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Plasticity & Ductile Failure

Brian Lester, Sandia National Laboratories

Yannis Korkolis, Ohio State University

Edmundo Corona, Sandia National Laboratories

Frederic Barlat, Pohang Univeristy of Science and Technology

Toshihiko Kuwabara, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Computational simulation is being increasingly relied upon to solve for ever more challenging problems.  Of particular interest is in prediction of fracture in aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing – to name but a few.  At the engineering scale, this problem lies at the intersection of theoretical, applied, experimental, and computational tools to accurately represent the complex physics of microscale fracture processes at the continuum scale while retaining salient details of the structural response such as the impact of large deformation plasticity.

While long studied, ever expanding demands of these tools continue to drive advances in all avenues of the work including the application of available and new techniques in actual problems.  To aid in this endeavor, in the current symposium we seek to bring together individuals from academic, government, and industrial settings to discuss continued developments in these areas spanning experiments, modeling, and application.  To accomplish this task, we seek submissions in the following (but not limited to) topics:

•    Advances in continuum damage mechanics

•    Advanced and novel characterization techniques and developments

•    Constitutive modeling of plasticity

•    Failure modeling

•    Computational mechanics applied to plasticity and/or fracture

•    Application of failure mechanics/fracture predictions

•    Strain and/or temperature dependence

•    Thermomechanical coupling

•    Multiscale modeling

•    Uncertainty quantification/propagation

•    Manufacturing-induced damage and service performance

•    Reliability and Fatigue

•    Calibration Methods & Approaches