412 Modeling and Design of Materials with Coupled Physics

Sergey Kuznetsov, North Carolina State University
Stephan Rudykh, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Mahesh Raju Bailakanavar, Thornton Tomasetti, Weidlinger Applied Science Practice
Konstantin Redkin, University of Pittsburgh, WHEMCO Inc
Functional materials is a rapidly growing field of study in computational mechanics community. The multiphysics nature of functional materials poses multiple challenges in modeling and engineering of architectured materials with new functionalities. Recent advances in material manufacturing (such as 3D, 3D weaving) open an exciting opportunity to realize and test pre-designed materials with desirable functionalities.

This session aims to bring together experts in modeling, simulations, design, manufacturing, processing and experimentations in the field of functional materials both from academia and industry to present and discuss recent advances.

Topics of particular interest include(but not limited to):

• Materials with electro- and magneto-mechanical coupling
• Thermoelectric materials
• Woven and braided materials
• Shape-memory and light-sensitive polymers
• Advanced steels and alloys
• Locally resonant materials
• Functionally graded materials
• Computational homogenization and multiscale modeling
• Properties identification from experimental data and computational analysis of image-based and synthetic microstructure
• Design of microstructured and functional materials
• Additive manufacturing