Nowadays, engineering structures are more complex, so advanced tools are needed to satisfy safety demands in the design process. If the loading conditions are out of the prescribed range, non-permissible deformation occurs, and structures become damaged, which can cause failure. Therefore, the prediction and prevention of damage-induced failure are mandatory. Experiments are often expensive or impracticable, so computational modeling tools can be used as a complementary solution for predicting the damage and failure of structures due to accidental loadings or deterioration due to corrosion. There are many Finite Element Method simulation software, but neither has the features of advanced Phase-Field damage Modeling (PFM) as a general novel approach to predict damage and health monitoring through integration into Building Information Model (BIM) and Digital Twin (DT) solution. The PROMINENT team will develop a new PFM-based software tool, PAK-DAM, specialized for predicting damage evolution in engineering structures, including contact and coupled problems loading and boundary conditions. It will be possible to extend the application to cutting-edge materials such as Shape Memory Alloys. The PAK-DAM simulation results will be ready for integration into the BIM and DT systems. Testing specimens will be investigated under static and dynamic loading scenarios to identify material parameters for software calibration. The verification will be proposed by comparing the simulation, experimental results, and case studies from the literature. The PAK-DAM software tool will improve the structural design process and increase the visibility of the PROMINENT team. It will be essential for the safety, design reviews, integrity, reliability assessment, and health monitoring of infrastructural objects such as dams, bridges, buildings, water towers, and engineering structures in automotive, aircraft, airspace, ships, biomedical, and electric power industries.

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