• Julián Norato, University Of Connecticut
  • José Guedes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Computational material design (CMD) is an emerging area of Computational Mechanics. The possibility of fabrication of parts, components and devices, made of computationally designed architected materials to be manufactured via cutting-edge fabrication techniques (e.g., additive manufacturing) opens new opportunities for applications of scientific, social and industrial relevance and, in turn, to use classical and novel numerical tools for their design. By architected materials, we refer to those with optimized and engineered topologies, arrangements and morphologies at any of the material scales.

This mini symposium aims at gathering researchers interested in computational design of architected materials, including issues ranging from the computational aspects to their connection with specific applications and the manufacture of the corresponding components. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Computational methods for optimal design of materials for structural, acoustic, thermal, mechanical, biomechanical or electromagnetic applications.

• Consideration of manufacturing techniques in computational material design

• Hierarchical and simultaneous design of material and components

• Multiscale computational material design

• Computational design of reinforcement arrangement in composite materials

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