Plenary Speakers

Zdeněk P. Bažant, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Fracture scaling and safety of quasibrittle structures: Atomistic basis, computational challenges and new advances
José César de Sá, University of Porto, Portugal
Issues on ductile failure modelling: Stress state dependence, non-locality and damage to fracture transition
Jean-François Molinari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dynamic fracture: Discrete versus continuum damage modeling
Anna Pandolfi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Convergent erosion schemes for three-dimensional fracture and fragmentation
Umberto Perego, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Finite element simulations of cutting processes of thin-walled structures