MS054 - Advances in Computational Techniques for Fracture

Organized by: S. Marfia (University of Roma TRE, Italy), S. LÖHNERT (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) and L. De Lorenzis (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Keywords: Crack nucleation and propagation, Damage Mechanics, Brittle and cohesive fracture, Computational Mechanics
This minisymposium is dedicated to discuss recent advances in computational methodologies especially for the simulation of fracture processes. We welcome contributions on topics including (but not limited to):  efficient discretization techniques for phase-field fracture  enriched finite element methods  virtual element methods for crack simulations  eigenerosion and eigenfracture techniques  advanced cohesive zone elements  meshfree methods for fracture  peridynamics for fracture