CFM: Cohesive Fracture Models

Minisymposium organized by

The cohesive-element approach has gained in popularity over the last twenty years. This is principally due to its ease of implementation and to the clear physical understanding provided by the explicit representation of cracks.

This mini-symposium seeks contributions from numerical modelers and experimentalists that highlight novel physical understandings and advances in modeling of cohesive-zone approaches in brittle as well as ductile materials.

Topics of interest include on the physical side

and on the numerical side