221 Recent Advances in Computational Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis

Hiroshi Okada, Tokyo University of Science
Xiaosheng Gao, University of Akron
Toshio Nagashima, Sophia University
Yoshitaka Wada, Kindai University
This minisymposium deals with the state-of-the-art computational fracture mechanics applications. Applications of computational methodologies, such as, FEM, X-FEM, G-FEM, S-FEM, BEM and other advanced numerical techniques will be discussed in the minisymposium. Fields of interests span a wide range of areas, such as aerospace, automobile, naval architecture, nuclear power, mechanical/civil engineering, and other structural applications. Outcomes of both the applied and fundamental researches are warmly welcome to the minisymposium.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•Novel concepts and techniques for computational modeling of crack initiation and propagation
•Mesh-free methods with application to fracture simulation
•Constitutive characterization of brittle and ductile fracture
•Size effects in fatigue and fracture
•Multi-scale simulations of mechanical systems and physical based fracture modeling from nano to macro length scales
•Failure of materials in coupled fields
•Failure analyses on real/large-scale structures
•Structural Integrity Analyses
•Applications of fracture mechanics/failure analysis on welded parts/structures