The ARO provides funding of a total of $500,000 for three years through its Solid Mechanics Program. The goal of the research is to create the theoretical and computational foundations necessary for nonlocal mechanical models to provide reliable and predictive simulations of dynamic fracture. Dynamic fracture is a complex problem involving multiple interacting cracks. Robert Lipton's research will be supported by a postdoctoral associate who is funded through the grant.
Robert Lipton joined the LSU math department in 2001 from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute where
he was professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Currently, he is the S.B Barton Professor of Mathematics.