You are cordially invited to the CME Seminar by Dr Raj Das
Light refreshment will be served at 12:30 pm.
Details are as follows
Seminar Presentation School of CME Wednesday 31st August 2016 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm Room: 4.G31 Presenter
Dr. Raj Das University of Auckland
Modelling extreme deformation and dynamic behaviour of materials using mesh-less methods
The seminar will present overview of computational mechanics research at the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials of the University of Auckland. Our research covers both fundamental and applied aspects of material behaviour and failure processes. This presentation will encompass computational modelling of material deformation, damage and fracture using multi-scale techniques in conjunction with mesh-less methods, novel composite materials development and damage tolerance structural optimisation. Multi-scale modelling of damage and fracture progression linking nano to macro scales and associated development of coupled computational modelling tools will be highlighted. The strengths of mesh-less methods will be illustrated with reference to both low to high-speed fractures and small to large scale problems. These include several dynamic fracture and fragmentation processes, such as hypervelocity impact fracture, nano-scale machining, large scale geo-mechanical failures (magma intrusion, caving, slope stability, etc). One of our core areas to be presented is novel impact and blast resistant, light weight composite material developments for aerospace components subjected to high-speed loading and extreme deformations, as occurs in the cases of debris impact on spacecrafts, bird strike on aircraft engines, blast induced failures, etc. Lastly novel shape and topology optimisation methodologies for damage tolerance optimisation, i.e. maximising the residual strength and fatigue life, of aero-structures will be highlighted. Case studies from projects with Royal Australian Air Force and Defence Science and Technology Organisation will be presented to demonstrate the practical implementation and utilities of the developed design and analysis methodologies.
About the Speaker
Dr Raj Das is a principle investigator of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials, and a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current areas of interest include impact response and failure of composite materials, numerical modelling using mesh-less methods, multi-scale modelling, nano-machining, dynamic fracture, damage tolerance based structural optimisation. Dr Das received a PhD in the field of failure analysis and structural optimisation from Monash University, Australia. He developed a range of damage tolerance based optimisation tools, which have been adopted by Australian aerospace industries for optimum designs for fracture strength and fatigue life. Dr Das subsequently worked as a Research Associate in the University of Manchester, UK. On his return to Australia, Dr Das joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as a Senior Research Scientist, where he contributed to the development of mesh-less SPH method for a range of applications. Dr. Raj Das has established strong linkages with aerospace, rail and marine industries and active collaboration with national and international academic institutions. Dr. Das is a member of the National Committee on Applied Mechanics, and is an adjunct professor of the University of Quebec, Canada.
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