Technical Track: Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Description: Over the years, solid mechanics has grown from a field concerned with conventional metals to fiber composites to biological materials. Its focus has expanded from macroscopic structures to microscale materials to nanoscopic investigations. Regardless of the material and viewpoint, the techniques used for investigation, including theoretical mechanics, experimental mechanics and computational mechanics have themselves also seen significant advances. Examples include damage mechanics, temperature effects, high-strain rate response, full-field measurement, structural health monitoring, energy storage, self-repair materials, scaling effects, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling, homogenization and peridynamics. This conference is interested in solid mechanics very broadly, for various materials, scales and using different methods. There will be an additional track focused solely on micro- and nano-mechanics.

Organizers:

Rohan Abeyaratne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dahsin Liu
, Michigan State University

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of mechanics of solids and structures. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in mechanics of solids and structures will serve as the foundation upon which the congress program of this area will be developed.