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Alan Needleman, University of North Texas

Modeling Ductile Fracture Toughness and Fracture Surface Roughness

Alan Needleman Alan Needleman completed his Ph.D. in Engineering at Harvard University in 1970. He then spent five years in Applied Mathematics at MIT before moving to Brown University where he became Florence Pirce Grant University Professor in 1996. He retired from Brown in June 2009 and is now Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas. His contributions include involvements in the development of a ductile fracture computational methodology, cohesive surface methods for fracture analysis and a framework that enables using discrete dislocation plasticity to solve general boundary value problems. Needleman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been awarded the Prager Medal by the Society of Engineering Science, the Drucker and Timoshenko Medals by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been recognized by ISI as a Highly Cited Author in both the fields of Engineering and Materials Science. Alan Needleman also holds honorary doctorates from the Technical University of Denmark and Ecole Normale Superior de Cachan (France).
 

 

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