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Oxford Solid Mechanics


Oxford Solid Mechanics is an initiative to promote interaction between researchers in Mathematics, Materials Science, Engineering and Physics in the University of Oxford who work on the mechanics of solids across the full range of spatial and temporal scales. This website collects together information about people and events in Oxford that are of interest to the Oxford Solid Mechanics community.

If you would like to get involved please send us an email.

News and Upcoming Events

  • Workshop on Elastic Stability

    When: Tuesday May 19

    Where: L3, Andrew Wiles Building

    14.30 Yi-Chao Chen (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston)

    Elastic stability, the energy criterion, and bifurcation theory

    15.15 John Biggins (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge)

    Wrinkling, creasing and fingering in soft elastic layers

    16.00 Tea

    16.30 Peter-Palffy-Muhoray (Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University)

    Dam deception: the magic of elasticity

    17.15 Basile Audoly (Inst. de Mécanique d'Alembert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)

    Elastic ribbons: models and stability

    18.00 Reception

    This event is free of charge, however if you like to attend please sign up at the doodle poll. The closing date to register is Friday May 8.

    Abstracts can be found here.
  • Previous Events

    Details of past events, including some of the presentations given, can be found here.

    Details of any forthcoming events may be found here.