227 Multi-stage Failure Simulations

Mao Kurumatani, Ibaraki University
Kenjiro Terada, Tohoku University
Norio Takeuchi, Hosei University
D.R.J. Owen, Swansea University
Most materials and structures result in multiple stages of failure; deterioration, damage, crack formation and propagation and collapse, involving various time-scale and spatial-scale. Multi-stage failure simulations target such phenomena with multi-mechanisms and necessitates novel numerical simulation schemes to reproduce the step-by-step failure behavior of materials and structures. This mini-symposium is open to contributions on computational modeling of damage, cracking or fracture behavior at any failure stage and bridging techniques of different failure stages. We also welcome experimental determinations and measurements to demonstrate the validity of computational modeling and to compare with numerical results.