Editorial of the Special Issue "Advances in Computational Materials Science"


  • Catalin R. Picu
  • Mihai Constantinescu


Computational mechanics has developed over the last several decades as a powerful discipline driven by the need to perform predictions of the mechanical behavior of systems and materials while avoiding extensive and costly experimentation. Today modeling is an intrinsic component of industrial design and a necessary part of any research program. Modeling is central to the development of new products, the prediction of the life range of existing products and the exploration of physical mechanisms that control deformation.