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Mini-symposium on “Computational Methods in Impact Engineering” in Ninth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics

Ashkan Vaziri's picture

The aim of the “Computational Methods in Impact Engineering” mini-symposium is to recognize the increasing role of the computation methods in Impact Engineering. It is now established that computational tools are indispensable to augment experimental techniques for the analysis of complex systems under dynamic loading. Many new computational techniques are currently being developed and new applications in the fields of impact and shock loadings are emerging. This mini-symposium will bring together engineers and scientists working in the area of Computational Impact Engineering.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to) the following:

  • Response of Structures to dynamic and explosive type loading
  • Development of a new protective structures
  • Constitutive modeling and homogenization methods for structures under dynamic loading
  • Development of constitutive models for the dynamic response of soft tissue
  • Novel approaches in computational Fluid-Structure Interaction such as coupled Euler/Lagrangian method.
  • Advances in Computational methods in Impact Engineering
  • Dynamic buckling and post-buckling analysis under impact
  • Failure mechanisms of structures under impact loading
  • New approaches in Dynamic Failure simulations such, such as Discontinuous enrichment in finite elements and Cohesive formulations.
  • Remeshing techniques for ballistic.
  • Computation-assisted design optimization of crashworthiness structures
  • Crash Safety


Ashkan Vaziri, Zhenyu Xue, Vikram S. Deshpande, Horacio D. Espinosa

Honorary organizer:

John W. Hutchinson


I wonder if FE modelling of wheel impact in insulated rail joints would be of interest to your mini-symposium?

Ashkan Vaziri's picture


Thanks for your interest in this mini-symposium. The topic you mentioned is definitely of interest. Please check iMechanica for updates for 9thUNCCM, including the deadline for abstract submission.


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