Publications (2006-2010)

2010 Publications

77. M. Liao, T. Okazaki, R. Ballarini, A. Schultz, T. Galambos, “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Critical Gusset Plates in the I-35W Bridge in Minnesota,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137, Issue 1, pp. 59-68, 2011. (posted ahead of print July 15, 2010 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000269). pdf icon

76. T. Anderson, E. Akatyeva, I. Nikiforov, D. Potyondy, R. Ballarini and T. Dumitrica, “Toward Distinct Element Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Systems,” ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, Vol. 1, 041009, 2010.76

75. Z.L. Shen, M.R. Hodge, H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and S.J. Eppell, “In-Vitro Fracture Testing of Submicron Diameter Collagen Fibrils Under Uniaxial Testing,” Biophysical Journal, Vol. 99, 1986-1995, 2010. pdf icon

74. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Using Microfabricated Devices to Determine the Fracture Strength of Materials,” International Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 101, No. 1, pp. 102-105, 2010. pdf icon

73. R. Piccinin and R. Ballarini, “Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Pullout Analyses of Headed Anchors in Stressed Concrete,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp. 761-768, 2010. pdf icon

72. Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini and J. Lou, “Development and Application of a Novel Micro-fabricated Device for In Situ Tensile Testing of 1-D Nanomaterials,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 675-682, 2010. pdf icon

2009 Publications

71. L.M. Hale, X.W. Zhou, J.A. Zimmerman, N.R. Moody, R. Ballarini and W.W. Gerberich, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Delamination of a Stiff, Body-Centered-Cubic Crystalline Film from a Compliant Si Substrate,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 6, No. 8, 083503-083503-7, Oct. 2009. pdf icon

70. Y. Tang, R. Ballarini, M.J. Buehler and S.J. Eppell, “Deformation Micromechanisms of Collagen Fibrils Under Uniaxial Tension,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 7, pp. 839-850, 2010 (published first online November 6, 2009, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2009.0390). pdf icon

69. S. Mogilevskaya, H. Stolarski, R. Ballarini and S. Crouch, “Interaction Between a Crack and an Inhomogeneity with Surface Elsaticity and Surface Tension,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol.159, 2009, 191-207. pdf icon

68. F. Ostlund, K. Rzepiejewska-Malyska, K. Leifer, L.M. Hale, Y. Tang, R. Ballarini,, W.W. Gerberich and J. Michler, “Brittle-to-Ductile Transition in Uniaxial Compression of Silicon Pillars at Room Temperature,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 19, 2009, 2439-2444S. pdf icon

67. W. Gerberich, J. Michler, W.M. Mook, R. Ghisleni, F. Ostlund, D.D. Stauffer and R. Ballarini, “Scale Effects for Strength, Ductility and Toughness in ‘Brittle Materials’,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 24, No. 3, March 2009. pdf icon

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2008 Publications

66. B.L. Boyce, R. Ballarini and I. Chasiotis, “An Argument for Proof-Testing Brittle Microsystems in High-Reliability Applications,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 18, 2008 117001 (4pp), doi:10.1088/0960-1317/18/11/117001. pdf icon

65. Z.L. Shen, M.R. Dodge, H. Kahn, R.Ballarini and S.J. Eppell, “Stress-strain Experiments on Individual Collagen Fibrils,” Biophysical Journal, Vol. 95, 2008, 3956-3963. pdf icon

64. A. Avishai, H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “FIB and HRTEM Characterization of Surface Oxides on Polysilicon MEMS after Cyclic Loading,” Microscopy and Microanalysis, Supplement S2, 2008, 1010-1011 (DOI: 10.1017/S1431927608085917).

63. H. Kahn, A. Avishai, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Surface oxide effects on failure of polysilicon MEMS after cyclic and monotonic loading,” Scripta Materialia, Vol. 59, Issue 9, 2008, 912-915. scripta pdf icon

62. Y. Wang and R. Ballarini, “Crack-tip Parameters in Polycrystalline Plates with Soft Grain Boundaries,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No. 1, 100-109, 2008. pdf icon

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2007 Publications

61. W.W. Gerberich, W.M. Mook, J.Deneen Nowak, C.B. Carter and R. Ballarini, “A Crack Extension Force Correlation for Hard Materials,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 148, 109-114, 2007. pdf icon

60. R. Khare, S.L. Mielke, J.T. Paci, S. Zhang, R. Ballarini, G.C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, “Coupled Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Modeling of the Fracture of Defective Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Sheets,” Physical Review B 75, 1 2007. pdf icon

59. L. Chen, R. Ballarini, H. Kahn and A.H. Heuer, “A Bioinspired Micro-Composite Structure,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 22, No. 1, 124-131, 2007. pdf icon

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2006 Publications

58. R. Ballarini and P. Villaggio, “Frobenius’ Method for Curved Cracks,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 139, pp. 59-69, 2006. pdf icon

57. V. Hatty, H. Kahn, J. Trevino, M. Mehregany, C.A. Zorman, R. Ballarini, A,H, Heuer, “Fracture Toughness of LPCVD Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide Thin Films,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 99, 013517, 2006. pdf icon

55. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Mechanical Fatigue of Polysilicon: Effects of Mean Stress and Stress Amplitude,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp. 667-678, 2006. pdf icon

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