Track 10

Mechanics of structural materials

Structural alloys are the backbone of our society and play an essential role in many engineering applications, including civil, aerospace, maritime, automotive, biomedical, etc. The need for sustained innovation in these sectors motivates intense research into the intricate structure-property relationships that characterize such materials. This has spawned novel designs of materials with exceptional performance, such as alloys that overcome the classic strength/ductility trade-off, metals with exceptional formability, and materials exhibiting enhanced fatigue and/or corrosion resistance over a wide range of temperatures, …

Recent advances in microscopy and in-situ testing, breakthroughs in data science and artificial intelligence, and the development of new manufacturing and characterization technologies are pushing the boundaries of our understanding of materials mechanics and provide unique capabilities to understand and tailor the mechanical behavior of structural materials at different length scales to meet the increasing demand for high-performance structures.

We invite contributions from multidisciplinary researchers on any topic relating to the mechanics of structural materials. Priority will be given to contributions focused on:

  • Structure-property relationship of advanced, high-performance structural materials;
  • Experimental and computational investigations of deformation mechanism at different length scales;
  • Advanced manufacturing for precise microstructure control and for tailoring mechanical properties;
  • Novel techniques for monitoring structural health and mechanical reliability assessment;
  • Multi-physics modelling and performance prediction.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~

Track Chairs

Yujie Wei
Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Mateo Seita
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

David J. Srolovitz
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


Yujie Wei
Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China