S7: Fracture and damage

Stephane Bordás (University of Luxembourg, Luxenbourg) stephane.bordas@gmail.com
Emilio Martinez Pañeda (University of Cambridge, UK) em642@cam.ac.uk

Fracture and damage of materials, structures and components continues to be one of the primary concerns in engineering design. Despite decades of research, a mechanistic understanding of the physical processes leading to crack nucleation and growth is still lacking in many engineering fields, and the establishment of quantitative predictions remains a key research challenge. This session aims at bringing together experimentalists, theoreticians and computational scientists to discuss new insights into the mechanisms governing fracture and damage across multiple scales. While contributions in all aspects of material failure are invited, some of the topics to be featured are:

  • Experimental methods
  • Multi-scale materials modelling
  • Computational methods for fracture
  • Atomistic insight into material failure
  • Damage tolerance and fatigue life
  • Homogenization techniques
  • Constitutive modelling
  • Delamination and damage in composites
  • Failure of quasi-brittle materials
  • Damage models for ductile fracture
  • Cleavage failure and the ductile-to-brittle transition
  • Fatigue and fracture of soft materials
  • Phase field fracture models
  • Fracture of adhesive joints and interface failure
  • Local and non-local formulations, including peridynamics
  • Data-driven approaches
  • Bayesian methods for inversion and identification
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Important Dates

    • October 1, 2019
      Beginning of abstract submission

    • December 16, 2019
      Abstract submission (extended deadline)

    • January 30, 2020
      Abstract acceptance notification

    • March 15, 2020
      Last Registration for presenting authors

    • May 27-29, 2020
      EMMC 17 Conference

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