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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

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Michael Hillman and Kuan-Chung Lin, 2021, "Consistent weak forms for meshfree methods: Full realization of h-refinement, p-refinement, and a-refinement in strong-type essential boundary condition enforcement.", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 373, pp. 113448
  • Jiarui Wang, Guohua Zhou, Michael Hillman, Anna Madra, Yuri Bazilevs, Jing Du and Kangning Su, 2021, "Consistent immersed volumetric Nitsche methods for composite analysis", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 385, pp. 114042
  • J Baek, Jiun-Shyan Chen, G Zhou, K. P. Arnett, Michael Hillman, G Hegemier and S Hardesty, 2021, "A semi-Lagrangian RKPM with node-based shock algorithm for explosive welding simulation", Computational Mechanics, 67, pp. 1601-1627
  • Michael Hillman and Kuan-Chung Lin, 2021, "Stabilized nodally integrated thermo-mechanical RKPM: Part II—generalized thermoelasticity and finite-strain thermoplasticity", Computational Mechanics
  • Y Tang, K Su, R Man, Michael Hillman and Jing Du, 2021, "Investigation of internal cracks in epoxy-alumina using in situ mechanical testing coupled with micro-CT", JOM
  • Michael Hillman and Kuan-Chung Lin, 2021, "Stabilized nodally integrated thermo-mechanical RKPM: Part I—thermoelasticity", Computational Mechanics
  • Jiun-Shyan Chen, Tsung-Hui Huang, Haoyan Wei and Michael Hillman, 2020, "RKPM2D: an open-source implementation of nodally integrated reproducing kernel particle method for solving partial differential equations", Computational Particle Mechanics, 7, pp. 393–433
  • 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", Computational Particle Mechanics, 7, pp. 435–469
  • Guohua Zhou and Michael Hillman, 2019, "A non-ordinary state-based Godunov peridynamics formulation for strong shocks in solids", Computational Particle Mechanics, 7, pp. 365–375
  • 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 Jiun-Shyan 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, pp. 10

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Michael Hillman, J. S. Chen and M. Roth, 2016, "Advanced computational methods to understand & mitigate extreme events", 39, pp. 12-16
  • J. S. Chen, Michael Hillman, M. Ruter, H. Y. Hu and S. W. Chi, 2016, "The role of quadrature in meshfree Methods: Variational consistency in Galerkin weak form and collocation in strong form", 34, pp. 11-17

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

  • June 2020 - May 2025, "CAREER: A Hybrid Local-Nonlocal Peridynamics Framework to Model Failure Across Deformations and Strain Rates," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2021 - June 2023, "STTR PHASE II Enhancing Thermo-Mechanically Coupled Computational Models for High-Temperature Impact and Fracture," (Sponsor: Karagozian & Case, Inc.).
  • October 2018 - September 2022, "An Integrated Computational-Experimental Approach to Three-dimensional Fracture in Polymer-Ceramic Composites," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2021 - May 2022, "Numerical modeling of 3D printable concrete," (Sponsor: College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants).
  • November 2018 - July 2021, "A Discrete Continuum Particle Method for Understanding Micro-structural Failure of Concrete," (Sponsor: Integrated Solutions for Systems).
  • October 2020 - March 2021, "Enhanced Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for Strong Shock Hydrodynamics," (Sponsor: Karagozian & Case, Inc.).
  • January 2019 - February 2020, "Enhanced Reproducing Kernel Particle Method: Variationally Consistent Naturally Stabilized Nodal Integration," (Sponsor: Karagozian & Case, Inc.).
  • April 2020 - September 2020, "STTR: High Temperature Fracture Mechanics," (Sponsor: Karagozian & Case, Inc.).
  • May 2019 - October 2019, "Benchmarking the Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for Geotechnical Operations," (Sponsor: Case New Holland America LLC).
  • 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).

Honors and Awards

  • CAREER award, The National Science Foundation, 2020

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, High Performance Computing Working Group, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Council, 2018
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, College of Engineering Research Computing Committee, 2018 - 2020
  • Committee Work, Member, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences Coordinating Committee, 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, College of Engineering Research Computing Committee, 2017 - 2018

Service to External Organizations:

  • 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 2022 - September 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Meshfree, peridynamics, and particle methods: Contemporary advances and applications", 19th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2022 - June 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Advances and applications of meshfree and particle methods", 15th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, July 2022 - August 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Meshfree, peridynamics, and particle methods: contemporary methods and applications", 2021 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 2021 - May 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Invited Session Organizer, "Meshfree, particle, and peridynamic methods", 16th International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, September 2021 - September 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Invited Topic Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2021 - November 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 16th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics, July 2021 - July 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, Scientific Committee, 16th U.S. National Committee on Computational Mechanics, July 2021 - July 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Computational modeling of natural and manmade disasters", 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, January 2021 - January 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Session Organizer, "Advances and application of meshfree and particle methods", 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, January 2021 - January 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Invited Topic Organizer, "Recent advances and applications in meshfree and particle methods", 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2020 - November 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, Other, Elected Voting 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, "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", 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2018 - November 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, 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, "New trends in extreme events modeling", 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, July 2018 - July 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Invited Focus Area Organizer, "Penetration and perforation", United States Association for Computational Mechanics Thematic Conference on Meshfree and Particle Methods: Application and Theory, September 2018 - September 2018
  • 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
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, International Scientific Committee, 2017 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 2017 - June 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Elected Voting 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, Invited 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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