Professor Paul Steinmann

  • Professor of Computational Engineering Science (Infrastructure & Environment)

Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the areas of geometrically non-linear continuum mechanics and continuum physics with a strong focus on computational engineering. My research activities as a result cover the broad field from material modelling, multi-scale methods, configurational/failure/fracture mechanics, non-standard continua, multi-physics problems to general developments in finite element and discretisation methods.

Major scientific contributions are, e.g., in the following areas:

electro- and magneto-mechanics: phenomenological modelling and simulation of smart materials that exhibit geometrically nonlinear deformations and that change their mechanical behaviour in response to the application of electric or magnetic fields.

surface mechanics: accounting for the important role of surface and interface thermodynamics on the mechanical and non-mechanical response of miniaturized devices.

gradient plasticity: extension of classical plasticity by the addition of dislocation density motivated terms to account for scale dependence applicable to metals at the micron scale and below.

polymer curing: phenomenological and micro-mechanically based material models for the simulation of elastic and visco-elastic polymers that undergo curing processes and volume shrinkage.

configurational mechanics: field of continuum mechanics concerned with changes of the material manifold, with applications for example in fracture mechanics and growth.

Biography

I graduated with distinction from Universität Hannover as Civil Engineer in 1988. Afterwards I was research assistant at the Institute for Mechanics at Universität Karlsruhe, where I finished his PhD on “Localization Phenomena in Plastomechanics” with distinction in 1992. “Habilitation” and Venia Legendi in Mechanics for “Modelling and Simulation of Ductile Crystalline Materials” followed at Universität Hannover (completed 1996). I am Full Professor and head of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at FAU, where I served as spokesperson of the Department (2009-2011). I was appointed the same position at Universität Kaiserslautern (1997-2007), where I served as (Vice)-Dean (2001-2006). Since 2017 I am also Professor of Computational Engineering Science and Director of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (GCEC) at the University of Glasgow.


Grants

UK Grants since 2017

EPSRC Strategic Support Package
Engineering of Active Materials by Multiscale/Multiphysics Computational Mechanics

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award 2017


Additional information

ORCID  /  SCOPUS  /  RESEARCH GATE  /  GOOGLE SCHOLAR

My track record includes the above frequently cited publications in reviewed international journals in the fields of Continuum Mechanics, Material Mechanics and Computational Mechanics. I have contributed > 200 presentations, regularly as invited speaker at conferences. In 2006, I received both the IACM Fellow and the EUROMECH Fellow Awards. In 2011, I was awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Investigator Grant. In 2017, I was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

I was editor of the GAMM-Mitteilungen, Wiley (2005-2016), of 'Mechanics of Material Forces', Springer, 2005 (jointly with G.A. Maugin), of ‘Progress in the Theory and Numerics of Configurational Forces’, Springer (2009), and author of ‘Geometrical Foundations of Continuum Mechanics’, Springer (2015). I was editor of several special volumes in CMAME, IJSS, IJNME, IJES, Phil. Mag., and serve regularly as reviewer for about 20 international journals. I am member of the editorial/advisory board of some 17 international journals.

I am member of GACM, GAMM and EUROMECH and was member of the managing board of ECCOMAS, member of the IACM general council, and president of the DEKOMECH (German Committee for Mechanics), the adhering organisation to IUTAM.

In 2003/2011 I organised 2 EUROMECH colloquia, in 2008 an IUTAM symposium, and in 2014 the GAMM annual meeting with > 1,000 participants. I have (co)organised a number of specialised conferences and mini-symposia in the fields of Material Modeling, Failure Mechanics, Material Forces, Computational Mechanics and Computational Dynamics within conferences under the auspices of IACM, ECCOMAS, EUROMECH. I also regularly serve at scientific boards of international conferences in the area of Computational Mechanics.

From 2001-2007 I was member of the selection committee of the German Science Foundation (DFG) for Research Training Groups and for several committees of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). I was vice-spokesperson for a national and international (jointly with University of CA, USA) Research Training Group and spokesperson of a Research Unit, all funded by the DFG.


Publications

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Number of items: 13.

2018

McBride, A.T. , Reddy, B.D. and Steinmann, P. (2018) Dissipation-consistent modelling and classification of extended plasticity formulations. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 119, pp. 118-139. (doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2018.06.002)

Andres, S., Steinmann, P. and Budday, S. (2018) The origin of compression influences geometric instabilities in bilayers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 474(2217), 20180267. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2018.0267)

Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2018) Modelling electro-active polymers with a dispersion-type anisotropy. Smart Materials and Structures, 27(2), 025010. (doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa9f88)

2015

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling the curing process in magneto-sensitive polymers: rate-dependence and shrinkage. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 74, pp. 108-121. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2015.04.008)

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling the mechanical aspects of the curing process of magneto-sensitive elastomeric materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 58, pp. 257-269. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.01.010)

Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling of iron-filled magneto-active polymers with a dispersed chain-like microstructure. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 50, pp. 132-151. (doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2014.10.005)

2014

Walter, B., Saxena, P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. and Steinmann, P. (2014) Magneto‐Sensitive Elastomers: An Experimental Point of View. 85th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Erlangen, Germany, 10-14 Mar 2014. pp. 403-404. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201410189)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2014) Nonlinear magneto-viscoelasticity of transversally isotropic magneto-active polymers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 470(2166), 20140082. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2014.0082) (PMID:24914399) (PMCID:PMC4042725)

Saxena, P., Vu, D. K. and Steinmann, P. (2014) On rate-dependent dissipation effects in electro-elasticity. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 62, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.02.002)

Walter, B., Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. and Steinmann, P. (2014) On the Preparation, Characterisation, Modelling and Simulation of Magneto-Sensitive Elastomers. In: Second Seminar on the Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials, Essen, Germany, 05-09 May 2014, pp. 103-106. ISBN 9783980967983

2013

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2013) Degree of Cure-Dependent Modelling for Polymer Curing Processes at Small Strains. 84th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-22 Mar 2013. pp. 217-218. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201310104)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2013) Mathematical Modelling of Finite Strain Magneto-Viscoelastic Deformations. 84th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-22 Mar 2013. pp. 163-164. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201310077)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2013) A theory of finite deformation magneto-viscoelasticity. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(24), pp. 3886-3897. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.07.024)

This list was generated on Fri Dec 14 08:43:46 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

McBride, A.T. , Reddy, B.D. and Steinmann, P. (2018) Dissipation-consistent modelling and classification of extended plasticity formulations. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 119, pp. 118-139. (doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2018.06.002)

Andres, S., Steinmann, P. and Budday, S. (2018) The origin of compression influences geometric instabilities in bilayers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 474(2217), 20180267. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2018.0267)

Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2018) Modelling electro-active polymers with a dispersion-type anisotropy. Smart Materials and Structures, 27(2), 025010. (doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa9f88)

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling the curing process in magneto-sensitive polymers: rate-dependence and shrinkage. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 74, pp. 108-121. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2015.04.008)

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling the mechanical aspects of the curing process of magneto-sensitive elastomeric materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 58, pp. 257-269. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.01.010)

Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P. and Steinmann, P. (2015) Modelling of iron-filled magneto-active polymers with a dispersed chain-like microstructure. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 50, pp. 132-151. (doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2014.10.005)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2014) Nonlinear magneto-viscoelasticity of transversally isotropic magneto-active polymers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 470(2166), 20140082. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2014.0082) (PMID:24914399) (PMCID:PMC4042725)

Saxena, P., Vu, D. K. and Steinmann, P. (2014) On rate-dependent dissipation effects in electro-elasticity. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 62, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.02.002)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2013) A theory of finite deformation magneto-viscoelasticity. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(24), pp. 3886-3897. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.07.024)

Conference or Workshop Item

Walter, B., Saxena, P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. and Steinmann, P. (2014) Magneto‐Sensitive Elastomers: An Experimental Point of View. 85th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Erlangen, Germany, 10-14 Mar 2014. pp. 403-404. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201410189)

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2013) Degree of Cure-Dependent Modelling for Polymer Curing Processes at Small Strains. 84th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-22 Mar 2013. pp. 217-218. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201310104)

Saxena, P., Hossain, M. and Steinmann, P. (2013) Mathematical Modelling of Finite Strain Magneto-Viscoelastic Deformations. 84th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-22 Mar 2013. pp. 163-164. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201310077)

Conference Proceedings

Walter, B., Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. and Steinmann, P. (2014) On the Preparation, Characterisation, Modelling and Simulation of Magneto-Sensitive Elastomers. In: Second Seminar on the Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials, Essen, Germany, 05-09 May 2014, pp. 103-106. ISBN 9783980967983

This list was generated on Fri Dec 14 08:43:46 2018 GMT.