Workshop "Modern challenges in continuum mechanics"

University of Zagreb, April 3 - 6, 2017


The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in related fields of continuum mechanics: fluid mechanics, elasticity, FSI problems, multi-component mixtures, scaling laws, etc. Program of the workshop will include mini-courses, invited talks and short oral poster presentations intended for young researchers.

The workshop is organized in course of the project "Mathematical Analysis of Multi-Physics Problems Involving Thin and Composite Structures and Fluids" (, under auspices of the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) and the Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zaklada HAZU).

Speakers and titles:

  • Nenad Antonić (University of Zagreb)
    • H-measures, H-distributions and applications
  • Peter Bella (University of Leipzig) - mini-course:
    • Variational viewpoint on wrinkling of thin elastic sheets
    • Quantitative theory of homogenization for elliptic operators with random coefficients
  • Tomasz Cieslak (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
    • Representation of weak solutions to Hunter-Saxton and Camassa-Holm equations along characteristics and consequences
  • Elisa Davoli (University of Vienna)
    • Dynamic perfect plasticity as a convex minimization
  • Antonio Gaudiello (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)
    • Homogenization of the brush problem with a source term in $L^1$
  • Matthieu Hillairet (University of Montpellier)
    • Regularity issues in fluid-structure interactions problems
  • Peter Hornung (TU Dresden)
    • Regularity of intrinsically convex $W^{2,2}$ surfaces and a derivation of a homogenized bending theory of convex shells
  • Ansgar Jüngel (Vienna University of Technology) - mini-course:
    • Entropy methods for cross-diffusion systems from biology and physics
  • Mladen Jurak (University of Zagreb)
    • Non-isothermal immiscible incompressible two-phase flow in porous media
  • Darko Mitrović (University of Montenegro)
    • Existence of solution to dynamics capillarity-diffusion equation
  • Šárka Nečasová (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) - mini-course:
    • Viscous compressible Navier-Stokes-(Fourier) system coupled to the radiative transfer equation
    • Motion of viscous compressible fluids in time dependent domains
  • Paolo Piovano (University of Vienna)
    • Analytical validation of the Young-Dupré law for epitaxially-strained thin films on arbitrarily elastic substrates
  • Annie Raoult (Paris Descartes University) - mini-course:
    • Hierarchical models of prestrained thin materials
  • Siniša Slijepčević (University of Zagreb)
    • Energy methods in fluid mechanics and new a-priori bounds for the Navier-Stokes equation on a strip
  • Barbara Zwicknagl (University of Würzburg)
    • Low-energy martensitic inclusions

Poster session:

Participants who want to present their work through a poster are kindly asked to send the title and abstract by March 6, 2017. The posters should be printed on A0 form of paper, and brought by the authors. 

Additionally, we plan to organize a poster session with short (5-10 min.) oral presentations of posters. If there will be more applications than the schedule permits, the scientific committee will decide which posters will have the oral presentation.


There is no registration fee, but we kindly ask you to register by sending an e-mail with basic information (name, affiliation, address) to the organizers ( by March 6, 2017.

Workshop venue:

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia


  • Igor Velčić
  • Boris Muha
  • Mario Bukal