Dr. Maute's research is concerned with computational mechanics and design optimization methods, focusing on fundamental problems in solid and fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He studies these computational approaches with applications to civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering problems. For the past 30 years, Dr. Maute worked on topology and shape optimization methods for a broad range of problems, in particular coupled multi-physics and multi-scale problems, such as fluid-structure interaction and chemo-mechanically coupling. Dr. Maute has developed stochastic prediction and design optimization methods for coupled multi-physics problems under uncertainty using high-fidelity models.
Adaptive topology optimization.
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: computer-aided optimal design of stressed solids and multidisciplinary systems.
ASEN 3112 - Structures
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Teaches Mechanics of Materials methods of stress and deformation analysis applicable to the design and verification of aircraft and space structures. It offers an introduction to matrix and finite element methods for truss structures, and to mechanical vibrations.
ASEN 5012 - Mechanics of Aerospace Structures
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
Applies fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics, theory of elasticity and energy methods to the analysis of structures. Recommended prerequisites: APPM 2360 and ASEN 2001 and ASEN 2003 and ASEN 3112 or equivalent or instructor consent required. Degree credit not granted for this course and MCEN 5023.
ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
MCEN 5023 - Solid Mechanics 1
Introduces stress, strain and motion of a continuous system. Discusses material derivative; fundamental laws of mass, momentum, energy and entropy; constitutive equations and applications to elasticand plastic materials. Degree credit not granted for this course and ASEN 5012.