- Daigoro Isobe, University Of Tsukuba
- Kostas Danas, Ecole Polytechnique
- Jinkoo Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ.
- Sergio Turteltaub, Delft Univ. Technology
- Dai Okumura, Nagoya Univ.
- Shingo Ozaki, Yokohama National Univ.
- Hiroyuki Yamada, National Defense Academy
Catastrophic failures of solids and structures occurred daily are mainly caused by sudden, extreme external loads such as aircraft collision, explosion, large seismic excitation, tsunami, typhoon, tornado, and big fire. These failures of solids and structures are often connected to their nonlinear behaviors and instabilities that can occur in various application fields. In many applications, harnessing the potential of such nonlinearity hinges on whether the deformation, failure, and instabilities of solids and structures can be understood, prevented, or controlled. Recently, researchers are planning to take advantage of the presence of nonlinear behaviors and instabilities in order to design solids and structures that have advantageous properties. Analyzing these phenomena requires the development of new modeling and computational approaches and techniques. The main purpose of this mini-symposium is to bring together researchers and academics who work in the fields mentioned above, and to discuss the state-of-the-art theories and computational methods applied to nonlinear, impact and instability problems of solids and structures.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Impact problems, structural collapse problems, material failure, nonlinear analysis, instability problems, friction, self-healing materials/behavior.