Alan Freed


Freed, Alan

Office: MEOB 527
Phone: 979.862.4460

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Research Interests

Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Constitutive Models, Soft Solids, Finite Elasticity, Finite Viscoelasticity, Modeling of Elastomers, Modeling of Biological Tissues, Applications of the Fractional Calculus to Solid Mechanics, Numerical Methods for Material Modeling.

Awards & Honors

  • Brittan Undergraduate Teaching Award, Dept. Mech. Engr., Texas A&M, 2016
  • 07-14: Clifford H. Spicer Endowed Chair in Engineering, SVSU
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2006
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2004


  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1985
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1978

Selected Publications

Freed, A. D., Erel, V., and Moreno, M. R.: “Conjugate Stress/Strain Base Pairs for the Analysis of Planar Biologic Tissues”, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 12 (2017), 219-247. DOI: 10.2140/jomms. 2017.12.219.

Freed, A. D.; and Rajagopal, K. R.: “A Viscoelastic Model for Describing the Response of Biological Fibers”, ACTA Mechanica, 227 (2016), 3367-3380. DOI 10.1007/s00707-016-1673-7.

Freed, A. D.; and Rajagopal, K. R.: “A Promising Approach for Modeling Biological Fibers,” ACTA Mechanica, 227 (2016), 1609-1619. DOI: 10.1007/s00707-016-1583-8.

Freed, A. D.; and Srivinasa, A. R.: “Logarithmic Strain and Its Material Derivative for a QR Decomposition of the Deformation Gradient,” ACTA Mechanica, 226 (2015), 2645-2670. DOI: 10.1007/s00707-015-1344-0.

Freed, A. D.: “Hencky Strain and Logarithmic Rates in Lagrangian Analysis,” International Journal of Engineering Science, 81 (2014), 135-145. DOI 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2014.04.016.