Course Introduction
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Day 1, August 31st 

8.00 - 9.00 Registration

Computational plasticity - Basic principles and theory, D. Peric 
ˇ Introduction to elasto-plasticity and viscoplasticity
ˇ The basic approach to incremental solution - consistent linearisation
ˇ Finite element modelling

11.00-11.30 Coffee

Elasto-plasticity/viscoplasticity with finite strains, D. Peric and E. A. de Souza Neto 
ˇ Fundamentals
ˇ Constitutive modelling - Hyperelastic & plasticity relations
ˇ Operator split methodology for numerical integration of the constitutive model
ˇ Mesh adaptivity procedures

13.15-14.30 Lunch

Further issues in plasticity modelling, E. A. de Souza Neto 
ˇ Treatment of singular and other yield surfaces
ˇ Element formulation for near-incompressibility
ˇ Introduction to multi-scale models

16.30-17.00 Coffee

Transient problems, E. Oņate 
ˇ Explicit finite element analysis for solids and shells
ˇ Coupled particle-based and finite element methods
ˇ Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis
ˇ Applications: industrial forming problems, impact problems, blast analysis, excavation and drilling, 
structural failure in FSI problems, etc. 18.30 Course Reception Day 2, September 1st 9.00-10.00 Modeling of coupled thermomechanical problems, C. Agelet de Saracibar ˇ Fundamentals formulation ˇ Finite element formulation ˇ Applications to metal forming problems 10.00-11.00 Plastic damage approach to fatigue analysis, S. Oller and X. Martinez ˇ General concepts of fatigue ˇ Plastic damage approach to high cycle fatigue failure. Formulation and numerical examples ˇ Plastic damage model for the simulation of ultra-low cycle fatigue. Formulation and numerical examples 11.00-11.30 Coffee 11.30-12.30 Mixed FE formulations and strain localisation, M. Cervera and M. Chiumenti ˇ Mixed Displacement/Pressure and Displacement/Stress ˇ Strain localization and mesh objectivity ˇ Size effect ˇ Numerical examples 12.30-13.30 Discrete element approaches to multi-fracturing solids, D.R.J. Owen ˇ Fundamentals of discrete elements ˇ Continuum to discrete transformation ˇ Coupled field problems ˇ Numerical examples 13.30 General discussion & Course closure

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