WORKSHOP ON MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF SYSTEMS AT SMALL LENGTH SCALES

A Workshop Sponsored
By

Indian Institute of Science
Defence Research & Development Organisation
and
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

January 12-15, 2004
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India


CONTENTS


THEME VENUE

SPEAKERS / TOPICS

REGISTRATION

LIST OF DELEGATES

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

PROGRAMME







WORKSHOP THEME

Issues concerning mechanical response and reliability pervade all applications of thin films and micro-mechanical systems. Structural applications, such as hard coatings for machining and wear resistance, have seen a minor revolution with the introduction of nanoscale multi-layers that promise greatly increased hardness and service life. Some of these concepts can, in principle, be extended to coatings for high temperature use in engines. Thin films of functional materials for electronic, optical and magnetic applications are frequently limited by complex failure modes that arise from interfaces between dissimilar materials, thermal stresses, fatigue and so on.

In this workshop, internationally renowned experts will deliver lectures on conceptual fundamentals as well as on cutting edge research in areas that include the mechanics of deformation and fracture, experimental methods for the evaluation of reliability and mechanical properties, adhesion and finite element / atomistic modeling. While the primary emphasis will be on metallic and ceramic systems, issues in semiconductors and polymers will also be addressed. This workshop is aimed at students, researchers and industrial practitioners who wish to develop their background in the general area of the mechanical behaviour of materials with small length scales. Contributed research will be displayed in poster sessions.


VENUE

The workshop will be held in the campus of the Indian Institute of Science, one of the leading centres for materials research and education in India. Bangalore is the technology hub of the country with a large concentration of research laboratories and industries in electronics, software, defence and aerospace. The city provides a cosmopolitan, urban ambience and is strategically located for sightseeing and the exploration of historical sites and wildlife in South India.


REGISTRATION

The Registration fee : *Registration numbers are restricted. The charges cover the workshop lecture notes, lunches, banquet and tea/snacks

ORGANISING COMMITTEE


For further information contact:
Professor V. Jayaram
Department of Metallurgy
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, India
Email: workshop@metalrg.iisc.ernet.in, qjayaram@metalrg.iisc.ernet.in
Phone: (91)-80-293 3243/2263
Fax: (91)-80-360 1198