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Office:
Higgins Laboratories, 245
Phone: +1-508-831-5556
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
mrichman@wpi.edu

Mark W. Richman

Research Interests

  • Engineering mechanics
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Mechanics of rapid granular flows
  • Continuum mechanics

Education

  • BS, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
  • MS, University of Michigan, 1979
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1983

Featured Publications

  • "The Efects of Anisotropic Boundary Vibrations of Confined Thermalized Granular Assemblies," (with R.E. Martin), Journal of Applied Mechanics, in press, 1996.
  • "Granular Flows Down Bumpy Inclines: Numerical Solutions," (with A.A. Oyediran, R.E. Martin, and A.N. Alexandrou), Acta Mechanica, in press, 1996.
  • "Granular Flows Through Vibrating Surfaces With Holes," (with L. Wang), Proc. of the 32nd Society of Engineering Science Technical Conference, (eds. D. Hui, and S. Michaelides) November 1995.
  • "Confined Granular Flows Induced by Identical, Parallel, Vibrating Boundaries," Development in Non-Newtonian Flows, (with R.E. Martin) (eds. D.A. Siginer, W.W. Van Arsdale, M.C. Altan, A.N. Alexandrou), ASME, New York, AMD -- Vol. 175, pp. 49 - 55, 1993.
  • "Boundary Conditions for Granular Flows at Randomly Fluctuating Bumpy Boundaries," Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 16, No. 1-2, pp. 205 - 210, 1993.

Professional Highlights

  • Tau Beta Pi (1977)
  • Summa Cum Laude (1978)
  • College of Engineering Fellowship: University of Michigan (1978 - 1979)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Graduate Work in Applied Mechanics (1979)
  • Three Year Teaching Fellowhip for Outstanding Teaching: Cornell University (1982 - 1983)
  • Cornell Graduate Summer Fellowship (1983)
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society (Inducted 1986)
  • Pi Tau Sigma (Honorary Member 1988)
  • Morgan Instructor of Mechanical Engineering (1995 - 1996)
 
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