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Michael Hillman

L. Robert and Mary L. Kimball Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

224A Sackett Building

mzh226@psu.edu

814-863-0623

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Interest Areas:

Computational mechanics, extreme events modeling

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, 2008
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Michael Hillman and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2018, Performance comparison of nodally integrated Galerkin meshfree methods and nodally collocated strong form meshfree methods, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 145-164
  • Michael Hillman and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2016, An implicit gradient meshfree formulation for convection-dominated problems, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 25–37
  • Marcus Rüter, Michael Hillman and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2013, Corrected stabilized non-conforming nodal integration in meshfree methods, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 75-92

Journal Articles

  • Michael Hillman, Marco Pasetto and Gohua Zhou, 2019, "Generalized reproducing kernel peridynamics: Unification of local and non-local meshfree methods, non-local derivative operations, and an arbitrary-order state-based peridynamic formulation"
  • Guohua Zhou and Michael Hillman, 2019, "A Non-ordinary state-based Godunov peridynamics formulation for strong shocks in solids"
  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Tsung-Hui Huang, Haoyan Wei and Michael Hillman, 2019, "RKPM2D: an open-source implementation of nodally integrated reproducing kernel particle method for solving partial differential equations"
  • Mehran Khaghani, Farshad Rajabipour, Asghar Gholizadeh-Vayghan and Michael Hillman, 2019, "Characterization of viscoelastic behavior of synthetic alkali–silica reaction gels", Cement and Concrete Composites, 104, pp. 103359
  • Yuri Bazilevs, G Moutsanidis, J Bueno, K Kamran, D Kamensky, Michael Hillman, H Gomez and J. S. Chen, 2017, "A new formulation for air-blast fluid–structure interaction using an immersed approach. Part II: Coupling of IGA and meshfree discretizations", Computational Mechanics, 60, (1), pp. 101-116
  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Michael Hillman and Sheng-Wei Chi, 2017, "Meshfree methods: Progress made after 20 years", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 143, (4), pp. 04017001
  • Shixue Liang, Jiun-Shyan Chen, Jie Li, Shih-Po Lin, Sheng-Wei Chi, Michael Hillman, Michael Roth and William Heard, 2017, "Numerical investigation of statistical variation of concrete damage between scales", International Journal of Fracture, 208, (1-2), pp. 97–113
  • Haoyan Wei, Jiun-Shyan Chen and Michael Hillman, 2016, "A stabilized nodally integrated meshfree formulation for fully coupled hydro-mechanical analysis of fluid-saturated porous media", Computers & Fluids, 141, pp. 105-115
  • Michael Hillman and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2016, "An accelerated, convergent, and stable nodal integration in Galerkin meshfree methods for linear and nonlinear mechanics", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 107, (7), pp. 603-630
  • Michael Hillman and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2016, "Nodally integrated implicit gradient reproducing kernel particle method for convection dominated problems", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 299, pp. 381-400
  • Jesse A. Sherburn, Michael J. Roth, J.S. Chen and Michael Hillman, 2015, "Meshfree modeling of concrete slab perforation using a reproducing kernel particle impact and penetration formulation", International Journal of Impact Engineering, 86, pp. 96-110
  • Michael Hillman, Jiun-Shyan Chen and Yuri Bazilevs, 2015, "Variationally consistent domain integration for isogeometric analysis", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 284, pp. 521–540
  • Michael Hillman, Jiun-Shyan Chen and Sheng-Wei Chi, 2014, "Stabilized and variationally consistent nodal integration for meshfree modeling of impact problems", Computational Particle Mechanics, 1, (3), pp. 245–256
  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Michael Hillman and Marcus Rüter, 2013, "An arbitrary order variationally consistent integration for Galerkin meshfree methods", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 95, (5), pp. 387-418

Conference Proceedings

  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Jonghyuk Baek, Tsung-Hui Huang and Michael Hillman, 2020, "Accelerated and stabilized meshfree method for impact-blast modeling"
  • Michael Hillman, Kuan-Chung Lin and Anna Madra, 2019, "The meshfree explicit Galerkin analysis (MEGA) code"
  • Anna Madra, Jing Du and Michael Hillman, 2019, "Multi-scale reduced-order model of composite microstructure based on X-ray micro-CT imaging"
  • David Littlewood, Michael Hillman, Edouard Yreux, Joseph Bishop, Frank Beckwith and Jiun-Shyan Chen, 2015, "Implementation and verification of RKPM in the Sierra/Solid Mechanics Analysis Code", 9

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Wing Kam Liu, Michael Hillman, Sheng-Wei Chi, Yan Ping Lian and Miguel Bessa, 2017, "Reproducing kernel particle method for solving partial differential equations",, Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, , John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA

Research Projects

  • November 2018 - July 2021, "A Discrete Continuum Particle Method for Understanding Micro-structural Failure of Concrete," (Sponsor: Integrated Solutions for Systems).
  • October 2018 - September 2021, "An Integrated Computational-Experimental Approach to Three-dimensional Fracture in Polymer-Ceramic Composites," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2019 - February 2020, "Enhanced Reproducing Kernel Particle Method: Variationally Consistent Naturally Stabilized Nodal Integration," (Sponsor: Karagozian & Case, Inc.).
  • May 2018 - May 2019, "Development and Experimental Validation of Variational Collocation Meshfree Simulation of Fracture of Nanoparticle Toughened Composite Materials," (Sponsor: College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants).
  • June 2019 - August 2019, "Evaluation of Concrete Materials Performance in Aging Structures," (Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory LLC).
  • November 2018 - October 2019, "A Discrete Continuum Particle Method for Understanding Micro-structural Failure of Concrete," (Sponsor: Integrated Solutions for Systems).
  • May 2019 - October 2019, "Benchmarking the Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for Geotechnical Operations," (Sponsor: Case New Holland America LLC).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Council, High Performance Computing Working Group, 2018
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, College of Engineering Research Computing Committee, 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Institute for CyberScience Coordinating Committee, 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Computational modeling of natural and manmade disasters", 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, July 2020 - July 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Advances and application of meshfree and particle methods", 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, July 2020 - July 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Invited Session Organizer, "Extreme Events", United States Association for Computational Mechanics Thematic Conference on Meshfree and Novel Finite Elements with Applications, September 2020 - September 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Topic Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2019 - November 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Elected Member, Technical Thrust Area on Novel Methods in Computational Engineering and Sciences, United States Association for Computational Mechanics, 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Robust, adaptive, high-resolution methods for unsteady flows", 20th International Conference on Fluid Flow Problems, March 2019 - April 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, Technical Committee, Workshop on Meshfree Method and Advances in Computational Mechanics, March 2019 - March 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Meshfree, peridynamics, and particle methods: contemporary methods and applications", 2019 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 2019 - June 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 15th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics, July 2019 - August 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Invited session: Meshfree, particle, and peridynamic methods", 15th International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, September 2019 - September 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Topic Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle method", International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2019, November 2018 - November 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Meshfree, peridynamics, and particle methods: Contemporary methods and applications", 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 2018 - June 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Simulation, prediction, and mitigation of extreme events", 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 2018 - June 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2018 - November 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "New trends in extreme events modeling", 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, July 2018 - July 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, Scientific Committee, 18th United States Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2018 - June 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, International Scientific Committee, 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 2018 - June 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, International Scientific Committee, 2017 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 2017 - June 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Extreme event modeling", 2017 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 2017 - June 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Meshfree and particle methods: New developments and applications", 14th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics, July 2017 - July 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Elected Member, Computational Mechanics Committee, Engineering Mechanics Institute, 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, Scientific Committee, United States Association for Computational Mechanics Thematic Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods, October 2016 - October 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Quadrature and stability issues in IGA and meshfree methods", United States Association for Computational Mechanics Thematic Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods, October 2016 - October 2016
 


 

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