Powders and Grains 2005



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of Powders&Grains 2005,

18th-22nd July 2005,

in Stuttgart, Germany.



  • Photos of the conference can be found here.
  • The book of proceedings is finished.

  The Institute of Computer Physics of the University of Stuttgart ( ICP ) is honored to host the fifth Powders & Grains International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media.

Scope of the conference

Powders and Grains is an international scientific conference held every 4 years that brings together engineers and physicists interested in the microcmechanics of granular media. These meetings are organized by AEMMG (Association pour L'Etude de la Micromecanique des Milieux Granulaires). Previous meetings were held in Clement-Ferrand, France (1989), Birmingham, England (1993), Durham, USA (1997), and in Sendai, Japan in 2001.

Powders & Grains distinguishes itself from other meetings on granular materials in two ways:

It brings together both engineers and physicists.

It emphasizes the micromechanics of granular materials.

The conference program includes contributions from experts around the world related to the general topic of granular media.

Organizing committee

      H. J. Herrmann

Institute for Computational Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

      G. Gudehus

Institute of Soil and Rock Mechanics, University of  Karlsruhe Germany

      S. Luding

DelftChemTech, T.U. Delft, The Netherlands

      K. Sommer

Lehrstuhl fr Maschinen-Apparatenkunde, T.U. Munich, Germany

Conference Secretary

    Sean McNamara

    Ramn Garca-Rojo,

Telephone:   +49 711 685 3593

Fax:             +49 711 685 3658

Telephone during the Conference:   +49 711 685 7449

Postal Addres:

            ICP, University Stuttgart,

            Pfaffenwaldring 27, DE-70569

            Stuttgart, Germany