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Antman, Stuart

Distinguished University Research Professor
4103 Atlantic Building (Computer and Space Sciences Bldg.), 4254 Stadium Drive
Phone: 
301.405.7886
Fax: 
301.314.0827

Research Interests 

Dynamical and steady-state nonlinear problems for rods, shells and three-dimensional solid bodies for discovering new nonlinear effects, determining thresholds in constitutive equations separating qualitatively different responses, treating control problems involving "smart" materials, examining important kinds of instabilities, contributing to the theory of shocks and dissipative mechanisms in solids, and developing new methods of nonlinear analysis and of effective computation for problems of solid mechanics

Background 

Professor Antman studies a variety of dynamical and steady-state nonlinear problems for rods, shells, and three-dimensional solid bodies. The bodies are composed of nonlinearly elastic, viscoelastic, plastic, viscoplastic, or magnetoelastic materials. In each case, properly invariant, geometrically exact theories encompassing general nonlinear constitutive equations are used. In some cases, the solids interact with fluids. The goals of these studies are to discover new nonlinear effects, determine thresholds in constitutive equations separating qualitatively different responses, treat control problems involving "smart" materials, examine important kinds of instabilities, contribute to the theory of shocks and dissipative mechanisms in solids, and develop new methods of nonlinear analysis and of effective computation for problems of solid mechanics.

Honors and Awards 

Fellows
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009

Professional awards
SIAM Theodore von Karman Prize, 1999
ASME Lyapunov Award


Related News 

Stuart Antman wins ASME 2015 Lyapunov Award
Award is given for life-long contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics. August 13, 2015

Stuart Antman wins NSF grant for nonlinear problems of solid mechanics
The research has consequences for structures under loads, control of smart structures and for MEMS. June 23, 2010

Stuart Antman honored as SIAM Fellow
Math/IPST professor is part of the inaugural class of the society's Fellows. May 13, 2009

Antman receives NSF grant to study nonlinear problems of solid mechanics
Research team hopes to develop powerful new mathematical methods for analyzing the large and rapid deformations of solid bodies. June 19, 2007

Antman joins ISR as affiliate faculty member
Research involves concrete problems for general classes of constitutive equations. January 20, 1998