IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of Fatigue, Damage and Fracture in Smart Materials

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of Fatigue, Damage and Fracture in Smart Materials, held in Freiberg, Germany, September 1-4, 2009

  • Meinhard Kuna
  • Andreas Ricoeur
Conference proceedings

Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Leslie Banks-Sills, Yael Motola
    Pages 1-7
  3. Andrea R. Engert, Frank Felten, Hans Jelitto, Gerold A. Schneider
    Pages 9-20
  4. Ferdinando Auricchio, Michele Conti, Simone Morganti, Alessandro Reali
    Pages 33-42
  5. Artem S. Semenov, Albrecht C. Liskowsky, Peter Neumeister, Herbert Balke
    Pages 43-53
  6. Li Yu, Shouwen Yu, Dietmar Gross
    Pages 67-78
  7. Ralf Müller, Bai Xiang Xu, David Schrade, Dietmar Gross
    Pages 89-100
  8. Qun Li, Marco Enderlein, Meinhard Kuna
    Pages 101-110
  9. Duc Khoi Vu, Paul Steinmann
    Pages 123-131
  10. Cun-Fa Gao, Yiu-Wing Mai
    Pages 133-139
  11. Éric Béchet, Meinhard Kuna
    Pages 141-152
  12. Fulin Shang, Yabin Yan, Takayuki Kitamura
    Pages 189-196
  13. Takayuki Kitamura, Takashi Sumigawa, Taisuke Sueda
    Pages 197-206
  14. L. M. Gao, Ch. Zhang, Z. Zhong, C.-P. Fritzen, X. Jiang, H.-J. Christ et al.
    Pages 207-217
  15. Ayech Benjeddou, Mohammed Al-Ajmi
    Pages 229-242
  16. Hannes Grünbichler, Josef Kreith, Raúl Bermejo, Clemens Krautgasser, Peter Supancic
    Pages 243-253
  17. Nien-Ti Tsou, Ingo Münch, John E. Huber
    Pages 287-296

About these proceedings


Today, multi-functional materials such as piezoelectric/ferroelectric ceramics, magneto-strictive and shape memory alloys are gaining increasing applications as sensors, actuators or smart composite materials systems for emerging high tech areas. The stable performance and reliability of these smart components under complex service loads is of paramount practical importance. However, most multi-functional materials suffer from various mechanical and/or electro¬magnetical degra¬dation mechanisms as fatigue, damage and fracture. Therefore, this exciting topic has become a challenge to intensive international research, provoking the interdisciplinary approach between solid mechanics, materials science and physics. This book summarizes the outcome of the above mentioned IUTAM-symposium, assembling contributions by leading scientists in this area. Particularly, the following topics have been addressed: (1) Development of computational methods for coupled electromechanical field analysis, especially extended, adaptive and multi-level finite elements. (2) Constitutive modeling of non-linear smart material behavior with coupled electric, magnetic, thermal and mechanical fields, primarily based on micro-mechanical models. (3) Investigations of fracture and fatigue in piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics by means of process zone modeling, phase field simulation and configurational mechanics. (4) Reliability and durability of sensors and actuators under in service loading by alternating mechanical, electrical and thermal fields. (5) Experimental methods to measure fracture strength and to investigate fatigue crack growth in ferroelectric materials under electromechanical loading. (6) New ferroelectric materials, compounds and composites with enhanced strain capabilities.


IUTAM condensed matter damage fatigue fracture multiscale modeling sensor smart materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Meinhard Kuna
    • 1
  • Andreas Ricoeur
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Mechanik und FluiddynamikTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.Inst. MechanikUniversität KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9886-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9887-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3507
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3493
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