David Henann received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2011, followed by postdoctoral appointments at MIT and Harvard. He became an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University in the Fall of 2013. His research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational solid mechanics.
My research focuses on the formulation of new continuum-level constitutive theories for describing material behavior and the quantitative modeling of material behavior through numerical simulation. I am particularly interested in materials that exhibit coupled and size-dependent phenomena.
Some areas of ongoing research include:
1. Constitutive models for granular materials.
2. Simulation techniques for nonlocal models for granular media.
3. Modeling of multi-physics phenomena in soft elastic materials, in particular, dielectric elastomers.
Jonathan B. Estrada, Carlos Barajas, David L. Henann, Eric Johnsen, and Christian Franck. High Strain-rate Soft Material Characterization via Inertial Cavitation. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2017.12.006.
Daren Liu and David L. Henann. Nonlocal continuum modeling of steady, dense granular heap flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 831 (2017) 212-227.
Yuhao Wang and David L. Henann. Finite-element modeling of soft solids with liquid inclusions. Extreme Mechanics Letters 9 (2016) 147-157.
Shuolun Wang, Martina Decker, David L. Henann, and Shawn A. Chester. Modeling of dielectric viscoelastomers with application to electromechanical instabilities. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 95 (2016) 213-229.
David L. Henann and Ken Kamrin. A finite-element implementation of the nonlocal granular rheology. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 108 (2016) 273-302.
Ken Kamrin and David L. Henann. Nonlocal modeling of granular flows down inclines. Soft Matter 11 (2015) 179-185.
David L. Henann and Ken Kamrin. Continuum modeling of secondary rheology in dense granular materials. Physical Review Letters 113 (2014) 178001.
Jennet Toyjanova, Erin Hannen, Eyal Bar-Kochba, Eric M. Darling, David L. Henann, and Christian Franck. 3D Viscoelastic traction force microscopy. Soft Matter 10 (2014) 8095-8106.
David L. Henann and Ken Kamrin. Continuum thermomechanics of the nonlocal granular rheology. International Journal of Plasticity 60 (2014) 145-162.
David L. Henann and Katia Bertoldi. Modeling of elasto-capillary phenomena. Soft Matter 10 (2014) 709-717.
David L. Henann and Ken Kamrin. A predictive, size-dependent continuum model for dense granular flows. PNAS 110 (2013) 6730-6735.
David L. Henann, Shawn A. Chester, and Katia Bertoldi. Modeling of dielectric elastomers: Design of actuators and energy harvesting devices. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 2047-2066.
David L. Henann, John J. Valenza, David L. Johnson, and Ken Kamrin. Small-amplitude acoustics in bulk granular media. Physical Review E 88 (2013) 042205.
David L. Henann and Lallit Anand. A large strain isotropic elasticity model based on molecular dynamics simulations of a metallic glass. Journal of Elasticity 104 (2011) 281-302.
David L. Henann and Lallit Anand. Surface tension-driven shape-recovery of micro/nanometer-scale surface features in a Pt57.5Ni5.3Cu14.7P22.5 metallic glass in the supercooled liquid region: A numerical modeling capability. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 58 (2010) 1947-1962.
David L. Henann and Lallit Anand. A large deformation theory for rate-dependent elastic-plastic materials with combined isotropic and kinematic hardening. International Journal of Plasticity 25 (2009) 1833-1878.
David L. Henann and Lallit Anand. Fracture of metallic glasses at notches: Effects of notch-root radius and the ratio of the elastic shear modulus to the bulk modulus on toughness. Acta Materialia 57 (2009) 6057-6074.
David L. Henann, Vikas Srivastava, Hayden K. Taylor, Melinda R. Hale, David E. Hardt, and Lallit Anand. Metallic glasses: viable tool materials for the production of surface microstructures in amorphous polymers by micro-hot-embossing. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 19 (2009) 115030.
David Henann and Lallit Anand. A constitutive theory for the mechanical response of amorphous metals at high temperatures spanning the glass transition temperature: Application to microscale thermoplastic forming. Acta Materialia 56 (2008) 3290-3305.
Edwin R. Fuller, David L. Henann, and Li Ma. Theta-like specimens for measuring mechanical properties at the small-scale: effects of non-ideal loading. International Journal of Materials Research 98 (2007) 729-734.
|2011||PhD||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|2008||SM||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|2006||BS||State University of New York at Binghamton|
NSF CAREER Award (2016)
Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (ASME - 2016)
School of Engineering Dedicated Faculty Award (Brown University Tau Beta Pi - 2016)
Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award (Brown University - 2015)
Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant (ASME Applied Mechanics Division - 2014)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Engineering Science
American Physical Society
Fall 2017: ENGN 0310 Mechanics of Solids and Structures
Mechanical behavior of materials and analysis of stress and deformation in engineering structures and continuous media. Topics include concepts of stress and strain; the elastic, plastic, and time-dependent response of materials; principles of structural analysis and application to simple bar structures, beam theory, instability and buckling, torsion of shafts; general three-dimensional states of stress; Mohr's circle; stress concentrations.
Fall 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013: ENGN 1750 Advanced Solid Mechanics
Continuum mechanics of solids and its application to the mechanical response of machine and structural elements. Elasticity, plasticity, and failure criteria. Elastic stress analysis in bending and torsion, plane stress and plane strain, stress concentrations. Energy methods and the finite-element method applied to linear elastic solids.
Spring 2015, 2017: ENGN 2220 Mechanics of Solids
A graduate-level introduction to the engineering mechanics of elastic, plastic, and time-dependent solid materials and structures. Kinematics of deformation, strain, and compatibility. Stress and equilibrium. Tensor representation and principal values. Formulation of stress-strain relations in elasticity, plasticity, and viscoelasticity.
Spring 2016, 2014: ENGN 2290 Plasticity
Graduate-level solid mechanics course. Topics include: Small and large deformation theories of isotropic plasticity with a focus on metals. Rate-independent and rate-dependent models. Isotropic and kinematic hardening. Crystal plasticity. Computational plasticity. Representative problems in structural analysis, metal forming, indentation, strain and stress concentrations at notches, and ductile failure.
|ENGN 1750 - Advanced Mechanics of Solids|
|ENGN 2220 - Mechanics of Solids|
|ENGN 2290 - Plasticity|