Peridynamic Modeling and Simulations

Florin Bobaru, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
John Foster, University of Texas at Austin
Erdogan Madenci, University of Arizona

In modeling of materials’ failure (through damage, fracture, fragmentation, dissolution) or in multi-scale representations of heterogeneous materials, nonlocality plays a dual role: it allows for mathematically consistent modeling, and permits computations with minimal input parameters. This symposium invites contributions on Peridynamic modeling and simulation, as well as from related modeling options that use nonlocality directly or indirectly for describing complex phenomena. Discussions on similarities and differences between various nonlocal approaches are welcomed. Practical aspects of peridynamic simulations, model development and applications, as well as theoretical results on nonlocal modeling will be represented in this symposium.