Computational mechanics, including computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, chemo-mechanics, machine learning in mechanics, multiscale problems, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics-structure interaction, and generalized finite element methods.
My research seek to develop an understanding of how the engineering, environmental and petrophysical properties of porous media (soils, fractured rock, biological tissues) affect measurable geophysical responses, and subsequently develop methodologies by which these properties can be obtained from...
Structural dynamics, structural control, and related applications of controllable materials, especially the use of electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers for structural vibration suppression. This work encompasses rheology, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, visco-elasticity, non-linear...
Associate Professor of the Practice for Sustainable Systems Analysis (primary appt: Earth and Ocean Sciences) and Faculty Director Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis, Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce
Jeffrey N. Vinik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.
Finite element methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics, multiphase porous media flows, computational methods for fluid and solid materials under extreme load conditions, turbulent flow computations, instability phenomena.
Experimental verification of low-order nonlinear dynamical
behavior (including chaos) using mechanical models.
The interaction between dynamics and buckling including secondary
Time series analysis in the context of condition monitoring...
Natural and man-made systems with coupled phenomena. Environmental Geomechanics, Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, Mechanics of Multiphase Porous Materials. Area of activities at Duke University: Thermo-mechanical behavior of soils, soil desiccation and shrinkage.