General information

The mathematical foundation of fracture mechanics has seen considerable advances in the last years. This field of study covers a big variety of exciting topics, including propagation of cracks, equilibrium of structures with thin inclusions in the presence of delaminations, frictional contact problems, inverse and control problems. The aim of the workshop "Mathematical analysis of fracture phenomena for elastic structures and its applications" is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of these issues. The workshop provides a platform for researchers to communicate, discuss, and exchange ideas under the common theme of fracture phenomena.

The first Workshop “Mathematical analysis of fracture phenomena for elastic structures and its applications” was hosted in Novosibirsk in November 2019 due to the collaboration of researchers from Japan and Russia. The Second Russia-Japan Workshop was held in December 2020. The geography of the workshop participants was expanded: researchers from Russia, Japan, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic were involved. In 2020, the Workshop was integrated with the 20th Conference of Continuum Mechanics Focusing on Singularities (CoMFoS20).

CoMFoS was initiated in 1995 under the auspices of the activity group "Continuum Mechanics Focusing on Singularities (CoMFoS)" of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM). From April 2010, the activity group CoMFoS was renamed "Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics (MACM)". This is the 21st сonference of CoMFoS and will be held under the co-sponsorship of the Japan - Russia Research Cooperative Program.

The Workshop and CoMFoS topics:

• elasticity, plasticity
• modeling of composite materials
• fracture mechanics
• study of mathematical models for solids with defects
• asymptotic and multiscale analysis
• optimal shape design
• inverse problems

The workshop is held with the support of Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok (project № 075-15-2019-1675) and JSPS (project №. JPJSBP120194824) under the Japan - Russia Research Cooperative Program.