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Books and Theses

Wriggers, P. & T.A. Laursen, eds. (2007), Computational Contact Mechanics: CISM Courses and Lectures, vol. 298, Springer, Wien & New York.

Laursen, T.A. (2002), Computational Contact and Impact Mechanics: Fundamentals of Modeling Interfacial Phenomena in Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Laursen, T.A. (1992), Formulation and Treatment of Frictional Contact Problems Using Finite Elements, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.
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Refereed Journal Articles

Chung, J.-H., V. Rajagopal, T.A. Laursen, P.M.F. Nielsen & M.P. Nash (2008), "Frictional Contact Mechanics Methods for Soft Materials: Application to Tracking Breast Cancers," Journal of Biomechanics, 41, 69-77.

Yang, B. & T.A. Laursen (2008), "A Contact Searching Algorithm Including Bounding Volume Trees Applied to Finite Sliding Mortar Formulations," Computational Mechanics, 41, 189-205.

Puso, M.A., T.A. Laursen & J. Solberg (2007), "A Segment-to-Segment Mortar Contact Method for Quadratic Elements and Large Deformations," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197, 555-566.

Yang, B. & T.A. Laursen (2007), "A Large Deformation Mortar Formulation of Self Contact with Finite Sliding," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197, 756-772.

Stanciulescu, I., L.N. Virgin & T.A. Laursen (2007), "Slender Solar Sail Booms: Finite Element Analysis," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 44, 528-537.

Kim, T.Y., J.E. Dolbow & T.A. Laursen (2007), "A Mortared Finite Element Method for Frictional Contact on Arbitrary Surfaces," Computational Mechanics, 39, 223-235.

Upton, M.L., F. Guilak, T.A. Laursen & L.A. Setton (2006), "Finite Element Modeling Predictions of Region-Specific Cell-Matrix Mechanics in the Meniscus," Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 5, 140-149.

Stanciulescu, I. & T.A. Laursen (2006), "On the Interaction of Frictional Formulations with Bifur- cation Phenomena in Hyperelastic Steady State Rolling Calculations," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, 2959-2988.

Laursen, T.A. & I. Stanciulescu (2006), "An Algorithm for Incorporation of Frictional Sliding Conditions Within a Steady State Rolling Framework," Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 22, 301-318.

Trickey, W.R., F.P.T. Baaijens, T. A. Laursen, L. G. Alexopoulos & F. Guilak (2006), "Determination of the Poissons Ratio of the Cell: Recovery Properties of Chondrocytes After Release from Complete Micropipette Aspiration," Journal of Biomechanics, 39. 78-87

Bohrer, G., H. Mourad, T. Laursen, D. Drewry, R. Avissar, D. Poggi, R. Orin & G.G. Katul (2005), "Finite Element Tree Crown Hydrodynamics Model (FETCH) Using Porous Media Flow Within Branching Elements-A New Representation of Tree Hydrodynamics," Water Resources Research, 41, W11405.

Baaijens, F.P.T., W.R. Trickey, T.A. Laursen & F. Guilak (2005), "Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis of Micropipette Aspiration to Determine the Mechanical Properties of the Chondrocyte," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 33, 494-501.

Yang, B., T.A. Laursen & X.N. Meng (2005), "Two Dimensional Mortar Contact Methods for Large Deformation Frictional Sliding," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 62, 1183-1225.

Puso, M.A. & T.A. Laursen (2004), "A Mortar Segment-to-Segment Frictional Contact Method for Large Deformations," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193, 4891-4913.

Matos, R.S., T.A. Laursen, J.V.C. Vargas & A. Bejan (2004), "Three-Dimensional Optimization of Staggered Finned Circular and Elliptic Tubes in Forced Convection," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 43, 477-487.

Puso, M.A. & T.A. Laursen (2004), "A Mortar Segment-to-Segment Contact Method for Large Deformation Solid Mechanics," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193, 601-629.

Matos, R.S., J.V.C. Vargas, T.A. Laursen & A. Bejan (2004), "Optimally Staggered Finned Circular and Elliptic Tubes in Forced Convection," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, 1347-1359.

Laursen, T.A. & M.W. Heinstein (2003), ``Consistent Mesh Tying Methods for Topologically Distinct Discretized Surfaces in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 57, 1197-1242.

Love, G.R. & T.A. Laursen (2003), ``Improved Implicit Integrators for Transient Impact Problems---Dynamic Frictional Dissipation Within an Admissible Conserving Framework,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 192, 2223-2248.

Puso, M.A. & T.A. Laursen (2003), ``Mesh Tying on Curved Surfaces in 3D,'' Engineering Computations 20, 305-319.

M.W. Heinstein & T.A. Laursen (2003), ``A Three Dimensional Surface-To-Surface Projection Algorithm for Noncoincident Domains,'' Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 19, 421-432.

Baer, A.E., T.A. Laursen, F. Guilak & L.A. Setton (2003), ``The Micromechanical Environment of Intervertebral Disc Cells Determined by a Finite Deformation, Anisotropic, and Biphasic Finite Element Model,'' Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 125, 1-11.

Meng, X.N. & T.A. Laursen (2002), ``On Energy Consistency of Large Deformation Plasticity Models, with Application to the Design of Unconditionally Stable Time Integrators,'' Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 38, 949-963.

Puso, M.A. & T.A. Laursen (2002), ``A 3D Contact Smoothing Method Using Gregory Patches,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering , 54 1161-1194.

Meng, X.N., M.A. LeRoux, T.A. Laursen & L.A. Setton (2002), ``A Nonlinear Finite Element Formulation for Axisymmetric Torsion of Biphasic Materials,'' International Journal of Solids and Structures 39, 879-895.

Meng, X.N. & T.A. Laursen (2002), ``Energy Consistent Algorithms for Dynamic Finite Deformation Plasticity,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 191, 1639-1675.

Laursen, T.A. & G.R. Love (2002), ``Improved Implicit Integrators for Transient Impact Problems---Geometric Admissibility Within the Conserving Framework,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 53 , 245-274.

Laursen, T.A. & X.N. Meng (2001), ``A New Solution Procedure for Application of Energy-Conserving Algorithms to General Constitutive Models in Nonlinear Elastodynamics,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering , 190, 6309-6322.

Matos, R.S., J.V.C. Vargas, T.A. Laursen & F.E.M. Saboya (2001), ``Optimization Study and Heat Transfer Comparison of Staggered Circular and Elliptic Tubes in Forced Convection,'' International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 44, 3953-3961.

Padmanabhan, V. & T.A. Laursen (2001), ``A Framework for Development of Surface Smoothing Procedures in Large Deformation Frictional Contact Analysis,'' Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 37, 173-198.

Heinstein, M.W., F.J. Mello, S.W. Attaway & T.A. Laursen (2000), ``Contact-Impact Modeling in Explicit Transient Dynamics,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 187, 621-640.

McDevitt, T.W. & T.A. Laursen (2000), ``A Mortar-Finite Element Formulation for Frictional Contact Problems,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 48 , 1525-1547.

Laursen, T.A. (1999), ``On the Development of Thermodynamically Consistent Algorithms for Thermomechanical Frictional Contact'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 48 , 1525-1547.

Mousseau, C.W., T.A. Laursen, M. Lidberg & R.L. Taylor (1999), ``Vehicle Dynamics Simulations with Coupled Multibody and Finite Element Models," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 31, 295-315.

Heinstein, M.W. & T.A. Laursen (1999), ``An Algorithm for the Matrix-Free Solution of Quasistatic Frictional Contact Problems,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 44, 1205-1226.

Oancea, V.G. & T.A. Laursen (1998), ``Investigations of Low Frequency Stick-Slip Motion: Experiments and Numerical Modelling,'' Journal of Sound and Vibration, 213, 577-600.

Chawla, V. & T.A. Laursen (1998), ``Energy Consistent Algorithms for Frictional Contact Problems,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 42, 799-827.

Oancea, V.G. & T.A. Laursen (1997), ``A Finite Element Formulation of Thermomechanical Rate-Dependent Frictional Sliding,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 40, 4275-4311.

Oancea, V.G. & T.A. Laursen (1997), ``Stability Analysis of State Dependent Dynamic Frictional Sliding,'' International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 32, 837-853.

Laursen, T.A. & V.G. Oancea (1997), ``On the Constitutive Modeling and Finite Element Computation of Rate Dependent Frictional Sliding in Large Deformations,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 143, 197-227.

Laursen, T.A. & V. Chawla (1997), ``Design of Energy Conserving Algorithms for Frictionless Dynamic Contact Problems,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 40, 863-886.

Oancea, V.G. & T.A. Laursen (1996), ``Dynamics of a State Variable Frictional Law in Finite Element Analysis,'' Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 22, 25-40.

Donescu, P. & T.A. Laursen (1996), ``A Generalized Object-Oriented Approach to Solving Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Using Finite Elements,'' Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 22, 93-107.

Laursen, T.A. & B.N. Maker (1995), ``An Augmented Lagrangian Quasi-Newton Solver for Constrained Nonlinear Finite Element Applications,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 38, 3571-3590.

Vargas, J.V.C., T.A. Laursen & A. Bejan (1995), ``Nonsimilar Solutions for Mixed Convection on a Wedge Embedded in a Porous Medium,'' International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 16, 211-216.

Laursen, T.A. & V.G. Oancea (1994), ``Automation and Assessment of Augmented Lagrangian Algorithms for Frictional Contact Problems,'' Journal of Applied Mechanics, 61, 956-963.

Laursen, T.A. & S. Govindjee (1994), ``A Note on the Treatment of Frictionless Contact Between Nonsmooth Surfaces in Fully Nonlinear Problems,'' Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 10, 869-878.

Laursen, T.A. (1994), ``The Convected Description in Large Deformation Frictional Contact Problems,'' International Journal of Solids and Structures, 31, 669-681.

Maker, B.N. & T.A. Laursen (1994), ``A Finite Element Formulation for Rod/Continuum Interactions: The One-Dimensional Slideline,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 37, 1-18.

Laursen, T.A. & J.C. Simo (1993), ``Algorithmic Symmetrization of Coulomb Frictional Problems Using Augmented Lagrangians,'' Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 108, 133-146.

Laursen, T.A. & J.C. Simo (1993), ``A Continuum-Based Finite Element Formulation for the Implicit Solution of Multibody, Large Deformation Frictional Contact Problems,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 36, 3451-3485.

Laursen, T.A. & J.C. Simo (1992), ``A Study of the Mechanics of Microindentation Using Finite Elements,'' Journal of Materials Research, 7, 618-626.

Simo, J.C. & T.A. Laursen (1992), ``An Augmented Lagrangian Treatment of Contact Problems Involving Friction,'' Computers and Structures, 42, 97-116.

Book Chapters

Laursen, T.A. (2007), "Emerging Spatial and Temporal Discretization Methods in Contact and Impact Mechanics," in Computational Contact Mechanics: CISM Courses and Lectures, vol. 298, P. Wriggers & T.A. Laursen, eds., Springer, Wien & New York, pp. 1-37.

Laursen, T.A., E.J. Kim & B. Yang (2007), "Recent Extensions of Mortar-Based Contact Formulations: Lubrication Modeling and Parallel Implementations," in IUTAM Symposium on Computational Contact Mechanics, P. Wriggers & U. Nackenhorst, eds., Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 123-146.

Laursen, T.A. (2006), "Mortar-Based Surface-to-Surface Contact Algorithms in Large Deformation Solid Mechanics," in Analysis and Simulation of Contact Problems, P. Wriggers & U. Nackenhorst, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 5-12.

Guilak, F., M.A. Haider, L.A. Setton, T.A. Laursen, and F.P.T. Baaijens (2006), "Multiphasic Models of Cell Mechanics," in Cytoskeletal Mechanics: Models and Measurements, M.R.K. Mofrad & R.D. Kamm, eds., Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 84-102.

Laursen, T.A. & J.C. Simo (1991), ``On the Formulation and Numerical Treatment of Finite Deformation Frictional Contact Problems,'' in Nonlinear Computational Mechanics -- State of the Art, P. Wriggers & W. Wagner, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 716-736.

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