hierarchical materials

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Journal Club Theme of November 2011: Hierarchical Mechanics of Diatom Algae: From Atoms to Organism and Weakness to Strength

Hierarchical Mechanics of Diatom Algae: From Atoms to Organism and Weakness to Strength

This month’s iMechanica Journal Club theme is the hierarchical structure and mechanics of diatom algae, silicified organisms that use silica (“sand”) – abundantly available in the ocean – to construct strong, tough and stiff structures [1-10]. The interest in this area has been revived recently given recent advances in the combined measurement, modeling and synthesis of these materials, leading to exciting research being conducted at the interface of mechanics and biology.


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PACAM XII: Minisymposium on “Multiscale modeling and simulation of complex materials and systems”. Call for abstracts

As part of the 12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XII) to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, from Jan. 2 to 6, 2012, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Multiscale modeling and simulation of complex materials and systems”.


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