Research background & interests:
My over-arching research interest lies in understanding the flow, transport, and mechanics of collections of discrete particles and predicting their emergent behavior. I am interested in applying this understanding to study coupled multi-physical phenomena in biomedical applications, advanced manufacturing processes, and materials design. Thus, my research lies at the interface of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and computational methods (including finite element and discrete element method).
Current and past research
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Software library for discrete element simulations
An integral part of my research on discrete element methods is the design and development of a general-purpose computer simulation library for 2D and 3D discrete element simulations. The primary design goals were flexibility of incorporating coupled multiphysical phenomena at the particle level, and maintainability. The library is object-oriented, and modular, and programmed in Fortran 2003 standard. Special features include libraries for importing simulation data into VTK formats, and TecPlot readable formats for post-processing, and an extensive documentation and user-manual. I continue to actively develop and add features to the library. If you are interested, please send me an email, and we can chat about further details.