Computational Contact and Interface Mechanics

Invited Lecturers

Marc Geers (Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
6 lectures on: Multi-scale Approaches in Interface Mechanics. Modeling and simulation of cohesive interfaces: short overview on cohesive zones, multi-scale models, brillating interfaces. Modeling and simulation of metallic interfaces: crystal plasticity, grain boundary plasticity, phase boundary plasticity.


Jean-François Molinari (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
6 lectures on: Physics of Contact Across Scales: Nano-, Meso- and Macro-scale. Numerical methods for analyzing contact across scales: molecular dynamics, finite element method, cohesive-zone models, boundary element method, multi-scale approaches. Modeling of friction and wear: rough surfaces, slip weakening friction, rate and state friction, wear mechanisms, analogies with fracture mechanics.


Alexander Popp (Technische Universität München, Garching b. München, Germany)
6 lectures on: Computational Methods for Finite Deformation Contact Mechanics. Finite element methods for finite deformation contact and friction: mortar methods, efficient constraint enforcement techniques, scalable parallel algorithms and solvers, inclusion of complex interface effects. Contact of beams and rods.


Jerzy Rojek (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, Poland)
6 lectures on: Contact Modeling in the Discrete Element Method DEM) for Cohesionless and Cohesive Materials. Contact model as a micromechanical material model. Micro-macro relationships. Thermal contact, thermomechanical formulation of the DEM. Coupling of the DEM with the FEM. Theoretical developments will be illustrated with practical applications from soil and rock mechanics and powder metallurgy.


Stanisław Stupkiewicz (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT PAN), Warsaw, Poland)
6 lectures on: Wear, Lubrication and Micromechanics of Interfaces Modeling and simulation of contact with wear, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, micromechanics of interfaces, interfaces in martensitic microstructures, automation of finite element code generation for computational contact mechanics.


Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany)
5 lectures on: Emerging Computational Techniques in Contact and Interface Mechanics. Smooth contact discretizations: isogeometric analysis for contact mechanics, isogeometric mortar methods. Emerging computational techniques: contact formulations using a third medium, contact formulations using Nitsche’s method.


Please note that Professor Jerzy Rojek will be substituting for Professor Tarek Zohdi


Tarek Zohdi (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA)
6 lectures on: Multiphysics, Discrete Elements and Granular Media. Coupling discrete element methods to continua involving thermomechanical, optical and acoustical contact, applications motivated by advanced manufacturing. The lectures are geared towards exposing the audience to non-standard coupling involving discrete and continuum formulations and widely disparate physics.

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