starts to blow up and the elements distort abruptly after certain time step. This happens only when the load or the displacement given at the free end of the beam is large otherwise it works fine.

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Plastic deformation of freestanding thin films: Experiments and modeling

This is a paper we recently published in JMPS on a study of the mechanical properties on thin films comparing experimental results with discrete dislocation simulations. It provides insight in the strengthening that occurs in thin metal films when surface or interface effects become important.

The abstract is below; the full paper can be downloaded from here

Abstract - Experimental measurements and computational results for the evolution of plastic deformation in freestanding thin films are compared. In the experiments, the stress–strain response of two sets of Cu films is determined in the plane-strain bulge test. One set of samples consists of electroplated Cu films, while the other set is sputter-deposited. Unpassivated films, films passivated on one side and films passivated on both sides are considered. The calculations are carried out within a two-dimensional plane strain framework with the dislocations modeled as line singularities in an isotropic elastic solid. The film is modeled by a unit cell consisting of eight grains, each of which has three slip systems. The film is initially free of dislocations which then nucleate from a specified distribution of Frank–Read sources. The grain boundaries and any film-passivation layer interfaces are taken to be impenetrable to dislocations. Both the experiments and the computations show: (i) a flow strength for the passivated films that is greater than for the unpassivated films and (ii) hysteresis and a Bauschinger effect that increases with increasing pre-strain for passivated films, while for unpassivated films hysteresis and a Bauschinger effect are small or absent. Furthermore, the experimental measurements and computational results for the 0.2% offset yield strength stress, and the evolution of hysteresis and of the Bauschinger effect are in good quantitative agreement.

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