G School Arpino

School on
Models of Generalized Continua characterized by Quasi-Inextensible Fibrous Structures:
New Ideas for Models and Applications
19-23 September 2016, Arpino, Italy

Continua with extensible fibers can be regarded as Generalized Continua. They have a variety of applications, ranging from weaving techniques used in cutting-edge fields such as aeronautics, biological soft tissues and some biomaterials. Compared with the historical research specific to granular media, the field of fibers suffers from a delay in understanding and modeling of complex phenomena that are their own, late that deserves to be filled, given the scope of their applications in high value-added technologies. The scientific problems that raise regarding the development of homogenization methods to allow to substitute them an equivalent homogeneous medium, the presence of strong geometric nonlinearity related to changes in geometry, internal scale effects leading to media type models continuous generalized, the design of experimental procedures for identifying specific mechanical properties and in particular non-conventional modules, the design of metamaterials fibrous architecture for acoustic applications, the development of clean numerical methods to handle large structures incorporating a multiscale aspects (squares finite element methods). The acronym MCGFI is used hereafter to describe the theme of ET (Ecole Thématique), which will be dedicated to the Generalized Continuum that consists of extensible fibers. The school primarily aims to allow scientists belong to research units (permanent but also temporary, in particular PhD students and postdocs) to acquire the knowledge and methodologies for analyzing the behavior of MCGFI at different scales. The complexity of these environments requires to provide a forum for training and exchanges to disseminate methods of analysis of these environments within a larger community.  Participants (selected from the the GdR No. 3542 3MF alias Multiscale Mechanics of Fibrous Media) will be able to meet and to interact on a topical theme, through thematic courses of deepening of research themes and the scenario in the workshops to confront different points of view.

The School will be held in the historical city of Arpino, 100 kilometers south east of Rome, in Italy.

Speakers : Philippe Boisse (LAMCOS, Lyon), Francesco dell’Isola (SAPIENZA University of Rome, M&MoCS Centre, University of L’Aquila), Justin Dirrenberger (PIMM Lab Arts & Métiers-ParisTech), Damien Durville (MSSMat Ecole Centrale Paris), Victor Eremeyev (Rzeszow University of Technolodgy), Jean-François Ganghoffer (LEMTA – Université de Lorraine), Tomazs Lekszycki (Warsaw University of Technology), Anil Misra (University of Kansas), Phillip Harrison (School of Engineering, University of Glasgow), Laurent Orgeas (3SR Lab, CNRS / Univ. Grenoble Alpes).

Format : We favor from pedagogical point of view the deepening of a theme well-defined from long course (2 hours) accompanied by tutorials and case studies. The educational program of the School includes lectures, transversal workshops, courses/presentations on advances in research, round tables.

The School will be based on a total number of 50 participants, 5 groups of 10 will be formed in order to ensure a sharing of disciplinary skills within each group. Each group will have the mission to address a specific issue of research from a problematic introduced by trainers who will oversee and coordinate the group’s activities.