Welcome to the webpage for the Henann research group at Brown University. Our research focuses on continuum-level modeling of engineering materials. Predictive continuum modeling is a cornerstone of solid mechanics, invaluable in the design of devices and structures and capable of yielding important physical insights.
Our research focuses on the formulation of new continuum-level constitutive theories for describing material behavior and the quantitative modeling of material behavior through numerical simulation. Some areas of ongoing research include:
- Constitutive models for flow and size-segregation in dense granular materials.
- Large-deformation, viscoelastic constitutive modeling of elastomeric foams.
- Modeling of inertial microcavitation in soft materials.
- Modeling of wave propagation and electromechanical instabilities in dielectric elastomer composites.