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8th MPM Workshop 2014
Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, 2014
This workshop will feature presentations on theory and applications of the material point method (MPM) as a numerical method for solving problems in solid mechanics, simulating fracture and crack propagation, solving problems involving interfaces and contact, working on multi-scale and multi-physics problems, modeling of composite materials, and more. The workshop will include extended periods for members of the MPM community to discuss MPM issues and future development of MPM.
The time for submitting papers is over. The current presentations planned for the workshop are listed in the conference program.
New: We have now arranged to hold a poster session during a social time before dinner. Even if you did not submit a poster, we will likely have room for a few more if you bring one along to the workshop. The poster session is an ideal place for students to present work or for those giving talks to present some other results they are anxious to share with the community.
Registration is free (although you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs). We will be hosting a social hour (with no-host bar), a poster session, and a catered conference dinner on campus on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Please plan on attending (or send email if you have other plans). We need to notify the caterer with a head count 10 days before the conference.
If additional funds can be raised, they will be allocated first to support some costs of students attending the workshop.
As potential topic for the next (and 9th) MPM Workshop, we might consider a session on an MPM challenge problem. In brief, the challenge involves obtaining robustly stable simulations for a column of liquid under gravity. Some details are here:
A poster will be presented at the 8th MPM Workshop by Jim Guilkey on this problem.
Free MPM Software
For those who are interested, the following two links provide robust and free MPM software: