224 Advances in Phase-field Modeling of Fracture
Laura De Lorenzis, TU Braunschweig
Blaise Bourdin, Louisiana State University
Corrado Maurini, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Ralf Müller, TU Kaiserslautern
The phase-field modeling approach to fracture has gained tremendous attention in the past decade in both the physics and the engineering communities, thanks to its remarkable capability to handle arbitrarily complex fracture phenomena also in multi-field settings in three dimensions. This minisymposium welcomes contributions on phase-field modeling of fracture including brittle, cohesive and ductile fracture in solid and structural mechanics. Research results on basic aspects of phase-field formulations and of their numerical implementation, as well as extensions to novel and/or more complex settings and relevant applications are all welcome.