Technical Track: Computational Mechanics

Description: Minisymposia and presentations in this area are focused on the computational models, methods, and results related to all mechanical systems involving solids, fluids or solid-fluid materials. The conference is interested in topics involving traditional numerical methods such as the finite element, finite volume, or finite difference methods as well as the new methods such as the mesh-free, molecular dynamics and lattice-Boltzmann methods.  Macro, micro, nano, and multiscale simulation methods  for  single- and multi-phase Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, reacting and non-reacting flows,  multiphase flows and soft, elastic and plastic  materials are of interest. The Computational Mechanics Track at the USNCTAM meeting will also provide a forum for sharing activities in important computational issues such as high performance and parallel computing, data visualization, error estimation, etc.

Organizers:

Thomas Hughes, University of Texas at Austin
Farhad Jaberi
, Michigan State University

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of computational mechanics. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in computational mechanics will serve as the foundation upon which the congress program of this area will be developed.