402 Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling for Complex Materials

Maria Laura De Bellis, University of Salento
Patrizia Trovalusci, Sapienza University of Rome
Martin Ostoja Starzewski, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Andrea Bacigalupo, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Emanuele Reccia
Lorenzo Leonetti
Marco Pingaro
This symposium will provide a forum to present and debate multiscale and multiphysics methodologies for studying the behaviour of complex materials.
The goal is to bring together researchers (engineers, physicists, mathematicians) specializing in multiscale and Multiphysics modelling and simulation of complex materials. Mechanics will play a central role, but the focus will be set on those problems where mechanics is highly coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. In this framework, the interest and suitability of multiscale strategies will be highlighted.
This symposium is intended to be a computational-oriented follow-up of the successful MCM symposia previously held in Vancouver, Canada (2006); Berlin, Germany (2009); Paris, France (2010); Wien, Austria (2012); Barcelona, Spain (2014); Auckland, NZ (2015); Berkeley, CA-USA (2016); Guilin, China (2017). The focus will be set on computational issues, while still highlighting the underlying conceptual and theoretical basis.
With these aims in mind, contributions from all aspects of engineering applications, with particular attention to structural engineering applications, will be considered. Topics of applications will include (but not be limited to):
Materials with periodic/random micro(/nano)-structure: ·Composites, Fibre-Reinforced, ·Granular, Masonry-Like · Smart materials, meta-materials · Biomaterials, · Shape-Memory Alloys,
Complex material behaviour: · Damage, Fracture, Defects, Cracks, · Non-Classical Continua, Multiphysics, · Poromechanics, Fluid Flow, · Randomness and Fractals, · Wave Propagation, dispersion
Non-standard continuum formulations: • Non-local continua; • Micromorphic, higher order • Continua with configurational forces
Computational Methods: · Coupled Discrete-Continuum Methods; · Homogenization Methods;· Multi-domain Methods; · Molecular, Dislocation Dynamics, · Object-oriented, Adaptive Homogenization

1. P. Trovalusci, M. Ostoja-Starzewski (Eds.), ‘Multiscale Mechanical Modelling of Complex Materials and Engineering Applications 2’, Special Issue of International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, ), 5 (9), 2011
2. P. Trovalusci (Ed.), Materials with Internal Structure. Multiscale and Multifield Modeling and Simulation, ‘Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering’, Springer Int. Publishing Switzerland, 2015, 1-132