Welcome to the Mechanics of Materials research group in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Monash University.  Our research aims at understanding the mechanical and functional behaviour of materials by developing novel physics-based models and simulation tools at the relevant length scale.  We are particularly interested in problems that involve a strong coupling between mechanics and chemistry.  Current research projects focus on a variety of materials ranging from composites and alloys to energy-storage materials and soft materials.

Areas of interest:

  • Continuum mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Kinetics.
  • Constitutive modelling, Elasticity, Viscoelasticity, Plasticity.
  • Micromechanics, Homogenization theory, Computational homogenization.
  • Coupled-field problems, Solid-state diffusion and chemical reactions.
  • Computational mechanics, Finite Element methods.


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