Odegard pictureGregory M. Odegard

Richard and Elizabeth Henes Associate Professor in Computational Mechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

906/487-2329
fax: 906/487-2822
email:gmodegar@mtu.edu





CMMRLComputational Mechanics &
Materials Research Laboratory


Education
Ph.D. University of Denver (2000)
M.S. University of Denver (1998)
B.S. University of Colorado at Boulder (1995)

Research Interests
Mechanics of materials
Materials science

Experience
Michigan Technological University - 2004 to present
NASA Langley Research Center (NIA, NRC postdoc) - 2000 to 2004

Courses
MEEM 2150 Mechanics of Materials
MEEM 4170 Failure of Material in Mechanics
MEEM 4405 Introduction to Finite Element Method
MEEM 4810 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
MEEM 4900 Senior Design
MEEM 5110
Continuum Mechanics/Elasticity
MEEM 6110 Advanced Continuum Mechanics
MEEM 6130 Engineering Fracture Mechanics


Book Chapters
  1. Odegard, G.M., "Mutli-Scale Modeling of Polymer CNT Composites", in: Polymer Carbon Nanotube Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications, ed. T. McNally and P. Potschke, Woodhead Publishing (2011)
  2. Odegard, G.M., “Multiscale Modeling of Nanocomposite Materials”, in: Virtual Testing and Predictive Modeling: Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Allowables, ed. B. Farahmand, Springer (2009)
  3. Valavala, P.K., G.M. Odegard, "Thermodynamically-Consistent Multiscale Constitutive Modeling of Glassy Polymer Materials," in: IUTAM Symposium on Modelling Nanomaterials and Nanosystems, eds. R. Pyrz and J.C. Rauhe, Springer (2009)
  4. Odegard, G.M., "Equivalent-Continuum Modeling of Nanostructured Materials," in: Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology, eds. M. Rieth and W. Schommers, American Scientific Publishers (2006)
  5. Odegard, G.M., "Modeling of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites," in: Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional and Smart Materials, eds. M.J. Schulz, A. Kelkar, M.J. Sundaresan, CRC Press (2005)

Journal Publications (please contact me to request copies of any of these articles)
  1. Gao, Q., G. Meng, A. Nie, F. Mashayek, C. Wang, G.M. Odegard, R. Shahbazian-Yassar, “Direct Evidence of Lithium-Induced Atomic Ordering in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes”, Chemistry of Materials, in press
  2. King, J.A., D.R. Klimek, I. Miskioglu, G.M. Odegard, “Mechanical Properties of Graphene Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, in press
  3. Odegard, G.M., B.D. Jensen, S. Gowtham, J. Wu, J. He, Z. Zhang, “Predicting Mechanical Response of Crosslinked Epoxy using ReaxFF”, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 591, pp. 175 - 178 (2014) (preprint)
  4. Zhao, J., S. Nagao, G.M. Odegard, Z. Zhang, H. Kristiansen, J. He, “Size-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Nanoscale Polymer Particles Through Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation”, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 8, 541 (2013)
  5. Wu, J., J. He, G.M. Odegard, S. Nagao, Q.S. Zheng, Z. Zhang, “Giant Stretchability and Reversibility of Tightly-Wound Helical Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of the American Chemical SocietyVol. 135, no. 37, pp. 13775-13785 (2013)
  6. Wu, J., J. He, G.M. Odegard and Z. Zhang, “Effect of chain architecture on the compression behavior of nanoscale polyethylene particles”, Nanoscale Research LettersVol. 8, 322 (2013)
  7. Hadden, C.M., B.D. Jensen, A. Bandyopadhyay, G.M. Odegard, A. Koo, R. Liang, "Molecular Modeling of EPON-862/Graphite Composites: Interfacial Characteristics for Multiple Crosslink Densities", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 76, pp. 92-99 (2013) (preprint)
  8. King, J.A., D.R. Klimek, I. Miskioglu, G.M. Odegard, “Mechanical Properties of Graphite Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 128, no. 6, pp. 4217-4223 (2013)
  9. Bandyopadhyay, A., G.M. Odegard, “Molecular Modeling of Physical Aging in Epoxy Polymers”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 660-666 (2013) (preprint)
  10. Jensen, B.D., A. Bandyopadhyay, K.E. Wise, G.M. Odegard, “Parametric Study of ReaxFF Simulation Parameters for Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Reactive Carbon Gases”, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 3003-3008 (2012)
  11. Momeni, K., G.M. Odegard, R.S. Yassar, “Finite-Size Effect on Piezoelectric Properties of ZnO Nanobelts: A Molecular Dynamics Approach”, Acta Materialia, Vol. 60, no. 13-14, pp. 517-5124 (2012)
  12. Bandyopadhyay, A., G.M. Odegard, “Molecular Modeling of Crosslink Distribution in Epoxy Polymers”, Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engneering, Vol. 20, no. 4, 045018 (2012) (preprint)
  13. Odegard, G.M., A. Bandyopadhyay, “Physical Aging of Epoxy Polymers and Their Composites”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 49, no. 24, pp. 1695-1716 (2011)  (preprint)
  14. Abraham, A.C., C.R. Edwards, G.M. Odegard, T.L. Haut Donahue, “Regional and Fiber Oreintation Dependent Shear Properties and Anisotropy of Bovine Meniscus”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical MaterialsVol. 4, no. 8, pp. 2024-2030 (2011)
  15. Aifantis, K.E., S. Shrivastava, G.M. Odegard, “Transverse Mechanical Properties of Collagen Fibers from Nanoindentation”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in MedicineVol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1375-1381 (2011)
  16. Bandyopadhyay, A., P.K. Valavala, T.C. Clancy, K.E. Wise, G.M. Odegard, “Molecular Modeling of Crosslinked Epoxy Polymers: The Effect of Crosslink Density on Thermomechanical Properties”, Polymer,  Vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 2445-2452 (2011)
  17. Abraham, A.C., J.T. Moyer, D.F. Villegas, G.M. Odegard, T.L. Haut Donahue, “Hyperelastic Properties of Human Meniscal Attachments”, Journal of BiomechanicsVol. 44, no. 3, pp. 413-418 (2011)
  18. You, Z., J. Mills-Beale, F. Justin, S. Roy, G.M. Odegard, Q. Dai, S.W. Goh, "Nanoclay-Modified Asphalt Materials: Preparation and Characterization", Construction and Building MaterialsVol. 25, no. 2, pp. 1072–1078 (2011)
  19.  Momeni, K., G.M. Odegard, R.S. Yassar, “Nanocomposite Electrical Generator Based on Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Nanowires”, Journal of Applied PhysicsVol. 108, no. 11, 114303 (2010)
  20. Odegard, G.M. and E.C. Aifantis, “Multiscale Modeling of Graphite Plain-Weave Composites with a SWNT-Reinforced Epoxy Matrix”, World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 251-255 (2010) (preprint)
  21. Morrow, D.A., T.L. Haut Donahue, G.M. Odegard, K.R. Kaufman, “A Method for Assessing the Fit of a Constitutive Material Model to Experimental Stress-Strain Data”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 247-256 (2010)
  22. Morrow, D.A., T.L. Haut Donahue, G.M. Odegard, K.R. Kaufman, "Transversely Isotropic Tensile Materials Properties of Skeletal Muscle Tissue", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 124-129 (2010)
  23. Richards, A.W. and G.M. Odegard, “Constitutive Modeling of Electrostrictive Polymers using a Hyperelasticity-Based Approach”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 77, no. 1, 014502 (2010) (preprint)
  24. Valavala, P.K., G.M. Odegard, E.C. Aifantis, "Influence of Representative Volume Element Size on Predicted Elastic Properties of Polymer Materials", Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 17, no. 4, 045004 (2009) (preprint)
  25. Elangovan, S., G.M. Odegard, D.A. Morrow, H. Wang, M.N. Hebert-Blouin, R.J. Spinner, “Intraneural Ganglia: A Clinical Problem Deserving a Mechanistic Explanation and Model”,  Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 26, no. 2, E11 (2009)
  26. Hauch, K.N., M.L. Oyen, G.M. Odegard, T.L. Haut Donahue, “Nanoindentation of the Insertional Zones of Human Meniscal Attachments into Underlying Bone”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 339-347 (2009)
  27. Valavala, P.K., T.C. Clancy, G.M. Odegard, T.S. Gates, E.C. Aifantis, “Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Materials using a Statistics-Based Micromechanics Approach”, Acta Materialia, Vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 525-532 (2009) (preprint)
  28. Odegard, G.M., TL Haut Donahue, D.A. Morrow, K.R. Kaufman, “Constitutive Modeling of Skeletal Muscle Tissue with an Explicit Strain-Energy Function”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 130, no. 6, 061017 (2008) (preprint)
  29. Elangovan, S., B.S. Altan, G.M. Odegard, “An Elastic Micropolar Mixture Theory for Predicting Elastic Properties of Cellular Materials”, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 602-614 (2008) (preprint)
  30. Valavala, P.K., T.C. Clancy, G.M. Odegard, T.S. Gates, “Nonlinear Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 44, no. 3-4, pp. 1161-1179 (2007) (preprint)
  31. Gates, T.S., X. Su, F. Abdi, G.M. Odegard, H.M. Herring, "Facesheet Delamination of Composite Sandwich Materials at Cryogenic Temperatures", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 66, no. 14, pp. 2423-2435 (2006)
  32. Odegard, G.M., T.S. Gates, “Modeling and Testing of a Graphite Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composite”, Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, Vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 239-246 (2006) (preprint)
  33. Chasiotis, I., Q. Chen, G.M. Odegard, T.S. Gates, "Structure-Property Relationships in Polymer Composites with Micrometer and Submicrometer Graphite Platelets", Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 507-516 (2005)
  34. Gates, T.S., G.M. Odegard, S.J.V. Frankland, T.C. Clancy, "Computational Materials: Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructured Materials", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 65, no. 15-16, pp. 2416-2434 (2005)
  35. Valavala, P.K., G.M. Odegard, "Modeling Techniques for Determination of Mechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites", Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 34-44 (2005)
  36. Odegard, G.M., T.S. Gates, H.M. Herring, "Characterization of Viscoelastic Properties of Polymeric Materials Through Nanoindentation," Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 130-136 (2005) (preprint)
  37. Odegard, G.M., T.C. Clancy, T.S. Gates, "Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle/Polymer Composites," Polymer, Vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 553-562 (2005) (preprint)
  38. Odegard, G.M., S.J.V. Frankland, T.S. Gates, “Effect of Chemical Functionalization on Mechanical Properties of Nanotube/Polymer Composites”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1828-1835 (2005)
  39. Odegard, G.M., “Constitutive Modeling of Piezoelectric Polymer Composites,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 52, no. 18, pp. 5315-5330 (2004) (preprint)
  40. Odegard, G.M., R.B. Pipes, P. Hubert, “Comparison of Two Models of SWCN Polymer Composites,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 64, no. 7-8, pp. 1011-1020 (2004) (preprint)
  41. Odegard, G.M., T.S. Gates, K.E. Wise, C. Park, E.J. Siochi, “Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Composites,Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 1671-1687 (2003)
  42. Frankland, S.J.V., V.M. Harik, G.M. Odegard, T.S. Gates, “Stress-Strain Behavior of Polymer Carbon-Nanotube Composites:  Molecular Dynamics Simulation Results,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 1655-1661 (2003)
  43. Wang, Y., C. Sun, X. Sun, J. Hinkley, G.M. Odegard, T.S. Gates, “2-D Nano-Scale Finite Element Analysis of Polymer Field,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 1581-1590 (2003)
  44. Odegard, G.M., T.S. Gates, L.M. Nicholson, K.E. Wise, “Equivalent-Continuum Modeling of Nano-Structured Materials,Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 62, no. 14, pp. 1869-1880 (2002) (preprint)
  45. Searles, K., G. Odegard, M. Kumosa. “The Effect of Eccentric Loads on the Macroscopic Strain and Stress Distributions in Woven Fabric Composite Iosipescu Specimens,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 571-588 (2002)
  46. Kumosa, M., G. Odegard, D. Armentrout, L. Kumosa, K. Searles, J.K. Sutter. “Comparison of the 45 Off-Axis and Iosipescu Shear Tests for Woven Fabric Composite Materials,” Journal of Composites Technology & Research, Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 3-16 (2002)
  47. Odegard, G., K. Searles, M. Kumosa. “A Continuum Elastic-Plastic Model for Woven Fabric/Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Under Biaxial Stresses,Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 61, no. 16, pp. 2501-2510 (2001)
  48. Searles, K., G. Odegard, M. Kumosa. “Micro- and Meso-mechanics of 8-Harness Satin Woven Fabric Composites: Part I: Evaluation of Elastic Behavior,Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 1627-1655 (2001)
  49. Odegard, G., D. Armentrout, K. Searles, L. Kumosa, J.K. Sutter, M. Kumosa. “Failure Analysis of 45 Off-Axis Woven Fabric Composite Specimens,” Journal of Composites Technology & Research, Vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 205-224 (2001)
  50. Odegard, G., M. Kumosa. “Elastic-Plastic and Failure Properties of a Unidirectional Graphite/PMR-15 Composite at Room and Elevated Temperatures,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 60, no. 16, pp. 2979-2988 (2000)
  51. Odegard, G., M. Kumosa. “Determination of Shear Strength of Unidirectional Composite Materials with the Iosipescu and 10 Off-Axis Shear Tests,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 60, no. 16, pp. 2917-2943 (2000)
  52. Odegard, G., K. Searles, M. Kumosa. “Non-Linear Analysis of Woven Fabric-Reinforced Graphite/PMR-15 Composites Under Shear-Dominated Biaxial Loads,Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, Vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 129-152 (2000)
  53. Searles, K., G. Odegard, M. Castelli, M. Kumosa. “Failure Investigation of Graphite-Polyimide Fabric Composites at Room and Elevated Temperatures Using the Biaxial Iosipescu Test,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 33, no. 23, pp. 2038-2079 (1999)
  54. Odegard, G., M. Kumosa. “Elasto-Plastic Analysis of the Iosipescu Shear Test,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 33, no. 21, pp. 1981-2002 (1999) 
  55. Odegard, G., K. Searles, M. Kumosa.  “A Critical Examination of the Iosipescu Shear Test as Applied to 0 Unidirectional Composite Materials,Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 229-256 (1999)


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Greg Odegard, Nanotechnology, Nanostructured Materials, Micromechanics, Mori-Tanaka, Composites, Multifunctional Materials, Multiscale Modeling, Nanoindentation, Fracture Mechanics,  Molecular Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis