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Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics generated great interest

About 90 participants from 27 countries met at Leibniz Universität Hanover at the International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM11). This conference provided a forum for researchers, PhD-students and practitioners interested in the field of computational contact mechanics

The Chairmen of the ICCCM11 Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Zavarise (University of Salento), opened the conference.

Tod. A. Laursen, President Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, during his keynote lecture

The  keynote lectures were presented on different topics:

  • “Contact mechanics on embedded and enriched interfaces” by T. A. Laursen, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
  • “Multiphysics homogenization techniques” by I. Temizer, Bilkent University, Ankara     
  • “Substructuring strategies for granular systems” by P. Alart, CNRS, Montpellier     
  • “Stable space and time discretizations for contact problems” by B. Wohlmuth, TU Munich     
  • “Automation of finite element formulations for contact problems” by J. Korelc, University of Ljubljana

Furthermore 58 presentations were held by researchers on various subjects related to interface mechanics. During the conference the participants discussed recent advances and future research directions with their colleagues from all around the World.

Interested audience at the ICCCM11 conference

The participants also had the chance to participate in an entertaining social and cultural program, that included a guided tour through the famous Herrenhäuser Gardens. A dinner banquet in the Hanover city hall gave the participants the opportunity to deepen their conversations and to network.

Everybody was impressed by the scientific quality of the conference and enjoyed the social program. Due to the success and great response of the 2nd ICCCM conference the chairmen announced that a 3rd event dealing with computational mechanics will be organized in two years time at the University of Salento /Italy.