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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)


The following are the FIBE2 CDT industry partners’ lunchtime seminar series. 

Michaelmas Term 2021

The next Lunchtime Seminar speaker is FIBE alumni, Mark Hobbs. Mark will give a talk on Thursday 25th November, 1-2pm 

Mark is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter and The Alan Turing Institute, where he works under Professor Tim Dodwell in the data-centric engineering group. He gained his PhD in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where his research focussed on the development of a numerical model to predict the failure behaviour of quasi-brittle materials. The model was developed using the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics, an integral formulation of continuum mechanics that allows for the natural inclusion of fracture behaviour. Mark has broad research interests in peridynamics, computational mechanics, high-performance computing, simulation, model validation, and uncertainty quantification.

This talk will provide a brief introduction to the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics. The peridynamic theory, introduced by Dr Stewart Silling at Sandia National Laboratories in 2000, provides a promising theoretical framework for developing robust numerical models capable of simulating the failure behaviour of a wide range of materials. The audience should leave this talk with a basic understanding of the purpose of peridynamics, what differentiates peridynamics from conventional methods, areas of application and future research directions. The talk will focus on work Mark completed during his PhD in the engineering department and his current work at The Alan Turing Institute.



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