Computational modeling of damage, fracture, and fragmentation of solid materials is crucial for accelerating the deployment of new material systems into commercial applications. Over the past decades, several numerical approaches have been proposed to address this problem, each of them having advantages and limitations. This symposium will discuss recent advances in the computational modeling of damage, fracture and damage in solids and structures across the scales, making special emphasis on the challenges faced by current approaches such as cohesive elements, XFEM, damage models, and particle methods, as well as the strategies proposed to overcome them. Contributions on applications of modeling of fracture and damage to understand complex multi-scale and multi-physics phenomena are also welcomed.
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A finite deformation coupled plastic-damage model for simulating fracture of metal foams

Hao Pan, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Rashid Abu Al-Rub, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

A general cohesive continuum mechanics framework for constitutive modeling of microdamage healing

Ammar Alsheghri, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Rashid Abu-Alrub, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Cavitation in rubber: an elastic instability or a fracture phenomenon?

Victor Lefevre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Oscar Lopez-Pamies, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Computational homogenization of the debonding of rigid-particle reinforced elastomers: considering interphases

Daniel Spring, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States
Glaucio Paulino, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States

Conjugate-directions meshes for cohesive element models: the three-dimensional case

Julian J. Rimoli, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alejandro Mota, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
James Foulk, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Jakob Ostien, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

Designing electrically tougher materials

Wei Hong, Iowa State University

Effect of overweight trucks and natural conditions on the durability of concrete bridges

Boyuan Liu, Purdue University
Hun Cha, Purdue University, Korea, Republic of
Arun Prakash, Purdue University, India
Amit Varma, Purdue University, United States

Effect of viscoplasticity in HMX grains on ignition probability of dynamically loaded PBXs

David Barrett Hardin, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Min Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Extraction of rate-dependent traction–separation relations

Kenneth Liechti, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Sundeep Palvadi, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Nanshu Lu, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Fully coupled multiscale modeling of cohesive failure in heterogeneous interfaces using high performance computing

Matthew Mosby, University of Notre Dame, United States
Karel Matous, University of Notre Dame, United States

High fidelity model of a hook and loop fastener

Vanessa Restrepo, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Pablo Zavattieri, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Chris Gallant, Velcro USA Inc., Manchester, NH, United States

Local versus homogenized field yield criterion for failure in amorphous polymers

Yuesong Xie, Purdue University, United States
Marisol Koslowski, Purdue University, United States

Microstructure evolution and microstructure-strength correlation predictions in nuclear materials based on grain boundary structure-fractal dimension correlations

Yousung Han, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
Vikas Tomar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States

Modeling of internal contact in cellular solids and reticulated structures for simulation of collapse, crushing and densification

Joselito Wong, Purdue University, United States
Arun Prakash, Purdue University, United States

Multiscale experimental investigation and numerical simulation of deformation and failure in polycrystalline alloys under shear loading

Ali Ghahremaninezhad, University of Miami
Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Nonlocal regularization for loss of ellipticity in inelastic problems

Alejandro Mota, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
James Foulk, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Jakob Ostien, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

On a computational framework to model material degradation due to moisture, temperature, and chemical reactions

Can Xu, University of Houston

Resolving the evolution of pore structures in 304-L laser welds

James Foulk, Sandia National Laboratories

Simulation of the microlevel damage evolution in polymer matrix composites

Masoud Safdari, University of Illinois, United States
Ahmad Raeisi Najafi, University of Illinois, United States
Nancy R. Sottos, University of Illinois, United States
Philippe H. Geubelle, University of Illinois, United States

Understanding grain boundary embrittlement and its correlation with polycrystalline tungsten fracture

Hongsuk Lee, Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
Vikas Tomar, Purdue University West Lafayette, United States

Using geometrically, topologically and materially unstructured methods to reduce mesh dependency in dynamic cohesive fracture simulations

Glaucio Paulino, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

XFEM based transient dynamic fracture analysis in multifield coupled smart materials

TINH QUOC BUI, Tokyo Institute of Technology