1101 Multiscale Modeling for Materials

  • YUCHIEH LO, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
  • I-Ling Chang
  • Chang-Wei Huang

Understanding the connection between the material structures and its properties is a key issue among material community. A major goal of numerical models and computer simulations in materials science/engineering is to predict the material properties based on its microstructural information. Simulations of microstructure evolution provide state variable capable for the prediction of macroscopic material behaviors. Reliable predictions via simulations of microstructure evolution require not only incorporating the underlying physical mechanisms of microstructure into numerically precise and efficient models, but also considering the coupling effect between different mechanisms by multi-physics models. This can be achieved by connecting atomistic simulation, which takes fundamental physical processes into account, to continuum models at the mesoscopic and macroscopic scales through some multiscale methodology.
With this mind, we propose a symposium to bring together the researchers in the materials modeling community and focus on advancing the frontier of computational theories. We respect theoretical contributions addressing questions like: How to develop better multiscale modeling strategies based on advanced theoretical concepts? What roles mathematics, physics and chemistry play in enabling theoretical advancements in materials science? What are the theoretical challenges facing by the field of computational modeling of materials? To maintain focus and have a concrete outcome of this symposium, theoretical and numerical contributions are invited in several areas of materials modeling, including atomic scale, spatial and temporal coarse graining theory, mesoscale complexity and microstructure evolution, phase changes, and mechanics. Through the discussion of these topics, we hope to advance theoretical thinking side by side with computational simulation in the context of multiscale modeling of materials.

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