Publications (2011-2015)

2015 Publications

96. W.W. Gerberich, R. Ballarini, E.D. Hintsala, M. Mishra, J-F Molinari and I. Szlufarska, “Toward Demystifying the Mohs Hardness Scale,” Feature Article in September issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 98, No. 9, 2681-2688, 2015.pdf icon

95. J. Le, R. Ballarini and Z. Zhu, “Modeling of Probabilistic Failure of Polycrystalline Silicon MEMS Structures,” Feature Article and Cover Page in June issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 98, Issue 6, 1685-1697, June 2015.pdf icon

94. I. Ostanin, R. Ballarini and T. Dumitrica, “Distinct Element Method for Multiscale Modeling of Cross-Linked Carbon Nanotube Bundles: From Soft to Strong Nanomaterials,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 30, No. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 19-25.pdf icon

2014 Publications

93. R. Ballarini, A. Franco and G. Royer-Carfagni, “Wedge-Shaped Fracturing in the Pull Out of FRP Stiffeners from Quasi-Brittle Substrates,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 51, Issue 18, September 2014, 3196-3208.pdf icon

92. I. Ostanin, R. Ballarini and T. Dumitrica, “Distinct Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Bundles with Intertube Sliding and Dissipation,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 81, Issue 6, June 2014.pdf icon

2013 Publications

91. A. Gautieri, S. Vesentini, A. Redaelli and R. Ballarini, “Modeling and Measuring Visco-elastic Propeties: From Collagen Molecules to Collagen Fibrils,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 56, pp. 25-33, 2013 (published online icon

90. J. Le, M. Pieuchot and R. Ballarini, “Effect of Stress Singularities on Scaling of Strength of Quasibrittle Structures,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 140, Issue 5, May 2014 (posted online 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000693 (July 10, 2013).pdf icon

89. D. Giannuzzi, R. Ballarini, A. Huckelbridge, Jr., M. Pollino and M. Valente, “Braced Ductile Shear Panel: a New Seismic Resistant Framing System,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 140(2), 0401305, 2014 (posted online 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000814, Feb. 1, 2013).pdf icon

88. I. Ostanin, R. Ballarini, D. Potyondy and T. Dumitrica, “A Distinct Element Method for Large Scale Simulations of Carbon Nanotube Assemblies,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 61, pp. 762-782, 2013.pdf icon

2012 Publications

87. M. Liao and R. Ballarini, ” A Fracture Mechanics-Based Design Approach for Unbonded Concrete Overlay Pavements,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 138, No. 9, pp. 1195-2004, 2012.pdf icon

86. R. Piccinin, R. Ballarini and S. Cattaneo, “Pullout Capacity of Headed Anchors in Prestressed Concrete,” to appear in ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics.pdf icon

85. L.M. Hale, D.B. Zhang, X. Zhou, J.M. Zimmerman, N.R. Moody, T. Dumitrica, R. Ballarini and W.W. Gerberich, “Dislocation Morphology and Nucleation within Compressed Si Nanospheres: A Molecular Dynamics Study,” Computational Materials Science, Vol. 54, pp. 280-286, 2012. pdf icon

2011 Publications

84. L.M. Hale, X. Zhou, J.A. Zimmerman, N.R. Moody, R. Ballarini and W.W. Gerberich, “Phase Transformations, Dislocations and Hardening Behavior in Uniaxially Compressed Silicon Nanospheres,” Computational Materials Science, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pp. 1651-1660, 2011. pdf icon

83. R. Ballarini, S. Jost and M. Liao, “Distributed Damage Creates Flaw Tolerance,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, Issue 9, pp. 2004-2009, 2011. pdf icon

82. Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, P.E. Loya, P. Moloney, E. Barrera, B. I. Yakobson, J.M. Tour, R. Ballarini and J. Lou, “Interface Toughness of Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Composites,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 129-134, 2011. pdf icon

81. Z.L. Shen, H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and S.J. Eppell, “Viscoelastic Properties of Isolated Collagen Fibrils,” Biophysical Journal, Vol. 100, pp. 3008-3014, June 2011. pdf icon

80. Y. Tang and R. Ballarini, “Corrosion Mechanisms in Electrostrictive Thin Films,”Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 59, Issue 2, pp. 178-193, 2011 (published first online doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2010.11.002). pdf icon

79. A.R. Beaber, J.D. Nowak, O. Ugurlu, W. M. Mook, S.L. Girshick, R. Ballarini and W.W. Gerberich, “Smaller is Tougher,” Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 91, Issue 7-9, pp. 1179-1189, 2011 (first published June 25, 2010 (iFirst), doi:10.1080/14786435.2010.487474). pdf icon

78. R. Ballarini and P. Villaggio, “Elastic Stress Diffusion Around a Thin Corrugated Inclusion,” IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 76, Issue 4, pp. 633-641, 2011 (advanced access published January 7, 2011, pp. 1-9, doi:10.1093/imamat/hqx070). pdf icon