ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation


SPP Chemomechanics, kick-off meeting

Date: 27.05.2013
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

"Strong coupling of thermo-chemical and thermo-mechanical states in applied materials" is one of the thirteen new priority programmes of the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft (DFG).

The programme is co-ordinated by Prof. Ingo Steinbach at ICAMS. It is dedicated to the investigation of the interplay of mechanical and chemical forces in metals and polymers and temperature dependent effects.

Computer simulations will be used to understand these effects and improve materials' properties, production processes and lifetime of materials like high-strength steels, nickel-base alloys or fibre-reinforced polymers.

About 20 theoretically and experimentally oriented institutes from Germany will cooperate for six years in the framework of the programme.

Kick off for applicants will be May 27 at Ruhr-University Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum.

Please register until May 21 at


Preliminary timetable:

09:00 - 09:30 am   Arrival of participants

09:30 - 10:15 am   Presentation of the programme
                            (Prof. Dr. Ingo Steinbach, Members of the coordination committee)

10:15 - 10:45 am   Formal and organisational tasks
                            (Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Jahnen, DFG)

10:45 - 11:15 am   Coffee break

11:15 - 12:30 am   Brief presentation of project ideas

12:30 - 01:30 pm   Lunch break

01:30 - 03:00 pm   Brief presentation of project ideas

03:00 - 04:00 pm   Final discussion

04:00 - 05:00 pm   Meeting of the coordination committee / Project exchange for applicants


For further information:
Please contact ingo.steinbach@rub.de


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