Computational Materials Science

DAMASK

Düsseldorf Advanced Material Simulation Kit

MULTI MATERIAL

Use multiple materials and constitutive descriptions in a single model.

MULTI FIELD

Fully coupled simulation of mechanics, temperature, and damage.

MULTI SCALE

Simulations from the microstructure scale up to the component scale.

The Concept

DAMASK is a unified multi-physics crystal plasticity simulation package. The solution of continuum mechanical boundary value problems requires a constitutive response that connects deformation and stress at each material point. This problem is solved in DAMASK on the basis of crystal plasticity using a variety of constitutive models and homogenization approaches. However, treating mechanics only is no longer sufficient to study nowadays advanced high strength materials. In these materials deformation comes along with phase transformation, significant sample heating, and damage evolution. Therefore, DAMASK has recently been extended to treat multi-physics problems. Following a modular approach additional field equations are solved in a fully coupled way using a staggered approach.

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The Main Features

fast spectral solver
integrates into MSC.Marc
freeware according to GPL3
HDF5 output
YAML style input files
Python-based processing

Some Numbers

The ongoing development of DAMASK integrates contributions from various collaborators and has resulted in…

lines of code

years of development

publications

Usage Examples

DAMASK comes with a Python 3 library for pre- and post-processing

Loadcase Generation
Jupyter Notebook
Density plot with pandas
Jupyter Notebook
Voronoi Tessellation
Jupyter Notebook
Plot data per grain with scatter
Jupyter Notebook
Create Texture
Jupyter Notebook
r-value Simulation
Jupyter Notebook

The Team

Meet the core team of people that manage and actively contribute to the continuous development of DAMASK. This team has nucleated at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, but is now distributed across the globe.

Franz Roters

Original idea and concept

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf
Germany

Martin Diehl

Software design and quality

KU Leuven
Leuven
Belgium

Philip Eisenlohr

Post-processing and crystallography

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
USA

Pratheek Shanthraj

Multi-field and numerics

Manchester University
Manchester
United Kingdom

Sharan Roongta

Multi-field code structure

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf
Germany

Vitesh Shah

Through process simulation

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf
Germany

Francisco José Gallardo Basile

Modelling of complex steels

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf
Germany

Some of our Users

DAMASK is put to work by numerous research institutions and companies.

Recommended other Projects

These software packages are useful in connection with DAMASK.

Installation

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