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First Colloquium of the Spanish Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Society (STAMS 2019)

Ronaldo Borja (Stanford University) On the strength of transversely isotropic rocks

Paul Clavin (Aix-Marseille Université) Asymptotic analysis for direct initiation of gaseous detonation

Michael Fardis (University of Patras) Hysteretic energy dissipation in seismic response analysis of concrete structures

Ramón Gilsanz (Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP) Technical challenges in a structural consulting firm

Michael Ortiz (CALTECH) Oncotripsy: Targeting cancer cells selectively via resonant harmonic excitation

Antonio Sánchez Pérez (UCSD) Flow and transport in the spinal canal

Juan Fernández de la Mora (Yale University) Two high resolution fluid flow instruments for sizing nanoparticles: The evolution of the differential mobility analyzer, and the design of a hypothetical sizing condensation particle counter.

Juan C. Lasheras (UCSD) SAVE - Strain Accumulation Ventriculomegaly Hypothesis for the onset of idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH)

Second Colloquium of the Spanish Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Society (STAMS 2022)

Jose Antonio Carrillo (University of Oxford) Aggregation-Diffusion and Kinetic PDEs for collective behavior: applications in the sciences

Francisco Chinesta (ENSAM ParisTechInformed and augmented learning for empowering the engineering of critical urban systems

Manuel Doblare (University of Zaragoza) A reflection on the evolution of the interaction between Mechanics and Life Sciences

Jose Dominguez (University of Sevilla) New sources of energy for a better world

Norberto Fueyo (University of Zaragoza) Energy: Lessons learnt?

Sergio Pellegrino (California Institute of Technology) Coilable Shell Structures

Dennis Kochmann (ETH Zurich) Architected Materials: Modeling, design and performance


Emerging Trends in Mechanics 
conducted by Ignacio Romero (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

Thematic seminar: Fatigue of Plain and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

Gonzalo Ruiz (University of Castilla-La Mancha) The size and shape effects on the compressive fatigue of SFRC

José Joaquin Ortega (Polytechnic University of Madrid) Concrete maturation induced by fatigue loads

José Luis García Calvo (IETcc-CSIC) 

  • Micro-structural considerations for the design of fiber-reinforced concrete 
  • Design and characterization of fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete

Miguel Ángel Vicente (University of Burgos) The use of computed tomography in the study of fatigue in concrete

José David Ríos (University of Extremadura) Flexural thermal fatigue of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete

Alfonso Fernández-Canteli (University of Oviedo) Fatigue regression models in concrete based on compatibility and sample function models based on damage evolution

Sergio Blasón (BAM, Germany) Application of phenomenological models on concrete under fatigue damage

Carlos Rios Frutos (IDEAMS, Madrid) Fatigue of concrete in the new EuroCode

Doctor Honoris Causa M. Ortiz - UPM 07/05/2019

Laudatio Prof. Amable Liñán by Prof. César Dopazo (STAMS2019)

Laudatio Prof. Enrique Alarcón by Prof. Manuel Doblaré (STAMS2019)

Doctor Honoris Causa J. Domínguez Abascal - UGR 05/09/2018

               Speech DHC J. Dominguez

The role of plastic strain gradients in the crack growth resistance of metals

Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Vikram S. Deshpande, Christian F. Niordson, Norman A. Fleck
I hope some of you will find our recent paper in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids interesting. The Abaqus user element (UEL) subroutine developed to implement strain gradient plasticity theories with energetic and dissipative higher order stresses (Gudmundson 2004) can be downloaded from

Magneto-visco-hyperelasticity for hard-magnetic soft materials: theory and numerical applications

Daniel García González

Hard magnetic soft polymers present the ability to deform under the application of an external magnetic field and offer great opportunities for programmed-shape changes. This work proposes a new constitutive framework to model the magneto-mechanical behaviour of such polymers accounting for nonlinear behaviour, strain rate dependency, relaxation mechanisms and magneto-sensitive response. This continuum model is formulated for large deformations and in agreement with thermodynamics laws. Finally, it is implemented in FE models to analyse viscous and inertial effects in numerical applications. DOI manuscript


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