Computational Mechanics of Materials


The core course focuses on the theory and numerics of material models. Important classes of material models are investigated in the one-dimensional context.  

  • Introduction to discrete and continuous modeling of materials (microstructures, homogenization techniques and multi-scale approaches)
  • Fundamental theoretical concepts (basic rheology, classification of the phenomenological material response, elements of continuum thermodynamics)
  • Fundamental numerical concepts (discretization techniques for evolution systems, linearization techniques, and
    iterative solution of nonlinear systems)
  • Linear and nonlinear elasticity, damage mechanics, viscoelasticity (linear and nonlinear models, stress update algorithms and consistent linearization)
  • Rate-independent plasticity (theoretical formulations, return mapping schemes, incremental variational formulations, consistent elastic-plastic tangent moduli)
  • Viscoplasticity (classical approaches and overstress models)
  • Material stability, failure analysis (nonlocal modes, discrete failure mechanisms)
  • Complete notes on blackboard
  • Exercise material will be handed out in the exercises

Students of COMMAS, Civil Engineering, Simulation Technology and other interested listeners


The module start on October 15, 2019


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