Modeling Dynamic Response of Heterogeneous Materials

Caglar Oskay, Vanderbilt University
Varvara Kouznetsova, Eindhoven University of Technology
Siavouche Nemat-Nasser, University of California, San Diego

The ability to manufacture microstructures with the advent of advanced manufacturing technologies will undoubtedly lead to novel material and structure concepts with unprecedented dynamic properties. Computational mechanics community is positioned to play a key role in how one develops and understands such materials and structure concepts. The aim of this minisymposium is to provide a forum for discussing the novel computational models and methods in capturing the transient and dynamic response of heterogeneous materials. This minisymposium seeks to assess the state of the art in modeling performance of a wide range of heterogeneous materials (e.g., various composites, concrete, metamaterials, etc.) and bring together students, academicians and professionals to provide a roadmap towards the ability to compute, with accuracy and efficiency, the wave propagation and dynamic response properties of heterogeneous materials and composites.  

The minisymposium seeks contributions in topics of significant interest such as, but not limited to:

-    Multiscale methods and models for capturing transient phenomena;

-    Computational modeling techniques for acoustic and optical metamaterials;

-    Computational modeling of dispersion in linear and nonlinear composites;

-    Prediction of bandgaps in heterogeneous materials;

-    Novel microstructures for tunable bandgaps, controlled dispersion, controlled dissipation and negative properties;

-    Computational materials design of composites for optimal dynamic properties;

-    Modeling of transient dynamics of inelastic heterogeneous materials.