CSD: Connecting scales and disciplines to model fracture
Minisymposium organized by
- A. Dakkouri-Baldauf, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- P. Steinmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
An amalgamation of diverse disciplines of engineering and science, ranging from continuum mechanics at the macro-scale to quantum chemistry at the atomic level, is essential for developing a comprehensive understanding of the fracture behavior of materials. In line with this principal theme, this mini-symposium aims at providing a platform to discuss recent advances in the computational modeling of fracture, with an emphasis on the multiscale nature of fracture processes at various length and time scales. The primary objective here is to bring researchers together who tackle the problem from different viewpoints such as mechanics, material science, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Although the primary focus is on computational techniques, contributions encompassing theoretical and experimental methods are also welcome.
Topics of interest to this mini-symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Continuum based approaches:
- Techniques involving explicit modeling of discontinuities: XFEM, SBFEM etc.
- Smeared modeling approaches: damage mechanics, phase-field models etc.
- Fracture models involving inelastic material behavior
- Non-local formulations such as Peridynamics
Techniques based on atomistic and molecular modeling:
- Ab-initio and quantum mechanical approaches
- Classical molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo
Multi-scale approaches bridging different length and time scales:
- Quantum mechanics-Molecular mechanics and hybrid approaches
- Quasi-continuum methods
- Capriccio method and other Arlequin based techniques
- Homogenization techniques etc.
- Optimization of material properties to control fracture behavior
- Applications to heterogeneous materials