S9: Coupled problems in material mechanics

Antonio J. Gil (University of Swansea, UK) a.j.gil@swansea.ac.uk
Laurence Brassart (University of Oxford, UK) lLaurence.brassart@eng.ox.ac.uk

Many problems in materials science require a multiphysics approach to correctly describe the mechanical behaviour of materials. This often involves the formulation of advanced continuum theories and constitutive models, as well as dedicated numerical procedures. Model identification based on experimental measurements or simulation results at lower scales is also challenging. The aim of this session is to gather scientists working across a variety of material systems to share recent advances in the modelling and simulation of coupled problems in mechanics of materials. Experimental approaches in direct relation with model identification and validation are also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

  • Thermo-mechanical, electro-mechanical, or magneto-mechanical couplings;
  • Mass transport and chemical reactions in solids;
  • Multiphysics couplings in soft active materials, including elastomers, gels and biological tissues;
  • Scale bridging and homogenization strategies;
  • Computational methods for coupled-field problems.
  • Important Dates

    • October 1, 2019
      Beginning of abstract submission

    • December 16, 2019
      Abstract submission (extended deadline)

    • January 30, 2020
      Abstract acceptance notification

    • March 15, 2020
      Last Registration for presenting authors

    • May 27-29, 2020
      EMMC 17 Conference

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