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Abstract invitation for the 4th Mini-Symposium on 4M Engineering Materials and Structures of EMI conference 2019

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Dear Colleagues, 

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts to the 4th Mini-Symposium on 4M (Modeling of Multiphysics-Multiscale-Multifunctional) Engineering Materials and Structures in the Engineering Mechanics Institute conference 2019 at Caltech during June 18-21, 2019. 

Submission link: http://emi2019.caltech.edu/home

Deadline: Jan 30, 2019

The 4th Mini-Symposium on 4M (Modeling of Multiphysics-Multiscale-Multifunctional) Engineering Materials and Structures on behalf of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Modeling Inelasticity and Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee at the EMI annual conference 2019

Recently, there has been increasing interests/foci and developments on the multiphysics-multiscale-multifunctional nature of materials research in several different disciplines. It is because many engineering materials and structures present multiple length/time scale dependent behavior which is coupled with multiphysics phenomena (e.g., kinetic, hydraulic, thermal, electromagnetic, etc.), and are increasingly targeted toward multifunctional characteristics. Even though multiphysics-multiscale problems have long been studied in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, the current excitement is driven heavily by the use of advanced modeling in the applied engineering and science. In addition, multifunctional materials are sought to meet specific requirements (functions) through tailored properties. Smart materials can be considered as multifunctional materials that have the ability to react upon an external stimulus. The introduction of Biomimetics in the material science allows the designing of materials with similar processes as nature does: building from molecules to complete structures (i.e., multiscale). Properly executed modeling of multiphysics-multiscale-multifunctional engineering materials and structures can vastly improve accuracy and efficiency in solutions which were not quite feasible through conventional approaches, in many cases, with very reasonable experimental-computational costs. 

Presentations from various fields are invited on the relevant topics including, but are not limited to:

Thrust 1: Multiphysics

  • Coupled (multiphysical) modeling/simulation of engineering materials and structures
  • Materials-structures interaction with environmental effects
  • Multiphysics coupling of stimuli-responsive smart materials/structures

Thrust 2: Multiscale

  • Quasi-continuum and equivalent continuum approaches
  • Atomistic to continuum coupling
  • The marriage of discrete medium and continuum mechanics
  • Inelastic behavior and damage-fracture of materials in multiscale
  • Effects of impurities (inclusions) on mechanical properties of composites
  • Advanced nanocomposite-nanomaterials systems and nanomechanics
  • Mechanics of bioinspired materials and structures with hierarchical structures

Thrust 3: Multifunctional

  • Multifunctional materials-structures and their constitutive/performance modeling;
  • Adaptive materials and structures that allow reconfiguration or readjustment of shape, functionality and mechanical properties in response to external stimuli
  • Self-healing materials such as polymers, composites, and concretes
  • Mechanics of materials and structures with bioinspired functions

Organizer:

Yong-Rak Kim, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, yong-rak.kim@unl.edu

Chung Song, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, csong8@unl.edu

Huiming Yin, Columbia University, hy2251@columbia.edu

Qiming Wang, University of Southern California, qimingw@usc.edu

Xiaoyu Song, University of Florida, xiaoyu.song@essie.ufl.edu

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