2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

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.

Topics will include:

  • Materials under large deformations
  • Large strain- and stress-gradients effects
  • Phase transforming materials
  • High-temperature mechanical response of materials
  • Material instabilities
  • Non-linear elasticity
  • Mechanically active materials
  • Computational methods across multiple scales
  • Materials under shock loading

Invited Speakers:

  • Lorenzo Valdevit (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Vincenzo Vitelli (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Michael Demkowicz (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Martin Van Hecke (Leiden University, Netherlands)
  • Nathan Mara (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Amit Misra (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Mitra Taheri (Drexel University, USA)
  • Katia Bertoldi (Harvard University, USA)
  • Zhigang Suo (Harvard University, USA)
  • Marino Arroyo (UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain)
  • Curt Bronkhorst (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Antonio DeSimone (SISSA, Italy)
  • Veronique Doquet (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
  • Daniel Eakins (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Ryan Elliott (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Saryu Fensin (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jonathan Hopkins (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Abigail Hunter (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Lihua Jin (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Marisol Koslowski (Purdue University, USA)
  • Leslie Lamberson (Drexel University, USA)
  • Claire Lestringant (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Jeffrey Lloyd (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Suveen Mathaudhu (University of California,Riverside, USA)
  • Dirk Mohr (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Glaucio Paulino (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Julie Schoenung (University California, Irvine, USA)
  • Javier Segurado (IMDEA, Spain)
  • Pablo Zavattieri (Purdue University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Avinash Dongare
University of Connecticut
Materials Science and Engineering

Basile Audoly
CNRS et École polytechnique
Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides

Irene Beyerlein
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chiara Daraio
California Institute of Technology
Mechanical and Civil Engineering

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