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  • (2012-04-17) Modeling Materials Short Course in Aachen
    WHAT: Four-day short course on the fundamentals of continuum, atomistic and multiscale modeling of materials.

    WHO: The course will be taught by Prof. Ellad B. Tadmor (University of Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Ronald E. Miller (Carleton University, Canada)

    WHERE: Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES). Aachen, Germany. (http://www.aices.rwth-aachen.de)

    WHEN: August 14-17, 2012

    About the Course

    Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding. Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from vastly different fields.

    Prof. Ellad Tadmor and Prof. Ronald Miller, two of the key developers of the quasicontinuum method, will be covering these topics in an intensive 4-day "Modeling Materials" short course. This course is based on a book by the same name written by Tadmor and Miller and recently published by Cambridge University Press (see http://modelingmaterials.org). It provides an introduction to the fundamentals required to understand state-of-the-art modeling and computer simulation of material behavior. The course includes a mix of theoretical lectures, exercises and hands-on practical computer calculations.

    For more information and to register, visit http://modelingmaterials.org/short-courses

  • (2011-12-06) QC Version 1.4 Released!
    Version 1.4 of the QC code has been released. The new code includes bug fixes, some new features and optimizations. For a complete description see the QC code revision history.

    This new release comes after a four year hiatus during which time Tadmor and Miller were working on a book on multiscale modeling which has just been released. See the book website modelingmaterials.org and the news item above for more details.

  • (2011-12-06) New book on multiscale modeling of materials
    Two of the key developers of the QC code, Ellad Tadmor and Ronald Miller, have
    written a new graduate-level textbook called "Modeling Materials: Continuum,
    Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques" (Cambridge University Press, 2011). This book covers the fundamentals of multiscale modeling of materials in an integrated accessible fashion.

    Incorporating continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations, and multiscale techniques, the book explains many of the key theoretical ides behind multiscale modeling. Classical topics are blended with new techniques to demonstrate the connections between different fields and highlight current research trends. Example applications drawn from modern research on the thermomechanical properties of crystalline solids are used as a unifying focus throughout the text.

    Together with its companion book, "Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics" (Cambridge University Press, 2012), this work presents the complete fundamentals of materials modeling for graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.

    For more information, visit the book website at modelingmaterials.org.