Welcome to the Computational Mechanics Group under the direction of Professor Albert C. To!
The research focus of our group is on the mechanics of materials using large-scale computer modeling and simulations. Our primary goals are to discover new mechanical behavior in materials and formulate theory for the behavior, design new materials that will enable new engineering applications, and understand the mechanism behind peculiar results observed in experiments. We also develop new computational methods to extend both the time and spatial scales so a wider range of materials can be studied. The computational tools employed in our group include molecular dynamics simulations, finite element/meshfree methods, first-principles methods, and Monte Carlo simulations, and multiscale methods combining some of these methods. Recent research interest is in the mechanical behavior and microstructure of 3D printing materials.