Dr. Willmert is presently involved in the large amplitude vibrational analysis of mechanical mechanisms and their optimal design. The analysis includes both material and geometric nonlinearities, and the results are displayed on a high resolution color workstation. New optimization techniques are being developed, based on optimality criterion methods, which are highly efficient when applied to large systems.
Specific Topics of Interest
- Computer-aided design of mechanical and structural systems
- Application of computer graphics in engineering analysis and design