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Dr. Ashok V. Kumar
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-0816
Email: akumar@ufl.edu


Areas of Specialization
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Dr. Kumar research focus is the broad area of computational methods and design optimization. Specific topics of research within this area are:

1.      Modeling of multifunctional structures, materials and composites

2.      Structured grid based analysis:
Extended FEM (X-FEM) using Implicit Boundary Method (IBM) and B-Spline Basis

3.      Finite element analysis and its applications to study material behavior,

4.      Structural and Design optimization

 

Education:

Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., 1990, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.Tech., 1988, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

RESEARCH TOPICS

Multifunctional Composites

Finite element analysis using structured grids: Implicit Boundary Method

Finite element method using B-Spline basis functions

Implicit Representation of Geometry

Design Optimization

Object-oriented framework for implementing Finite Element Method

Rapid Prototyping: Electrophotographic Layered Manufacturing

 

COURSES TAUGHT

EML 5526 Finite Element Analysis and Applications

EML 5045 Computational Methods for Design and Manufacturing

EML 4507 Finite  Element Analysis and Design

EML 3520 Mechanics of Materials

EML 2023 Computer Aided Graphics and Design


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Please direct questions, comments to: akumar@ufl.edu