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Northwestern University

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ACI Convention 2019: Matthew Troemner, Madura Pathirage, Dr. Gianluca Cusatis, Dr. Roman Wan-Wendner, and Dr. Gianluca Ranzi



Matthew is a PhD candidate of Civil Engineering within the Mechanics of Quasi-Brittle Materials Research Group at Northwestern University. He received a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

He is interested in research and analysis in the areas encompassed by Architectural, Structural, and Civil Engineering; specifically additive construction of concrete and concrete-like materials, and the assessment of fiber-reinforced concrete under dynamic conditions. In his free time he enjoys photography, video editing, traveling, and downhill skiing.

Current Research

Lattice-Discrete Particle Model-Based Analysis Of Marscrete And Sulfur Concretes

Current research is underway on the simulation of cured Marscrete and sulfur-based concretes using state-of-the-art multiscale-multiphysics analysis models.

3D-Printing And Mechanical Testing Of Sulfur-Based Martian Regolith Concrete

Matthew previously lead a team of 32 students, faculty, and professionals to develop a way to 3D-print structures on Mars using planetary- and mission-based materials for NASA. Additional research on the material is still underway. Details on the team can be found at the following link:

3D-Printing of Cementitious Infrastructure Materials

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Multi-Scale Multi-Physics Oriented Solutions, Applications, And Integrated Computations

Software is currently under development to integrate the Lattice-Discrete Particle Model (LDPM) in commercial FEA solvers.

Development Of Particle And Mesh Generation Tool For Lattice Discrete Particle Models

Nearing completion is work on developing a Python-based tool for generating the lattice mesh and framework for running an LDPM simulation using any generic input CAD file or mesh.

Formulation And Development Of A Lattice Discrete Model For Laminated Composites

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Examination Of Size Effect In Shear Walls Using Lattice-Discrete Particle Modeling

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