London-A meeting in London on the fracture of polymers on 25 Nov 2004 aims to bring together research on fracture studies for various polymer materials. The co-organisers are Graham Lake
The meeting-see programme details below-is scheduled to start at 10.30 am, Thursday 25th Nov, at The Institute of Physics, London, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT.
Costs: members of IOP or IOM3 Â£39.00, non-members Â£62.00. On-line registration is possible at http://conferences.iop.org/FRP
Conference organiser: Belinda Hopley, Institute of Physics:
Tel +44 (0) 20 7470 4800, fax +44 (0) 20 7470 4900.
11.00 Short Reviews: Mechanics of cutting of rubber by sharp objects and fatigue of laminated structures-GJ Lake (University of East London)
11.45 Some anomalous features of the strength of rubber-AN Gent (University of Akron, Ohio)
12.30 The establishment of steady crack growth rates during tearing and fatigue tests on elastomer materials-Y Papadopoulos, JJC Busfield and AG Thomas (Queen Mary, University of London)
14.30 Degradation induced fracture of polyethylene-L Castro-Diaz, D Vesely and R Matthews (Oxford University)
15.00 Accelerated life failures in polymeric materials-JP Dear (Imperial College)
15.30 The importance of unobservable crack growth in polymeric pipe-CC Lawrence and R Potter (University of East London)
16.30 Modelling the abrasion process in elastomer materials-H Liang,
JJC Busfield and AG Thomas (Queen Mary, University of London)
17.00 New method for assessment of adhesive bond strength-AG Thomas, CC Lawrence and GJ Lake (University of East London)