Materials Mechanics Beyond the Horizon

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Alan Needleman

May 26 - 28, 2024 / Madrid, Spain

The Alan Needleman 80th Anniversary Issue

This special issue entitled, "Materials Mechanics Beyond the Horizon - The Alan Needleman 80th Anniversary Issue", is dedicated to celebrating the upcoming 80th anniversary of Alan Needleman. With a career spanning over half a century, Alan continues to be a driving force in the field of Mechanics of Materials, inspiring both his peers and the next generation of researchers with his unwavering passion and energy. Throughout his distinguished career, Alan has enabled new frontiers of research and expanded the limits of the field by his innovative ideas and pioneering works. This special issue will gather invited contributions on a range of topics that Alan has instigated, shaped, or influenced.

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Stability and Instability Analysis; Inelasticity and Plasticity; Dislocation Dynamics; Damage Mechanics; Fracture Mechanics; Dynamic Behavior; Size Effects; Computational Solid Mechanics