Contact Information:

UIC Civil and Materials Engineering, 2095 Engineering Research Facility, 842 W. Taylor Street (M/C 246), Chicago, Illinois 60607-7023

Office: 3087 ERF

Lab: Computational Mechanics 

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Civil Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan

B.S. Civil Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan

Image-based computational methods for biomedical applications.

Multiscale material modeling.

Advanced numerical methods, including meshfree methods, collocation methods, and generalized finite element methods.

Large deformation and contact mechanics.

Fragment and impact simulations.

The ICACM Young Investigator Award, 2013

UIC College of Engineering Advising Award 2014

Journal Publications:

  1. Chi, S.W. and Lin, S.P., Meshfree analysis with the aid of NURBS boundary, Computational Mechanics, 2016. 58(3):p. 371-389.
  2. Wu, C.T., Chi, S.W., Koishi, M., and Wu, Y., Strain gradient stabilization with dual stress points for the meshfree nodal integration method in inelastic analyses, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2016. 107(1):p. 3-30.
  3. Boyce, B.L. et al., Document The second Sandia Fracture Challenge: predictions of ductile failure under quasi-static and moderate-rate dynamic loading, International Journal of Fracture, 2016. 198(1-2): p. 5-100.
  4. Chi, S.W., Lee, C.H., Chen, J.S., and Guan, P.C., A level set enhanced natural kernel contact algorithm for impact and penetration modeling, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2015. 102(3-4):p. 839-866.
  5. Hillman, M., Chen, J.S., and Chi, S.W.,Stabilized and Variationally Consistent Nodal Integration for Meshfree Modeling of Impact Problems, Computational Particle Mechanics, 2014. 1(3): p.245-256.
  6. Chi, S.W., Chen, J.S., and Hu, H.Y.,A weighted collocation on the strong form with mixed radial basis approximations for incompressible linear elasticity, Computational Mechanics, 2014. 53(2): p. 309-324.
  7. Boyce, B.L. et al.,The Sandia Fracture challenge: blind round robin predictions of ductile tearing, International Journal of Fracture, 2014. 186: p. 5-68.
  8. Chi, S.W., Chen, J.S., Hu, H.Y., and Yang, J.P.,A Gradient Reproducing Kernel Collocation Method for Boundary Value problems, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2013. 93(13): p. 1381-1402.
  9. Chi, S.W., Chen, J.S., Hu, H.Y., Luo, H., and Wang, L.,Dispersion and Stability Properties of Radial Basis Collocation Method for Elastodynamics, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 2013, 29(3): p. 818-842.
  10. Hodgson, J., Chi, S.W., Yang, J.P., Chen, J.S., Edgerton, and Sinha, S.,Finite Element Modeling of Passive Material Influence on the Deformation and Force Output of Skeletal Muscle. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012. 9: p. 163-183.
  11. Chen, J.S., Chi, S.W., and Hu, H.Y.,Recent Developments in Stabilized Galerkin and Collocation Meshfree Methods. Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 2011. 18: p. 3-21.
  12. Guan, P.C., Chi, S.W., Chen, J.S., Slawson, T.R., and Roth, M.J.,Semi-Lagrangian reproducing kernel particle method for fragment-impact problems, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 2011. 38: p. 1033-1047.
  13. Hu, H.Y., Chen, J.S., and Chi, S.W.,Perturbation and stability analysis of strong form collocation with reproducing kernel approximation, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2011. 88(2): p. 157-179.
  14. Chi, S.W., Hodgson, J., Chen, J.S., Edgerton, R., Shin, D., Roiz, R., and Sinha, S.,Finite element modeling reveals complex strain mechanics in the aponeuroses of contracting skeletal muscle. Journal of Biomechanics, 2010. 43(7): p. 1243-1250.
  15. Chen, J.S., Wang, L., Hu, H.Y., and Chi, S.W.,Subdomain radial basis collocation method for heterogeneous media. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2009. 80(2): p. 163-190.

Book Chapters:

  1. Chen, J.S., Guan, P.C., Chi, S.W., Ren, X., Roth, M.J., Slawson, T.R., Alsale, M.,Multiscale Semi-Lagrangian Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for Modeling Damage Evolution in Geomaterials, Advances in Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, [Eds. S. Bonelli, C. Dascalu, F. Nicot], Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 2011. 11: p. 179-185.
  2. Yang, J.P., Chi, S.W., and Chen, J.S., “Image-Based Multiscale Modeling of Porous Bone Materials”, in Multiscale simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials, [Eds. S. Li and D. Qian], Wiley, pp. 377-401, 2013.

Technical Report and Other Publications:

  1. Chen, J.S., Hillman, M., Rüter, M., Hu, H.Y., and Chi, S.W., The Role of Quadrature in Meshfree Methods: Variational Consistency in Galerkin Weak Form and Collocation in Strong Form, IACM Expressions 34, p. 11-18, January 2014.
  2. Chi, S.W., Lee, C.H., Chen, J.S., Roth, M.J., and Slawson, T.R., Nonlinear Meshfree Analysis Program (NMAP) Version 1.0 (User’s Manual), ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURES LAB, ERDC/GSL-TR-12-36, December 2012.
  3. Chen, J.S., Chi, S.W., Lee, C.H., Lin, S.P., Marodon, C., and Roth, M.J., A Multi-Scale Meshfree Approach for Modeling Fragment Penetration into Ultra High Strength Concrete, Technical Report, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, March, 2011.