International Symposium on Multiscale Computational Analysis of Complex Materials

Columbia-Stanford-DTU Network on Multiscale multiphysics computational mechanics of advanced materials
US-Danish Framework  project (2016-2017) supported by Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, DTU, Columbia and Stanford Universities

Many structures, including aircraft, civil engineering, wind turbines, ships are exploited under complex, severe service conditions being subject to high mechanical loads, random impacts, and environmental loading (high humidity, sun, low or high temperatures and temperature variation). The reliability and lifetime of these structures depends on the ability of materials to resist the complex, multiphysics loadings. The strength of the materials depends on their multiscale structures and can be enhanced, for instance, by reinforcements or nanomodification. The material degradation is typically multiscale process, controlled by the nanodefects and their interaction of reinforcements.The exact, reliable predictions of the service performances of the structures are necessary for their efficient design and maintenance planning. The problem of predictive modelling and simulation of multiscale processes in materials subject to multiphysics loading is both extremely challenging, and important problem. 
In this project, we seek to establish the framework for multiphysics, multiscale predictive modelling and optimization of structural materials to be exploited under severe working conditions. 

Events - dates and Location:

This Symposium will bring together experts in the areas of multiscale computational modeling of complex, hierarchical, nanostructured materials. The symposium is organized in the framework of the Stanford- Columbia-DTU project “Multiscale multiphysics computational mechanics of advanced materials” supported by Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Symposium Topics include, but are not limited to

  • • Multiscale modeling of materials
    • Multiphysics modeling of materials
    • Computational materials science
    • Micromechanics of materials
    • Scale bridging and homogenization
    • Materials under extreme environments
    • Hierarchical materials
    • Nanomaterials
    • Biological and natural materials
    • Geomaterials

General Information, please contact:

Christian Linder - site
Symposium Chairman
Stanford University

Dr. Habil.
Leon Mishnaevsky Jr. - site
Symposium Chairman
Technical University of Denmark, DTU

WaiChing (Steve) Sun - site
Symposium Chairman
Columbia Univeristy,



  • Linder C, Raina A, 2013. A strong discontinuity approach on multiple levels to model solids at failure. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 253:558-583.
  • W.C. Sun, A. Mota, A multiscale overlapped coupling formulation for large deformation strain localization, Computational Mechanics, 54(3):803-820
  • G.M. Dai, L. Mishnaevsky Jr , Carbone nanotube reinforced hybrid composites: computational modelling of environmental fatigue and usability for wind blades, Composites Part B  (2015), pp. 349-360
  • ..... see links

Registration and more information:  Please click here. The conference fee of 300€ (before May 1, 2017), 470 € (after May 1, 2017), and 650 € (after July 31, 2017), covers access to all sessions, reception, banquet, break refreshments, a conference program, and a booklet of abstracts.


Tue 29 Aug 17 9:00 -
Thu 31 Aug 17 17:00


DTU Vindenergi


Location: The Symposium will take place in Building 101, Room S09 (stuen), DTU, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
18 AUGUST 2017