Architectured Multifunctional Materials:, Volume 1188

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Yves J. M. Brechet, J. David Embury, Patrick R. Onck
Cambridge University Press, Oct 7, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 241 pages
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In terms of design, multifunctional requirements are becoming the rule. While previous decades were driven by the development of new materials, this new engineering approach calls for the development of 'tailored materials'. Very often, contradictory requirements cannot be met by a single material. Fortunately, various innovative strategies are possible -associating different materials, playing with materials architectures (such as foams and truss lattices), or developing microstructural gradients. While these strategies open a whole new range of materials and properties, where structural requirements and functional properties can be combined, they also reveal additional challenges. New processes must be implemented. Appropriate constitutive equations must be developed. Interfaces must be engineered. And bioinspired hierarchical structures must be developed and modeled, to name just a few. This book brings together researchers to review recent advances and address the list of challenges. Topics include: basic concepts in architecture materials; cellular and fibrous materials; processing challenges; towards structures and multifunctional materials.

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Professeur a l'Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble

Patrick Onck obtained a Master's degree in applied mathematics in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in applied mechanics in 1998 (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology. In 1998 and 1999 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University, USA. He was awarded a fellowship from the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1998-2003. In 2001 he moved to Groningen where he is currently an associate professor in applied physics. His current interests include cell biophysics and microfluidics. In cell biophysics his work is aimed at understanding the fundamental biophysical mechanisms that are responsible for (i) transport through the cellular and nuclear membrane, (ii) the transmission of mechanical forces through the cytoskeleton and, (iii) the non-reciprocating motion of cilia and flagella powered by motor-proteins. In the parallel research line on microfluidics, his work includes (i) the self-assembly of microfluidic channel networks, (ii) nature-inspired microfluidic propulsion through artificial cilia, and (iii) artifical flagellated swimmers. Patrick Onck has published around 100 scientific articles and has co-edited three volumes on specialized topics.

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