Symposium IX-A:

Mechanics-Driven Manufacturing of Functional Structures

Symposium Organizers:

B. Xu, University of Virginia
K. T. Turner, University of Pennsylvania
W. Lu, Michigan State University
H. D. Espinosa, Northwestern University
X. (Chris) Li, University of Virginia

Symposium Description:

Manufacturing is a broad field that includes techniques ranging from classical processes, such as casting and machining, to more recent digital- and printing-based processes. The ever-increasing demand for the next-generation high-performance functional materials, structures and devices of relevance to energy, environment, healthcare and security is driving the development of new manufacturing techniques. At the root of nearly all manufacturing processes are elementary steps that rely on material deformation and/or assembly due to mechanical interactions.

The symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussing the central role of mechanics in the optimization of existing advanced manufacturing and the guidance of future advanced manufacturing with unique capability, cost-efficiency, and high-precision. Topics are solicited in the areas including but not limited to:

  • Mechanics-driven manufacturing approaches (e.g. self-assembly, rapid evaporation and sublimation, transfer printing, crack/buckling/delamination /collapse -driven templating)
  • Mechanics-guided design and integration of materials (e.g. soft-hard integration, solid-liquid integration)
  • Mechanics modeling and simulation in manufacturing under extreme conditions (e.g. liquid environment, laser/nuclear radiation, high temperature/pressure, rapid phase transformation, constrained exploration)
  • Mechanical properties of functional materials, structures and devices manufactured via advanced manufacturing techniques (e.g. additive manufacturing, self-assembly, electrospinning, rolling/joining technologies)