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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Addis Kidane

Title: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Website: Dynamic Behavior & Multifunctional Materials Laboratory [DBMML]
Phone: 803-777-2502
Fax: 803-777-0106/0137
Office: 300 Main Street 
Room A132 
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island, 2009
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Defense Engineering College, Ethiopia, 2001

Selected Publications

  • B. Koohbor*, A. Kidane, W. LU, M. A. Sutton, Investigation of the Dynamic Stress-Strain Response of Compressible Polymeric Foam Using non-parametric analysis, Journal of Impact Engineering, 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.01.007 , 2016
  • S. Ravindran*, A. Tessema*, A. Kidane, Local deformation and failure mechanisms of polymer bonded energetic materials subjected to high strain rate loading" Journal Dynamic Behavior of Materials.  (DOI: 10.1007/s40870-016-0051-9), 2016
  • Zhou, B., Shazly, T., Ravindran*, S., Ferdous, J., Kidane, A., Sutton, M. A. Using Digital Image Correlation to Characterize Local Strains on Vascular Tissue Specimens. J. Vis. Exp. (2015), e53625, doi:10.3791/53625 (2015).
  • S. Mallon*, B. Koohbor*, A Kidane, A. P. Reynolds, On the effect of microstructure on the torsional response of AA7050T-7651 at elevated strain rates, Materials Science & Engineering A 639, 280–287, 2015.
  • B. Koohbor*, S. Mallon*, A. Kidane, A. Anand and V. Parameswaran, Through thickness elastic profile determination of functionally graded materials, Experimental Mechanics, 55,(8) 1427-1440, 2015
  • B. Koohbor*, S. Mallon*, A. Kidane, W Y Lu, The Deformation and Failure Response of Closed-Cell PMDI Foams Subjected to Dynamic Impact Loading, Polymer Testing, 44: 112–124, 2015.
  • B. Koohbor*, S. Ravindran*, A. Kidane, Meso-scale strain localization and failure response of an orthotropic woven glass-fiber reinforced composite, Composites Part B 78 308-318, 2015.
  • S. Mallon*, B. Koohbor*, A. Kidane, M. Sutton, Fracture behavior of prestressed composites subjected to shock loading: a DIC-based study, Experimental Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics 55: 211–225, 2015
  • B. Koohbor*, A. Kidane, S. Mallon*, Effect of elastic properties of material composition on the fracture response of transversely graded ceramic /metal material, Materials Science & Engineering A 619 (2014) 281–289
  • B. Koohbor*, S. Mallon*, A. Kidane, Michael Sutton , A DIC-based study of in-plane mechanical response and fracture of orthotropic carbon fiber reinforced composite, Composites: Part B: 66 (2014) 388–399
  • J. Yu* and A. Kidane, Modeling of Functionally Graded Materials Containing Multiple Heterogeneities, Acta Mechanica, 225,(7), 1931-1943, 2014.
  • A. Kidane, “On the Failure and Fracture of Polymer Foam Containing Discontinuities,” ISRN Materials Science, vol. 2013, Article ID 408596, 9 pages,doi:10.1155/2013/408596, 2013
  • J. Yu* and A. Kidane, Acoustic properties of composites containing multiple heterogeneities: micromechanics modeling, Int. J. Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics, 2 (4), 271 - 286 2013.

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