Micromechanics – AERO 617/MEMA 625
Frameworks and methodologies for evaluating the effective constitutive response at the macroscale in terms of microscale parameters (e.g., shape, volume fraction, constitutive properties, and distribution of heterogeneities). Analytical frameworks based on the Eshelby solution. Averaging methods such as the self-consistent and Mori-Tanaka methods. Computational homogenization methods (e.g., a multiscale asymptotic expansions-based method for elastic properties). Mesoscale method for elastoplastic properties.
Lecture notes from SP22 can be found here.
International Summer School on Advanced Material Systems (AMS)
Topics: Shape memory alloys (SMAs), additive manufacturing of phase transforming materials, porous materials, micromechanics of ductile failure, micromechanics of multifunctional composites, modeling and macro-scale fracture in SMAs.
Featuring interactive micromechanics & SMA workshops, experimental measurement of effective properties, and student project presentations.