Lomonosov Moscow State University

EUROMECH Colloquium-458

Sponsored by:
The Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches,
Snecma Moteurs (Groupe Snecma, France)
NPO SATURN Inc. Lyulka Technical and Scientific Centre

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

"Advanced Methods in Validation and Identification of Nonlinear Constitutive Equations in Solid Mechanics"

September 21-23, 2004

Moscow, Russia

The Colloquium-458, organized by EUROMECH, will take place at Institute of Mechanics of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). This colloquium will be held in the frame of 250th anniversary celebration of MSU. Please, see first announcement.

General information

The subjects of the Colloquium-458 cover important problems dealing with the verification of constitutive equations, the organization of experiments, the connection between microstructures and mechanical properties and the effective utilization of the modern FEM packages.

Among the problems, related to the development of constitutive equations, it is supposed to consider two complementary approaches:

The Colloquium-458 should also provide guidelines to choose a required model among the generous offers in most of the modern FEM software.

Main topics

  1. Current approaches to the problems of identification of constitutive equations in theory of plasticity.
  2. Identification of physical models in macroexperiments.
  3. Identification of constitutive equations having large quantity of parameters.
  4. The set of basic experiments for identification of constitutive equations.
  5. Experimental verification of constitutive equations.
  6. Development of constitutive equations for the materials having complex microstructure.
  7. Generalization of constitutive equations on the case of large strains.
  8. Methodology of experiments for the case of essentially non-uniform stress-strain state.

Name, affiliation and address of persons to whom correspondence should be sent

Chairperson: Prof. Rudolf A. Vasin, Dr. Sci., Institute of Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Michurinsky Prospekt, 1, 119192, Moscow, Russia Tel.: (+7)-095-939-5285 Fax: (+7)-095-939-5285 E-mail:

The Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee: Dr. Marina Yu. Ryazantseva,
Institute of Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Michurinsky Prospekt, 1, 119192, Moscow, Russia

Names and affiliations of Co-Chairpersons:

Prof. Georges Cailletaud, Centre des Materiaux,
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris,
UMR CNRS 7633, BP87, 91003 Evry Cedex,
Tel: 01 60 76 30 56 Fax: 01 60 76 31 50
Prof. B. E. Melnikov, Dr Sci.,
S.-Petersburg State Techn. University,
Polytechnicheskaya Street. 29,
S.-Petersburg, 195251, Russia.
Tel.: 7(812)-552-63-03
Fax: 7(812)-247-20-88
(for B.E.Melnikov)

Colloquium coordinator:

Prof I.G.Goryacheva, Academician RAS
Institute for Problems in Mechanics of Russian Academy of Sciences
101, bld.1, Prospekt Vernadskogo, 117526 Moscow, Russia
Tel.: (+7)-095 434-36-92

Call for Papers and Deadlines

Authors wishing to contribute a paper are invited to submit an abstract to the Colloquium Chairman or Secretary by mail, fax or E-mail (preferably via E-mail). The abstract (two copies) should be typed 1.5 space on one or two pages (A4 size page) with an ample margin in 12pt Times New Roman. The first copy of abstract should include the title, full name of the author(s), affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, E-mail-address. Authors will receive the notification of acceptance of their proposed contribution. Only confirmed presentations will be included in the final program.


Abstract submission: 30 April 2004
Notification: 31 May 2004

Language of the Colloquium

The working language of the Colloquium is English. It will be used for all presentations, discussions and printed materials.

Colloquium Scientific Committee

B.D.Annin (Russia)
A.Baltov (Bulgaria)
E.P.Busso (United Kingdom)
D. Besdo (Germany)
J.L.Chaboche (France)
P.Delobelle (France)
I.A.Kijko (Russia)
V.N.Kukudjanov (Russia)
J.Lemaitre (France)
A.A.Lebedev (Ukraina)
A.A.Markin (Russia)
B.A.Palmov (Russia)
B.E.Pobedrya (Russia)
J.Rychlewski (Poland)
Yu.N.Shevchenko (Ukraina)
E.I.Shemyakin (Russia)
P.V.Trusov (Russia)
V.Ulbricht (Germany)
V.G.Zubchaninov (Russia)

Colloquium Organizing Committee

Yu.M.Okunev (Russia)
A.M.Lokoshchenko (Russia)
G.L.Brovko (Russia)
L.B.Getsov (Russia)
J.Y. Guedou (France)
M.E.Kolotnikov (Russia)
A.S.Kravchuk (Russia)

Registration Fee

The following fees apply:
Full registration fee 218+32 EURO for non-members of EUROMECH
Reduced registration fee 218 EURO for members of EUROMECH
Registration fee 70 EURO for accompany person
Registration fee 50 EURO for student

Fees include Meeting facilities, Colloquium materials, Coffee Breaks, Social program.

Account: 42301978200050000012

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Social Program

All the foreign participants will be met in Moscow and accompanied to the hotels by a Conference representative. The social program will comprise a reception on Monday 20 September and the Conference Banquet on Thursday, 23 September.


Institute of Mechanics is one of the department of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Moscow State University, the largest university in Russia, is the greatest scientific, cultural and teaching centers not only in Russia but World over. Many outstanding professors and scientists in MSU head the main research programs and directions in Russia. At present Moscow State University, having a very high creative potential is open to many-sides scientific and cultural contacts. MSU has close scientific connections with all famous World universities and leading research centers.

Cultural Program

Moscow is one of the great World centers of cultural and spiritual life. The cultural life of the Moscow is represented by a number of remarkable museum, theaters, musical halls, the famous circuses, various exhibitions and art galleries. All participants of the Colloquium will be given an opportunity to attend performances in famous Moscow theatres. We offer exciting excursions to old palaces and churches in the Kremlin, art galleries and museums of Moscow.

For all inquires, the participants are asked to contact the Secretary of the Local OrganizingCommittee - Dr. Marina Yu. Ryazantseva.

Request: inform the organizers as soon as possible if you are interesting in to take part in EUROMECH Colloquium 458.