Simulating the response of complex materials
The computational materials science area contributes to the understanding of the micro-mechanics of engineering materials and their influence on macroscopic properties by applying computational techniques. Current activities comprise the understanding of fracture processes and brittleness in heterogeneous materials, interaction of mass transport and fracture, and mechanical properties under extreme conditions, such as high pressure, temperature and severe chemical environments. This research area relies heavily on the development of novel computational techniques, and constitutive modelling and experimental testing.
Related research groups include the Materials Research Group.