Seminars organised at the Faculty of Engineering of Brescia    

1) Scale effects induced by strain-gradient plasticity and interfacial resistance in heterogeneous media. JOHN R. WILLIS (DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK). June 27th, 2006.

2) Size effects in discrete dislocation plasticity. VIKRAM S. DESHPANDE (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA). July 16th, 2007.

3) Two-scale homogenization in solid mechanics: on 1st-order, 2nd-order, discontinuous, thermal & shell problems. MARC G.D. GEERS (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL). February 5th, 2008.

4) First- and second-order size effects in crystal plasticity. MARC G.D. GEERS (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL). February 5th, 2008.

5) Multiscale irreversible phenomena in complex bodies. PAOLO M. MARIANO (DICeA, University of Firenze, IT). March 19th 2009.

6) A discontinuous Galerkin method for an incompatibility-based strain gradient plasticity theory. KRISHNA GARIKIPATI (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA). October 26th 2009.

7) Aspects of numerical modeling in some recent strain gradient plasticity theories. CHRISTIAN F. NIORDSON (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark). October 26th 2009.

8) Size effects in plasticity using Dislocation Dynamics. JAVIER SEGURADO (Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain). October 26th 2009.

9) Studies of micromechanics of fracture. VIGGO TVERGAARD (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark). September 9th 2010.

10) Size effects in metal plasticity: Introduction to strain gradient plasticity theory. CHRISTIAN F. NIORDSON (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark). November 5th 2012.

11) Modeling size effects in single crystals. CHRISTIAN F. NIORDSON (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark). November 5th 2012.

12) Low-frequency asymptotic models of slender structures (bridges, waveguides, by-pass systems, damage propagation). MICHELE BRUN (Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Material Engineering, University of Cagliari, IT). May 3rd 2013.

13) Elastoplastic modelling of ceramic powders and geological materials. DAVIDE BIGONI (Department of Civil, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, IT). May 20th 2013.

14) Homogenization techniques and effective behavior of multicoated fiber- or particle-reinforced composites. EVELINE HERVE-LUANCO (Centre des Matériaux, University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, FR). May 28th 2013.

15) Generalized Self-Consistent Schemes and imperfect interfaces: Application to size effects in nanocomposites. EVELINE HERVE-LUANCO (Centre des Matériaux, University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, FR). May 28th 2013.

16) Simulation of plastic behavior at different length scales: from the nano- to the macro-scale. JAVIER SEGURADO (Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain). October 16h 2013.

17) Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. MAURIZIO PORFIRI (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA). November 29th 2013.

18) The micromorphic approach to gradient plasticity and damage. SAMUEL FOREST (Centre des Matériaux, Mines ParisTech CNRS). November 26th 2014.

19) Micromorphic and gradient crystal plasticity: theory and applications. SAMUEL FOREST (Centre des Matériaux, Mines ParisTech CNRS). November 26th 2014.

20) The micromorphic approach to cracking in single crystals and phase field modeling of oxidation. SAMUEL FOREST (Centre des Matériaux, Mines ParisTech CNRS). April 14th 2016.

21) Green mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion with soft dielectric elastomer devices. MASSIMILIANO GEI (School of Engineering, Cardiff University). May 17th 2017.

22) Geometry of Microstruture. GIANPIETRO DEL PIERO (University of Ferrara). May 24th 2017.