Organizer(s) / Affiliation(s): John Clayton, US ARL, Jarek Knap, US ARL
Abstract: Solid materials may undergo transformations when subjected to driving forces of mechanical, thermal, and/or electro-magnetic nature. Structural transformations in solids include, but are not limited to, polymorphic phase transitions, twinning, shear localization, amorphization, and fracture and fragmentation. This symposium welcomes presentations dealing with any of these physical phenomena. A number of modeling techniques have emerged in recent years to address such problems, including various diffuse- and sharp-interface approaches. While the focus of the workshop is on modeling and simulation, studies incorporating analytical and/or experimental methods are also welcome.