This conference aims at bringing together the international scientific community working in the field of testing and modeling of composite materials and structures. It is well accepted that testing such heterogeneous and anisotropic materials and structures raises a number of challenges to researchers, such as the identification of numerous parameters, the development of specifictest fixtures (shear, compression, fracture toughness), or the control of parasitic effects. As a consequence, the development of testing and model identification procedures is broadly recognized as an interesting and important area.
The conference will focus on all issues related to identifying parameters for modeling the mechanical and physical behaviour of
composite materials. Particular attention will be given to innovative identification procedures, interactions between testing and
modeling, in-situ damage monitoring, and the use of whole-field measurements. All composite materials will be addressed including
(but not limited to) polymers, cements, ceramics, metallic matrices, carbon fibres, glass fibres, boron fibres, natural fibres, wood.