Discrete Elements in Multiscale Modeling of Engineering Materials

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This book reviews the histo ry and recent advances in multiscale modeling of engineering materials and highlights the theories and principles that underpin multiscale modeling approaches with particular emphasis on Discrete Element Method (DEM). The authors present background detail of various multiscale problems that can be found in physics and engineering, particularly in the materials science and engineering areas. The book then looks at modeling methodologies and their applications on various materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers and bio-materials. Discrete Element Method (DEM) is then explained, compared, and applied to different scenarios. The authors present their own recent research in multiscale modeling of fiber reinforced composites and structure ceramics and demonstrate the advantage of the DEM in the multiscale analysis of material characteristics and behavior. It focuses on multi-length scale approaches (meso scale/microns to macro scale/meters). This book will be of particular interest to researchers and students of materials science and engineering, and can provide an overview as well as practical examples in multiscale modeling methodologies and applications in materials studies.