0115 Plastic instability and fracture in ductile materials

  • Shmuel Osovski, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Ankit Srivastava, Texas A&M University
  • José A. Rodríguez-Martínez, University Carlos III of Madrid

Plastic instability and fracture limit the performance and reliability of many engineering components and structures. While their mechanisms are strongly influenced by the length-scales induced by the material microstructure, geometry of the structure and the loading conditions. Correlating these length-scales with instability and fracture mechanisms is essential for development of new materials and designing new structures, as well as modeling and controlling catastrophic failures.
The proposed session aims at gathering researchers from all horizons of computational mechanics to present their recent developments and results pertaining to modeling plastic instability and fracture in ductile materials.

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