The broad aim of our research is to develop theoretical and computational methods combined with experiments for the assessment, design, optimization and manufacturing of novel materials and structures in various applications. In particular, we are interested in problems related to additive manufacturing of materials, hierarchical materials, multifunctional composites, and image-based (CT, MRI) multiscale modeling of biological materials.
Additive manufacturing of materials
Modeling fracture of AM polymers printed at 45°/-45° raster angles with various inter-filament bonding strengths.
Soft materials, flexible and deployable structures
Hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
References: J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Proc R Soc A, 2009; M. Ostoja-Starzewski and J. Li, ZAMP, 2009; J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Int J Eng Sci, 2011; M. Ostoja-Starzewski, J. Li, H. Joumaa and P.N. Demmie, ZAMM, 2013.
Thermo-elasto-plasticity, fracture and deformation patterns
References: J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ASME J App Mech, 2010; J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Proc R Soc A, 2010; J. Li, A. Saharan, S. Koric and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Phil Mag, 2012; J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ASCE J Eng Mech, 2014.
Image-based (CT, MRI) multiscale modeling of biological materials
References: E. Hamed, E. Novitskaya, J. Li, P.-Y. Chen, I. Jasiuk and J. McKittrick, Acta Biomater, 2012; E. Hamed, E. Novitskaya, J. Li, I. Jasiuk and J. McKittrick, Mat Sci Eng C, 2015; M. Chittenden, A. Najafi, J. Li and I. Jasiuk, J Mech Med Biol, 2015.