MTDM 2018

Politecnico di Milano is happy to welcome the 11th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials (MTDM 2018). The conference will be held from September 4th to September 7th at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, following the last conferences in Monterey (USA) in 2008, in Portoroz (Slovenia) in 2010, in Kanazawa (Japan) in 2012, in Montreal (Canada) in 2014 and in Paris (France) in 2016.


The Conference will be hosted by Politecnico di Milano, one of the most important European Technical Universities. The University is sited in Milan, the largest city of North Italy, the economical center of the Country, a world landmark for fashion and design and a city of arts.


The purpose of MTDM 2018 is to foster the exchange of knowledge between researchers approaching the topic of time dependent behaviour of solid materials from different viewpoints so as to generate solutions for open issues and new ideas.

The conference will deal with materials like polymers, composites, metals, soft matter, living tissues, soils, wood, asphalt, concrete, etc., in the framework of disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Design.


Contributions dealing with experimental investigation and modeling of time-dependent mechanical behaviour, as well as with applications relying on time-dependent aspects are invited. Possible symposia include, but are still not limited to:

  • Mechanical behaviour modelling: multi-scales, multi-phases, viscoelasticity, shape memory effect, physical aging, environmental interactions, microstructure evolutions,
  • Experimental characterization: micro/nano indentation, DIC, coupled measurement systems, Dynamic and Mechanical Analysis
  • Transport, diffusion, electronically active materials
  • Time-dependent damage and fracture
  • High strain rate-dependent behaviors

The templates for the abstract can be downloaded here.


Abstract submission: March, 15th
Notification of acceptance: May, 15th
Early registration deadline: June, 30h

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