1210 Multiscale Computational Modeling of Nanocomposites

Maenghyo Cho, Seoul National University
Gregory Odegard, Michigan Technological University
This minisymposium provides a forum to present multiscale and multiphysics approach for studying the behaviour of nanocomposite materials.

Nano-scale informations are obtained through Molecular Mechanics(MM), Molecular Dynamics(MD) or DFT method. The mechanism of multiphysical behaviors can be described and understood through these small-scale computational methods. They can be upscaled in micromechanics or macro-continuum mechanics regime through multiscale bridging strategies. Molecular dynamics methods, DFT methods, and multiscale homogenization methods will be highlighted. The focus will be set on analysis and design issues of multifunctional nanocomposites.

Topics of applications will be

-Characterization of multiphysical behavior of nanocomposites through molecular simulations, Molecular Dynamics(MD),
and DFT simulations

-Toughening and aging of nanocomposites including damage, defect, and fractures

-Multiscale methods including homogenization and bridging methods

-Advanced methods for rate-dependent applications and dynamic behaviors

-Characterization of elastic and Inelastic behavior with linear/nonlinear models