Recent development of advanced manufacturing processes have enabled the design and utilization of new materials and structures. In particular, additive manufacturing has opened the door for fundamental and applied research into materials with complex geometries and compositions. Thus, the overall properties of materials and structures can be controlled by introducing heterogeneity and by exploiting structural effects. Our group studies the mechanics of such structures and materials through theory, experiments, and simulations by extending the classical theories from solid mechanics to the emerging space of additively-manufactured materials.
Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the city of Rolla is home to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). We are located in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Originally referred to as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (and later the University of Missouri-Rolla), our campus maintains a long-standing tradtion of materials research. This continues today with our state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facilities. The unique manufacturing capabilities of our campus provide ample opportunity for basic research in mechanics and applied research in material development.
|April 6, 2018||Will Hays' paper on cryogenic testing of ferroelectrics to appear in Experimental Mechanics.|
|March 3, 2018||Prof. Wojnar selected for the 2018 Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship.|
|January 11, 2018||Prof. Wojnar to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award.|
|August 24, 2017||Our paper on a new solid propellant characterization method is highlighted in Aerospace & Defense Technology as a technical brief.|
|June 24-27, 2018||Fluoropolymer, Denver, Colorado|
|October 10-12, 2018||Society of Engineering Science (SES), Madrid, Spain|
|November 11-14, 2018||ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburg, PA|
|-minisymposium on Advances in Mechanics, Multiscale Models, and Experimental Techniques for Composites Track 3-11|
|-minisymposium on Modeling, Simulation, and Design of Multifunctional Materials Track 11-11|
|-joint minisymposium on Deformation and Failure of Multifunctional Materials Track 11-16 and 12-22|
|-minisymposium on In-Situ Techniques in Experimental Mechanics Track 12-6|
|-minisymposium on Multiscale Models and Experimental Techniques for Composite Materials and Structures Track 12-7|
|January 7-11, 2019||AIAA SciTech, San Diego, California|