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Ed Akin
Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
e-mail:akin@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1964) Tennessee Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering
  • M.S. (1966) Tennessee Technological University Engineering Mechanics
  • Ph.D. (1968) Virginia Polytechnic Institute Engineering Mechanics
 
Primary Department
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Academic Advising
  • Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
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    Websites
     Computer Aided Design Course
     Finite Element Theory Course
     
    Research Areas
     Adaptive finite element analysis, Computer Aided Design, Computational Mechanics
     
    Teaching Areas
     Computer Aided Design, Computational Mechanics
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     JSME Summer Meeting
     
     Refereed articles
     

    J.E. Akin and R.N. Dove, Angola Cameia Casing Settlement Calculation, SPE J. Drilling and Completion, submitted Nov. 2014.

     
     

    J.E. Akin, M.L. Guertin, “The Application of Finite Element Methods to Aeroelastic Lifting Surface Flutter”, submitted to J. Fluids and Structures, August, 2015.

     
     

    J.E. Akin, S. Motaghian, M. Mofid "On the Free Vibration of Non-uniform Beam with General Boundary Condition, Resting on Variable Elastic Foundation." ACTA Mechanica (January 2016) Submitted

     
     

    J.E. Akin, S. Motaghian, M. Mofid "On the Free Vibration of Thin Circular Plates Resting on an Elastic Foundation with Variable Modulus." Engineering Mechanics (January 2016) Submitted

     
     

    M. A. Foyouzat, M. Mofid , J. E. Akin "On the dynamic response of beams on elastic foundations with variable modulus." Acta Mechanica, 227 (February 2016) : 549-564.In Press

     
     

    J.E. Akin, Automated Torsional Stress of Multicell Thin-Wall Members, J. of Computers and Structures, submitted Nov. 2014.

     
     

    J.E. Akin and G. Baskici, “Mass Entrainment from Eight Non-circular Nozzles”, J. Engineering Computations, submitted Nov. 2014.

     
     

    J.E. Akin and X. Gan, Second Derivative Recovery in a Nonlocal Damage Mechanics Model, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 70-71, 27-35, April 2013.

     
     

    J.E. Akin and X. Gan, “Super-convergent second derivative recovery technique and its application in a nonlocal damage mechanics model”, J. Computers and Structures, 135, 118-127, April 2014.

     
     

    J.E. Akin and X. Gan, Super-convergent second derivative recovery technique for lower-order strain gradient plasticity, J. of Computers and Structures, submitted Jun., 2013.

     
     

    X. Gan and J.E. Akin "Super-convergent Second Derivative Recovery Technique and its Application in a Nonlocal Damage Mechanics Model." Computers & Structures (2013) Submitted

     
     

    X. Gan and J.E. Akin "Super-convergent Second Derivative Recovery Technique for Lower-order Strain Gradient Plasticity." Computers & Structures (2013/June) Submitted

     
     

    X. Gan, and J.E. Akin "Second Derivative Recovery in a Nonlocal Damage Mechanics Model." Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (2013/April) : 70-71,27-35.

     
     

    M.L. Guertin and J.E. Akin "Application of Finite Element Methods to Aeroelastic Lifting Surface Flutter." Journal of Aircraft (2012/September) Submitted

     
     

    S. Motaghian, M. Mofid and J. E. Akin "On the Free Vibration Response of Rectangular Plates, Partially Supported on Elastic Foundation." Applied Mathematical Modeling, 36, 9 (2012/September) : 4473-4482.

     
     

    Akin, J.E., Tezduyar, T.E., Ungor, M. "Computation of Flow Problems with the Mixed Interface Tracking/Interface Capturing Technique." Computers and Fluids (2005) : 18.In Press

     
     

    Akin, J.E., Tezduyar, T.E., Ungor, M. "Stabilization Parameters and Smagorinsky Turbulence Model." Journal of Applied Mechanics, 70 (2003/Janua) : 1-8.

     
     

    J.E. Akin, Singh, M. "Object-Oriented P-Adaptive Finite Element System." Advances in Engineering Software, 33 (2002) : 461-468.

     
     Articles
     

    J.E. Akin "Anisotropic Conduction Ranges of Nanotube Composites." Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: ApplicationsSubmitted

     
     

    J.E. Akin "Computational Modeling of Thermal Interfaces of Nanofiber Composites."  (May 2009)

     
     

    J.E. Akin, M. Esteva, P.D. Spanos "Determination of Elastic and Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites by Fiber Embedment in Finite Elements."  (May 2009)

     
     COMPUTERS & FLUIDS 36 (1): 2-11 JAN 2007
     
     J.E. Akin and C. Jefferson, "Second Derivative Patch Recovery Techniques" J. Engineering Computations, Dec. 2006
     
     J.E. Akin and E. Neyer, "Combining a Case Solver with Solid Modeling", Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Nov. 2006
     
     Books
     

    Ed Akin "Finite Element Concepts via SolidWorks."  (2010) : 335.

     
     

    "CosmosWorks Displayed: Theory and Applications." e-book (2008) : 303 pages.

     
     

    J. E. Akin "Finite Element Analysis with Error Estimators."  (2005 August) : 447.

     
     

    J. E. Akin "Object-Oriented Programming Via Fortan 90."  (2003) : 348.

     
     

    J.E. Akin "Object-Oriented Programming Via Fortran 90."  (2002) : 348.In Press

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    X. Gan and J.E. Akin “Non-local Damage Mechanics via Element Laplacian Recovery”, Conf. Advances in Computational Mechanics, San Diego, February 2013.

     
     Conference papers
     

    J.E. Akin, X. Gan "Low-cycle Fatigue Life Estimation of a Subsurface Safety Valve ." 

     
     

    J.E. Akin, T.E. Tezduyar, Ungor, M. "Stabilization Parameters Computed from Quadratic and Cubic Elements." Proceedings, Sixth Japan-US International Symposium on Flow Modeling (May 2002) : 8.

     
     

    J.E. Akin, Ungor, M., T.E. Tezduyar, Mittal, S. "Stabilization and Turbulence Treatments in Incompressible Flows." World Congress of Computational Mechanics (July, 2002) : 8.

     
     Other
     

    Akin, J.E., Arjona-Baez, J. "Enhancements in Topological Optimization Algorithms." Engineering Computations, 18 (2001) : 663-675.

     
     

    Akin, J.E., Bass, J. "Modelling of Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. and Engr., 191 (2001) : 515-524.

     
     

    Akin, J.E., Tezduyar, T.E., Ungor, M. "Stabilization Parameters Computed from Quadratic and Cubic Elements." Sixth Japan-US International Symposium on Flow Simulation and Modeling (May 2002)

     
     

    Akin, J.E., Tezduyar, T.E., Ungor, M., Mittal, S. "Stabilization Parameters and Smagorinsky Turbulence Model." Journal of Applied Mechanics (2002)

     
     

    Mofid, M., Shadnam, M.R., Akin, J.E. "On the Dynamic Response of a Rectangular Plate with a Moving Mass." Journal of Thin Walled Structures, 39 (2001) : 797-806.

     
     

    Akin, J.E. and Bass, J. "Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." Computer Methods in Engineering and Applied Mechanics

     
     

    Akin, J.E., and Bass, J. "Computational Modelling of Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." Proceedings, U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (August, 1999)

     
     

    Akin, J.E., and Singh, M., "Object-Oriented Fortran 90 P-Adaptive Finite Element Method." Developments in Engineering Computational Technology, (Ed. B.H.V. Topping) (September 2000) : pp. 141-149.

     
     

    Akin, J. E., Dove, N. R., Smith, S. K., and Smith, L. M. "Asymmetric Nozzle Hydraulics Improve Bit Performance." Oil and Gas Journal, 97 (19) (May 1999) : 59-64.

     
     

    Akin, J. E., Dove, N. R., Smith, S. K., and Smith, L. M. "Review of Drilling Performance of Fluted Nozzles." CADE/CAODC Drilling Conf (1999)

     
     

    Akin, J. E., Stephens, D. R. "Nodally Exact Soultions for an Axially Loaded Beam on a Foundation." Proceedings: Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications (1999)

     
     

    J. E. Akin "Object-Oriented Programming Via Fortran 90." Engineering Computations, 16 (1) (1999) : 26-48.

     
     

    Akin, J. E. "Object-Oriented Programing Via Fortran 90." Engineering Computations (accepted August 1998)

     
     

    Akin, J. E., Smith, L. M., Besson, A., Keene, H. Shouman, A., and Delwiche, R. "Applications and Limitations of Advanced Steel Body PDC Bit Technology." SPE Annual Technical Conference, SPE 49256 (September 1998)

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    Presenter.  "Incompressible Flow Stabilization and Turbulance Treatments." World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna. (July 2002) With T. Tezduyar, M. Ungor, S. Mittal

     
     

    Presenter.  "Stabilization Parameters for Higher Order Elements." Japan-US Symposium of Flow Simulation, Tokyo. (May 2002) With T. Tezduyar, M. Ungor

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Computations with the Mixed Interface Tracking/Interface Capturing Technique." Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Meeting, Tokyo, Japan. (September 2005) With Tezduyar, T.E., Ungor, M.

     
     

    "Stabilization Parameters for Linear to Cubic Elements." US Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM. (July 27-31, 2003) With T. Tezduyar, M. Ungor

     
     Other
     

    "Effect of Patch Selection on Recovered (With Effect of Patch Selection on Recovered Second Derivatives Accuracy." U.S. Nat. Cong. Computational Mechanics, Detroit MI. (August, 2001) With Jefferson, C.

     
     

    "Computational Modelling of Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, (August, 1999) With J. Bass

     
     

    "Modelling of Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." Fifth US-Japan Symposium on Flow Simulation and Modeling Rice University, Houston, TX. (March 29-31, 2000)

     
     

    "Object-Oriented Fortran 90 P-Adaptive Finite Element Method." Developments in Engineering Computational Technology, (Ed. B.H.V. Topping), Edinburgh. (September 2000) With M. Singh

     
     

    "Second Derivative Patch Recovery Techniques ." National Science Foundation regional conference on Superconvergence in Finite Element Methods, Texas Tech University. (May 2000) With Invited Keynote Lecture

     
     

    "Superconvergent Patch Second Derivative Recovery." Finite Elements in Flow Problems 2000 TICAM, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. (April 30 - May 4, 2000)

     
     

    "Computational Modelling of Asymmetric Turbulent Jet Flows." U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanic, Boulder, Co. (August 1999) With Bass, J.

     
     

    "An RP-Adaptive Finite Element Analysis System." Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austin, Texas. (January 1998)

     
     

    "Asymmetric Nozzle Hydraulics." Pemex Engineering Division, Reynosa, Mexico. (December, 1998)

     
     

    "Object Oriented Programming via Fortran 90." U.S. Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Minneapolis, Minn.. (June, 1998)

     
     

    "Object Oriented Programming via Fortran 90." Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austin, Texas. (March 1998)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Engineering Computations . Emerald. (2009 - 2009)

     Editorial Board, Engineering Computations. MCB University Press. (2001 - 2001)

     Editorial Board, Engineering Computations. MCB University Press, UK. (1999 - 1999)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Engineering Computations. Emerald. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Engineering Computations. MCB University Publications. (2002 - 2002)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Mehmet Ungor, PhD Modeling Interfaces Between Multiple Fluids. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Wenyuan Li, MS-Thesis “On the Crack Face Boundary Conditions in Electromechanical Fracture and An Experimental Protocol for Determining Energy Release Rates”. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Pooya Ghaderi, Doctor of Philosophy Frequency domain analysis of linear and nonlinear structures with applcations to impact force identification and micro-resonator design. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Gokhan Baskici, MS A Computational Analysis of Novel Non-circular Nozzles. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Nikolay Kostov, Doctor of Philosophy Space-Time Fluid-Structure Interaction Computation of Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Mehmet Kirmizi, Master of Science Modeling and Analysis of an In-line Pump Jet Thruster for Swimming . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kenneth Montel, Master of Science Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of MAV Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Matthew Roode, Doctor of Philosophy Low Reynolds Number Gaseous Mixing with Applications to Carbon Nanotube Production. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Yuhao Gong, Master of Science TBA. (2018) (Thesis Director)

     Yu Liu, PhD High fidelity numerical study of nonlinear impact wave propagation: methods, analysis, and applications. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Who's Who in Computational Science and Engineering, (January 2005)

     Who's Who in Computational Science and Engineering, (2003)

     Reviewer, Applied Acoustics Journal

     Reviewer, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, & Control

     Reviewer, Computer & Structures Journal

     Reviewer, Engineering Computation Journal

     Reviewer, Advances in Engineering Software Journal