Faculty Profile

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Michael Accorsi


Senior Associate Dean and Professor, CEE
Northwestern University, 1985, Ph.D.
michael.accorsi@uconn.edu

Affiliated Faculty Member

Campus Location: Francis L. Castleman, rm 220

Tel: (860) 486-4198
Fax: (860) 486-5111

Personal Website: http://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/faculty-members/accorsi-michael

Publications:

  • K. Lu, M. Accorsi, and J. Leonard (2000) “Finite Element Analysis of Membrane Wrinkling,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (in press).
  • K. Stein, R. Benney, V. Kalro, T. Tezduyar, J.W. Leonard, and M.L. Accorsi (2000) “Parachute Fluid Structure Interactions: 3-D Computation,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (in press).
  • M.L. Accorsi, J.W. Leonard, R. Benney, and K.Stein, (2000) “Structural Modeling of Parachute Dynamics,” AIAA Journal 38, 139-146.
  • K. Stein, R. Benney, T. Tezduyar, M. Accorsi, and J. Leonard, “Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of the US Army Personnel Parachute System” AIAA GN&C Conference, August 2000, Denver, Colorado.
  • R. Benney, K. Stein, W. Zhang, M. Accorsi and J. Leonard (1999) “Controllable Airdrop Simulations Utilizing a 3-D Structural Dynamics Model,” 15th CEAS/AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, June, 1999, Toulouse, France.
  • M. Accorsi, K. Lu, J. Leonard, R. Benney and K. Stein (1999) “Issues in Parachute Structural Modeling: Damping and Wrinkling,” 15th CEAS/AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, June, 1999, Toulouse, France.
  • K. Stein, R. Benney, V. Kalro, T. Tezduyar, J. Leonard and M. Accorsi (1999) “3-D Computation of Parachute Fluid-Structure Interactions: Performance and Control,” 15th CEAS/AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, June, 1999, Toulouse, France.
  • K. Stein, R. Benney, V. Kalro, T. Tezduyar, J. Leonard, and M. Accorsi, “Parachute Fluid- Structure Interaction: Coupling Issues,” Proceedings, Int. Conf. On Computational Engineering Science 98, October, 1998, Atlanta.
  • Kun Lu, J.W. Leonard, M.L. Accorsi, R.J. Benney, and K.R. Stein (1998) “Special Kink and Fold Elements for Simulating Parachute Dynamics,” Fourth International Conference on Computational Structures, Edinburgh, August 1998.
  • R.J. Benney, K.R. Stein, V. Kalro, T. Tezduyar, J.W. Leonard, and M.L. Accorsi (1998) “Parachute Performance Simulations: A 3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Model,” 21st Army Science Conference, June 1998, Best Papers Volume.
  • K. Stein, R. Benney, V. Kalro, T. Tezduyar, J.W. Leonard, and M.L. Accorsi (1998) “3-D Computations of Parachute Fluid-Structure Interactions,” Fourth Japan-US Symposium on Finite Element Methods in Large Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics, April 1998
  • R.J. Benney, K.R. Stein, J.W. Leonard, and M.L. Accorsi (1997) “Current 3D Structural Dynamic Finite Element Modelling Capabilities,” 14th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference, San Francisco, 6/2/97-6/5/97.
  • C.H. Roche and M.L. Accorsi (1998) “A New Finite Element Method for Global Modeling of Delamination in Composites” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 31, 165-177.
  • D.C. Winkler and M.L. Accorsi (1997) “Application of the Patch Test to Incompatible Laminated Finite Elements,” Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng. 40, 4239-4257.
  • D.C. Winkler and M.L. Accorsi (1997) “Incompatible Finite Elements for Laminated Structures,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 27, 133-151.
  • M.L. Accorsi and M.S. Bennett (1997) “Wave Mode Conversion in Stiffened Cylindrical Shells with Periodic Axial Curvature,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 119, 180-184.
  • M.L. Accorsi, A. Pegoretti, and A.T. DiBenedetto (1996) “Dynamic Analysis of Fiber Breakage in Single and Multiple Fiber Composites,” Journal of Materials Science 31, 4181-4187.
  • A. Pegoretti, M.L. Accorsi, and A.T. DiBenedetto (1996) “Fracture Toughness of Fiber-Matrix Interface in Glass-Epoxy Composites,” Journal of Materials Science 31, 6145-6153.
  • R.A. LaFreniere and M.L. Accorsi (1996) “Eigenvalue Extraction for Large Finite Element Models using a New Conjugate Gradient Algorithm,” Commun. Numer. Methods Eng. 12, 77-83.
  • A. Ghoshal, M.L. Accorsi, and M.S. Bennett (1996) “Wave Propagation in Circular Cylindrical Shells with Periodic Axial Curvature,” Wave Motion 23, 339-352.
  • H.R. Adib-Jahromi, R.B. Malla, and M.L. Accorsi (1996) “Constrained Layer Damping of Tubular Truss Members,” AIAA Journal 34, 1487-1493.
  • S.C.U. Ochi, M.L. Accorsi, and E.H. Jordan (1995) “Influence of Embedded Markers on the Response of the Host Material,” Journal of Testing and Evaluation 23, 196-202.
  • A.T. DiBenedetto, S.M. Connelly, W.C. Lee, and M.L. Accorsi (1995) “The Properties of Organosiloxane/Polyester Interfaces at an E-Glass Fiber Surface,” Journal of Adhesion 52, 41- 64.
  • R.B. Malla, H.R. Adib-Jahromi, and M.L. Accorsi (1995) “Simplified Design Method for Braced Double-Skinned Structure in Lunar Application,” ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering 8, 189-195.
  • L.S. Beale and M.L. Accorsi (1995) “Power Flow in Two and Three Dimensional Frame Structures,” Journal of Sound and Vibration 185, 685-702.
  • M.S. Bennett and M.L. Accorsi (1993) “Free Wave Propagation in Periodically Ring Stiffened Cylindrical Shells,” Journal of Sound and Vibration 171, 49-66.
  • A.A. Gates and M.L. Accorsi (1993) “Automatic Shape Optimization of Three-Dimensional Shell Structures with Large Shape Changes,” Computers & Structures 49, 167-178.
  • A. Anselmo, M.L. Accorsi, and A. DiBenedetto (1992) “The Effect of an Interphase on the Stress and Energy Distribution in the Embedded Single Fiber Test,” Composites Science and Technology 44, 215-225.
  • M.L. Accorsi and M.S. Bennett (1991) “A Finite Element Based Method for the Analysis of Free Wave Propagation in Stiffened Cylinders,” Journal of Sound and Vibration 148, 279-292.
  • M.L. Accorsi and R. Chamarajanagar (1991) “Numerical Evaluation of a Hybrid Finite Element Method Using Eigenstrain,” Computers & Structures 41, 1065-1071.
  • E.F. Sarisley and M.L. Accorsi (1990) “Prestress Level in Stress-Laminated Timber Bridges,” ASCE Journal of the Structural Division 116, 3003-3019.
  • M.L. Accorsi (1988) “A Method for Modelling Microstructural Material Discontinuities in a Finite Element Analysis,” Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng. 26, 2187-2197.
  • A.D. Kerr and M. L. Accorsi (1987) “Numerical Validation of the New Track Equations for Static Problems,” Int. J. Mech. Sci. 29, 15-27.
  • M.L. Accorsi and S. Nemat-Nasser (1986) “Bounds on the Overall Elastic and Instantaneous Elastoplastic Moduli of Periodic Composites,” Mech. of Mat. 5, 209-220.
  • S. Nemat-Nasser, T. Iwakuma, and M. L. Accorsi (1986) “Cavity Growth and Grain Boundary Sliding in Polycrystalline Solids,” Mech. of Mat. 5, 317-329.
  • A.D. Kerr and M. L. Accorsi (1985) “Generalization of the Equations for Frame-Type Structures, A Variational Approach,” Acta Mechanica 56, 55-73.

Keywords: applied mechanics, structures