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  • [August 26, 2018]

    IUTAM SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICS OF ELECTRO/MAGNETO-ACTIVE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

  • IUTAM SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICS OF ELECTRO/MAGNETO-ACTIVE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

    August 26-30, 2018

    Peking University, Beijing, China

    Co-Chairs

    Professor Daining Fang, Peking University, China

    Professor Christopher Lynch, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    In the past two decades, the electro/magneto-active materials including ferroelectrics/piezoelectrics, ferromagnetic materials, multiferroics, electro-active polymer (EAP) and related structures had been widely used and intensively investigated. The common features of these materials are that they show multi-field coupled behavior, e.g. electromechanical, magnetomechanical, or magnetoelectric responses. So far, great progresses had been got in this area but there still exists some challenges most of which are mechanics problems, such as the nonlinear constitutive laws, mechanical depolarization, large deformation, fracture and fatigue problems, etc. Meanwhile, in recent years, some new materials (say multiferroics) arose, new phenomena (say flexoelectricity) were observed, and new applications (say energy harvesting) were developed, which brings new opportunities and challenges to this area.

    It is therefore timely to gather together the most active scholars in this exciting area to present the state-of-the-art research results and discuss the challenges and prospective of this area. Such a multidisciplinary forum will look at the mechanics of E/M-active materials and structures from different perspectives, and thus advance mechanics and its applications in both academics and industries. Within this overarching theme, the prospective topics which will be covered by this symposium include but not limited to the following topics: 1) Domain switching in ferroelectrics/ferromagnetic; 2) Fracture and reliability; 3) Modeling and simulations; 4) Characterization of EM-active materials; 5) Multiferroics & Magnetoelectric composites; 6) Soft EM-active materials; 7) Flexoelectricity; 8) Energy harvesting system based on E/M-active materials/structures; 9) New applications of EM-active materials.

    Scientific Committee

    Professor Wei Yang, Natural Science Foundation of China

    Professor Zhigang Suo, Harvard University, USA

    Professor Jürgen Rödel, TU Darmstadt, Germany

    Professor Nimal Rajapakse, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Professor Yasuhide Shindo, Tohoku University, Japan

    Professor Christopher Lynch (co-chair), UCLA, USA

    Professor Daining Fang (co-chair), Peking University, China

    Professor Huajian Gao, Brown University, USA (IUTAM Representative)

    Symposium Secretary

    Professor Faxin Li, Peking University, China

    Email: lifaxin@pku.edu.cn, Phone: 86-13366341755