1-7 – Modelling of Multi-Functional Materials and Related Material Systems
Stefanie Reese (Aachen University), Stanisław Stupkiewicz (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research)
The goal of this minisymposium is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing recent advances in physically-based as well as data driven modelling of multifunctional materials and related material systems. Of special interest are materials undergoing phase transformations and thus exhibiting microstructure evolution, for instance, shape memory alloys (SMAs), in which martensitic phase transformation, twinning, or other phase transitions play a crucial role in achieving the functional properties. Topics of interest cover modelling at all relevant scales, including atomistic simulations, formation and evolution of microstructures, multiscale approaches, and phenomenological modelling at the macroscale, as well as coupling of the related phenomena with other dissipative mechanisms, such as plasticity, structural and functional fatigue, and others. Equally welcome are contributions concerning computational aspects and numerical algorithms pertaining to computer implementation and simulations involving the class of models mentioned above. Finally, papers discussing application-related and experimental aspects of the mechanics of materials of interest will complement the overview of the current research activities in the field.