||The recently observed rapid development of modern metallic materials (e.g., advanced high strength steels for the automotive industry, Ti- and Ni-based alloys for aerospace and nuclear applications, or multilayered, ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials) is a stimulating factor for the development of sophisticated numerical techniques supporting and extending experimental research. These modern materials are characterized by elevated properties, which are the result of complex, often multiphase microstructures. Therefore, taking into account microstructure morphology explicitly, during numerical modeling, is particularly important.
The main goal of the symposium is the application and development of the new multi scale numerical concepts for structural mechanics to include physics-based and heuristic modeling of material response. Particular focus is on the modelling of microstructure driven deformation and complex behavior mechanisms as well as microstructure impact on the novel, sophisticated structures of metallic materials after, e.g., casting, forming, or 3D printing.
The session is a continuation of a successful mini-symposia organized during the last 13 MS&T conferences.