Springer Theses

The Automated Design of Materials Far From Equilibrium

Authors: Miskin, Marc Z.

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  • Awarded the 2014 James Franck Institute for Best PhD Thesis Presentation and the 2013 Grainger Fellowship, awarded annually to the top experimentalist graduate student at the University of Chicago
  • Offers a new framework for the design of materials far from equilibrium
  • Presents an automated materials design system using simulations and 3D printing
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This thesis conceptualizes and implements a new framework for designing materials that are far from equilibrium. Starting with state-of-the-art optimization engines, it describes an automated system that makes use of simulations and 3D printing to find the material that best performs a user-specified goal. Identifying which microscopic features produce a desired macroscopic behavior is a problem at the forefront of materials science. This task is materials design, and within it, new goals and challenges have emerged from tailoring the response of materials far from equilibrium. These materials hold promising properties such as robustness, high strength, and self-healing. Yet without a general theory to predict how these properties emerge, designing and controlling them presents a complex and important problem. As proof of concept, the thesis shows how to design the behavior of granular materials, i.e., collections of athermal, macroscopic identical objects, by identifying the particle shapes that form the stiffest, softest, densest, loosest, most dissipative and strain-stiffening aggregates. More generally, the thesis shows how these results serve as prototypes for problems at the heart of materials design, and advocates the perspective that machines are the key to turning complex material forms into new material functions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36983-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Automated Design of Materials Far From Equilibrium
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24621-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24621-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24619-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36983-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 89
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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