A concept for data-driven computational mechanics in the presence of polymorphic uncertain properties

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The proposed concept of data-driven computational mechanics, introduced in [1], enables to bypass the material modeling step within structural analyses entirely by carrying out calculations directly based on experimentally obtained stress–strain data. The material behavior of composite materials (e.g. concrete, reinforced concrete) is strongly dependent on heterogeneities. Based on numerical homogenization methods, which are premised on the concept of scale separation, the mechanical behavior of the heterogeneous mesoscale is considered within the structural analysis of the homogeneous macroscopic continuum. Uncertainties within mesoscale material parameters cause uncertain macroscopic behavior. Aleatoric and epistemic uncertainty are distinguished, combined consideration is realized through polymorphic uncertainty models. In this contribution, a decoupled numerical homogenization scheme with the purpose of taking polymorphic mesoscale uncertainties into account utilizing the method of data-driven computing is introduced. In contrast to existing methods, material uncertainties are considered within one data set containing uncertain stress–strain states instead of multiple data sets. This enables uncertainty assessment by executing the macroscopic structural analysis only once, which leads to efficiency improvements by orders of magnitude and the opportunity to account for polymorphic uncertainties by taking advantage of the data-driven concept. The proposed methodologies are demonstrated by means of structural examples and the advantages compared to existing methods are pointed out.


FachzeitschriftEngineering Structures
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 15 Sept. 2022

Externe IDs

Scopus 85134695093
unpaywall 10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114672
WOS 000840982700001
ORCID /0000-0003-4423-9577/work/141543617


ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete


  • Data-driven computational mechanics, Neares tneighbor search, Numerical homogenization, Polymorphic uncertainty