Mechanics and Physics of Solids


Mechanics and Physics of Solids (MaPoS) is focused on understanding and modelling the life of engineering materials and structures during their service, which includes deformation, damage and failure, resulting from mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes.

Our vision is that all classical mechanical and physical properties at a given length scale are derivable in principle from the topology (order) and the geometry (sizes) of lower length-scales constituents. Realising this vision will allow for simulating materials life as a sequence of topological and geometrical changes accommodating environmental actions. 

This vision is embedded in a key ongoing theoretical development – Geometric Mechanics of Solids (GEMS) – but propagates to different degrees through all past and ongoing projects of the team.
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