Special Issue "Recent Advances in Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: computational mechanics; fracture mechanics; composites; functionally graded materials; numerical methods; computational inelasticity; structures
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Interests: composite structures; impact damage; fatigue damage; fluid structure interaction; novel numerical methods
Interests: numerical methods for fracture prediction; constitutive laws for damage prediction in composite materials; multiscale models for composite analyses; investigations on the behaviour of materials used in aerospace
Interests: discrete element methods (DEM); coupling DEM/FEM methods; coupling DEM/IGA methods and the fracture analysis of composite structure; the granular material mixing and flow; brittle material fracture; Moving Particle Semi-implicit method (MPS); pedestrian safety and protection
Material failure that would lead to structural integrity reduction and affect usage life still remains one of the major concerns in various engineering fields. Failure patterns arising in solids and structures may involve brittle cracking, fatigue damage, fragmentation, and progressive interfacial cracks, etc. Usually, two or more failure patterns appear during material degradation, and the interaction between them makes the problems more complicated. In recent decades, much interest has been devoted to failure analysis by means of numerical modeling. In this regard, many numerical algorithms have been proposed and used to contribute to the modeling of failure behavior and the understanding of failure mechanisms. This Special Issue aims to collect contributions addressing recent advances in numerical algorithms and applications related to material failure modeling of solids and structures.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Novel concepts of numerical algorithms for failure modeling;
- Discrete crack approaches, e.g., Eigenerosion method, cohesive zone models, extended finite element methods, and discontinuous Galerkin-based models;
- Regularized crack approaches, e.g., phase field models, non-local models, and gradient-enhanced models;
- Mesh-free-based algorithms, e.g., discrete element methods, material point methods, and reproducing kernel particle methods;
- Coupling methods and related adaptive algorithms, e.g., (adaptive) combined discrete/finite element methods, and (adaptive) coupling material point and finite element methods;
- Novel applications of the existing numerical methods;
- Revealing failure mechanisms using existing numerical methods
Prof. Tinh Quoc Bui
Dr. Shunhua Chen
Dr. Jose L. Curiel-Sosa
Prof. Wei Gao
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- material failure
- numerical modeling
- failure behavior
- failure mechanisms
- composite structures