Co-organizers: Eric Charkaluk (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France), Dirk Herzog (Technische Universität Hamburg, German) and Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens (PSI, Swizerland)
Additive manufacturing is a growing technology allowing to build parts and complexes structures layer by layer. The technology has started on polymers and with non-critical parts but moved recently to metal and ceramic technologies. These shifts allowed considering that technology for more critical parts in demanding applications. In particular, the possibility to build optimized structures lead to re-thinking the use of material, a playground for topological optimization and links between structural topology and mechanical properties. In addition, the shift towards more demanding structural parts lead to the requirements of higher mechanical performances for these materials.
Recent advances in additive manufacturing, open an exciting opportunity to realize and test pre-designed materials with desirable and pre-defined functionalities. The investigation of functional and architectured materials has rapidly advanced in the last decade. The multi-physics nature of functional materials poses multiple challenges in scale-bridging, modelling, simulation and designing architectured materials with new functionalities.
The session will thus cover all aspects of the mechanics of materials related to metal additive manufacturing and architecture materials (processed or not by additive manufacturing) from modelling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigations.