Computational Models of Biomaterial Failure


(Dr. Paolo Moretti)

These lectures provide an overview of computational methods aimed at modeling mechanical failure in biomaterials. After an introduction to molecular dynamics modeling in materials of biological interest at the nanoscale, the focus of the course will shift towards statistical models (fiber models, network models), which allow one to cover the problem of failure at the mesoscale. The course will include tutorials, in which the students will have the opportunity to produce simple implementations of the statistical methods introduced during the lectures. At the end the of the course, students will have gained basic expertise in handling stochastic numerical methods, agent based simulations and efficient sparse data structures.

Prerequisite for this course is some programming experience with Python, e.g. equivalent to the WW8 tutorial "Python Introduction"