579Generalized and microstructured continua: new ideas in modeling and/or applications to structures with (nearly-)inextensible fibers


3 April 2017 – 8 April 2017


Arpino, Italy




Prof. Francesco dell'Isola
Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
Università degli Studi La Sapienza di Roma
via Eudossiana 18
00184, Rome, Italy

phone: +39 06 90286784
email: francesco.dellisola.memocs@gmail.com


Prof. Raymond Ogden
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Glasgow
University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QW
Scotland, UK


Prof. Philippe Boisse
Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon ( INSA )
Bâtiment Jean d'Alembert
18-20, rue des Sciences
F69621 Villeurbanne Cedex

First gradient continuum models, while being particularly suitable for natural materials, have poor prediction power when architectured materials are concerned. Nowadays the challenge is indeed to prescribe the micro-scale mechanical characteristics needed to get a specific desired behavior at the macro-scale. In particular, continua with inextensible fibers are today employed in very wide class of applications, from the design of special fabrics to tissue engineering. The scientific problems posed by these applications involve many areas, as the theoretical coverage, the designing of suitable experimental procedures and the development of specific numerical tools are all crucial aspects of the general picture.