Modeling Composites Damage

Host University

Virginia Tech


Fall 2022

Course Number

AOE 5604 CRN 91309 




Aerospace and Ocean Engineering


GD Seidel

Course Information

Algorithms, techniques and tools applied in multiscale modeling of damage and failure in composite materials. Continuum level models, mesoscale models, and atomistic models. Analytic and computational techniques for capturing damage effects and conducting length scale transitions. Homogenization techniques, multiple scale expansion, finite element analysis, continuum damage models, cohesive zone models, dislocation dynamics, particle methods, and molecular statics and dynamics. Role of mesh-independent and meshless methods in modeling damage evolution. Pre: Graduate standing.