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Hierarchical Materials Symposium at USNCTAM 2014 (Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2013)

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Dear Colleagues,


We would
like to bring your attention to the symposium "Elasticity,
Plasticity, and Multiphysics of Hierarchical Materials: Mechanisms to
Mechanics" at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical &
Applied Mechanics, to be held June 15-20, 2014 at Michigan State
University.  A detailed description of the symposium can be
found below, and abstracts (due Dec 1, 2013) can be submitted at:




in materials synthesis and characterization techniques together
with ever increasing sophistication of computational prowess has
enabled concerted efforts toward design and development of
materials with novel architectures such ranging from
hierarchical composites to designer nano-micro lattice structures.
The key idea is to modulate functional characteristics through
microstructural engineering for a variety of applications that
include, but are not limited to, materials used in structural,
biological, thermal, electrical, optical and electronic systems.


The goal
of this symposium is to provide a platform to discuss exciting
progress and challenging questions in the area of hierarchical
materials. It aims at understanding the mechanics issues related
to elastic and inelastic behaviors of a wide range of
hierarchical microstructures such as nano-scaled metals, hybrid
composites, fibrous architectures, lattice structures. Of
particular interest is gaining insight into the
mechanisms-mechanics nexus that would enable translating
principal deformation mechanisms in these material systems into
physically sound constitutive frameworks that enable optimal
design. We further invite contributions highlighting the
multiscale and multiphysics nature arising from the coupling of
the above mechanical phenomena to thermal, electrical, chemical,
or physical stimuli.


symposium strongly encourages contributions from the experimental
and modeling perspectives at multiple length-scales and







Tim Rupert
- University of California, Irvine


Joshi - National University of Singapore


Kochmann - California Institute of Technology

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