Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams - CURRENTLY NOT SCHEDULED

Invited Lecturers

Stavros Gaitanaros (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA)
2 lectures on: Dynamic crushing and shock development in random open-cell foams; quasi-static vs. dynamic impact; and “subsonic” and “supersonic” behavior.

Sascha Hilgenfeldt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)
6 lectures on: Foam drainage, rupture and fracture in liquid foams, continuum thermodynamics approach to the mechanics of cellular solids, from foams to tissues: finding mechanical equilibria, Surface Evolver tutorial with student exercises.

Reinhard Höhler (Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6), France)
8 lectures on: Liquid foam rheology, viscous dissipation, plastic flow, osmotic and capillary pressure, jamming transition, foam mechanics and glassy dynamics, simplified foam mechanics models on the bubble scale, experimental techniques for probing foam structure and rheology, acoustic wave propagation in solid foams.

Andrew Kraynik (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
8 lectures on: Overview of foam structure, rheology and mechanics in two and three dimensions, idealized (ordered) and realistic (random) foam structure, foam micromechanics, soap froth rheology, viscous effects, wet foam structure, linear elasticity of solid foams.

Stelios Kyriakides (University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA)
8 lectures on: Experimental, analytical and numerical results on the mechanics of 2D honeycombs and 3D foams (elastic properties, large-deformation compression, instability: onset, localization and spreading, densification, elastic vs. plastic materials), dynamic crushing.

Patrick Onck (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
4 lectures on: Micromechanics of 2D cellular materials, micromechanics of trabecular bone, fracture of metal foams, mechanics of cross-linked fiber networks.


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