Invitation to SES/ASME-AMD 2013 Symposium: Mechanics and Dynamics of Periodic Structures

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We would like to invite you to a symposium entitled "Mechanics and Dynamics of Periodic Structures" as part of  Society of Engineering Science (SES) 50th Annual Technical Meeting & ASME-AMD (Applied Mechanics Division) Annual Summer Meeting, Brown University, July 28-31, 2013. This special session aims to aggregate the latest research efforts contributing to the theoretical, experimental, and/or computational research on the mechanics and dynamics of periodic structures.

The specific topics include but are not limited to:
- Fundamentals of phonon transport
- Linear/nonlinear wave propagation in periodic structures
- Mechanics of cellular/fibrous/granular/layered/porous media
- New concepts and design of material systems (e.g., acoustic meta-materials, functionally graded/hierarchical media, intelligent/active materials, phononic crystals)
- Multi-physical and multi-scale mechanics of periodic media across time and length scale

We will appreciate it if you could submit an abstract by the deadline: April 1, 2013. You can submit your abstract online at

Should you have any questions, please contact JK Yang ( or Dr. Banerjee ( We are very much looking forward to seeing you at Brown this summer.

Best Regards
JK Yang and Sourav Banerjee