The sessions will be focused on the mechanisms of deformation and fracture in interface dominated metallic materials and will mix theorical, experimental and/or modelling contributions to allow cross fertilization. By interface dominated metallic materials, we have in mind systems like ultrafine grained, nanocrystalline, nanotwinned, thin films, nanowires, multilayers, fine multiphase and composites metallic system possibly involving hybrid combinations with polymer, glasses and ceramics.

Session 1 : Keynote presentations by Dr. Frédéric Mompiou, research scientist CNRS (Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES), Toulouse, France) and Prof. William A. Curtin (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

Session 2 : Keynote presentation by Prof. Christian F. Niordson (Technical University of Denmark)

Session 3 : Keynote presentation by Dr. Dominique Leguillon, Directeur de Recherche Emérite (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Paris, France)

Session 4 :Keynote presentation by Dr. Cem Tasan, Group Leader "Adaptive Structural Materials" (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Session 5 : Keynote presentation by Prof. Harry Bhadeshia (University of Cambridge, UK)


Tuesday, October 20th is dedicated to reception and registration, according to this schedule:

18:00 - 19:00 → Reception and Registration

19:00 - 20:30 → Dinner

Bellow, you can find the detailed program of the colloquium.


October 21, 2015
  • 08:40 - 09:00 Introduction The colloquium chairs
  • 09:00 - 11:40 Session 1 : Elementary plasticity mechanisms in interface dominated metallic materials
  • 09:00 - 09:40 Keynote by Frédéric Mompiou Plastic deformation in confined volumes: an in-situ TEM study. (Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales, Toulouse, France)
  • 09:40 - 10:00 S. Berbenni, V. Taupin, C. Fressengeas A numerical spectral approach based on Discrete Fourier Transforms for the modeling and simulation of interfacial defects. (Université de Lorraine, Metz, France)
  • 10:00 - 10:20 H. Hernandez, T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers Towards an unconditionally stable numerical scheme for continuum dislocation transport. (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium ; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • 10:20 - 10:40 K. Bzowski, L. Rauch, M. Pietrzyk Determination of flow stress of DP steel on the basis of numerical modelling of phase transformation during laminar cooling using solution of diffusion equation. (AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland)
  • 10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 11:20 F. Bormann, R. H.J. Peerlings, M. G.D. Geers Numerical model for dislocation induced interface decohesion using a Peierls-Nabarro approach. (Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • 11:20 - 11:40 T. Richeton, S. Berbenni, I. Tiba Incompatibility stresses at grain and twin boundaries: influence of anisotropic elasticity on slip activity. (Université de Lorraine, Metz, France)
  • 11:40 - 12:20 Keynote by William Curtin Multiscale Modeling of Dislocation/Grain Boundary Interactions. (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:20 Session 2: Continuum and polycrystalline plasticity in interface dominated metallic materials
  • 14:00 - 14:40 Keynote by Christian F. Niordson Modeling microstructure development using strain gradient plasticity. (Technical University of Denmark) Collaborators: S. El-Naaman, K. L. Nielsen, M. S. Oztop, J. W. Kysar
  • 14:40 - 15:00 R. A. Lebensohn, A. Needleman Assessing the role of interfaces with a new non-local polycrystal plasticity numerical implementation using Fast Fourier Transforms. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA ; Texas A&M University, College Station, USA)
  • 15:00 - 15:20 G. Lemoine, M-S. Colla, T. Pardoen, L. Delannay Crystal Plasticity Based Modelling of Viscoplasticity in Nanocrystalline FCC Thin Films. (Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • 15:20 - 15:40 D. Mercier, C. Zambaldi, Y. Su, P. Eisenlohr, M. A. Crimp, T. R. Bieler Characterization and modeling of the interplay between grain boundaries and heterogeneous plasticity in cp α-Ti and near α-Ti alloy (wt%). (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany ; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
  • 15:40 - 16:00 M. V. Upadhyay, T. Trang, T. Panzner, A. Guitton, S. van Petegem, H. van Swygenhoven In-situ diffraction studies on strain path changes in crystalline solids: synergy between experiments and multi-scale modeling. (Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, Switzerland)
  • 16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
  • 16:20 - 16:40 C. Keller, E. Hug, A.M. Habraken, L. Duchêne Stress path influence on the miniaturization size effect for nickel polycrystals. (INSA de Rouen, Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, France ; Crismat, Caen, France ; Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium)
  • 16:40 - 17:00 D. Kakogiannis, F. Coghe, L. Rabet Modelling the plastic deformation of Ti6Al4V under dynamic loading. (Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium)
  • 17:00 - 17:20 P. Verleysen, J. Galan-Lopez, S. Naghdy, L. Kestens Static and dynamic behaviour of aluminium processed by high pressure torsion. (Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium ; Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands)
  • 17:20 - 19:00 Poster session
  • 17:20 - 17:40 Poster presentations 2 minutes / 2 slides maximum
  • 17:20 - 17:22 I. Ben Cheikh, G. Parry, R. Estevez, D. Dalmas, J. Teisseire Study of the multi cracking of brittle films and assemblies of brittle/ductile films bonded on compliant substrate. (University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France ; Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France ; Glass surfaces and interfaces, Aubervilliers, France)
  • 17:22 - 17:24 R. Boijoux, G. Parry, C. Coupeau Influence of the substrate elasticity on interactions and coalescence of thin films buclking structures. (Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France ; Université de Poitiers, Chasseneuil, France)
  • 17:24 - 17:26 A. Ben Kaabar, R. Estevez, L. Grémillard, C. Buttay, A. Gravouil, O. Dezellus Identification of a cohesive model for the interface in a ceramic copper assembly using macroscopic infomation coupled with local crack tracking. (University of Lyon, Lyon, France ; University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France)
  • 17:26 - 17:28 A. Miotti Bettanini, L. Delannay, P. J. Jacques, T. Pardoen, G. Badinier, J.-D. Mithieux Characterization and modeling of ductile damage accumulation in martensitic stainless steels. (Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium ; Aperam Research Center, Isbergues, France)
  • 17:28 - 17:30 F. Hellal, M. Menas, C. Benbouza, H. Sedjal Effect of the evolution of an austenitic stainless steel microstructure on its fatigue behavior, inside an acidic medium. (Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Alger, Algeria ; Université M. Mammeri, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria)
  • 17:30 - 17:32 A. van der Rest, A. Favache, J. Proost, Q. Van Overmeere, T. Pardoen Al/Al2O3 multilayers to unravel the influence of the oxide on the elastic, viscoplastic and fracture properties of Al thin films. (Universtié catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • 17:32 - 17:34 K. Ismail, A-P Pierman, T. Pardoen, P. Jacques, L. Brassart, A. Perlade Plasticity & Fracture Toughness of Fibrous Dual-Phase Steels for automotive Applications. (Universtié catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium ; ArcelorMittal, Maizières-lès-Metz, France)
  • 17:34 - 17:36 C.-H. Sacre, F. Lani, P. Guaino, L. Libralesso, A. Favache, T. Pardoen Modelling of scratch failure of hard brittle films deposited on a soft interlayer (Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium ; CRM Group, Liège, Belgium)
  • 17:36 - 17:38 H. Tummala, M. Fivel, T. Pardoen, L. Delannay 3D Discrete Dislocation Dynamics study on the influence of grain shape on plastic anisotropy (Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium ; University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France)
  • 17:40 - 19:00 Poster session and drink
October 22, 2015
  • 08:30 - 11:40 Session 3: Interface fracture
  • 08:30 - 09:10 Keynote by Dominique Leguillon Interaction of cracks with interfaces. D. Leguillon, E. Martin, N. Carrere. (Université P. et M. Curie, Paris, France ; Université Bordeaux, Pessac, France ; Université de Brest, Brest, France)
  • 09:10 - 09:40 N. Ben Dahmane, G. Parry, R. Estevez Buckling of ductile thin film on rigid substrate. (Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France)
  • 09:40 - 10:00 P. Shanthraj, L. Sharma, B. Svendsen, F. Roters, D. Raabe A Finite Strain Phase Field Model for Crystallographic Cleavage. (Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany ; RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  • 10:00 - 10:20 S. Rezaei, S. Wulfinghoff, S. Reese Failure investigation in nano-layerd coatings using cohesive zone elements. (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • 10:20 - 10:40 M. Azab, G. Parry, M. Braccini, R. Estevez A new methodology for cohesive model identification of adhesive layers. (Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France)
  • 10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 11:20 N. Blal, L. Daridon, Y. Monerie, S. Pagano Cohesive Zone Models identification using an inverse homogenization method. (Université de Lyon, Lyon, France ; Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France)
  • 11:20 - 11:40 P. Elzière, M. Ciccotti, A. Benedetto, C. Dalle-Ferrier, E. Barthel Effective adhesion : material dissipation and interfacial response for laminated functional glasses. (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France ; Saint-Gobain Recherche, Aubervilliers, France)
  • 11:40 - 15:20 Session 4: Plastic localization, ductility and cracking in interface dominated metallic materials
  • 11:40 - 12:20 Keynote by Cem Tasan Designing eco-friendly interface-dominated alloys guided by In-situ experiments & simulations C. Cem Tasan, D. Yan, M. Diehl, F. Roters, D. Raabe (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, düsseldorf, Germany)
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:20 C. Fressengeas, V. Taupin A unified field theory for plasticity and fracture. (Université de Lorraine, Metz, France)
  • 14:20 - 14:40 J. Everaerts, M. Wevers, B. Verlinden Internal fatigue crack initiation in drawn Ti-6Al-4V wires
  • 14:40 - 15:00 T.W.J. de Geus, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers A systematic micromechanical analysis of the onset of fracture in multi-phase materials. (Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands ; Materials innovation institute, Delft, The Netherlands)
  • 15:00 - 15:20 V. Taupin, C. Fressengeas, B. Beausir, L. Capolungo, M. Upadhyay Modeling polycrystal plasticity using field disclination and dislocation mechanics. (Université de Lorraine, Metz, France ; G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Metz, France)
  • 15:30 - 19:00 Visit of the brewery
October 23, 2015
  • 08:30 - 11:40 Session 5: New advanced systems (metallic or polymer based)
  • 08:30 - 09:10 Keynote by Harry Bhadeshia Percolation of phases in interface dominated structures and consequences on properties. (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • 09:10 - 09:30 C. Brozek, F. Sun, M. Marteleur, P. Vermaut, P.J. Jacques, F. Prima Development of a new family of titanium alloys with high strength, high strain hardening and improved ductility. (Chimie-ParisTech, Paris, France ; Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • 09:30 - 09:50 N. Hashemi, G. Gilles, R. A. Tomé Jardin, J. Lecomte-Beckers, A. Habraken A three-dimensional thermal model of powder injection laser cladding of high speed steels. (University of Liege, Liège, Belgium)
  • 09:50 - 10:10 M.G.D. Geers, B.G. Vossen, O. van der Sluis, P.J.G. Schreurs Multi-scale analysis of interface failure in copper-rubber based stretchable electronics. (Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • 10:10 - 10:30 A. Faure, G. Michailidis, R. Estevez, G. Parry, G. Allaire, N. Vermaak Shape optimization of architectured multi-material by level set method: on the e ect of graded interfaces. (SIMaP, Grenoble, France)
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 11:20 S. Dancette, A. Ferre, E. Maire 3D damage characterisation and modelling in aluminium matrix composites reinforced with amorphous metal inclusions. (INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France)
  • 11:20 - 11:40 T. Huin, S. Dancette, D. Fabregue, T. Dupuy, M. Bouzekri Experimental and modelling investigation of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) heterogeneous welds failure. (INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France ; ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development Maizières, Maizières-lès-Metz, France)
  • 11:40 - 12:30 Debate and final conclusions