About Me

Specialist Subjects: Computational methods in solid, structural and fluid mechanics; Computational modelling of material behaviour, Multiscale modelling of materials and structures, Fluid-structure interaction, Free surface and interface flows, Adaptive solution strategies for non-linear problems

My Research

Fundamental contributions to the numerical treatment of elasto-plastic/elasto-viscoplastic problems involving finite strains and deformations.

Contributed prominently to the computational modelling of frictional contact problems and to the simulation of progressively damaging solids

Significant contributions to research into adaptive mesh refinement procedures for elasto-plastic materials with evolving geometries, and the development of iterative equation solution procedures for large-scale engineering problems

Recent significant research contributions include novel computational strategies for fluid-structure interaction and fluid flows with free surfaces and interfaces incorporating surface tension

Actively involved in research on multiscale modelling of materials and structures

Publications

  1. & An analysis of the time integration algorithms for the finite element solutions of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations based on a stabilised formulation. , 1177-1226.
  2. & Computational strategies for predictive geology with reference to salt tectonics. , 5195-5222.
  3. & A computational framework for fluid-structure interaction: Finite element formulation and applications. , 5754-5779.
  4. & A Fully Implicit Computational Strategy for Strongly Coupled Fluid–Solid Interaction. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering 14(3), 205-247.
  5. & An adaptive remeshing strategy for flows with moving boundaries and fluid-structure interaction. , 1009-1050.

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Teaching

  • EG-326 Engineering of Foundation

    This module focuses on basic principles and methodologies for analysis and design of engineering foundations. Mechanical concepts underlying the bearing capacity and serviceability are established from the continuum mechanics principles, and applied to the design of engineering foundations. Both shallow and deep foundations are considered, subject to different soil characteristics, loading conditions and construction techniques. Basic techniques of design for realistic foundations will be established by employing the Eurocode.

  • EGEM03 Continuum Mechanics

    This module is concerned with the fundamentals of solid mechanics with particular attention given to elastic solids. Generic continuum mechanics concepts are introduced including basic geometric relations, balance principles and constitutive theory. This provides a basis for approximation methods and finite element method, in particular. Solution techniques of classical elasticity are employed in the solution of several engineering problems, including torsion of cylindrical bars and two-dimensional problems of elasticity.

  • EGIM03 Solid Mechanics

    This module is concerned with the fundamentals of solid mechanics with particular attention given to elastic solids. Generic continuum mechanics concepts are introduced including basic geometric relations, balance principles and constitutive theory. This provides a basis for approximation methods and finite element method, in particular. Solution techniques of classical elasticity are employed in the solution of several engineering problems, including torsion of cylindrical bars and two-dimensional problems of elasticity.

  • EGIM08 Computational Plasticity

    This module is concerned with basic concepts and methods of computational plasticity. Essential steps required in numerical integration of elasto-plastic constitutive models are first discussed in a one-dimensional setting. Concepts of plasticity under multiaxial stress states are introduced and several yield criteria are described including von Mises, Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager yield criteria. Details of numerical integration are provided for the von Mises yield criterion. Understanding of basic concepts and practical applications are strengthened through the programming exercises focusing on one-dimensional problems, and use of computational codes under multiaxial state of stress. Computer simulations of structural and geotechnical problems are performed, with the objective of understanding the concepts of engineering failure and limit state.

Supervision

  • 'Towards a predictive multi-scale, thermodynamically consistent constitutive model for mechanically-induced martensitic phase transformations' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Computational Strategies for Interaction of Fluids and Flexible Beam Structures (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Computational modelling of Touch (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Simulation of hydrodynamics in flexible fibre arrays (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Constitutive Models for Sediment Evolution in Geological Basins (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • 'Mixed Galerkin and Least-Squares Formulations for Isogeometric Analysis' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • 'Numerical Modelling of Interaction between Compressible Fluid Flow and solid Structures' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Aspects of interface modelling in fluid-structure interaction problems (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • 'Finite Element Modelling of Three Dimensional Fluid Structure Interaction' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Computational multi-scale constitutive model for wood cell wall mechanics (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Computational modelling of structures using discrete and finite elements. (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Computational strategies for multi-scale analysis of solids: small and large strain formulations (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Development of a Computational Framework Coupling the Non-Newtonian Lattice Boltzmann Method and the Discrete Element Method with Application to Block Caving (awarded 2009)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Numerical procedures for stabalised finite element formulation of fluid flows with reference to one-dimentional applications (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Analysis of a Gauss-Seidel solution Strategy for Coupled Problems based on a One-Dimensional Model Problem. (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Characterisation of Materials with Hyperelastic Microstructures through Computational Homogenisation and Optimisation Methods (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Multi-Scale Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Computational Strategies for Multiscale Analysis of Material Behaviour (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Finite Element Analysis of the Schrodinger Equation (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Untitled (awarded 2004)

    Student name:
    MRes

External Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board Membership, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board Membership, Computational Mechanics

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board Membership, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board Membership, Engineering Computations

    2010 - Present

  • Editorial Board Membership, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

    2010 - Present

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2004 Fellowship of the IACM (International Association of Computational Mechanics)
2003 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Member
1978 Rector’s Award, University of Zagreb
1979 Rector’s Award, University of Zagreb