Special Issue "Computational Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Interests: multiscale modeling and simulation of biological and soft matter systems; cancer research; multi-scale characterization of materials; image-based analysis; composite materials; shock wave physics; coarse-grained modeling; polymer physics; method development and high-performance computing
Computational modeling of materials on multiscales, along with high-performance computer simulations, are gradually becoming reliable tools for scientific investigations in materials science, complementing traditional experimental engineering approaches of macroscopic constitutive descriptions of materials and their optimization in elaborate trial and error experiments. The linkage between material microstructure and materials properties is at the heart of all materials modeling. Multiscale modeling approaches are required to make this link from the electronic and atomic structure of matter and discrete structural defects to the continuum descriptions appropriate at larger scales.
Although the field of Computational Multiscale Modeling is very much still under development, modern Multiscale Materials Modeling techniques are clearly demonstrating the ability to solve computational materials problems with unprecedented levels of rigor and accuracy and to provide powerful new tools for materials design.
By its very nature, Computational Multiscale Modeling is a very interdisciplinary research field with useful contributions from physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology, as well as computer science, mathematics, and mechanics. Consequently, this Special Issue will address all research areas pertaining to the general theme of linking structural features on various length or time scales with material properties, which includes:
- Polymer Physics, Modeling of Biological and Soft Materials.
- Crystalline and Granular Structures in Metals, Glasses or Ceramic Materials.
- Modeling of Multifunctional or Composite Materials.
- Micromechanics and Microstructure Modeling.
- Statistical Approaches.
- Material Behavior under Shock and Impact.
- Scale-Bridging Atomistic and Coarse-Grained Approaches.
- Particle-Based, Meshfree Method Development.
Dr. rer. nat. Martin O. Steinhauser
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- multiscale modeling
- shock and impact
- biological and soft materials
- molecular dynamics simulations
- atomistic simulations
- ab initio methods
- meshfree particle methods
- high-performance scientific computing