Reza Yaghmaie won the ASCE-EMI Student Paper in Dynamics at the EMI Conference in Nashville, TN.

Congratulations to Reza Yaghmaie for winning the ASCE-EMI Student Paper Competition in Dynamics at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, May 22 to May 25, 2016. Reza Yaghmaie, is a graduate student and member of Prof. Somnath Ghosh’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL).

Reza Yaghmaie (left) receiving his award from Prof. Ivan Au (right) at the ceremony. Prof. Au is the Professor and Chair of Uncertainty, Reliability and Risk at the Centre for Engineering Dynamics at the University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering, in the UK.

Reza’s winning paper entitled, “Multi-Time Scale Coupled Transient Electro-Magnetic and Structural Dynamics Finite Element Analysis for Antenna Simulations”, describes the wavelet induced multi-time scaling computational model using the Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov algorithm for modeling functional materials with electro-magneto-mechanical couplings. Of special interest are the micro strip patch antennas used in unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for military applications and monopole broadcasting antennas which appear in mobile satellite communications.

This paper applies the wavelet transformation based multi-time scaling method (WATMUS) for coupled transient electromagnetic nonlinear dynamical mechanical simulations in the finite element framework to overcome the drawbacks in computational modeling aspects which commonly leads to inadequate designs, hence restricting their widespread engineering applications.

Reza was one out of four student finalists whose papers were accepted for an oral presentation in front of the panel of judges for the prestigious EMI 2016 Dynamics Student Competition. The annual ASCE-EMI conference is considered the premier international conference in the field of Engineering Mechanics