Symposium MS01—Extreme Mechanics
Large strains, multifield responsiveness, high pressure and high temperature environments are relevant to many applications, such as shock loading, materials processing, and soft actuators. The time scales of the processes can also vary dramatically, ranging from quasi-static loading to picosecond impacts. Defects, instabilities and interfaces play an important role in these conditions. The challenge in materials design is therefore to identify the defect distribution, exact instabilities, and/or interfaces that render the desired properties and responses. Current efforts aim at understanding materials’ responses in extreme conditions using in situ imaging, spectroscopy techniques as well as materials’ modeling methods across multiple scales.
Understanding the response of materials in these “extreme conditions” will enable not only predicting, but also tailoring material responses under large strains, gradients in strain and rates of strain, as well as in the presence of large gradients in microstructure. Recent advances in theory, modeling, synthesis, and in-situ characterization of materials allows for expanding materials design to this important regime of extreme conditions, and enabling, for example, considerations of large changes in the microstructure during deformation.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers in theoretical, computational, and experimental mechanics to discuss the current state of knowledge of this field and examine new perspectives in new materials design.