Background and Topic

Multiscale analysis is necessary to adequately characterize deformation and failure of materials.

Recently, fundamental discoveries in chemistry, physics, materials, mechanics, and biology, as well as the progress in nanotechnology and biotechnology, enable multi-scale analysis to a new level allowing for a better understanding of the fundamental relationships among different scales.

This requires that one develops an appropriate background and a broad range of methods, ranging from atomistic analysis to classical continuum modeling.

The description of background, concepts, and methods necessary for the atomistic analysis and up scales and their relationships in the field of deformation and failure of materials is the topic of the book. Back to Home Page