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Dr. Oana Cazacu
Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida
email: cazacu@reef.ufl.edu                                       

THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS RESEARCH GROUP


                   
Dr. Benoit Revil-Baudard          
Research Scientist                   
revil@ufl.edu                         

Dr. Nitin Chandola

Postdoctoral Associate

nitinchandola@ufl.edu

Objectives:  

  • Push the knowledge envelope of metallic material behavior under combined loadings for a variety of strain rates: from low-rate => dynamic
  •  Develop new theoretical models for prediction of plastic anisotropic deformation of metals and alloys.
  •  Develop predictive capabilities for damage and fracture.
  • Develop new numerical models and algorithms which can be used to solve problems in Industry.

Pay-off:

  • Predict material response for conditions where experiments are difficult/expensive to perform or not feasible.
  • Reduce the lead time of transfer of new materials into industrial systems and guide material design.

Research and Engineering Education Facility

Shalimar, FL-32579

Phone: (850)833-9350

Fax:     (850)833-9366