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.
Andrade Recognized by the National Assembly of Ecuador
José E. Andrade receives Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte medal for scientific and research accomplishments from the National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador. [Read more]
Compaction Bands in Sandstone are Permeable
José E. Andrade and colleagues have analyzed X-ray images of Aztec sandstone and revealed that compaction bands are actually more permeable than earlier models indicated. [Read more]
Professor Andrade Receives the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award
José E. Andrade, Associate Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, has been selected by the Geo-Institute Board of Governors of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) to receive the 2011 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award. [Read more]