• Welcome to the ISDMM 2017 !

    ISDMM 2017 is the eight international meeting devoted to Mechanics of Material Forces, following the workshops in Kaiserslautern (2003), Symi (2005), Aussois (2007), Trento (2009), Sevilla (2011), Nantes (2013) and Bremen (2015). It will be held in the city of Lyon, from June 26th to June 29th, 2017.

    Aim of the Symposium

    The Symposium is intended to bring together researchers in the area of the mechanics of defects (cracks,dislocations, inclusions, precipitates, phase boundaries, etc.), as well as the mechanics of enriched or generalized continua (micromorhpic, second-gradient, couple stress, etc.), seen as a rational frameworks for the description of the effects of evolving heterogeneities and structural changes occurring at lower scales in macroscopically homogeneous continua.


    • material forces on defects
    • kinetics of defects
    • morphology changes
    • micromechanics
    • energy-momentum tensors
    • energy release rate
    • conservation laws on the material manifold
    • duality of direct/inverse motion
    • mechanics of generalized continua
    • mechanics of metamaterials
    • wave propagation in micro-structured solids

    ISDMM 2017 poster