Scope

The Churchill conferences on the deformation, yield and fracture of polymers, held triennially since 1970, have established this event as the leading conference on its subject worldwide. The 2015 conference reviews developments and identifies trends in the scientific understanding of deformation, yield and fracture of polymeric materials.

Selected topics include:

  • Gels and Networks
  • Deformation and Thermodynamics of Glasses
  • Nanocomposite Structure and Mechanics
  • Molecular Modeling of Deformation Processes
  • Nanomechanics and Nanoindentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Fracture, Fatigue and Durability
  • Mechanics of Rubber
  • Orientation in polymers: Cause and consequence
  • Polymer systems with unique properties