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The 8th International Conference on
Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials

Second Announcement and Call for Papers


September 23- 27, 2012
Kanazawa
New Grand Hotel, Kanazawa, Japan



AIMS & SCOPE

The 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials (MTDM 2012) will be held in September 2012 in Kanazawa, Japan, following the past seven conferences, namely the 1st at Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1995, 2nd at Pasadena (USA) in 1997, 3rd at Erlangen (Germany) in 2000, 4th at Lake Placid (USA) in 2003, 5th at Karuizawa (Japan) in 2005, 6th at Monterey (USA) in 2008, and 7th at Portoroz (Slovenia) in 2010.

We are soliciting papers involving constitutive, time (rate)-dependent behavior of all materials. The time-dependent mechanical response should be non-negligible in cases involving non-mechanical fields. Papers dealing with modeling and experimental aspects of the subject area are sought. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: characterization and modeling of behavior at multiple scales; viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity; transport, chemically and electronically active processes; multiphase and biomaterial systems; thermodynamics; shape memory; mechanics of testing; micro/nanoindentation on time-dependent materials; dynamic rate-dependent behaviors; large deformations; residual stresses; time (rate)-dependent damage and failure; time (rate)-dependent polycrystalline, single crystal and nanocrystalline behaviors; multifunctional materials; mechanics of processing; design methods; environmental interactions; experimental methods and techniques; linear and non-linear time-dependent behavior; time (rate)-dependent composite materials of all types; numerical analysis; physical aging; rheological properties; temperature, pressure, and moisture effects on time dependence; damping; related topics.


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
W. Knauss (Chair), California Institute of Technology, USA
I. Emri (Chair), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
E. Arruda, University of Michigan
B. von Bernstorff, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
J. Caruthers, Purdue University, USA
R. Christensen, Stanford University, USA
A. D'Amore, The Second University of Naples, Italy
R. Davies, Cardiff University, UK
C. Gallegos, Universidado de Huelva, Spain
R. Hall, Air Force Research Laboratory , USA
H. Lu, The University of Texas at Dallas , USA
J. Kaplunov, University of Manchaster , UK
K. Liechti, The University of Texas at Austin , USA
L. Meyer, Chemnitz University of Technology , Germany
Y. Miyano, Kanazawa Institute of Technology , Japan
G. McKenna, Texas Tech University , USA

M. Nakada, Kanazawa Institute of Technology , Japan
M. Negahban, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , USA
S. Ogihara, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
G. Pijaudier-Cabot, R&DO ? Institut GeM, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
K. Ravi-Chandar, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
P. Saha, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
R. Simonyants, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
M. Takashi, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
S. W. Tsai, Stanford University, USA
M. Wagner, TU Berlin, Polymertechnik/Polymerphysik, Germany
M.L. Williams, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
A. Wineman, University of Michigan, USA
S. Yoneyama, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan



LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

M. Nakada (Chair), Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
J. Koyanagi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Y. Miyano, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
S. Ogihara, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

T. Sakai, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
M. Takashi, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
S. Yoneyama, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan


CONFERENCE LOCATION
Conference will be held at Kanazawa New Grand Hotel, Kanazawa, Japan.

There are no effects of earthquake and radiation in Kanazawa. Therefore, the travel to Kanazawa is very safe. Kanazawa is away from the hypocenter at 500km and away from the Fukushima nuclear power plant at 400km. You can check the information about Japan Travel Updates after the 3.11 Earthquake at:http://www.jnto.go.jp/eq/eng/04_recovery.htm

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference will be based on invited lectures, oral presentations, and posters. The deadline for oral submissions in the form of a 1-page abstract (including title, author(s), affiliation(s) and contact information for corresponding author) is March 30, 2012. Submitted abstract will be printed in the conference proceedings. Authors are encouraged to prepare full size papers for publication in the MTDM journal. Please send your 1-page abstract to nakada@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Tentative agenda of the conference is shown below.

 

Sept. 23
(Sun)

Sept. 24
(Mon)

Sept. 25
(Tue)

Sept. 26
(Wed)

Sept. 27
(Thu)

AM

 

Oral session (1)

Oral session (5)

Oral session (8)

Excursion

Oral session (2)

Oral session (6)

Oral session (9)

PM

Registration

Oral session (3)

Oral session (7)

Oral session (10)

Oral session (4)

Poster session

Oral session (11)

Welcome reception

-

Banquet

-

REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT DATES

June 30, 2012 - low-fee registration deadline
August 20, 2012 - registration deadline

Registration policy:
Registration form and payment must be received by June 30, 2012 for prepayment savings. On July 1, 2012 regular registration prices will prevail. To avoid any misunderstandings, please, save all payment confirmations. Cancellations received prior to June 30, 2012 will be refunded minus JPY 5,000 handling fee. No refund will be given to cancellations received after June 30, 2012. Cancellation notification should be e-mailed to the conference chair:nakada@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp. Students should send a letter, providing full-time status to qualify for student rates e-mailed to the conference chair: nakada@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp.

Registration form and payment method:
Registration form and payment method will be announced later.

Registration fee:

 

Registration fee

Full

Students, accompanying persons

Early
Before June 30, 2012

JPY 40,000

JPY 15,000

Late
July 1, 2012 - August 20, 2012

JPY 50,000

Guest pass for banquet
(for students and accompanying persons)

JPY 5,000

ACCOMODATION

MTDM 2012 conference will be held at Kanazawa New Grand Hotel, located in the downtown of Kanazawa city. Japanese traditional garden gKenrokuenh and Kanazawa Castle, etc. are located near the hotel. A block of rooms will be available for MTDM 2012 participants. Details will be announced later.

Kanazawa New Grand Hotel

Address: 4-1 Minami-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-8688
Tel: +81-76-233-1311
Fax: +81-76-233-1591
Web: http://www.new-grand.co.jp/ (only Japanese)

Japanese traditional garden gKenrokuenh
Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa old historical street gHigashi-chayah

EXCURSION

MTDM 2012 post-conference excursion will be organized on September 27, 2012. We will visit Shirakawa-go (The World Heritage District) and Takayama (Three Stars of Michelin). Details will be announced later.

Cost:JPY 5,000 per person

Japanese traditional Houses in Shirakawa-go
The World Heritage District
Japanese Old Town in Takayama
Three Stars of Michelin

IMPORTANT DATES

March 30, 2012 - Abstract submission deadline
April 30 , 2012 - Notification of acceptance
June 30, 2012 - Low-fee registration deadline
August 20, 2012 - Registration deadline

WEBSITE

http://wwwr.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/MSRL/mtdm8th.html

SUPPORTED BY

We wish to thank the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) for their contribution to the success of this conference.

CONFERENCE CHAIR/CONTACT INFORMATION

Prof. Masayuki Nakada, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
phone number: +81-76-274-9255
e-mail: nakada@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp



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