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Mechanics of foams and lattice materials

December 16 - December 24


Recent advancements in micro and nanotechnology and fast prototyping manufacturing methods enable us to build solids with complex microarchitecture. The ability to tailor microstructures opens up the possibility to design materials with desired mechanical, thermal and vibroacoustic properties. This has lead to increased research efforts in the last decade in ultralight lattice materials, cellular solids, and metal foams.  The literature in this area is spread across many journals that focus on materials, structures, vibroacoustics,  and applied physics, and research monographs. A systematic and unified synthesis will greatly help  consolidate conceptual building blocks in this emerging field of research and serve as a useful reference to  researchers based in universities and industrial research labs. 

The set of lectures proposed in this GIAN course will expose the participants to this emerging area with an The set of lectures proposed in this GIAN course will expose the participants to this emerging area with an Applications include sandwich beams and panels for lightweight and multifunctional structural applications in Aerospace, Automotive, and other mechanical structures. Topics covered in this short course are elastic and plastic deformation properties under static and dynamic loads; vibroacoustics response; fabrication and testing. The participants are expected to leave this short course with a sound understanding of the fundamental mechanics principles and consequent applications. 

About IITH:

IIT Hyderabad is one among the 2nd generation of IITs started by the Govt. of India. Today IITH offers 9 B.Tech programs, 16 M.Tech programs, 3 M.Sc programs, 5 M.Phil programs, 1 M.Des program and Ph.D. programs in all branches of engineering, science, liberal arts and design. The very foundation of IIT Hyderabad is based on research and innovation. The vibrant research culture is evident from the number of patents and publications that IITH has. At IITH students are given with a plethora of choices, which they diligently choose with the help of a faculty advisor. Courses that last for a semester are almost a foregone story at IITH. From 14-15 academic year onwards all B.Tech programs started offering courses that are of smaller credits; called the fractal academics; very carefully designed to keep the enthusiasm of the students and to keep them in pace with the state of the art from 1st semester till 8th semester.

IITH in the past couple of years has been highly successful in building tie-ups with leading academic institutions around the globe. IITH enjoys a very special relationship with Japanese Universities and Industries that goes beyond academic and research collaborations. In fact, some of the iconic buildings in IITH campus will carry the signature of Japanese architecture. IITH is creating a unique holistic educational ecosystem that offers interactive learning, a highly, flexible academic structure, cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. It is providing an environment wherein students and faculty are not afraid to translate their dreams into realities.



Indian Institute of Technology(IIT Hyderabad)
IITH Main Road, Near NH-65, Sangareddy, Kandi, Telangana 502285
Hyderabad, Telangana India


Dr. Syed Nizamuddin Khaderi