ASME United Kingdom Section: Peridynamics and Its Applications (Webinar)

March 03 2:00PM - March 03 3:00PM, 2023

03 March 2:00 - 03 March 3:00, 2023

Friday - Friday
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Join the ASME UK Section for a virtual event with speaker Prof. Erkan Oterkus, who will present on Peridynamics and Its Applications. In order to determine the deformation response of materials and structures subjected to external loading conditions, classical continuum mechanics (CCM) was introduced by disregarding the atomistic structure. CCM has been successfully applied to numerous challenging problems. However, its governing equation faced a difficulty when there is any discontinuity in the structure such as a crack, since spatial partial derivatives in its governing equation are not defined for such a condition. In order to overcome this problem, a new continuum mechanics approach, Peridynamics (PD), was recently introduced with the intention that PD equations remain always valid whether there is any discontinuity in the structure or not. This character of PD makes this new approach a powerful tool for predicting crack initiation and propagation. In this seminar, a brief introduction of peridynamic theory will be given and its applications in various different areas such as underwater shock response of composite materials, corrosion damage, ice fracture, hydraulic fracturing, failure in electronic packages will be presented. Prof Erkan Oterkus is a professor at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is also the director of the PeriDynamics Research Centre. Before joining Strathclyde, he was a researcher at NASA Langley Research Centre, USA where he conducted research on development of progressive damage modelling techniques. He is the co-author of the first book on peridynamics (Peridynamic Theory and Its Applications, Springer) and numerous journal and conference papers in the areas of peridynamics, structural health monitoring and mechanics of composite materials.

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Virtual event on Friday 3 March 2023 at 2:00pm UK Time (GMT)

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ASME United Kingdom Section

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This event is being organized by volunteers of the ASME section.

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