Symposium IX-B:

Mechanics of 3D Printed Materials and Structures

Symposium Organizers:

S. H. Kang, Johns Hopkins University
H. Lee, Rutgers University
Y. Li, University of New Hampshire
K. Matlack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J. R. Raney, University of Pennsylvania
S. Rudykh, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
L. Wang, Stony Brook University
J. Yin, Temple University
K. Yu, University of Colorado at Denver


Symposium Description:

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, enables spatial control of structure and material constituents, offering unique opportunities to explore novel properties and mechanics of materials and structures. This symposium calls for abstracts from research efforts related to materials and structures with novel mechanical properties/behaviors realized via 3D printing techniques. This includes both research that focuses on materials-related aspects of 3D printing (e.g., development of new materials for 3D printing) as well as research focused on topological or structural design (e.g., new geometries and structural features enabled by layer-by-layer fabrication that produce new functionality). This symposium will explore these topics from experimental, design, modeling, and simulation perspectives. Note: This symposium is co-organized with “Mechanics of Architected Materials and Structures” within Track 6. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel 3D printing methods and materials for stimuli-responsive, programmable, or active material/structure response
  • 3D printed metamaterials with novel properties and functionalities, such as unique acoustic properties, negative Poisson’s ratio, negative stiffness etc.
  • 3D printed multiscale, bio-inspired, and/or bio-compatible materials
  • Modeling, simulation, and design theory/methodology for 3D printed materials and structures
  • Instabilities and failure in 3D printed materials and structures