MMS@The Geometry and Mechanics of Growing Elastic Sheets

Giovedì, 6 Aprile, 2017

Eran Sharon, Professor of Nonlinear Physics, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Israel,  will give the next talk in the seminar series Mechanics and Mathemarics of Soft Materials and Strutures @ DISG.

Non uniform growth of thin sheets can lead to the formation of
elaborate three-dimensional configurations and to induce non
trivial shape transformations. In particular, complicated configurations
appear in thin sheets when growth leads to geometrical
frustration, as often occurs in biological tissues.
I will present examples of different types of systems and discus
different types of self shaping principles, together with the theoretical
framework of incompatible elasticity which is used to
study such systems. Experimental methods for the construction
of “programmed” responsive sheets will be reviewed and the connection
of the topic to shape selection in chemical and biological
systems, as well as to design and art, will be presented.

Biblioteca – Sala Ingegneria Geotecnica
12 aprile, ore 12:00


Paola Nardinocchi
Jacopo Ciambella

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