Welcome to the IUTAM Symposium on Integrated Computational Structure-Material Modeling of Deformation and Failure under Extreme Conditions
This IUTAM symposium will bring together experts in the complementary fields of Computational and Experimental Mechanics, and Materials Science to discuss multidisciplinary approaches for integrating modeling and simulation, characterization and experiments to predict non-homogeneous deformation and failure in heterogeneous materials including metals, ceramics and composites. It will focus on different material classes and cover a range of spatial and temporal scales needed for physics-based modeling of deformation and failure. Effective methods of coupling multiple scales in regions of homogeneous and localized deformation leading to intense damage and failure will be discussed. Use of probabilistic mechanics, incorporating data from imaging into modeling capabilities through uncertainty characterization of material structure, uncertainty identification in material properties, mapping material structure uncertainty to structural performance will be discussed as essential ingredients of robust modeling process.