• Professor
Alan Freed

Educational Background

  • 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

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

Selected Publications

  • Freed, A. D., and Zamani, S.: “On the Use of Convected Coordinate Systems in the Mechanics of Continuous Media Derived from a QR Decomposition of F,” International Journal of Engineering Science, 127 (2018), 145-161. DOI 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2018.02.011.
  • Freed, A. D.: “A Note on Stress/Strain Conjugate Pairs: Explicit and Implicit Theories of Thermoelasticity for Anisotropic Materials”, International Journal of Engineering Science., 120 (2017), 155-171. DOI 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2017.08.002.
  • Erel, V. and Freed, A. D.: “Stress/Strain Basis Pairs for Anisotropic Materials”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 120 (2017), 152-158. DOI 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.03.065.
  • 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.

Other Publications

  • Freed, A. D.: Soft Solids: A Primer to the Theoretical Mechanics of Materials, in series: Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology, Birkhäuser Science, Basel, 2014. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319- 03551-2.