Workshop on Nonlinear Bending - Programme


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Lecture room

Seminarraum 226, 2nd floor, Rechenzentrum, Hermann-Herder-Str. 10, 79104 Freiburg (map)

Meeeting on Sunday evening

Participants arriving on Sunday are welcome to meet at 20:00 in Restaurant Paradies (map)

Video transmission

The talks will be transmitted via zoom, details will be provided via email.

Covid infection prevention

Medical masks have to be worn throughout the workshop inside university buildings; speakers are excluded while giving their presentations.

Programme changes

  • Georg Dolzmann will replace Christoph Smoch on Mon at 14:55


Monday Speaker Title
9:30-10:25 Cy Maor Shape transitions in non-Euclidean ribbons
10:25-10:50 Stefan Neukamm A homogenized bending theory for prestrained plates
10:50-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-11:45 Philipp Reiter Simulation of impermeable curves and rods
11:45-12:10 Axel Voigt The mathematics behind Film Forms
12:10-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:55 Thomas Speck Mechanical properties of plants: structural background and what can be learnt for biomimetic applications
14:55-15:20 Georg Dolzmann Variational models for the interaction of surfactants with curvature - short time existence and properties in special cases
15:20-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:45 Andrea Bonito Numerical Approximations of Thin Structures Undergoing Large Deformations
16:45-17:10 Ardavan Shabanian Developing the new generation of microvalves and micropumps, utilizing high stroke bending and buckling piezoelectric actuators
19:30 Dinner Restaurant Paradies (map)

Tuesday Speaker Title
9:30-10:25 Andreas Fery Wrinkles in nature and technology
10:25-10:50Philipp Tscherner Numerical Simulation of a von-Kármán Model for Multilayer Plates
10:50-11:20Coffee break
11:20-11:45Josua Sassen Repulsive Discrete Shells
11:45-12:10Alexander Müller Application of optimization on manifolds to nonlinear shell theory
12:10-14:00Lunch break
14:00-14:55Yasmine MerozUnderstanding the mechanical interaction of plants with their environment
14:55-15:20Matthias Wapler Piezo bending and buckling actuators for adaptive optics
15:20-15:50Coffee break
15:50-16:45Richard D. James Design of origami structures with curved tiles between the creases
16:45-17:10David Padilla-Garza Connecting energy to irregularity in pre-strained elastic sheets
18:30-19:30Excursion Botanical Garden (guided tour by FIT, map)
20:00Dinner Schlossbergrestaurant Dattler (map)

Wednesday Speaker Title
9:30-9:55 Olga Speck Learning from plant leaves: the mechanical trade-off between flexural and torsional rigidity
9:55-10:20 Lucas Bouck Numerical Approximation of a Membrane Model of Liquid Crystal Elastomers
10:20-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:10 Klaus Böhnlein Discretization methods for harmonic maps into spheres
11:10-11:35 Steve Wolff-Vorbeck Shape optimization in bending and torsion of inextensible rods: an approach to modeling plant stem morphology
11:35-12:00 Christian Palus Simulating nematic liquid crystal elastomer plates
12:00-13:00 Lunch and end of workshop