I work in the broad area of computational mechanics, solid mechanics and particle-based methods with a focus on solving problems involving large material deformation, material damage and failure.

I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in Virginia Tech., USA. I am working under the guidance of Prof. Romesh C Batra with an aim to model and understand the behaviours of ceramic composite armours under the high-velocity impacts. Prior to this, I was a Senior Researcher in ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, 4400 Steyr, Austria. I developed a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) solver to simulate the deformation of solids and geomaterials. Previously, I was a Ph.D student in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. Professor Amit Shaw was my Ph.D thesis advisor.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. Subsequently, I joined Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and got my Master of Technology degree in Structural Engineering in 2013. I joined IIT Kharagpur for my doctoral work in 2013. The highlights of my Ph.D. research work include

  1. Development of a computational framework based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), utilising which I modelled the crack paths, material damage and failure under impact loading without requiring any special treatment such as enrichment, particle splitting or visibility criteria.
  2. Development of a corrective SPH formulation to ensure energy conservation for consistent kernel.

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Md Rushdie Ibne Islam
Postdoctoral Researcher
​Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Norris Hall, Room 333-H, Virginia Tech
495 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 | USA