Welcome to the Computational Geomechanics Lab at Clemson University! Our research focuses on modeling and predicting material behavior and system response under complex and extreme environment through efficient and accurate numerical models, ranging from granular scale all the way to field scale. In particular, we are interested in failure and instability problems in geomaterials and metals, multiscale and multiphysics problems in porous medium, high-performance computing environment development in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics.

Examples of current research interest include:

See Research and Publication for more details on recent research projects and published papers.

If you are interested in our research or have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Qiushi Chen (qiushi@clemson.edu). Prospective graduate students, visiting scholar or undergraduate students interested in geomechanics are also welcome to contact Dr. Chen.