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is a well-established cycle of conferences about Residual Stresses which alternates
every 2 years with the ICRS cycle. It follows the 8 previous editions held in
Karlsruhe (1983), Darmstadt (1990), Frankfurt/Main (1992), Cluny (1996), Delft
(1999), Coimbra (2002), Berlin (2006) and Riva del Garda (2010).
It is a convivial gathering of scientists, students and
engineers interested by Residual Stresses which is a multi-scale phenomenon that
influences most of the physical
properties of materials and surfaces.
Although it concerns
mainly mechanical engineering and materials science, it is of interest in solid
state physics, life sciences, geology or chemical reactivity of solids. The control
of residual stresses leads to enhanced properties of materials and structures
as, for instance fatigue life or geometrical stability (distortions). As a very
sensitive parameter, strongly influenced by the micro/nano-structure, the analysis
of residual stresses gives a unique insight in the history of the material or
This conference will be a lively occasion for scientist
in multiple disciplines (mechanics, physics, optics, chemistry of solids, manufacturing,
) using experimental, theoretical or numerical tools,
to exchange their views and recent advances on the theme.
It will be
held in University of Technology of Troyes (U.T.T.). Troyes is a human sized city
of 126 000 inhabitants located in the region of Champagne, just 90 minutes
from Paris and 20 minutes from Europe's largest lake system.
has a rich historical heritage: most of the houses in the city centre are dating
from 1530 which makes Troyes a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural
qualities. Many gothic churches are famous for their stained glasses features
and Troyes is an in-situ experimental laboratory for the protection
and restoration of old stained glass windows. The "factory outlet shops"
were born in TROYES in the 1960s, to sell off local manufacturers' ends of lines.
At first only open to factory staff, little by little they were opened to the
general public. The greatest international brands are now represented. They make
TROYES a major centre for Textiles and Clothing, and the true Capital for "factory
shops" for personal outfitting.