This session will discuss the mechanical properties of disordered materials across multiple scales, while bridging the fields of metallic and nonmetallic glass. We will consider the structural origin of elasticity, plasticity, and fracture with the objective of designing glass with superior toughness, defect tolerance, and stiffness. Particular attention will be given to the identification of general, material-independent constitutive laws which may be used as guidelines to improve mechanical properties; the combination of experimental approaches and computational modeling of the stress-response of glass and early stages of damage infliction; and interplay between size and time effects, stress-corrosion, and the chemical aspect of fracture.

Contributions are especially invited on:

  • Dynamic fracture and brittleness, or crack initiation, including application of in-situ techniques
  • Slow crack growth and stress corrosion cracking, the underlying chemistry and transport phenomena in high stress fields
  • Multiscale investigation of elasticity, plasticity, and hardness in relation to bulk topology through combining mechanical analyses with structural analyses
  • Strategies for toughening inorganic oxide glass as well as metallic glass