643Advances in peridynamic material modeling


25 September 2024 – 27 September 2024


Venice, Italy




Vito Diana
University of Genova
Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genoa, Italy

Email: vito.diana@unige.it 


Florin Bobaru
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Mirco Zaccariotto

Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova

Arman Shojaei
Institute of Material Systems Modeling
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Peridynamics is a non-local continuum theory that has shown promise in modeling the behavior of materials subjected to extreme deformation and complex material behaviors. Its intrincic non-local character makes peridynamics particularly well-suited for modeling modern problems in mechanics involving the spontaneous formation of cracks/damage since the governing equations remain equally valid at points or surfaces of discontinuity. In the last decade, peridynamic equations have also been extended to diffusion-based problems and have successfully been applied to model coupled phenomena involving different physics. This colloquium aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in peridynamics, highlighting its potential to address fundamental challenges in materials science and engineering and to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas among researchers in this field.

List of topics
• Advances in peridynamic constitutive modeling
• Pair-potentials and multi-body potentials formulations
• Analytical solutions of peridynamic governing equations
• Brittle and ductile fracture, material degradation
• Local to non-local coupling
• Heat transfer, diffusion problems, coupled problems and Multiphysics
• Modeling of soft tissues, porous media and composites
• Impact and fragmentation problems, hypervelocity
• Machine learning for non-local models, connections to atomistic modeling
• Size-dependent behaviors and multiscale analysis
• Wave propagation and dispersion properties
• Discretization methods, computer codes, and fast algorithms
• Relations to other modeling approaches based on Continuum Mechanics (Phase field, SPH etc.)