2006 ASME IMECE, Chicago, IL
The objective of this mini-symposium is to discuss recent advances in multiscale modeling of nano-, biological and cellular materials and to identify future research opportunities in the subject area. Various aspects of development of modeling strategies and their applications in describing the behaviors of nano- biological materials will be addressed. Innovative theoretical, computational and experimental approaches will be discussed. The contributions will include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Atomistic and continuum computations, and computational schemes to couple various scale in both time and space; Material modeling, non-local and higher-order strain gradient continuum theories; Failure criteria, plasticity and deformation in materials, including fracture, diffusion, size effects and dislocation dynamics; Nanocomposites reinforced by carbon nanotubes or other nanoparticles; Modeling of biomaterials such as proteins and DNA, tissue and cellular mechanics; Artificial bio-materials; Simulation and design of new bio-sensing materials, and computer aided protein engineering; Structure-property relationships: cellular materials and structures, including honeycombs, auxetic foams, truss core and frame structures, and sandwich composites with foam cores; Multifunctional behavior and failure of foamed materials; Mechanics of nonlinear materials ; Experimental techniques; Loading responses: static and dynamic.
Dr. Emmanuel Ayorinde, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202, Ph: (313) 577-5548, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Xin-Lin Gao, Department of Mechanical Engi A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, Ph. 979-845-4835, e-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Valeria La Saponara, University of California, Davis, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org