MATFEM was founded in 1993 and is
focussed on accurate material modelling in
finite element analyses (FEA). Today there
are three branches:
FEM Services offers consulting
in FEA with focus on non-linear material behaviour.
CommonLab offers the
characterisation of metallic and polymeric materials for
FEA and cooperates with seven partner labs for the
experimental work. SoftMat
develops material models for FEA. The main software
product is the modular material model MF GenYld
+ CrachFEM, which is compatible with several
commercial explicit-dynamic FEA codes. Principal
areas of application are sheet metal forming and
crashworthiness of metals, polymers and composites.
From 2010 to 2019, five MATFEM Conferences were
held as single-day events.
The 6th MATFEM Conference will be expanded to one
and a half days. Material scientists,
experts in material testing, experts in material
mechanics and CAE users from the industry
are invited to contribute.
We plan to have five sessions with three lectures each
and with enough time for discussion. Lecturers should address:
- new material developments that lack
adequate material modelling;
- new or improved methods for testing
metals, polymers, composites or glass;
- methods to identify material parameters;
- new material models for sheet-metal
forming and crashworthiness simulation;
- case studies with MF GenYld + CrachFEM
in research or industry projects or
- examples of process chains, e.g. forming
to crash, casting to crash, mould filling to
Call for papers
We are looking for speakers for the 6th
MATFEM Conference. Your contribution
should address material modelling in general,
material testing or projects involving the
material model MF GenYld + CrachFEM.
Lectures should not exceed 20 minutes. This
does not include subsequent discussion. The
talk itself and the accompanying documents
should be in English.
Please submit a one-page abstract of your
lecture by Wednesday, 14 February. We will
notify you by Monday, 21 February whether
your proposal has been accepted. Accepted
speakers attend the conference free of
The attendees will receive proceedings consisting
of a booklet of abstracts and presentation hand-outs
in electronic form. Please
send us your final presentation as Powerpoint
or PDF file by 5 April.
Your contact for abstracts, presentations and
questions concerning the lectures is
Dr Helmut Gese
phone +49 (0) 89 890 57 94 - 11
The 6th MATFEM Conference will take place
on Schloss Hohenkammer, a seminar centre
in a castle, some 30 km off Munich airport.
phone:+49 (0)81 37 93 40
The conference begins on Monday, 13 May
at 13:30h with two afternoon sessions. Participants are
invited to a dinner in the adjacent manor house at 19:00h.
On Tuesday, 14 May, three further sessions conclude
the conference. The conference is scheduled to end at 16:00h.
Registration deadline is 5 April. Early bird
rates are available to those who registered
before 8 March. The fees are per participant
and include lunch, refreshments and
proceedings. Accommodation is not included
in the fee.
Participants are kindly asked to arrange for
their own accommodation. Hotel rooms are
available at Schloss Hohenkammer for 131 euros
per night. When booking, please use the booking
code “6th MATFEM Conf”.
Terms and conditions
VAT will be added to the registration fee as
applicable. The registration fee is due 14
days after invoicing.
Free cancellation is possible until 5 April
2024. Participants who cancel between
6 April 2024 and 8 May 2024 are liable for
50% of the registration fee. Participants who
cancel after 8 May 2024 or who do not attend
the conference are liable for the entire registration
fee. The number of participants is
MATFEM reserves the right to cancel the
event in the light of bookings until 5 April
2024. In the event of cancellation, MATFEM
will refund all fees paid to MATFEM with
respect to the event.
For questions about the registration, please
contact Mr Martin Oehm. Please send your
phone +49 (0) 89 890 57 94 - 15