GAMM-Seminar on Microstructures 2012

Results of a segmentation and numerical calculation of a DP-steel microstructure obtained by EBSD/FIB-measurements (cooperation of the Institute of Mechanics (Prof. J. Schröder), University Duisburg-Essen, and the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Prof. D. Raabe) in Düsseldorf)..

20-21 January, 2012 11th GAMM-Seminar on Microstructures





The seminar will focus on various aspects of microstructures in solid mechanics, material science and applied mathematics:

  • theoretical and computational modelling of materials with evolving microstructures (plasticity, damage, phase transitions, electro-magneto-mechanics, thin walled structures, films, dislocations, ...),
  • experimental results on the formation and evolution of microstructure (lamination, phase transformation, ...),
  • mathematical analysis, variational formulation, asymptotic analysis, homogenization and relaxation methods, non-convex problems,
  • multiscale methods and other computational tools for the determination of effective properties of micro-heterogeneous materials.

The seminar is intended to give the opportunity to discuss and compare different approaches to the above areas as well as to stimulate and create perspectives for future research. It provides a platform for the interaction among young and established researchers in solid mechanics, mathematics and material science.


January 20  Lectures, conference dinner in the evening
January 21  Lectures

The lecture time is 30 minutes including discussion.



The GAMM-Seminar will take place in the ``Glaspavillon der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen (R12 S00 H12)'', Universitätsstraße 12, 45141 Essen. Details on travel information can be found here.

GAMM activity group "Analysis of Microstructures"

Hans-Dieter Alber (TU Darmstadt)
Carsten Carstensen (HU Berlin)
Sergio Conti (Universität Bonn)
Antonio DeSimone (SISSA Trieste)
Georg Dolzmann (Universität Regensburg), chairman
Klaus Hackl (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), vice chairman
Christian Miehe (Universität Stuttgart)
Alexander Mielke (WIAS and Universität Stuttgart)
Stefan Müller (Universität Bonn)
Patrizio Neff (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Jörg Schröder (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Erwin Stein (Universität Hannover)
Peter Wriggers (Universität Hannover)


Local Organization Team

Daniel Balzani (University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)
Dominik Brands (University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)
Joachim Bluhm (University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)