Case Studies in Using MATLAB to Build Model Calibration Tools for Multiscale Modeling
Carino, R.L., & Horstemeyer, M. (2016). Case Studies in Using MATLAB to Build Model Calibration Tools for Multiscale Modeling. In Jan Valdman (Ed.), Applications from Engineering with MATLAB Concepts, ISBN 978-953-51-2460-3, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2459-7. InTechOpen. 141-158. DOI:10.5772/62348.
This chapter illustrates the versatility of MATLAB for building interactive end-user software applications to support pedagogy of a multiscale modeling approach to computational materials engineering. The case studies presented here demonstrate how pre-existing codes that model complex material behaviour, even if written in compiled computer languages like Fortran or C++, may be utilized as computational libraries for model calibration software tools built with MATLAB. Intended for students in computational engineering (mechanics and materials), these tools execute on personal computers without MATLAB if the MATLAB Runtime shared libraries are installed. Publications co-authored by students using these tools to calibrate material models and to investigate the performance of engineering materials indicate that the tools enable advances in engineering design from a computational engineering perspective.