Simulation of elastic-plastic deformation and fracture of materials at micro-, meso- and macrolevels

P. V. Makarov, S. Schmauder, O. I. Cherepanov, I. Yu Smolin, V. A. Romanova, Ruslan Revovich Balokhonov, D. Yu Saraev, E. Soppa, P. Kizler, G. Fischer, S. Hu, M. Ludwig

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Physical Mesomechanics of materials is a new branch of mechanics that focuses attention on a mesovolume of loaded material. It is a macro particle in classical continuum mechanics and its behavior under load is equivalent to the bulk. The structural elements for a particular application requires specific models while the computational techniques have to be developed. These research groups have been studying heterogeneous materials behavior at the mesolevel under different types of loading. Hierarchical models are developed to study deformation and fracture of solids at the micro-meso- and macrolevels. Taken into account are the influence of micro- and mesostructure of loaded material in relation to its macro behavior. This work focuses on unifying the method of approach to be supported by tests and calculations. In particular, deformation and fracture mechanisms at the micro-, meso- and macrolevels are examined for metals and composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-244
Number of pages62
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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