Computer simulations are a very useful tool in materials science for investigating already existing materials and for designing new ones. The use of simulations for studying engineering materials is rapidly increasing. Recent developments in the methodology allow materials to be modeled in an accurate and realistic way. The methods in this book are mainly based upon a widely used technique called the finite element method. Among these, the increasingly popular multiscale methods are also discussed.

Written by an international group of experts, this book is must-have resource for graduate students and researchers entering or working in the field of materials modeling. The book covers important types of mechanical engineering materials and a range of innovative modeling techniques.