Computational & Technology Resources
an online resource for computational,
engineering & technology publications
Computational Science, Engineering & Technology Series
INNOVATION IN COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero, R. Montenegro
The Role of Structural Mechanics in Multi-Scale Modelling of the Inelastic Behaviour of Engineering Materials
École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, LMT, Cachan, France
A. Ibrahimbegovic, "The Role of Structural Mechanics in Multi-Scale Modelling of the Inelastic Behaviour of Engineering Materials", in B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero, R. Montenegro, (Editors), "Innovation in Computational Structures Technology", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 9, pp 181-203, 2006. doi:10.4203/csets.14.9
Keywords: inelastic materials, multi-scale analysis, design, identification.
The current increase in computational power allows us to completely rethink the modelling of engineering materials and the corresponding testing and design procedures. In particular, the traditional phenomenological models are giving way more and more to multi-scale modelling procedure, where one goes to a much smaller scale to properly interpret the particular mechanisms of inelastic behaviour. One such model, which centres upon the ideas inherited from structural mechanics, is presented in this lecture. We illustrate it via a number of case studies [1,2,3,4] that models of this kind are capable of providing the predictive capabilities that extend way beyond traditional phenomenological models.
purchase the full-text of this chapter (price £20)