Dr Inna M. Gitman

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr I Gitman

Lecturer

European and Year Abroad Tutor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
RC09 Mappin Mining Block
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 2227728
Fax: +44(0)114 2227890

email : i.gitman@sheffield.ac.uk


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 Areas

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).

Research Grants

  • 2009 Computational multi-scale modelling of mechanical stimulation of bone" funded by Wellcome Trust Value in People (principal investigator; with Dr Lang Yang and Prof. Harm Askes) Value: $68,301.

Teaching

Materials under stress, MEC102

Labs for MEC113 "Solids, Liquids and Gases"

Books

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

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
  • Gadoury PAH & Gitman I (2017) Hyperdimensional offsets and polynomial refinement and integration scheme for harmonic basis function finite elements. UKACM. Birmingham,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Askes H & Gitman IM (2010) Review and Critique of the Stress Gradient Elasticity Theories of Eringen and Aifantis. MECHANICS OF GENERALIZED CONTINU A, Vol. 21 (pp 203-+)
  • Askes H, Gitman IM & Bennett T (2009) Dynamic implementation of implicit gradient elasticity. Euromech Colloquium 510. Paris
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Askes H, Gitman IM & Bennett T (2007) Formulation and finite element implementation of dynamically consistent gradient elasticity. 15th UK National ACME conference. Glasgow
  • 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
  • Gitman IM, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2006) Multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle material. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (pp 97-107)
  • Gitman I (2006) Statistical Distributions in Modelling Soil Variability. 14th UK National ACME conference / 14th Irish National ISSEC conference (pp 147-150)
  • Gitman IM, Askes H & Sluys LJ (2005) Multi-scale modelling and representative volumes: linear-elasticity and softening. International Conference on Fracture. Turin
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Gitman IM, Askes H, Sluys LJ & Stroeven M (2003) Multiscale modelling of granular materials. COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES (pp 67-70)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Aifantis EC () Gradient elasticity for anisotropic materials. Advanced Problems in Mechanics, XXXVI International Summer School Conference. 2008
  • 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
  • Gitman I, Askes H & Sluys LJ () Size effect and Representative Volumes. ICOSSAR 2005 (pp 403-410). 2005
  • 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

Theses / Dissertations

  • Gitman I (2006) Representative Volume Element and Multi-scale Modelling of Quasi-brittle Materials.