0120 Peridynamics and Nonlocal Theories for Fracture Modelling: Recent Developments and Their Applications

  • Satoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshima University
  • Tinh Bui Quoc
  • Selda Oterkus
  • Erkan Oterkus
  • Erdogan Madenci

Mechanical behaviors of fracture are the most fundamental matter in material/structural science and engineering. The presence of fracture strongly affects its mechanical performance. Numerous fracture patterns can be seen under various environments and loading conditions. A number of issues have to be clarified due to the complex nature of fracture.

Numerical simulation is one of the advanced techniques to interpret the degradation of materials and structures. In the past few decades, a wealth of efficient computational modeling techniques and numerical theories have been developed for predicting inelastic material behavior including damage localization, crack nucleation, initiation, and propagation, and other localized instabilities, although there are remaining issues that limit the accuracy and reliability of their predictive capabilities.

New numerical simulation concept, peridynamics and nonlocal theory, has been proposed and studied all over the world. Such kind of the nonlocal concept provides the advanced capability of numerical modeling for several fracture problems that cannot be solved so far.

The present MS aims to share and discuss the latest developments in peridynamics and nonlocal fracture modeling for any types of materials and structures. It is also targeted to open a scientific forum to exchange knowledge and address future challenges involved in the discipline.

The submitted MS should cover, but not limited, the following research areas:

1. Numerical methods for peridynamics
2. Fracture and damage modeling using nonlocal theory
3. Engineering applications
4. Coupling techniques with FEM, particle-based methods and etc.
5. High-performance computing
6. Application to composite and nonlinear materials
7. Beam, shell and thin-walled structure applications
8. Other related numerical methodologies

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