Also Mechanical Engineering dynamics, vibrations and controls -- micro/nano systems -- uncertainty and stochastic systems -- linear/nonlinear system identification -- model reduction/substructuring
continuum mechanics analyses of behavior of modern materials -- nonlinear fracture mechanics of ductile materials (single- and poly-crystalline) and interfaces -- nonlocal constitutive models of composite materials -- dynamic fragmentation -- nanoscale fracture -- nanoscale shape-memory alloys -- discontinuities and shock waves in solids -- applied mathematics
Center for Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science Program, Mechanics and Materials Research Group
finite element analysis -- discrete element analysis -- dynamics of geologic media -- constitutive modeling of geologic discontinuity behavior -- soil structure interaction modeling -- continuum modeling of jointed saturated rock masses
Engineering Mechanics, Geological Engineering Program
Also Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering statistical physics, turbulence and turbulence modeling for engineering and geophysical applications -- applied mathematics, stability theory and fluid dynamics -- field theoretical techniques, the dynamic renormalization group and universality in complex systems
Fusion Technology Institute Primary interest is in the area of neutronics, activation, radiation shielding, and waste management for both DT and D-3He fueled plants for terrestrial and space applications. Extensive experience in experimental and power plant designs. Involved in conceptual designs of numerous national and international...
Sridharan, Kumar - Distinguished Research Professor, Fellow of American Society for Materials
Materials Science and Engineering
Nuclear reactor materials research and development, mechanical behavior of materials, physical metallurgy, corrosion of materials, irradiation effects in materials, surface modification and coatings including nano-scale processes and materials, ion implantation, ion-materials interactions, plasma-assisted thin film deposition, cold spray materials deposition, wear, materials characterization, and materials applications, challenges, and solutions for industrial applications.
Also Materials Science and Engineering
Computational materials science for materials design. -- Ab initio electronic structure methods and multiscale techniques for large time / length scales and thermokinetics. -- Ab initio based modeling of electrochemical systems and processes. -- Application areas: Nuclear materials, Battery and fuel cell electrodes, Earth mantle materials, Sorption at water mineral interfaces, electronic materials.
Materials Science Program
cryogenic refrigeration systems including mixed gas JT systems, reverse-Brayton systems, pulse-tubes, and hybrid cryocoolers -- thermal-fluid problems in semiconductor manufacturing including immersion lithography, EUV lithography, and nanoimprint -- refrigeration technology
Mechanical Engineering Computational Mechanics Center, Solar Energy Laboratory
Also Materials Science and Engineering Coupling between surface/interfacial chemistry and mechanical properties of ceramics -- Fundamentals of friction & adhesion at the nanoscale -- Nanoindentation and contact mechanics -- Chemistry and mechanics in biological systems (e.g., cell migration, mechanical properties of DNA, biosensing) -- Adsorption at surfaces (e.g., graphite sorptivity) -- Transport at interfaces (e.g., grain boundary transport in materials for nuclear applications) -- Multi-scale modeling of defect and impurity kinetics (e.g., radiation damage of materials)
Materials Science Program
Also Mechanical Engineering Modeling and Simulation of two-phase flows including: -- i) Liquid sprays in a crossflow (desuperheating and Urea SCR applications) -- ii) Liquid breakup and particle advection dynamics -- iii) Multiple droplet impingement heat transfer -- iv) Interface capturing methods (level set and Volume-of-Fluid) -- v) Computational characterization of plunging of liquid jets on a quiescent pool -- vi) Two-phase flow heat transfer numerics
Engine Research Center