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Instability in solids and structures

Ryan Elliott University of Minnesota 612 624 2376

Stelios Kyriakides University of Texas at Austin

(Mechanics of Solids and Structures)

Instabilities are important features of many of todays engineered materials and structures. Often instabilities represent failure of a material or structure, and thus it is important to identify and understand the types and behavior of instabilities that can occur in a given application area. More recently scientists and engineers have been taking advantage of the presence of instabilities in order to design materials and structures that have advantageous properties. This symposium will aim to bring together top researchers interested in instability phenomena, from a broad variety of application areas within the context of solids and structures, in order to exchange knowledge and ideas in this vital and timely area of investigation.

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