Computational Mechanics

How can we detect and quantify damage in structures through physical measurements and mathematical modeling?

Computational mechanics involves simulation using finite element and other computational methods, and has become an indispensable part of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. At NC State, we develop advanced methodologies rooted in mechanics, mathematics and computing, as well as adopt existing methods to simulate complex physical phenomena. Avenues of research include finite element methods, constitutive and multiscale modeling, inverse problems, optimization and uncertainty quantification, with applications in material modeling as well as modeling structural, geological and biological systems.