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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

Hetey, L., Campbell, J. and Vignjevic, R. (2015) 'Advisory system development for reliable FEM modelling in aerospace'. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, 87 (1). pp. 11 - 18. ISSN: 0002-2667

Journal article

Vignjevic, R., Hughes, K., De Vuyst, T., Djordjevic, N., Campbell, JC., Stojkovic, M., et al. (2014) 'Lagrangian analysis led design of a shock recovery plate impact experiment'. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 77. pp. 16 - 29. ISSN: 0734-743X Open Access Link

Journal article

Hughes, K., Vignjevic, R. and Corcoran, F. (2014) 'Using ANSYS LS-DYNA for Simulation led design of tablet protective covers'.1st CADFEM Ireland Users’ Meeting & ANSYS Regional Conference. Engineers Ireland, Dublin. 11 - 12 September CADFEM Ireland Ltd.

Conference paper

Vignjevic, R., Djordjevic, N., Gemkow, S., De Vuyst, T. and Campbell, J. (2014) 'SPH as a nonlocal regularisation method: Solution for instabilities due to strain-softening'. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 277. pp. 281 - 304.Open Access Link

Journal article

Appleby-Thomas, GJ., Hameed, A., Vignjevic, R., Hazell, PJ., Painter, J. and Cademartori, S. (2014) 'On the dynamic tensile strength of Zirconium'. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISSN: 1742-6588 Open Access Link

Conference paper
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