Solid Mechanics

  • Elasticity of Nonhomogeneous Media and Functionally Graded Materials
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Vibrations, Nonlinear Vibrations
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Experimental and computational micromechanics
  • Neutron/x-ray diffraction for exploring internal strains
  • Residual stress measurement with the slitting method
  • Metallic glasses
  • Wind Energy Applications, design, analysis and manufacturing of composite wind turbine blades
  • Manufacturing and mechanical properties of nanocomposites, filled and reinforced engineering plastics and rubber.
  • Characterization of plastic materials (cure kinetics and crystallization using DSC, DTMA) for process modeling.
  • Processing of advanced fiber reinforced composites and nanocomposites
  • Modeling and Measurement of Residual Stresses
  • Finite element modeling of thermoplastic and thermoset composites processing including heat transfer, crystallization/curing, material response, shrinkage, residual stress development and warpage
  • Fatigue and fracture of metallic materials
  • Elastic-plastic modeling of cyclic loading in metals.
  • Road simulation testing of automotive components and substructures
  • Finite Strain Viscoelasticity
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Solid Rocket Propellants
  • Soft Tissues
  • Heart Valves
  • Pneumatic Tires
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Composites design and manufacturing
  • Structural optimization
  • Modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Analysis of structures by finite elements