Special Issue "Recent Developments on Peridynamics"

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2019 (closed)
Guest Editors
Prof. Jianxiang Wang, Peking University, Beijing, China;
Prof. Qing Zhang, Hohai University, Nanjing, China;
Prof. Xiaoying Zhuang, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany;


Peridynamics is a nonlocal continuum mechanics theory. Because of its mathematical formulation, it removes the computational challenges inherent in the classical continuum mechanics, and enables the solution of complex governing field equations in the presence of jump discontinuities or singularities while providing a length scale to capture physical phenomena showing nonlocal behavior. Moreover, original peridynamic formulation has been extended to model mass and heat diffusions and fluid dynamics. Therefore, peridynamics can now be used as a multiphysics and multiscale framework with damage predicting capability. This special issue focuses on the recent developments of peridynamics mechanical and mathematical models, multiscale and multiphysics models, numerical solution methods, and practical engineering application of peridynamics across different disciplines such as computational material design, failure of materials and structures, rock mechanics, composites, optimization, etc., by using high performance computing.

Peridynamics, mechanical and mathematical models, numerical solution methods, practical engineering application