CFM: Cohesive Fracture Models
Minisymposium organized by
- F. Gatuingt, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
- J.-F. Molinari, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
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
- dynamic crack propagation,
- experimental identification of cohesive law and its parameters,
- slow crack growth,
- influence of material heterogeneities,
- multi-physics aspects,
and on the numerical side
- multi-scale cohesive modeling,
- mesh dependency,
- high performance computing aspects,
- reliability in industrial codes.