0326 Multiscale Procedures in Composites and Heterogeneous Materials

  • Paul Steinmann, Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
  • Guillermo Etse, University of Tucumán, Argentina
  • Daya Reddy, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Osvaldo Manzoli, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

This symposium deals with multiscale approaches for composites and materials with heterogeneous subscales involving arbitrary loading scenarios including multiphysical conditions. Multiscale approaches in this symposium encompass both semi concurrent procedures based on RVE and computational homogenization schemes, on the one hand, and current methods, which horizontally couple problem subdomains that are resolved at different scales, on the other hand.

Topics of interest include:
• Semi concurrent and concurrent multiscale procedures.
• FEM, adaptive Poly-FEM, VEM, meshless and other discretization methods.
• Non-linear and dissipative behaviours.
• Continuous and porous media.
• Coupled problems including thermo-hydro-mechanical failure.
• Strong discontinuities in brittle and ductile materials;
• Nodally enriched finite element formulations to capture discontinuities, X-FEM, partition of unity methods and others;
• Discontinuous Galerkin technique and cohesive elements;
• Adaptive discretization methods;
• Regularization and strain localization techniques;
• Dynamic effects;
• Bio-, micro- and nano- mechanics;
• Crack tracking algorithms;

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