Special Issue "Computational Modeling and Simulation in Materials Study"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013).
Interests: multi spatial and temporal scale modeling; composite and polycrystalline metallic materials; multi-scale material characterization; image based analysis; failure, fatigue and life prediction; thermal barrier coatings; computational nanotechnology; probabilistic methods in multi-scale modeling; biomaterials and design of bio-implant and prosthetics; coupled mechanical-electro-magnetic phenomena
This issue will address the following areas pertaining to the general theme of Computational Multi-scale Modeling. These include:
1. Modeling at Discrete Scales: Computational models using quantum mechanics, molecular mechanics, discrete dislocation dynamics for different materials e.g. polymers, metals, and composites.
2. Time Scale Acceleration at Discrete and Continuum Scales: Methods to incorporate lower strain rates and longer time scales at lower length scales. In addition, multi-time scaling for scale bridging as well as phenomena involving disparate time scales.
3. Bottom up Homogenization Methods: This will establish rigorous homogenization and length-scale bridging methods for developing reduced order models. Particular emphasis will be on homogenized model representation, parameter identification and evolution laws at higher length scales from lower length scale phenomena.
4. Representative Volume Elements: This topic will be around what is RVE and why is it relevant for certain properties.
5. From Deterministic to Stochastic Modeling: This topic will extend deterministic methods to stochastic modeling for heterogeneous structures at each length scale.
6. Multi-scaling for Problems involving Instability and Failure: This topic will discuss various barriers in problems involving instability, localization and failure for heterogeneous materials. It will address top-down multi-scaling and adaptive methods for appropriate scale transcending.
Prof. Dr. Somnath Ghosh
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- discrete scales
- time scale acceleration
- homogenization methods
- representative volume element
- deterministic to stochastic modeling
- multi-scaling for instability and Failure