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A review of peridynamic theory and nonlocal operators along with their computer implementations

This study presents a comprehensive exploration of Peridynamic (PD) theory, with a specific focus on its theoretical foundations and practical implementations, including various PD formulations and PD operators. The objective is to highlight the unique attributes of each PD formulation and assess their suitability in the framework of material failure simulations by providing an extensive literature review.

Cemal Basaran's picture

Prof. Zdenek Bazant Plenary Lecture at ICDM 4 in Baton Rouge

Prof. Zdenek Bazant (Northwestern University, USA) sent me a copy of the plenary lecture he delivered at Int. Conf. on Damage Mechanics 4 at LSU on May 15, 2023, to be posted. The lecture is about a critique of the theoretical inconsistencies in the Phase Field and Peridynamics techniques. Remarkably interesting talk that will create a significant discussion about the validity of these methods..


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Research Fellow position in Computational Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK.

Job Purpose: To make a leading research contribution to an industry-sponsored project on state-of-the-art finite element techniques to simulate needle penetration into skin working with the PI, A/Prof. Georges Limbert. You will join the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS). In addition, you will work closely with the sponsor and contribute to the planning, writing and submission of reports and research publications.


Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months

Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum

Prashant K. Jha's picture

Kinetic relations and local energy balance for LEFM from a nonlocal peridynamic model

Journal: International Journal of Fracture

Abstract: A simple nonlocal field theory of peridynamic type is applied to model brittle fracture. The kinetic relation for the crack tip velocity given by Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) is recovered directly from the nonlocal dynamics, this is seen both theoretically and in simulations. An explicit formula for the change of internal energy inside a neighborhood enclosing the crack tip is found for the nonlocal model and applied to LEFM.


harrison_hanfei's picture

Invitation to WCCM2016: (MS618) Nonlocal Theories and Multiscale Methods

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the minisymposium “Nonlocal Theories and Multiscale Methods for Complex Material Behavior” that we are organizing at the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XII) to be held on July 24-29, 2016 in Seoul, Korea, jointly with the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VI).

Erkan Oterkus's picture

First Book on Peridynamics is Available

                                                         Peridynamic Theory and Its Applications


                                                              Erdogan Madenci & Erkan Oterkus


Erkan Oterkus's picture

PhD Position in the area of peridynamics

Dear All,

We are planning to offer a PhD position in the area of peridynamics. For more information about our PMMA research group, please visit 

If you are interested, please send your current CV to
This offer is only valid for citizens of European Union countries.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,


rrahman's picture

A multiscale modeling scheme based on peridynamic theory

A multiscale modeling scheme based on peridynamic theory

Rezwanur Rahman

Postdoctoral fellow, Center for simualtion, visualization and real time prediction (SiViRt), University of Texas at San Antonio)

John Foster

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio

Anwarul Haque

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Alabama


Open Position in Computation Solid Mechanics

Position: Computational Solid Mechanics Research Engineer

Company: Global Engineering Research and Technologies (GERT)

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA 

Full/Part time: Full Time. 

Benefits: Yes.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications.

Remote employment: No. Must be willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ.

Mario Juha's picture

Is peridynamics a superset of Continuum Mechanics?

Recently, I have found a new theory, called Peridynamics, used to solve, mainly, fracture mechanics problems in materials. But, I am confused about the issue if it is a superset of continuum mechanics or is it a totally new theory that reformulate our previous understanding of continuum mechanics? How do you measure material properties with this theory? Do we need to reformulate our theories to deal with fracture mechanics problems? Is it a totally accepted scientific theory?




Mario J. Juha

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Journal Club Theme of October 2009: Peridynamics applied to the structure and evolution of discontinuities

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Discontinuities have a fundamental role in the mechanics of solids. The most famous type of discontinuity is a crack, but others are important too, such as dislocations and phase boundaries. Many types of deformation that appear to be continuous at the macroscale, such as plastic flow in metals, really involve the evolution of discontinuities at some smaller scale. 

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