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Welcome to the Group on Nanomechanics & Nanotribology at the Institute of Continuum Mechanics at Leibniz Universität Hannover. We focus on using advanced experimental techniques like Nanoindentation, backed with computational models to understand the nonlinear world of soft materials and interfaces.

Interfaces are existent in all systems and critical to their behavior. For ex: Walking is a result of frictional interaction between the feet & ground; Lubrication involves contact of two surfaces across a thin film interfaces; Building foundations involve interaction between the granular materials and the foundation piles; seismic ruptures etc. Friction, Contact and Interfacial mechanics play a primary role in all material and structural behavior. ​

More detailed information on our ongoing research is available in our Research section.

Recent publications

Check out the recent publications from our group

Tribology International

A. B. Harish and P. Wriggers

"Modeling of two-body abrasive wear of filled elastomers as a contact-induced fracture process"

Vol. 138, pp. 16-31 (2019)
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Thin-Walled Structures

D. Harursampath, A. B. Harish and D. H. Hodges

“Model reduction in thin-walled open-section composite beams. Part I: Theory”

Vol. 117, pp. 356-366 (2017)
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Thin-Walled Structures

D. Harursampath, A. B. Harish and D. H. Hodges

“Model reduction in thin-walled open-section composite beams. Part II: Applications”

Vol. 117, pp. 367-377 (2017)
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Computational Mechanics

A. B. Harish, P. Wriggers, J. Jungk, N. Hojdis and C. Recker
“Mesoscale constitutive modeling of non-crystallizing filled elastomers”

Vol. 57, pp. 653-677 (2016)
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Latest News

This is what we have been up to recently

Master project

My student Shengming Tang successfully completed his Masters Project titled "Nanoindentation of Soft Materials using MD Simulations"

Master projects

My students Hamza, Chen and Ming complete their Masters projects on the same day! Congrats to all of you!

Visiting LUT Finland

I will be visiting LUT Finland as a visiting researcher with Dr. Marko Matikainen from Feb to Jul of 2019! Looking forward to the trip
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