Institute for applied mathematics


Forschergruppe 797 der Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Analysis and computation of microstructure in finite plasticity

Klaus Hackl
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Mechanik,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum


We intend to address the need for a fundamental understanding of the physical origin, the mathematical behavior, and the numerical treatment of models which include microstructure. We shall pursue this aim by a joint effort involving mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, computational mechanics, material modelling and experiment. The mathematical analysis will be based on methods from the calculus of variations, while in the numerical implementation global optimization algorithms will play a central role. The modeling will cover all length scales, from the atomic structure up to macroscopic samples. The development of the models will be guided by experiments on single and polycrystals, and results will be checked against experimental data.




Seventh GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
25-26.01.2008, Bochum
Organizers: S. Conti, K. Hackl, J. Schröder


IUTAM Symposium on
Variational concepts with applications to the mechanics of materials
22-26.09.2008, Bochum


Eighth GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
16-17.01.2009, Regensburg


Ninth GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
22-23.01.2010, Stuttgart


10th GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
21-22.01.2011, Darmstadt



11th GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
20-21.01.2012, Essen


12th GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
8-9.02.2013, Berlin


13th GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
17-18.01.2014, Bochum

14th GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
16-17.01.2015, Regensburg


Analysis and computation of microstructure in finite plasticity
04-05.05.2015, Bonn


Prof. Dr. S. Müller erhält den diesjährigen Lehrpreis der Universität Bonn (07.07.17).

Prof. Dr. Michael Ortiz kommt als Bonn Research Chair ans IAM (Pressemitteilung, 29.7.2016).

Prof. Dr. S. Conti erhält den diesjährigen Lehrpreis der Universität Bonn (05.07.2016).

Prof. Dr. Karl-Theodor Sturm, Koordinator des Hausdorff Zentrums für Mathematik an der Universität Bonn, erhält für seine eigene Forschung einen begehrten Advanced Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrats (ERC). (Pressemitteilung 21.04.2016)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller has been invited to become full member of the scientific society “Academia Europaea” in November. Only European scientists, who have been recommended by a review board and are confirmed by a vote of the council, can join the society. (06.01.2016)


Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Anton Bovier
Chief Administrator: Dr. B. Doerffel

Mailing address

Institute for Applied Mathematics
University of Bonn
Endenicher Allee 60
D-53115 Bonn / Germany