Proceedings of the Third Seminar on The Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials : Physikzentrum Bad Honnef June 11 - 15, 2018
Multifunctional materials are key ingredients in many modern technical devices ranging from consumer market items to applications in high-end equipment for automobile, aircraft, spacecraft, and information technology. The understanding and development of multifunctional materials is based on a comprehensive understanding of both the experimental and the theoretical details of these materials. Thus, we are delighted to welcome in this seminar national and international experts in continuum mechanics, applied mathematics, and materials science. The topics addressed in the lectures will span modeling, simulation, and experiments in fields ranging from ferroelectrics and -magnets, multiferroics and multiferroic composites, magnetorheological and electroactive elastomers, lithium ion batteries, to polymer blends, alloys, and porous media. This great range of inherently allied fields allows for a broad and deep insight into the scientific activities and advancements of all the reasearch disciplines involved.