Verification & Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials

As the utilization of predictive computational modeling for reducing time and cost of new mechanical structures, materials systems, and manufacturing technologies continues to grow, the widespread need for verification and validation (V&V) of these models cannot be overestimated. Verification & Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials aims to help chart a course for widespread adoption of robust V&V among computational modelers and experimentalists in mechanics and materials science and engineering, while also taking advantage of the foundation that has already been laid in V&V in a variety of communities. The outputs of an invited participant workshop, bringing together internationally recognized researchers and thought leaders on the topic, serve as the basis for the final report. This study was conducted by TMS on behalf of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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Study Features

  • Examines the current state of verification and validation of computational models in the mechanics of materials community with the goal of initiating development and widespread adoption of robust approaches.
  • Identifies a number of barriers inhibiting the widespread adoption of robust verification and validation approaches within the mechanics of materials community.
  • Offers recommendations and detailed action plans on how individuals, groups, and organizations can get involved to stimulate rapid progress in this area.

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  • Suggested Citation: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Verification & Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials (Pittsburgh, PA: TMS, 2019). Electronic copies available at www.tms.org/verificationandvalidation .

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Workshop Participants

  • Sez Atamturktur
    Provost’s Distinguished Professor;
    Assistant Vice President for Research Development, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department,
    Clemson University

  • Mark Benedict
    Senior Materials Engineer,
    Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Ramin Bostanabad
    Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department,
    Northwestern University

  • Wei Chen
    Wilson-Cook Professor,Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering Departments,
    Northwestern University

  • Jo Culbertson
    Program Manager,
    National Science Foundation

  • George Deodatis*
    Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor;
    Chair, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department,
    Columbia University

  • James Elele
    Lead for Verification, Validation, and Accreditation,
    United States Navy

  • John Foster
    Associate Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics Departments,
    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Simos Gerasimidis
    Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Roger Ghanem*
    Gordon S. Marshall Professor, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments,
    University of Southern California

  • Lori Graham-Brady
    Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments;
    Director, Modeling Complex Systems Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (MCS IGERT) Program;
    Associate Director, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI),
    Johns Hopkins University

  • Mircea Grigoriu
    Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
    Cornell University

  • Johann Guilleminot
    Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments,
    Duke University

  • Surya Kalidindi*
    Professor, Mechanics of Materials, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering,
    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Jaroslaw Knap
    Staff Scientist,
    Army Research Laboratory

  • Marisol Koslowski
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,
    Purdue University

  • Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou
    Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department,
    Columbia University

  • Jia-Liang Le
    Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Department, Center for Transportation Studies,
    University of Minnesota

  • B.-L. “Les” Lee
    Program Manager,
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  • Adrian Lew
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,
    Stanford University

  • Bo Li
    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department,
    Case Western Reserve University

  • Wing Kam Liu
    Walter P. Murphy Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments,
    Northwestern University

  • Juan G Londono
    Project Engineer,
    Thornton Tomasetti

  • Mostafa Mobasher
    Project Engineer,
    Thornton Tomasetti

  • David Moorcroft*
    Research Mechanical Engineer,
    Federal Aviation Administration

  • Kathryn Maupin
    Postdoctoral Appointee,
    Sandia National Laboratories

  • Caglar Oskay
    Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments;
    Director, Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering,
    Vanderbilt University

  • Stefanos Papanikolaou
    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department,
    West Virginia University

  • Pras Pathmanathan
    Staff Scientist,
    United States Food and Drug Administration

  • Serge Prudhomme
    Professor, Mathematical and Industrial Engineering Department,
    École Polytechnique Montréal

  • Siddiq Qidwai
    Program Director,
    National Science Foundation

  • Robert Sargent
    Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Computer Sciences Department,
    Syracuse University

  • Dominik Schillinger
    Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Department,
    University of Minnesota

  • Michelle Schwalbe
    Director, Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics,
    National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

  • Carolyn Seepersad*
    Associate Professor;
    General Dynamics Endowed Faculty Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Department,
    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Michael Shields
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University

  • Steve WaiChing Sun (Planning Team Chair)*
    Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department,
    Columbia University

  • Veera Sundaraghavan*
    Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department,
    University of Michigan

  • Kirubel Teferra
    Mechanical Engineer,
    United States Naval Research Laboratory

  • Jaimie Tiley
    Program Officer,
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  • Vikas Tomar
    Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics Department,
    Purdue University

  • Michael Tonks
    Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department,
    University of Florida

  • Greg Wagner
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,
    Northwestern University


* Project Planning Team Member

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