Modelling of microstructured materials and metamaterials


  • Andrea Bacigalupo (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
  • Francesco Dal Corso (Università degli Studi di Trento)
  • Maria Laura De Bellis (Università del Salento)

This special session aims at gathering the recent theoretical, computational and experimental advances in the modelling of microstructured materials and metamaterials.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Nonlocal constitutive modelling and advanced homogenization techniques;
  2. Mechanics of defects;
  3. Acoustic wave propagation, polarization and scattering;
  4. Strain localization phenomena;
  5. Multi-field problems.

Acknowledgements: support from the ERC Advanced Grant "Instabilities and nonlocal multiscale modelling of materials" ERC-2013-ADG-340561-INSTABILITIES (2014-2019) and from the ERC Starting Grant Agreement n. 306622 (ERC Starting Grant “Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to Design and Durability of PhotoVoltaic Modules” - CA2PVM) is gratefully acknowledged.