Material Design and Biomimetic Material Concepts
Thomas Siegmund, Purdue
Francois. Barthelat, Purdue
(Mechanics of Solids and Structures)
Novel engineering problems ask for new material solutions. Engineering science principles can be used to develop such novel materials and material systems. Biomimetic materials are materials developed using inspiration from nature, and often serve as the motivation for new material designs. The symposium seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the discussion on developments that address such questions. We encourage contributions addressing to a wider range of topics, for example on the design of novel composite materials, cellular materials, or material structures. We also seek contributions with focus on natural materials and structures, especially those that would lead to further development of engineering materials and material systems.