||Recently observed rapid development of modern materials (e.g. advanced high strength steels for automotive industry, Ti and Ni based alloys for aerospace and nuclear applications, or multilayered, ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials) is a stimulating factor for development of sophisticated numerical techniques supporting and extending experimental research. For example, the number of new metallic materials developed since the year 2000 has increased in an exponential manner. These modern materials are characterized by elevated properties which are the results of complex microstructures.
One of the numerical solution used to support development of these new materials is a multi scale modelling approach combined with conventional material models as well as models based on digital material representation. Digital representation allows to model microstructure with its specific features like crystallographic orientation, grain boundaries, phase boundaries, voids, inclusions, porous, composite threads etc. taken in an explicit manner. These methods are used to design specifically dedicated microstructures which meet very strict requirements.
The main goal of the symposium is focused on application of the multi scale concepts in structural mechanics to include physics based and heuristic modeling of material response, especially microstructure driven deformation and behavior mechanisms, material prognosis and state awareness, and materials impacts on novel, complex structures of metals, composites, ceramics etc.
The contributions on applications of the multi scale methods based on the digital material representation, are invited:
Micro scales analysis methods that are considered:
• Monte Carlo (MC),
• Cellular Automata (CA),
• Molecular Dynamics (MD),
• Phase field methods,
• Level set methods,
• Crystal plasticity models,
• Crystal plasticity Fast Fourier models,
• Homogenisation methods,
Macro scales analysis methods that are considered:
• Finite Element Method FEM
• Finite Volume Method FVM
• Boundary Element Method BEM
• Multi grid methods, artificial neural networks (ANN),
• Extended Finite Element Method X-FEM
Micro-macro analysis methods that can be considered:
• All kind of coupling between micro-macro models e.g. CA-FE, Multi scale X-FEM, BEM-MD, Crystal-plasticity FEM, etc.
Methods for generation of digital microstructures are welcome:
• Voronoi tessellation
• 2D and 3D optical image based microstructures
• 3D tomography based microstructures
• Statistical similar microstructures
The session is a continuation of successful mini-symposia organized during last ten MS&T conferences.