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Curt Allan Bronkhorst

Curt Bronkhorst

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Phone (505) 665-0122

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Applied Math
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Exascale
  • Materials
  • Materials behavior in extreme environments,
  • Plasticity theory
  • Statistical mechanics properties of materials
  • Microscopic, mesoscopic and continuum level mechanical behavior
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Advanced physics models

Expertise

Mechanics of Materials

Computational Mechanics

Materials Science

Education

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY                             

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, June 1991.

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 1988.

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON                                              

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, mathematics second major, June 1985.

 

LANL Positions

Theoretical Division – Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics

 

Professional Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - member

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - member

American Physical Society (APS) - member

Society of Engineering Science (SES) - member

Materials Research Society (MRS) - member

 

Awards

2012 Defense Programs Award of Excellence, Implosion Predictive Capability, NNSA, DoE

2012 Los Alamos Awards Program, ASC Tri-Lab Damage Working Group

2009 Defense Programs Award of Excellence, W76 Alternate Material Team, NNSA, DoE

2009 DoE Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award

2008 Distinguished Performance Award, THERMOS Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007 Defense Programs Award of Excellence, THERMOS Project, NNSA, DoE

2007 Distinguished Performance Award, Radiography Team, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007 Defense Programs Award of Excellence, Pu work at LANSCE, NNSA, DoE

 

Publications

[Bronkhorst, CA * Cerreta, EK * Xue, Q * Maudlin, PJ * Mason, TA * Gray, GT], "An experimental and numerical study of the localization behavior of tantalum and stainless steel", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.22, iss.7, p.1304-1335, 2006.

[Bronkhorst, C.A. * Hansen, B.L. * Cerreta, E.K. * Bingert, J.F.], "Modeling the microstructural evolution of metallic polycrystalline materials under localization conditions", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol.55, iss.11, p.2351-2383, November 2007.

[Tonks, MR * Bingert, JF * Bronkhorst, CA * Harstad, EN * Tortorelli, DA], "Two stochastic mean-field polycrystal plasticity methods", JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, Vol.57, iss.8, p.1230-1253, AUG 2009.

[Cerreta, E * Bingert, J * Trujillo, C * Lopez, M * Bronkhorst, C * Hansen, B * Gray, G], "Dynamic shear deformation in high purity iron", DYMAT 2009: 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS UNDER DYNAMIC LOADING, VOL 2, p.977-983, 2009.

[Hansen, B.L. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Ortiz, M.], "Dislocation subgrain structures and modeling the plastic hardening of metallic single crystals", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol.18, iss.5, 055001, 2010.

[Bronkhorst, CA * Kalidindi, SR * Zavaliangos, A * Thamburaja, P], "Special issue in honor of Lallit Anand", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.26, iss.8, spec. iss.SI, p.1071-1072, AUG 2010.

[Luscher, DJ * McDowell, DL * Bronkhorst, CA], "A second gradient theoretical framework for hierarchical multiscale modeling of materials", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.26, iss.8, spec. iss.SI, p.1248-1275, AUG 2010.

[Bronkhorst, C.A. * Ross, A.R. * Hansen, B.L. * Cerreta, E.K. * Bingert, J.F.], "Modeling and characterization of grain scale strain distribution in polycrystalline tantalum", Computers, Materials and Continua, Vol.17, iss.2, p.149-174, 2010.

[Tonks, D.L. * Bingert, J. * Livescu, V. * Luo, S. * Bronkhorst, C.], "Mesoscale polycrystal calculations of damage in spallation in metals", EPJ Web of Conferences, vol.10, p.00006, 2010.

[Escobedo, J.P. * Dennis-Koller, D. * Cerreta, E.K. * Patterson, B.M. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Hansen, B.L. * Tonks, D. * Lebensohn, R.A.], "Effects of grain size and boundary structure on the dynamic tensile response of copper", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.110, iss.3, 033513, 20110801.

[Tonks, DL * Bronkhorst, CA * Bingert, JF], "A COMPARISON OF CALCULATED DAMAGE FROM SQUARE WAVES AND TRIANGULAR WAVES", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol.1426, 2012.

[Escobedo, JP * Dennis-Koller, D * Cerreta, EK * Bronkhorst, CA], "EFFECTS OF GRAIN BOUNDARY STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION ON THE SPALL RESPONSE OF COPPER", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol.1426, 2012.

[Dennis-Koller, D * Escobedo-Diaz, JP * Cerreta, EK * Bronkhorst, CA * Hansen, B * Lebensohn, R * Mourad, H * Patterson, B * Tonks, D], "CONTROLLED SHOCK LOADING CONDITIONS FOR MICRSTRUCTURAL CORRELATION OF DYNAMIC DAMAGE BEHAVIOR", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol.1426, 2012.

[Luscher, D.J. * McDowell, D.L. * Bronkhorst, C.A.], "Essential features of fine scale boundary conditions for second gradient multiscale homogenization of statistical volume elements", International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Vol.10, iss.5, p.461-486, 2012.

[Escobedo, J.P. * Trujillo, C.P. * Dennis-Koller, D. * Cerreta, E.K. * Bronkhorst, C.A.], "Influence of loading kinetics on the shock response of polycrystalline copper", Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol.1, p.345-352, 2013.

[Cerreta, E.K. * Bingert, J.F. * Gray III, G.T. * Trujillo, C.P. * Lopez, M.F. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Hansen, B.L.], "Microstructural examination of quasi-static and dynamic shear in high-purity iron", International Journal of Plasticity, Vol.40, p.23-38, January 2013.

[Bronkhorst, C. A. * Mayeur, J. R. * Beyerlein, I. J. * Mourad, H. M. * Hansen, B. L. * Mara, N. A. * Carpenter, J. S. * McCabe, R. J. * Sintay, S. D.], "Meso-Scale Modeling the Orientation and Interface Stability of Cu/Nb-Layered Composites by Rolling", JOM, Vol.65, iss.3, p.431-442, MAR 2013.

[Hansen, B. L. * Beyerlein, I. J. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Cerreta, E. K. * Dennis-Koller, D.], "A dislocation-based multi-rate single crystal plasticity model", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.44, p.129-146, MAY 2013.

[Escobedo, Juan P. * Cerreta, Ellen K. * Dennis-Koller, Darcie * Trujillo, Carl P. * Bronkhorst, Curt A.], "Influence of boundary structure and near neighbor crystallographic orientation on the dynamic damage evolution during shock loading", PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, Vol.93, iss.7, p.833-846, MAR 1 2013.

[Luscher, Darby J. * Bronkhorst, Curt A. * Alleman, Coleman N. * Addessio, Francis L.], "A model for finite-deformation nonlinear thermomechanical response of single crystal copper under shock conditions", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol.61, iss.9, p.1877-1894, September 2013.

[Mayeur, J. R. * Beyerlein, I. J. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Mourad, H. M. * Hansen, B. L.], "A crystal plasticity study of heterophase interface character stability of Cu/Nb bicrystals", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.48, p.72-91, SEP 2013.

[Hansen, B. L. * Carpenter, J. S. * Sintay, S. D. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * McCabe, R. J. * Mayeur, J. R. * Mourad, H. M. * Beyerlein, I. J. * Mara, N. A. * Chen, S. R. * Gray, G. T., III], "Modeling the texture evolution of Cu/Nb layered composites during rolling", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.49, p.71-84, OCT 2013.

[Lebensohn, Ricardo A. * Escobedo, Juan P. * Cerreta, Ellen K. * Dennis-Koller, Darcie * Bronkhorst, Curt A. * Bingert, John F.], "Modeling void growth in polycrystalline materials", ACTA MATERIALIA, Vol.61, iss.18, p.6918-6932, OCT 2013.

[Cerreta, E. K. * Escobedo, J. P. * Rigg, P. A. * Trujillo, C. P. * Brown, D. W. * Sisneros, T. A. * Clausen, B. * Lopez, M. F. * Lookman, T. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Addessio, F. L.], "The influence of phase and substructural evolution during dynamic loading on subsequent mechanical properties of zirconium", ACTA MATERIALIA, Vol.61, iss.20, p.7712-7719, DEC 2013.

[Escobedo, J.P. * Cerreta, E.K. * Dennis-Koller, D. * Patterson, B.M. * Lebensohn, R.A. * Bronkhorst, C.A.], "Effects of microstructure and shock loading conditions on the damage behavior of polycrystalline copper", EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol.26, p.02008, 2012.

[Dennis-Koller, D. * Escobedo-Diaz, J.P. * Cerreta, E.K. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Hansen, B. * Lebensohn, R. * Mourad, H. * Patterson, B. * Tonks, D.], "Isolation of kinetic and spatial properties of uni-axial dynamic tensile loading of OFHC copper", EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol.26, p.01040, 2012.

[Cerreta, E.K. * Escobedo, J.P. * Rigg, P.A. * Addessio, F.L. * Lookman, T. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Trujillo, C.P. * Brown, D.W. * Dickerson, P.O. * Dickerson, R.M. * Gray, G.T. , III], "The influence of peak shock stress on the high pressure phase transformation in zirconium", EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol.26, p.02013, 2012.

[Alleman, Coleman * Ghosh, Somnath * Luscher, D. J. * Bronkhorst, Curt A.], "Evaluating the effects of loading parameters on single-crystal slip in tantalum using molecular mechanics", PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, Vol.94, iss.1, p.92-116, JAN 2 2014.

[Mayeur, J.R. * Beyerlein, I.J. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Mourad, H.M.], "The Influence of Grain Interactions on the Plastic Stability of Heterophase Interfaces", Materials, Vol.7, iss.1, p.302-22, Jan. 2014.

[Mourad, Hashem M. * Bronkhorst, Curt A. * Addessio, Francis L. * Cady, Carl M. * Brown, Donald W. * Chen, Shuh Rong * Gray, George T., III], "Incrementally objective implicit integration of hypoelastic-viscoplastic constitutive equations based on the mechanical threshold strength model", COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, Vol.53, iss.5, p.941-955, MAY 2014.

[Brown, E.N. * Cady, C.M. * Gray, G.T. , III * Hull, L.M. * Cooley, J.H. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Addessio, F.L.], "Characterization of shocked beryllium", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol.500, iss.11, p.112013, 2014.

[Escobedo, J.P. * Cerreta, E.K. * Dennis-Koller, D. * Patterson, B.M. * Bronkhorst, C.A.], "Influence of shock loading kinetics on the spall response of copper", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol.500, iss.11, p.112023, 2014.

[Zong, Hongxiang * Ding, Xiangdong * Lookman, Turab * Li, Ju * Sun, Jun * Cerreta, Ellen K. * Escobedo, A. P. * Addessio, Francis L. * Bronkhorst, Curt A.], "Collective nature of plasticity in mediating phase transformation under shock compression", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.89, iss.22, p.220101, JUN 3 2014.

[Cerreta, E. K. * Addessio, F. L. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Brown, D. W. * Escobedo, J. P. * Fensin, S. J. * Gray, G. T., III * Lookman, T. * Rigg, P. A. * Trujillo, C. P.], "The influence of peak shock stress on the high pressure phase transformation in Zr", Journal of Physics Conference Series, Vol.500, p.032003, 2014.

[Mayeur, J.R. * Beyerlein, I.J. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Mourad, H.M.], "Incorporating interface affected zones into crystal plasticity", International Journal of Plasticity, Vol.65, p.206-225, February 2015.

[Alleman, C. * Luscher, D.J. * Bronkhorst, C. * Ghosh, S.], "Distribution-enhanced homogenization framework and model for heterogeneous elasto-plastic problems", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol.85, p.176-202, Dec. 2015.

[Long, C.C. * Zhang, D.Z. * Bronkhorst, C.A. * Gray, G.T.], "Representing ductile damage with the dual domain material point method", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.300, p.611-627, March 01, 2016.

[Livescu, Veronica * Bronkhorst, Curt A. * Bingert, John F.], "Microstructural data for model development and validation", 3DMS 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on 3D Materials Science, p.53-58, 2014.

[Bronkhorst, C.A. * Gray, G.T. * Addessio, F.L. * Livescu, V. * Bourne, N.K. * MacDonald, S.A. * Withers, P.J.], "Response and representation of ductile damage under varying shock loading conditions in tantalum", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.119, iss.8, p.085103, 28 Feb. 2016.

[Bronkhorst, C. A. * Gray, G. T., III * Addessio, F. L. * Livescu, V. * Bourne, N. K. * McDonald, S. A. * Withers, P. J.], "Response and representation of ductile damage under varying shock loading conditions in tantalum (vol 119, 085103, 2016)", JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol.119, iss.10, p.109901, MAR 14 2016.

[Morrow, B. M. * Lebensohn, R. A. * Trujillo, C. P. * Martinez, D. T. * Addessio, F. L. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Lookman, T. * Cerreta, E. K.], "Characterization and modeling of mechanical behavior of single crystal titanium deformed by split-Hopkinson pressure bar", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.82, p.225-240, JUL 2016.

[Lieberman, Evan J. * Lebensohn, Ricardo A. * Menasche, David B. * Bronkhorst, Curt A. * Rollett, Anthony D.], "Microstructural effects on damage evolution in shocked copper polycrystals", Acta Materialia, Vol.116, p.270-280, 1 September 2016.

[Mourad, H. M. * Bronkhorst, C. A. * Livescu, V. * Plohr, J. N. * Cerreta, E. K.], "Modeling and simulation framework for dynamic strain localization in elasto-viscoplastic metallic materials subject to large deformations", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol.88, p.1-26, JAN 2017.

[Bourne, N.K. * Gray, G.T. * Bronkhorst, C.A.], "Critical Conditions for Failure; Stress Levels, Length Scales, Time Scales", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol.1793, p.100006, 13 Jan. 2017.

[Versino, Daniele * Tonda, Alberto * Bronkhorst, Curt A.], "Data driven modeling of plastic deformation", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.318, p.981-1004, 1 May 2017.

[Livescu, Veronica * Bronkhorst, Curt * Vander wiel, Scott], "3D MICROSTRUCTURES FOR MATERIALS AND DAMAGE MODELS", ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES, Vol.175, iss.2, p.16-20, FEB-MAR 2017.