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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.
Submit an Abstract or Plan to Attend
Click here to submit a title and abstract for a presentation at the workshop. The submission deadline has been extended to August 15, 2014, but the sooner the better to help in planning and to insure a place on the program. In addition, if are attending without a talk, please send an email (or submit talk with title of "just attending").
New: We have now arranged to hold a poster session during a social time before dinner. You can submit poster titles the same way as talks, but indicate it is for the poster session. We will likely have room, as well, for any impromptu posters brought with you 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.
Free MPM Software
For those who are interested, the following two links provide robust and free MPM software: