Invitation to participate in a session on Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of Materials at USNCCM, Raleigh, USA

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Folks, 
I am seeking out researchers with an area of interest in modeling dynamic behavior of materials. I and John Clayton are organizing a minisymposium at USNCCM in Raleigh, NC, USA. If you have an interest in participating, or would like to showcase your research that if you think is relevant to modeling the dynamic behavior in any type of material, then please submit an abstract to minisymposium #4.10 (http://12.usnccm.org/abstract-submission). More information on this minisymposium is included for your consideration. Thank you and I keenly look forward to your participation.

Nitin Daphalapurkar
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Assistant Professor (Research)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street, Latrobe Hall 103
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel : 410-516-7736
Fax: 410-516-4316
E-mail: nitin@jhu.edu
sites.google.com/site/mechanicspur
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Multi-scale Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of Materials
Minisymposium # 4.10
12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics
Raleigh, NC (July 22-25, 2013)
http://12.usnccm.org
Abstract: 
Presentations are sought that incorporate important microstructural information for simulating dynamic materials behavior. New analytic material models and numerical techniques that are able to effectively describe materials response are encouraged. Hierarchical models that incorporate a combination of deformation, localized damage and failure mechanisms, and which are consistent with each other are also of interest. Talks are solicited for a wide range of materials: polycrystalline, poly-phase metals and alloys, composites, ceramics, porous foams, cellular, bio-materials (bio-mimetic/bio-inspired), etc.
Topics relevant to this symposium include but are not limited to:
- Modeling (implicitly or explicitly) microstructural features and their evolution within a continuum framework, e.g. flaws/defects, through homogenization, stochasticity in material properties, implementation of micromechanics-based constitutive models.
-Structural transformations in solids including, but are not limited to, polymorphic phase transitions, twinning, shear localization, amorphization, and fracture and fragmentation. 
- Validations of advanced models based on experimental measurements of microstructural evolution.
- Bridging length and time scales with an example application to a specific material.
- High performance multi-scale simulations.
- Modeling localized failure, e.g. ductile damage evolution, shear banding. Linking relevant length scale parameters in higher scale nonlocal damage models to simulation results obtained from finer scales with the aim of improving the ability to predict the softening response of materials under general loading conditions.
-Microstructure generation incorporating features such as: distribution of grain-boundary types, dislocation densities and their gradients, poly-phase structures, texture and data from tomographic techniques.
While the focus of the minisymposium is on modeling and simulations, studies incorporating experimental methods are also welcome.
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about this minisymposium. 


Nitin Daphalapurkar / Johns Hopkins University
John Clayton / U.S. Army Research Laboratory
[Organizers - Multi-scale Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of Materials]