626Mechanics of high-contrast elastic composites

Date:

6 September 2021 – 8 September 2021

Location:

Keele, UK

Website:

626.euromech.org

Chairperson:

Chairperson:

Dr Danila Prikazchikov
School of Computing and Mathematics,
Keele University,
Keele, Straffordshire,
ST5 5BG
United Kingdom

email: d.prikazchikov@keele.ac.uk

 The Colloquium will focus on the role of strong inhomogeneity in composite structures, widely used in modern engineering. Advanced theoretical models, computational methodologies, as well as experimental techniques for studying static and dynamic behavior of periodic, multi-layered and multi-span elastic and viscoelastic structures with high-contrast physical and geometrical properties, are within the focus of this meeting. The colloquium is aimed at bringing together a broad multidisciplinary expertise originating from numerous technological applications, including, but not restricted to manufacturing and design of photovoltaic elements, laminated glass, lightweight vehicles, energy harvesting devices, and bio-composites.

The covered topics include:
• Thin laminates
• Multi-span waveguides
• Engineered microstructured materials
• Periodic structures
• Industrial applications (laminated glass, photovoltaic panels, lightweight sandwich structures, etc.)