- Ado Farsi, Imperial College London
After the success of its previous edition at the WCCM2021, this minisymposium will aim to become a recurrent feature of WCCM in order to offer a platform for researchers to share the lasted developments and new methods in finite element methods (FEM) and discrete element methods (DEM) multi-body and fracture simulations, with a particular emphasis on combined finite-discrete element methods (FDEM). This series of talks will again cover the scientific output from researchers from a variety of applied and multidisciplinary fields and institutions around the world. It will bring together academics and industry specialists who are using and developing themselves new FEM, DEM and FDEM codes, as well as showcase more theoretical work in the field. It will also provide a great opportunity for people who have just started working with combined finite-discrete element methods to engage with world experts in this field. In particular, research areas that will be discussed during the minisymposium include (but are not limited to):
• Numerical algorithms and optimisation techniques for combined finite-discrete element methods;
• Validation studies of multi-body and fracture simulations with experimental results;
• Coupling methods and applications for multi-physics (e.g. fluid and thermal) structural problems;
• Chemical and pharmaceutical applications (powder compaction, tableting, reactors, etc.);
• Civil and mechanical applications (track ballast, tunnelling, mechanical components, etc.);
• Rock mechanics, petroleum and mining applications (underground excavations, hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, etc.).