- Gioacchino Alotta, Department of Civil, Energy, Environment, Materials Engineering (DICEAM), via Graziella, Località Feo di Vito, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Francesco Paolo Pinnola, Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, via Claudio 21, Ed. 6, 80125 Naples, Italy, email@example.com
Due to the growing number of innovative materials and their more and more sophisticated applications, advanced mechanical modeling is of great interest in solid mechanics. Bioinspired and biocompatible materials and their applications to made cutting-edge prosthetics or biomedical devices, small-scale composites, micro-structured materials and the design of engineered continua are only some examples that require advanced theoretical and computational methodologies. In this context, the Mini-Symposium aims at expanding and sharing knowledge about modeling, analysis and developing of new physical models for innovative materials and complex structures. Specifically, new insights, scientific debates and depth discussions about enhanced formulations and methodologies concerning new constitutive relations, linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, nonlocal continuum mechanics, plasticity, damage with applications in static and dynamic regime will be welcome.
Contributions in matter physics, materials science, solids mechanics, biomechanics, dynamics of structures are particularly encouraged. Authors may discuss theoretical aspects, computational methods, modelling techniques, interpretation of experimental data and simulation issues.
Suggested focus topics (not limited to):
- mechanics of biological tissues
- linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity
- non-local mechanics
- mechanics of biomedical materials and devices
- multiscale mechanics
- size dependent materials
- finite element formulations of complex materials
- fractional calculus and its applications