Frontiers in Finite-Deformation Electromechanics
Euromech Colloquium 545             22-24 May 2013

Scope and Topics

Experimental investigation, modeling and simulation of smart materials attract a continuously growing research community from mechanics, biomechanics, material science and applied mathematics. The goal of this EUROMECH colloquium is to actively bring researchers in these fields together and to focus on the modeling and simulation of electro-mechanically coupled materials as well as of magneto-electromechanical continua, both at large deformations.

The colloquium is intended to focus on different fields of applications, with emphasis on theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects. Typical examples for classes of materials considered are electro-active and magneto-active polymers, as well as composites thereof, and active biological tissues such as muscles or the human heart.