Symposium 1

Multiscale Behavior of Damage and Failure Mechanics

Multiscale materials modeling and characterization has been recognized as one of the fundamental tools to study the local damage and failure behavior of heterogeneous structures at the microscale and overall constitutive relations. This symposium is to provide a forum to discuss recent advances and address the future prospects in the area of multiscale modeling/characterization of damage and failure mechanics. Interested researchers are invited to submit one-page abstracts on topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Microstructural damage/failure characterization of heterogeneous materials;
  • Micromechanical damage analysis of materials;
  • Multiscale constitutive relations with damage parameters;
  • Microstructure – property relations of advanced materials and composites;
  • Nanomechanical characterization, analysis and modeling of damage and fracture mechanics;
  • Experimental determination of damage and failure at multi-length scales;
  • Probabilistic damage/failure mechanics and mechanisms;
  • Experimental characterization and validation of damage and failure mechanics.

Symposium Organizers:

Lizhi Sun, Professor, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Phone: 949-824-8670; Email:

J. Woody Ju, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Phone: 310-206-1751; Email:

George Z. Voyiadjis, Professor, Louisiana State University (LSU)
Phone: 225-578-8668; Email:

Glaucio H. Paulino, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Phone: 703-292-7060; Email:

*Symposium is supported by ASCE EMI Technical Committee on Modeling Inelasticity and Multiscale Behavior.