605 Soft, Multi-functional and Architectured Materials

Philip Buskohl, Air Force Research Laboratory
Stephan Rudykh, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Abby Juhl, Air Force Research Laboratory
The investigation of functional and architectured materials has rapidly advanced in the last decade. For example, the combination of different phases within micro-heterogeneous composites, with individual physical characteristics of the individual constituents, allows for the design of materials with outstanding effective properties. The multi-physics nature of functional materials poses multiple challenges in scale-bridging, modeling, simulation and designing architectured materials with new functionalities.

Recent advances in material manufacturing, such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing, open an exciting opportunity to realize and test pre-designed materials with desirable and pre-defined functionalities.

This session aims to bring together experts in modeling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigation in the field of functional and architectured materials to present and discuss recent advances.

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to):
- 3D printing of architecture materials and composites
- Electro- and magneto-active materials
- Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials
- Responsive gels; Shape-memory and light-sensitive materials
- Microstructural and material instabilities
- Bio-inspired and biological materials