Patrick Diehl, LSU
Pablo Seleson, ORNL
Peridynamics modeling has been effectively used to predict material failure and damage in many applications, and it was successfully compared against various experiments. However, some theoretical and numerical understanding of simulation results, e.g., crack nucleation, is still missing. The purpose of this symposium is twofold. First, current developments in theoretical efforts will be presented. Second, advances in computational efforts in recent years will be discussed and the observed challenges will be highlighted. By combining theoretical and applied presentations, this symposium aims to strengthen the synergy between researchers working on analytical and numerical methods and discuss current challenges and open questions in the field of peridynamics.