402-0801-66L  Mechanical Metamaterials

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersS. Huber
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0801-66 VMechanical Metamaterials2 hrs
Mon15-17HG E 33.1 »
S. Huber
402-0801-66 UMechanical Metamaterials1 hrs
Mon17-18HG E 33.1 »
S. Huber

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AbstractA mechanical metamaterial derives its static or dynamic properties not from its microscopic composition but rather through its clever engineering at larger scales. In this course we introduce the basic principles behind the design of modern mechanical metamaterials such as the use of Bragg scattering, local resonances, topological band-structures, and non-linear effects.
ObjectiveThe students should get acquainted with a modern toolbox in the design of mechanical metamaterials. Equipped with the knowledge of the key design principles, the students will be able to choose the appropriate approach to create a metamaterial with a pre-defined functionality either for dynamic applications such as vibration isolation, wave-guiding, or the design of a heat-diode, or static properties such as stress absorption or the design of mechanisms used in robotics.
Content1.) Wave propagation in continuous systems
2.) Wave properties
3.) Discrete systems
4.) Local resonances
5.) Topology by example
6.) Topological classification
7.) Static systems
8.) Non-linear waves
Lecture notesHand-outs will be available in class.

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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersS. Huber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
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Mechanical Engineering MasterMechanics, Materials, StructuresWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Theoretical PhysicsWInformation