Funded Research Projects
(i) Funded by Government Agencies:
  • 2010-2013 PI, NSF GOALI with General Motors (Co-PI: R. Mishra) “High-Strain Rate Deformation and Failure of Magnesium Alloys”
          More Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1000303
  • 2008-2010 PI, NSF GOALI with ALCOA (Co-PI: J.W. Yoon) “Effects of Directional Hardening and Texture Evolution on Earing During Cup Drawing”
          More Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0800197
  • 2008-2010 PI, AFOSR “On Modeling Plasticity of Heterogeneous Anisotropic Media Using The Discontinuous Velocity Domain Splitting Method”
  • 2008-2013 PI, US Air Force “Development of Constitutive Model for Description of the Role of Texture on Void Growth in Metallic Materials Displaying Tension/Compression Asymmetry”
  • 2008-2010 PI, US Air Force “Development of Constitutive Model for Sand” 2009. Co-PI (90% funding; P.I. J. Rogacki), AFOSR, “3rd US-France Workshop on Damage and Failure of Heterogeneous Materials”
          More Details: http://www.reef.ufl.edu/ICACM_website/Symposia.html
  • 2005-2008 PI, US Air Force “Development of a Micro-Scale Methodology for Prediction of the Macroscopic Anisotropic Stress-Strain Response to Textured Metals Under Dynamic Loading”.
  • 2007-2008 PI. AFOSR “On Modeling Anisotropic Grain Level Behavior of Particulate Materials”.
  • 2004-2007 PI. AFOSR “Investigation into the combined effects of compaction, strain rate sensitivity, and anisotropic damage of a geologic target on the trajectory stability of rigid penetrators”
  • 2006-2007 Co-PI. AFOSR (PI J. Rogacki) “US-France Workshop on Advances in Bridging Scales in Computation”.
          More Details: http://www.reef.ufl.edu/ICACM_website/Symposia.html
  • 2003-2005 PI, NSF “Interdisciplinary Investigation of Warm Forming of Magnesium Alloy Sheet”. PI, US Air Force “Theoretical and experimental investigation of blast resistant window systems”
  • 2003-2004 PI, US Air Force “On modeling penetration in compressible rate dependent media”
  • 2004-2005 PI, US Air Force “Non-Newtonian compressible fluid formulations in view of application to penetration into porous/brittle media” Co-PI, US Air Force (PI: N.D. Cristescu) “Steady flow of a particulate target medium over a projectile; Experiments and Modeling”.
  • 2000-2001 Co-PI, US Air Force (PI: N.D. Cristescu) “Experiments and Modeling of Virgin and Damaged Concrete and Geomaterials”.
(ii) Funded by Industrial Organizations:
  • 2010-2011 PI, General Motors, “Ductile Failure of Hexagonal Metals
  • 2008-2009 PI, Alcoa 2007-2008 PI, General Motors, “Formability of Hexagonal Metals”
  • 2006-2007 PI, General Motors, “Modeling of plasticity of hexagonal metals”
  • 2003-2004 PI, Alcoa Inc.“Constitutive modeling of anisotropic plasticity in aluminum alloys”
  • 2000-2001 PI, Alcoa Inc “Constitutive Modeling of Anisotropic Materials”
  • 2000-2002 Co-PI, H.B. Fuller Co project (PI. R.W. Mei and J.F. Klausner) “Powder Flow, Fluidization and Compaction”.