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Meeting 2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advances in Computational Methods for Damage Mechanics and Failure Phenomena
Sponsorship TMS: Computational Materials Science and Engineering Committee
Organizer(s) Srujan Rokkam, Def-Aero, Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc
Michael R. Tonks, University of Florida
Remi Dingreville, Sandia National Laboratories
Jaafar A. El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University
Scope Recently there has been a renewed interest in the development of novel computational approaches for modeling damage phenomena in materials with high fidelity. Damage phenomena such as crack nucleation/propagation, ductile damage, fatigue and fracture have been researched using a new class of physics-based models which make use of high performance computational frameworks. Most of these damage phenomena are multi-scale in nature (spanning several orders of time and length scales), and occur as a result of multiple interactions between the host material and applied loading or service conditions. For example, crack propagation depends strongly on the host material (crystal structure), pre-existing defects, microstructure, and interaction of these features in response to macroscopic loads.

Various computational techniques have gained popularity or have emerged during the past two decades, ranging from contimuum approaches that includes variations of extended finite element methods (XFEM), cohesive zone method (CZM), peridynamics, and meshless methods, to mesoscale and atomistic paradigms with phase-field models for fracture, crystal plasticity dislocation dynamics, or atomistics frameworks quasi-continuum and atomistic-continuum modeling approaches. These methods make use of new understanding of materials behavior and/or advancements in computational approaches and attempt to provide alternative high-fidelity approaches for modeling.

This symposium aims to gather researchers at the intersection of computational/applied mechanics, materials science, multi-scale modeling, and numerical techniques to discuss the state-of-the-art, challenges, and research trends in the modeling of damage phenomena in materials. The symposium will provide a forum for researchers across the community to exchange ideas and accelerate the development and advancement of these emerging damage modeling techniques.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
1. Recent advancements in XFEM, CZM, and related techniques
2. Multiscale mechanics and multiphysics aspects of damage modeling
3. Crack propagation and fracture modeling using peridynamics and phase-field methods
4. Meshless methods and recent trends in hybrid formulations for extreme deformation scenarios
5. Novel approaches for coupling damage behavior at different time and length scales. Scale-bridging and parameter estimation approaches.
6. Physical/experimental underpinning of material models and determination of model parameters.
7. Recent advances in discrete dislocation dynamics simulations and incorporating for dislocation interactions with interfaces (e.g. grain boundaries and twin boundaries)
8. Computational/algorithmic aspects and benchmark studies on high-fidelity simulation of damage from nano-to-macroscale; interaction of damage with microstructure.
9. Quantification of uncertainties in damage prediction; verification and validation studies

Due to the potential interdisciplinary nature of research under this theme, studies involving theoretical/computational/applied research are welcome. Multiscale/multiphysics aspects of damage modeling in scenarios like: environment assisted cracking, failure of additively manufactured components, thermo-mechanical failure, diffusion induced fracture, mechanically driven microstructure evolution, and materials processing are of special interest. Collaborative efforts involving simulation and experiments are also encouraged.

Potential Invited Speakers:
• An exciting list of invited talks are being planned. Check back for updates!
Abstracts Due 07/16/2018
Proceedings Plan Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume

A Generalized Peridynamic Framework for Modeling Corrosion Mechanics, Damage and Failure in Metallic Alloys
A Modified Phase-Field Model for Quantitative Simulation of Crack Propagation in Single-Phase and Multi-Phase Materials
A Multiphysics, Mesoscale Framework to Predict the Effect of Diffusion on Creep-fatigue Life for High Temperature Applications
A New Automated Computational Framework for Simulating the Failure Response of Materials with Complex Microstructures
A Nonlinear Dynamics Approach to Oxide Breakdown in the Stochastic Model of Zirconium Alloy Corrosion
A Parameter-free Top-down Approach to Ductile Fracture Simulations
A Platform for Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Coding with FEniCS
A Simplified Nonlocal Multiphysics Model for Local Corrosion
A Stabilized Hypoelastic Constitutive Correspondence Model for Peridynamics
Atomistic Simulation Methods for Computing Character Angle and Stress-State Dependent Dislocation Properties
Computational Investigation of Crack-Induced Hot-spot Generation in Energetic Composites
Computational Investigation of the Titanium Dioxide’s Mechanical Properties using Multiscale Modeling
Computational Modeling of Fracture in Ceramic Nuclear Fuel: Comparison of Methods and Validation Needs
Continuum Dislocation Dynamics at Finite Deformation: Computational Modeling and Preliminary Results
Design of Supercompressible Material by Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing
Effect of Multi-gating System on Solidification of Molten Metals in Spur Gear Casting: A Simulation Approach
Engineering Microcracked Ceramic Metamaterials
Eulerian Formulation for Brittle Fragmentation using Continuum Damage Mechanics
Glissile Dislocation Junction Reactions in Continuum Dislocation Dynamics
High-throughput Crystal Plasticity Simulations of Intergranular Damage and Failure
Initializing Residual Stresses in Crystal Plasticity Simulations and its Validation using High Energy X-Ray Diffraction Experiments
Intergranular Fracture Prediction via Multi-scale Simulations
Kinetics of Micro-structure Evolution and Failure of Mg with Supersaturated Vacancies
Macro-zone Size Effect in Ti Alloys Computed with FFT-based Crystal EVP Simulations
Microstructural Predictions of Thermo-Mechanical Fracture of H.C. P. Alloys
Modeling of Spall Behavior of Aluminum due to Laser Induced Shock at the Mesoscales
Modeling the Nucleation, Growth and Coalescence Behavior of Voids during Spall Failure of Al Microstructures at Mesoscales using Quasi-Coarse-Grained Dynamics (QCGD) Simulations
Modelling the Role of Inclusions and Debonded Region on the Fatigue Performance of Ni-based Superalloys
Multiscale Mechanics of Ductile Damage in HCP Materials
Numerical Prediction of Ductile Fracture in Biaxially Stretched Sheet Metal
Parametrically Homogenized Continuum Damage Mechanics (PHCDM) Model for Composites from Micromechanical Analysis
Peridynamic Analysis of Material Failure
Phase-field Modeling of Coupled Amorphization and Fracture in Boron Carbide
Phase-field Modeling of Microstructure Dependent Fracture in Anisotropic UO2 Polycrystals
Probing Defect-controlled Deformation Mechanisms via Multiscale Discrete Defect Element Method
Quasi-Coarse-Grained Dynamics Simulations to Investigate the Mechanisms of Void Nucleation and Evolution during Dynamic Failure of Multiphase Metallic Materials at the Mesoscales
Role of Interstitial Oxygen Impurity Effects on Macroscopic Deformation and Fatigue Behavior of Commercially Pure Titanium
Self-healing of Low Angle Grain Boundaries by Vacancy Diffusion and Dislocation Climb
Shape and Size-dependent Micropolar Crystal Plasticity for the Role of Annealing Twins in Micromechanics of Ni-base Superalloys
Simulating Particle-initiated Failure in Strongly Anisotropic Metals
The Smoothed Boundary Method for Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials for Energy Storage
Uncertainty Quantification and Validation of a UO2 Phase Field Fracture Model
Understanding the Role of Rate Dependence, Temperature Dependence, and Hardening on the Localization and Failure of Solid Alloy Bars under Torsion
Validation of a 3D Numerical Model for Stability Analysis of Deep Excavations in Soil.
Variational and Multiscale Modeling of Amorphous Silica Glass

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