COURSE - Combining Molecular Mechanics and Continuum Thermo-Mechanics

In this short course, I will introduce and discuss the fundamentals of molecular mechanics and of continuum (thermo-)mechanics, presenting them in a common framework. After bringing to the fore the complementary strengths and weaknesses of continuum field theories on one side and molecular dynamics on the other side, I will present the basics of a new conceptual and computational framework in which the macroscopic and the microscopic components, while evolving in parallel, are coupled cell-wise on an intermediate, mesoscopic length-time scale, thus enhancing their complementary strengths and mitigating their respective weaknesses.

February 26th 2024 3:30pm-5:30pm, February 27th 2024 4:00pm-6:00pm, February 29th 2024 3:30pm-5:30pm

The course will take place in blended mode: in presence at the Aula Caveau - DISG, Faculty of Engineering, via Eudossiana 18, Rome and online via Zoom.
For the courses supplied by the PhD Program of the DISG credits are not provided: A certificate of attendance will be produced upon request (only after a check of the effective presence)

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