Special Issue: Computational Methods for Material Failure - 2017

Special Issue: Computational Methods for Material Failure - 2017

Call for Papers

The prediction of fracture and failure of engineering systems and materials has been of interest for many years. Methods to predict material failure can be categorized into continuous approaches to fracture and discrete crack approaches. Gradient-enhanced models, non-local models and phase field models are among the most common representatives of the first class of methods while the extended finite element method (XFEM), meshfree methods, peridynamics or efficient remeshing techniques belong to the latter type.

The main focus of this special issue is on computational methods for fracture. Articles submitted to this special issue can also be concerned about large-scale engineering applications, implementational aspects, and constitutive modeling. Articles dealing with the transfer of length scales in the context of multiscale methods for fracture are particularly welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Advances in partition of unity methods for fracture
  • Efficient remeshing techniques
  • Phase-field models for fracture
  • Screen-Poisson models
  • Gradient and nonlocal models
  • Cohesive zone models
  • Discrete element methods
  • Peridynamics
  • Large-scale engineering applications
  • Parallel-coding and implementational aspects
  • Multiscale methods for fracture
  • Coupled and multiphysics problems


Lead Guest Editor

Professor Timon Rabczuk

Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus University Weimar, Marienstraße 15, 99423, Weimar, Germany

Email: timon.rabczuk@uni-weimar.de


Guest Editors

Professor Filippo Berto

Department of Engineering Design and Materials, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Email Address: berto@gest.unipd.it


Professor Magd Abdel Wahab Magd

Professor of Applied Mechanics, Head of Finite Element Modelling research Group, Laboratory Soete

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Technologiepark, Zwijnaarde 903, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Email: magd.abdelwahab@ugent.be


Dr. Xiaoying Zhuang

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Email: zhuang@ikm.uni-hannover.de


Dr. Jacob Muthu

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Email: jacob.muthu1@wits.ac.za


Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at:

http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/journal/authors.note. Kindly express the "topic of special issue" in the comment window when submitting.


Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at:

http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/contacts?_action=login according to the following timetable:


Manuscript Due: November 15, 2017

First Round of Reviews: January 15, 2018

Publication Date: June 01, 2018