Dec 2 2019

Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar: Two examples of variational methods applied to pattern formation in active materials, by Paul Plucinsky

December 2, 2019

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM

Location

636 SEO

Address

Chicago, IL

Paul Plucinsky (Univ. of Southern California): Two examples of variational methods applied to pattern formation in active materials

Pattern formation at microscopic scales is an ubiquitous property of active materials undergoing
phase transformation or mechanical loading. In shape memory alloys, for instance, a temperature
change beyond a critical temperature can result in the branching of fine-scale twins of the low temperature phase (martensite) at an interface with the high temperature phase (austenite).
Additionally, in nematic elastomer sheets, loading transverse to the sheet's natural orientational order induces fine-scale oscillations in this order and a soft elastic response. In this talk, I will discuss
how the aforementioned features can be modeled by variational methods, and how this modeling
can be used to make predictions of the material behavior at the engineering scale.

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Contact

Ian Tobasco

Date posted

Dec 13, 2019

Date updated

Dec 13, 2019

Speakers

Paul Plucinsky | (Univ. of Southern California)