Prof. Somnath Ghosh will chair the IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Symposium to be held in June 19-22, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland. The symposium will be located in the inner harbor area at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel. This symposium is co-sponsored by USACM (United States Association for Computational Mechanics).
This IUTAM symposium will address state of the art topics and emerging issues in the area of Integrated Computational Structure-Material Modeling of Deformation and Failure under Extreme Conditions. It will bring together experts in the complementary fields of Computational and Experimental Mechanics, and Materials Science to discuss multidisciplinary approaches for integrating modeling and simulation, characterization and experiments to predict non-homogeneous deformation and failure in heterogeneous materials including metals, ceramics and composites. It will focus on different material classes and cover a range of spatial and temporal scales needed for physics-based modeling of deformation and failure.
Effective methods of coupling multiple scales in regions of homogeneous and localized deformation leading to intense damage and failure will be discussed. Use of probabilistic mechanics, incorporating data from imaging into modeling capabilities through uncertainty characterization of material structure, uncertainty identification in material properties, mapping material structure uncertainty to structural performance will be discussed as essential ingredients of robust modeling process. This conversation will take place with a goal of developing a 10 year vision and plan for advancing the field to enable solving these technological, economic and social challenges.