Public Software


Version No.
Click here to downloadMember Only
V-MultiMat Ver.1.0
User registration and login are required to download software.

J. L. Alves, C. Teodosiu, N. Esmaeili Kelishomi

Outline of functionality

V-MultiMat is a non-linear 3D elastoplastic finite element solver, which permits to simulate the mechanical behavior of heterogeneous materials under complex loading conditions and up to very large strains and failure. It is the main contribution of VCAD to the fields of computational mechanics of materials and of materials design.


V-MultiMat incorporates the most relevant phenomenological and micromechanically?based models to describe several mechanical and microstructural phenomena, such as damage and ductile fracture and decohesion. Complex loading conditions can be very easily imposed, in order to study and understand the mechanical behavior of complex materials.

System Requirements

・Windows (32 or 64 bits)
External Software required
・ Intel MKL (Mathematical Kernel Library)

Relationship with other VCAD software and etc.

V-Femis (V-FEM integrated system, used as pre- and post-processor),

Related Papers

N Esmaeili, JL Alves, C Teodosiu, Mechanical modeling and finite element analysis of porous cast products, Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, 74, 1273-1277, 2008.
H Mae, X Teng, Y Bai, T Wierzbicki, Relationships between material ductility and characteristic size of porosity correlated before/after testing of a cast aluminum alloy, Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2008.

L Xue, T Wierzbicki, Numerical simulation of fracture mode transition in ductile plates, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2009.

K Nahshon, JW Hutchinson, Modification of the Gurson Model for shear failure, European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids 27, 2008.

A Weck, DS Wilkinson, Experimental investigation of void coalescence in metallic sheets containing laser drilled holes, Acta Materialia, Vol. 56, 2008.

XP Xue, A Needleman, Void nucleation by inclusions debonding in a crystal matrix. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, 1993.

H Haddadi, C Teodosiu, 3D-analysis of the effect of interfacial debonding on the plastic behaviour of two-phase composites, Computational Materials Science, Vol. 16, Issues 1-4, 1999.