Archive Scientific Publications


Outreach/Media Publications:

"Astronauts Help Scientists Unlock Liquefaction Mysteries", Civil Engineering Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 2, February 2001, Page 11.

"Sandbox is high-tech gadget to study quakes", Orlando Sentinel, Sunday February 4, 2001.

"NASA sticks heads in sandbox research, The Birmingham News, Tuesday December 26, 2000.

"Shuttle tests may limit earthquake damage", The Huntsville Times, Tuesday December 26, 2000.

"Flowing Sand in Space", MSFC Science Web Site November 2000.

Journal Papers:

Jeremic, B., Runesson, K., and Sture, S. (2001), "Finite Deformation Analysis of Geomaterials", Int. J. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 18.

Alshibli, K. A., Al-Hamdan, M. Z. (2000) "Modeling Volumetric Change of Soils Triaxial Specimens from Planar Images", Accepted for publication in Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.

Alshibli, K. A., and El-Saidany, H. A. (2000) "Quantifying Void Ratio in Granular Materials Using Voronoi Tessellation", Accepted for publication in the ASCE, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

Alshibli, K. A., Batiste, S. N., Swanson, R. A., Sture, S., Costes, N. C., and Lankton, M. (2000) "Quantifying Void Ratio Variation in Sand Using Computed Tomography", Geotechnical Measurements: Lab and Field, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 106, Proceedings of Geo-Denver 2000, pp. 30-43.

Alshibli, K. A., and Sture, S. (2000) "Shear Band Formation in Plane Strain Experiments of Sand", ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 6, pp. 495-503.

Alshibli, K. A., Sture, S., Costes, N. C., Frank, M., Lankton, M., Batiste, S., and Swanson, R. (2000) "Assessment of Localized Deformations in Sand Using x-ray Computed Tomography", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 274-299.

Alshibli, K. A. and Sture, S. (1999) "Sand Shear Band Thickness Measurements by Digital Imaging Techniques", ASCE, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 103-109.

Jeremic, B., Runesson, K., and Sture, S. (1999) "A model for elastic-plastic pressure sensitive materials subjected to large deformations", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 36, pp. 4901-4918.

Jeremic, B., Runesson, K., and Sture, S. (1999) "Object-oriented approach to hyperelasticit", Journal of Engineering with Computers, Vol. 15, pp. 2-11.

Runesson, K., Larsson, R., and Sture, S. (1998) "Localization in hyperelasto-plastic porous solids subjected to undrained conditions", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 35, Nos. 31-32, pp. 4239-4255.

Sture, S., Costes, N., Batiste, S., Lankton, M., Alshibli, K., Jeremic, B, Swanson, R., and Frank, M. (1998) "Mechanics of Granular Materials at Low Effective Stresses" Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 67-72.

Al-Shibli, K., Macari, E., and Sture, S. (1996) "Digital Imaging Techniques for the Assessment of Homogeneity of Granular Materials", Emerging Technologies in Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Research Record No. 1526, Transportation Research Board, pp. 121-128.

Larson, R., K. Runesson, and S. Sture (1996) "Embedded Localization Band in Undrained Soil Based on Regularized Strong Discontinuity - Theory and FE Analysis." International Journal of Solids and Structures Volume 33, No. 20, pp. 3081-3101.

Runesson, K., D. Peric, and S. Sture, "Effect of Pore Fluid Compressibility on Localization in Elastic-Plastic Porous Solids under Undrained Conditions," International Journal of Solids and Structures. Volume 33, No. 10 (1996): 1501-1518.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations:

Gong, L., and Sture, S. (2001), "Discrete Element Modeling of Three-Dimensional Assemblies of Ellipsoidal Particles", Proc. SES/ASME/ASCE Joint Mechanics Conference, San Diego, California, June 27-29, 2001, CD-ROM.

Tchonkova, M.P., and Sture, S. (2001), "A Mixed Least Squares Numerical technique Applied to Computational Geomechanics", Proc. 6-th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dearborn, Michigan, August 1-3, 2001, CD-ROM.

Batiste, S. N., Alshibli, K. A., Lankton, M. R., Sture, S., Swanson, R. A., and Costes, N. C. (2000) "Computed Tomography Investigation of Microgravity-Tested Sand Samples" Sixteenth Int. Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Denton, Texas, Nov. 1-4, 2000. Editor: J. L. Duggan.

Ge, L., Jacobson, L., Runesson, K., anmd Sture, S., (2000) "Cyclic behavior and elastic shake-down of coarse grained granular materials", Proc. 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, Texas, May 23-26, 2000.

Tchonkova, M., and Sture, S. (2000), "Theoretical investigations on a mixed least squares numerical technique for elasticity", Proc. Int. Conference on Computational Engineering Science (ICES'2K), 1221-1233, August, 2000.

Sture, S. and Brinkgreve, R., (2000) "Computer analysis of nonlinear behavior in geotechnical engineering", ASCE National Convention, Seattle, October, 2000.

Alshibli, K. A. and Sture, S. (2000) "Assessment of Constitutive and Stability Behavior of Sands under Plane Strain Condition" 5th Microgravity Fluid Physics and Transport Phenomena Conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug. 9-11, 2000, pp. 67.

Alshibli, K. A., Al-Hamdan, M. Z. (2000) "Assessment of Internal Fabric of Particulate Materials", Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental Engineering and Management in Arid Lands: Geoengineering in Arid Lands, Mohamed and Al-Hosani (Editors), Balkema, Rotterdam, Al-Ain, UAE, Nov 4-7, 2000, pp.115-122.

Alshibli, K. A., Sture, S., and Batiste, S. N. (2000) "Experimental Evaluation of Bifurcation Phenomena in Sands", Proceedings of Plasticity 00: the 8th International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Whistler, Canada, July 16 - 20, 2000, pp. 276-278.

Alshibli, K. A., Sture, S., and Costes, N. C. (2000) "Constitutive and Stability Behavior of Soils in Microgravity Environment", Space Technology and Applications international forum (STAIF-2000): Conference on International Space Station Utilization, Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 30 Feb. 3, 2000, AIP Conference Proceedings No. 504, pp. 246-252.

Jeremic, B., Xenophontos, C., and Sture, S. (1999) "Computational aspects of p-adaptive finite element refinement in computational geotechnics", Proceedings, 5-th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Boulder, Colorado, August 4-6, 498, CD-ROM.

Sture, S. (1999) "Constitutive issues in soil liquefaction", Proceedings, International Workshop on the Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction, A.A. Balkema Publ., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN 90 5809 038 8, 133-143 (1999).

Sture, S. (1999) "Challenges in constitutive modeling in geomechanics", Proceedings 13-th Engineering Mechanics Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Plenary lecture, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, June 16, CD-ROM (1999).

Sture, S., Jeremic, B., and Xenophontos, C. (1999) "Modeling of continuous localization of deformation", proceedings, 13-th Engineering Mechanics Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, June 15, CD-ROM.

Tchonkova, M.M., and Sture, S. (1999) "Classical and recently devised weak formulations in elasticity", Proceedings, 5-th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Boulder, Colorado, August 4-6, 222, CD-ROM.

Alshibli, K. A. (1998) "Constitutive Behavior of Sand Under Very Low Effective Stresses", Presentation at the NASA Third Phase 1 Research Program Results Symposium, Nov 3-5, 1998, Huntsville, AL.

Alshibli, K. A., Swanson, R., Frank, M., Costes, N., Sture, S., Batiste, S., Lankton, M., Jeremic, B. (1998) "Behavior of Granular Materials in Microgravity at Very Low Effective Stresses", Poster Presentation at the 4th Microgravity Fluid Physics & Transport Phenomena Conference, Aug. 12-14, 1998, Cleveland, OH.

Swanson, R., Alshibli, K., Frank, M., Costes, N., Sture, S., Batiste, S., and Lankton, M., Jeremic, B. (1998) "Mechanics of Granular Materials at Low Effective Stresses", Poster, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 79, No. 17, pp. S332.

Alshibli, K., Swanson, R., Frank, M., Costes, N., Sture, S., Batiste, S., and Lankton, M. (1998) "Mechanics of Granular Materials Under very Low Effective Stresses in a Microgravity Environment", EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 79, No. 17, pp. S333.

Alshibli, K., Sture, S., and Costes, N. C. (1998) "Effect of Inclusions on Plane Strain Behavior of Sand", 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, pp. 1291-1294.

Alshibli, K., Costes, N., and Porter, R., (1996) "Mechanics of Granular Materials", Space Processing of Materials, International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation, SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Denver, CO, Vol. 2809, pp. 303-310.

Costes, N. C., and Sture, S. (1996) "Issues on Geomechanics." Fifth International Symposium on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1-6, 1996.

Costes, N. C., S. Sture, and D. F. McTigue (1992) "Mechanics of Granular Materials at Very Low Effective Stresses." ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, May 24-27, 1992.

Costes, N. C., V. C. Janoo, K. W. French, J. K. Parker, and S. Sture (1987) "Mechanical Behavior of Cohesionless Granular Materials at very Low Inter-Granular Pressures." "Paper AIAA-87 0234." AIAA 25th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 12-15, 1987.

Costes, N. C., V. C. Janoo, and S. Sture (1986) "Microgravity Experiments on Granular Materials." Materials Processing in the Reduced Gravity of Space, Symposium of the Materials Research Society, Volume 87 (1986): 203-211.

Costes, N. C., and S. Sture (1981) "The Potential of In-Space Research on Liquefaction Phenomena and Related Soil Behavior." International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics," Proceedings Volume III, St. Louis, Missouri, 929-959.

Theses:

Batiste, S. (1998). "Mechanics of Granular Materials at Low Confining Stress": MS Thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998: 167 pages.

Reports:

Sture, S., et al. "Mechanics of Granular Materials Experiment" NASA MSFC report, University of Colorado, 1995.

Costes, N. C. and S. Sture. "Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM), Science Requirements." NASA/MSFC Document JA64-027, August 29, 1986.


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