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Knauss 85th

Symposium on Contemporary Research in Mechanics of Materials and Structures in Celebration of the 85th Birthday of Wolfgang Knauss

December 21, 2018

Location: 133 Guggenheim, Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall

On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Wolfgang Knauss we had a celebratory event at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. There was a day-long scientific symposium and a gathering of his scientific trainees/visiting scientists/intellectual progeny. His family, colleagues and friends were also included.


Time Speaker
7:30-8:15 Registration and Continental BreakfastGuggenheim Laboratory Foyer
8:20-8:30 Welcoming RemarksGuruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, Caltech
Session I Chair: Stelios KyriakidesUniversity of Texas at Austin
8:35-9:00 Ioannis Chasiotis, University of IllinoisEnergy Dissipation in Mammalian Collagen Nanofibrils
9:00-9:25 Igor Emri, University of Ljubljana, and Bernd von Bernstorff, University of Karlsruhe, GermanyA breakthrough in Vibration and Sound Isolation - How to Make a (Red) VW Bug the Most Silent Limousine in the World
9:25-9:50 K. Ravi-Chandar, University of Texas at AustinCavitation, Fracture and Hhealing in Elastomers
9:50-10:15 Cate Brinson, Duke UniversityThe Nanocomposite Materials Genome
10:15-10:40 Coffee BreakGuggenheim Laboratory Lobby
10:40-10:55 Group PictureFirestone Laboratory
Session II Chairs: Bernd von Bernstorff, University of Karlsruhe, GermanyBernd Wetzel, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern, German
11:10-11:25 Kenneth Liechti, University of Texas at AustinFull Circle: Determining Normal and Shear Interactions at Any Mode-Mix
11:25-11:50 Wei Tong, Southern Methodist UniversityOn Some Critical Issues Related to the Experimental Characterization and Constitutive Modeling of Sheet Metal Anisotropic Plasticity
11:50-12:15 John Lambros, University of IllinoisInternal Deformation Measurements Using Xray Tomography and Digital Volume Correlation
12:30-1:45 LunchThe Athenaeum
Session III Chair: Alfons Noe, Fachhochschule South Westfalia (FH-SWF)
2:00-2:25 Philippe Geubelle, University of IllinoisA Faster, Greener Way to Make Composite Materials Using Frontal Polymerization
2:25-2:50 K.-S. Kim, Brown UniversityCritical Curvature Localization in Graphene: Flexoelectric Bifurcation
2:50-3:15 Hongbing Lu, University of Texas at DallasAligned Carbon Nanotube Sheet Wrapped Carbon Fiber Composites
3:15-3:40 Weinong Chen, Purdue UniversityHigh-speed X-ray Visualization of Dynamic Damage Evolution Inside Materials in Real Time
3:40-4:00 Coffee BreakGuggenheim Laboratory Lobby
Session IV Chairs: Sandeep Sane, Intel CorporationAlan Zhong, Halliburton
4:00-4:25 Tony Waas, University of MichiganThe Role of Nanoparticles in Increasing the Toughness of Laminated Composite Structures
4:25-4:50 Narasimhan Ramarathinam, Indian Institute of ScienceTensile Deformation Response of Notched Metallic Glass Specimens
4:50-5:15 Richard Hall, Wright Patterson Air Force BaseA Model for Time-dependent Damage With Oxidation in Ceramic Matrix Composites
5:15-5:30 Wolfgang Knauss, CaltechConcluding Remarks
6:00 85th Birthday Celebration for Professor Wolfgang KnaussGates-Thomas 235