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IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 23–27 May 2005

  • Tomasz Sadowski
  • IUTAM symposia proceedings give state of the art developments in their field and provide a platform for further discussion and research in years to come

Conference proceedings

Part of the SOLID MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS book series (SMIA, volume 135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. P. Ladevèze, G. Lubineau, D. Violeau, D. Marsal
    Pages 1-12
  3. André Dragon, Carole Nadot-Martin, Alain Fanget
    Pages 33-40
  4. Han Zhao, Ibrahim Nasri, Yannick Girard
    Pages 49-56
  5. Alastair Johnson, Nathalie Pentecôte, Hannes Körber
    Pages 57-66
  6. Ewa Oleszkiewicz, Tomasz Łodygowski
    Pages 89-96
  7. David Marsal, Pierre Ladevèze, Gilles Lubineau
    Pages 97-104
  8. D. Leguillon, O. Cherti Tazi, E. Martin
    Pages 113-122
  9. Francis Collombet, Matthieu Mulle, Yves-Henri Grunevald, Rédouane Zitoune
    Pages 141-149
  10. Bernhard A. Schrefler, Daniela P. Boso, Marek Lefik
    Pages 151-158

About these proceedings


The IUTAM Symposium on “Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials” was held in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland , 23 -27 May 2005. The Symposium was attended by 48 persons from 15 countries. During 5 day meeting, 4 keynote lectures and 39 invited lectures were presented. This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium. The main aim of the Symposium was to discuss the basic principles of damage growth and fracture processes in different types of composites: ceramic, polymer and metal matrix composites, cement and bituminous composites and wood. Nowadays, it is widely recognized that important macroscopic properties like the macroscopic stiffness and strength, are governed by processes that occur at one to several scales below the level of observation starting from nanoscale. Understanding how these processes influence the reduction of stiffness and strength is essential for the analysis of existing and the design of improved composite materials. The study of how these various length scales can be linked together or taken into account simultaneously is particular attractive for composite materials, since they have a well-defined structure at the nano, micro and meso-levels. The well-defined microstructural level can be associated with small particles or fibres, while the individual laminae can be indentified at the mesoscopic level. Moreover, the advances in multiscale modelling of damage and fracture processes to the description of the complete constitutive behaviour in composites which do not have a very well-defined microstructure, e.g. cementitious, bitumous composites and wood was analysed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Sadowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Lublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland

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