Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Shock Wave-Induced Failure in Materials Science

  • Martin Oliver┬áSteinhauser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Shock wave physics, multiscale modeling and simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Hard matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
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  4. Soft matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-224

About this book


Martin Oliver Steinhauser deals with several aspects of multiscale materials modeling and simulation in applied materials research and fundamental science. He covers various multiscale modeling approaches for high-performance ceramics, biological bilayer membranes, semi-flexible polymers, and human cancer cells. He demonstrates that the physics of shock waves, i.e., the investigation of material behavior at high strain rates and of material failure, has grown to become an important interdisciplinary field of research on its own. At the same time, progress in computer hardware and software development has boosted new ideas in multiscale modeling and simulation. Hence, bridging the length and time scales in a theoretical-numerical description of materials has become a prime challenge in science and technology.


  • Definition of Shock Waves
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Hard Matter
  • Shock Wave Failure in Granular Materials
  • Coarse-Grained Modeling and Simulation of Macromolecules
  • Laser-Induced Shock Wave Failure in Human Cancer Cells
  • The Future of Multiscale Materials Modeling

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of (bio-)physics, computational science, materials engineering, materials science, computer science, polymer chemistry, theoretical chemistry, nanoscience
  • Material scientists, engineers

The Author
Dr. Martin O. Steinhauser
works as Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics/Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI) in Freiburg, Germany. 


Shock Wave-Induced Failure Rankine-Hugoniot Equations Molecular Dynamics Discrete Element Method Lipid Bilayer Membranes Coarse-Graining Shock Waves in Cancer Cells Monte Carlo Method Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics High-Performance Computer Simulation Laser-Induced Shock Waves Vornoi Tesselations U87 Glioblastoma Cell Line Power Diagrams Multiscale Modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Oliver┬áSteinhauser
    • 1
  1. 1.Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMIFraunhofer Inst. for High-Speed DynamicsFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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