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Day 1, Sunday September 3rd, 2017 

13.00-13.45 Registration

13.45-14.00 Introduction, R. Owen and E. Oñate


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

16.00-16.30 Coffee


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

Day 2, Monday September 4th, 2017  


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

11.00-11.30 Coffee


Transient problems, E. Oñate 
 Explicit finite element analysis for solids and shells
 Coupled particle-based and finite element methods
 Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis
 Applications: industrial forming problems, impact problems, blast analysis, excavation and drilling, 
structural failure in FSI problems, etc. 13.30-14.30 Lunch 14.30-15.30 Coupled thermomechanical problems, C. Agelet de Saracibar Fundamentals formulation Finite element formulation Applications to metal forming problems 15.30-16.30 Plastic damage approach to fatigue analysis, S. Oller, X. Martinez and L. Barbu General concepts of fatigue Plastic damage approach to high cycle fatigue failure. Formulation and numerical examples Plastic damage model for the simulation of ultra-low cycle fatigue. Formulation and numerical examples 16.30-17.00 Coffee 17.00-18.00 Mixed FE formulations and strain localisation, M. Cervera and M. Chiumenti Mixed Displacement/Pressure and Displacement/Stress Strain localization and mesh objectivity Size effect Numerical examples 18.00-19.00 Computational design of engineering materials, O. Lloberas and X. Oliver General concepts of multiscale material design and optimization Applications to the design of engineering materials with specific properties 19.00 General discussion & Course closure 19.30 Course Reception

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