Dr Inna M. Gitman

BSc, MSc, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer

ERASMUS and Year Abroad Coordinator

Programme Director of “Mechanical Engineering with a Semester in China”

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i.gitman@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7728

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Dr Inna M. Gitman
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Dr Inna Gitman graduated from Perm State Technical University (Russia) in 2002; where she studied Mathematical Modelling of Systems and Processes. She was awarded her PhD in Civil Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) in 2006.

The topic was representative volume and multi-scale modelling in quasi-brittle materials. After several postdoctoral jobs (on stochastic characterisation and reliability of saturated soils at the University of Manchester and finite elements for gradient elasticity and computational multi-scale modelling of mechanical stimulation of bone at the University of Sheffield) Dr Gitman joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a lecturer in 2009.

Research interests

My main research interests are the modelling of solid and bio-materials. My work is mostly computational. The three main themes are Mechanics of Materials, Bio-Mechanics and Statistical & Stochastic Analysis.

Mechanics of Materials:

  • Analysis of the materials behaviour within a multi-scale modelling framework using the homogenisation of Representative Volume Elements (in collaboration with Prof. Bert Sluys of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and Prof. Harm Askes of the University of Sheffield).
  • Analysis and implementation of gradient-enriched continuum theories that can be used to capture a range of microstructure-driven phenomena such as wave dispersion, size effects and strain localisation (in collaboration with Prof. Elias Aifantis of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Prof. Harm Askes, and Dr Terry Bennett of the University of Sheffield).

Bio-Mechanics

  • Analysis of the behaviour of the bone subjected to osteoporosis (in collaboration with Prof. Tim Skerry, Dr Eugene McCloskey and Dr Lang Yang).
  • Modelling of bone as anisotropic continua (in collaboration with Prof. Harm Askes of the University of Sheffield, Dr Ellen Kuhl of the Stanford University, USA and Prof. Elias Aifantis of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

Statistical & Stochastic analysis

  • Statistical analysis and stochastic characterisation of saturated soil (in collaboration with Prof. Michael A. Hicks of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands).
  • Stochastic stability analysis (in collaboration with Prof. Mikhail B. Gitman of Perm State Technical University).
Publications

Books

  • Gitman IM (2006) Representative volumes and multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle materials. Technische Universiteit Delft. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gadoury PAH, Gitman I, Smith AI & Scaife R (2017) Recovery of 3d anisotropy data from ct scans of 3d woven composites by principal component analysis. CANCOM2017 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gadoury PAH & Gitman I (2017) Hyperdimensional offsets and polynomial refinement and integration scheme for harmonic basis function finite elements. UKACM. Birmingham, RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou I, Hodzic A & Gitman I (2014) Numerical investigation of effective thermo-mechanical properties in short fibre composites. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mulyadi , Gitman I, Pinna C & Soutis C (2014) Modelling interaction effect of nanosilica particles on nanosilica/epoxy composite stiffness. 16th European Conference of Composite Materials. Seville, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou I, Hodzic A, Soutis C, Gitman I & Al-Maadeed MA (2012) Numerical characterisation on random glass fibre composite material. 15th European conference on composite materials. Venice, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Askes H & Gitman IM (2010) Review and Critique of the Stress Gradient Elasticity Theories of Eringen and Aifantis (pp 203-210) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Askes H, Gitman IM & Bennett T (2009) Dynamic implementation of implicit gradient elasticity. Euromech Colloquium 510. Paris RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Bennett T & Askes H (2008) Dispersive propagation of body waves modelled with gradient elasticity. 16th UK National ACME conference (pp 122-125). Newcastle University RIS download Bibtex download
  • Askes H, Gitman IM & Bennett T (2007) Formulation and finite element implementation of dynamically consistent gradient elasticity. 15th UK National ACME conference. Glasgow RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman IM, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2007) A coupled-volume approach to the multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle materials. THERMEC 2006, Pts 1-5, Vol. 539-543 (pp 2582-2587) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I (2006) Statistical Distributions in Modelling Soil Variability. 14th UK National ACME conference / 14th Irish National ISSEC conference (pp 147-150) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2006) Multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle material. Euro-C 2006, Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (pp 97-107). Leiden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman IM, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2006) Multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle material. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (pp 97-107) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman IM, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2005) Multi-scale modelling and representative volumes: linear-elasticity and softening. International Conference on Fracture. Turin RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2004) Representative Volume Size as a Macroscopic Length Scale Parameter. Ia-FraMCos, Fifth international conference on fracture mechanics of concrete and concrete structures, Vol. 1 (pp 483-491) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H, Sluys LJ & Stroeven M (2003) Multiscale modelling of granular materials. Euro-C 2003, Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (pp 67-70). Rotterdam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman MB, Gitman I & Askes H (2003) On the stochastic stability of deformation processes. Ninth International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (pp 291-295). San Francisco, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman IM, Askes H, Sluys LJ & Stroeven M (2003) Multiscale modelling of granular materials. COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES (pp 67-70) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aristov SN & Gitman I (2000) The stability analysis of the sticky incompressible liquid motion near the stagnation point. Actual Problems in Mechanics, XXVIII Summer School (pp 342-346). St. Petersburg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Aifantis EC () Gradient elasticity for anisotropic materials. Advanced Problems in Mechanics, XXXVI International Summer School Conference. 2008 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I & Askes H () Higher-order homogenisation methods for continua with internal length and internal time. 10th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (pp 129-135). 2007 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Sluys LJ () Size effect and Representative Volumes. ICOSSAR 2005 (pp 403-410). 2005 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gitman I, Askes H, Sluys LJ & Lloberas Valls O () The concept of Representative Volume for elastic, hardening and softening materials. Advanced Problems in Mechanics, XXXII International Summer School Conference (pp 180-184). 2004 RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Gitman I (2006) Representative Volume Element and Multi-scale Modelling of Quasi-brittle Materials. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Current and completed PhD students

  • Ruixuan Tu: “Methodology to estimate macroscopic strength properties of a material based on a microstructural and microdamage analysis”
  • Sinan Eraslan: “Wave propagation in elasto-electromagnetic materials”
  • Zakaria Alshkmak: “Patient-specific tools evaluating teeth decay”
  • Pascal Gadoury: “Optimal design and manufacturing of orthotropic structures”
  • Yilang Song (successfully completed in 2015): “The influence of random microstructure on wave propagation through heterogeneous media”
  • Ioannis Ioannou (successfully completed in 2014): “A Study on the Numerical Characterisation of Short Fibre Composites”
Grants
  • 2019: “Modelling size-dependent electro-magneto-mechanical coupling”, funded by Royal Society, International Exchanges Cost Share Programme with the National Natural Science Foundation of China, £9,120 (co-investigator).
  • 2018: “Setting the Verification Standard for Adhesion Forecasting Case Studies: Stagecoach Supertram and Arriva Rail North”, funded by Railway Safety and Standards Board, £54,148 (co-investigator).
  • 2018: “AFP Curvilinear Variable Stiffness Laminate Optimisation”, funded by AMRC (UK) & NRC (Canada) £68,544 & C$100,000 (co-investigator).
  • 2017: “FRAMED – Fracture across Scales and Materials, Processes and Disciplines”, funded by EC Horizon 2020, €900,000 (co-investigator).
  • 2011: “Adaptive Gradient Elasticity and Mechanical Stimulation in Bone Remodelling”, funded by EPSRC, £123,199 (principal investigator).
  • 2010: “The influence of microstructure on wave and front propagation through heterogeneous media”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, £228,721 (co-investigator).
  • 2009: “Computational multi-scale modelling of mechanical stimulation of bone”, funded by the Wellcome Trust, £68,301 (principal investigator).
Teaching activities
  • Materials under stress, MEC102
  • Solid Biomechanics, MEC6430 and MEC325