Professor Rade Vignjevic joined Brunel from Cranfield University, where he was Head of the Applied Mechanics and Astronautics Department. His area of technical expertise includes nonlinear transient finite element method, SPH, impact mechanics, crashworthiness and structural integrity. Together with his research team, they have achieved international recognition for work on modelling the transient response of materials and structures, specifically meshless methods; impact and crashworthiness of aerospace structures; and shock waves and damage in metals and composites.
Theme Leader for Structural Integrity, Brunel University, London
Previously: Head of the Applied Mechanics and Astronautics Department – Cranfield University; Head Crashworthiness, Impact and Structural Mechanics Group – Cranfield University
Newest selected publications
Hughes, K., Vignjevic, R., De Vuyst, T., Campbell, J., Djordjevic, N., Gulavani, O. and (2018) 'Transferring momentum: Novel drop protection concept for mobile devices'. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 117. pp. 85 - 101. ISSN: 0734-743X Open Access Linket al.
Djordjevic, N., Vignjevic, R., Kiely, L., Case, S., De Vuyst, T., Campbell, J. and (2018) 'Modelling of shock waves in fcc and bcc metals using a combined continuum and dislocation kinetic approach'. International Journal of Plasticity, 105 (June 2018). pp. 211 - 224. ISSN: 0749-6419 Open Access Linket al.
Vignjevic, R., Djordjevic, N., De Vuyst, T. and Gemkov, S. (2018) 'Modelling of Strain Softening Materials Based on Equivalent Damage Force'. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 335 (June 2018). pp. 52 - 68. ISSN: 0045-7825 Open Access Link
Djordjevic, N., Vignjevic, R., De Vuyst, T., Gemkow, S., Campbell, J. and Hughes, K. (2017) 'Localization and damage induced softening using finite element and Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic methods'. Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics, 11 (2). pp. 120 - 129. ISSN: 1820-6530
Vuyst, TD., Vignjevic, R., Campbell, JC., Klavzar, A. and Seidl, M. (2017) 'A Study of the effect of aspect ratio on fragmentation of explosively driven cylinders'.14th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS). Univ Kent, Canterbury Campus, Canterbury, ENGLAND. 18 - 28 April. Elsevier BV. pp. 194 - 201. ISSN: 1877-7058 Open Access Link