Prof. Raul A Radovitzky

Jerome C Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Associate Director, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN)

Primary DLC

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

MIT Room: 33-406

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Computational Solid Mechanics and Fluid
Structure Interaction
Mechanics of Materials
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
High-Performance and Massively Parallel Computing
Aerospace Structures
Numerical Methods
Continuum Mechanics
Explosives (Developing in 2 Phases; Only Become Explosive in the Mixing Phase and, Finding Substitutes)

Research Summary

Professor Radovitzky's Research includes:

* development of numerical models for the analysis of different manufacturing processes in the steel industry
* the formulation of efficient finite element interpolation schemes, the analysis of thermomechanical effects in welding processes
* the Lagrangian formulations of viscous flows with applications to sloshing and wave-breaking
* unstructured tetrahedral mesh generation algorithms
* error estimation and adaptive remeshing schemes for nonlinear dynamic problems
* electromagnetic riveting analysis
* dynamic fracture and fragmentation of glass rods
* dry sliding wear of metals
* efficient algorithms formulation for computation of exponential and logarithmic mappings of square matrices
* scalable Eulerian-fluid/Lagrangian-solid coupling algorithms and shock-capturing schemes for the Lagrangian analysis of shocks in solids.
* multiscale modeling and advanced simulation of material behavior
* polycrystalline plasticity and microstructural evolution
* scalable algorithms for the analysis of coupled fluid-solid problems
* interaction between high-speed flows and highly -deformable solids
* large scale distributed computing
* scalable fragmentation and contact algorithms
* adaptive procedures for nonlinear dynamic problem
* free-surface flows

Recent Work