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.
|November 13, 2018||Prof. Wojnar recieved the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award during the Applied Mechanics Banquet at ASME-IMECE.|
|April 6, 2018||Will Hays' paper on cryogenic testing of ferroelectrics to appear in Experimental Mechanics.|
|January 7-11, 2019||AIAA SciTech, San Diego, California|
|July 28 - August 1, 2019||U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, Texas. Joint minisymposium on Modeling Interface Driven Microstructure Evolution in Materials with Vinamra Agrawal and Brandon Runnels|