Our research is directed towards the understanding, modeling, simulation, and quantitative prediction of complex mechanical systems, with special application to geomechanics. We are particularly interested in modeling instabilities in multi-phase porous media under static and dynamic loading by developing robust constitutive models and efficient techniques in computational inelasticity and finite element procedures.


Latest paper

Check out our latest paper "On the contact treatment of non-convex particles in the granular element method", DOI: 10.1007/s40571-014-0019-2. [Read more]


Graduate Student Wins Young Stress Analyst Competition

Mechanical and civil engineering graduate student Ryan Hurley who works with Professor José Andrade has won the the BSSM (British Society for Strain Measurement) Young Stress Analyst Competition at the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM.16). [Read more]

Professor Andrade Featured on “You’re the Expert”

José E. Andrade, Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and his research on earthquake-induced liquefaction and granular materials was featured on You're the Expert, a new live show and public radio program.[Read more]

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