Computational Solid Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Composite Materials, Shear band formation due to impact and blast loads, Extended Finite Element and Levelset methods, Multiscale and Multigrid methods, atomistic simulations.
B.Sc., (Aerospace Eng.) Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1999
M.Sc., (Aerospace Eng.) Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 2002
Ph.D., (Civil Eng.) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005
Dr. Waisman's research interests are in computational solid and fracture mechanics with a special interest in extended finite element methods (XFEM) which allows one to model discontinuities without re-meshing the computational domain. He is also interested in developing novel multicale/multigrid techniques aimed at bridging the length and time scales to better understand material behavior from discrete (the nano scale) to continuum (the macro scale). Additional interest include: composite materials, shear band instabilities, large deformations and nonlinearities, contact mechanics, time integration, optimization and inverse problems, scientific and parallel computing and molecular dynamics.
Dr. Waisman won two best paper awards at the Copper Mountain conference on Multigrid and Iterative Methods (2005,2006) and has been a finalist in the Melosh medal competition on finite element methods (2006).