Architected materials

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July 9th - 25th, 2019
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Venue: Polo F. Ferrari 2, via Sommarive 9 - Trento  

Hour: 13:00 – 16:00

  • Prof. Damiano Pasini, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

Architected materials can be rationally designed to attain unprecedented properties, such as negative mass density, reprogrammable stiffness, multistability, and zero thermal expansion. This short course focuses on cellular solids, a class of architected materials characterized by an assembly of cells with either open or close faces that cluster together to fill the space in either two or three dimensions. Widespread in plant and animal tissues, cellular materials are increasingly used in synthetic analogs for a broad range of applications in aerospace, automotive and orthopedics. In this course, students will learn the basics to analyze the mechanics of cellular solids. Emphasis will be on the role played by topology, shape, and size of the repeating unit, in the elastic and failure response as well as on their defect sensitivity. A tutorial on the mechanical testing will complement the lectures.


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Damiano Pasini is James McGill Professor of McGill University (Canada) and Louis-Ho Faculty Scholar of the Faculty of Engineering. His research interests lie in solid mechanics, advanced materials and structural optimization with current focus on mechanical metamaterials. He is fully engaged in understanding their mechanics, introducing reliable predictive models, and using them to design, optimize, and test architected materials with tuned functional properties for aerospace, orthopaedics and other applications.