Title: Material Architecture Design
Organizer(s) / Affiliation(s): James Guest, Johns Hopkins University
Abstract: Material processing technologies are rapidly advancing and manufacturers now have the ability to control material architecture, or topology, at unprecedented length scales. This provides unique opportunities for optimizing material properties through architectural design. For example, materials with architectures characterized as microtruss lattices have been shown to offer high strength and stiffness at low densities, while inverse homogenization via topology optimization may be used to design free-form architectures with targeted multi-physics properties. This minisymposium will discuss the latest advancements in computational design and optimization of material architectures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Architectural design algorithms based on topology optimization and parametric models • Material architecture systems such as micro-truss lattices, hierarchical architectures, and functionally graded architectures • Architectural design of multifunctional materials • Architectural design for material properties governed by nonlinear mechanics • Design of imperfection tolerant material architectures • Design for manufacturability Applications in all areas of engineering are of interest, including structural, multifunctional, meta-, and bio- materials.