Conference Topics

The conference covers the following topics:

TOPIC 1: Theoretical modeling and constitutive equations under large inelastic strains: Attention will be focused on the advanced modeling and coupling between various physical phenomena using both:
Macroscopic or monoscale modeling of coupled multiphysic phenomena
Micro-macro or multiscale modeling of coupled multiphysic phenomena

This includes (but not limited to):
Modeling of the bulk materials behavior including the microstructural aspects
Modeling of the contact interfaces behavior with friction and related phenomena
Modeling of the material defects, wear and damages under large inelastic strains
Heat transfer modeling in forming processes

TOPIC 2: Numerical modeling and resolution schemes: This includes but not limited to:
Conventional FEM for forming simulation including 3D adaptive methods
New numerical methods for solving highly nonlinear and fully coupled problems:
Meshless methods
Hybrid methods
Stochastic methods
Advanced computational methods, Massively parallel computing methods
Adaptive methods: 3D adaptive discretization, varying boundary conditions and contact with friction
Hyper reduction methods for large unknowns problems
Shape and or forming processes optimization methods
Inverse methods for material parameters identification
Methods for forming processes multi-criteria optimization

TOPIC 3: Application to metal or multi-metal forming processes: Applications to the forming of metallic materials to obtain the optimal mechanical components with more or less complex form. This includes but not limited to:
Conventional processes:
Bulk metal forming: forging, stamping, extrusion, rolling, cold and hot forming …
Sheet and tube metal forming processes: Extrusion, drawing, hydroforming, incremental forming, sheet metal formability, spring back modeling, cold and hot forming
Machining, metal cutting and polishing
Casting, molding processes
Non-conventional and emerging processes:
Additive manufacturing
Semi-solid processes or thixoforming
Electromagnetic metal forming
Peen forming
Thermomechanical assembly and joining processes:
Joining by purely mechanical processes: assembly by a rivet, a screw a bolt or assembly by clinching …
Joining by welding: classical welding, laser welding, friction stir welding
Metallic treatment:
Mechanical surface treatment: shot peening, laser peening, …
Heat treatments : quenching,

TOPIC 4: Application to composites, polymers and other materials: Applications to the forming of composites, polymers, elastomers and other kind of materials to obtain optimal parts with more or less complex form. This includes but not limited to:
Forming of composite materials: for various kinds of classical and emerging composites
Composite forming processes: RTM,, wet lay-up, Hand-Lay-up, vacuum bagging, compression molding, filament winding, pultrusion, …
Composite manufacturing processes
Forming of polymers (plasturgy) and other nonmetallic materials:
Reactive liquid molding



The mini-symposia:

Together with the general sessions described above, several mini-symposia are proposed (click at each mini-symposium for more details):

MS1: Generalized continua and nonlocal formulations
MS2: Microstructure modeling in forming processes
MS3: Defects and damage prediction in forming processes
MS4: Advanced modeling of contact interfaces in forming
MS5: Advanced anisotropic constitutive equations for forming processes simulation
MS6: From numerical modeling of forming processes down to in-use properties
MS7: Advanced computational methods in forming processes simulation
MS8: Numerical modeling of additive manufacturing
MS9: Modeling and numerical simulation of thixoforming processes
MS10: Design, Optimization, Inverse Methods and Uncertainties in Forming Processes
MS11: Advances in Forming Simulation. A Symposium in Honor of Professor J.L. Chenot
MS12: Computational Fluid Dynamics in Material Forming Processes


Together with the general sessions described above, two mini-symposia addressing the industrial issues are proposed together with their expected organizers.

IMS1: Engineering simulation of bulk forming processes (by Transvalor)
IMS2: Engineering simulation of sheet forming processes (by ESI)


The organizing Committee has decided to avoid any poster presentation. All the accepted papers are proposed for oral presentation only. The presentation time for classical presentation is of total of 20 mn including 5 mn discussion according to the following table (which will is available on our website on the tab "Instruction for oral presentation"):

Talk time
Discussion time
Total time
Plenary lectures
35 mn
10 mn
45 mn
Key note lectures
25 mn
05 mn
30 mn
Full papers presentation
15 mn
05 mn
20 mn



An exhibition will be organized in the UTT exhibition Hall during the 3 days of the conference. This exhibition will be completely managed by the industrial partners ESI Group and Transvalor SA.