• Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • General Dynamics Professor in Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, Center for Intelligent Materials and Structures (CiMMS)
Amine Benzerga Profile Photo

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Material Science & Engineering, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France - 2000
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France - 1995
  • Ingénieur Diplômé, B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Sup'Aero, Toulouse, France - 1995
  • Classes Preparatoires, Physics, Lycee Massena, Nice, France - 1989-1992

Research Interests

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Anisotropy in Plasticity and Fracture
    • Ductile Fracture
    • Discrete Dislocation Plasticity and Dislocation Mechanics
    • Macromolecular Mechanics of Polymers and Their Composites

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Faculty Fellow
  • 2011-2013 - Holder of the Edward "Pete" Aldridge Career Development Professorship I
  • 2009 - Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Select Young Faculty Award
  • 2008 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient
  • 2000 - Highest Honors for Ph.D. Dissertation Work, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
  • 1992 - Ranked 2nd among foreign students (> 500), "Grandes Ecoles" National Entry Exam, Concours Mines-Ponts-SupAero, France
  • 1989 - 6-year Government Scholarship, Classes Preparatoires & Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Morin, L. Leblond, J.-B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Coalescence of voids by internal necking: theoretical estimates and numerical results," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, In Review
  • Poulain, X., Benzerga, A. A., and Goldberg, R. K. (2013), "Finite-strain elasto-viscoplastic behavior of an epoxy resin: Experiments and modeling in the glassy regime," International Journal of Plasticity, Revised
  • Kondori, B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Effect of Stress Triaxiality on the Flow and Fracture of Mg Alloy AZ31," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A., In Press
  • Kondori, B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Fracture strains, damage mechanisms and anisotropy in a magnesium alloy across a range of stress triaxialities," Experimental Mechanics, 54, 493-499
  • Benzerga, A. A. and Leblond, J.-B. (2014), "Effective Yield Criterion Accounting for Microvoid Coalescence," Journal of Applied Mechanics, 81, 031009
  • Poulain, X., Kohlman, L. W., Binienda, W., Roberts, G. D., Goldberg, R. K., and Benzerga, A. A. (2013) "Determination of the intrinsic behavior of polymers using digital image correlation combined with video-monitored testing," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50, 1869-1878
  • Kweon, S. and Benzerga, A. A. (2013) "On the localization of plastic flow in glassy polymers," European Journal of Mechanics, 39, 251-267.
  • Kweon, S. and Benzerga, A. A. (2013), "Finite element implementation of a macromolecular viscoplastic polymer model," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 94, 895-919
  • Keralavarma, S. M., Cagin, T., Arsenlis, A., and Benzerga, A. A. (2012), "Power-Law Creep From Discrete Dislocation Dynamics," Physical Review Letters, 109, 265504
  • Benzerga, A. A., Surovik, D., and Keralavarma, S. M., (2012), "On the path-dependence of the fracture locus in ductile materials - Analysis," International Journal of Plasticity, 37, 157-170