Dr. Sun received recognition for his work with the Albany development team at Sandia National Laboratories.
Professor Sun received recognitions for his work as a part of the research team that develops Albany v2.0, a computational mechanics code developed by research staffs at Sandia National Laboratories and collaborators from Universities. The research project is lead by Dr. Andrew Salinger from Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Sun’s involvement in this project includes the theoretical development and implementations of a number of finite strain models for poromechanics and thermo-hydro-mechanics problems, and the implementation of a hydrogen embrittlement model derived by his collaborators. Prof. Sun’s work on Albany has resulted in 6 journal articles [1-6], 5 of which he served as the first author. More information can be found in the publication listed below.
1. Mota, W.C. Sun, J.T.Ostein, J.W. Foulk III, K.N. Long, Lie-Group interpolation and variational recovery for internal variables, Computational Mechanics, 52:1281-1299, doi:10.1007/s00466-013-0876-1, 2013. [PDF] [Bibtex]
2. W.C. Sun, J.T. Ostien, A.G. Salinger, A stabilized assumed deformation gradient finite element formulation for strongly coupled poromechanical simulations at finite strain, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37(16):2755-2788, doi:10.1002/nag.2161, 2013. [PDF] [Bibtex]
3. W.C. Sun, M.R. Kuhn and J.W.Rudnicki, A multiscale DEM-LBM analysis on permeability evolutions inside a dilatant shear band, Acta Geotechnica, 8(5):465-480, doi:10.1007/s11440-013-0210-2, 2013. (The authors received the Caterpillar Best paper prize in the year of 2013) [PDF] [Bibtex]
4. W.C. Sun, Q. Chen, J.T. Ostien, Modeling hydro-mechanical responses of strip and circular footings on saturated collapsible geomaterials, Acta Geotechnica, 9(5):903-934, doi:10.1007/s11440-013-0276-x, 2014. [PDF] [Bibtex]
5. W.C. Sun, A. Mota, A multiscale overlapped coupling formulation for large deformation strain localization, Computational Mechanics, 54(3):803-820, doi: 10.1007/s00466-014-1034-0, 2014. [PDF] [Bibtex] [Erratum]
6. W.C. Sun, A stabilized finite element formulation for monolithic thermo-hydro-mechanical simulations at finite strain, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 103(11):798-839, doi:10.1002/nme.4910, 2015. [PDF] [Bibtex]
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