Theme

  • Fundamentals of plasticity across length scales in microstructure
  • Techniques, including high throughput testing, high temperature testing, for small scale testing, in-situ measurements, instrumentation
  • Creep, viscoelastic materials, dynamic analysis
  • Fracture and cyclic loading
  • Mechanical behaviour of functional materials, and micro- and nano-architected “programmable” materials at small length scales
  • Field-coupled effects on mechanical response of small length scale samples
  • Multi-scale modelling and materials combinatorics suitable for small length scale testing