Track Policies

Plenary Lecture & Thematic Plenary Lecture (by invitation only)

Refering to PL/TPL Lecture List

Directors
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
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MS-100 General Papers

If you do not have a prefered MS or could not find a proper one at this moment, you may simply submit your abastract/paper here. The conference Chairmen will assign your submission to a MS or a Session for presentation later.

Directors
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
  • G.R. Liu, University of Cincinnati
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MS-000 Theory and Formulation for Novel Computational Methods

Directors
  • GR Liu, ICCM Conference Chairman
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MS-001 Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling for Complex Materials (MMCM11)

Materials with micro(/nano)-structure

-      Composites, Fiber-Reinforced, Laminated
-      Granular, Masonry-Like, Cementicious
-      Biomaterials
-      Random Materials
Complex material behaviour
-      Damage, Fracture, Defects, Cracks
-      Non-Classical Continua, Multiphysics
-      Poromechanics, Fluid Flow
-      Plasticity, Thermomechanics, Viscosity
Non-standard/Non-local continuous formulation
-      Micromorphic continua
-      Multifield, Configurational/Material
-      Non-local Models
-      Dispersive Wave Propagation
Computational Methods and Simulations
-      Coupled Discrete-Continuum 
-      Computational Multiscale/homogenization 
-      Molecular, Dislocation Dynamics
-      Multi-Domain/Concurrent

Directors
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
  • Fantuzzi b_Nicholas, Universita di Bologna
  • De Bellis c_Maria Laura, Universita Del Salento
  • Ostoja-Starzewski d_Martin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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MS-002 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Materials and Structures

Directors
  • Quan Bing Eric Li, Teesside University
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MS-003 Computational Modeling of damage and failure in Materials and Structures

Directors
  • Tinh Quoc Bui, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Sohichi Hirose, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Satoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshima University
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MS-004 Particle Based Methods

Directors
  • Zhen Chen, Dalian University of Technology / University of Missouri
  • Yan Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Xiong Zhang, Tsinghua University
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MS-005 Recent Advances in Meshfree and Particle Methods

Directors
  • Bin Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Seiichi Koshizuka, University of Tokyo
  • Moubin Liu, Peking University
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MS-006 Large Scale Coupled Problems and Related Topics

Directors
  • Hiroshi Kanayama, Japan Women's University
  • Lijun Liu, Osaka University
  • Masao Ogino, Daido University
  • Ryuji Shioya, Toyo University
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MS-007 Fracture mechanics and structural integrity

Directors
  • Yinghua Liu, Tsinghua University
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MS-008 Computational Multiphase and Complex Flows

Flows of constituents of different phases are common in nature and engineering applications and an effective yet efficient simulation for prediction has long been desired but remains challenging. The difficulty results from the distinctive mechanical responses of each constituent phase when under loading which may cause peculiar phenomenon at the interface, near the flow boundary, and within the bulk. Hence, advances in numerical schemes and models for such flows play a major role in the recent progress of computational fluid dynamics. Research topics may range from model uncertainty, scheme limitation, robustness and choice, computation efficiency and accuracy, to post analysis of the numerical results.

Hence, this minisymposium welcomes works concerning the problems such as, but not limited to, flow interaction with solid, liquid or gas constituents, interface phenomenon, two- or three-phase flows and Non-Newtonian flows with equal interest in flow physics and simulation methods.

Directors
  • Yi-Ju Chou, National Taiwan University
  • Yang-Yao Niu, Tamkang University
  • Feng Xiao, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Fuling Yang, National Taiwan University
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MS-009 Micro-Nano Mechanics of Materials: Theory, Simulation and Experiment

Directors
  • Hengan Wu, University of Science and Technology of China
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MS-010 Reduced order models and computational methods for multiphysics simulation

Directors
  • Jianyao Yao, Chongqing University
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MS-011 Modelling of lightweight composites subjected to extreme loading conditions

Directors
  • Zhongwei Guan, University of Liverpool
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MS-012 Methods for Multi-Phase Flows

Directors
  • Dia Zeidan, German Jordanian University
  • Lucy Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Tianjin University of Science & Technology
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MS-013 Computational Modeling in Biomedical Applications

Directors
  • Xianqiao Wang, University of Georgia
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MS-014 Mechanical behavior of low-dimensional materials and nanomaterials

Directors
  • Shaohua Chen, Beijing Institute of Technology
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MS-015 Computational Methods in Fluid Engineering

Directors
  • Songying Chen, Shandong University
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MS-016 Smoothed Finite Element Methods and Related Techniques

Directors
  • Yuki Onishi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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MS-017 Numerical modelling of fires and solid combustion

Directors
  • Zhao Tian, University of Adelaide
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MS-018 Computational Marine Hydrodynamics

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MS-019 Modelling of failures of composites

Directors
  • Zheng-Ming Huang, Tongji University
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MS-020 Advanced Computational Methods for Soft Matters and Machines

Directors
  • Hua Li, Nanyang Technological University
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MS-021 Wave propagation in linear and nonlinear media

Directors
  • Pawel Packo, AGH - University of Science and Technology
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MS-022 Methods of approximate calculations of statically indeterminate systems

Key words: Statically indeterminate system; static calculation; approximate solution

The proposed Minisymposium is intended as a forum for presentation various methods or procedures of calculations of the statically indeterminate systems by application of relatively simple computing procedures. The precise computing process of a statically indeterminate structure requires the application of a suitable method for taking into account the complex structural features of that system because the force distribution between their component parts depends on numerous factors including ratio of stiffness of members creating them. The presented and proposed methods of approximate calculations should be relatively simple and they should apply the basic rights and rules of the theory of structures. There should be discussed and justified basic theoretical assumptions of the calculation method together with comparisons of results obtained also in other calculation methods for the same or similar static schemes.

Directors
  • Janusz Rębielak, Cracow University of Technology
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MS-023 Epidemic Mathematical and Computational Models and their Optimal Control

Directors
  • Nasser Sweilam, Cairo University
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MS-024 High Perforamnce and High Resolution Simulation of Complex Engineering Problems

Directors
  • Rong Tian, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics
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MS-025 Structural Optimization Methods and Applications

Directors
  • Hongling Ye, Beijing University of Technology
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MS-026 Computational Methods for Uncertainty Quantification

Directors
  • Chenfeng Li, Swansea University
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MS-027 Stochastic simulation and dynamic reliability analysis of geological and geotechnical problems

Directors
  • Yu Huang, Tongji University
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MS-028 Data-driven computational structural mechanics of existing and damaged structures

The advent of low-cost and easily deployable sensors together with the recent widespread development of non-contact sensing technologies motivates a deeper understanding of their impact and possible incorporation into computational structural mechanics. Under this perspective, this special session discusses latest advances in the field, pertaining to automation in 3D metric survey, interaction with Building Information Modelling, digital twins, the ability in effective in-situ damage description and evaluation of the related damage effects on structural safety. Both theoretical and computational aspects in forward and inverse engineering are covered, especially in conjunction with applications in structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as other relevant areas.

Directors
  • Chatzi a_Eleni, ETH Zürich
  • Gattulli b_Vincenzo, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Papadimitriou Costas, University of Thessaly
  • Worden d_Keith, The University of Sheffield
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MS-029 Finite Element Model Updating and Model Validation

Directors
  • Jian Zhang, Jiangsu University
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MS-030 Computation design and dynamics of lattice metametrials

The rapidly growing field of mechanical and acoustic metamaterials has demonstrated a great potential for improvements in many research sectors, including acoustics, material and mechanical engineering, medical technologies, and even seismology. This is due to extraordinary properties and fascinating dynamics governed mainly by a macroscopic material structure rather than by its chemical composition.

The focus of this mini-symposium is on the computational design and dynamics of lattice metamaterials with preferably tunable and multifunctional characteristics on nano-, micro- and macro-scales. The symposium also welcomes contributions on general architecture lattice metamaterials, foam and cellular materials, or other types of discrete systems whose mechanical properties can be customized by suitable changes in their geometry, configuration or connectivity.

We welcome both theoretical and computational contributions, as well as experimental studies.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and seeing you in the beautiful Rome in August 2018.

Directors
  • Amendola a_Ada, University of Salerno
  • Krushynska b_Anastasiia, University of Turin
  • Carpentieri c_Gerardo, University of Salerno
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MS-031 State-of-the-art modeling on discrete element simulation

Directors
  • Kun Luo, Zhejiang University
  • Mikio Sakai, The University of Tokyo
  • Chuan-Yu Wu, University of Surrey
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MS-032 Modeling of fracture and fragmentation of solids under dynamic loading: deterministic & probabilistic approaches

Directors
  • Alexander Gerasimov, Tomsk State University
  • Sergey Zelepugin, Tomsk State University
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MS-033 Multiscale modelling of damage and fracture in quasi-brittle materials

Directors
  • Jianying Wu, South China University of Technology
  • Zhenjun Yang, Zhejiang University
  • Rena C. Yu, University of Castilla-La Mancha
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MS-034 Advanced computational methods for strain localization, damage and fracture in porous media

Directors
  • Carlo Callari, University of Molise
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MS-035 Mechanics of Nanocomposites

Papers presenting the latest results in the field of nanocomposite materials and structures are solicited. Selected papers will be published in topical Special Issues in International archival Journals supporting ICCM018. From a mechanical point of view, nanocomposites differ from macro composites (e.g., carbon-fiber laminated composites) due to the exceptionally high surface-to-volume ratio of the reinforcing phase and tunable interfacial properties. The reinforcing nanoscale phase can be made up of nanoparticles (e.g., fullerene), nanofibres (e.g., carbon nanotubes) or sheets (e.g., graphene). This implies peculiar nanoscale mechanical behaviors. The reinforcing nanomaterial may be tailored to design unprecedented smart, multifunctional nanocomposites. All these aspects, ranging from new modeling paradigms to innovative concepts and applications, are of great interest for "Mechanics of Nanocomposites". Topical studies of interest will mainly address, but not limited to:

  • Nanocomposites with thermoplastic/thermosetting or other hosting matrices and nanoparticles/nanofibers/nanoplatelets
  • Analytical, numerical and/or experimental techniques for analysis and characterization of nanocomposites
  • Piezo-laminated nanocomposites
  • Functionally graded nanocomposites
  • Modeling of nanoparticles, nanobeams, nanocables, nanoplates/nanoshells, including nanotubes and graphene
  • Applications of nanocomposites for energy dissipation and storage
  • Nanostructured materials designed as metamaterials
  • Modeling and experimental studies of nanocomposite actuators and sensors.

Directors
  • Lacarbonara a_Walter, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Formica b_Giovanni, Università degli studi Roma Tre
  • Michela Talo, Sapienza University of Rome
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MS-036 Advanced Modelling of Composite Materials and Structures

Composite materials provide higher values of strength and stiffness, superior thermal properties, lower levels of weights, which can affect the mechanical behaviour of beams, plates and shells, in terms of static response, vibrations, and buckling loads. The mechanical response of these composite systems could be analysed by means of parametric studies, while investigating the effect of the staking sequences, ply orientations, agglomeration of nanoparticles, volume fractions of the constituents, and porosity level on their structural behaviour. The scope of this Mini-Symposium is to gather specialists and young researchers of the various fields concerned by structural and interface modelling of composite materials and structures. In a context where advanced methods are increasingly required to approach the topic, contributions are welcomed both on modelling, theoretical and computational aspects.

Topics (up to 5):

- Advanced Computational Approaches

- Collocation and Mesh-Free Methods

- Debonding and damage models for Laminated Materials and Joints

- Pseudo-Spectral Methods for Structural Engineering

- Structural Response of Laminated Composite Beams, Plates and Shells

Contact information: francesco.tornabene@unibo.it

Directors
  • Tornabene a_Francesco, Universita Di Bologna
  • Fantuzzi b_Nicholas, Universita di Bologna
  • Bacciocchi c_Michele, University of Bologna
  • Dimitri d_Rossana, University of Salento
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MS-037 Multi-scale/mesoscale modeling of granular materials based on discrete or coupled discrete-continuum methods

The proposed mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for active researchers to discuss recent advances in mesoscale and/or multiscale modeling of granular materials and related structures, based on either discrete or discrete-continuum coupling methods, including but not limited to DEM and/or DEM-FEM coupling. The mini-symposium also welcomes contributions on multi-scale characterization and modelling of local/global material failures and deformation patterns, such as damage and plasticity.

The mini-symposium covers (but is not limited to) the following topics: 
(1) mesoscopic modeling and numerical methods of dry or wet granular materials at the grain scale;
(2) multiscale modeling and numerical methods of dry or wet granular materials, linking the grain and the porous continuum scales;
(3) large-scale modeling and parallel computational techniques for granular structures and engineering applications.  
(4) multiscale characterization and identification of macroscopic internal state variables, such as damage and plasticity, for rigorous macroscopic continuum modelling of porous media.
(5) other discrete or discrete-continuum numerical modeling and numerical methods related to the simulation of granular structures, such as XFEM, meshfree, MPM, peridynamics, numerical manifold method, are also within the scope of the present mini-symposium.

Directors
  • Li a_Xikui, Dalian University of Technology
  • Feng c_Yuntian, Swansea University
  • Ji d_Shunying, Dalian University of Technology
  • Duan e_Qinglin, Dalian University of Technology
  • Zhao Jidong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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MS-038 MS-038 Modelling of Plasticity, Damage and Fracture

Directors
  • Shyue-Yuh Leu, China University of Science and Technology
  • Liguo Zhao, Loughborough University
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MS-039 Computational Methods in Nonlinear Dynamics Problems

Topics:

- Nonlinear phenomena in mechanical and structural systems
- Bifurcation, stability and chaos
- Control of nonlinear vibrations and complex dynamics
- Micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems
- Non-smooth and time delayed systems

Directors
  • Latalski Jaroslaw, Lublin University of Technology
  • Valeria Settimi, Sapienza Università Di Roma
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MS-040 Recent Advances in Nanocomposites and Green Materials: Theory, Computational aspects and Experiments

The proposed mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for active researchers to discuss recent advances of new materials, with intrinsic low environmental impact over all their life-cycle, and modelling of local/global material failures and deformation patterns such as damage, plasticity and fracture at the macro and micro scale.

The mini-symposium also welcomes contributions on the use of green materials in civil and industrial fields.

The mini-symposium covers (but is not limited to) the following topics:

(1) Natural fibres and textile composites;

(2) Bio-based polymer composites;

(3) Green concrete;

(4) Mechanical and experimental behaviour;

(5) Life Cycle assessment;

(6) Modelling of damage, plasticity and fracture;

(7) Scale effects;

(8) Modelling of nanostructures including nanotubes and graphene.

Directors
  • Raffaele Barretta, University of Naples Federico II
  • Francesco Fabbrocino, Pegaso Telematic University
  • Francesco Marotti de Sciarra, University of Naples Federico II
  • Pietro Russo, Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) – CNR
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MS-041 Numerical Methods in Smart Structures and Structronic Systems

Directors
  • Mu Fan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Yujie Guo, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Hornsen Tzou, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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MS-042 Recent Advances in High-performance Finite Element Method

Directors
  • Song Cen, Tsinghua University
  • Yan Shang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Mingjue Zhou, Zhejiang University of Technology
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MS-043 Computational methods for masonry structures

Directors
  • Addessi a_Daniela, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Gesualdo b_Antonio, University of Naples Federico II
  • Sacco d_Elio, University of Naples "Ferderico II"
  • Michela Monaco, Università degli Studi della Campania
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MS-044 Recent advances in numerical methods for heat and mass transfer problems

Directors
  • Precious Sibanda, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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MS-045 Limit Analysis and Non-Smooth Contact Dynamics of Masonry Structures

The main goal of this Mini-Symposium (MS) is to present recent advances in computational limit analysis and contact dynamics of masonry block structures. The MS will be focused on development and application of variational formulations using mathematical programming for the solution of the limit analysis and contact dynamic problems, which arise when masonry structures are idealized as discrete element assemblages interacting at frictional contact interfaces. Papers based on finite element, distinct element and analytical formulations are also welcome to discuss potentialities and limitations of the different modelling approaches. Topics (not limited to) are:

- Mathematical Programming for Limit Analysis

- Discrete-Finite Element Method

- Coupled Discrete-Continuum Models

- Adaptive Concurrent  Multiscale Models for Fracture/Damage  Simulation

Directors
  • Portioli 1_Francesco, University of Naples Federico II
  • Reccia 2_Emanuele, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Leonetti 3_Lorenzo, University of Calabria
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
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MS-046 Advanced Computational Methods in Underwater Acoustics

Directors
  • Wei Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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MS-047 Methods for structural problems with particular attention for Meshfree Methods

Topics:

-Meshfree Methods
-Boundary Element Methods
-Finite element methods

Capturing the structural behaviour solving equations of the physical problem, is the constant interest of engineer and scientist researches working on civil, mechanical, bio-mechanical field. Generally the equations governing the problem, for instance the elasticity problem, are partial differential equations (PDEs) and since exact solutions are available just for a restricted range of application, engineers and scientists have been started to improve numerical procedures. The main idea of numerical simulation is to transform a complex practical problem into a simple discrete form of mathematical formulation representing the problem of concern. The method used for numerical analysis of structures during the last 30 years is mainly the Finite Element Method (FEM). Then the Boundary Element Method (BEM) was an alternative tool for numerical analysis, but in late Meshless or Meshfree (MFree) method has been developed with a great success. Basically FEM needs a discretization over the entire domain through finite element mesh. Modification of the discretized model to improve the accuracy of the solution may be cumbersome. Although FEM evaluates the field function accurately, it is not proper to determine its derivatives. BEM overcomes these latter drawbacks since the discretization is only over the boundary of the body, thus to remodel will be very easy. Moreover the BEM allows evaluation of the solution and its derivatives at any point of the domain. It is apparent that the challenge for improving these numerical methods is getting rid of the elements and meshes and, based on that, the meshfree (MFree) or Meshless methods have been developed.
The definition of Meshfree method (GR. Liu 2002) is: Meshfree method is a method used to establish system algebraic equations for the whole problem domain without the use of a predefined mesh for the domain discretization.
The minisymposium seeks to bring together students, academicians and professionals working on computational methods, in particular Meshfree methods. The aim of this minisymposium is to provide a forum for discussing novel computational models, methods and applications related to structural problems.

Directors
  • Antonina Pirrotta, University of Palermo / University of Liverpool
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MS-048 Computational Geomechanics

The main goal of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of recent advances in computational methods and techniques that are used in analysis and simulation of geomechanical systems.  Contributions are welcome from all field of geomechanics including, but not limited to, the following topics:
1. Numerical integration of plasticity-based constitutive models for geomaterials, 
2. Computational techniques for modeling strain localization in soils,
3. Validation of constitutive models for cohesive and cohesionless soils,
4. Numerical modeling of soil liquefaction and its consequences on the response of structures,
5. Robustness, efficiency, and accuracy of computational methods in nonlinear fully-coupled analysis of large scale geosystems.

Directors
  • Majid Manzari, The George Washington University
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MS-049 Computational methods for acoustic metamaterials, sensors and MEMS/NEMS devices

Directors
  • Feng Jin, Xi'an Jiaotong University
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MS-050 Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainties in Computational Mechanics of Materials

Prediction of material fracture and failure behaviors is essential for design and manufacturing of safe structures. Due to the stochastic nature of microstructure and activation of different deformation and failure mechanisms, key material properties such as strength and fracture toughness are not deterministic values. Developing computationally efficient modeling strategies which possess the predictive capability requires in-depth understanding of the multiscale nature of fracture, the governing factors for crack initiation and propagation, and competition between different failure/deformation mechanisms, etc. The aim of this Mini symposium is to bring together researchers in fracture mechanics, computational mechanics and material science to discuss the advances in developing computational models/tools for uncertainty analysis and material reliability design.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• Multiscale/multiphysics modeling of fracture

• Novel computational models and algorithms for crack initiation and propagation

• Prediction of fracture toughness

• Constitutive modeling

• Probabilistic modeling

• Interface fracture

• Scale bridging techniques and homogenization methods

• Failure mode transition and competition

Directors
  • Yan Li, California State University, Long Beach
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MS-051 Multiscale Modelling of Advanced Materials and Structures

Directors
  • Chunhui Yang, Western Sydney University
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MS-052 Computational Models for Multiscale/Multiphysics of Extreme Heat Flux Materials

Rapid advances in computational methods of coupled physics problems have enabled design and analysis of complex components that are required to operate in extreme heat flux conditions.  Examples of such components are the energy extraction modules in fusion reactors, high-power plasma devices, turbine blades and combustion chambers in modern jet engines, the leading-edge cones of reentry vehicles, high-power vacuum electronic devices (e.g. gyrotrons), rocket nozzles, propulsion systems for space exploration, etc.  The common theme in all these applications is the utilization of materials that must operate reliably under conditions of extreme heat flux and temperatures.  Computational methodologies that address coupling between 3-D solid modeling, fluid flow, heat transfer and solid mechanics enable rapid development of such systems at low cost, since modeling and simulation can narrow down required testing and thus save on time and cost of expensive validation, often in difficult operational environments.  This symposium welcomes contributions in the following categories:

(1) Multiphysics and coupling methods between specifically for high heat flux applications;

(2) Design applications and methodology demonstrations;

(3) Multiscale methods from microstructure to the continuum.

Directors
  • Ghoniem a_Nasr, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Huang b_Yue, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cismondi c_Fabio, EuroFusion
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MS-053 Computational modeling and experimental characterization of soft tissues

Directors
  • Jabareen Mahmood, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
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MS-054 Microstructure-Based Computational Models of Materials Fatigue

Topics:
* Models of microstructure evolution during fatigue
* From microstructure processes to macroscopic models of fatigue damage
* Fatigue of structural materials: microstructure and fatigue crack propagation
* Fatigue of functional materials: Coupled dynamics of
* Scale effects in fatigue of small-scale systems
* Design and engineering of fatigue resistant microstructures

Directors
  • Zaiser Michael, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Sandfeld Stefan, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
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MS-055 Fractional Computational and Mathematical Models for Advanced Material Behavior

Fractional calculus is now a well-established tool for modeling long-memory effects in mechanics and certainly one of the most promising approaches for handling complex behavior of advanced materials. Fractional operators have proved successful in describing time-dependent behavior in a considerable number of engineering applications, as well as multi-scale phenomena in physics, chemistry and materials science. The purpose of the mini-symposium is to present recent advances in fractional computational and mathematical models for advanced material behavior in the field of physics, material sciences, biomechanics.

Directors
  • Zingales a_Massimiliano, University of Palermo
  • Failla b_Giuseppe, University of Reggio Calabria
  • Pinnola c_Francesco Paolo, University of Salento
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MS-056 Computational Marine Hydrodynamics

Computational marine hydrodynamics deals with numerical study of flows around marine vehicles, such as surface ships, submarines, AUVs and ROVs,
and offshore structures, both fixed and floating ones. Some of the important topics are marine vehicle resistance and propulsion, controllability,
wave loads, wave induced motions, and energy and ecology considerations. Correct understanding and application of hydrodynamics on marine vehicles
and structures are vital in their design and operation. The aim of Mini Symposium of Computational Marine Hydrodynamics is to provide a platform for
disseminating recent advances made in computational marine hydrodynamics and explore outstanding and frontier problems in computational marine
hydrodynamics for further research and applications.

Directors
  • Wang c_Jianhua, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Lu Zou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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MS-057 Advances on engineering computations and design optimization

Directors
  • ZHEN LUO, The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • Qinghua Qin, Australian National University; Henan University of Technology
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MS-058 Multiscale computational modelling in biomechanics and mechanobiology

Biological systems are complex systems characterized by interactions at different scales (from molecular/cellular scale up to tissue and organ scale). As such, their comprehensive understanding and proper description require consistent multiscale and multiphysics methods, in order to account for mechanisms and biological processes occurring at different temporal and spatial levels. Such approaches, implemented via effective computational methods and integrated with diagnostic strategies open to the possibility of identifying precious indications towards the understanding of the etiology of pathological scenarios and diseases, as well as they can be adopted for defining and for tracing optimal patient-specific therapeutic strategies in clinical practice. The symposium aims to bring together experts and scientists working on these topics, aiming to focus and discuss recent advancements and results in computational multiscale modeling for biomechanics and mechanobiology.

Topics

Multiscale modeling

Multiphysics coupling

Biomechanics

Mechanobiology

Tissue constitutive models

Directors
  • Gizzi b_Alessio, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome
  • Falcinelli Cristina, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome
  • Marino c_Michele, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Pandolfi d_Anna, Politecnico di Milano
  • Vairo e_Giuseppe, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
  • Vasta f_Marcello, University "G. D' Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara
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MS-059 Advanced methods for engineering challenges in fracture mechanics

Fracture mechanics has long been a pervasive engineering research topic, both in the sense of understanding physical mechanisms underlying the crack growth, as well as of altering the material microstructure to resist it. On the other hand, the recent emergence of new methods of synthesis is creating an extraordinary new ability to make materials with arbitrarily-complex but precisely-dimensioned topologies. This has subsequently raised the important question of understanding the effects of heterogeneities on the effective fracture toughness and crack path, with the aim to identify high-contrasted materials with an enhanced overall constitutive behavior and unprecedented mechanical properties.

This mini-symposium aims to gather the state-of-the-art advances in computational fracture mechanics, as well as the theoretical and experimental techniques supporting numerical methods. The objective of the mini-symposium is to foster a deep discussion in new and recent methods describing fracture of heterogeneous media, promoting a rich interconnection of complementary expertise. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Variational approaches to fracture;

• Regularization models of crack discontinuities;

• Gamma-convergence for numerical methods;

• Phase-field computations;

• Computational plasticity;

• Molecular-dynamics computations;

• Discrete-dislocation plasticity;

• Void growth and coalescence;

• Heterogeneous materials with enhanced fracture toughness;

• Nanostructured materials;

• Porous and crystal plasticity.

Main topics

Phase-field computations

Variational approaches to fracture

Computational plasticity

Void growth and coalescence

Heterogeneous materials with enhanced fracture toughness

Directors
  • Brach a_Stella, California Institute of Technology
  • Paggi b_Marco, IMT School of Advanced Studies
  • Vairo e_Giuseppe, University of Rome - Tor Vergata
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MS-060 Polygonal, Polyhedral and Virtual Element for advanced applications

Interest in numerical methods that can make use of general polytopal meshes has undergone a significant growth in the mathematical and engineering literature.

The main goal of this Mini-Symposium (MS) is to present recent advances to using polygonal and polyhedral elements in computational applications and advanced problems in structural mechanics.

In the framework of polytopal meshes the Virtual Element methods are strongly welcome in this MS.

Papers based on Virtual Element and Polygonal elements are also welcome to discuss potentialities and limitations of the different modelling approaches.

Topics (not limited to) are:

- Polygonal elements for complex domain.

- Linear and Non-Linear problems.

- Fracture problems and diffusion fracture problems.

- Topology optimizations.

- High order problems.

- Contact problems.

- Composite materials.

Directors
  • Artioli 1_Edoardo, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Pingaro 2_Marco, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
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MS-061 Data-Driven Methods and Applications in Computational Mechanics and Materials

Data-driven approaches have gained increasing attention in computational mechanics and materials. Applications include, but are not limited to, material discovery, efficient simulators and analysis for real-time sensing, structural health monitoring, biomechanics and engineering design. The aim of this minisymposium is to provide a platform for researchers working on data-driven methods and applications to exchange ideas and develop potential collaborations. We welcome all papers related to the theme of this minisymposium

Directors
  • Wenjing Ye, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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MS-062 Impact of Computational Methods on architectural design and theories

Since the late 1980s, the use of computer technology in the design and in the building process of architecture has considerably grown. From initial experiments and theoretical enthusiasm, practiced mainly in universities and industries where traditionally there was already a strong relationship between design and technology, after about thirty years we have achieved some widespread and standardized results in industry, software and in the profession, spanning from BIM to parametricism applications. What will be the next conceptual steps and tools and in which sectors it seems that the use of Computational Modeling in architecture will be strengthened?
Topics (not limited to) are:
- Computation and new geometrical patterns
- Computation and fabrication techniques
- 3D modeling software and BIM computational design
- Computation using surface curvature
- Computational metaphors to explain the complexity of reality and nature
- Computation for structural efficiency and aesthetics.

Directors
  • Del Monaco 1_Anna Irene, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Mele 2_Elena, Federico II University of Naples
  • Trovalusci a_Patrizia, Sapienza Università Di Roma
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MS-063 Uncertainty quantification and structural reliability analysis

Directors
  • Chao Jiang, Hunan University
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