- Dominique Leguillon, Sorbonne University
- Zohar Yosibash, Tel Aviv University
- Vladislav Mantic, Univ of Seville
Realistic cracks and V-notches are three dimensional, thus asymptotic representation of the solution to linear elasticity in the vicinity of a V-notch/crack edge in a three-dimensional (3D) domain and to predict fracture initiation along these edges or cracks in brittle materials are of major engineering importance.
This minisymposium concentrates on computational methods for realistic 3D singularities and their verification and validation. Especially applications to real world engineering or prediction of load to failure and failure initiation angle in 3D brittle structures with V-notches and cracks are of special interest.