1-3 – Architected Materials
Katia Bertoldi (Harvard University), Damiano Pasini (McGill University)
In the search for materials with new properties, there have been great advances in recent years aimed at the development of architected materials with behaviour governed by structure, rather than composition. Through careful design of the material architecture, materials with unique properties have been demonstrated, including negative index of refraction, negative Poisson’s ratio, high stiffness-to-weight ratio and optical and mechanical cloaking. This mini-symposium is aimed to bring together people working on the mechanics of architected materials from either an experimental or theoretical perspective. Focus will be on understanding similarities and differences in their mechanical behaviour.