Continuum mechanics has wide applicability to explain the problems in solid and fluid mechanics. It provides the basic relations to explain all mechanical phenomenon. I have applied computational continuum mechanics ideas to study various problems in natural hazards engineering, deployable space structures, and non-exhaust emissions, among others.
I develop numerical methods and computational models that facilitate the exploration of theories of continuum mechanics at various length and timescales. I use computational techniques like the Finite Element Method (structures) and Finite Volume Method (fluids) to build research tools that leverage high-performance computing. Check out the Research section for more information.
Most of the developed numerical methods are being converted into research tools and are available for download from the Software page. The shared codes are free for academic usage.
My office is presently located in the NHERI SimCenter at Richmond Field Station, UC Berkeley. However, due to COVID, the best way to reach me is via email.