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Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures - MIMS16

MIMS16 - October 28-30, 2016 - Cetara

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We are very happy to announce the "2016 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures" (MIMS16) to be held on October 28-30, 2016 in Cetara (Salerno), Italy.  The Workshop will be held at the Cetus Hotel located in a scenic venue of the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

The conference topics are the following:
Multiscale mechanics
Architectured materials and composites
Lattice materials and structures
Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials
Tensegrity systems at different scales
Sustainable composites
Smart materials and structures
Microstructure engineering

Deadline for Abstracts Submission is June 30, 2016
Abstracts should be edited according to the given template and e-mailed to multiscale.salerno@gmail.com.

JCOMB Special Issue

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Full Paper Submission (optional): You are invited to submit a Full Paper to the special issue of Composites Part B: Engineering (JCOMB),  which will collect original, peer-reviewed contributions presented at the Workshop on the subject of Composite lattices and multiscale innovative materials and structuresThe submission of a full paper is not compulsory for the participation in MIMS16.

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The meeting room, the terraces and the banquet halls of the Hotel Cetus will host the scientific and social activities of the Workshop. The hotel is equipped with 37 rooms, all with sea view, air-coditioning and internet wi-fi, and offers a private beach, wellness and fitness centers.

Transportation services allow access to daily shuttles from/to Naples and Salerno. Accommodation at Cetus for two nights is included in Full Registration Fees. See also the following video.


Selected Lectures

Selected lectures have duration of 30 min each. The final programm will include regular lectures of 15 min each given by registered participants.
- List of Selected Lectures
Ferdinando Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy), "The use of 3D Printing for the development of Innovative Materials and Structures"
Andrea Bacigalupo (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy) and Luigi Gambarotta (University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy), "In search of beam and block lattices with low frequency band gaps"
Davide Bigoni (University of Trento, Italy), "Elastic rods, snakes, and catapults"
Marc Durand and Gérald Gurtner (Université Paris Diderot, France), "Stiffest elastic networks"
Christopher J. Larsen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), "Multiscale mathematical challenges in cohesive fracture"
Andrea Micheletti (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy) and Antonino Favata (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy), "A lattice model for carbon nanotubes and graphene"
Vitali F. Nesterenko (University of California San Diego, USA), "Strongly nonlinear, highly tunable metamaterials: fundamental challenges and applications"
Julian Rimoli (Georgia Tech, USA), "Reduced order models for tensegrity lattices under highly dynamic events"
Massimo Ruzzene (Georgia Tech, USA), "Non symmetric mechanical lattices and multifiled interactions for non-reciprocal metamaterials"
Fabrizio Scarpa (University of Bristol, UK), "Kirigami paradigms and auxetics for mechanical metamaterials"
Robert E. Skelton (Texas A&M - UCSD, USA) and Fernando Fraternali (University of Salerno, Italy), "Dynamics and control of tensegrity structures and multifunctional materials"
Patrizia Trovalusci (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), "A multiscale description of particle composites: from lattice microstructures to micropolar continua"
Kerstin Weinberg (University of Siegen, Germany), "Experimental and numerical studies of the acoustic damping properties of polyurethane foam"


Luciano FeoFernando Fraternali

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno, Italy

Robert E. Skelton
Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering
University of California San Diego, USA

Scientific Committee

Maurizio Angelillo (Salerno), Ferdinando Auricchio (Pavia), Francesco Ascione (Salerno), Valentino Berardi (Salerno), Davide Bigoni (Trento), Enrico Babilio (Naples), Gerardo Carpentieri (College Station), Francesco Fabbrocino (Naples), Antonio Fortunato (Salerno),  Luigi Gambarotta (Genoa), Geminiano Mancusi (Salerno), Enzo Martinelli (Salerno), Andrea Micheletti (Rome), Rosario Montuori (Salerno), Vitali Nesterenko (San Diego), Julian Rimoli (Atlanta), Massimo Ruzzene (Atlanta), Rupinder Singh (Ludhiana), Nunziante Valoroso (Naples), Kerstin Weinberg (Siegen).


Mariella De Piano, Rosaria Chechile, Rosa Penna, Raffaele Miranda, Gerardo Carpentieri
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno
Email: multiscale.salerno@gmail.com

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