Special Issue "Computational Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Prof. Dr. Miguel Cervera
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech, Building C1 Campus Nord, Barcelona 08034, Spain
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Interests: Continuum Mechanics; Computational Mechanics; Thermo-Mechanical Processes; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing); Friction Stir Welding
Cohesive-frictional materials encompass natural and artificial, geological and construction materials (rocks, soils, concrete, mortar, masonry, etc.) and many granular materials and powders. The wide range of cohesive–fictional materials applications in different areas of science and engineering motivates our interest to understand the governing mechanics and also, to develop accurate and efficient computational models.
The field of Computational Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials has undergone intense development over the last decades but is still very much in a phase of progression, with modern advances demonstrating the ability to solve materials problems with enhanced rigor and accuracy and to provide powerful new tools for engineering practice and materials design.
Both continuous and discontinuous approaches are currently used in the research of the computational mechanics of cohesive–frictional materials. On the one hand, continuous approaches focus on constitutive modeling, strain localization and failure, structural size effect, multi-scaling and micro-modelling. On the other hand, discontinuous approaches zoom in on dynamic and fast transient problems and stochastic properties. Both conceptualizations have expanded to tackle thermal and/or flow coupled problems.
This Special Issue will address the above mentioned research areas pertaining to the general theme of computational modeling of cohesive-frictional materials in applied sciences and engineering.
Prof. Dr. Miguel Cervera
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- cohesive-fictional materials
- computational mechanics
- continuous and discontinuous models
- localization and failure
- multi-scale models