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.
- Shear, dilation, and swap: mixing in the limit of fast diffusion. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of solids.
- Mechanics of supercooled liquids. Journal of Applied Mechanics.
- The influence of microstructure and composition on the plastic behaviour of Dual-Phase steels. Acta Materialia.
- Reactive flow in solids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.
- Homogenization of elasto-(visco)plastic composites based on an incremental variational principle. International Journal of Plasticity.