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Dr. Mica Grujicic

Wilfred P. and Helen S. Tiencken Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 241 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-5639
Fax: (864) 656-4435

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Dr. Grujicic joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1988.  His main area of research is the use of a holistic top-down multi-disciplinary multi-length/time scale engineering approach to elucidate complex interrelations and laws governing the behavior and performance of various engineering systems in their manufacturing, in-service and end-of-life environments.  In 2007, Dr. Grujicic received the McQueen Quattlebaum Research Award which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in research in engineering within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.


PhD, M. I. T., 1983
M. Eng., Belgrade University, Yugoslavia, 1978
B. Eng., Metallurgy, Belgrade University, Yugoslavia, 1975 

Research Interests

Ballistic-and Blast-impact mitigation, high-fidelity materials model development, and system-integration based computational engineering.

Selected Publications

M. Grujicic, V. Sellappan, T. He, N. Seyr, A. Obieglo, M. Erdmann, and J. Holzleitner, "Total Life-Cycle Based Materials Selection for Polymer Metal Hybrid Body-In-White Automotive Components", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, accepted for publication, July 2008.

M. Grujicic, G. Arakere, T. He, W. C. Bell and B. A. Cheeseman, "A Ballistic Material Model for Cross-Plied Unidirectional Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber-Reinforced Armor-Grade Composites", Materials Science and Engineering A, 498, pp. 231-241, 2008.

M. Grujicic, G. Arakere, H. K. Nallagatla, W. C. Bell, I. Haque, "Computational Investigation of Blast Survivability and Off-road Performance of an Up-armored High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)", Journal of Automobile Engineering, accepted for publication, December 2008.

M. Grujicic, G. Arakere, T. He, W. C. Bell, P. S. Glomski, B. A. Cheeseman, "Multi-scale Ballistic Material Modeling of Cross-plied Armor-grade Composites Reinforced with Oriented Ultra-high Molecular-weight Polyethylene Fibers", Journal of Composite Materials, accepted for publication, February 2009. 

M. Grujicic, B. Pandurangan, G. Arakere, W. C. Bell, T. He, X. Xie, "Seat-cushion and Soft-tissue Material Modeling and a Finite Element Investigation of the Seating Comfort for Passenger-vehicle Occupants," Materials and Design, accepted for publication, April 2009.

Mica Grujicic