- Bilen Emek, Abali Uppsala University
- Ivan Giorgio
- Luca Placidi
By means of additive manufacturing, architected materials are produced rather easily involving several lengthscales. Such multiscale materials with a substructure perform different than conventional structures described in continuum mechanics. Often this phenomenon is called size effect. Homogenization methods indicate strain gradient or Cosserat type of generalized mechanics. These so-called metamaterials are computationally challenging even in the case of mechanics . Adding multiphysics to multiscale materials is an active research area . In damage mechanics, different attempts show that higher order in describing damage field has numerical benefits . In flexoelectricity, size effect has a dominant role in electric field and mechanics coupling. Computational solutions to multiphysics problems in multiscale materials is the main topic of the minisymposium
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