IUTAM Symposium: Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams
May 8-13, 2011 ~ Austin, Texas


Welcome to the 2011
IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams




Important Dates

03.15.11  Abstract Due
03.28.11  Deadline for
 Early Registration
04.15.11  Hotel Cut-Off Date
 (AT&T)
04.15.11  Hotel Cut-Off Date
 (Doubletree Hotel)
08.31.11  Full Paper Due


     The symposium is a five-day event conducted in the single session format of IUTAM symposia. Participants cover all aspects of foams and cellular materials including: foam processing, foam rheology and drainage, mechanics of microstructured cellular materials and lattices, characterization of foam microstructure using X-ray tomography and other techniques, relationship of elastic and inelastic properties of solid foams to microstructure, dynamic behavior of foams, mechanics of trabecular bone, mechanics of wood and other biological cellular materials, etc. Participation is only by invitation from the co-chairs.


The technical program will start at 8:30am on Monday, May 9 and will be completed by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 13. The symposium participants should aim to arrive in Austin on Sunday, May 8 and plan to depart anytime after 12:00 noon, May 9.

Talks from the symposium are now available in PDF form in the "Program" section of the website.



   Symposium Scientific Committee
Co-Chairs: Prof. Stelios Kyriakides, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Andrew M. Kraynik, Sandia National Labs (retired), USA

Members: Prof. Lorna J. Gibson, MIT, USA
Prof. Norman A. Fleck, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Nobutada Ohno, Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Simon Cox, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK
Prof. Reinhard Hohler, Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
Dr. Dominique Langevin, Universite Paris XI, France