The book presents a series of concise papers by researchers specialized in various fields of continuum and computational mechanics and of material science. The focus is on principles and strategies for multiscale modeling and simulation of complex heterogeneous materials, with periodic or random microstructure, subjected to various types of mechanical, thermal, chemical loadings and environmental effects. A wide overview of complex behavior of materials (plasticity, damage, fracture, growth, etc.) is provided. Among various approaches, attention is given to advanced non-classical continua modeling which, provided by constitutive characterization for the internal and external actions (in particular boundary conditions), is a very powerful frame for the gross mechanical description of complex material behaviors, able to circumvent the restrictions of classical coarseâgraining multiscale approaches.
Patrizia Trovalusci (PhD, MSc), Full Professor of âSolids and Structural Mechanicsâ.
Author of about 140 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and reports on: non-classical continua; multiscale modelling, masonry materials and structures; composites; plasticity theory, non-standard limit analysis; non-linear finite element analysis; structural architecture.
Member of several scientific committees (ICCM16; AIMETA15; ICSA2016-13; CSMA2013; THERMEC2011-09-06) and organizer of international symposia/sessions on: âMultiscale and Multiphysics Modelling for Complex Materialsâ (8 editions, within international conferences: ICCM, WCCM, ECCOMAS, ECCM, THERMEC); âMechanics of Interfaces and Evolving Microstructuresâ (1, EMMC); âHistory of Mechanicsâ (1, GAMM); âOn the âTectonics" in Architecture: between Aesthetics and Ethicsâ (4, ICSA). Organizer and lecturer of advanced courses:âMultiscale Modelling of Complex Materialsâ, CISM; âMasonry Constructions. Seismic Safety, Conservationâ, Sapienza Doctoral School of Engineering and Architecture. Member of the Board of Directors of CISTeC and of the Academic Board of the PhD Program in Structural Engineering.
Guest editor of international journal special issues (4); editor of Springer volumes (2). Member of the editorial boards of international journals: J. Civil Engn. Sci.; ISRN Mech. Engn. J. Reviewer for tens of international journals and books; for scientific evaluation committees (ERC Advanced Grants, other).
Coordinator of several funded research projects (University La Sapienza). Coordinator of PRIN2010-11 Sapienza Unit.
Coordinator of Bachelor Degreeâs Courses: âScience of Architectureâ; âTechniques of Architecture and Constructionâ; âRestoration and Conservation of Monumentsâ. Sapienza, School of Architecture.
Teacher of solid and structural mechanics, statics, behaviour of masonry materials in historical structures'; Coordinator of the âAtelier of Ecological Islands and Recycling Centresâ.