Welcome to TAMU MECHANICS and the Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML), which is dedicated to state-of-the-art research in the development of novel mathematical models and numerical simulation of a variety of physical phenomena. In recent years, our group has pioneered practical development of least-squares based finite element models for boundary and initial value problems, 7- and 12-parameter shell theories and their finite element models using spectral approximations, and nonlocal beam and plate theories using the ideas of Eringen, Mindlin, Koiter, an edge-based finite element approach (GraFEM) for study of damage and fracture in brittle materials, and others. The group also developed thermodynamically based strain gradient elasticity theory (that contains Mindlin’s model as a special case) and internal polar continuum theories in which varying internal rates of rotations and conjugate moments are incorporated in the derivations of the conservation and balance laws. Some of the research projects carried out at ACML, see Research section of this website.
The TAMU MECHANICS website not only highlights the recent research works of the group, but it also contains many educational and research materials and source codes of finite element and other computer programs, which may prove to be helpful to those who wish to learn and strengthen their technical background in applied mechanics in general and the finite element method and its applications in particular. Please read the disclaimers before you use the website and its contents.