During his tenure in the Sun research group, Eric has been awarded the Presidential Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship. His PhD work focuses on modeling the size effect of evolving anisotropy of fracture and plastic deformation. Traditionally, one may introduce scaling law to incorporate how shear and tensile strengths depend on the size of the specimen. In his work, the main focus is also to investigate how does the rotation among the principal directions of the elastic strain, tensorial internal variables and stress tensor evolves across length scales and during the deformation process. He is the authors of 4 journal articles and one manuscript very close to completion. Among them, three of them published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, and one in International Journal of Fracture as listed below.
- A. Qinami, E.C. Bryant, W.C. Sun, M. Kaliske, Circumventing mesh bias via r-and h-adaptive refinement techniques for the variational eigenfracture model, International Journal of Fracture, doi:10.1007/s10704-019-00349-x, 2019.
- E.C. Bryant, W.C. Sun, Mixed-mode phase field fracture for secondary cracks in isotropic and anisotropic brittle rocks with consistent kinematics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2018.08.008, 2018. [PDF]
- E.C. Bryant, W.C. Sun, micromorphic-regularized anisotropic Cam-clay-type model for capturing size-dependent anisotropy, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.05.003, 2019.
- S. Na, E.C. Bryant, W.C. Sun, A configurational force for adaptive re-meshing of gradient-enhanced poromechanics problems with history-dependent variables, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.112572, 2019. [PDF]
- E.C. Bryant, W.C. Sun, Phase field modeling of frictional slip with slip weakening/strengthening under non-isothermal conditions, in preparation.