Timothy Truster joined the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in fall 2013. During his graduate studies at the University of Illinois, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a best poster award from the United States Association for Computational Mechanics. Truster’s area of specialization is Structures with an emphasis on the development of computational techniques for the modeling of advanced materials. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee.
Composite material modeling
High performance computing
PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
MS in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
BS in Civil Engineering, University of Dayton, 2008
Truster T.J., "On interface element insertion into three-dimensional meshes," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 153 (2016) 171–174.
Truster T.J., Masud A., "A discontinuous Galerkin method for frictional interface dynamics," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2015; Submitted.
Truster T.J., "A stabilized, symmetric Nitsche method for spatially localized plasticity," Computational Mechanics, 57 (2016) 75–103.
Truster T.J., Chen P., Masud A., "On the algorithmic and implementational aspects of a discontinuous Galerkin method at finite strains," Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 70 (2015) 1266-1289.
Truster T.J., Chen P., Masud A., "Finite strain primal interface formulation with consistently evolving stabilization," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 102 (2015) 278-315.
Hlepas G., Truster T.J., Masud A., "A heterogeneous modeling method for porous media flows," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 75 (2014) 487-518.
Truster T.J., Masud A., "Primal interface formulation for coupling multiple PDE: A consistent derivation through the variational multiscale method," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 268 (2014) 194-224.
Masud A., Truster T.J., "A framework for residual-based stabilization of incompressible finite elasticity: Stabilized formulations and F-bar methods for linear triangles and tetrahedra," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 267 (2013) 359-399.
Truster T.J., Eriten M., Polycarpou A.A., Bergman L.A., Masud A., "Stabilized interface methods for mechanical joints: Physics-based models and variationally consistent embedding," International Journal of Solids and Structures 50 (2013) 2132-2150.
Truster T.J., Masud A., "A discontinuous/continuous Galerkin method for modeling of interphase damage in fibrous composite systems," Computational Mechanics 52 (2013) 499-514.
Masud A., Truster T.J., Bergman L.A., "Unified formulation for interface coupling and frictional contact modeling with embedded error estimation," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 92 (2012) 141-177.
Masud A., Truster T.J., Bergman L.A., "A variational multiscale a-posteriori error estimation method for mixed-form of nearly incompressible elasticity," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 200 (2011) 3453-3481.