423 Non-Classical Continuum Models for Materials With Microstructure

Sergey Kuznetsov, North Carolina State University
Elena Atroshchenko, University of Chile
Hoang X. Nguyen, Northumbria University
Thuc P. Vo, Northumbria University
Vladimir Erofeev, Blagonravov Mechanical Engineering Research Institute RAS
A number of generalized continuum models have been proposed to describe the effects of material microstructure on the overall mechanical behavior of continuous media. Such models are typically aimed to reflect different effects which can't be described by classical Cauchy continuum, such as dispersion, size dependence etc and mainly related to the presence of microstructural heterogeneities. Recently such models have attracted increased attention in the context of multi-scale modeling and homogenization theories. However, it is not always clear how to obtain various parameters entering the generalized continuum models from the known microstructure.

In this minisimposium we would like to invite researchers to discuss questions related to the non-classical continuum models: their formulation, derivation, range of applicability, numerical implementation and related computational issues, parameters identification from known microstructure, inverse problems.