229 Recent Advances on the Material Collapse Modelling

Fabrice Gatuingt, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
Edson Denner Leonel, University of São Paulo
The purpose of this mini symposium is bringing together research papers in analytical and numerical analysis, which provide improved understanding of the mechanisms of material failure and their engineering implications. Contributions from engineers and scientists working in various aspects of material failure, fracture, damage and multiscale analyses as well innovative and in-depth engineering applications in the context of engineering failure analysis are also encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Damage and Fracture models;
- Numerical methods applied to crack initiation and propagation;
- Fatigue crack growth modelling;
- Multi-scale fracture simulation;
- Cohesive Fracture Models;
- Applications to engineering structures on the macro-micro and nanoscale;
- Experimental applications and validations.

and on the numerical side:
- robustness and accuracy of algorithms,
- mesh dependency,
- high performance computing,
- reliability in industrial codes.