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This course provides an overview of modelling approaches used in the mechanics of elastic and inelastic materials and structures, with special attention to the objective description of highly localized deformation modes such as damage, fracture, and shear bands.

Course Objectives

This course is intended to provide graduate students, engineers, and researchers working in aerospace, automotive, civil, mechanical engineering, and materials and manufacturing industries with the theory and applications of nonlocal and nonlinear mechanics approaches for modelling localized elastic and inelastic deformations.

Benefits of attending the course

The persons attending the course will benefit in gaining knowledge and information in the following areas: (a) nonlocal mechanics theories, (b) nonlinear analysis, c) elastic-plastic models, and d) damage and fracture in solids.


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