Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Shock Wave-Induced Failure in Materials Science
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Martin Oliver Steinhauser deals with several aspects of multiscale materials modeling and simulation in applied materials research and fundamental science. He covers various multiscale modeling approaches for high-performance ceramics, biological bilayer membranes, semi-flexible polymers, and human cancer cells. He demonstrates that the physics of shock waves, i.e., the investigation of material behavior at high strain rates and of material failure, has grown to become an important interdisciplinary field of research on its own. At the same time, progress in computer hardware and software development has boosted new ideas in multiscale modeling and simulation. Hence, bridging the length and time scales in a theoretical-numerical description of materials has become a prime challenge in science and technology.
Dr. Martin O. Steinhauser works as Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics/Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI) in Freiburg, Germany.