Research

Areas of Interest:

  • Solid Mechanics, Continuum mechanics
  • Computational mechanics, Numerical methods
  • Experimental mechanics, Experimental methods
  • Constitutive modeling: Elasticity and Inelasticity (Viscoelasticity, Mechanical Damage, Viscoplasticity, etc...)
  • Metals, Thermoplastics, Composites and Biological Tissues

Research Topics:

1. Numerical Characterization (Constitutive Modeling)

i. Constitutive Modeling based on a Variational Approach

ii. Viscoelaticity, Visco-elastoplasticity, Anisotropic behavior, Mechanical Damage, Hyperelasticity, etc

iii. Main Applications:

a) Thermoplastic Materials
b) Biological Tissues

2. Experimerical Characterization

i. Quasi-static mechanical testing

ii. Dynamical Mechanical Analysis

iii. Temperature and Environmental Control

iv. Arcan Tests

v. Main Applications:

a) Thermoplastic Materials

b) Biological Tissues

3. Numerical-experimental Characterization

i. Inverse Problems (Material parameter Identification)

ii. Finite Element Model Updating (FEMU)

a) Finite Element Method
b) Experimental Testing
c) Optical Displacement Measurements
d) Advanced constitutive models
f) Real geometries (components)
g) Multi-objective optimization

iii. Main Applications:

a) Thermoplastic Materials
b) Biological Tissues