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Symposium 3: Multiscale mechanics


Tom Arsenlis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Peter W. Chung, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA

Marc G.D. Geers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Yoji Shibutani, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan


Multiscale modeling has a profound impact on the understanding of the mechanics of materials and on the development of novel materials. New insights in mechanics, supported by multi-scale computations and experimental testing, are expected to emerge, providing the means to predict and validate mechanical material properties from physical principles at smaller scales and develop new material concepts through design and unprecedented control of materials and mechanisms. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from the mechanics, materials, physical sciences and computational sciences communities to discuss and share in new advances and directions in multiscale mechanics, from theoretical, computational, and experimental perspectives. The symposium topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Atomic scale effects in mechanics, including bridging time and spatial scales
  • Defect evolution, damage, fracture, and brittle-ductile and ductile-brittle transitions in materials.
  • Mechano-chemical interactions, including stress-driven diffusion and hydrogen embrittlement.
  • Plastic deformation of metals and ceramics, including dislocation dynamics
  • Deformation of amorphous and polymeric materials
  • High order continuum theories, including gradient models, micropolar, and couple stress frameworks.
  • Size effects in mechanics and mechanics of nanoscale or nanostructured materials.
  • Mechanics of heterogeneous or multiphase materials, micromechanics and homogenization techniques.
  • Interfacial effects in mechanics.
  • Stress-induced transformations and mechanics of metastable materials.
  • Electro- and magneto-active materials, and deformation of electro-optical materials.

Contact Information of Symposium Organizers

Tom Arsenlis

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-367
Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Phone: 925-424-2584, Fax: 925-423-0785
E-mail: arsenlis@llnl.gov

Peter W. Chung, Team Leader

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, USA
410-278-6027, fax 410-278-4983

Marc Geers, Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-40-2475076

Yoji Shibutani, Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Osaka University
2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6879-7310, Fax: +81-6-6879-7247