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Ryan Alberdi

Ryan Alberdi


B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2013

Summary of Activities/Interests

Solid and Structural Mechanics:

  • Nonlinear solid mechanics
  • Theories of linear and nonlinear arbitrarily curved rods
  • Theories of linear and nonlinear beams with microstructure effects
  • Hyperelastic materials
  • Stability of periodic materials

Computational Mechanics:

  • Nonlinear finite element analysis
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Finite element implementation of linear and nonlinear solid and structural mechanics
  • Finite element formulations for nearly incompressible materials 


  • Metaheuristic optimization algorithms
  • Optimization of large steel frames
  • Connection topology optimization of steel moment frames
  • Topology optimization


  • Elastic wave propagation in periodic solids and lattices
  • Nonlinear tunable metamaterials