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Dr. Qiushi Chen

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

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Areas of Interest:
Geotechnical Engineering and Computational Geomechanics
Localizations and Instabilities in Geomaterials
Numerical Modeling of Geomaterials, Metals and Hydride Materials
Multi-scale and Multi-physics Problems in Porous Medium
Random Field Finite Element

B.S., Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2006
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University, 2009
Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University, 2011

Classes typically taught:
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Finite Element Methods
Computational Inelasticity

Professional Society Memberships/Registration:
Member of Engineering Mechanics Institute
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT), Michigan, 2007

Sample Publications:

Q. Chen, A.E. Seifried, J.E. Andrade and J.W. Baker. Characterization of random fields and their impact on the mechanics of geosystems at multiple scales. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36: 140--165, 2012.
J.E. Andrade, Q. Chen, P.B.H. Le, C.F. Avila and M.T. Evans. On the rheology of dilative granular media: bridging solid- and fluid-like behavior. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 60: 1122 – 1136, 2012.
Q. Chen, J.E. Andrade and E. Samaniego. AES for multiscale localization modeling in granular media. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200: 2473 -- 2483, 2010.
X. Tu, J.E. Andrade and Q. Chen. Return mapping for nonsmooth and multiscale elastoplasticity. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 198: 2286--2296, 2009.

Graduate Student Recruitment:
Computational geomechanics is an interdisciplinary topic, which is at the interface of geotechnical engineering, applied mechanics, computational science and material science. Prospective MS and PhD students who are interested in this area are always encouraged to apply to join my group.

Qiushi Chen
Contact Information:
Office:320 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3330
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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