Mechanics of Meta Materials

Course description Mechanics of Meta Materials
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 4403MOMM3
  • Prof.dr. M.L. van Hecke
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 3
Level: 400
Period: Semester 2
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Course Description
We discuss mechanical metamaterials, structured soft matter with emergent collective mechanics, ranging from granular media and patterned elastic media to biomaterials and colloidal assemblies. Hot topics are negative poisson ratio materials, sand robots, non affinity, strain weakening and strengthening and complex self assembly —- in short: cool physics for new weird materials.

Course Objectives
Introduction to elasticity, (buckling) instabilities, jamming and criticality, emergent behavior, role of geometry.

Programme form
Lectures, jointly reading papers, student presentations, homework

Papers will be made available during the course

Physics Schedule