Tomasz Wierzbicki

Professor of Applied Mechanics
Director, Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory
Ford–MIT Alliance

Tomaz Wierzbicki is a professor of applied mechanics in the Department of Ocean Engineering and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also director of the Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory.


X. Teng, and T. Wierzbicki. "Evaluation of six fracture models in high velocity perforation." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 73(12): 1653-1678, 2006.

Y. Bai, Y. Bao, and T. Wierzbicki. "Fracture of prismatic aluminum tubes under reverse straining." International Journal of Impact Engineering, 32(5): 671-701, 2006.

Y-W. Lee, and T. Wierzbicki. "Fracture prediction of thin plates under localized impulsive loading. Part I: dishing." International Journal of Impact Engineering, 31(10): 1253-1276, 2005.

L. Zheng, D. Petry, T. Wierzbicki, and H. Rapp., "Fracture prediction in 4-point bending of an extruded aluminum panel." Thin-Walled Structures, 43(4): 565-590, 2005.

T. Wierzbicki, Y. Bao, Y.-W. Lee, and Y. Bai. "Calibration and evaluation of seven fracture models." International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 47(4-5): 719-743, 2005.

Y. Bao, and T. Wierzbicki. "On the cut-off value of negative triaxiality for fracture." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 72(7): 1049-1069, 2005.

X. Teng, T. Wierzbicki, S. Hiermaier, and I. Rohr. "Numerical prediction of fracture in the Taylor test." International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42(9-10): 2929-2948, 2005.