DYMAT 2017

DYMAT 23rd Technical Meeting

– Dynamic Fracture of Ductile Materials

The DYMAT 23rd Technical Meeting was held in Trondheim, Norway from 12 to 14 September 2017.
The organizing committee thanks all speakers, authors and participants for their contributions. 



The conference proceedings are available here.Proceedia Engineering vol 197
The abstracts not included in the proceedings are available here.





Numerical simulations have moved into a leading role in engineering system design due to the pressure towards decreasing the time and cost of bringing products to the market. The success of numerical simulations for innovation and value creation relies among other things on the quality of the material modelling. Constitutive models describe the stress and internal variables as function of the strain, strain rate and temperature. In large-scale simulations of structures, the framework of continuum thermo-mechanics is typically adopted to formulate the constitutive models, while thermo-mechanical testing is used to identify the model parameters. The models have to describe plastic anisotropy, non-linear isotropic and kinematic hardening, strain-rate and temperature dependence, damage evolution and failure. Thus a basic understanding of the physical phenomenon controlling the material response is necessary in large-scale analysis as well as an understanding of how simplifications can be made to still retain sufficient accuracy reliability.



The main objective with this technical meeting was to gather scientists and PhD students to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on constitutive models for damage and fracture of ductile materials subjected to dynamic loading. Dynamic loading in this context was defined as materials and structures subjected to loading at elevated rates of strain combined with high and low temperatures and high pressures.



Professor Magnus Langseth
Tlf: +47 93 03 70 02 


Mr Peter Karlsaune
Tlf: +47 45 00 21 77


Dept. of Structural Engineering
Trondheim, Norway


  • 27 January 2017 Abstract submission deadline. EXPIRED
  • 18 April 2017 Final Procedia Engineering paper and conference paper deadline (6-10 pages)
  • 15 March 2017 Author notification and invitation to contribute to a special issue in the Procedia Engineering*
  • 15 May 2017 End of early registration.
  • 15 May 2017 Registration deadline for contributors to the Procedia Engineering* special issue

*Elsevier journal


Dynamic testing and characterization

Hopkinson Bar Techniques, high speed and ultra-high speed cameras, full-field measurements, impact experiments and extreme loading conditions.


Modelling of damage and fracture

Continuum damage mechanics, porous plasticity, micromechanical modelling, multi-scale approaches.


Numerical methods

Mesh-free methods, X-FEM, ALE, particle methods.



Automotive, oil and gas, safety of buildings and structures, armour solutions, natural hazards, industrial processes including machining.