M. Sc. Tarun Gangwar
My research interests are in computational mechanics, finite element analysis and multiscale material modeling. I primarily focus on the development of image-through-analysis tools for the simulation of multiphysics and multiscale mechanical systems. The main application driving my work is strength and stability assessment of cereal crops with the goal of possibly breeding lodging resistant crops.
1. T. Gangwar, J.D. Heuschele, K.P. Smith, A. Fok, G. Annor, D. Schillinger: “Multiscale characterization and micromechanical modeling of crop stem materials.” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2020 (Under review).
2. T. Gangwar, D. Schillinger: “Microimaging-informed continuum micromechanics accurately predicts macroscopic stiffness and strength properties of hierarchical plant culm materials.” Mechanics of Materials, 130:39-57, 2019.
4. D. Schillinger, T. Gangwar, A. Gilmanov, J.D. Heuschele, H.K. Stolarski: “Embedded shell finite elements: solid-shell interaction, surface locking, and application to image-based bio-structures.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 335:298-326, 2018.
1. “Multiscale material modeling for improved phenotyping of oat stalk strength.” The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, Caltech, USA, June 18-21, 2019.
2. “Imaging based multiscale material modeling of plant stems.” The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, MIT, USA, May 29 – June 1, 2018.
3. “Imaging based multiscale material modeling of plant stems." Production Agriculture Symposium, University of Minnesota, USA, February 15, 2018.
4. “A variational segmentation approach for the autonomous transfer of CT data into analysis-suitable voxel finite elements.” The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, University of California San Diego, USA, June 4-7, 2017.
5. “Optimization of sandwich core FRP bridge deck." Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), IIT Bombay, India, June 27-July 1, 2016.
1. “Using computational mechanics techniques to support optimal genetic design of crops.” The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, Caltech, USA, June 18-21, 2019.
2. “Imaging-based multiscale material modeling of plant stems." Welcome Weekend in the Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA, Feb 2018.