This major symposium is in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of Prof. Patrizia Trovalusci, well-known for her contribution on multiscale and multifield modelling of 'complex' materials.
Prof. Patrizia Trovalusci was educated at Sapienza University of Rome. She is PhD and Full Professor of Solids and Structural Mechanics at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), founded on April 20th 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII as “Studium Urbis” and now organized in 11 Faculties in the new university campus designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini in 1935.
Prof. Patrizia Trovalusci is the Director of the Doctoral Program in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (Sapienza). She has published over 200 articles in international journals, volumes, conference proceedings and more; she has organized 3 international Conferences, 20 International Minisymposia and 3 International Advanced Courses on Solid and Structural Mechanics: Continuous Generalized, constitutive aspects ("innovative", composite, and traditional materials, masonry); Masonry structures of historical and monumental interest, computational aspects. She is a member and / or Associate Editor of several editorial boards of international journals; of numerous international scientific societies and competition commissions, national and international, for teacher recruitment. She edited a number of Special Issues on prestigious international journals. She is the 'Principal Investigator' of numerous competitive national Research Projects and participant in international Research Projects. She has given 11 Plenary/KeyNotes lectures on Multiscale Methods for Materials with Microstructure. She teaches Solids and Structural Mechanics and Structural Performance of Historical Masonry in BCs and MSc courses and coordinates the Degree Atelier of "Reuse and Recycling Centers" (LAB-RECYCLING) in the Faculty of Architecture (Sapienza). In 2017 was awarded with the Computational Methods Award by the Committee of the International Conference on Computational Methods.
Prof. Patrizia Trovalusci coordinates the research group on 'Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling for 'Complex Materials' (MMCM): a research team of experts in advanced mechanical modeling and development of multiscale computational methods for the analysis of composite and microstructured materials. The main skills of the group regard the formulation of theoretical models and computational strategies via multiscale and multifield approaches for the simulation of complex materials, with internal structure and complex constitutive behaviour. The research team focuses on non-classic continuum formulations and constitutive models connecting different scales of descriptions for accounting at the macroscopic level of the microscopic characteristics and capturing the evolutionary behaviour, exploiting the dialogue among the different descriptive levels. Moreover, advanced computational tools, such as enhanced Finite Element formulations based on mixed-type variational functionals, Virtual Element Method and interactive Multiphysics codes, are developed to process and manufacture composite materials and to further progress in material science and structural engineering, structural analysis and optimization of new buildings and risk mitigation and reliability of our Cultural Heritage.
Prof. Patrizia Trovalusci has since 2006 coordinated various editions of International Symposium on Multiscale and Multifield Modelling of 'Complex' Materials (MMCM), within the framework of several international conferences and this time this same symposium (MMCM) is dedicated to her and bears her name.
This symposium will provide a forum to present and debate several advanced non-standard continuum approaches and computational methods for studying the behavior of materials and structures. The goal is to gather researchers (engineers, physicists, mathematicians) specialized in solids mechanics, computational methods and numerical modelling for simulating the mechanics of 'Complex' materials, perceived as material with microstructure and complex behavior (plasticity, damage, growth etc.). The computational aspects will play a central role, but papers can focus on broad range of theoretical, phenomenological and numerical aspects either related to the material modelling or the structural one.
More information can be find on this Web site (https://sites.google.com/a/uniroma1.it/multiscale-and-multiphysics-modelling-for-complex-materials