Contents; Preface; Committees; Program of the symposium; List of participants; Uniaxial deformation of microcellular metals: model systems and simplified analysis, by R. Goodall, I. Conde, R. Muller, S. Soubielle, E. Combaz, J.F. Despois, A. Marmottant, F. Diologent, L. Salvo and A. Mortensen; Mechanical properties and design of lattice composites and structures, by D.-N Fang, X-D. Cui, K-H. Zhang, and H. Zhao; Nano-cellular materials with unusual mechanical and physical properties, by H.-L. Duan, J Wang and B.-L. Karihaloo; The high strain rate response of adipose tissue, by K. Comley and N. A. Fleck; X ray tomography study of cellular materials. Experiments and modelling, by E. Maire, O. Caty, A. King, and J. Adrien; Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Lotus-type Porous Metals, by H. Nakajima, M. Tane, S.K. Hyun, and H. Seki; Mechanical behavior of Nickel base foams for Diesel Particle Filter applications, by M. Duchamp, J. D. Bartout, S. Forest, I. Bienvenu, G. Walther, S. Saberi, and A. Boehm;Anisotropy in Buckling Behavior of Kelvin Open-Cell Foams Subject to Uniaxial Compression, by D. Okumura, A. Okada, and N. Ohno; Elastic buckling of 2-D random honeycombs: Does a Representative Volume Element exists?, by F. Jouneid and K. Sab; Mechanical Properties of Semi-Expanded Hollow Sphere Structures, by T. Daxner and R. W. Tomas; Indentation Tests on A1 Matrix Syntactic Foams, by X F. Tao, G. K. Schleyer and I. I. Zhao; Fracture of metal foams: a discrete modelling approach, by K. R. Mangipudi and P. R. Onck; Fracture of Foamed Cementitious Materials: A Combined Experimental and Numerical Study, by D. Meyer, H.-K. Man and Jan G.M. van Mier; Modeling and simulation of highly porous open cell structures - elasto-plasticity and localization versus disorder and defects, by M H. Luxner and H. E. Pettermann; Mechanical properties of crimped mineral wools: Identification from digital image correlation, by J-F. Witz, F. Hild, S. Roux, and J-B. Rieunier; Influences of inertia and material property on the dynamic behavior of cellular metals, by Jilin Yu, -D. Liu, Z.-J. Zheng, J.-R. Li, T.X Yu; Shock enhancement due to shock front propagation in cellular materials, by S.Pattofatto, I. Nasri, H. Zhao, F. Hild, Y. Girard, H. Tsitsiris; Close-range blast loading of aluminium foam panels: A numerical study, by A.G. Hanssen, L. Olovsson, T. Bgrvik and M. Langseth; Description of the behaviour of cellular composite with weak filling material, by E. Postek, T. Sadowski; Studies on the Dynamic Behavior of Aluminum Alloy Foams, by H-W. Ma, Z.-H Wang, L.-M. Zhao, and G.-T. Yang; Computational modelling of closed- and open-cell cellular structures with fillers, by M. Vesenjak, A. Ochsner, and Z. Ren; Study of cellular materials sandwich under dynamic loading for bird strike application, by Y. Girard, I. Elnasri, and H. Zhao.
Solid cellular materials (foams, lattice materials, honeycombs, etc.) are attractive and have resulted in the creation of an active subject for structural, mechanical and material scientists in recent years. Indeed, constant progress in the manufacturing techniques are improving their properties and reducing their costs; and mass productions and industrial applications are beginning. An important mechanical problem is how to characterize and model the mechanical behaviour of these materials, which is necessary for industrial design and numerical predictions involved in various applications such as light weight structures, energy absorbers.
This volume contains twenty-two contributions written by distinguished invited speakers from all part of the world to the iutam symposium on mechanical properties of cellular materials. It provides a survey on recent advances in the characterisation and modeling of the mechanical properties of solid cellular materials under static and dynamic loading as well as their applications in lightweight structures analysis and design. This volume will be of interest to structural, mechanical and material scientists and engineers working on different aspects of this new class of materials (for example in microstructure observation, micromechanical and multiscale modeling, phenomenological models, structural impact behaviour and numerical validation).
IUTAM symposia always present the state of the art in their topic, bringing together key people at the forefront of research