Time-Dependent Materials


SEM Time-Dependent Materials Technical Division


The technical division on Time-Dependent Materials organizes sessions, keynote talks, and activities of interest to measure and model time-dependent mechanics of materials. Amorphous and crystalline polymers, crosslinked polymers, metals, polymer and metal matrix composites, and active matter such as dynamic bonds exhibit time dependence that impact advanced manufacturing, sustainability, reliability, or behavior in extreme environments. Our sessions address challenges in experimental, computational and mechanistic approaches to understand novel challenges in viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, damage, and fracture.

Now soliciting Time-Dependent Materials abstracts for the 2024 SEM Annual Conference. Topics in time-dependence include, but not limited to:

  • Data-driven and high-throughput methods
  • Sustainable materials and composites
  • Composites and interfaces
  • High temperature metals
  • Viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, and polymer physics constitutive modeling
Proposed sessions include, but are not limited to: Organized by:
Data-driven methods in Time-Dependent Materials Kshitiz Upadhyay
Materials in Extreme Environments Alireza Amirkhizi
Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials at the Micro/Nanoscales Pavan Kolluru
Mechanisms of Creep and Fatigue in Metals Bonnie Antoun
Mechanisms of Creep, Damage and Fracture of Polymers Jevan Furmanski; Ryan Kelley
Polymer physics/mechanics Jevan Furmanski; Pavan Kolluru
Time and Temperature dependence in Additive Manufacturing Hongbing Lu
Time Dependence in Composite Interfaces Amy Engelbrecht-Wiggans; Ami Ahure Powell
Time Dependence in Porous and Soft Materials Aaron Forster
Viscoelasticity/Viscoplasticity + Constitutive modeling Hongbing Lu; Takenobu Saitai