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Mechanical & Materials Engineering



Mehrdad Negahban
Professor
U.S.-Director, Advanced Mechanics and Materials Engineering International Laboratory (AMME-International)


Mehrdad Negahban

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Mehrdad Negahban Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. (1988): University of Michigan, Applied Mechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Dissertation: "Material Symmetry and the Evolution of Anisotropies in First Gradient Theories of Nonlinear Material Behavior; Inelasticity; Polymer Crystallization."
  • M.S.E. (1984): University of Michigan, Applied Mechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • B.S. (1982): Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Ames, Iowa

New Book: Published 2012

Recently Published

  • International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Acta Mechanica
  • Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
  • Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

Lab

Courses Taught

  • Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Advanced Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Introduction to the Finite Element Method, Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis, Continuum Mechanics, Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics, Viscoelasticity, Theory of Plasticity, Large Deformation Plasticity

Curriculum Vitae

Education


  • Ph.D. (1988): University of Michigan, Applied Mechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Dissertation: "Material Symmetry and the Evolution of Anisotropies in First Gradient Theories of Nonlinear Material Behavior; Inelasticity; Polymer Crystallization."
  • M.S.E. (1984): University of Michigan, Applied Mechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • B.S. (1982): Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Ames, Iowa

Current Research


Dr. Negahban's research areas include:

  • Theoretical, computational, and experimental studies to characterize large deformation thermo-mechanical response of materials, in particular polymers.
  • Simulation of the effects of crystallization on the mechanical behavior of polymers under large deformations.
  • The study of the effects of crystallization on failure and the redistribution of stress in polymer matrix composites. Simulation of the manufacturing of thin film extruded polymers.
  • Experimental investigation and theoretical modeling of large plastic forming and shape recovery in amorphous polymers.

Recent Publications


  • M. Negahban, A. Goel, L. Zhang, "Evaluating the development of elastic anisotropy with plastic flow," Acta Mechanica, vol. 208, 2009, pages 259267.
  • M. Negahban, A. Goel, P. Marchon, A. Azizinamini, "Geometrically Exact Nonlinear Extended-Reissner/Mindlin Shells: Fundamentals, Finite Element Formulation, Elasticity," International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics vol. 10, 2009, pages 430-449.
  • L. Delbreilh, M. Negahban, M.Benzohra, C. Lacabanne, J.-M. Saiter, "Glass transition investigated by a combined protocol using thermostimulated depolarization currents and differential scanning calorimetry," Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry vol. 96, 2009, pages 865-871.
  • A. Goel, K. Strabala, M. Negahban, J. Turner, "Modeling the development of elastic anisotropy with plastic flow for glassy polycarbonate," Polymer Engineering and Science vol. 49, 2009, pages 1951-1959.
  • J.-M. Saiter, M. Negahban, P. dos Santos Claro, P. Delabare and M.-R. Garda, "Quantitative and Transient DSC Measurements I. Heat Capacity and Glass Transition," Journal of Materials Education, vol. 30, 2008, pages 51-95.
  • M. Negahban, K. Strabala, P. Delabarre, A. Goel, R. Feng, J. Grenet, "Temperature dependence of the back-stress in shear for glassy polycarbonate," Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 258, 2007, pages 142-151.

Recent Graduates


  • Ashwani Kumar Goel, Ph.D., "Large deformation thermodynamically consistent constitutive model for glassy polymers," University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, December, 2009.
  • Pierre Delabarre (with Jean-Marc Saiter), Master M2, Materials Engineering (CEMPI), "The Characterization of polycarbonate by DMA and other mechanical testing," University of Rouen, Rouen, France, September, 2004.
  • Kyle Wayne Strabala, "The Effects of Combined Compression and Aging on the Properties of Glassy Polycarbonate," MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August, 2009.
  • Kyle Wayne Strabala, "The Effects of Combined Compression and Aging on the Properties of Glassy Polycarbonate," MS, Materials Engineering, University of Rouen, Rouen, France, August, 2009.
  • Cline Hayot, "Viscoelastic properties of the cell walls of Arabidopsis thaliana using nanoindentation," MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August, 2009.
  • Cline Hayot, "Viscoelastic properties of the cell walls of Arabidopsis thaliana using nanoindentation," MS, Materials Engineering, University of Rouen, Rouen, France, August, 2009.
  • Ruojuan Ma, Ph.D., now with Visteon. Thesis: "A study of the influence of uniform crystallization on the mechanical response of polymers and polymer-matrix composites"
  • Juliet Dauphin, "Crystallization studies in PET"-University of Rouen, France.
  • Philippe Dos Santos Claro, "Crystallization in PET during ransient thermal loading" - University of Rouen, France.