H. Irschik1, M. Kuczma2, P. Steinmann3, G. Szefer4
1University of Linz/AT, 2University of Zielona Gora/PL, 3University of Erlangen-Nürnberg/DE, 4Cracow University of Technology/PL
The objective of this minisymposium is to bring together researches working in the field of smart materials and structures. This field of research requires cutting-edge multi–interdisciplinary studies and gives rise to numerous new challenging problems. The minisymposium will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of computational aspects concerning with smart materials and structures, and cover such topics like non-linear static and dynamic multi-field analysis of piezoelectrics, shape memory alloys and other functional materials, as well as extended structural design methodologies related to sensing and actuation in structures with embedded functional (active) materials. Novel mathematical formulations and computational methods as well as adapted solution procedures are of particular interest and kindly welcome.