Thomas J.R. Hughes

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III

The University of Texas at Austin

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

201 East 24th Street, C0200 

Austin, TX 78712-1229 USA


Phone: 512-232-7775 | Fax: 512-232-7508 |

Email:  hughes@ices.utexas.edu


Administrative Associate:  Lorraine Sanchez

Phone: 512-232-7774 | Fax: 512-232-7508 | Email: lorraine@ices.utexas.edu


Computational Mechanics Group

The mission of the ICES Computational Mechanics Group (CMG) is to pursue research and development in computational mechanics and to promote Ph.D. and post-doctoral education in the discipline. Activities span fundamental mathematical investigations, the development of new and powerful computational methods and algorithms, and engineering and scientific applications. 

A current focus of the CMG is isogeometric analysis, an integrated vision of computational geometry and analysis aimed at unifying the disparate methods and data structures of Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and breaking the current bottleneck in the translation of CAGD representations to FEA models. Isogeometric analysis provides a unique geometric foundation to product development, from design through analysis. In the few years since its inception, isogeometric analysis has become one of the most active research areas of computational mechanics, attracting investigators from mathematics, computer science and engineering.

Other current CMG research topics are catheter-based nanoparticle drug delivery systems, the growth and adaptation of cerebral and abdominal aneurysms, new numerical algorithms for phase field models with applications to multiphase flows and the growth of prostrate tumors; the basal boundary condition of the west Antarctic ice sheet; simulation of brittle and ductile fracture; and the development of new discretization technologies for computational structural mechanics and fluid dynamics, including T-splines, divergence- and curl–conforming B-splines, and boundary element methods using hierarchically refined spline bases. 

Close collaborations exist with the ICES Center for Computational Geosciences & Optimization, the ICES Center for Predictive Engineering & Computational Sciences, the ICES Computational Visualization Center, the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, and several U.S. and international universities.   These collaborators include Dr. Shaolie Samira Hossain, at the Texas Heart Insitute in Houston, Texas.

Director

       Hughes, Tom

Faculty

       Bajaj, Chandrajit

       Ghattas, Omar

       Hossain, Shaolie Samira

       Landis, Chad

       Moser, Robert

       Oden, J. Tinsley

       Rodin, Greg

       Sacks, Michael

Researchers

       Thomas, Derek

       Shaikh, Jahangir Hossain

Students

       Crean, Cory

       Hiemstra , René

       Kamensky, David

       Lee, Isaac

       Liu, Ju

       Nugen, Fred

       Sanders, Travis

       Taus, Matthias

       Toshniwal, Deepesh

       Urick, Benjamin

       Zhu, Hongyu

Staff

       Sanchez, Lorraine

  


 

      

© Tom Hughes 2014