Abstract

Nodular cast iron is a Fe-C-Si metallic alloy whose microstructure consists of a matrix, composed in general of ferrite and pearlite, with graphite nodules embedded in it. Owing to its microscopical heterogeneity, the material response is governed by the properties, morphology [...]

Abstract

Cutting-edge methods in the computational analysis of structures have been developed over the last decades. Such modern tools are helpful to assess the safety of existing buildings. Multi-scale techniques have been proposed to combine the accuracy of micro- modelling and the computational [...]