People

Tomasz Wierzbicki

Professor of Applied Mechanics
Director, Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory
Ford–MIT Alliance
wierz@mit.edu
617.253.2104

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.

Publications: 

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.