TCC: Two-Scale Coupled Computational Approaches Towards Failure and Fracture
Minisymposium organized by
- M. G. D. Geers, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
- A. E. Huespe, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
- S. Loehnert, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
- X. Oliver, UPC Barcelona, Spain
- P. Wriggers, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
This minisymposium is dedicated to discussion of recent advances in fracture and failure of materials using methodologies that specifically consider mechanisms interacting across the scales. Scale transitions in space and time, involving at least two scales, are of interest as well as all issues related with the transfer between scales and computational efficiency.
The prime focus on this topic is computational, but multi-scale approaches incorporating experimental input are also relevant.
Topical points of interest for this minisymposium are:
- Precise modeling of microscopic failure processes of materials and their effects at larger length scales
- Two-scale simulations of phenomena involving cracks, strain localization, etc.
- Computational homogenization techniques enabling failure process simulations
- Numerical validation of these techniques
- Numerical or analytical methods for bridging the gap between scales
- Coarse graining methods focusing on material damage and failure
- Model reduction in material failure aiming to lower the computational costs associated with multiscale techniques